Many people take a reactive approach to their skin. They apply moisturisers when they feel dryness. They use acne products when they see blemishes. They start an anti-ageing regimen when they start to notice fine lines and pigmentation. While it certainly can be helpful to treat concerns as they arise, it’s also important to proactively maintain your complexion by improving your overall skin health.
The HydraFacial is one of the most popular in-clinic skin treatments worldwide. HydraFacial focuses on three key measures of skin health: hydration, tone and texture, and pores and congestion. Making HydraFacial a consistent part of your skincare routine can leave you with healthier, more nourished skin and an extra-radiant glow.
What Is HydraFacial?
Your skin isn’t just one of the largest organs in your body — it’s also the most vulnerable. It is frequently exposed to the elements, not to mention the constant pull of gravity and any harsh soaps, sanitisers and skincare products you may use throughout the day.
HydraFacial doesn’t just address the outward signs of skin damage; it focuses on the underlying causes to improve skin health and deliver a complexion that truly glows. The multi-step treatment exfoliates dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously nourishing the skin with targeted serums and optional boosters.
How Does HydraFacial Work?
HydraFacial is a non-invasive, non-laser exfoliating treatment. Using patented technology, HydraFacial provides the benefits of a deep-cleansing facial, microdermabrasion and a chemical peel combined. The procedure includes the following steps:
- Cleansing and Exfoliation: removes makeup and dirt, opens the pores and exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells with hydradermabrasion
- Gentle Chemical Peel: uses a combination of glycolic acid and salicylic acid to clean the pores and resurface the skin
- Extraction and Hydration: suctions impurities from deep within the pores with patented Vortex-Fusion technology while delivering vital nutrients to hydrate the skin
- Serum Application: saturates the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to promote elasticity and vibrance
All this happens in just 30 minutes for the original HydraFacial. We also offer boosters and upgrades to enhance your HydraFacial.
What Concerns Can Be Treated With HydraFacial?
Thanks to its versatility and our enhancement options, HydraFacials at AF Aesthetics can improve a wide range of skin conditions and concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dry skin
- Buildup of dead skin cells
- Inflammation and redness
- Excess oil
- Acne blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads
- Poor skin tone and texture
- Dull complexion
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damage
Who Are Sydney HydraFacial Treatments For?
HydraFacial is a gentle treatment designed for all skin types. Even those with the most sensitive skin can tolerate this hydradermabrasion procedure. Our skin therapists can tailor serums and boosters to maximise the effectiveness of your HydraFacial for your unique skin type and concerns.
HydraFacial is suitable for all ethnicities and nearly any age, including teenagers.
What Is Included in a HydraFacial Treatment?
Every HydraFacial treatment at AF Aesthetics starts with a full consultation. This is so your skin therapist can understand which skin problems frustrate you the most and what goals you hope to achieve. From there, your provider will customise your HydraFacial according to your needs. We offer three treatment options:
The original HydraFacial is a 30-minute treatment that can simultaneously address your medical skin concerns and your rejuvenation needs. The Signature HydraFacial cleanses, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates any skin type.
The deluxe experience includes the steps of the Signature HydraFacial, plus your choice of super-serum booster to address your specific skin concerns. Your AF Aesthetics provider will help you determine which booster will be most beneficial for your skin.
Our ultimate HydraFacial experience starts with Lymphatic Therapy to detoxify your skin. Next, we perform a Deluxe HydraFacial with a specialty vial of your choice. This treatment concludes with LED Light Therapy to further address acne (blue light) or fine lines (red light).
How Can I Enhance My HydraFacial?
In addition to choosing from our three HydraFacial packages, you can also customise your treatment with one of our boosters:
- NassifMD HydraGlucan Booster — a proprietary blend of ingredients formulated to hydrate, repair, illuminate and protect your skin while addressing signs of ageing
- Derma Builder Booster — a patented combination of peptides that helps smooth fine lines, support collagen production, and address irregularities in tone and texture
- ReGen GF Booster — a proprietary cocktail of growth factor-mimicking peptides that enhances collagen and elastin production, accelerates skin repair and improves hydration
Lymphatic Therapy or LED Light Therapy can be added à la carte to a Signature or Deluxe HydraFacial.
What Is the Expected Recovery After HydraFacial?
You may apply makeup and sunscreen and return to your normal activities as soon as your HydraFacial is done. Your skin may appear slightly flushed, but the redness should be minor and fade quickly. There is no downtime.
When Will I See Results From My HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial leaves you with a glow right away. One treatment delivers plumper, more hydrated, healthier-looking skin immediately after the procedure.
How Many HydraFacials Will I Need?
If you’re simply looking to refresh your skin before an important event, one treatment is all you need for a youthful, radiant complexion. Results generally last for five to seven days, but may last longer.
For deeper and longer lasting improvements, we recommend having a HydraFacial once per month. A regular treatment schedule can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and congested skin, while helping to improve and maintain your overall skin health.
Rethink Your Skin Health With HydraFacial in Sydney
AF Aesthetics is a full-service medical aesthetics clinic located in Lemon Grove Shopping Centre, Chatswood. We offer an extensive list of skin care services, laser treatments, injectables and energy devices. Whether you want to minimise signs of ageing, get glowing skin or just pamper yourself, we have a solution for you.
Ready to try HydraFacial? Not sure which service is right for you? Either way, contact AF Aesthetics today to get started.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Hydradermabrasion vs. microdermabrasion — what is the difference?
Dermabrasion treatments are skin-resurfacing procedures. Microdermabrasion uses a spray of fine crystals or a diamond tip to ‘sand’ away the outer layer of the skin. Hydradermabrasion is a more gentle approach to skin resurfacing that uses a flow of water and a vacuum tip to remove dead skin cells and impurities.
Does HydraFacial hurt?
A HydraFacial isn’t painful at all. You may feel some light pressure and tingling, but most people find the treatment soothing and relaxing.
How does a HydraFacial compare to a spa facial?
Spa facials are great for pampering, but they are not designed to improve serious skin concerns. HydraFacial is a medical-grade treatment that’s geared toward delivering results. It uses advanced technology and stronger ingredients to target your skin’s biggest needs.