The Pros and Cons of a Receiving a Hydrafacial

| by Albert Wood, under Skincare and Beauty
A Hydrafacial treatment uses patented technology to provide a unique facial experience. The serums used in the treatment contain nourishing ingredients to cleanse, extract and hydrate skin. The following are some of the pros and cons of receiving a Hydrafacial.

What is a Hydrafacial?

A Hydrafacial is a skin treatment that uses vacuum-like tips to cleanse deeper than a manual extraction. The patented serum cleanses and peels skin to provide exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing. The painless suction extracts and hydrates skin by removing debris from pores and moisturizing the skin. A Hydrafacial treatment also fuses and protects skin by saturating the surface with exfoliants and peptides. The four step treatment is also able to be personalized to fit your specific needs. Step one of the process involves the exfoliation and removal of dead skin. Step two of the process involves an acid peel that loosens dirt and grease from pores. The third step of the process is an extraction with painless suction. The fourth step involves a serum used to nourish and shield your skin with antioxidants. The process takes around 80 minutes and infuses your skin with glycolic and salicylic acid to nourish your skin.

The Pros of a Hydrafacial

A Hydrafacial is designed to hydrate your skin to give it a smooth, radiant glow and stimulate circulation. A Hydrafacial is also specifically designed to address and attempt to remedy the following skin issues.
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Mild acne
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dark skin
  • Oily skin
  • Clogged pores
A major benefit of getting a Hydrafacial is that it’s appropriate for all skin types. Even people with sensitive skin can get this treatment, because it doesn’t cause irritation. This is often not the case for more abrasive forms of skin treatment. The recovery time is also incredibly quick, and you can apply makeup on the same day. It has also been reported to make the application of foundation an easier task. The results of a Hydrafacial are almost instantaneous, and it will greatly improve the texture of your skin as well as the elasticity, firmness, tone and vibrancy. A glowing and dewy look has been reported by some people that have received and reviewed the treatment. Some facial treatments require multiple sessions to see any results, but a Hydrafacial may provide the results you desire in just one session. The results may also last up to a week after the treatment, and provide lasting benefits beyond that time.

The Cons of a Hydrafacial

There are some negatives to receiving a Hydrafacial, especially in comparison to other forms of facial treatment. While it can be a relaxing experience, a Hydrafacial tends to take a longer time to complete than other forms of facial treatment. This extra time can be difficult to fit into a busy schedule. The cost of a Hydrafacial is also quite expensive, and may require multiple sessions to see a drastic change in your appearance. 
The effectiveness of the treatment will also vary from person to person. People that have more drastic skin problems may not receive the desired results in comparison to someone that doesn’t suffer from these problems. There are no reports of the treatment reducing the appearance of stretch marks, which can be done with other forms of skin treatment. Also, this treatment is not designed for people with severe acne and scars. Microneedling is a more effective treatment for those looking to treat severe acne and scars. A Hydrafacial will also not treat skin issues such as surface discolorations and rosacea. There are also a few minor side effects after receiving a Hydrafacial such as itching, redness and swelling. These effects are discomforting, but they’re only a temporary phase.
Another issue with receiving a Hydrafacial is the availability of the treatment. Hydrafacials are a fairly new skin treatment, so it may be difficult to find a spa nearby that offers the service. If you’re willing to travel a bit further for a Hydrafacial, then this won’t be an issue.

Is it Worth it to Get a Hydrafacial?

While there are several negatives to getting a Hydrafacial, there are more positives overall. While it’s a pricey treatment in comparison to other facial treatments, the results may exceed expectations. An issue with the price is that you may need to receive multiple sessions to receive the results that you desire. There are side effects to getting the treatment, but they don’t last a long time. The results of a Hydrafacial will vary from person to person, but the treatment is suitable for all skin types. The treatment is also designed to address several different types of skin problems. Some facial treatments can be abrasive and uncomfortable at times, but a Hydrafacial is a painless process. If you’re looking for a relaxing spa experience and have the extra time, getting a Hydrafacial will provide a great experience. However, if you’re looking to treat more severe skin problems such as rosacea or severe acne, then Hydrafacial will not be as effective as other forms of skin treatment. The treatment has received an impressive 4.8 out of 5 rating on the Hydrafacial website out of 1,567 reviews.

Contact The Woodhouse Day Spa

If you live in Plano, Texas or the surrounding areas and you’re interested in receiving a Hydrafacial or other spa treatments, get in touch with The Woodhouse Day Spa. Our full-service day spa offers advanced spa treatments to provide you with a relaxing spa experience. Our professionally trained massage therapists, estheticians and nail technicians are dedicated to serving your beauty, health and wellness needs. Give us a call at (214) 473-9955 to make a reservation and visit for more information about our spa services. We offer massage therapy, facials, sleep treatments, body treatments, hand treatments, foot treatments and waxings at an affordable rate. We also offer packages if you’re interested in spending a day at our spa.
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