What does it mean to have healthy skin? You know that you should wash your face before bed, use sunscreen and moisturizer daily, and occasionally exfoliate – but there’s far more that goes into achieving your best skin than what you put on the surface. Skin health depends on a multitude of factors, both external and internal. Focusing on the underlying causes of skin dullness and damage is the best way to get a clear, youthful and radiant complexion for life.

Healthy skin has several essential qualities. First, it’s hydrated. Hydrated skin is plump, elastic and better able to combat the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Dryness, flakes, peeling and tightness are signs your skin is seriously lacking moisture. Second, it’s bright. Healthy skin looks and feels smooth, with consistent color and a gorgeous glow. Third, it’s clear. Healthy skin is free of congestion and obstructions. Pores are not enlarged and clogged with sebum, dead skin cells and other debris.

A holistic approach achieves optimal skin health. Like seeing a dentist for your teeth, your personal skincare regimen works best when combined with regular professional visits. A deep cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating treatment enhances the work you’re doing at home. At Gravity Med Spa, we make it easy to address all your skin’s most important needs with a single, powerful treatment: HydraFacial.

What Is HydraFacial?

Cleanse + Peel

Uncover a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing.

Extract + Hydrate

Remove debris from pores with painless suction. Nourish with moisturizers that quench skin.

Fuse + Protect

Saturate the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow.

HydraFacial is a multi-step skin rejuvenating treatment that can be customized to address your medical concerns and your skin rejuvenation needs at the same time. Using patented technology, HydraFacial extracts impurities and clears away dead skin cells while simultaneously infusing your skin with nourishing serums. This unique process is suitable for almost all skin types and helps improve the appearance of a wide array of common skin concerns. One treatment offers instant, invigorating results. With multiple treatments, HydraFacial does more than improve the look of your skin – it restores long-term skin health. Each treatment is tailored to address your specific needs with a proprietary blend of peptides, antioxidants, growth factors and rich hydrating ingredients. HydraFacial is soothing and refreshing, with no discomfort or downtime.

How Does HydraFacial Work?

The HydraFacial system packs multiple potent skin remedies into one treatment. The first step prepares your skin with gentle cleansing, exfoliation and resurfacing from water pressure. A chemical peel solution is delivered to brighten your skin and increase the depth of exfoliation. Then, using suction, the HydraFacial handpiece painlessly unclogs pores and lifts away dead skin cells and surface debris. In the final steps of treatment, intense moisturizers are applied to quench your skin and the skin’s surface is saturated with a serum of active ingredients to further promote elasticity and hydration.

What Concerns Can HydraFacial Improve?

HydraFacial addresses a wide array of common skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dull complexion
  • Loss of elasticity and firmness
  • Brown spots
  • Dry skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Mild acne
  • Oily and congested skin

How Does HydraFacial Compare to Microdermabrasion?

HydraFacial and microdermabrasion both exfoliate, promote collagen production and improve the overall texture, brightness and smoothness of the skin. So what’s the difference? Microdermabrasion is a resurfacing procedure that uses a diamond tip or medical-grade crystals to abrade the outermost layer of the skin, stimulating cellular turnover and renewal. While this method is very effective, physical exfoliation can be irritating for certain people, such as those with acne, rosacea or sensitive skin. HydraFacial achieves similar results in a less aggressive manner. The patented Hydropeel tip gently exfoliates and extracts impurities from pores with a painless vacuum mechanism. The addition of serum infusion makes HydraFacial the more advanced and more customizable treatment.

What Are the Benefits of HydraFacial?

These are just a few of the reasons patients and practitioners both love HydraFacial:

  • Gentle and noninvasive
  • Safe for all ages and nearly all skin types
  • Tailored to meet the specific needs of your skin
  • Restores skin health as well as skin appearance
  • Short, convenient appointments
  • No downtime, pain or irritation
  • Noticeable results right away
  • Patented technology delivers consistent treatments
  • Can be paired with other treatments to enhance results

What Happens During a HydraFacial Procedure?

