Hydrodermabrasion Facial Treatment Sydney
- Updated August 23, 2022
- by Honey Seida
Our skin is the first and most important line of defense in our body and also reflects our health and beauty. Taking care of your skin, and keeping it young and fresh is one of the best things that everyone can do. Fortunately, there are many ways to take care of your skin and keep it beautiful, and these methods are becoming more advanced day by day. One of these skin rejuvenation methods is hydrodermabrasion, which we intend to talk more about in this article.
What Is Hydrodermabrasion?
Hydrodermabrasion is generally described as a method of deep cleansing and hydration of the skin that is performed using a device called a hydrodermabrasionm machine or device. In this method, peeling, cleansing, and hydration of the skin are done simultaneously.
Our skin is prone to damage due to exposure to sunlight, air pollutants, daily stress, aging, very cold weather, excessive use of cosmetics or improper diet, smoking, etc. As a result, it loses water and becomes dry.
The skin loses its original freshness and looks dull, stressed, old and sick. Hydrodermabrasion is an available and very effective method that is used to prevent and treat these complications. Hydrodermabrasion facial is also known by other names, which are: (Facial Fusion - Microdermabrasion Water - Aqua Dermabrasion - Wet Microdermabrasion).
All of these names refer to a skin cleansing method that, due to its non-invasive nature, has a significant impact on skin radiance and beauty. That is why many people go to skin and beauty clinics to have hydrodermabrasion done.
How Is Hydrodermabrasion Performed?
First, a jelly-like substance is put on the skin, and then the dead and damaged cells from the skin are removed by moving the hydrodermabrasion machine on your skin. After that, if a healing substance is used, it remains on the skin for ten minutes and is massaged using the device.
After the massage, a hydrating substance is placed on the skin to enter through the now cleansed pores. In the final stage, the skin surface is covered with a powerful moisturizer to maintain the skin surface moisture.
During this process, no pain is felt, and only the sensation of moving the device on the skin will be experienced. In general, the steps in applying hydrodermabrasion treatment are as follows:
This step, if done correctly, can increase the positive effects of hydrodermabrasion therapy and have longer-lasting results on the client. At this stage, the skin is drained, which helps the skin to circulate blood better and hydrate itself.
Cleansing and Exfoliating the Skin
At this stage, dead skin cells are removed from the skin’s surface. This step only affects the outer layer of the skin and removes all sorts of infections and dead cells.
The hydrodermabrasion machine is equipped with a compressed air system that contains a solution or serum that is composed of glucosamine, lactic acid, and plant extracts beneficial for the skin. These substances help to isolate dead cells.
Brightening the Skin
At this stage, your skin will be healed, radiant, and young with the help of substances such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid. These materials open the pores of the skin, and help the solution to be easily absorbed into your skin.
One of the most important applications of hydrodermabrasion is to maintain and increase the skin’s health, which is very important and necessary, especially for acne and oily skin.
Suction or Extraction
The hydrodermabrasion device sucks the dead cells out of the skin pores and will complete the peeling process efficiently. Removal of pimples, blackheads, and skin massage will be done simultaneously with the suction operation.
Hydrating the Skin with Hydrodermabrasion Serums
At this stage, all the necessary healing material needed by the skin is delivered to it as a solution or serum. These hyrdodermabrasion serums contain important skin antioxidants to make your skin clear and fresh. Depending on the hydrodermabrasion serum used for your skin, you can see different effects.
For example, if you use Dermabuilder serum at this stage, you will feel the reduction of deep wrinkles on your skin. If Britenol serum is used, your brown and dark spots will be treated.
Rejuvenation with Light Therapy
LED and infrared lamps are used in the final stage, increasing collagen production and skin rejuvenation and completing the rejuvenation stage.
Hydrodermabrasion vs Microdermabrasion?
One of the questions we are often asked is the difference between hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a method that was known before hydrodermabrasion as one of the safest and most effective methods for cleansing the skin.
