Have you tried seemingly every topical cream and serum on the market to get your skin to glow? Are you struggling to find an effective cleanser to unclog your pores? If so, you may be a good candidate for a HydraFacial at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL. Today, we’re discussing everything you need to know about this revolutionary treatment, including what it is and what to expect during the four-step treatment process.

What Is a HydraFacial? 

A HydraFacial is an incredibly beneficial skincare treatment. In fact, this treatment is so beneficial that it has surpassed Botox in popularity. One of the reasons this treatment is so popular is that it combines some of the most effective skincare techniques into a single, convenient treatment. A convenient treatment session that can be completed in as few as 30 minutes provides you with microdermabrasion, effective extractions, and an acid peel.

It also includes serums that cleanse, hydrate, heal, and nourish your skin. Also, this treatment is incredibly popular because it provides so many benefits. For instance, it is an extremely effective acne treatment and makes acne prevention far more effective. However, it also brightens your skin thanks to the gentle removal of the superficial layer of your skin. Additionally, it encourages extra collagen production which tightens your skin and smooths wrinkles.

What Happens During a HydraFacial? 

The HydraFacial system uses a simple, effective four-step process to provide you with healthy, radiant skin. This four-step process starts with vortex cleaning, progresses to a vortex acid peel, progresses further to vortex extraction, and finishes with vortex fusion.

Vortex Cleaning

Vortex cleansing and exfoliation is the first step of the HydraFacial process. Depending on the last time you’ve had your skin exfoliated, the blue or orange wand tip may be more appropriate for you. During the vortex cleaning portion of your treatment, your skin will be cleansed gently while the device exfoliates your skin, gently sloughing away the dead cells that make up the superficial layer of your skin.

Once the dead, dull skin cells that make up the visible layer of your skin have been removed, your skin will exude a healthy, youthful, radiant glow. However, the wand doesn’t just result in the shedding of dead skin cells. it also removes dirt and excess sebum that builds up over time. Also, this innovative device releases a very powerful stream of lactic and glycolic acids. Even better, your skin is hydrated and soothed during this portion of the treatment.

Vortex Acid Peel

Once the vortex cleaning portion of your treatment has unclogged your pores, your skin is ready for the second step of the process, the vortex acid peel. If you’ve never received an acid peel before, you may be worried about burning. However, there is no need to worry about pain or discomfort. The acid peel we will administer includes gentle glycolic and salicylic acids that will soothe your skin rather than burn it.

These acids are so beneficial because they further unclog your pores. They also slow down the production of sebum, an oil produced by your sebaceous glands that is usually beneficial. When your skin isn’t producing an excess of sebum, you don’t have to worry about whitehead or blackhead outbreaks. Also, with your pores unclogged, topical preventative acne medications are more effective.

Vortex Extraction

The third step in the treatment process is vortex extraction. If you’ve ever tried to extract whiteheads or blackheads before, you know that the process can hurt. That’s because when you try extraction by yourself, an inflammatory response occurs. This makes it even more difficult to remove all of the excess sebum and dirt from your skin. Vortex extraction is different.

It doesn’t apply an inordinate amount of pressure to your skin like the intense pressure your skin is put under by your fingers when you try to squeeze your blackheads out. Also, it is far more effective. Vortex extraction involves the use of very gentle suction power to cleanse your pores. During this phase, we will also apply a very special serum to cleanse your pores even more deeply, calm your skin, and hydrate your skin.

Vortex Fusion

The fourth and final step of the treatment process is vortex fusion. This step involves the use of a clear tip that infuses the skin with a powerful antioxidant serum. This serum features a number of beneficial ingredients, including vitamins A and E and hyaluronic acid.

These ingredients protect your skin from free radicals that prematurely age you. They also hydrate and nourish your skin further. As an added bonus, the extra hyaluronic acid and hydration induce extra collagen production.

The Bottom Line

During a HydraFacial, your pores will be unclogged and your skin will be cleansed, hydrated, and nourished. After your treatment, your skin will look younger, healthier, and more radiant than it has in months, and you will feel confident enough to go without makeup. To find out whether this incredible skincare treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment with us at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL. We look forward to helping your skin.