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© 2018 by Viviana Volpicelli.

TREATMENTS

Nov. 2018

HYDRAFACIAL:

Instant Deep

Clean & Glow

I’m sure you’ve seen the HydraFacial advertised almost everywhere by now, but for a long time I didn’t know exactly what it did until I got hooked on them myself!

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I’m sharing my experience with HydraFacials, why I love them, how important they are, and how they work!

 

WHY I LOVE HYDRAFACIALS:

It gives laser-like results with no chemicals, pain or downtime. HydraFacials are super gentle, yet effective and offer INSTANT results — minus any redness. The whole treatment takes approximately 30 minutes for glowing, radiant skin!

 

I love getting HydraFacials while I’m traveling if the hotel offers them because I pretty much know what to expect. The treatments really don’t vary that much depending on who’s performing them and I love that I can pop in for a quick 30 minute session. Since there’s no downtime, I can put makeup on and go to dinner afterwards. 

 

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT:

A HydraFacial is appropriate to target a range of common skin concerns including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, congested skin, enlarged pores and both oily and dehydrated skin. If you have any of these issues (or just want your skin to glow), this treatment will suit you. I love looking at before and after photos of the cumulative benefits these sessions have!

 

WHAT IT DOES:

This treatment is used to cleanse, exfoliate, extract impurities and flood skin with treatment serums. Instead of relying on abrasive methods to remove dead skin, it delivers various proprietary serums that help to dislodge dead cells and excess sebum while a suctioning action removes them from skin. The result — a deep cleanse and exfoliation without any pinching, pulling or pain. The treatment concludes with a liberal application of serum rich in antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid, designed to maintain results and give skin that immediate healthy, plump glow.

 

This treatment does ALL of this with a single pen-like mini vacuum tool. 

 

You might think that this “pen” isn’t capable of cleaning out your pores quite the same way as the manual extractions you’re used to because there’s no pain involved, but it actually cleans your pores better AND without any discomfort. Trust me, leaving the heavy lifting to the machine is more efficient than the old-school method. Work SMARTER, not HARDER. 

 

The whole experience feels (and sounds) a lot like one of those suction tools used at a dentist’s office, but it is also still weirdly relaxing and feels like a massage for your face, I love it!

HERE'S WHAT'S GOING ON AT A MICROSCOPIC LEVEL WHILE IT'S SUCKING AWAY:

#1

CLEANSE & EXFOLIATE

A cleansing serum is delivered to your skin while the spiral tip washes away dead skin cells. This will prep your skin for the following treatment steps. 

#2

GENTLE PEEL

A low percentage glycolic and salicylic acid solution then loosens impurities & debris that are lodged in the pores. Don't worry, there is no post treatment peeling. 

#3

VACUUM EXTRACTIONS

Using vacuum suction, the HydraFacial device then ejects impurities & debris straight from the pore. No more pinching and poking at your face! 

#4

INSTANT HYDRATION

Now that your skin is clear, the tool delivers a hydrating serum with antioxidants, peptides, and other skin-perfecting ingredients. You can also add wrinkle repair or brightening to your treatment. 

*My treatment was performed by MT Skin Clinic & Beauty.

Writing this article makes me want to run and go get one right now! These treatments are so refreshing and the results get better and better over time after each session you do! I would recommend looking up before and after pictures if you're on the fence about it!