What Is A Hydrafacial?

The Hydrafacial procedure is a gentle, non-surgical medical-grade process that removes the outer layer of dead or damaged skin. Unlike microdermabrasion, the Hydrafacial uses a special “vortex” tip instead of crystals. The Hydrafacial is a three-part process of cleansing, exfoliating, and infusing skin with intensive serums customized to your skin type. By the end of the treatment, your skin will be rejuvenated with a plump and glowing texture.

What Are The Benefits of A Hydrafacial?

  • Extraction: In Utah, a Hydrafacial procedure can remove blackheads, whiteheads, congested pores, and other impurities caused by pollution
  • Wrinkles: A Hydrafacial decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Radiance: The treatment improves uneven skin tone and revives dull complexions
  • Sun Damage: If you live in Utah, a Hydrafacial is a great way to deal with hyperpigmentation, brown spots, and other effects of sun damage
  • Texture: Your skin will be softer and firmer with fewer dry patches
  • Skin Firmness: The procedure will increase elasticity and reduce puffiness
  • Acne: Hydrafacials cleanse the skin to reduce acne
  • Collagen: Hydrafacials stimulate collagen to reduce signs of aging

What Is The Procedure for a Hydrafacial?

The Hydrafacial is a three-part process that takes about 30 to 50 minutes:

  • First, the special device cleanses the skin and performs a very light peel by applying salicylic or glycolic acid with the brush-like applicator. The light massage will increase the flow of oxygen and detoxify your skin of impurities.
  • Then pores are painlessly unclogged with the Vortex Extraction Nozzle, which works like a tiny vacuum that removes dirt. Right after the exfoliation, the nozzle will deliver moisturizers, so there is no discomfort or dryness.
  • Finally, powerful serums, peptides, and antioxidants are delivered to the skin. The combination depends on your needs and your skin type. 

By the end of your treatment, your skin will feel soft and moisturized. The treatment is completely pain-free.

Who Can Benefit From a Hydrafacial?

Almost anyone can benefit from a Hydrafacial. A qualified aesthetician will assess the specific needs of your skin type as well as your own goals. Hydrafacials are especially useful when dealing with very dry or very oily skin, sun damage, blemishes or scars, acne, or fine lines. In Utah, Hydrafacials are great for dealing with sun damage and dry skin on the face, neck, or decolletage. The procedure can be performed on clients of any age or gender, with virtually any skin type. However, the Hydrafacial procedure isn’t always advisable if you have active rashes, sunburns, or are pregnant, so you should consult your doctor or aesthetician first.


What Kind of Results Can I Expect? 

Hydrafacials provide relatively consistent results. The procedure plumps up the skin, even the appearance of skin tone, improving overall radiance. Your clinician can adapt the serums used to address any special skin concerns you might have. After the procedure, you might have some slight redness, but that should dissipate very quickly.

Hydrafacial FAQ

For most clients, Hydrafacial results last at least a week or two, but this can depend on the condition of your skin and the serums used. Hydrafacials that use LED lights or peels can result in long-lasting improvements.

The procedure can be used to create glowy skin for a special occasion or regularly (every 2 to 8 weeks) to improve your skin's overall texture and appearance.

Start avoiding excessive sun exposure and using any type of retinol (Retin-A, Tretinoin, Differin, Avita) at least 2-3 days before your treatment.

Unlike many other types of skin procedures, the downtime after a Hydrafacial is minimal. If necessary, your aesthetician will specify a post-care regimen of moisturizers. You should always wear sunscreen when going outside. If your skin is sensitive, you might also want to wait at least 24 hours before applying any makeup or other skincare.

A Salt Lake City Hydrafacial can cost anywhere from $150 to $300, depending on what serums and other procedures are added. While this is slightly more than the average dermabrasion treatment, it is far more convenient.

Whether you’re looking to treat specific skin issues or simply want to treat yourself, a Hydrafacial procedure is a great way to get glowing skin and reduce signs of aging. And The Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah is the Salt Lake City Hydrafacial specialist, so contact us to schedule a Hydrafacial appointment today!


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