Advantages of a HydraFacial

March 9, 2019

The basic formula of a facial is the same from spa to spa: cleanse, exfoliate, extract, treat, and moisturize. It’s the quality of ingredients, delivery system, and the aesthetician’s technique that makes the difference in a facial that’s beneficial for your skin.

At Carrington Medical Spa, we are so selective with our treatments — when you book a facial with our Lead Aesthetician at Carrington Medical Spa, you can feel confident you’ll be receiving the best treatment available which is, in our experience, a HydraFacial.

We would like to highlight what you can expect when you book a HydraFacial with us.

Personalized treatment for every skin type and need

HydraFacials don’t have a type — they address all skin care needs, including fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, tone, vibrancy, and texture, brown spots, oily skin, congested and enlarged pores.

Intense hydration from unique serum delivery

It’s true, serums are having a skincare moment — but for good reason. These hyperfocused, superpowered products can be tailored to pinpoint a variety of skin concerns, as well as layered on top of each other. And while they’ve become an essential part of your at-home skincare routine, HydraFacials are able to better penetrate your skin to maximize absorption and hydration. The results are longer-lasting than typical facials, rebuilding your skin’s health over time versus simply providing short-term plumping and smoothing. Your skin will stay better hydrated, making your at-home routine more effective and your makeup apply easier, even eliminating the need for makeup.

Add a booster to further target specific issues — from addressing signs of aging to an evening out tone and fading dark spots.

Effective yet comfortable

While some peels and facials come with an understanding of discomfort, HydraFacials are comfortable and soothing — all you’ll feel is a light suctioning, accompanied by a cooling, soothing feeling.

How to prepare for your HydraFacial

Because each HydraFacial includes a chemical peel for exfoliation and extractions, you are generally left with a bit of redness that will fade after a few hours. Because of this, however, we generally suggest booking your facial at a time when you won’t have to go anywhere or apply makeup after — in order to allow your skin to continue to soak in the benefits after leaving. If you’re booking a facial prior to a big event, like a wedding, we recommend scheduling your appointment a few days to one week ahead of time, giving your skin plenty of time to recover.

It’s also a good idea to talk to us ahead of time about any products you’re using that may leave your skin more sensitive, such as retinol.

How often should you come in for a HydraFacial?

It depends on your individual skin goals — if you have pigmentation, dark spots, breakouts, or chronic dryness that you are trying to address, we may recommend a series, where you receive a treatment every few weeks. After that, every 4-6 weeks can help you stay on top of any issues.

Call us today at Carrington Medical Spa (205) 508-5723 to book your appointment.