On the day of your appointment, your skincare specialist will analyze your skin, talk to you about your concerns and customize your HydraFacial accordingly. All steps of the HydraFacial treatment are administered using various attachments on the HydraFacial device. While you relax, your specialist will pass the HydraFacial handpiece over your face while the Hydropeel tip goes to work. The treatment can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, making it easy to work a session into any schedule.

What Does HydraFacial Feel Like?

Traditional facial extractions can be a painful experience, particularly if you have sensitive skin, and finding a professional with the right touch can require a long process of trial and error. With HydraFacial, extractions are completely painless. The suction action of the Hydropeel tip gently dislodges impurities without pressing, squeezing or using harsh chemicals. The treatment is noninvasive, non-irritating and free of discomfort – some patients even compare it to a light massage.

Is HydraFacial Safe?

HydraFacial is a mild treatment that’s designed for all skin types, skin tones and ages. Most people interested in rejuvenating their skin can safely undergo this treatment, even those with sensitive skin. Unlike laser technology or deep facial peels, the HydraFacial does not vaporize skin cells or use harsh chemicals. Serious side effects like crusting, peeling and inflammation are not common concerns. As with any cosmetic procedure, however, it’s important to consult with a professional before proceeding with treatment. HydraFacial may not be appropriate if you have an active rash, sunburn, cystic acne or rosacea, or if you are pregnant. Highly reactive skin may experience irritation from the customized serums.

Can I Resume Normal Activities After HydraFacial?

Yes! There is no need for downtime after a HydraFacial treatment. You can return to your normal activities as soon as you leave our office. Some patients experience slight tightness or redness after a HydraFacial session, but these effects are short-lived and will resolve on their own. HydraFacial is highly requested before important occasions like weddings or red-carpet events because it delivers a beautiful, healthy glow right away with minimal to no side effects. Makeup can be reapplied immediately after treatment, but for best results, we recommend letting your skin breathe and soak up the ingredients of the serum for the rest of the day.

What Results Can I Expect From a HydraFacial Treatment?

HydraFacial can immediately improve the texture, tone and radiance of your skin. Many clients report seeing visible benefits after just one treatment. Results of a HydraFacial can last five to seven days, or even longer. With ongoing treatments, HydraFacial enhances skin health, improves hydration, minimizes dark spots, clears congested pores, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. HydraFacial can also help improve the results of your skincare products and other professional treatments. Continued HydraFacial treatments are highly recommended to maximize your results.

How Many HydraFacial Treatments Will I Need?

HydraFacial can be a one-and-done treatment if you’re looking to give your skin an extra boost before a big event, but the treatment is most effective when it’s used for ongoing skin health maintenance. One HydraFacial per month is recommended for best results. Over multiple sessions, you will notice your results becoming more profound and lasting longer after each treatment. Once your skin health is optimized, your results stay relatively consistent. You can continue to have regular HydraFacial treatments to maintain the beneficial effects, or you can move onto other advanced treatments to enhance your results. Our aesthetics team can create a personalized treatment plan based on your skin goals.

Can HydraFacial Be Combined With Other Treatments?

HydraFacial works very well with other cosmetic treatments. HydraFacial can be used as a complement to a nonablative laser or light-based skin rejuvenation procedure. It can also be combined with injectables to comprehensively address your anti-aging concerns. Our menu of cosmetic injectables encompasses a range of wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers and fat dissolving products, including Botox, JUVÉDERM, Radiesse and Kybella.

Am I a Good Candidate for HydraFacial?

From the moment you step outside, your skin is at the mercy of the environment. UV rays, pollution, gravity, toxins and harsh temperatures cause damage deep within your skin. The reduced collagen and dehydration that occur with the natural aging process further intensify the damage, ultimately resulting in a decline in your skin’s tone, texture, elasticity and radiance. Without attentive care, your skin cells cannot perform at their best. HydraFacial is a targeted solution developed to help alleviate some of the most universal skin concerns.

At Gravity Med Spa, we tailor every skin treatment to safely and effectively address your needs. HydraFacial is a uniquely customizable treatment that improves the appearance of your skin while restoring your skin’s health on a deeper level, so you can enjoy a clearer, smoother and brighter complexion that lasts. To find out whether HydraFacial is right for you, call 949-387-6118 today to schedule your complimentary consultation.