If having clear and radiant skin is important to you, then you probably like to try inventive new methods for keeping your skin clean and fresh. It can be hard to determine which new skincare practices are gimmicks and which are the real thing. But with Hydrafacial, the facts speak for themselves. You can get all your skincare needs at Vimi Laser & Skincare Clinic in Scarborough, ON.
What Is a Hydrafacial?
During the facial treatment, our esthetician will move a wand over your face to carry out all the different steps of the treatment. The wand is connected to a high-powered machine that controls the process. The treatment yields such amazing results that this facial is quickly becoming the most popular skin treatment available. It’s so popular, in fact, that somewhere in the world, this treatment is performed every 15 seconds!
Step One: Vortex Cleansing
The first part of this treatment cleanses and exfoliates the skin. The esthetician will use a deplaning tool to sweep away all the dead skill cells and debris, such as makeup, from your face. Our skin cells are constantly dying and replenishing themselves. Over time, the dead skin cells fall off, but helping your facial skin shed them through exfoliation is helpful in maintaining healthy skin.
Shedding those dead skin cells helps your skin to feel and look radiant. That’s because dead skin cells aren’t healthy or hydrated, and they don’t reflect light well, leaving your complexion looking dull. But once those dead skin cells have been removed, you’re left with healthy cells that reflect light effectively, leaving your skin looking bright. This step also helps to open up your pores and increase skin hydration.
Step Two: Acid Peel
The words “acid peel” might make you nervous, but our acid peels are not the same as what you may be familiar with. We use a non-irritant mix of salicylic and glycolic acids that help to loosen debris and dirt that is deep within the pores and which can’t be reached with normal face washing. The nutrient-rich solution gently removes impurities while softening the skin. It also prevents acne pustules from forming in the future.
Step Three: Vortex Extraction
This is the most fascinating part of the whole process because it involves extracting the blackheads, and other dirt and grime, from your pores. The wand rapidly circulates a serum that moves deep into your pores and lifts the blackheads up. Simultaneously, the wand provides a strong suction that vacuums up the debris trapped inside your pores. The instantaneous extractions are expelled into a separate compartment that you can ask to see after the treatment.
Step Four: Vortex Fusion
The final step brings everything together. The wand applies a collagen and antioxidant serum with potent peptides to the skin that promotes hydration and elasticity. The serum leaves your skin feeling refreshed and relaxed, and it helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and oiliness. It promotes healthy skin structure and function.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Benefit From This Treatment?
Something that makes this treatment so very popular is that it can benefit anybody. Many skincare regimens are suggested only for specific groups of people, but this treatment is great for everyone. It can be just as effective for teenagers looking to get rid of their acne as it is for older individuals looking to even out their skin tone. It’s perfect for all ages, skin types, and complexions.
The only individuals who should abstain from this treatment are those with active rashes or sunburns, or pregnant individuals, as not all ingredients in the serums have been tested and proven safe during pregnancy.
What Results Can You Expect?
After the treatment, you can expect your skin to feel soft, refreshed, and clean. Your blackheads will be cleared out, and further acne will be prevented from forming. The treatment works to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as well as get rid of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It can reduce the effects of sun damage and help your skin be less oily. Basically, whatever skin issues you are having, this treatment will help to alleviate them.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Skincare treatments often come with side effects. All the serums used during this treatment, however, are specifically created to be gentle and not irritate your skin. When you have a facial, most of the side effects come from manual extractions. That’s because the esthetician has to squeeze, push, and prod at your skin in order to manually get blackheads, along with the other dirt and grime, out of your pores. This leaves your skin red, inflamed, and painful to the touch. In fact, manual extractions are so painful that many people opt to just skip them when getting a facial.
This isn’t the case when it comes to Hydrafacial extractions. With the combination of serums and the strong suction power of the wand, extractions are performed completely pain-free. And that means that after you experience this facial, you won’t have any of the nasty side effects like inflammation and redness. You don’t have to schedule your facial with enough time for the side effects to die down.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The treatment only takes about half an hour to perform! And there is no downtime: you walk out of the treatment with your skin instantly refreshed and revitalized. Because it can be performed so quickly, and the results are immediate, you can easily schedule the treatment before an important event. We’re seeing this treatment be a top choice for celebrities looking to be pampered before hitting the red carpet or the runway.
