HydraFacial is a gentle procedure that can brighten your skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and promote new skin cell growth. For healthier-looking skin without the risks of an invasive procedure, Dr. Leonard Miller and his team of professional practitioners are proud to offer HydraFacial at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation in Boston and Brookline, MA.
What is the HydraFacial System?
The HydraFacial procedure uses water, cleansers, and serum boosts to remove toxins from the skin and leave it fresh and glowing. Dead skin cells are removed and any clogged pores are cleansed before your skin is infused with a serum specifically blended to address your individual concerns.
HydraFacial therapies can be customized to meet your needs. If you struggle with oily skin, the treatment will include more cleansing agents. For those who are unhappy with the texture of their skin, a more intense peeling product can be applied.
HydraFacial treatments offer optimal skin health and a glowing complexion in just 30 minutes. Many patients choose to schedule regular treatments for ongoing benefits. Monthly treatments are recommended for best results.
Your skin will be reassessed before each session so adjustments in the boosts and serums can be made. While you can’t alter the basic nature of your skin as relates to body chemistry, you may notice that oily skin becomes less problematic once blackheads are cleared away so you can focus on exfoliation to combat fine lines.
Is HydraFacial Right for You?
HydraFacial treatments are gentle and nourishing. They’re designed to accommodate all skin types and are customized to address each patient’s specific skin concerns. Even the most sensitive skin can benefit from a HydraFacial.
Men and women can both benefit from HydraFacial treatments. It hydrates, refreshes, and rejuvenates for optimal skin health. If your skin is feeling a little dry, dull, and tired, a HydraFacial might be the perfect solution.
It’s important to consider your goals when deciding if HydraFacial treatments are the best option for you. If you have more obvious signs of aging, then you may want to consider a different procedure, or even a combination of treatments, to reach your aesthetic goals.
The preparation process for your first HydraFacial procedure will be minimal. With that said, you will need to schedule a consultation prior to any treatment to discuss your cosmetic concerns and your ultimate goals.
Part of the cosmetic treatment or surgery process is fully understanding your options and expectations. How we look has a great impact on our confidence and our ability to function well in the world. Discussing your concerns and expectations frankly with Dr. Miller will help you to prepare for the process and look forward to the outcome.
What to Expect During the Procedure
HydraFacial treatments are extremely gentle and require no anesthesia or downtime. Most patients find the treatments comfortable and relaxing. You will need to lie back in a chair for approximately 30 minutes during each session. Your comfort will be monitored and the condition of your skin carefully reviewed as the procedure progresses.
The HydraFacial treatment is a three-step process. Once you are comfortable and ready to get started, the specialized device will be used to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. The device is equipped with a vacuum to gently extract impurities and prepare your pores for boosters and serums that will address your unique skin concerns.
Once the skin has been cleansed and exfoliated, the chosen serums and add-ons will be delivered directly to the pores. This allows the skin to gain maximum benefit from the powerful ingredients contained within the boosters.
After the treatment, you can go back to your daily activities right away. You can even wear makeup immediately after a HydraFacial. Irritation and side effects are extremely unlikely, thanks to the gentle nature of the treatment.
How Do I Prepare for My First HydraFacial?
Your HydraFacial consultation at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation will include a discussion of your goals for this procedure. In addition, you will need to share information on:
- Any medications, topical or ingested, that you’re currently using
- Your timeline, goals, or special events
- Any skin conditions or medical conditions you might have
You may need to pause some medications and skin products, such as Retinol, before your treatment. Be sure to also let your physician know of any over-the-counter medications or supplements you use on a regular basis. While the risk of reaction is very slight, safety and peace of mind are top priorities.
Consider Your Event Timeline
If you’re getting married, attending a class reunion, or planning any other big event, let the office know before you schedule a HydraFacial. Again, the risk of side effects is very slight. However, these procedures do remove damaged skin cells and may lead to some slight redness or irritation. Having a buffer of a couple of days prior to your big event is generally a good idea.
Procedures to Pair with HydraFacial Treatments
If you’re interested in any other procedures, such as injectable fillers or microneedling, you may be able to schedule them on the same day as your HydraFacial. There will be increased downtime with combination treatments and you may want to take the rest of the day off, even if all your procedures are non-invasive.
Combining procedures can be a smart choice. You’ll be able to address multiple concerns at once and you will have the convenience of eliminating extra office visits. You and your plastic surgeon will discuss your goals and come up with a treatment plan that will allow you to reach them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Because the skin is not broken during the procedure, the risk of infection is almost nonexistent. HydraFacial is extremely gentle and nourishing. The staff members at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation prioritize safety and will explain any risks to you before the procedure.
After any skin treatment, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun. You should wear a sunblock of at least 30 SPF whenever you’re outdoors. Otherwise, you may continue following your normal skincare routine unless directed otherwise. Our experts can give you tips on skincare following HydraFacial treatments.
Many people return to regular activities right after their procedure. You will need to use a sunscreen to protect your treated skin, and you may be sent home with an aftercare moisturizer or serum depending on your treatment goals. If you can enjoy some downtime for self-care following this procedure, take it!
The HydraFacial procedure can be performed monthly for ongoing skin health. The results of this procedure are cumulative. For instance, you may notice a reduction of large pores after the first treatment and an improvement in acne scars after the third therapy. Because the procedure includes moisturizers, cleansers, and serums that can be adjusted as your skin improves, the results will change over time and can be customized to suit your skin’s needs at different stages.
Schedule Your HydraFacial Consultation
If you’ve always dreamed of fresh, glowing skin, then adding regular HydraFacial treatments to your skin care regimen might be just what you need to look and feel your best. Call the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 617.735.8735 or fill out our online Contact Us form to get started on your skincare journey.