The HydraFacial MD® is great for all skin types. It is a treatment that utilises super-solutions filled with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid to boost skin’s hydration. In addition to fighting signs of ageing and protecting the skin from environmental damage. Your skin will be left feeling and looking recharged, renewed and invigorated.
HydraFacial Step 1: Cleanse
The first step in this treatment is to cleanse the skin. If you have normal to dry skin then the Offects® Hydrating Cleanser is ideal for you. This cleanser hydrates and rejuvenates the skin without disrupting the moisture barrier in your skin. What’s more, it has properties that help remove dead skin cells and support cell renewal while simultaneously soothing, repairing and restoring skin to its natural state.
Equally, for all skin types, you can use the Foamacleanse™ which can remove impurities and deep cleans pores, leaving the skin feeling refreshed, clean and hydrated. Furthermore, it is loaded with antioxidants to help protect the skin from the harmful effects of daily environmental exposure.
HydraFacial Step 2: Exfoliate
The next step in your HydraFacial treatment would be to exfoliate. For all skin types, the HydraFacial MD® Activ-4™ solution deeply cleanses and exfoliates the skin, softening sebum and dislodging dead skin cells. It simultaneously provides hydration that promotes skin brightening and firming. Additionally, the Glucosamine HCI in this stage exfoliates skin and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Algae Extract included is rich in hydrating antioxidants that will leave skin feeling soft, smooth, and radiant as well as help. detoxify and replenish the skin with essential vitamins and minerals.
HydraFacial Step 3: Activate
This advancement in skin resurfacing technology combines the benefits of aggressive exfoliation and chemical peels into a one-step resurfacing procedure. The result combines accelerated benefits from a peel with visible skin rejuvenation and none of the irritation! A 7.5% Glycolic Acid is used to remove dead skin cells and help clear congested skin. It also aids in reducing the appearance of fine lines and pores leaving skin feeling refreshed and renewed.
In addition, a 2% Salicylic Acid at this stage acts as an exfoliating agent, sloughing away dead skin cells. This is extremely effective for those who need to target oily and congested skin because it helps reduce the build-up of dirt and sebum within the pores.
HydraFacial Step 4: Extractions
The next stage of this treatment is the HydraFacial MD® Beta-HD™. This is a multi-action specialised solution formulated for oily and congested skin but can still be beneficial for all skin types. This blend cleanses skin deeply while the Salicylic Acid gently exfoliates the skin preventing any build-up of dirt and sebum within pores. Honey Extract is an excellent ingredient included for natural hydration of the skin. This moisture-balancing extract consists of various minerals and amino acids that make skin soft and supple and also helps to soothe the skin. Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract helps to calm and soothe skin by maintaining its natural hydration.
You can also use Offects® TE-Pads to reduce surface sebum, remove dead skin cells and deep clean congested pores. The botanical extracts can calm any inflammation and soothe irritation.
HydraFacial Step 5: Masque
This step is dependent on the type of masque chosen which is subject to your physician’s recommendation for your skin type and condition.
HydraFacial Step 6: Antioxidant Infusion
The Antiox-6™ used at this stage delivers deeply moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid and detoxifying antioxidants including Vitamins A, E, White Tea Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract, and Rosemary Extract for a hydration, firming and tightening antioxidant boost. This powerful formula naturally detoxifies and protects skin from environmental free radicals and replenishes skin’s natural elasticity and hydration.
The Antiox+™ delivers antioxidants, peptides, low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid and TonePerfect™ complex to reduce melanin production while firming and tightening the skin.
Liprebuild™ is also required to help reverse and restore severely dry, cracked and wrinkled lips. It uses bioengineered and clinically proven moisture recycling technology. It also plumps the lips to improve the overall shape, size and contour while restoring them to their natural rosy colour.
This is then followed by LightStim® LED. This is a light therapy that emits beneficial light rays to energize cells and stimulate the body’s natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells. The lamp contains three different wavelengths of light
- Amber – which reduces and eliminates fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
- Blue – which works to heal and calm existing breakouts, destroy acne-causing bacteria to minimize future breakouts, and restore the skin’s clear and healthy appearance.
- Red – which reduces inflammation and stiffness while increasing blood circulation to speed healing, and diminish bruising.
HydraFacial Step 6.1: Arm and Hand Massage
The Oraser® Body Emulsion Plus formulation effectively delivers improvement in the quality, smoothness and overall health of the skin. Specialised hydrators work to immediately soften and resurface rough, dry skin.The Oraser® Nourishing Hand Crème contains powerful retinol and enzymatic skin resurfacers to help reduce the signs of aging in hands. Added skin brighteners help minimise and prevent pigmentation. Added skin lipid replenishing ingredients and hydrators restore and maintain skin softness and texture.
Note: Both Oraser® Body Emulsion Plus and Oraser® Nourishing Hand Crème contain retinol and therefore, should not be used on pregnant women. Grape seed oil can be used in place of Oraser® Body Emulsion Plus.
HydraFacial Step 7: Stabilise and Replenish
For this stage, there are three main products which help to boost collagen, fight ageing and generally strengthen the skin.
The Ossential® Growth Factor Serum Plus contains two growth factors to support collagen production for increased skin density. A combination of retinol and amino acids stimulate cellular function, reduce collagen degradation and restore elasticity.
The Ommerse® Renewal Crème contains encapsulated retinol, powerful antioxidants and a natural anti-irritant agent to calm, replenish, rejuvenate and repair the skin’s barrier.
Hydrafirm™ is specially designed to help minimize the appearance of multiple signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.
HydraFacial Step 8: Protect
The final step is to have a multiple defense sun protection system that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB defense. The Oclipse Sunscreen® + Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is formulated with fractionated melanin to help shield the skin from the ageing effects of high-energy visible light. Plus, an exclusive 12-hour time-release antioxidant complex provides all day protection to neutralize damaging free radicals.