Hydrafacial is to put it simply, is the rich man’s microdermabrasion. It is a multi-step treatment that cleanse, exfoliate, extract and treat the skin. Unlike microdermabrasion, hydrafacial is suitable for all skin types- even sensitive ones. Conventional microdermabrasion tends to “dry out” the skin as the treatment would need to be done on clean, dry skin. Therefore, throughout the treatment, you may feel a slight discomfort of “tightness”.
Hydrafacial not only helps get rid of dead skin cells but also helps by “sucking out” the gunk that clogs your pores but also plumps up the skin with peptides and antioxidants. Once the skin is rehydrated with active ingredients pores would diminish in size and fine lines would appear less pronounced.
Here are some of the benefits of Hydrafacial:
- Lessen fine lines and wrinkles
- Increase elasticity & firmness
- Improve skin tone evenness & vibrancy
- Improve Skin texture
- Lightens hyper-pigmentation
- Decrease the appearance of pores
The pricing ranges from about £95 upwards (face only). I had mine down at Mayfair Practice. The only problem was the treatment felt very rushed, mine only lasted about 40 minutes including a 15 minute consultation. The aesthetician was supposed to do an LED treatment on me after hydrafacial but she decided to skip it. I later found out that Sk:n offers hydrafacial at £90 per session. However, their website does not state whether or not if this includes both face and neck. I would recommend that you call to ask prior to booking for your appointment.
Hydrafacial is also suitable for those suffering from acne. For best results, it is advised to have treatments done once every two weeks, for a course of 6 sessions. The treatment in itself is really relaxing, unlike conventional facial extraction. It doesn’t hurt and there’s something really relaxing with the water nozzle that sucks out all the impurities and getting rid of the dead skin cells on your face. Personally, if I could, I would get this done once a week.
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