HydraFacials are currently one of the most popular aesthetic facial procedures in the world, and for a good reason. HydraFacial has revolutionized the basic facial by offering a patented, non-invasive system to clarify and rejuvenate your skin in just 30 minutes.
Clients in The Dalles, OR, seeking smoother, younger-looking skin can find this all-in-one treatment at Columbia Laser Skin Center. HydraFacial procedures treat all major skin concerns on all types of skin. In addition, HydraFacial delivers immediate results in an integrative skincare spa treatment.
What Is a HydraFacial?
HydraFacial is a rejuvenating skin treatment that uses a patented technology to clean, extract, and hydrate your skin in as little as 30 minutes. HydraFacial procedures use the unique Vortex-Fusion system to deeply cleanse the skin while simultaneously infusing healthy serums and moisturizers, revealing a refreshing, younger look.
Most HydraFacial benefits come from its multi-step process that addresses many aesthetic concerns at once. Our aestheticians use the wand attached to the HydraFacial machine to create a swirling “vortex” effect to pull impurities upward while pushing serums downward into the skin at the same time.
The process delivers impressive results. HydraFacials are more purpose-driven than regular facials. Patients can expect noticeable skin tone and texture improvements immediately following the multi-step treatment.
Step 1: Cleansing through Vortex Exfoliation
Your skin naturally sheds dead cells to make way for new ones every few weeks. But unfortunately, sometimes those cells don’t slough off completely. This can result in dry, flaky patches, dull skin, and clogged pores.
In the first step of a HydraFacial procedure, the wand clears deeply embedded dirt and oil from the pores using the Activ-4 Serum, which contains algae extract and lactic acid. The exfoliating process primes skin for the next step.
Step 2: Debris Loosening Through Vortex-Peel
Chemical peels typically aim to remove the skin’s outer layers to treat wrinkles, discoloration, and other skin issues. However, with the exfoliation step already complete, the Vortex-Peel aims to loosen debris from the pores.
This step uses a mix of glycolic and salicylic acid intended to hydrate the skin solution while getting deep into the pores. The chemical combination then loosens debris for easy removal.
Step 3: Pore Cleansing Through Vortex Extraction
Extracting clogged pores can remove blackheads and whiteheads and offer clearer skin so that treatments and serums penetrate more deeply. Unfortunately, poorly performed extractions result in long-lasting redness, breakouts, and scarring.
Fortunately, HydraFacial’s Vortex Extraction is non-irritating. Instead, the wand acts as a vacuum, sucking the loosened dirt and debris from your pores. The Vortex Extraction’s gentle, thorough process means no pinching, pushing, or remaining remnants.
Step 4: Vortex Fusion
The last step of the HydraFacial serves as the key to bringing all of the procedure’s benefits together. Titled the Vortex Fusion, this step saturates the skin with Antiox+, a serum that nourishes and protects skin with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.
Since the skin is in prime absorption mode, you get the most out of the serum’s benefits. This last step is where clients see wrinkles and fine lines fade, skin tones even, and pores tighten.
Will a HydraFacial Address My Specific Skin Issues?
HydraFacials are infinitely customizable, so our trained aestheticians can use the treatment as a platform to address your skin’s specific needs. For example, we can customize the serums applied to your skin in the HydraFacial procedure, the dilution of the chemical peel, and the wand’s suction power.
Will I Need Downtime?
HydraFacial benefits include glowing, lustrous skin immediately post-treatment. Unlike a regular facial, where post-treatment skin may require some time to recover, HydraFacials deliver highly consistent results without irritation.
The immediate benefits of HydraFacials mean that you can schedule your procedure to prepare for life’s significant events, like weddings, class reunions, or anytime you want to look your best.
When Will I See Results?
As mentioned above, HydraFacial patients report noticeable skin improvements and a more even skin tone after one treatment. In addition, HydraFacial benefits may last a week or even longer.
To continue to see HydraFacial results, we recommend a monthly treatment routine. Regular HydraFacials improve the overall appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, oily, congested skin, and hyperpigmentation.
To see longer-lasting results between treatments, ensure you take care of your skin by:
- Wearing sunscreen daily
- Drinking eight glasses of water daily
- Maintaining a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables
- Refraining from smoking
- Cleansing skin daily with high-quality products
- Moisturizing twice a day
- Gently exfoliating weekly
Caring for your overall health improves the appearance of your skin and helps reduce the signs of aging.
Can I Pair a HydraFacial with Other Treatments?
Yes. HydraFacial procedures are gentle enough to pair with other aesthetic procedures, like lymphatic massage, LED light therapy, and even cosmetic injectables and non-ablative light and laser treatments.
Who Is a Candidate for a HydraFacial?
All skin types can experience HydraFacial benefits. Anyone who is looking for skin rejuvenation can expect to enjoy results from HydraFacial.
Some of the common skin concerns that HydraFacials procedures address include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity and sagging
- Uneven tone and dullness
- Uneven skin texture
- Sunspots or hyperpigmentation
- Enlarged pores
- Oily and congested skin
Since a HydraFacial treats several skin concerns at once, many patients who were combining monthly facials with chemical peels or microdermabrasion can now incorporate all of these treatments into just one 30 minute session.
Our expert aesthetic team at Columbia Laser Skin Center wants you to look and feel your best regardless of your skin concerns. Call or schedule an online appointment to learn more about HydraFacial treatments that can rejuvenate your skin.