Why Hollywood Loves the HydraFacial August 2, 2016 coleaesthetics The secret is out – Hollywood has become a bit more beautiful these days thanks to the innovative HydraFacial. This unique treatment offers deep cleansing, exfoliation and hydration, all in a period of about 30 minutes and without any discomfort or downtime. Is that really possible? According to the testimonies of stars like Beyoncé, Kate Winslet and Amy Poehler, it is possible indeed! What is the HydraFacial? The HydraFacial is a treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction and infusion of essential nutrients into a single procedure. The 30-minute treatment includes four basic steps: Exfoliation and Cleansing (Vortex-Exfoliation) A special serum is used to remove outer skin layers, revealing softer, smoother skin underneath. Although the exfoliation treatment is thorough and effective, it is not painful and does not produce any skin irritation. This makes it easy to proceed to the next step without any discomfort for the patient. Chemical Peel (Vortex-Peel) A glycolic acid peel is next placed on the skin to provide all the benefits of a peel treatment without the post-procedural flaking to worry about. Patients are also relieved to discover that while many glycolic acid solutions lead to burning and stinging on the skin, this particular glycolic acid peel causes little more than some mild tingling. Extractions (Vortex-Extraction) A gentle suction tool is used next to draw out dirt and impurities from the pores. Again, this is a painless but effective step in the entire treatment process. Patients are often surprised to see just how much is removed from their skin and pores during this step. Nutrient Infusion (Vortex-Fusion) The final step in the HydraFacial is the infusion of an antioxidant serum that plumps and hydrates skin while producing greater firmness and even skin tone. A special tool is used for the infusion process, which provides deeper penetration without additional discomfort or trauma to the skin. Who is it For? The HydraFacial can be used on any skin type and tone and works particularly well on the following concerns: Early signs of aging Mild skin laxity Enlarged pores Oily, breakout-prone skin Irregular skin texture and tone The ultimate goal of the HydraFacial is to produce healthier skin that looks refreshed and more vibrant. Specific concerns like those listed here may also be visibly reduced. What about Results? The HydraFacial involves no discomfort and patients experience few if any side effects from the treatment. While similar procedures often leave the skin red and inflamed, patients usually leave their HydraFacial session with a healthy glow and nothing more. While you can apply makeup and return to your daily activities right away, many of our patients forgo the makeup application in favor of showing off their fresh and healthy complexion. The results of your HydraFacial will continue to improve in the days following your treatment. Most patients opt for a HydraFacial on a fairly regular schedule to maintain their positive results and further enhance their appearance. This quick, painless and cost-effective treatment makes it easy to ensure your skin keeps its healthy glow throughout every season. Sometimes the path to more beautiful, healthier skin is easier than we think. The HydraFacial is the perfect example of a quick, relaxing treatment that offers stellar results. To learn more, contact Cole Aesthetic Center today at 360.613.2600.