What is a HydraFacial MD?
HydraFacial removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities like microdermabrasion does, but it also simultaneously bathes the new
skin with cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing serums. It is the only skin resurfacing procedure that provides both non-invasive
exfoliation and simultaneous delivery of skin-specific topical solutions.
Living in Florida, especially during the summer, can make our skin very dehydrated. When skin cells are not fully hydrated, they cannot
function at their optimal level, and the free radical aging process is accelerated. Instead of blasting the skin with gritty crystals,
which is what happens during dry exfoliation like microdermabrasion, HydraFacial MD adds moisture to the equation, and the procedure
blasts the skin with serums, such as botanicals, antioxidants, hyaluronic acids, glycolic acids, and salicylic acids. First, the outer
layer of your skin is compromised through an exfoliation and extraction process. Then, during the hydration process, beneficial compounds
are infused deep into your skin with increased effectiveness.
A HydraFacial MD treatment takes as little as 30 minutes, and there is no discomfort during the process. The results are immediate.
You achieve a “dewy” look and glow instantly, which may last for five to seven days or even longer. A series of treatments is recommended
for improving fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and oily or acne prone skin. This is considered a “lunchtime” procedure because
it is quick, and you can return to your normal activity right after the treatment since there is no downtime. You may have seen this
extremely innovative and effective procedure in InStyle magazine or featured on “The Doctors” television show.
Microdermabrasion v. HydraFacial MD Microdermabrasion is the procedure in which the outermost surface
of the skin is partially removed by light abrasion. The fresh skin just below the surface is then exposed, creating
a glowing new complexion. Microdermabrasion is used to remove sun-damaged skin and to remove or lessen scars and dark
spots on the skin. It is also used in the treatment of fine lines, acne, acne scars, and enlarged pores, as well as
to improve the texture of the skin.
Although this treatment has many benefits, professional microdermabrasion
can bruise or discolor the skin if done incorrectly.
The vacuum action tends to cause blemishes if the skin tension is released or uneven. The lip area is particularly
susceptible to bruising, and the eyelids should never be treated with microdermabrasion. Treatment that is too deep
or intense can cause permanent discoloration to the skin. For this reason and because HydraFacial is much more
effective for fine lines and wrinkles, we no longer offer microdermabrasion in our office.