HydraFacials are one of the most popular treatments in the world, with over two million treatments performed globally last year. In fact, HydraFacials are so popular it is estimated that one is given in a medical office or spa near you every fifteen seconds! This high-performance facial exfoliates, extracts, hydrates, and provides the nutrients your skin craves for a fresh, youthful glow. With the knowledge of our team here at Dr. Gabriel's Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR medical spa, the passion we have for our patients, and the drive we have for quality results; we will help your skin stand the test of time and feel better than it ever has at any age.
What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial uses a medical-grade hydradermabrasion device that offers a patented three-part regimen of cleansing, exfoliating, and infusing the skin with deeply intensive serums to help you manage:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Firmness and elasticity
- Vibrancy and radiance
- Evening out skin tone
- Skin texture
- Brown spots
- Oily or congested Skin
- Enlarged pores
Using a clog-clearing solution of salicylic acid, willow bark extract, and anti-inflammatory Tasmanian pepper, a HydraFacial delivers results with no squeezing or pressing required. In addition to the three steps included in each HydraFacial treatment, Dr. Gabriel’s office also offers add-ons and boosters, which target unique skin conditions or concerns like brown spots, lines, or uneven tone.
How Does a HydraFacial Work?
HydraFacials get their results through hydradermabrasion, which is a gentler form of dermabrasion that achieves similar results. Like dermabrasion, the hydradermabrasion you receive in each HydraFacial treatment:
- A treatment takes about 30 minutes
- Can be done the same day as injectables, light or laser treatments
- Has minimal side effects
- Does not blast the skin with grit
- Vacuums out pores while pushing potent active substances into the pores
Using the “vortex technology” in each HydraFacial device you get a patented treatment that washes away impurities and freshens and protects the pores on your face. Each procedure promises to moisturize, brighten, plump, and protect skin.
What Other Treatments Can a HydraFacial Include?
If you are interested in including boosters in your HydraFacial treatment, you can work with Dr. Gabriel and his staff to tailor your treatment to your specific priorities. Boosters can include:
- Vitamin C-caliber brightening
- Infusion of growth factors for fine lines
- Glycolic-salicylic acid peels
- LED light therapy, and more
All boosters are personalized to you and your skin’s specific needs, promising a painless, effective, and fast-working treatment that will leave your skin glowing and nourished.
How Many HydraFacial Treatments Do I Need?
Thanks to the high-tech qualities of a HydraFacial, each procedure offers consistent results designed specifically for your skin.
- You can expect to see more results from a HydraFacial than you do from a basic spa facial, but less than you might see with a laser treatment.
- Unlike traditional facials, there is very little risk of your skin becoming inflamed.
- A single treatment can offer unparalleled radiance, really delivering an extra glow to your skin before an important event or celebration.
There are no limits to the number of HydraFacial treatments you can receive, and, thanks to recent connections with skincare brands, you may also be sent home with a specific kit to use between facials to enhance the benefits of your treatment.
Am I a Candidate?
While a HydraFacial offers similar results to procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, a HydraFacial is a relaxing, feel-good experience that is never painful — in fact, the sensation of HydraFacial treatments with Dr. Gabriel’s staff have been compared to a light massage.
HydraFacial treatments are appropriate and safe for most skin issues, including but not limited to acne, building collagen, and calming the skin.