"A HydraFacial treatment is performed somewhere in the World every 10 Seconds"
In this Skincare Story, I write about my experiences with HydraFacial and the new boosters.
This is the second I've had a HydraFacial. Both times I was invited by Hydrafacial and Soda Sydney PR to experience the treatments. I really enjoyed my first HydraFacial treatment last year as it really did purge my skin of impurities, so I was super excited for this treatment as it also came with the new Boosters.
Let's start with what HydraFacial is:
"HydraFacial uses advanced, patented vortex technology to deeply cleanse the skin and effectively deliver botanical ingredients containing nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, horse chestnut seed extract, red algae extract, copper, zinc and magnesium peptides to where they do the most good. In addition, HydraFacial also delivers powerful antioxidants to counteract damage by free radicals – from pollution, sun and stress – which can degrade the skin and accelerate the ageing process." (source link)
It uses an almost fully automated machine to perform the treatment. The HydraFacial machine has a monitor on which the required step is selected and then it prompts you on to the next steps. A trained specialist does the other more important parts like doing a skin check; prescribing and applying the correct treatment.
There are three basic steps to it:
And now there is the "booster step". Your HydraFacial specialist will choose from nine boosters based on her/his assessment of your skin and the answers you give to some questions.
The whole process takes around 30 minutes and there is generally no down time, though it is recommended that you not used actives for 24 hours before and after the treatment. The HydraFacial gives you the combined effect of microdermabrasion, a chemical peel, and a hydrating mask in one go.
It is described as the "red carpet ready" treatment with many celebrities endorsing it as it does make your skin glow after.
Each treatment ranges from $150 -$350. They recommend having a HydraFacial every week for four weeks and then once every four weeks.
The "vortex technology" feels most interesting on the skin. It is like a continuous cycle of "sucking and injecting". So as it pumps the various serums into your skin, it is also sucking out impurities at the same time. The liquid never really drips down onto the rest of your body. It is a bit like microdermabrasion and hydra-microdermabrasion but much more than those treatments. There is a dermabrasion step - the exfoliation part which is performed in a gentle and controlled manner with the patented Hydropeel tip.
Each step is performed with a different applicator tip. The one for exfoliation is a bit rougher. Your HydraFacial specialist will keep asking you whether it feels ok.
Read more below for a description of each booster.
This was around the time after Afterpay Australian Fashion Week where I had to wear long wear makeup for full days. My skin was extremely congested and I had broken out with lots of cystic acne. You can also see that my skin looks very dull.
The first step involved "deep cleansing" my skin.
So for my booster, my Hydrafacial specialist chose the HYDRAFACIAL REGEN GF BOOSTER.
This booster is:
Designed to boost collagen and elastin production
Diminish the appearance of fine lines.
Captures and removes toxins and irritants
Here is a short video of how the HydraFacial works - you can see the suction and "injection" of fluids.
This is one of the fun parts of the HydraFacial process, where you get to see all of the impurities and skin they have removed.
Before and After
You can see my skin looks so much better and it only took about 30 mins! It really made a huge difference.
My skin did purge in the days following the HydraFacial, but that was to be expected as I had so much congestion prior to the treatment. A lot of my cystic acne came to a head and I could remove them easily. For my skin, if I don't extract them, they remain there and can get very painful.
About The Nine Boosters
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