In microdermabrasion, crystals were sprayed on the skin and massaged onto, removing the top layer of skin and removing dead cells from the skin as well.
The problem with this method was that we could sometimes not use it on more sensitive areas of the skin, such as around the eyes.
Apart from this problem, some clients complained that they felt like sand was being rubbed on their faces with microdermabrasion! The first solution was microdermabrasion with a diamond tip (not crystal), and skin was peeled using it. But this method still had a big drawback, did not hydrate the skin.
To solve this problem, hydrodermabrasion has found its place among skin rejuvenation and cleansing methods, and by using it, the skin is cleansed and hydrated at the same time.
|Best suited for
|Removing milder wrinkles and cleansing especially in more sensitive areas
Removing wrinkles and exfoliation
|Number of sessions
|6 to 10
|6 to 10
- Cleansing the skin of dead cells. This is generally the leading cause of the dullness of the skin.
- Cleansing the open pores of the skin. Cleaning and closing the pores of the skin is one of the most critical factors in making the skin look even and beautiful.
- Oxygenating the underlying layers of the skin
- Elimination or reduction of skin wrinkles
- Treating pimples and acne on the skin
- Treatment of scars
- Rejuvenating the skin
- Strengthening blood flow in the skin
- Hydration and relief of dry skin
- Painless and non-invasive
- No downtime
Applications of Hydrodermabrasion
As mentioned above, Hydrodermabrasion is suitable for hydrating any skin type. People of any age and gender, as well as any skin type, can benefit from hydrodermabrasion. Although there is no age limit for performing hydrodermabrasion, this method is usually recommended for people over 12 years and under 65 years. In general, the applications of hydrodermabrasion are as follows:
- Treatment of wrinkles on the skin
- Treating pimples and acne
- Treatment of brown spots on the skin.
- Removing sunburn spots
- Hydrating facial skin
- Eliminating skin roughness
- Rejuvenating and brightening the skin
- Preventing premature aging
- Creating healthier tissues in the skin
Hydrodermabrasion Side Effects
Hydrodermabrasion is an entirely safe and painless skin rejuvenation method and, if done by a certified therapist, will not have any side effects.
But sometimes, in people with very sensitive skin, hydrodermabrasion side effects can include swelling and inflammation of the skin around the eyes and mouth or skin breakouts. Cold compresses can be used to treat the inflamed area, which is not a severe complication.
Number of Sessions Required for Hydrodermabrasion
Most people will see the desired results after the first session, so if your skin does not have a particular problem, you can use hydrodermabrasion to refresh and rejuvenate your skin only once, for example, before a special event or celebration.
But in general, for complete treatment with hydrodermabrasion, 6 to 10 sessions are needed, each session lasting about 20 minutes. The right frequency for the treatment is about once every two weeks. It should be noted that your therapist will determine the exact number of sessions that you need.
Hydrodermabrasion Before and After
Paying attention to the following hydrodermabrasion before and after tips can help clients enjoy better results.
Avoid overexposure to sunlight for 72 hours before the treatment. If you are out between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., make sure to use sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 35. If you have lighter skin, you may also need protection from UVA and UVB rays. It would be best if you also avoided tanning during this time.
Do not take anti-acne medications such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide for two days before hydrodermabrasion treatment. Avoid waxing and it would help if you also avoided any peeling treatments containing active enzymes or glycolic acid.
Do not use any topical product containing tretinoin such as Retin-A for at least 48 hours before the treatment session.
It is strongly recommended that men do not shave on the day of having hydrodermabrasion therapy. However, if you feel the need to shave, make sure to do it at least three to four hours before the treatment.
Finally, you just need to clean your face with a cleanser pre-approved by your therapist. Be aware that some cleaners can irritate your skin and may not be an excellent option to use before a hydrodermabrasion treatment session.
Care After Hydrodermabrasion
- After hydrodermabrasion, you do not need to rest or go through a recovery period, and you can resume your daily activities immediately.