How Long Do the Results Last?
As soon as you leave your treatment, you’ll notice the visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone. The smooth results and hydration should last for about a week, but you’ll notice a decrease in skin problems, like blackheads, whiteheads, and acne, in the coming month. This treatment wasn’t created to be a quick fix but rather part of a routine to keep your skin at its healthiest.
You should continue getting the treatment about once a month to maintain your skin health. If you continue to use this treatment as a part of your skincare routine, you’ll see that the results are cumulative, and your skin will only continue to get better over time.
How Does This Treatment Pair With Others?
An important aspect of any skincare treatment is whether you can do it alongside other treatments you might want. It can be hard to find time out of your busy schedule to go get treatment, so scheduling multiple appointments for everything you want done can be impossible. But not to worry! This treatment pairs nicely with others. You can go get your facial and get your Botox and fillers topped off at the same time, or get non-ablative light and laser treatments. That way, you can walk out of your doctor’s office with all your treatments taken care of and your skin looking its very best.
Is the Treatment Customizable?
This facial is basically infinitely customizable. The company that created this treatment offers many different boosters that can be added on to really work with your priorities. But beyond that, the treatment can be customized in many different ways. During the acid peel step of the treatment, the esthetician can choose from three different strength glycolic-salicylic acid peels. They will work with you to determine which strength is the best option based on your skin type, your past experience with peels, and the desired outcome.
They can also customize the tool’s suction power, giving you an extra boost for blackheads that are extra tough. They can even tone down the suction power to lightly go over your under-eye bags. This creates negative pressure that boosts circulation to the area and also works to loosen millia. You can even ask your esthetician to use the lighter suction power to go over your lips to plump them up without a syringe!
Can I Only Have My Face Treated?
Absolutely not! While faces are the most commonly treated skin area, you can have this facial treatment used anywhere on the body. The most common areas are the face, neck, upper chest, and shoulders. While many people have their skin issues concentrated on their faces, it’s also very common for blackheads, pustules, and acne to be problems on the shoulders, chest, and upper back.
Getting this treatment done on those areas allows you to have the clear skin you want wherever you want it. Pairing this facial treatment with a treatment of your other problem areas will help you feel more comfortable and confident baring it all during the coming spring and summer months.
Do I Need to Stop Retinol Prior to the Treatment?
When you schedule your treatment, your esthetician will have a consultation with you to let you know what you should discontinue before the treatment. You should stop using retinol and related products for at least three days before your treatment, and you should avoid using any glycolic based peel for the same amount of time before your treatment.
How Do I Care for My Skin After the Treatment?
After your treatment, you should avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds for about three days. The morning after your treatment, you should only wash your face with PCA Facial Wash or Hydropeptide Exfoliating Cleanser, because some over-the-counter facial washes can cause damage to your skin after intensive treatment. You should apply PCA Hylauronic Boosting Serum every day after your treatment for up to 30 days.
It’s best to apply Hydropeptide SPF 30, or a greater SPF, daily for at least three to five days following your treatment. Stop using retinol based products for at least 48 hours after treatment. Don’t wax or use depilatories for at least 48 hours after treatment. Don’t do any medium to deep chemical resurfacing treatments, peels, or laser treatments for at least two weeks after your treatment. And you’ll also want to refrain from any exfoliating treatments for at least 48 hours after the treatment.
Get the Best Skin Ever
There’s nothing better than feeling good about and confident in the way that you look. And having clear, healthy, and glowing skin is the first step in building a you that you feel comfortable in and proud of. Don’t keep trying skincare gimmicks that don’t really work. Instead, invest in the skincare routines that have proven results.
The Hydrafacial is the best skincare treatment out there because there simply isn’t anything else that compares. For more information about this skincare treatment, or to schedule your appointment, contact us at Vimi Laser & Skincare Clinic in Scarborough, ON today.