Hydrafacial

Hydrafacial

Hydrafacial MD

The Hydrafacial MD is a non-invasive no-surgical procedure that improves the skin health and creates instant improvement in skin tone and texture. It is a new alternative to microdermabrasion with a number of additional benefits such as:

  • Exfoliation, extraction of impurities and hydration
  • Deeper cleansing without downtime
  • Increasing anti-oxidant and nutrient uptake to improve skin health
  • Improving skin clarity and complexion
  • Plumping and firming the skin

Any skin will benefit from Hydrafacial but it is particularly recommended for fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and oily acne prone skin. It also enhances advanced treatments such as IPL rejuvenation, Fraxel treatments and other laser treatments.

The Procedure

Hydrafacial treatment involves using light suction with skin enhancing serums for deep cleansing, exfoliation and extraction which will infuse the skin with antioxidants, glycolics and hyaluronic acid. This will leave the skin feeling moist, hydrated and smoother. There is minimal discomfort or irritation and no downtime. Patients can return to work straight after the treatment.

Post Treatment

There may be some redness initially which settles very quickly. Some skins may feel slightly dry.

For the next 3 - 5 days following the treatment:

  • Do not exfoliate and avoid skin products with exfoliating granules
  • Do not use products containing AHA’s, BHA’s and Vitamin A
  • Avoid waxing or using depilatory creams
  • Avoid sun
  • Avoid saunas, steam baths, chlorinated and salt water pools and vigorous exercise
  • Do not expose the skin to direct sun
  • Apply moisturiser and sun block

Hydrafacial can be used prior to any laser treatment to maximise the benefits of laser as it cleanses the skin and removes the barrier of dead skin cells.

Contraindication

  • Roaccutane treatment (must be ceased 6 months prior to hydrafacial)
  • Recent facial surgery
  • Open wounds, dermatitis, severe active rosacea
  • Active Herpes Simplex Virus (cold sores)
  • Active radiation treatment in cancer patients
  • Allergies to Salicylates or Lactic Acid
  • Recent laser treatment, injectables or waxing (last 1 - 2 weeks)
  • Sunburn
  • Pregnancy and breast feeding