How Long Does a Hydrafacial Take?

We all want to look our best and retain youthful, fresh-looking, and healthy skin. However, despite our best efforts, daily skincare routines are not always enough to cleanse away the effects of the sun, wind, and environmental pollution. The solution is a deep cleansing facial, and with the HydraFacial treatment at Nubo Spa in Berkley, CA, you can be sure that your facial will gently purify and rejuvenate your skin, leaving you with a healthy glow.

What Is Hydrafacial?

This is a proprietary facial cleansing, exfoliating, and restorative treatment. It uses vortex technology to remove impurities from the skin and deliver specially formulated nutrients and antioxidants to deeply hydrate the skin, reverse signs of aging, and promote long-lasting skin health.

The patented technology guarantees the safety and comfort of clients, and the process can be customized to tailor the treatment to particular skin types or to address specific skin concerns.

How Long Does a Hydrafacial Take?

Some facial treatments can take a lot of time to complete or require a period of downtime after the treatment to allow the skin to recover. This is not the case with the HydraFacial: the treatment itself only takes about 30 minutes to complete.

In addition, there is no recovery period, meaning that you can easily fit your treatment around the rest of a busy day. You can go straight from your treatment at our spa to the gym, the office, or the school run without causing your skin any trouble or in any way negating the benefits of the facial treatment.

What Does a Hydrafacial Do?

This multi-step treatment guarantees “no pain, all gain” results. Not only does the treatment gently and quickly deep cleanse and moisturize the skin, but it also helps to repair sun damage, promote long-term skin health, and stimulate the production of collagen.

Whether you have a specific area of your face that you wish could be improved, or you just want to give your skin a bit of a boost, HydraFacial can help you accomplish those goals. This unique treatment is able to address a number of common skincare concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Elasticity and firmness
  • Even tone and vibrancy
  • Skin texture
  • Brown spots
  • Oily and congested skin
  • Enlarged pores

How Does the Treatment Work?

The treatment is composed of six stages designed to cleanse the face, remove both surface and subsurface debris, and provide long-lasting hydration to protect the health of the skin and encourage the formation of collagen for a more youthful appearance.

The treatment uses a variety of different techniques at each stage to provide comprehensive skin revival and protection.

What Should I Expect?

First, you will have your initial consultation with a facial technician to discuss your skin and skincare goals. This will enable our skin experts to tailor your treatments to your own unique needs.

Your technician will also be happy to discuss factors that may be causing skin issues, such as makeup and daily cleansing choices. You do not need to prepare in any special way before your treatment; everything you need will be provided.

What Happens During the Treatment?

Step 1: Detox

During the first stage of the treatment, you will undergo lymphatic drainage massage to stimulate the circulation of the lymphatic system. From the light pressure of the rhythmic massage, blood flow to your face will be increased.

This, in turn, will help to fortify your skin by rejuvenating tissue, conveying oxygen and nutrients to the cells, and eliminating toxins from the system. In addition, the combination of the increased circulation and the massage will tone and firm the skin.

Step 2: Cleansing and Exfoliation

After the initial detoxifying lymph massage, your aesthetic technician will use the HydraFacial equipment to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells, revealing new skin underneath. At the same time, the equipment delivers a special serum containing lactic acid, glucosamine, and a blend of botanical extracts to cleanse and nourish the delicate new skin.

The dual function of exfoliating and nourishing means that the skin has no opportunity to dry out in between stages of the treatment, further promoting the improvement of skin health, texture, and appearance.

Step 3: Brightening Agent Application

This stage involves a gentle chemical peel using a solution of glycolic and salicylic acids. The solution loosens debris within clogged pores in order to prepare them for the gentle extraction process. The salicylic and glycolic acids in the solution also act to brighten the appearance of the skin, clearing away any dullness of complexion.

Step 4: Extraction

The vortex-fusion technology is used to remove blackheads and draw out impurities in congested areas of the skin. Unlike traditional manual extraction processes, this does not cause trauma, reddening, or bruising to the skin, and is accomplished using a combination of suction and an advanced serum of natural honey extract and salicylic acid.

Step 5: Hydration

The continued health and vitality of the skin is of paramount importance, so at this point in the treatment, the facial technology delivers a serum to plump, hydrate, and replenish the skin.

