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Hydrofacial or HydraFacial? Which One Should You Get?

How long has it been since you’ve had a great facial? If your answer is “too long” then you’ll be interested to know that facials have evolved a great deal over the last several years. There’s a new breed of facials out there and they do more than simply cleanse, tone and moisturize.

The new generation of facials use sophisticated devices and product formulations to achieve deep-cleansing, exfoliation, hydration and infusion of functional serums that target specific skin conditions. The goal of these facials is to improve skin quality, health and appearance.

If you’ve been looking to get a more advanced facial, you may have noticed that you have many options to choose from. Treatments offered by different manufacturers all promise to revitalize your skin, with each using slightly different technology to accomplish their goals. 

So how do you choose? Below are the top three of these highly advanced facials, with their full features and benefits:

Bela MD+ Advanced Facial

Bela MD+ combines the best of old technology and new innovation to address multiple skin concerns in one treatment. The old school part is the diamond tip microdermabrasion that exfoliates dry, dead skin layers. Where it becomes interesting is the high-tech that comes into play after, to achieve next-level anti-aging through muscle stimulation and targeted serum infusion. 

The non-invasive treatment protocol includes the following six steps 

  • Microdermabrasion with Diamond Tip - this involves using a skin-smoothing Aqua handpiece equipped with 3 diamond tips. It removes dry, damaged layers of the epidermis to reveal vibrant, healthy skin underneath. This step also facilitates the absorption of the skin serums that will be infused later on.

  • Hydrogen Therapy with H2 Module - By combining hydrogen (H+) with free radicals (OH-), the byproduct is water. Hydrogen-rich water is infused into this skin to neutralize the free radicals and minimize oxidative stress. The result is improved metabolic processes and ultimately skin health. 

  • Ultrasonic Cleansing and Extraction  - This is the deep-cleansing part that removes dead skin cells, clogged pores and sebum. An ultrasonic vibrating spatula helps to loosen impurities, preparing the skin for the next steps.

  • Infusion with Aqua Handpiece and Tip - Simultaneously infuses a special serum that dissolves any remaining impurities and removes them using a powerful yet gentle vacuum suction. 

  • Face and Neck Lifting - It feels like a relaxing massage while powerful neuromuscular stimulation lifts, tones and tightens your skin for a more youthful appearance. 

  • Bio-Infusion of Serums - Targeted serums designed to address specific conditions are infused into the epidermis. These include: “Clear Skin,” “Brighten & Protect,” Even Pigment,” and “Calm & Hydrate.”

  • Deep Penetration of Serums  - Using gentle electrical fields, a process known as electroporation, skin is temporarily made more permeable to allow serums to be absorbed.

The OxyGeneo™ 3-in-1 Facial

The OxyGeneo™ Facial promises to deep-cleanse, detox, hydrate, revive and illuminate the skin with its hydrodermabrasion handpiece and chemical process known as the Bohr Effect. This is accomplished in three steps that include exfoliation, oxygenation and infusion of special targeted serums.

This minimally-invasive treatment offers the following benefits: long-term improvement in skin texture and smoothness, reduction in pigmentation, acne, pore size and the signs of aging. The procedure is suitable for treating face and body for all skin types. Furthermore, it uses only vegan ingredients that have not been tested on animals.

  • Exfoliation - The skin is stripped of dead skin cells and clogged pores with a special handpiece fitted with oxypods™. When activated, they release active ingredients that generate CO2 bubbles in the process. The CO2 bubbles permeate the epidermis, triggering the Bohr Effect. This is a chemical process whereby CO2 on the surface of the skin facilitates the transport of oxygen through the blood.

  • Oxygenation - The Bohr Effect is in full action during this step as the OxyGeneo™ transforms the CO2 in the blood into Oxygen (O2). With improved oxygenation, circulation and cellular repair are enhanced, leading to healthier skin.

  • Serum Infusion - The skin is nourished with vitamins, nutrients and active ingredients that promote a healthy, vibrant and glowing complexion. 

HydraFacial™ MD

The above two procedures are classified as hydrofacials because they use water as the basis of the treatment and serum infusion. But there’s only one true HydraFacial™, a highly advanced and patented facial that promises to give you the best skin of your life. 

The HydraFacial™ is based on three fundamental steps: Deep Cleansing, Extraction and Hydration. During the Hydration step, your treatment can be completely customized with targeted serums and active ingredients that nourish and moisturize the skin, plus reduce pigment and the signs of aging. 

Clients love the HydraFacial™ because it has immediate results and long-term benefits. Right after treatment, your skin will look brighter, plumper and more healthy. Pores will look cleaner and less congested. By getting regular HydraFacials, you can improve the overall condition of your skin and achieve a more permanent glow that appears to radiate from within. Other benefits include smoother complexion, fewer lines and wrinkles, reduction in dark spots and sun damage, and increased firmness and elasticity. 

Get the HydraFacial™ can be performed anywhere you have trouble spots. This includes the face and body. It’s also suitable for all skin types, even those with the most sensitive skin can see an improvement. An express version of the HydraFacial™ is available.

Three computerized steps pamper your skin while a jet of pressurized water goes to work to accomplish the following:

  • Deep Cleanse - For the cleanest pores you’ve ever had. A special enzyme peel dissolves away clogged pores and sebum, congestion, dry, dead skin cells and surface grease and dirt. 

  • Extraction - A gentle suction pulls out dirt and impurities extremely gently, without the pain associated with manual extractions. All you feel is a light vacuum sensation on the skin and at the same time you can feel the treatment is working.

  • Hydration - The first two steps prepare your skin for Hydration and infusion of targeted serums. As your skin is being infused with water and moisturizers, personalized active ingredients are targeting and solving your biggest skin issues.

To learn more about the HydraFacial™ and its benefits, or to book an appointment we encourage you to visit the Spotless Laser website.