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The goal of any aesthetic treatment is to rejuvenate your appearance in a natural-looking way, but this task is more easily accomplished when you can tackle the root of your aesthetic concerns. For many people, the overall appearance of their skin can be improved when they prioritize the health of their skin. At Bayside in Norfolk, VA, we know that Hydrafacial treatments are good options for those who want to promote skin health along with better aesthetics.

What Is HydraFacial Treatment?

A HydraFacial is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment similar to a traditional facial. However, instead of manually exfoliating, cleansing, and hydrating the skin, this unique treatment is performed with a patented wand device that utilizes Vortex-Fusion delivery. The innovative design of this treatment can simultaneously exfoliate, extract, and deeply hydrate the skin to address multiple skin concerns with a single device.

This treatment has multiple steps that result in a simple, 30 to 45 minute treatment. Gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, this treatment can address a variety of skin concerns, from basic dry skin to complex skin aging. The steps you can expect from your treatment include:


Step One: Cleanse and Exfoliate

The first step of your facial will be to cleanse and exfoliate the surface of your skin. Although you should arrive at your appointment with clean skin free of any cosmetics, the cleansing step will ensure that every inch of your skin is clean from dirt, oil, and any skincare products. This will also ensure that the next treatment steps can work as intended. The deep cleanse will kickstart the exfoliation steps, as well, by deeply cleaning the pores of your skin.

The Vortex Exfoliation tip used during this step will also use microdermabrasion to exfoliate dead skin cells from the very surface of your skin during the cleansing. Because of the way the facial device is designed, the cleansing and exfoliation steps will work simultaneously, which is gentle on the skin as well as delivering a thoroughly clean result.


Step Two: Peel Serum

The next step of your facial treatment will be a light chemical peel to exfoliate the next layer of skin cells, which is generally the layer where most superficial skin concerns like dark spots or hyperpigmentation will occur. Generally, the peels that are used for your treatment will be glycolic acid or salicylic acid, which penetrate only the surface layers of skin cells. Each of these peel serums can also remove acne-causing bacteria and dissolve whiteheads, blackheads, and excess sebum that may contribute to blocked pores.

Step Three: Extract

The extraction portion of this facial is perhaps the most unique feature. Thanks to the Vortex-Fusion technology built into the treatment device, gentle suction can gently extract dead skin cells, hardened oil, or other debris loosened by the previous two steps of this treatment. The extraction will ensure that dirt and oil that may clog your pores will be removed so your skin can be fully cleansed and free of any pollutants that can cause skin concerns, such as acne.


Step Four: Facial Customization

The next step will be the customization of your treatment. During this step, additional suction or specific serums can be applied to the skin to achieve your desired aesthetic goals. While the previous steps of this treatment are generalized to cleanse and exfoliate the skin, this step will customize your facial so your unique concerns can be addressed. This can be exceptionally beneficial for those who have acne or age-related concerns.


Step Five: Hydrating Serum

The final step of this facial will be the application of an intensely hydrating serum that will lock moisture back into your skin. The serum used during your final step will soothe and nourish your skin, as well. Again, the Vortex-Fusion tool will be used to infuse your skin with antioxidants, collagen, and other active ingredients to refresh your skin and leave you with glowing, youthful skin.

What Can This Treatment Address?

This facial treatment is one of the most powerful and versatile treatments around. Patients with almost every skin type and skin tone can use this treatment to address a wide variety of skin concerns, even complex or multi-layered concerns. This treatment can be used to address superficial concerns such as:

  • Active acne

  • Acne scarring

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Dry or rough skin

  • Skin laxity

  • Dull skin

  • Blemishes

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Dark spots or sun damage

  • Blackheads and whiteheads

  • Enlarged pores

  • Uneven skin tone

The most wonderful aspect of this treatment is that it can address skin concerns across all ages, skin types, and skin tones. The ability to customize your treatment with serums and additional steps means that multiple skin concerns can be treated at once. For example, people who have acne can also address acne scarring and the early signs of visible aging.

When Will You See Results?

Most people will see the results of this facial treatment within a few days of their appointment. Immediately after your appointment, you will notice that your skin is brighter, smoother, softer, and overall more moist. Over the next few days, the condition of your skin will continue to improve as the appearance of fine lines smooth out and new skin cells turn over to reveal fresh, unblemished layers of skin.

How Often Can You Have This Treatment?

This treatment is gentle enough that many people like to have this treatment at least once a month or once every two months as part of their regular skincare routine. By using this treatment regularly, you can benefit from continually deep-cleaning that will keep your pores clear and your skin tone even. This is especially helpful for those who are struggling with acne and who may benefit from a treatment that promotes continued skin regulation to minimize breakouts.


Refresh and Refine Your Skin

Right now, one of the most popular treatments in the world is the Hydrafacial, a unique non-invasive facial that addresses your skin concerns at the root. From deeply cleansing your pores to intensely hydrating your skin, this treatment can be used by anyone as part of a regular skincare treatment to promote healthier, smoother, and younger-looking skin.

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