This solution contains powerful anti-oxidants, peptides and multi-peptides, and richly hydrating hyaluronic acid to fortify the skin against environmental contaminants, bacteria, and UV damage.

Step 6: Rejuvenation

In the final stage of the treatment, red and infrared LED light is used to reduce skin redness and further stimulate the production of collagen, which gives skin greater elasticity and plumpness. The red and infrared lights also support the natural production of vitamin D within the body, leaving your skin glowing without the drawbacks and damage caused by exposure to sunlight.

All in 30 Minutes

This might sound like a lot to accomplish in a mere 30 minutes, but rest assured that 30 minutes really is all that is needed. The combination of the unique technology and the customizable range of serums, peel solutions, and moisturizing skin cocktails go to work immediately to leave you with a dewy glow. We think you’ll be amazed at the amount that can be accomplished in just a half-hour.

During the whole process of this treatment, you should expect to feel comfortable and relaxed. The process is so gentle and kind to your skin that you can put even put your makeup on straight after the treatment and get going, though you may feel so confident afterward that you want to forego the makeup and go bare-faced.

What Results Will I See?

Some specific skin concerns may need more than one visit to be addressed fully, but you should see results immediately after your treatment. You will notice that the skin is refreshed and smoothed, and any redness and uneven pigmentation will be visibly reduced.

After additional treatments, your skin will continue to be renewed as the rejuvenation process continues. You may want to book in a course of treatments all at once or perhaps just one so you can wait and see if you are satisfied with the results.

When to Have It Done

The treatments are especially recommended as a method of resetting your skin after a seasonal change or before a special occasion so that you can look your best. These effects can be maintained by scheduling regular treatments to continue exfoliating and nourishing the skin; an excellent addition to your daily skincare routine.

In addition, if you like the results of your treatment, it may be possible to arrange for the technology to be used on other parts of your body, such as the neck or décolleté.

What Benefits Are There Compared With Other Facial Treatments?

Gone are the days when we had to suffer for beauty, however, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t different levels of comfort for different treatments. One of the best things about the HydraFacial is that it is not only non-invasive but that the process is gentle and actively soothes the skin.

Even the most sensitive skin types are able to be treated with this customized experience. Unlike some other forms of beauty treatment aimed at exfoliating the skin or stimulating the production of collagen, the treatment involves no blades or needles. This makes it ideal for clients who have an aversion to needles or who just want a facial treatment that does not require any recovery time.

In addition, some facial treatments work most effectively on fair skin, but HydraFacial works equally well on all complexions.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate?

Unlike some other beauty treatments, HydraFacial is designed to be suitable for all ages, skin colors, and types. This is possible because of the gentle treatment process and the capacity for the treatment to be customized to each individual client. Even people with the most sensitive skin can still take advantage of the benefits of this groundbreaking treatment.

If you have signs of aging such as fine lines, delicate skin, or dullness of complexion, this would be an ideal treatment for you. In addition, if you have discoloration, rough skin, or uneven pigmentation, the treatment can significantly smooth and even out the appearance of your complexion.

This is also suitable for those who want a gentle solution to improve their skin’s appearance and health. The non-invasive, non-painful process makes it ideal for those with conditions such as acne and can lead to a substantially improved appearance and a wonderful boost in confidence.

This treatment is perfect for both women and men, as it stimulates the body to rejuvenate the skin whilst supporting skin health. It is suitable for anyone who wants to give their face just a little bit of help to let their skin’s natural beauty shine through and repair the damage caused by sun, wind, and everyday life.

Who Is Not a Suitable Candidate?

Though this treatment is suitable for almost everyone due to its customizability, there are very few circumstances under which it may not be right for you. For example, if you are suffering from sunburn, a rash, or rosacea, you may need to put off your treatment until your skin has healed.

If you have particular skin conditions, you may wish to discuss the suitability of the HydraFacial treatment with us. If you have any questions about whether the treatment is right for you, it is easy to arrange for a consultation with one of our dedicated professionals who can answer your questions, and discuss your skincare goals.

Schedule a Consultation to Find Out More

If you want to experience the soothing cleansing of the HydraFacial or to find out more about the benefits of this treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. Talk to the team of skincare experts at Nubo Spa in Berkeley, CA, today to schedule a consultation to discuss our range of skin treatments and help you become the best version of yourself.

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