You may have heard of Hydrafacial—it’s pretty popular. You may have a friend who has had treatments or even had some yourself. But there is an advanced version of this treatment available today you may not yet be aware of. It’s called Aquafacial, and Vibrant Dermatology & Skinbar MD in Dedham, MA is providing clients with this top of the line service. What makes it so special? We’re glad you asked. See the difference between aqua facial vs hydrafacial to know what fits you most.
Aqua facial vs Hydrafacial
At first glance, Aquafacial treatments and Hydrafacial treatments appear to be the same. They exfoliate the skin, extract pores, and hydrate by using infused serums. Both options are good on a variety of skin types, help to even skin tone, smooth wrinkles, improve the look of your pores, and can reduce acne. But that’s where the similarities seem to come to an end.
These two treatments are different in a few ways, but most significant is the contrast in terms of quality and quantity of results.
Personalized for Success
Aquafacial treatments are able to produce better results because they are tailored to your individual skincare concerns, which make for more effective sessions. Our professionals will work with you to make sure every part of the treatment is customized to your needs. This ensures that you will get the best results possible.
Furthermore, you will likely see several more positive results–both short and long-term–with our advanced version versus receiving Hydrafacial treatments. Our soothing sessions revitalize skin using a safe, painless method with no abrasive particles. We produce positive results for patients that go well beyond their original desires and expectations. Let’s take a deeper look at some of the positive results you can experience.
6 Reasons to Get Aquafacial Treatment
1. Improved Level of Volume in Your Skin
By the time we reach our 40’s, many of us start to lose volume in our skin. This contributes to the appearance of wrinkles, a loss in skin elasticity, and skin sagging–like the dreaded “turkey neck.” Even volume distribution keeps you looking young and attractive by giving your features a little lift. In just a day or two after treatment, it’s possible you’ll see a better level of volume in your skin, which can help in the appearance of:
- Smooth skin
- A lean jawline
- Full jowls
- High cheekbones
Increased levels of volume in the skin may also improve skin elasticity, which helps to keep your skin firm. The combination of improved elasticity and increased levels in volume work together to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging.
2. Continual Cell Turn-Over
Treatments encourage a healthy cell turn-over, a natural process in which we shed off the dead skin cells and replace them with younger ones. This is a critical element when it comes to the health and wellness of your skin. Over time, our skin’s ability to do this weakens, so it’s important to always keep this process functioning at its best.
This unique, non-invasive treatment works to encourage good cell turn-over which results in naturally vibrant skin in the process. You come out of a session with skin that is not only glowing and defiant against signs of aging, but also better able to protect itself from the effects of aging. For this reason, it’s not uncommon that your results may gradually continue to improve in the days following treatment.
3. Improved and Vibrant Skin Texture & Tone
Once your skin has undergone the exfoliation, extraction, and infusion processes, it will begin to reap all the benefits that come along with a radiant and bright appearance. Skin will not only appear smoother, but it will also feel smoother–because it is. Your pores are left free from the clogs and blockages can cause a bumpy and rough skin, and infused with a serum to help even out texture.
A customized infusion helps to restore a natural balance in your pores by supporting healthy functions, as well as neutralizing any undesired issues like oiliness or dry skin. Not only will it have you looking your best, but it will also have you feeling your best too.
4. Helps Sun Damaged Skin
Regular sessions help in keeping skin strong in the fight against sun damage. Even a single treatment can rejuvenate the skin and provide essential benefits. And let’s face it, none of us are ever completely free from the effects of the sun; even with proper protection, we can succumb to sun-damaged skin.
Serious damage can lead to other issues, such as skin cancer, so it’s important to take the right steps in your skincare health to help your skin protect itself.
5. Reduces or Eliminates Acne
After treatment, all the exfoliating, extracting, and hydrating benefits work together to give you pores that are not only clean and free from any current acne but protected from future acne as well. Additionally, it can help with the appearance of scars left over from past acne. Continued treatment encourages the well-functioning skin cells these benefits require.
