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What Is a HydraFacial: Preparation, Benefits, and Cost

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What Is a HydraFacial: Preparation, Benefits, and Cost

In the quest for flawless and rejuvenated skin, finding a treatment that “does it all” might sound like one in a million—but don’t give up just yet—because in this case, dreams do come true.

If you’re only hearing about it now, the HydraFacial is a revolutionary skincare treatment that’s gained popularity for its ability to deliver transformative results with minimal downtime—like we said, it’s one in a million.

But what is a HydraFacial?

This deep-cleansing facial treatment has been proven to improve congested pores, dullness, skin texture and tone, firmness, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation in just one session. Think of it as a wet microdermabrasion procedure combined with a peel.

By utilizing patented technology and customizable serums, this advanced procedure offers remarkable results, leaving your skin radiant, refreshed, and glowing—and who doesn’t want that?!

In this blog, we’ll break down the multi-step facial treatment, including the preparation process, the benefits, and the costs, so you can determine if this treatment is right for you. Get ready to unlock the path to a revitalized and luminous complexion with the transformative power of the HydraFacial! 💦

How a HydraFacial Works

A HydraFacial treatment session includes a four-step invigorating process that gently cleanses and exfoliates, extracts, and replenishes the skin in as little as 30 minutes. Let’s take a closer look at what this entails.

 a smiling woman with glowing skin after a HydraFacial procedure

    1. Cleansing & Exfoliation

Each HydraFacial treatment starts with a quick manual cleanse by your aesthetician to prepare your skin for the rest of the procedure. This is a process that gently cleans and exfoliates the outermost layer of your skin. 

It is then followed by a deeper cleansing and exfoliation of your pores. The device used to do this combines water pressure and a textured tip in order to soften and remove impurities, leaving you with a healthier, smoother complexion.

    2. Acid Peel

The second step in the HydraFacial process involves applying a mild chemical peel to your newly cleansed and exfoliated skin. Don’t worry, it’s not as harsh as it sounds. 

Deep pore dirt and debris that cannot be targeted through normal face-washing methods are loosened and removed using a mix of glycolic and salicylic acids

    3. Extraction

HydraFacials are unique in that they provide painless extractions. During this stage of the treatment, your blackheads, sebum, and dead skin cells will be sucked off the surface of your skin using strong vacuum suction.

4. Hydration and Nourishment

The final step of your HydraFacial involves infusing your skin with a pro-antioxidant formula, potent peptides, and hyaluronic acid. This allows for complete detoxification and hydration of your skin, keeping it full and radiant rather than dull

The Benefits of a HydraFacial Treatment

Now that you know the answer to “What is a HydraFacial,” let’s dig into the benefits. Starting with our favourite: the HydraFacial is highly customizable—meaning, depending on your individual needs, the steps and products used can be adjusted based on your specific skin concerns and goals. The treatment is typically gentle, non-irritating, and suitable for all skin types!

Here are some specific benefits you can expect from the HydraFacial:

  • A more even tone and vibrant-looking skin;
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles;
  • Less prominent acne scars;
  • Less oily and congested skin;
  • Improved appearance of sun damage and brown spots;
  • Enhanced skin elasticity and firmness;
  • Tightening of enlarged pores; and
  • A smoothened skin texture.

However, multiple sessions might be needed to achieve optimal results. It is recommended that you book a HydraFacial treatment every four to six weeks.

Who Is (and Isn’t) a Good HydraFacial Candidate?

In addition to the HydraFacial being great for all skin types and complexions, it’s also an effective treatment for those with acne, wrinkles, sunspots, oily skin, and clogged and enlarged pores. Those who don’t want to undergo more complicated treatment methods—like surgery or medication—can opt for a HydraFacial instead.

 A person with sun-damaged skin and acne scars.

HydraFacial treatment is also highly customizable, targeting skin concerns that are specific to the individual. For instance, you can switch up which serums are used to target your personal skincare concerns, such as dull or aging skin.

That being said, some people should abstain from this treatment. Particularly those who have active sunburns, rashes, or rosacea. The HydraFacial treatment is also a no-no for pregnant clients as some of the chemical peel ingredients used during the treatment have not yet been proven for safe use during pregnancy.

How Much a HydraFacial Costs

The cost of a HydraFacial treatment can vary depending on where you live, the experience of your aesthetician, and if you need additional services. However, you can expect to pay anywhere between $150 and $300 for a single Hydrafacial session.

Some clinics may offer bundled treatment plans, membership options, or other promotions that can reduce the cost per session—especially if multiple treatments are purchased. Contact your nearest medical spa for the most accurate pricing information.

How Long HydraFacial Results Last

While the results vary depending on the person and their skin concerns, you can expect your HydraFacial results to last anywhere from four to six weeks.

However, to maintain longer results over time and continue to enjoy a more even and glowing complexion, schedule in a HydraFacial at least once a month. It is a great way to pamper your skin and maximize the benefits of the treatment.

Take Your Skincare to the Next Level With APT

So, what is a HydraFacial? Well, as you have learned, it’s a cutting-edge treatment that will improve your skin’s texture, tone, and hydration levels in order to maintain a glowy appearance. While a regular spa facial may feel nice, you deserve to graduate up to a more effective, medical-grade facial rejuvenation solution.

APT Medical Aesthetics offers customizable HydraFacial treatments in Oakville and the surrounding areas. We’re also happy to provide you with a wide selection of cosmetic treatments that can further improve the results of your HydraFacial treatment.

Contact us today to book your free consultation!

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