One of the most popular treatments in the world is Hydrafacial, an all-in-one skin treatment that helps promote healthy, youthful-looking skin. This facial treatment can be an occasional add-on to your normal treatments or it can be the staple of your regular skincare routine. At Bala Aesthetics and Medispa in Bel Air, MD we know that this facial treatment can be the key to unlocking glowing skin that is healthier and more refined overall – for just about all skin tones and skin types!
How Often Can You Do a HydraFacial?
For most people, the ideal treatment timeline is about once a month to achieve good skin health and better overall aesthetics. This facial works by addressing the health of your skin layer by layer. Each step of this treatment is designed to cleanse, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin. A monthly treatment is ideal for most people since this will promote skin health without disrupting the natural balance of your skin pH or your normal cellular turnover.
But just like any aesthetic treatment, the frequency of your facials will be dependent on certain factors, including other treatments or at-home products you are using. This treatment can be personalized to fit into your skin treatment routine so you can have ideal skin health. Some factors that may determine the overall frequency of your treatment may include your age, your skin health, your skin type, and your general skin condition.
Are More Frequent Treatments Better?
You know the idiom “too much of a good thing isn’t good”? Well, that might not necessarily be a notion that can be applied to a treatment like Hydrafacial. Some specific skin types and conditions may benefit from more frequent treatments. That said, if you are spacing your facials more frequently, then you may need to make other adjustments in your regular skincare. This is because your skin will still need some recovery time from this gentle facial treatment. If you are having treatments every two to three weeks, you may need to temporarily discontinue retinoids and chemical exfoliants.
For some, scheduling treatments two times a month may be a better way to get a handle on difficult skin conditions. When your initial treatment appointments are closer together, you may be able to control breakouts or other skin conditions more effectively. When your skin is calm and in a healthy state, you can then start spacing your appointments out to monthly or bi-monthly. Some skin conditions and skin types that may benefit from more frequency include:
Acne Skin Type
Acne-prone skin may be the skin type that benefits the most from frequent Hydrafacial treatments. Acne can present as pimples, cysts, blackheads, whiteheads, enlarged pores, clogged pores, and irritated skin that is marked by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. For acne-prone skin, it can be difficult to control breakouts when the overall health of the skin and the condition of the skin cells are constantly out of balance because of acne-causing bacteria.
One of the biggest causes of acne is a combination of dead skin cells and acne-causing bacteria trapped in the pores of the skin, which eventually leads to pimples or cysts. The most effective way to get your acne under control is to regularly exfoliate the skin and eliminate oil, dirt, and bacteria on the skin surface. This facial treatment can exfoliate dead skin cells, extract dirt and oil, and use special peels to eliminate bacteria and promote better skin regulation.
Very Oily or Very Dry Skin Type
Whether or not you also have acne, having very oily or very dry skin can be challenging. These skin types share some common features. For example, oily skin is usually also dry skin, with the high oil production caused by an overcorrection of the skin to maintain hydration. Dry skin, on the other hand, is caused by the skin being very reactive or by dead skin cells that make it difficult to keep the skin moist in deeper skin layers.
This facial treatment is unique because it can accurately target both of these problems at the same time – and that’s by treating the root cause, which is lack of moisture in the skin and dead skin cells that are not shed correctly from the skin surface. This facial treatment can help regulate these natural processes and reprogram your skin to produce a normal amount of oil that will keep the skin supple. Over time, the health of your skin and certain skin conditions will improve.
Dysfunctional Skin Type
Some may have a dysfunctional skin type, such as those who have very sensitive skin or skin with an irregular cellular turnover. While many skin conditions, like acne and dry skin, can be linked to irregular cellular turnover, as can concerns like sun damage or visible aging. As we age, the natural cellular turnover cycle slows down, which can lead to dull or tired-looking skin. On the other hand, sensitive skin is usually caused by skin that has grown too thin or is too reactive to the environment or skincare products.
This facial treatment can help you manage dysfunctional skin types by correcting the processes of the skin to ensure that the skin is on a normal cycle that will promote better health. With regular facials, the monthly exfoliation will regulate cellular turnover, which will then regulate oil production, collagen production, and much more. Regular facials will also simplify your at-home skincare treatment since the facial will be doing most of the work to regulate cellular turnover.
What Happens During Your Treatment?
This facial involves several steps, which are completed by the special Hydrafacial device. This device is unique because of the double vortex design and the infusion technology that is used to deeply hydrate the skin. The first step of your treatment will be to manually remove all make-up or skincare products. Then, the treatment device will be used to cleanse the skin, exfoliate dead skin cells, and extract dirt, oil, make-up, and other pore-clogging materials from the skin surface.
At this point, a special peel customized to your skincare needs will be used to treat your skin for specific concerns. The peel will then be removed and the treatment device will infuse your skin with hydrating and nutrient-full serums to promote better, brighter, and healthier skin. Your facial will usually take about one hour to complete.
How Long Will Your Results Last?
Whether you are having this treatment once a month or twice a month, the results of this treatment will generally last for one to four weeks at a time. The longevity of your results will depend on treatment frequency, at-home products, and the health of your skin. Many people find that the results of this treatment will gradually start to last longer as this facial promotes better skin health.
Essentially, the more treatments you have, the longer your skin will look better after each facial. Your results from this treatment will be beneficial for your overall appearance with softened lines and wrinkles, better skin tone and texture, and mild collagen and elastin production that will help your skin look younger.
Can Results Last Longer?
If you love your results, then you will probably want to do everything you can to make sure your results last for as long as possible. Fortunately, this is easy when you make the right lifestyle and skincare choices. By staying hydrated, eating a balanced nutrient-rich diet, using the right skincare products to support your skin goals, and regularly using SPF during the daytime, you can achieve longer results and healthier skin over time.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Because this facial can be customized to meet your precise skin needs, most people are good candidates, including those who have sensitive skin. This treatment is appropriate for those with all skin tones and types. The best candidates are those who are interested in using this treatment as part of their regular skincare routine. A consultation will determine if this treatment is a good option for you.
Have Healthier Skin With Hydrafacial
The things that will make your skin healthy are also the things that will make your skin more beautiful and youthful-looking. However, it can be hard to get started on your journey to healthier skin when you have certain skin types or skin conditions, such as acne. Fortunately, a Hydrafacial can be an excellent option to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us at Bala Aesthetics and Medispa in Bel Air, MD to schedule your first appointment today.