What is Hydrabrasion?
Hydrabrasion, also known as hydro microdermabrasion or hydrafacial microdermabrasion , is a form of microdermabrasion which takes skin rejuvenation results to the next level.
This innovative technology exfoliates, cleans and hydrates the skin at the same time. Hydrabrasion can treat the skin of the face, neck, décolletage and back of hands.
What does Hydro Microdermabrasion do?
On the first pass over the skin, the Hydrabrasion device uses a diamond-encrusted treatment tip and suction to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin surface cells and debris from within the pores.
During the second pass, the diamond tip delivers a jet of sterile water to wash out the pores and hydrate the skin.
The treatment process takes approximately 60 minutes, is pain-free and leaves your skin feeling instantly smoother, cleaner and more dewy.
Does Hydro Microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion has been tried and tested over many years and clinical studies have proven it to be an effective non-invasive method of skin rejuvenation with minimal risk.
As we age, dead surface cells are retained in the stratum corneum layer of the skin, giving the skin a rough dull appearance. Hydrabrasion removes these cells with gentle exfoliation leaving the skin with a smoother feel and appearance. Light also reflects better off the smoother skin surface resulting in a natural healthy glow.
The exfoliation, suction and washing of the skin helps to extract comedones (blackheads, whiteheads) , making Hydrabrasion a great treatment acne-prone skin. Suction also stimulates lymphatic drainage and circulation in the skin.
Hydrabrasion speeds up the skin renewal process, allowing new healthy cells to take their place. If treatments are performed regularly this process can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve surface pigmentation and keeps the skin softer and smoother and more hydrated.
The Hydrabrasion Difference
So what are the hydro microdermabrasion benefits? Hydrabrasion really turns up the dial on traditional microdermabrasion results and has many other advantages during treatment.
- No more messy crystals - exfoliation is performed with diamond-encrusted treatment tips rather than the jet of crystals in traditional microdermabrasion machines and eliminates the risk of fine crystal residue near the eyes, nose or mouth.
- Suitable for all skin types - Unlike microdermabrasion which offers one level of abrasion, hydrabrasion offers a range of interchangeable abrasive treatment tips. The coarseness is chosen depending on the depth of exfoliation required and the patients skin type. This enables the hydrabrasion treatment to be tailored to the individual and even patients with sensitive skin types can enjoy the benefits of treatment with minimal downtime.
- Exfoliation plus Hydration - While microdermabrasion merely exfoliates the skin, hydrabrasion takes treatment to the next level and hydrates the skin as well. After a hydrabrasion treatment the skin appears dewier and firmer nd has an instantly healthy glow.
- Works hand-in-hand with other technologies - Hydrabrasion is a brilliant stand-alone treatment but it can also be used in conjunction with other treatments to expedite anti-aging and skin rejuvenation outcomes. For example, Healite LED phototherapy directly after hydrabrasion treatment will further promote collagen induction. Hydrabrasion two weeks after Intense Pulsed Light speeds up the recovery time after IPL.
How many hydrabrasion treatments do I need?
Ultimately, the number and frequency of hydro microdermabrasion treatments will depend on your skin type as well as your needs.
Some patients have a single treatment to boost their skin for a special occasion. People with acne prone skin often have regular treatments one to two months apart to keep their skin clear.
For anti-aging benefits, a more intensive series of 6 Hydrabrasion treatments 2 to 4 weeks apart will give the maximum effect in the shortest period of time. At her clinic on the Gold Coast, Cosmetique Solutions, Dr Kylie offers hydro microdermabrasion packages for clients seeking this option.