One of the most popular in-office treatments in the world, the HydraFacial is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment that features a patented 3-part regiment using Vortex Fusion technology to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin with the HydroPeel Tip, a pen-like device with a spiral design that delivers painless extractions.
This high-tech facial consistently delivers safe and effective results by combining vortex pressure with a clog-purging solution of salicylic acid, willow bark extract, and anti-inflammatory Tasmanian Pepper to suction from the pores, with no squeezing or pressing required, which means no pain or downtime - something other facials cannot offer!
Adding on to the standard 3-steps in a HydraFacial, boosters that focus on specific concerns can be incorporated, making the treatment fully customisable for your needs, whether it be fine lines & wrinkles, elasticity & firmness, even tone & vibrancy, skin texture, brown spots, oily & congested skin, or enlarged pores. Suitable for virtually any age and skin type, a HydraFacial can be tailored for you during a consultation by Dr Vicki.
The HydraFacial treatment starts with cleansing by removing the dead skin cells and excess sebum from the skin. Next, a mix of salicylic and glycolic acids are applied to the skin to break up any dirt and oil that's clogging pores. Then, the HydraPeel Tip is used to essentially vacuum out blackheads, dirt, oil, and impurities, while hydrating, plumping, and nourishing serums are simultaneously applied to the skin.
One of the many reasons why the HydraFacial is so popular is because there are minimal side effects, and essentially no downtime post-treatment, just a little redness immediately following the treatment that quickly subsides.
It is best to let your skin rest and soak up all of the benefits of the facial for the rest of the day after the treatment. Your normal skincare and makeup routine can resume the next morning.
Everyone! One of the HydraFacial's biggest draws is that the treatment is suitable for virtually any age and skin type — teenagers with acne, adults with pimples, wrinkles, and hyper-pigmentation, and for older patients with sun damage and even flaky pre-cancerous spots (as part of more serious treatments). However, those with active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea, along with pregnant patients, should abstain from this treatment.
Dewy and glowy skin following a HydraFacial lasts longer than other facials and is intended to improve your skin’s appearance over time. In order to get maximum results, HydraFacial treatments can be done every four to six weeks.
Dr Vicki will be able to advise how best to customise your treatment with boosters depending on your individual skin condition and needs. The tool’s suctioning power can also be toned down to tackle more delicate areas, such as around the eyes, to loosen millia or clear dark circles by boosting circulation.
The HydraFacial can be done on the same day as injectables and non-ablative light and laser treatments. While you can get a HydraFacial in conjunction with other non-invasive procedures, it is important to consider the side effects and downtime of these treatments before getting the facial. For example, the HydraFacial should be performed before Botox, since patients should not lay down after Botox treatments.