The Difference Between A HydraFacial And A Normal Facial
Is HydraFacial better than a normal facial?
A normal facial is the best right? Easy, relaxing, and relatively inexpensive. Everyone does normal facials, and you can get them pretty much anywhere. This blog is not saying that they are not good, because they are, and they serve a purpose in all our lives. However, as with anything, is there something that we can add to a facial to give us better results?
A normal facial involves cleaning, massaging, and applying masks to nourish the skin. It is a gentle treatment that helps to improve the appearance of the skin by removing dead skin cells and providing hydration.
On the other hand, the HydraFacial is a multi-step skin treatment that uses technology to deliver instant and long-lasting results. At Surrey Laser all of our technicians are fully trained in using the HydraFacial machine and are confident with using it to get the best results. It involves several stages of deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and protection. The treatment gives a hydrating, plumping, and more youthful glow to the skin.
The main differences between the two facials are:
- Technology: HydraFacial uses a high-grade aesthetic machine to deliver advanced skincare results, while normal facials don’t use any specialised technology.
- Intensity: HydraFacial is generally more intense and effective compared to a regular facial.
- Customisation: HydraFacial can be customised according to individual skin type and conditions, while normal facials usually offer only a generic skin care routine for everyone.
- Time and Cost: A HydraFacial generally takes more time and is more expensive than a regular facial.
What is better than HydraFacial?
A bit of a trick question here because it does depend on the goals of the individual client. If you are looking for a high-grade revamp of the skin to cause long term change in the sub structure of the dermis, then you need to have something more invasive like micro needling which creates micro pockets in the skin to increase collagen production and make the skin look firmer and tighter. Using this in conjunction with HydraFacial gives some of the best feedback we get. You can find out more about this here.
Laser resurfacing is another top-grade facial treatment we do in the clinic and can yield longer term results, again in conjunction with HydraFacial it can be very effective.
What is the difference between HydraFacial and oxygen facial?
- Treatment process: In a HydraFacial, a machine is used to remove impurities, hydrate the skin, and infuse it with antioxidants and vitamins. It involves a multi-step process that can take up to 60 minutes, depending on the clients individual needs. On the other hand, an oxygen facial involves the application of a specialised serum containing oxygen, vitamins, and other nutrients to the skin.
- Targeted skin concerns: A HydraFacial is suitable for all skin types and can address a range of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, and dullness. It is also a good option for patients with sensitive skin. An oxygen facial, on the other hand, is more suitable for patients with dry or dull skin, as it helps to rejuvenate and brighten the complexion.
- Sensations during and after: During a HydraFacial, patients may feel mild suction and pressure, but it is generally considered a painless procedure. The skin may be red or flushed immediately after treatment, but these effects will typically subside within a few hours. In contrast, an oxygen facial is a gentle and relaxing treatment that is unlikely to cause any discomfort or redness.
- Frequency of treatments: A HydraFacial can be done on a regular basis, such as once a month to help maintain the health of the skin and address ongoing skin concerns. An oxygen facial, on the other hand, is typically recommended as a one-off treatment or every few months as needed.
In short, the HydraFacial yields longer term results but tends to be more intense, (it is still relaxing). I’m biased as obviously we prefer HydraFacial, but the best thing is to try the different types and figure out what is best for you and your needs.
A normal facial is great, but it won’t necessarily cause longer lasting change in the complexion of the skin. It all depends on your goals and what you want to achieve.
Should I wash before a HydraFacial?
It is generally recommended to wash your face before a HydraFacial to remove any dirt, oil, and makeup that may be on your skin. This will allow for the HydraFacial to penetrate and cleanse your skin more effectively. It is also advisable to not use any exfoliating products or aggressive treatments prior to the HydraFacial. Have a chat with one of the team beforehand and we can guide you, we cleanse and wash your skin before either way to ensure you are in the best position to get the results you want.
If you want more information about HydraFacial then contact our team and one of the specialists can talk you through it 01932 553118
Perhaps you want to discuss your options, and the pros and cons, in more detail. Either way, our team of experts would be delighted to help. Simply get in touch and we can answer your questions, talk you through the process.
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