It’s pretty obvious why so many people choose to invest in this treatment, because it works for so many different skin conditions. But what else has helped this new type of facial achieve the booming popularity it has?
Consistency First of all, the results are very consistent. It will always give great results. Why? Because this kind of skin treatment is far less dependent on the skill of the technician performing it. Unlike other skin treatments that require a very skilled technician, this type of facial is done by a patented medical machine, so it gives great results, every time.
No Side Effects Generally when receiving a facial, extractions can be tricky. You might even skip the extraction portion of your facial out of fear that you’ll experience redness or zits the next day. Not to mention that the process itself can be very painful. But with a hydra treatment none of these terrible side effects apply. The extractions are done without the pain and without irritating your skin.
Customization Another reason this treatment is so phenomenal is that it can be customized by your technician to give you exactly what you need. The esthetician can choose from different strength acid peels based on your skin type, past experiences with peels, and the outcome that you’re looking for. Elements of the medical machine can even be customized, such as suction power.
How Does It Work?
Now that we know why this skin treatment is so effective and popular, let’s dive a little deeper into what the treatment entails.
The machine is attached to a handheld device that uses different tips to deliver, and then vacuum up, various skin care serums. The tips use a spiral design that, when used with the vacuum technology, creates a vortex effect that easily dislodges and gets rid of dirt, oils, and other impurities that might be clogging your pores.
Step One: Vortex Cleansing The first step in the process is to cleanse the pores. Using the wand, the esthetician gently cleanses the skin and exfoliates the outer most layer, called the epidermis. The epidermis contains lots of dead skin cells that can clog your pores, so removing them allows the technician to access the dirt and oil in your pores.
Removing the dead skin cells also allows your skin to reflect more light, which leads to a brighter and healthier appearance.
During this step, the esthetician will release a serum into your skin. For example, the serum is a combination of exfoliating lactic acid and glucosamine HCI etc, along with antioxidant-rich algae, which works to soften and condition the skin.
Step Two: Acid Peel The next step in the skin treatment involves an acid peel, but it isn’t as harsh on your skin as it sounds. The esthetician uses a non-irritant mix of salicylic and glycolic acids. These acids help loosen dirt and other debris that are deep within your pores and that you can’t reach with normal washing.
During this step, the esthetician can choose to use two different tips on the vortex wand, and one is more aggressive than the other. And, depending on your skin needs and past experiences, three different levels of glycolic and salicylic acid can be used. The esthetician will discuss your skin needs with you to help determine which tip and solution would be best.
Step Three: Vortex Extraction During the third step in this skin treatment, a strong vacuum is used to suction and remove blackheads and other impurities from your pores. At this point in the treatment, a different tip is used on the handheld device to deliver to your skin, which works to soften the sebum so it is able to be vacuumed out of your pores.
At the same time, honey extract and spiraea ulmaria flower extract are delivered to your skin. The honey extract hydrates and works as an antibiotic, while the spiraea ulmaria calms and soothes your skin.
Step Four: Vortex FusionThe last step works to bring the effects of the whole treatment together. The vortex delivers a formula that contains potent peptides, such as copper, magnesium, zinc, and hyaluronic acid, into the skin to detoxify, rejuvenate, and restore the skin.
The hyaluronic acid works to attract water to the skin to keep it hydrated and plump. This formula also includes arnica flower extract to calm and soothe the skin and red algae that works to brighten the skin. It also includes antioxidants such as horse chestnut seed and green tea extracts.