HydraFacial – Frequently Asked Questions
What is HydraFacial™?
The HydraFacial™ treatment is a novel concept in aesthetic technology. It takes its name from the word ‘hydrate’- to cause to take up moisture. This ability to moisturise the skin separates the HydraFacial™ from all other skin resurfacing procedures. The HydraFacial™ treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities, while simultaneously infusing the fresh skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturising serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, and non-irritating. Most importantly, it is immediately effective whilst at the same time making significant contribution to long-lasting skin health.
Am I a candidate for this treatment?
The HydraFacial™ treatment is designed for all ages, skin colours and types. Even the most sensitive skin can readily tolerate the HydraFacial treatment. Our Aesthetic Therapist, Julie, will advise on specific treatment protocols and where appropriate customise the treatment for your personal skin conditions and needs.
Are there any contra-indications for treatment?
Treatment is not appropriate for those who:
- have taken Roaccutane or Accutane within the last six months
- have an allergy to aspirin, shellfish, or honey
- have autoimmune disorders
- are pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- have had cold sores in the previous month
- have undergone cosmetic injections in the preceding week
- have had other procedures to the area recently, such as laser, chemical peels, or waxing
- have a lymphatic disorder
- have active eczema, open wounds, or fresh scars on the area.
In addition, it is necessary for all patients undergoing treatment to avoid Retinol and Retin-A products for two days before and after treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment itself will typically take between 40 and 50 minutes, depending on the precise nature of the treatment selected.
Is there any downtime or pain involved?
No – the treatment is comfortable and relaxing with immediate benefits. You can return to your normal activities straight away after the treatment is completed.
How many treatments are needed to see results?
You are likely to see an immediate improvement in your skin after just one treatment. Specific skin concerns (for example acne, or pigmentation) are likely to require several treatments for full benefit. For optimum results in the medium to long term, regular sessions every four to six weeks are recommended, combined with an appropriate regime of medical grade skincare products.
Who will administer the treatment?
Our HydraFacial treatments are undertaken by our Aesthetic Therapists, the lovely Natasha Swindell and Julie Hawkes. Both have more than ten years’ experience in the skincare and aesthetics field, and both were fully trained in administering HydraFacial treatments prior to joining us.