Hydrafacial Treatments

In Oklahoma City at Belle Âme

At A Glance

  • Most effective non-chemical exfoliation.
  • Visibly improved skin with immediate results and no irritation.
  • Skin rejuvenation with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and peptides.
  • An excellent first step when combined with other professional facial treatments.

HydraFacial is a unique, patented treatment that exfoliates, cleanses, and hydrates the skin. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical, painless procedure with no side effects or downtime.

A HydraFacial treatment has all the benefits of a chemical peel without any redness or soreness. It includes three steps:

  • Cleanse & Peel
  • Extract & Hydrate
  • Fuse & Protect

 

This facial is suitable for all skin types: oily, combination, dry, sensitive, and aging. It addresses a range of skin concerns, from acne, dehydration, enlarged pores, and oil-congested skin. Patients who begin recieving regular HydraFacial treatments show significant improvement in conditions like hyperpigmentation, sagginess, and uneven skin texture and notice a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

Contents

How HydraFacial Works

Step 1: Cleanse & Peel

At the beginning of your HydraFacial, your esthetician will apply a potent Activ-4™ serum. It gently exfoliates dead skin cells to cause a new, healthy layer of skin to resurface. Your technician will then apply GlySal™ to give the effect of a chemical peel without any post-treatment scaling. 

Step 2: Extract & Hydrate

The esthetician then goes on to extract excess oil that has built up in the pores using an automatic suction tool. It functions like a vortex that painlessly removes debris from the skin with the exclusive Beta-HD™ serum. Then, Antiox™ serum is applied to nourish the skin, preserve moisture, and maintain skin elasticity.

Step 3: Fuse & Protect

The final step is applying nourishing solutions to the skin to saturate it with antioxidants and peptides for maximum radiance. Results can be maintained long-term with an appropriate skin care regimen and maintenance HydraFacials.

Skin Conditions That HydraFacial Can Improve 

Acne

A skin condition characterized by inflamed or infected sebaceous glands. The inflammation happens when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and excess oil. Acne typically manifests as pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders. Although it is most common among adolescents, it can affect people of all ages.

Oily Skin

The skin becomes oily when the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum. That often results in the appearance of acne, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads on the skin’s surface.

Clogged Pores

Pores become clogged when dead skin cells become trapped inside them instead of falling off. The shedding skin cells stick to oil and sweat from the pores and clog them. That creates a breeding ground for bacteria that can lead to acne.

Dehydrated Skin

Skin becomes dry when it doesn’t have enough water to keep it looking healthy. Dehydration can result from poor diet, insufficient water intake, or too much alcohol consumption.

Hyperpigmentation

Dark spots are areas with increased melanin that can develop anywhere on the skin’s surface. Melanin is a pigment that gives color to the skin and acts as a shield from the sun. Hyper-pigmented skin patches are mostly the result of illness, injury, or acne scarring.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Skin wrinkles appear with age, and may be made worse by sun damage, dehydration, smoking, and particular sleeping positions. A balanced diet, limited sun exposure, and proper skincare routine can significantly reduce these. 

Additional HydraFacial Features

Anti-Aging

HydraFacial can slow down, and reverse the aging processes of the skin. Giving a vibrant healthy glow and a supple youthful appearance.

Lymphatic Drainage

HydraFacial can also help to drain stagnant lymph fluid, improving circulation and aiding the body in an important detoxing process. 

Collagen Boosting

A collagen boosting serum rehydrates the skin and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. That effect is especially noticeable in the focal areas of the face, like the smile lines around the mouth and the eyes.

Growth Factors

Growth factors play an essential role in skin rejuvenation. They are natural substances that skin cells produce to keep it looking fresh and healthy. Protein-rich cosmetic treatments aid cell-division; thus, they also restore skin’s elasticity and firmness, repair damaged skin, and support its protective functions.

Salicylic Acid Treatment

Salicylic acid helps control abnormal shedding of skin cells and the formation of clogged pores. It is an efficient peeling agent that is available in many cosmetic products that treat acne, breakouts, and blackheads. 

Comedone Extraction

Your esthetician may perform additional manual extractions of individual blackheads. Gentle pressure is applied around a clogged pore and the dirt and dead skin is extracted. The result is a healthy, glowing, and blemish-free skin!

Exfoliation

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. It is a part of all facial treatments, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels. The results are visible at once, as the skin appears glowing, refreshed, bright, and healthy.

HydraFacial Vs. Microdermabrasion — What Is Better?

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic treatment that uses an abrasive tip to resurface the skin. It uses vacuum technology to extract impurities from the pores. This procedure is recommended for oily and congested skin, as it can treat mild acne, dull skin, and dark spots. 

However, the abrasive tip may feel quite rough on the skin, and the patients usually complain about redness and irritation after the session. The pulling motions of the tip exfoliate the skin effectively but sometimes cause micro-tears on it, leaving it prone to inflammation and dryness.

HydraFacial, on the other hand, uses a softer cosmetic tip and vortex technology to unclog pores. It cleanses, exfoliates, massages, hydrates, and moisturizes the skin, all in one rejuvenation treatment. It is equally effective on all skin types, including those with rosacea and severe acne. 

Unlike microdermabrasion, the entire HydraFacial process is gentle and relaxing. At the end of the session, the skin instantly looks and feels fresh, radiant, plump, and healthy. Overall, HydraFacial is a comfortable and luxurious experience that provides all the benefits of various facial treatments without any of the side effects. 

How Does HydraFacial Help Acne?

Acne-susceptible skin exhibits more severe reactions to congested follicles. The glands in problematic skin produce more oil than those in regular, making them prone to clogged pores, pimple breakouts, and blackheads.

Treating such skin solely with topical products does not yield positive long-term results, as they only partially cleanse the pores. Those products are merely effective at removing the tops of the blackheads, whereas the roots remain unaffected.

HydraFacial cleanses the deeper dermal layers more efficiently and extracts all of the congested oil. The vortex technology removes all the impurities from the dermis, which prevents acne from reappearing. The best part is that the results are visible immediately after the session!

HydraFacial: Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Last?

Most HydraFacial treatments last around 30 minutes. However, depending on the skin’s specific needs and the procedure can take up to 45 minutes. 

Is There Downtime?

No, HydraFacial requires no downtime. After the session, patients are free to resume their normal daily activities. They can apply makeup to the face and expose the skin to the sun in moderation. In rare cases, mild redness may appear, but it usually subsides within an hour.

How Many HydraFactial Treatments Should I Get?

Patients can see positive results after a single session. Clients with normal skin who want to keep it healthy, glowing, and without imperfections should repeat the treatment once every couple of months.

However, in some cases with more problematic skin, more treatments may be needed. For most patients, six sessions, one every two weeks, is usually enough for optimal results. 

Your esthetician can provide a skin consultation and will recommend how often you should have HydraFacials to maintain results.