Beauty

What Is A Hydrafacial?

Abby Borbon-Roaquin is a manager and clinician at Ulan Medical Spa in San Diego, California. Here, she explains what a HydraFacial is.

The HydraFacial, a new breakthrough in aesthetic technology, can hydrate and moisturize the skin. It is totally different from all other skin-resurfacing procedures. HydraFacial removes dead skin cells and impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing serums. You will feel your skin soothed, refreshed and won’t feel irritated during the treatment. Plus, you can feel the effect right away.

Actually, the HydraFacial is popular with celebrities everywhere. The June 2009 issue of InStyle magazine featured it as the hottest celebrity pre-bridal facial.

Let’s discuss some details of HydraFacial.

What’s the advantage of the HydraFacial?

First, Hydration is the foundation of healthy and radiant skin. Our cells cannot function optimally when they are not fully hydrated. This leads to tissue damage that we call aging. Your tissue problems can be repaired by using the HydraFacial products that encourage healthy cell turnover, plus a mix of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and hydrating ingredients. The HydraFacial treatment, which is hydrating and non-irritating, can make your dark spots lighter, help get rid of fine lines on your face, clear acne and other redness, and also help get rid of allergy-induced puffy or peeling eyelids. Your skin will be softer and your pores will be clearer.

Who is a candidate for the HydraFacial?

All skin types including the most sensitive skin can easily tolerate the treatment. Clinicians at Ulan Medical Spa will properly custom-blend serums for your unique skin type and conditions. Please consult your physician or skincare professional and do a skin evaluation or sensitivity test.

How long does the treatment take?

HydraFacial is a fast, efficient treatment which only takes 15 to 20 minutes. You won’t feel uncomfortable during the procedure ? it is often described as feeling like a ?cool paintbrush moving slowly over the face.? There is no downtime, so you can put on makeup and return to your normal activities after the treatment. If your skin is sensitive, you may be red for an hour or so afterward. And you should avoid the sun for a few days.

Something unique to Ulan Medical Spa is that a microdermabrasion is done immediately prior to the HydraFacial. Microdermabrasion gently exfoliates the outermost layer of dead skin, preparing the skin to receive the serums from the HydraFacial. This extra step greatly enhances the results from the HydraFacial.

What results can be expected after taking HydraFacial treatments and how long do the results last?

Many patients reflect that seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smoothing, hydrating results can last five to seven days or even longer. A series of six treatments ? once a week ? are recommended to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and oily/acne-prone skin. You may want to start maintaining your results with a HydraFacial treatment every two to four weeks after your first series of treatments.

If you live in the San Diego area, please consult Ulan Medical Spa for your soothing HydraFacial right now.

The information in the article is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your healthcare provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with an appropriate healthcare provider.

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