August 24, 2019
Microdermabrasion has been around for some time, but now it’syounger, gentler relative, hydradermabrasion is taking spas and skincare establishments by storm too. So what is hydradermabrasion? It’s an esthetic skin care treatmentdesigned to smooth and exfoliate skin. It’s as effective as microdermabrasion but instead of using crystals to exfoliate your skin, this gentler approach vacuums out your pores, pushes in active ingredients that hydrate and moisturize, plumps out your skin, and more.
What Happens in a Hydradermabrasion Treatment?
The treatment follows six signature steps. First, there’s a detox-style lymphatic drainage treatment, which isdesigned to boost circulation to your face and neck. Then, the esthetician will use specialised hydradermabrasionequipment to resurface your skin, removing dead skin cells with 'wet tip’ which strips the outermost layer of skin. This is all good; it’s just dirt and dead skin cells.
Unlike microdermabrasion, where the skin needs to be cleansed manually before the exfoliation treatment, hydradermabrasion carries both out at the same with one applicator head. The next step as an upgrade is applying a gentle chemical peel to loosen any remaining debris in your pores. This part of the treatment is especially helpful if you have oily or acne-prone skin, and for general skin health. Step four is extraction, a feature that’s not included in a microdermabrasion. Powerful suction is used to extract any remaining debris from pores and remove impurities from your skin. Once your pores have been properly cleaned out, it’s time to have the nutrients and other hydrating ingredients delivered via a serum chosen for you by your esthetician. The way these are applied and worked deeply into your skin means that just one treatment can give you immediate, visible results.
Treatments are completed with red LED light therapy to boost skinrejuvenation. This reduces redness and helps to stimulate collagen production. If you’re having treatment for acne, you may have a blueLED session in your treatment which helps kill the bacteria that cause acne.
Does Hydradermabrasion Really Work?
According to a 2008 study, yes! Twenty women aged between 34 and 56 years, were given either six facial hydradermabrasion treatments with antioxidant serum or antioxidant serum appliedmanually for a total of six treatments The study found that hydradermabrasion improved skin qualitycompared to the serum alone, and that antioxidant levels were increased. Why not give hydradermabrasion a try – ask your esthetician about treatment.
At Envy all Microhydradermabrasions are $120.
August 24, 2019