Why is hydrafacial gaining ground in the beauty industry?
Hydradermabrasion procedure that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate, hydrafacial is making waves in the skincare industry these days. Life & More spoke with renowned dermatologist Dr Nivedita Dadu, Founder & Chairman of Dadu Medical Centre to know more about it. Excerpts:
What is Hydrafacial?
This treatment gives you a clear, clean, and smooth skin. Utilising the power of medical-grade hydradermabrasion, Hydrafacial allows you to improve the look and feel of your skin during a facial that doesn’t require any abrasive microdermabrasion. Hydrafacial is a patented which provides cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration to the skin. It is a quick, non-invasive procedure, which doesn’t involve pore-pinching extractions. The device also has a skin-imaging component which shows the skin’s tangible changes before and after the procedure.
The hydrafacial machine utilises water to exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells. The treatment loosens dirt and grime from within the pores. Then, the machine uses its swirling vortex device (a cyclical flushing water motion) to flush out the loosened dirt and grime. During the final step, facialist infuses the skin with high-quality serums tailored to the unique skin goals. This treatment gives you a clearer, cleaner, smoother skin without abrasive or uncomfortable treatments.
How is it different from microdermabrasion or a traditional chemical facial peel?
Microdermabrasion treatments use manual extractions, while a hydrafacial uses a vacuum-like tip to cleanse deeper down than a traditional extraction. That’s also much less painful. Additionally, chemical peels use acids and are most effective on lighter skin tones, whereas hydrafacials can be used on all skin tones. The treatment has the ability to moisturise the skin.
Are there any side effects?
While hydrafacials can be performed on most skin types, including very sensitive complexions, those with active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea should abstain from hydrafacials, which can cause further damage or flare ups. Also, some of the ingredients used during the HydraFacial, such as salicylic acid, haven’t been tested or proven safe during pregnancy.
What makes it better than a regular facial?
Traditional facials can be effective for many people, but they aren’t necessarily the best one available. If you’ve ever had a traditional facial, you may have had extractions performed on your skin to remove blackheads and debris in your pores. When these are done by a trained professional, they do not cause damage to the skin, but they can still be uncomfortable.
One of the primary benefits of a hydrafacial is that it is able to perform these extractions in a less invasive and uncomfortable way that’s just as, if not more, effective than traditional extractions.
Given the rising pollution levels, the treatment is quick in drawing out the impurities our skin’s pores get clogged with. Regular facials typically dry out the skin for a small period of down time, but a HydraFacial pumps the hydration back into the skin in the form of proprietary serums.