- The most essential thing to do is to use sunscreen regularly every two hours and to avoid sun exposure. This is because your skin is going to be sensitive for several days after hydrodermabrasion and may be damaged.
- Drink plenty of water and increase your consumption of fruit and vegetables.
- Use the right moisturizer for your skin.
- To wash your skin, use mild, unscented cleansers and cool water.
- Avoid touching or scratching the skin.
Hyroderambarsion May Not Be Suitable for
- People who are being treated for acne with drugs such as Rakuten (isotretinoin), Retinol, and Tetracycline. Because these drugs increase skin sensitivity
- People with eczema, viral illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis, or people with blood clotting problems
- Pregnant and lactating women
- People who have used waxed should not do hydrodermabrasion facial for up to two days
Results of research indictae that in hydrodermabrasion, the surface layers of the skin are broken by the pressure of water droplets. Also, this water, which contains nutrients and serums, will provide hydration to the underlying layers of the skin at the same time.
Increased blood flow to the skin is another result of this process. With the help of strong suction, all the water and dead cells on the surface of the skin are collected. Massage will also be given to the skin.
Since the peeling process is performed with water pressure, it is usually not accompanied by pain and discomfort. Substances that enter the skin have healing properties and will repair skin problems.
Also, after this procedure, collagen production and the process of firming and rejuvenating the skin begins. One of the most essential properties of hydrodermabrasion is detoxification, cleansing, and also nourishing the skin before peeling.
In addition to removing superficial dead cells or exfoliation, the lymphatic system and subcutaneous layers will also be emptied and cleaned. In the peeling process by hydrodermabrasion, only the stratum corneum layer of the skin will be removed.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we get concerning hydrodermabrasion.
Does hydrodermabrasion increase skin moisture?
Many people who came in saw a seventy-percent increase in their skin moisture.
Does hydrodermabrasion treat skin wrinkles?
Yes, you will see a reduction in the number of fine lines and wrinkles.
What is a hydrodermabrasion facial?
Hydrodermabrasion facial is currently the latest innovation in the skincare industry. This amazing therapy offers the best technology to remove dry and dead skin cells from skin's outer layer and at the same time injects hydrodermabrasion serums on the skin and nourishes it according to the specific needs of each person's skin.
Is hydrodermabrasion safe?
Yes, hydrodermabrasion is entirely safe. Hydrodermabrasion is a 100% non-invasive treatment for safe exfoliation, hydration, and rejuvenation of the skin, especially the sensitive areas of the facial skin.
How long does a hydrodermabrasion therapy session last?
It usually takes 45 to 60 minutes to complete all the steps of this skin rejuvenation procedure. But in case other cleansing or rejuvenation methods are combined with this method, your hydrpdermabrasion session will probably take longer.
What does a hydrodermabrasion do?
Hydrodermabrasion helps to remove dead and dry skin cells from the outer layer of the skin while simultaneously nourishing the skin using serums.
What is better? microdermabrasion or hydrodermabrasion?
To decide which one is better, we need to know the difference. What differentiates hydrodermabrasion from microdermabrasion is that hydro dermabrasion exfoliates and removes dead cells while also nourishing the skin with antioxidant serums.
What is the difference between HydraFacial and hydrodermabrasion?
Hydrafacial and Hydrofacial are brand names of the hydro dermabrasion or hydradermabrasion machines that are used to perform the treatment.
Does Hydro dermabrasion hurt?
Typically, there is no pain with hyrdodermabrasion as it is one of the gentlest forms of skin treatment and rejuvenation available.
Which is better chemical peel or Hydrafacial?
Hydrafacial is non-invasive. HydraFacial and chemical peels both exfoliate your skin but Hydrafacial doesn't damage your skin. It also hydrates your skin which is exactly the opposite of what chemical peels so.
Does Hydrodermabrasion help with acne?
Yes. Hydrodermabrasion is an innovative exfoliation technology that cleanses and nourished your skin as well and as such is an ideal acne treatment.