While it was once a celebrity secret to glowing, radiant skin, the HydraFacial MD® treatment is now one of our most popular procedures due to its ability to transform skin without needles, incisions or downtime. This non-invasive procedure is safe for all skin types and can be used to treat a number of common skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, congested pores, sun damage, and uneven skin tone. Using its patented 4-in-1 vortex technology system, the HydraFacial MD® effectively cleanses, exfoliates, peels, and hydrates skin, all in one fast, convenient treatment.
How Does It Work?
Although the HydraFacial MD® treatment is completely customized to target each individual’s needs, it typically involves the following steps.
Step One: Vortex-Exfoliation™
First, skin is cleansed and exfoliated in order to remove dead skin cells which can build up over time, causing skin to become dull. Using a resurfacing wand and Activ-4™ serum, the skin’s surface is gently refreshed, as skin cells and sebum are removed. In addition to helping to encourage cell turn over, this exfoliation also prepares skin for the next step.
Step Two: Vortex-Peel™
Step two is designed to give patients the effects of a light chemical peel, as it utilizes Glysal™ serum, a combination of salicylic and glycolic acids, in order to eradicate stubborn dirt, debris, and sebum. While the Vortex-Peel™ effectively brightens and rejuvenates skin, it is much gentler than a chemical peel and therefore does not burn or lead to future peeling.
Step Three: Vortex-Extraction™
The third step involves the extraction of blackheads, whiteheads, and other impurities that clog pores. Unlike a typical facial, which involves manual, often painful, extractions, the Vortex-Extraction™ nozzle tip used during this step painlessly suctions out skin impurities, thoroughly cleaning and refreshing pores. As a result, the serums applied during the next step are able to effectively penetrate the skin, increasing their efficacy.
Depending on the patient’s needs and goals for the treatment, a vortex-boost serum may be applied between steps three and four. As with each step of this procedure, the serum selected will be customized to your individual needs. For example, the DermaBuilder boost is best suited to individuals who hope to eradicate fine lines and improve skin tone and texture, while the Growth Factor Boost, made up of naturally occurring proteins, helps to encourage healthy cell growth. The Britenol Boost will be recommended to patients who are troubled by the appearance of hyperpigmentation or discoloration.
Step Four: Vortex-Fusion®
The last step uses the Vortex-Fusion® nozzle tip in order to distribute an Antiox+ serum that is customized to the individual’s skin type. These medical grade serums contain antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, which helps restore hydration, while also encouraging the production of collagen and elastin, and improving skin’s tone.
Regardless of your skin type or concerns, the HydraFacial MD® treatment can effectively treat and rejuvenate your skin. At Philosophy of Beauty, we will tailor the treatment to your individual needs in order to ensure that the results exceed your expectations. Please visit us for a complimentary consultation with one of our medical beauty experts.