In several published studies conducted by U.S. plastic surgeon Bruce M. Freedman, MD, FACS, author of over 40 publications in medical journals and textbooks, the HydraFacial® hydradermabrasion technology was clinically proven to be effective for facial rejuvenation. In particular, Dr. Freedman studied polyphenolic antioxidant levels within the skin and how hydra-dermabrasion compares to other skin rejuvenation procedures.
Polyphenolic compounds have been associated with skin photoprotection and anti-aging properties. After Hydrafacial skin polyphenolic antioxidant levels were increased by 30%. However, manually applying the same antioxidants to skin did not result in an increase level of polyphenolic antioxidants that was considered significant. ‡
‡ Freedman, B.M. (2009) Topical antioxidant application enhances the effects of facial microdermabrasion, Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 20:2,82 — 87