At Time 4 U Med Spa, Dr. Lisa Gulcher offers gentle and effective HydraFacial® treatments for her patients interested in smooth, clear skin. If your skin is blemished by acne, dark spots, wrinkles or other complexion-related concerns, schedule a consultation with us. Dr. Gulcher can walk you through all of the advanced steps of the HydraFacial process, demonstrating how your skin can benefit from this nourishing and rejuvenating treatment.

How Does HydraFacial Work?

HydraFacial treatments use a unique four-step process to target and eliminate blemishes and skin impurities. Every HydraFacial procedure can be tailored to the varying needs of each patient, allowing for customization and individualized results. The comprehensive four-step skin HydraFacial process consists of:

  • Cleansing & exfoliation: The skin is first cleansed and exfoliated using a specialized handheld device to remove surface grime.
  • Acid peel: A mild acid peel is applied to the skin to loosen deep pore congestion and gently remove dead skin, providing an added layer of exfoliation.
  • Extraction: A suction-powered vacuum tip is attached to the HydraFacial wand to extract the loosened pore impurities.
  • Advanced hydration: A moisturizing serum is applied to replenish nutrients and soothe the skin, preventing side effects common with other facial treatments like dryness and peeling.

Who Is a Good Candidate for HydraFacial?

HydraFacial is safe and effective on all skin types, including dark skin tones and acne-prone skin. Unlike other common treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing, HydraFacial treatments are nonirritating and safe for sensitive skin. HydraFacial can target and improve a wide variety of skin concerns, including:

  • Mild to moderate acne and oily skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Clogged and enlarged pores
  • Blackheads and frequent breakouts
  • Hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • Sun damage and signs of aging
  • Uneven skin tone and texture

Patients interested in a HydraFacial should have realistic expectations about their results. HydraFacial’s versatile uses for targeting a wide variety of common skin imperfections make it an effective treatment option for almost every patient. With a customizable treatment approach, HydraFacial patients can enjoy a procedure that is personalized according to their unique skin and desired results. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gulcher to learn how HydraFacial treatments can give your skin a radiant, refreshed glow.

What Should I Expect During My Treatment?

HydraFacial treatments are comfortable and do not require any anesthesia or numbing cream. Many patients find their procedures to be very relaxing. During a HydraFacial treatment, Dr. Gulcher will work through all four steps of the process, making small adjustments according to each patient’s needs.

The skin is first cleansed using the Vortex tip, cleaning any grime and debris from the surface of the skin. A gentle acid peel is then applied to break down and loosen any deep impurities. Once the acid peel has penetrated the skin, a vacuum-suctioned tip is attached to the HydraFacial handheld device and used to free the loosened pore congestion. Finally, a hydrating serum is applied to the surface of the skin to provide instant moisturization and an immediate glow.

Each HydraFacial treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Because appointments are so quick, some patients like to schedule their appointments during their lunch breaks and return to work immediately afterward. Call Time 4 U Med Spa today to schedule your treatment.

What Are the Potential Side Effects?

HydraFacial treatments are gentle and nonirritating, producing no side effects or allergic reactions. The skin may appear slightly rosier in color immediately after a HydraFacial appointment, although it should quickly fade to its normal tone within a few hours. Otherwise, a HydraFacial produces no obvious signs that a treatment was performed. Patients are able to apply makeup to their skin right after their HydraFacial if desired.

Does HydraFacial Require Any Downtime?

HydraFacial does not require any downtime, allowing patients to enjoy its long list of benefits without sacrificing time from their busy schedules. Patients are free to return home, resume work and even exercise right after their appointments.

How Many HydraFacial Treatments Are Necessary?

While improvements may be visible with only a single HydraFacial, most patients require a series of four to six treatments for significant improvement in their complexion. The number of sessions necessary for each patient will vary based on the condition of their skin and their desired results. Dr. Gulcher will work with you individually to establish a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and your expectations.

What Kind of Results Can Be Expected?

Treated skin will feel smooth and refreshed immediately following a HydraFacial. Upon completion of a series of HydraFacial treatments, patients can expect a marked improvement in the condition of their skin. Wrinkles and fine lines will appear softer, dark spots and patches of hyperpigmentation will be diminished, acne will be improved, and the overall tone and texture of the skin will look and feel more even.

How Long Do Results Last?

Results from a HydraFacial are temporary and will fade over time. In general, patients can enjoy their clearer, rejuvenated skin for about one month. Exposure, aging, dehydration and sun damage will gradually diminish results, although an advanced skincare routine can slow their effects. In order to experience long-lasting results, patients should plan on scheduling a maintenance HydraFacial appointment every four to six weeks.

Patients who maintain a regular HydraFacial treatment schedule may continue to experience improved results with every session due to increased collagen production and continuously nourished skin. Dr. Gulcher can help you determine how often you should schedule your HydraFacial appointments during your in-person consultation.

Refreshed, Hydrated Skin at Time 4 U Med Spa

At Time 4 U Med Spa, we specialize in creating healthy, well-nourished skin. If your skin could use a pick-me-up before a big event or you’re interested in around-the-clock clear and youthful skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gulcher to learn all about HydraFacial treatments. Call us today to schedule your appointment and be on your way to better skin.

*The information about HydraFacial was reviewed by Dr. Lisa Gulcher. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.