What is HydraFacial®?
Taking care of your facial skin can often mean the difference between a blotchy, aged look and a healthy glow. Part of good skin care includes undergoing treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or other techniques that help refresh skin cells for long-term rejuvenating effects. But the downtime associated with certain procedures can make it hard for any busy person to fit them into their day-to-day routine.
For people looking for a gentler option, HydraFacial® treatment may fit the bill. HydraFacial® uses state-of-the-art equipment to cleanse and exfoliate the skin before infusing it with a mixture of serums and nutrients to promote new skin growth. HydraFacial® is gentle enough to be used on all skin types while still removing grit and dirt for visibly cleaner, smoother skin. In as little as 30 minutes, a HydraFacial® treatment provides refreshing rejuvenation with long-term benefits.
One great thing about HydraFacial® is that it can be used on all skin types. HydraFacial® treatments can be used to address both teenage and adult acne outbreaks. It can also be used to help smooth fine lines and get rid of dark spots or hyperpigmentation. HydraFacial® treatments are easily customizable for each patient’s unique skin type and concerns.
HydraFacial® treatments are particularly useful for candidates who cannot squeeze in the downtime associated with other treatments—a HydraFacial® treatment can take only 30 minutes, with patients walking away completely fresh-faced and with no irritation. Because of its gentle process, HydraFacial® is excellent for candidates with sensitive skin or those who have trouble with the inflammation or discomfort that can be caused by other treatments, such as microdermabrasion.
Dr. Mendietta offers a varied range of HydraFacial® and other types of skin rejuvenation treatments to choose from that all provide a unique range of benefits. The procedure can be combined with other treatments, such as light therapy, for more intensive results:
HydraFacial® (25 minutes, $199)
Includes mechanical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, high-power jet-vac extraction, and serum infusion.
HydraFacial® (50 minutes, $245)
Includes exfoliation, extraction, and serum infusion from the 25-minute procedure, along with an LED light upgrade and custom-infused serum.
HydraFacial® (80 minutes, $310)
Includes exfoliation, extraction, serum infusion, LED light and custom-infused serum from the 25-minute and 50-minute procedures, along with lymphatic drainage and a chemical peel.
Regenerative Facial (50 minutes, $150)
This treatment does not use HydraFacial® equipment, but can be a great option for problematic skin due to acne.
For a HydraFacial® treatment, Dr. Mendieta uses a special wand with a double vortex that vacuums up dead skin cells to clear pores while simultaneously infusing the skin with nutrients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and other skin-soothing serums. The serums and nutrients can be customized to address specific skin conditions or patient concerns. The innovative approach of infusing the skin with nutrients and hydration as it clears and cleans the skin leads to a light, soothing effect—with none of the pain or discomfort of other skin-clearing techniques.
There is no downtime associated with a HydraFacial® treatment—patients can walk into Dr. Mendieta’s office for a 30-minute treatment and walk out with no irritation, swelling, or pain. Patients can put on makeup and get back to regular activities as soon as their HydraFacial® is completed.
The effects from a HydraFacial® treatment are immediately noticeable. Patients can see the device clear away impurities as it delivers nutrients. Once the treatment is done, patients will immediately see an improvement in skin clarity, hydration, and suppleness. Even conditions such as acne, dark spots, or wrinkles can be visibly diminished with HydraFacial® treatment. Skin tone will visibly improve and skin will look healthy, bright, and clear. The results typically last about a week or so, so consistent treatments may be needed for the best long-term effects. Dr. Mendieta may recommend coming back for a HydraFacial® treatment at least once a month for continued improvement.