The HydraFacial is a deep-cleansing and exfoliating facial treatment and has been hailed as a big advancement on the traditional microdermabrasion. It can treat acne, pigmentation problems, scarring and target many of the signs of ageing, producing a much brighter, more hydrated complexion.
The combination of specially formulated serums and the vacuum-based skin abrasion tip is what makes this facial so unique. If you would like to know more about our HydraFacial treatment, give our London clinic a call.
Hydrafacial £160. Course of 3 is £420 & a course of 6 is £800 (add ons e.g derma builder, accent or light fusion are an additional £40)
The Hydrafacial™ or Hydradermabrasion treatment as its technically known, is a relatively new procedure in aesthetic technology. It is evolved from its older cousin Microdermabrasion which is a non-surgical process of removing the face’s outer layer of dead or damaged skin using a stream of microcrystals blasted onto the surface of the skin.
However, the primary difference between microdermabrasion is that with the Hydrafacial there is a lack of any crystals used to assist in the exfoliation process, and uses instead a specially shaped spiral tip which exfoliates and removes impurities along with applying various serums that cleanse, hydrate and provide antioxidant infusion during the treatment process.
This is, therefore, less harsh than the microdermabrasion yet even more efficient. It takes its name from the root word Hydrate; ‘to cause to take up moisture’. This ability to moisturize the skin differentiates the HydraFacial from other forms of skin rejuvenating and microdermabrasion procedures. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
Hydration is the foundation of any healthy, radiant skin. Irritation and dehydration of the skin have been proven to increase signs of ageing. The HydraFacial is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment.
The serums used within the Hydrafacial MD™ range, and which are delivered direct to the skin’s surface via the Hydropeel™ Tip, contain amongst other products, glucosamine, lactic acid, and active botanicals for cleansing and hydrating all skin types. Some serums also contain mild concentrations of salicylic acid, used for cleansing and hydrating oily and acne-prone skin.
Our antiox-6™, antioxidant treatment serum for all skin types containing hyaluronic acid, vitamins A and E and white tea extract is designed to combat the damage created by free radicals within the environment and deeply moisturise the skin.
The Hydrafacial™ device can also be used to apply the TNS® (Tissue Nutrient Solution) Serum which contains NouriCel MD™, a proprietary mix of human growth factors, cytokines, soluble collagen, antioxidants and matrix proteins, discovered through more than a decade of wound-healing research. Growth factors and cytokines are proteins that the body produces for regular growth and repair of tissue. The proteins are believed to work in concert with each other to produce the desired effects of reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. A home use kit is often recommended following the Hydrafacial™ TNS® Serum treatment to enhance and maintain the results.
The results will depend on the condition of your skin. Many people report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment with the results and skin hydration lasting between 5 and 7 days, and sometimes longer, making it an ideal one-off treatment for a special occasion or a ‘freshen-up’.
Others with more marked skin texture changes may, however, require a second or even third session to see noticeable improvements.
In general, for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne and oily skin or areas of colour patchiness, we usually advise a series of six treatments, with ongoing maintenance treatments every 2 to 8 weeks. A treatment programme incorporating the various serums, growth factors, peel products and LED light will, of course, be customised on a per-patient basis, depending on the individual skin requirements.
The HydraFacial treatment is a fast, efficient treatment that takes between 15 – 30 minutes, depending on the additional options used during treatment, e.g., LED light etc. Most patients find that they can return to work and normal activities immediately after treatment since there is no downtime.