6. Enhanced Skin Around Eyes
The skin around our eyes can be a difficult area for some to maintain with that youthful look. But these treatments help to make it much easier. The extensive cleaning and hydrating processes are ideal for anyone who struggles with dark skin, crow’s feet, sagging eyelids, or just anyone who wants to add a little lift and firmness to the eye area.
A More Pleasant Experience Than Hydrafacial
Even the best reviews of Hydrafacial are disappointed to admit that the treatment is not completely pain-free. At best, if you ask someone who had a session if the treatment was painful, the response “Not really?” seems to be the consensus. It has even been compared to having a cat lick your face. So while it isn’t deemed entirely unpleasant, it also cannot be considered very enjoyable.
What’s more, often clients will leave those treatments with red, blotchy, or irritated skin due to incorrect add-ons and/or technician error. This uncomfortable sensation may even continue for up to several days after a session. Patients report that results typically last anywhere from five to seven days, with multiple sessions being required to achieve desired results. And a single session can get very costly depending on which add-ons are selected.
Free From Discomfort
Aquafacial is an entirely different experience. During treatment, you will feel no pain–not even slight discomfort. It has been described as feeling like a cool paintbrush moving around your face.
Also, there is no pain or irritation that lingers in the days that follow. Many have had their results last longer than five to seven days and find these results are enhanced and sustained more noticeably in fewer sessions.
Who Can Benefit From This Treatment?
Anyone who is interested in giving a boost to their skin that adds radiance and glow will benefit from this simple treatment. But there are several benefits that make this a superior alternative. Those seeking improvement can see and feel immediate results with:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Balanced tone
- Enlarged Pores
- Advanced signs of aging
But the best benefit is that anyone can benefit. Though it is true that everyone has unique skincare needs that require individual plans, we offer many treatment options that address all skin concerns. We will work with you to see if this treatment is the right treatment for you.
What Can I Expect From a Session?
Before treatment, we will work with you to determine what is at the root of your skincare concerns. This will allow us to provide a customized treatment to support your needs. It is best to come to your visit with a clean face that is free of make-up or products. This allows the treatment to work even more efficiently as there is less on your face to begin with.
From start to finish, the entire session is painless, so you will have no need for after-creams or other post-treatment “remedies.” The experience will revitalize your skin and leave you feeling refreshed. You see results as soon as the session is finished, and there’s no recovery time needed. You can schedule treatment for the morning, and be back at work in the afternoon.
The treatment begins with a deep exfoliation process to get rid of the outer layer of dead skin. This important step supports the rest of the treatment in being effective. We then continue with the extraction process. This removes dirt, oil, sweat, and other undesired substances from your skin and from deep within your pores.
Finally, you are given an infusion of a custom treatment serum that is specific to your skin needs. This enhances the benefits of the previous steps by providing the boost of nourishment fresh skin cells need to function properly. It can help leave behind a smooth texture with a youthful glow and radiant finish.
How Long Does Treatment take?
Generally, the entire session can be done in about an hour. Sometimes a consultation or meeting beforehand to discuss specific skincare plans may take longer depending on the nature of your questions and how many you may have. On average, it would be unlikely to spend more than two hours with us for a single session.
When Can I Expect Results?
Results come immediately and with no downtime. You will leave the session with a healthy glow. If so desired, you can even see what was extracted. The treatment encourages and promotes healthy functioning skin cells, so it is even likely you see results continue to improve for days after going through a session.
Are There Any Negative Effects?
Only positive and pleasant experiences result from this treatment. While few may experience a slight pink tone in skin color immediately after a session, this is short-lived. It is only recommended that you wear sunscreen for a few days following a session, avoiding sunlight when possible, but not a requirement to do so.
What If This Isn’t the Right Treatment for Me?
We offer a wide variety of treatments and services that are designed to fit every need for all patients. If one of our specialized cosmetic treatments is not right for you, perhaps one of our medical dermatology services will be. Our entire practice specializes in customized skincare to help you achieve great skin health and well-being.
How Do I Find Out More?
If you’re ready to give your skin the revitalization it deserves, contact us at Vibrant Dermatology & Skinbar MD in Dedham, MA to schedule an appointment today, or speak with one of our professionals to see if this fantastic advancement in skincare treatment is right for you. Together we can get you the healthy, beautiful skin you crave!