Why the HydraFacial Is So Popular

What is it about the HydraFacial that makes it different or better than more traditional facial treatments?

Spa day! Who can’t get more than a little excited about spending a day at your favorite spa for a massage, manicure, pedicure, and facial? Of course, with social distancing, those days are more something to look forward to than to put on the calendar. Besides, how often do we really find the time to spend a day like that? Not very often, right? Lack of time and opportunity may be a real concern, but so is the need for taking care of ourselves, especially our delicate facial skin.

Fortunately, the HydraFacial is the perfect answer. Not only does it treat a wide range of issues, it only takes about 30 minutes and, perhaps best of all, it actually feels good, like you’re getting a face massage. That may explain part of its global popularity. Estimates are that someone is receiving a HydraFacial, somewhere in the world, every 15 seconds.

The HydraFacial is done with a medical-grade device designed for hydradermabrasion. But, wait…not the dermabrasion that leaves skin red and swollen. This is a kinder, gentler version that employs vortex technology, the Vortex-Fusion delivery system, to vacuum out pores and then introduce active ingredients which restore moisture to smooth and protect the skin. The patented treatment tips of the handheld device provide a unique, multi-faceted approach that combines:

  • cleansing
  • exfoliation
  • extraction
  • hydration
  • antioxidant protection

Facials of one sort or another have been around for a long time. Anyone who has ever watched a movie about the Elizabethan era is familiar with how the women were portrayed with extremely white skin. It is reported that Queen Elizabeth, as well as other women of the royal court and upper class, used a mixture of lead and vinegar to get that particular shade of pastiness on their faces. It was poisonous, of course, but women have gone to great lengths to achieve what stood for beauty in their time. Four centuries later, well-known beauty expert and successful businesswoman, Helena Rubinstein, made her famous statement, “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.”

We could hope that we have progressed in our attitudes and practices. In many ways we have, but still there are those looking at bizarre and often risky techniques and products. For example, superstar and former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham is said to be a fan of a medieval Japanese facial used by geisha girls that has bird poop as one of its main ingredients.

Who Should Get a HydraFacial

For those of us who want to take care of the skin on our faces, look our best and maybe turn back the effects of aging by a few years, there are less distasteful and risky ways of doing it. The HydraFacial may be one of the best techniques yet. This is especially true for those who have any of these issues:

  • wrinkles and fine lines
  • clogged pores
  • oily and acne prone skin
  • hyperpigmentation and brown spots
  • rosacea
  • dry skin

Even better, these can all be treated at the same time with the HydraFacial.  

Dr. Brian D. Cohen is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive training in cosmetic/reconstructive plastic surgery and has had years of experience performing a wide array of cosmetic surgery procedures, specializing in procedures of the face, eyes, nose, breast and body and is known for his exemplary and compassionate care by his patients. Knowing that Dr. Cohen has been selected by his peers in Super Doctors for 9 years in a row in 2021 gives you the confidence that he is highly respected for his performance in his specialty.

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