Does the HydraFacial Improve Acne?
The skincare world is never short of weird and wonderful treatments, all promising to deeply cleanse and exfoliate and restore a vibrant complexion. And one of the few facial treatments that has stood the test of time is HydraFacial, the FDA-approved device clinically proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne and brown spots.
What is the HydraFacial, and how does it work?
This high-tech facial uses patented technology to deeply cleanse, extract and hydrate, giving your skin a swift reboot to leave it glowing.
The Hydrafacial is a hand-held hydradermabrasion device that acts like a vacuum, sucking up all the dirt, grime and excess oil from deep within your pores whilst clearing dead skin cells from the surface to reveal fresh, healthy skin beneath.
After the skin is cleansed, a combination of salicylic and glycolic acid is applied to the skin to break up any dirt and oil that’s clogging pores. Then, a vortex spiral tip draws out impurities whilst simultaneously infusing the skin with hydrating, plumping and nourishing serums to maximise glow. HydraFacial also delivers powerful antioxidants and peptides to counteract damage from free radicals such as pollution, sun exposure and stress which can accelerate the ageing process.
How does it differ from microdermabrasion?
When treating acne and congestion, microdermabrasion was once the go-to facial recommended by salons and clinics. But the technology is outdated, and not only can it lead to inflammation and broken veins, but like any gritty scrub, it should never be used on active acne as it will only exacerbate the issue.
Rather than blasting the skin with grit, the HydraFacial takes a gentler approach that doesn’t scratch or irritate delicate skin, but instead works deeply to unblock pores, dissolve dead skin cells and drive in active ingredients. There’s no other skin treatment for decongesting skin that’s as gentle but gives results.
And a Hydrafacial isn’t just for acne-prone skin. There are also anti-ageing versions that contain a cocktail of cell stimulants, which minimise the appearance of fine lines and crepey texture.
For a clearer and brighter complexion
If you have mild acne, HydraFacial is a very effective treatment. It is highly customisable, and alongside the six steps, the skin peels will be tailored to meet your skin’s needs to clear existing acne and prevent future breakouts.
By combining vortex pressure with a clog-purging solution of salicylic acid, willow bark extract, and anti-inflammatory Tasmanian pepper, the device suctions gunk and impurities from the pores – no damaging squeezing or pressing required – just a relaxing, feel-good experience that improves hydration, radiance and texture and reduces oil and pore size. The treatment may be concluded with a short round of LED light therapy, personalised to the individual, shining antibacterial blue light on acne, or red light to build collagen and calm the skin.
If it’s a clear complexion that you’re hoping to achieve, then HydraFacial acne treatments will rebalance your skin over time, and an improvement can be seen in as little as just one treatment.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.