Is Hydrafacial good for acne?

hydrafacial good for acne

Is Hydrafacial good for acne prone skin?

Acne is well known as one of the most common skin conditions affecting both men and woman of all ages. In fact, over a third of UK adults report they have suffered from acne at some stage in their lives. Whilst many assume that acne only affects teenagers, there is evidence to support that those in the 25-55 age bracket also suffer from outbreaks. It’s not always something that people just grow out of.

The impact of acne is two-fold and causes both physical and mental health issues. For those that have never suffered with acne, it’s hard to imagine the physical discomfort and pain that affects the skin during a flare-up. From an outsider’s perspective it may appear to be superficial problem, but the sensitivity and soreness run deeper than the surface of the skin. Then there are the psychological implications caused by acne. Sufferers often experience depression, anxiety and low self-confidence as a result of the embarrassment they feel about their very visible condition.

Given the wide-ranging problems that come hand in hand with acne, it’s no wonder that those enduring the agony are always on the look out for that miracle treatment that banishes the break-outs once and for all. As a nation, from 2021 to 2022 NHS England spent £22.7 million on treatments for acne in topical creams, antibiotics and hormone tablets. That’s aside from any private treatments that are purchased or performed on the skin from cosmeceutical companies, dermatological clinics or aesthetics practitioners.

It’s also important to remember that the consequences of acne can last far longer than the spots themselves. Skin scarring is a constant reminder of the acne era. It’s all too easy to enter into a vicious circle of trying to disguise pockmarked skin with make-up, only to result in clogging pores which then causes another eruption of nasty spots.

So, if you have already tried every product on the market and are still fighting the battle of the breakout, we highly suggest it’s time to try Hydrafacial.

10 Reasons why Hydrafacial is great for acne

1. Prevents Breakouts

Rather than treating the symptoms of acne in an attempt to calm the skin, it’s far better hitting the problem at the source. Prevention is key to caring for your skin and avoiding future breakouts, which could result in scarring and uneven skin tone. Hydrafacial targets the dead skin cells, which when mixed with natural sebum can create excess bacteria that provokes acne eruptions. Getting into a good Hydrafacial routine can free you from the fear of flare-ups allowing you to enjoy life once again. 

2. Reduces acne scarring

Acne scarring can have an extremely negative impact on our self-esteem, aside from causing permanent damage to our skin. Hydrafacial is the gold standard in diminishing the appearance of acne scars, whilst simultaneously nourishing the new dermis. It works via gentle exfoliation of the skin, which automatically kick-starts the body’s natural instinct to heal and repair the affected area.

3. Non-invasive

Achieving a noticeable difference to your skin often involves a degree of discomfort.  Traditional facials typically involve a level of manual extraction which can leave the skin looking and feeling raw and fragile. Hydrafacial on the other hand, is a completely non-invasive procedure that works to deeply cleanse and hydrate your skin without intrusive treatment . You won’t experience any discomfort during or after the procedure and your skin will feel fresher, smoother and more comfortable as a result.

4. Highly customisable

One of the many benefits of choosing a Hydrafacial over other treatments is the fact that your treatment can be customised to your own specific skin requirements. There are a wide range of multi-functional serums, that have been scientifically formulated to treat a range of skin conditions, including acne. Before your treatment you will have a full consultation with one of our practitioners, who will tailor make the treatment to suit your skin type and incorporate acne busting products to maximise the results. 

5. Highly enjoyable

Hydrafacial is essentially an advanced traditional facial, that has been perfectly honed to cleanse and soothe the skin. The experience is very similar to that of Spa treatment and without the discomfort of manual pore extraction, you can sit back, relax and enjoy having your skin being thoroughly spoilt with medicinal goodness.

6. No downtime

If you lead a busy life and struggle to find the time to squeeze in self-care, you will be pleased to hear that there is no downtime associated with Hydrafacial. After your session you can go about your daily life as normal without that fear of post facial redness and angry skin. However, is advisable to stay out of the sun for a few days following treatment.

7. Improves the skins texture

Maintaining a healthy and even skin texture year round can be a challenge, especially if you live in a climate that changes dramatically with the seasons. Hydrafacial works to improve the skin’s texture by exfoliating dead skin cells, whilst nourishing and hydrating at a deep level. This results in the reduction of spots, bumps, blackheads, cysts, papules and pustules which are all common symptoms of acne. You’ll soon be enjoying a soft, smooth complexion that you once only dreamed of.

8. Restores a healthy balance to the skin

Hydrafacial works by taking the skin back to its healthy natural state and encouraging the bodies integral healing system to jump into action. There are few products that can truly restore a healthy pH balance since they are limited to treating just the surface problem. Hydrafacial encourages skin regeneration so that your complexion once again looks revitalised with a fresh, healthy glow.

9. Takes just 1 hour

The beauty of Hydrafacial is that despite being an incredibly thorough method of adressing acne problems, the technology is advanced, efficient and super powerful, meaning that it takes just 1 hour. Depending on your skin, you can repeat the treatment every 4-8 weeks, so it’s a tiny investment of time for huge benefits to your complexion.

10. Great for sensitive skin

Those that suffer with both acne and sensitive skin often struggle to find treatments or products that don’t cause further irritation. Thanks to the patented Vortex technology, Hydrafacial is perfect for sensitive skin as it provides deep cleansing vaccum action without harsh chemicals. 

How does Hydrafacial work?

Step 1 – Vortex Exfoliation
The first step of a Hydrafacial is to eliminate all of the dirt, debris and bacteria that cause pimples and breakouts at a deeper level than is possible at home. When all of this buildup is left on our skin, it creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria leaving us with uneven and lackluster skin.

Step 2 – Vortex Peel
A deep penetrating peel designed especially for acne sufferers to rid the skin of stubborn oils is then applied, which works to unclog the pores. This step of Hydrafacial is also beneficial if you suffer from blackheads, as it penetrates and loosens subsurface debris that are otherwise hard to reach.

Step 3 – Vortex Extraction
Using a unique tip that is specifically designed for acne, Hydrafacial removes any blackheads and impurities with a suction nozzle without the discomfort or pain caused by manual facial treatments. There is no squeezing or poking involved and the sensation is not only satisfying, but also very relaxing.

Step 4 – Vortex Boost
A specially selected serum, appropriate to your skin needs can be applied to prevent future breakouts. There are a wide range of skin boosting serums which can target texture and tone to encourage healthy cell growth.

Step 5 – Vortex Fusion
The final step of a Hydrafacial is the application of a medical grade finishing serum loaded with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid to improve hydration and elasticity, leaving you with a radiant glow. Even if you often forget to cleanse and moisturize before bed, your skin will have had a supercharged dose of nourishment and hydration.

If you are tired of living with acne and feel like you’ve already exhausted your treatment options, it’s time to speak to our medically trained skin practioners about how Hydrafacial can work for you.

Request a free skin consultation for a tailor made acne focused solution and start to enjoy the skin you are in once again.

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