What Is a Hydrafacial? How It Works, Benefits, And More

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Achieving smooth, radiant, and youthful skin is a dream for every woman out there. And if you are trying to achieve glowing skin for a while, how about trying Hydrafacial?

Hydrafacial is a patented treatment, also known as hydra dermabrasion, and is gaining popularity for its three-step process of deep cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating the skin. Using a medical-grade device, Hydrafacial delivers a regimen of cleansing, exfoliation, and serum infusion to address various skin concerns like acne, dryness, and wrinkles. This treatment has become widely favoured for its effectiveness and minimal side effects, making it a go-to option for skincare enthusiasts everywhere.

Difference Between Traditional Facial And Hydrafacial 

Dr Ruhil Badiani, Family Physician at Cornerstone Clinic, shares an insight and tells us that Hydrafacial differs from traditional facials primarily in its approach and technology. While traditional facials are tailored to improve skin texture and appearance through a combination of manual and chemical treatments such as exfoliation, steaming, extraction, and application of masks, serums, and moisturisers, Hydrafacial employs a patented technology known as Vortex-Fusion. This technology ensures a deep cleanse, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration in a non-invasive, gentle manner. This is suitable for all skin types and a Hydrafacial can be tailored to the skin’s needs.

Typically a Hydrafacial deeply hydrates the skin by infusing hydrating serums to make the skin supple and shiny. This is recommended once a month especially if you have a hectic lifestyle, have high sun exposure and have a stressed schedule. With regular treatments, it helps improve the skin’s texture and elasticity. It also addresses dullness and improves overall skin vibrancy. This is a popular treatment for those with oily skin and those with enlarged pores.

Steps Involved In Hydrafacial 

Each treatment follows three vital steps, with options for customisation to meet your skincare objectives. 

  1. Cleanse: Gently eliminates impurities and exfoliates the skin's surface to show a fresh layer.
  2. Extract: Painlessly removes residue from pores using gentle suction, leaving the skin clear.
  3. Hydrate: Delivers deep moisturisation and nourishment to the skin's surface with personalised ingredients, ensuring hydration and revitalisation.

Benefits Of Hydrafacial 

The Hydrafacial is known to enhance skin texture, tone, and appearance by deeply exfoliating to clean pores and allow better serum absorption. It may also help with blackheads by removing dead skin cells. Hydration is essential for healthy skin, and Hydrafacial treatments are hydrating and gentle, reducing irritation and early signs of ageing. Lastly, unlike regular facials done by hand, Hydrafacial is performed using a device, allowing for deeper penetration and more long-lasting results.

Adding more to this, Dr Dany Kayle, Founder of Dr Kayle Aesthetic Clinic Dubai, said, "Hydrafacial is a non-invasive treatment that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration, and it also offers antioxidant protection. Because it combines multiple skincare steps it is a more comprehensive treatment than a traditional facial. Hydrafacial delivers immediate and noticeable results with no downtime."

Who Can Do Hydrafacial?

Hydrafacial is beneficial for all, but consulting a dermatologist is crucial. Dermatologists advise against it for those with severe or cystic acne and facial skin infections or irritations. However, if you have dull, uneven skin tone, tan lines, post-acne scars, fine lines, bumpy texture, enlarged pores, or extremely oily/ or dry skin, you're an eligible candidate for this facial. However, it's best to always consult your dermatologist for personalised advice before undergoing this treatment.

How Often Should You Get Hydrafacial Done? 

How often you get Hydrafacial sessions varies based on your skin type and your dermatologist's advice. You might choose to do it once a month or twice a month. Your dermatologist can guide you on the best frequency based on your skin's needs and goals. A single sitting may take between 30 and 45 minutes, so you can decide the sessions based on your needs. 

Results To Expect After Undergoing A Series Of Hydrafacial Sessions

Sharing an insight on the number of sessions needed and how Hydrafacial improves skin health, Dr Dany Kayle, Founder of Dr Kayle Aesthetic Clinic Dubai, adds, "Hydrafacial provides instant improvement in skin texture and tones, enhancing overall skin health over time. Best of all, because it takes a multi-faceted approach you can address several concerns in a single session, so one treatment can treat fine lines, wrinkles, uneven texture, and congested pores. Regular monthly Hydrafacial treatments can lead to sustained improvements in skin health."

Sharing her input, Dr Ruhil Badiani, Family Physician at Cornerstone Clinic, adds, "Hydrafacial gives you immediate visibility, you can experience improved texture, tone, and appearance of the skin right after the session.  It also has long-term benefits like, significant reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and improved elasticity and firmness with regular treatments. In terms of longevity, results can last 5 to 7 days or longer, varying based on individual skin type and condition. Regular monthly treatments are advised to sustain benefits over time."

Cost Of Hydrafacial In Dubai 

Regarding expenses, Hydrafacial fees in Dubai generally vary between Dhs 499 to Dhs 700, with extended sessions potentially incurring higher costs.

Cornerstone Clinic in Grosvenor House offers Hydrafacial, and since the process can be customised, you can contact them to understand the pricing as per your skin type. 

Dr. Kayle Aesthetic Clinic on Al Wasl Road provides Hydrafacial services with pricing based on your skin-type. 

The Enfield Royal Clinic in the UAE, with its Dubai branch located at Villa 1089 on Al Wasl Road, provides this treatment at prices ranging from Dhs 799 to Dhs 1,599 per session. Pricing varies based on factors such as your skin type and the specific areas you wish to target.

Hydrafacial services can be found at Nova Clinic, located at Utamah Villa 1047, Al Wasl Road, Al Manara, with prices beginning at Dhs 1,000.

Nstyle Beauty Lounge, located across Dubai in The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and more, offers Hydrafacial treatment from Dhs 788. 

Lucia Clinic in Jumeirah 2 offers Hydrafacial from Dhs 700. 

There are varied other clinics in Dubai, offering Hydrafacial for glowing skin. 

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