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Is HydraFacial good for sensitive skin?
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Is HydraFacial good for sensitive skin?

If you have frequent breakouts, dryness or uneven skin tone, a HydraFacial could be just what you need. Working to cleanse, exfoliate and purge your pores of oil, debris, and dirt, it’s designed to deeply exfoliate and smooth the skin before infusing it with intensive antioxidants and peptides to brighten, hydrate and protect. But is it suitable for everyone? Here, we discuss whether HydraFacial is a good option for those with sensitive skin types.

What can you expect during a HydraFacial treatment?

The treatment involves six steps to give the skin a complete overhaul. It starts by cleansing and peeling the skin, working to boost lymphatic drainage to clear the skin of toxins and reduce puffiness. Then, it’s time to extract and hydrate. A special attachment with a whirling vortex of suction at its tip is used to unclog your pores and remove trapped dirt, oil and debris. The next step is to hydrate the skin with nourishing serums that are tailored to you. We can also include more personalised booster serums that target specific skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation, or premature ageing. The treatment finishes with a dose of LED light to reduce inflammation and eliminate acne-causing bacteria.

Does it hurt?

Despite its powerful suction technology, the HydraFacial is actually a completely pain-free experience. Some people liken the feeling of the exfoliation step to a cat licking their face – it’s a sandpapery sensation, but not uncomfortable.

Is it safe for all skin types?

Sensitive skin means different things for everyone, but it generally refers to skin that is prone to problems like redness and inflammation. People with sensitive skin have strong reactions to products with chemicals and fragrances. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll likely have avoided treatments like chemical peels in the past. But HydraFacial has countless benefits for even the most sensitive skin types and offers targeted formulations for treating and managing even the most sensitive, rosacea-prone skintypes.

HydraFacial will address rough skin texture, flakiness, dryness, and rough spots by preventing moisture loss and infusing the skin with hydration. It will restore your skin’s natural protective barrier, which may reduce sensitivity over time. It will improve your skin’s health, making it stronger and more resilient to potential aggressors.

Depending on your skin’s sensitivity and specific concerns, some ingredients won’t be suitable, so your skincare professional will work closely with you to understand your skin and recommend a bespoke treatment. They will customise the treatment, apply the formulations at varying intensities, and leave them on the face for different durations.

Who isn’t suitable for HydraFacial?

HydraFacial treatments are safe for all skin types. However, we’d suggest avoiding a HydraFacial if you have an active rash, sunburn, severe acne, or have especially irritated or sensitive skin from using certain topical ingredients. It’s also not suitable for pregnant women or anyone with an aspirin allergy.

If you’d like to learn more about HydraFacial and whether it’s suitable for you, click here to book a consultation.

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.

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IBAK 2017

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