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Is the HydraFacial Best For My Skin?

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Is HydraFacial the best choice to treat your skin concerns? Are there any other treatments that could work or even be a better option for your skin?

Hydrafacial | A young woman having a hydrafacial treatment

These are the most common questions we hear from clients after they learn about:

By reading these 3 articles first you'll get the most out of this one, and we promise that by the end of this article, you'll know if the HydraFacial is right for you. You'll find out who the HydraFacial is great for and who it isn't so great for, and you'll even get some recommendations for alternative treatments depending on your skin concerns.


Who is the HydraFacial Great For?

The HydraFacial is great for some specific concerns and is often a great treatment for giving your skin a little help and boost. You're likely to benefit most from a HydraFacial if you have:


Dehydrated and/or Dry Skin
HydraFacial | A graphic representation of dehydrated skin

If you're struggling with dehydrated and dry skin then your best bet could be a HydraFacial You'll significantly restore the lacking moisture in your skin to help it look and feel better, as you saw in the benefits of HydraFacial post (this is your chance to read it if you haven't already!)


An added bonus is that treating dehydrated and dry skin can help with some of the other skin concerns below such as; dull skin and rough skin texture, impaired skin barrier function, and mild hyperpigmentation.


Dull Skin and Rough Skin Texture

Often the cause of your dull skin and rough skin texture is skin dehydration and dryness. By tackling the root cause you'll significantly improve the dullness and roughness of your skin for the longer term.


Here's where you could consider an optional extra booster; Britenol, to brighten and restore colour to dulled skin.


Active Acne
An example of a case of mild acne

Acne, one of the most irritating skin conditions, can be managed well with HydraFacial. By extracting comedones, clearing your pores of blockages and impurities, and exfoliating your skin, you'll significantly reduce the chance and severity of future breakouts.

This combined with rich hydration to avoid dehydrated skin results in much less acne-prone skin. Remember that this will help to control your acne as it is incurable.


Rosacea Skin/Impaired Skin Barrier Function
An example of rosacea skin

There aren't many treatments that rival HydraFacial when it comes to Rosacea skin and impaired skin barrier function, and with good reason. You see Rosacea is characterised by a significantly impaired skin barrier function. When your skin barrier function is diminished you are susceptible to:

  • Sensitive skin that is prone to redness and flare-ups.

  • Dehydrated and dull skin due to trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) that can lead to acne and tight flaky skin.

  • Rough skin texture and skin discolouration/hyperpigmentation due to the skin dehydration.

The best way to begin treating these concerns is to tackle the root cause, the impaired skin barrier function. With a course of HydraFacial treatments, you'll repair your skin barrier and allow it to become hydrated and stay hydrated, reducing the symptoms above and calming your skin for other treatments.


Rozatrol, an optional extra booster, is a great option if you have Rosacea skin. By calming the skin you'll reduce flare-ups and extreme skin sensitivity to reduce redness and itchiness.


Very Mild Hyperpigmentation

If you have or have had hyperpigmentation you'll know that it can be stubborn and difficult to treat. Homecare products may not be enough even for very mild hyperpigmentation, and in these cases, a HydraFacial could work wonders.


With a course of HydraFacial treatment, you can significantly reduce hyperpigmentation, as well as the risk of it developing in future.


Early Signs of Aging
HydraFacial | An example of early signs of aging around the eye

HydraFacial can be a great treatment for you when it comes to early signs of aging, or preventing aging:

  • Powerful antioxidants prevent free radical skin damage that contributes to aging.

  • Keeping the skin well-hydrated with hyaluronic acid significantly slows the appearance of aging.

  • The introduction of peptides to the skin promotes collagen production. Good levels of collagen are vital for a youthful appearance; preventing and treating the signs of aging.

The Dermabuilder booster can be a great option here for an extra kick in treating and preventing early signs of aging.


An Event You Want to Look Amazing For

There's a reason why the HydraFacial is often referred to as a red carpet facial. After treatment, your skin will immediately look dewy and rejuvenated, and feel plump and hydrated. But that's not all; you can even go to your event immediately afterwards as there's no downtime and your skin will look and feel amazing.


Who isn't the HydraFacial Great For?

The HydraFacial is an amazing treatment but it's not immune to the common theme between skin treatments; it can't do everything. While it's great for skin health and treating mild skin concerns, it is a little lacklustre when it comes to more advanced skin concerns. The HydraFacial may not be the best option for your skin if you have:


Advanced Signs of Aging
HydraFacial | A man's face with deep wrinkles

Deep lines and wrinkles require more powerful treatment for best results, and even for efficiency. More aggressive treatments such as laser resurfacing or microneedling are likely much better options at this point.

The reality is that you would have to have a staggering number of HydraFacials to achieve a similar result as even just one or two laser or microneedling sessions for deep lines and wrinkles.


Loose and sagging skin requires an even further step forward for the best results. In this case, you may want to consider a thread lift non-surgical facelift or even a surgical facelift. These options will give you a much more dramatic and longer-lasting improvement.


Severe Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation, or skin discolouration, is difficult to treat at the best of times and requires commitment and dedication to your treatment and product plan. With that said, a HydraFacial by itself simply won't be enough to break down severe hyperpigmentation.


Most cases of severe hyperpigmentation respond best to a combination of treatments and products such as:

  1. Peels, such as the herbal green peel, to bring your excess pigmentation further towards the surface of your skin.

  2. ClearLift photoacoustic laser to fragment the pigmentation once it is closer to the surface of your skin.

  3. Homecare products such as; Intellibright to improve the appearance of discolouration by increasing skin cell turnover, and EvenTone to prevent further hyperpigmentation by preventing the production of melanin.

Acne Scarring
HydraFacial | A man with acne scarring on the cheeks

While you can certainly treat active acne efficiently with a HydraFacial, you may need something stronger to treat acne scarring.

Most cases of acne scarring will respond well to:

  • A course of peels, chemical or herbal. The type of peel will be selected depending on your skin and with repeated treatments, the scars will begin to fade away.

  • A course of laser resurfacing can work wonders for acne scarring too, not just signs of aging. It's a little more aggressive than a peel so you can expect quicker more dramatic results.

  • A course of microneedling is a great middle ground between laser resurfacing and peels. You'll have a dramatic result but it won't come with as much intensity and downtime as laser resurfacing.

So there you have it; who the HydraFacial is good for, and who it isn't so good for. Whether you're sure that the HydraFacial is right for you or you're thinking other treatments may be better suited, you may want some tailored advice from a professional. Click the button below and fill out the form to book your free consultation with Dr Hala. You'll have a full skin analysis and assessment to determine the best treatment and product plan for your skin, and you can even start on the same day!


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