Ask the Aesthetician: A Q&A About HydraFacial® Treatments

Let’s talk HydraFacial. A HydraFacial is considered a medical-grade skin care treatment that features cutting-edge technology to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate your skin. Your complexion will go from dull to glowing and refreshed with the use of microcurrent serums that hydrate your skin on the deepest levels. The serums used in this facial work to stimulate collagen, which can smooth fines lines, wrinkles, pores, and hyperpigmentation on the face. Also known as the "Red Carpet Facial," this quick and easy treatment is considered a must-have by some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities who want beautiful, glowing skin before stepping out for big events.

A professional facial can allow your skin to feel and look more attractive. Our team at Body+Beauty Lab is happy to offer Philadelphia, PA, women and men the advanced HydraFacial. Your face will be gently exfoliated and resurfaced so that afterward, your skin looks and feels fantastic. The talented team of aestheticians at Body+Beauty Lab has provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about HydraFacial. Read below for this informative Q&A series that will help you further understand the skin benefits of your HydraFacial treatment.

1. What exactly happens during a HydraFacial?

When you arrive at Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA, for your HydraFacial, one of our highly trained aestheticians will take you to a private treatment room. A typical session lasts about 30 – 45 minutes, which includes an assessment of your skin to determine the products most suitable for your skin type. HydraFacials consist of six steps. These include cleansing, exfoliation, extraction of pores, moisturizing, nourishing serum, and protection for your skin. Based on your complexion type, our team carefully selects the most suitable cleaners, exfoliation method, serum, moisturizers, and any other product or treatment that will be beneficial.

2. Is there just one type of HydraFacial?

The short answer is no. At Body+Beauty Lab, your skin care needs will be evaluated for areas that need an extra refresher. Based on that evaluation, your skin care specialist will recommend one of the seven different types of HydraFacials we offer at our Philadelphia, PA, practice. During your consultation, we will explain in detail the different kinds of HydraFacials available. Clients have the option to choose a package of four HydraFacials so they can try the different types depending on their current skin care needs.

3. How often can I get a HydraFacial?

Our Philadelphia-area clients love the results of their HydraFacials. Following treatment, improvements to your complexion will be visible in about 3 – 7 days. Your face will look brighter, more hydrated, plumper, and clear. HydraFacials are intended to improve your skin’s condition over time. We recommend that our clients schedule a HydraFacial every 4 – 6 weeks to continue to keep their skin in tip-top shape. In between facials, it is essential to maintain your in-home skin care routine as well as incorporating traditional facials.

4. Will a HydraFacial cause me to break out after treatment?

Every person’s skin reacts differently to facials. HydraFacials are personalized to meet your skin care needs. The treatment reaches deep into the layers of the skin, so it is not uncommon to experience a post-facial breakout as these imperfections are brought to the surface. It is always advised not to pop or squeeze anything and to let your pimples naturally go away on their own.

5. What other treatments can be combined with my HydraFacial?

At Body+Beauty Lab, we understand the delicate balance of the skin. While we never want to add too many treatments at once, there are some complementary procedures you may add to your HydraFacial for extra-fantastic skin. In conjunction with their facial treatments, patients may want to consider dermaplaning, chemical peels, LED therapy, dermal fillers, BOTOX®, and even a laser peel for complementary results.

6. Is a HydraFacial right for me?

HydraFacials are for everyone. Men and women in Philadelphia, PA, love the ability of this facial to be perfectly customized to their specific skin care needs. If you have concerns about your skin, we advise you to call and schedule a HydraFacial treatment. Do you have sunspots, acne breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, oily or greasy skin, a dull tone or rough texture, or reduced firmness? If so, you will not be sorry you scheduled a HydraFacial, and your skin will love you for doing so. Philadelphia-area men and women are invited to schedule an appointment with the highly trained staff at Body+Beauty Lab and get glowing!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.