How Does a Hydrafacial Compare to a Regular Facial?

The world of skincare can be a fascinating place, with an array of treatments designed to enhance one's natural beauty, improve skin health, and provide a fresh, glowing complexion. One such treatment is a facial, a multi-step skincare routine. But you may be wondering, what exactly is a facial, and how does it differ from other treatments such as the Hydrafacial?

woman getting a hydrafacial

What is a Facial?

A regular facial, often referred to as a 'classic' or 'traditional' facial, involves a few standard steps. The process starts with cleansing, where a professional will thoroughly clean your face to remove any makeup or dirt. The next step is exfoliation, where the aesthetician uses a scrub or an exfoliating tool to remove the dead skin cells from your face. Following this, you'll experience a relaxing face massage that helps improve blood circulation and skin elasticity.

The next step involves the application of a face mask suitable for your skin type. This is usually left on your skin for about 10-15 minutes. Then, your face is typically steamed to open up your pores. The final step in a regular facial is the application of a moisturizer and sunscreen to hydrate and protect your skin. Now, let's contrast this process to the Hydrafacial treatment.

What is a Hydrafacial?

Hydrafacial is a patented skincare treatment that offers the benefits of multiple facial treatments in one. It uses a specially designed, handheld device to cleanse, exfoliate, and infuse your skin with intensive serums. The process begins with a deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation, where the handheld device is used to open up your pores and remove any dirt or oil.

Following this, a mix of salicylic and glycolic acids is applied to your skin. This breaks up any dirt or oil that's clogging your pores. A painless extraction process then follows where the device vacuums out blackheads, dirt, oil, and impurities from your pores. The final step in a Hydrafacial is serum application. The device infuses an antioxidant and hyaluronic acid-rich serum into your skin to promote its health and resilience.

Comparing Hydrafacial to Regular Facials

When comparing the benefits of Hydrafacial compared to regular facials, it's clear that both have their merits. Regular facials are great for maintaining overall skin health, giving you clean, refreshed, and bright skin. However, a Hydrafacial offers a more intensive treatment that addresses specific skin concerns, making it a more targeted approach.

A Hydrafacial also has the advantage of being a quicker treatment. While a regular facial can take up to an hour, a Hydrafacial can be completed in just 30-45 minutes. Plus, with the Hydrafacial, there's no discomfort or downtime, making it a more convenient option for those with busy schedules.

Explore What the Hydrafacial Can Do for Your Skin

Both regular facials and Hydrafacials offer numerous benefits for your skin. However, if you're looking for a more targeted treatment that addresses specific skin concerns and offers noticeable results, a Hydrafacial may be the better option.

If you are interested in improving your skin safely & effectively, consider getting a Hydrafacial at Aesthetic Surgical Associates in our Metaire, Louisiana office (also serving New Orleans). We provide outstanding care so you can feel confident in your safety, and achieve beautiful results. Please call 504-226-8200 to schedule an appointment today.