The HydraFacial is a revolutionary skincare treatment that has been gaining traction in recent years. It is essentially an exfoliating, microdermabrasion, and moisturizing mask all in one. Studies have found that a combination of microdermabrasion and topical antioxidants, similar to what you would find in a HydraFacial, is more effective than either treatment alone. The HydraFacial device is a large machine with several attachments that spin, suck, and spin.
It is available in over 80 countries and is performed every 15 seconds. Proponents of the HydraFacial treatment believe it is a way to pursue and maintain long-term skin health, making it more than just a typical spa treatment. However, it is important to note that there is no designated research on the HydraFacial treatment itself. Additionally, those with active rashes, sunburns, moderate to severe acne or rosacea should avoid the HydraFacial. The effects of the HydraFacial can include decreased pore size, reduced hyperpigmentation, and decreased fine lines. It is also important to note that optional peels and serums (added for an additional fee) must be purchased through the company Hydrafacial in order to work with the machine.
Due to its extensive marketing efforts, the HydraFacial brand has received a lot of media attention. While there is some old research to suggest that the premise of the treatment is effective, it is important to remember that this study was not conducted on the HydraFacial treatment itself. Ultimately, Hydrafacial can be a good treatment for those looking for an exfoliating experience with or without a gentle exfoliation; however, it does come with a few hundred dollars price tag.