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Hydrafacial treatments vary but in essence, a hydrafacial removes dead skin cells, extracts impurities and rejuvenates the skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. First, the procedure provides three treatments in one: deep cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing. Second, hydrafacial treatments are considered safe for all types of skin. And third, you will usually see immediate results. This makes a hydrafacial a great way to safely beautify your skin before special occasions and events.

When should I have a hydrafacial?
A hydrafacial is an excellent treatment at any time of year. However, it can work especially well on sun-damaged skin that needs both hydration and exfoliation. In addition, winter’s cold temperatures and harsh winds make our skin sensitive, dry and irritated. Many of us combat winter’s effects by using heavy moisturizers, which can clog pores. A non-irritating hydrafacial treatment is a gentle way to remove dead skin cells and put soothing vitamins back into the skin.

What can I expect from a hydrafacial?
Many fans of hydrafacials report that after just one treatment their skin was clear, glowing and softer. However, aestheticians recommend as many as six sessions to treat fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne and oily skin. In addition, after your hydrafacial, your everyday moisturizer will penetrate your now-healthier, flake-free skin more easily. Also, unlike some skin treatments, hydrafacials are painless and even relaxing.

Good to know
Many day spas and medical spas offer some type of hydrafacial. Treatments take as little as 30 minutes and there is usually no downtime or side effects. The results typically last five to seven days, and many people enjoy a hydrafacial once a month.