HydraFacial® in Savannah, GA
A HydraFacial® is a special kind of facial. It’s performed with a patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, clean, and hydrate the skin.
This kind of facial is a treatment called hydradermabrasion. It’s a gentle skin treatment that happens in a three-step process:
- Cleanse & Peel: Gentle exfoliation and resurfacing to reveal fresher skin
- Extract & Hydrate: Remove dirt, oils, and debris from skin pores with suction that’s completely painless. Plus, calming salicylic acid and hydrating moisturizers are infused into the skin.
- Fuse & Protect: Antioxidants, peptides, and optional boosts are applied to support and protect skin and improve skin texture and tone.
What Are the Benefits of a HydraFacial?
The HydraFacial is a general skin treatment that can address a wide range of skin problems. This means it’s an effective multi-purpose treatment that almost anyone can benefit from. After one treatment, you’ll have healthier-looking skin, with a fresh glow and a smoother feel.
With a series of treatments, potential HydraFacial benefits include:
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved skin elasticity and firmness
- Evened out skin tone
- Improved skin texture
- Reduction of enlarged pores
By adding HydraFacial treatment boosts, you can enhance the treatment in specific ways. For instance, if you have oily skin with large pores, you can opt for boosts that pinpoint those problems.
How Are HydraFacials Different from Other Facial Treatments?
Two things make the HydraFacial stand out from other facial treatments:
- A HydraFacial is very gentle on the skin. It’s painless and doesn’t cause any post-treatment sensitivity issues. Unlike chemical peels, dermabrasion, microneedling, and RF microneedling, it doesn’t require any aftercare or downtime.
- A HydraFacial can address a wider range of skin issues than almost any other treatment. Most skin treatments address just one or two issues, such as fine lines and wrinkles or skin tone and texture. The HydraFacial can do all of this, and more.
One difference between the HydraFacial vs. some other cosmetic treatments is that it doesn’t achieve the same level of results as specialized treatments, like dermabrasion or chemical peels. The HydraFacial can improve your skin in many ways, but other facial treatments may deliver stronger results in some areas.
Are You a Good Candidate for HydraFacials?
The HydraFacial treatment is very safe and generally well-tolerated by people of all ages and skin tones. Almost anyone is a good candidate for this treatment. If you want fresher, younger-looking skin, or have a specific skin problem that you want to address, HydraFacial may be a good option.
Most people can safely have a HydraFacial, however, some people should avoid this treatment. This includes people with severe cystic acne or an active herpes infection. If you are using Accutane or have used Accutane recently, you should wait six months between the last dose and having a HydraFacial. This is because having a HydraFacial under these specific circumstances might lead to severe skin irritation. For the same reason, people with cancer should avoid this treatment.
People who are pregnant or breastfeeding should take care to let their cosmetic practitioner know. They can adjust the HydraFacial treatment to make sure it’s safe for use.
Do You Need a HydraFacial Consultation?
Although the HydraFacial is a non-invasive, gentle skin treatment, it’s important to have a consultation before your first session. This helps ensure that a HydraFacial is the best option for your skin’s needs and for your treatment goals. Depending on what you want from cosmetic treatment, it may be that the HydraFacial is the perfect choice, or that a different treatment is a better fit. Having a complimentary consultation is the best way to make sure you have the treatment that’s right for you.
Having a consultation is also important to evaluate your skin for potential sensitivity issues, so your provider can make any necessary treatment adjustments.
What It’s Like to Have a HydraFacial
A HydraFacial treatment typically takes no more than 30 minutes, even if you have optional treatment boosts. The treatment is completely pain-free, and some people even say it feels like a relaxing facial massage!
Aftercare and Recovery
Most people who have a HydraFacial don’t have any aftereffects and don’t need any downtime. In fact, you can put on makeup and resume all your normal activities immediately after having this treatment.
HydraFacial Risks and Complications
It’s rare to have a major skin reaction after a HydraFacial treatment. If you have cystic acne or an active herpes infection, there is a risk of skin redness, blotchiness, or irritation. If you have very sensitive skin or skin allergies, you may experience some skin blotchiness or redness after a treatment. And if you opt for a skin peel boost with your HydraFacial, it removes dead skin, so you may have some dryness or flaking for a few days afterwards.
What Results Can I Expect from a HydraFacial?
Many people report that their skin is visibly smoother, with a more refined texture and tone, after just one treatment. These results can last five to seven days, or even longer.
For long-term improvement to skin texture and tone, and to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, one treatment a month is recommended.
How Much Does a HydraFacial Cost?
The average cost of a HydraFacial is around $175. Adding boosts to your base HydraFacial treatment will increase the price. Boosts are optional and can cost an additional $40 to $100 each, depending on the kind you choose.
Financing Options for Hydrafacials at Savannah Plastic Surgery
We want to be sure you’re able to pay for the cosmetic treatments that will help you feel your best! That’s why we offer several different payment options, including checks, cash, and all credit cards.
Because this procedure is purely cosmetic, no insurance carriers provide coverage for hydrafacials.
To learn more about the HydraFacial treatment or to schedule a complimentary consultation at Savannah Plastic Surgery and The Skin Institute & Laser Center, contact us today. We welcome patients living in Savannah and the surrounding areas of Chatham County, including those in Brunswick and Hinesville, Georgia and in Bluffton, South Carolina.