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BY: LBL Team

How is the Hydrafacial Different From a Regular Facial?

Hydrafacials vs traditional facials

If you haven’t heard of the Hydrafacial by now, it should definitely be a regular in your SkinFitness™ regimen. This patented skincare treatment combines the benefits of hydra-dermabrasion, chemical peels, and extractions, along with a unique infusion of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. Safe for all skin types, a Hydrafacial exfoliates, deeply cleanses, and infuses the skin with intensive hydrating serums, all in one. Best of all, no traditional extractions are needed!

Wondering what sets Hydrafacials apart from a plain old visit to your aesthetician? A lot of things…

First off, what’s involved in a traditional facial?

Since many different facial treatments exist, it’s impossible to describe one standard facial. Traditional facials target common skin issues like acne and blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin and rough patches, and fine lines and wrinkles. A traditional facial usually starts with the aesthetician cleansing your face to remove dirt, debris, and makeup residue. Based on your specific goals, a facial might involve chemical or physical exfoliation to soften and brighten your skin, extractions to remove blackheads from clogged pores, and face masks. Some facials involve your face, neck, and head getting massaged to increase blood flow, and most traditional facials end with serums, toners, moisturizers, and other products being applied to your skin.

How does a Hydrafacial work?

Hydrafacials involve a four-step process: cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, and hydrating, plus LED light therapy as an optional fifth step to reduce inflammation. The process starts with gentle cleansing and exfoliating. The next step typically involves removing debris from pores with painless suction, followed by intense hydration. Finally, the skin is saturated with antioxidants and peptides for a more radiant, even complexion.

Hydrafacials can help to buff away dead skin cells, soften the look of wrinkles and fine lines, refine skin texture and firmness, get rid of blackheads and help manage breakouts, create a healthier complexion, prep the skin for other cosmetic treatments, and make skincare products more effective.

So, how is a Hydrafacial different from a regular facial?

While a Hydrafacial and a regular facial aim to improve the skin’s health and appearance, there are some significant differences. A regular facial that you’d receive in a spa usually involves cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, and hydrating the skin, often manually using a variety of different skincare products. On the other hand, a Hydrafacial is a patented treatment that uses a high-tech machine to carry out a four-step process: cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, and infusing the skin with intensive antioxidant-rich serums. This treatment offers more intense hydration and can address specific skin concerns like fine lines and dullness more effectively. Think of a Hydrafacial as a regular facial on steroids.

Want to try out the Hydrafacial? Contact LaserAway, the nation’s leading aesthetic dermatological provider, where all treatments are performed by skilled and experienced registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician associates, so you know you’re in good hands!

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