Facials have been around for ages. In Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra is said to have treated her skin with mud from the Dead Sea twice a week. One of the “four beauties of Ancient China”, Yang Gui Fei, made her own face mask by crushing pearls, white jade, ginseng, and mixed lotus root starch into a thick paste. Some methods of the past were a little more dangerous, though. Women in the Elizabethan era put Ceruse, a poisonous blend of white lead and vinegar, on their faces to whiten them, and in the first half of the 20th century, facials conducted with radioactive material were not uncommon.
Luckily, we’ve learned a lot about how to treat skin since then. We understand how sun damages the skin, how diet can affect skin health, and that hydration is the key to a youthful complexion. It’s with that knowledge that the HydraFacial, one of the most powerful, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatments available today, was developed. They are performed by a clinician using a medical-grade HydraFacial machine designed to carry out the patented three-part regimen.
If you are eager to offer the latest in facial technology to your patients, it may be time for you to invest in a HydraFacial machine. Before you hand over your hard-earned money to get one, we want to make sure you know everything there is to know about the HydraFacial.
The HydraFacial Procedure
HydraFacials are like a gentler version of traditional microdermabrasion in which the skin is blasted with crystals or abrasive chemicals. In this less abrading method, the patient’s skin is cleansed, exfoliated, and infused with moisturizing serums. The secret to this procedure’s success lies with the HydraFacial machine’s patented spiralized HydroPeel® tips. When the spiral design of these tips is used in conjunction with the proprietary vacuum technology and serums, it creates a vortex effect that easily dislodges and removes impurities while simultaneously delivering hydrating skin solutions.
A HydraFacial treatment can be broken down into three phases. Beyond the standard steps, there are targeted add-ons, or boosters, that can be used on your patients to treat unique skin concerns, like brown spots.
Step 1: Cleanse and Peel
In the first step of the procedure, the skin is cleansed twice using the vacuum technology. The first cleanse is an algae extract and lactic acid serum, and the second cleanse is a mixture of glycolic and salicylic acids. The goal of this step is to uncover a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing.
Step 2: Extract and Hydrate
This is the point in the process when the HydraFacial machine begins suctioning debris and sebum from skin pores. Unlike other facial extractions which are known to be painful, HydraFacials are painless, utilizing a salicylic acid serum to flush out clogged pores and a hyaluronic and peptide serum to simultaneously hydrate the skin.
Step 3: Fuse and Protect
In the final step, the HydraFacial machine saturates a patient’s skin with antioxidants and peptides to give their skin a glowing, healthy-looking appearance.
Additional Treatment Options
The steps described above are part of the Signature HydraFacial procedure. It usually takes about 30 minutes to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the skin. For patients with skin that needs a little extra TLC, you could perform the Deluxe HydraFacial or the Platinum HydraFacial.
Deluxe HydraFacial: All of the deluxe treatment options will take about 45 minutes and give you the opportunity to customize the treatment to the patient’s skin.
- Age Refinement HydraFacial: DermaBuilder is added to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Radiance HydraFacial: Britenol booster is added to help minimize the appearance of dark spots.
- Restorative HydraFacial: CTGF is added to help improve the appearance of skin tone, texture, and elasticity.
- Clarifying HydraFacial: Blue LED Light Therapy and extended extractions are introduced to help improve oil production and congested skin.
Platinum HydraFacial: This treatment option begins with lymphatic therapy followed by one of the deluxe HydraFacial options to deeply cleanse, extract and hydrate the skin while addressing specific skin concerns. This treatment concludes with LED Blue and Red Light Therapy. In total it takes about an hour.
The Benefits of a HydraFacial Machine
It’s Suitable for All Skin Types
A HydraFacial machine has proven to be helpful in treating many different skin conditions, including:
- Oily, acne-prone skin
- Dry skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Enlarged and clogged pores
Teenagers with oily, acne-prone skin, adults with hyperpigmentation or wrinkles, and older adults with sun damage and age spots can all benefit from hydrafacial treatments.
It’s Gentle on Patients’ Skin
Despite the fact that a HydraFacial involves both exfoliation and extraction, patients will find the treatment to be both painless and non-irritating to the skin. In fact, some patients enjoy the sensation, likening it to getting a light face massage. Since it’s intended to deliver hydrating serums to the skin, patients are left with a smooth, radiant, healthy glow afterward.
While more invasive treatments require a few days or even weeks of downtime to recover, that is not the case with a HydraFacial. Improvements in skin texture and tone are immediately noticeable, and patients won’t need to recover or wait for redness to disappear to really see the results. After the procedure concludes, patients are actually able to apply makeup and go about their day.
Compatible With Other Treatments
Patients who come in for a HydraFacial treatment are also able to receive other skincare treatments in conjunction with it. These could include non-ablative laser treatments or injectables. Whatever a patient’s aesthetic goals are, the ability to pair a HydraFacial with additional treatments poses an excellent upselling opportunity for you.
Get Your Own HydraFacial Machine for Your Medspa
HydraFacials are an incredibly popular procedure with patients young and old, making the purchase of a HydraFacial machine a great investment for your medspa. That being said, the price tag of a brand new machine is nothing to turn your nose up at; buying new is notoriously expensive. By buying a used cosmetic machine, you’ll be able to offer HydraFacials to your clientele without emptying your bank account.
Laser Resellers is the most trusted reseller in the market. We stock all of the devices we advertise in our warehouse, so you never have to worry whether the equipment you’re buying actually exists or not. We also make sure every machine is serviced by manufacturer-trained technicians, so whenever your laser arrives, it will be in perfect working condition.
If you’re interested in bringing one of the most requested facial treatments to your patients, ask Laser Resellers about how you can buy a HydraFacial machine. We’ll help you find exactly what you need.