Introduction To The Hydrafacial™
The Hydrafacial™ is a one of its kind facial rejuvenation procedure with a multitude of benefits for the skin. The Hydrafacial™ uses a new generation of technology which virtually replaces older microdermabrasion methods which have traditionally been more abrasive on the skin. The Hydrafacial™ provides cleaning, exfoliation, extraction and hydration within the one treatment including the Vortex-Fusion™ of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.
The end result is a facial that delivers in results, comfort and with no down time. Previously facials were kept in the realm of beauty salons but the Hydrafacial™ utilizes advanced technology to penetrate and protect the skin resulting in long lasting effects with immediate results.
Patients find the procedure comfortable and report an immediate improvement in skin tone and texture, a reduction in fine lines, an improvement in acne and congestion and a reduction in pigmentation. All without the down time and risks associated with other methods such as laser and BBL/IPL.
The treatment involves 4 stages which work to exfoliate the dead skin cells, extract congestion and impurities, restore the hydration of the skin and infuse active cosmeceutical ingredients. The benefits include:
- A reduction in congestion and removal of impurities
- Improved skin texture and tone
- A radiant and clear complexion with even colour
- Hydration with more subtle, firm and plump skin
- Reduction in the appearance of fine lines
- Improved absorption of active antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid due to the exfoliation of the upper layers of the skin
- A glowing complexion ready for a big event
frequently asked questions
+ WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
Following a full consultation with our dermal clinicians, your treatment regime and concerns will have been established. From here, the treatment just 30 minutes. You will have your face cleansed, then you relax while the clinician performs your Hydrafacial™. The treatment uses light suction and you will not feel any abrasiveness like with a microdermabrasion treatment. There is no discomfort or irritation and your skin will glow and feel tight immediately afterwards. There is no associated down time and you can resume your normal activities afterwards.
At Youth Lab we believe in optimising your result for greater longevity and skin health. The add on of LED light therapy using the Heallite II is an excellent option to enhance the bodys natural recovery and further enhance the skin rejuvenation effects of the Hydrafacial™ as well as help with acne, congestion, fine lines and more.
We recommend the Healite II for most patients and offer it at a reduced price of only $50 (normally $90) if added to the end of their Hydrafacial.
+ HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT LAST?
You will have outstanding results after just one treatment of the Hydrafacial™ however the best results are seen with regular sessions to ensure healthy cell turnover and the removal of damaged cells and impurities. At Youth Lab we recommend 3 initial treatments at monthly intervals for optimal results to refine, refresh and hydrate the skin. For those with more serious skin concerns such as acne and sun damage a course of 6 monthly treatments is recommended. Following the initial treatment course a Hydrafacial™ should be performed every 2-3 months or before any special or red carpet event.
We also recommend other treatment modalities to enhance the results of the Hydrafacial™ including medical grade skin peels, BBL, LED and skin needling. A comprehensive treatment course can be discussed at your consultation with our dermal clinician.
+ WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY TREATMENT?
There is no down time after the Hydrafacial™ treatment and patients can go back to work and go about their normal day. There may be some very mild redness that settled down very quickly and some may have some mild flaking for a few days after the treatment. Normal makeup can be worn immediately afterwards.
For the 3-5 days following treatment we advise the following:
- Don’t pick at any flaking skin and do not exfoliate or use any abrasive products on the skin
- Do not use any of your active skin care products including vitamin A, AHAs. It is best to use only bland products such as Cetaphil and QV
- Ensure your skin remains moisturized and apply regularly
- Strict sun avoidance and daily SPF 50
- Avoid heat inducing activities such as vigorous exercise, hot showers, steam rooms for 48 hours after the treatment.
- Avoid any other skin treatments such as BBL/IPL, laser, needling, injectables, waxing for 2 weeks after your treatment
Following the treatment (after resting the skin for 5 days) we recommend continuing with a home care regime of active cosmeceutical ingredients to ensure the longevity of the results and to continue to improve your skin health between treatments.
+ IS THE HYDRAFACIAL SAFE?
Although the treatment is very safe and effective, the treatment cannot be performed on those who have taken a course of prescription acne medications in the last 6 months, have allergies to Salicylates or shellfish, have had facial surgery in the last 12 months, have active facial infections/eczema/rosacea/dermatitis or herpes simplex infection (cold sores), have new sunburn in the treatment area or who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
We also advise to space the Hydrafacial™ treatment to 2 weeks before or after any other dermal treatment such as IPL/Laser/skin needling or 2 weeks after any cosmetic injectables. Our dermal clinicians and doctors will advise you during your consultation if the treatment is safe for you and all after care instructions will be provided on the day of your treatment.