HydraFacial® is a skin care treatment that has been gaining in popularity in recent years, particularly in Belgium. It is a non-invasive alternative to skin resurfacing procedures such as laser or fruit acid peels. It is often used to improve the appearance of the skin in general, as well as to treat specific problems such as wrinkles, acne, age spots, dilated pores and uneven skin texture. But how exactly does HydraFacial® work, and is it safe and effective? In this article, we’ll explore the basics of HydraFacial®, its benefits and the results you can expect.

The HydraFacial® treatment can be performed on facial skin, but also on the décolleté, back, hands or any area of the body with skin imperfections.

How does HydraFacial® work?

HydraFacial® is a skin-cleansing procedure that uses a special device to deeply vacuum and cleanse the skin’s pores, while simultaneously moisturizing them. It also uses skin care products such as antioxidants, fruit acids and peptides to improve skin appearance.

There are generally four main steps in a HydraFacial® treatment:

  1. Cleansing and exfoliation: deep cleansing to remove impurities and dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. A gentle exfoliant with fruit acids is used to remove dead cells and leave the skin ready for the next steps.
  2. Extraction: This stage extracts blackheads and impurities from the skin using a special nozzle. This helps reduce the appearance of pores and prevent acne.
  3. Care treatment: A treatment solution is applied to the skin to moisturize and nourish it. Ingredients can include vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to improve skin appearance. A customized serum can be added according to individual needs.
  4. Sun protection: Finally, a sunscreen is applied to protect the skin from harmful UV rays and to prolong the results obtained during the treatment.

An LED light session is also included at the end of the treatment, to soothe redness and calm the skin.

Is it safe and effective?

HydraFacial® is a risk-free treatment when carried out by a qualified professional. There may be rare temporary side effects such as redness or rashes, but these are very rare and can be treated by using appropriate skin care products after the procedure. Most people see immediate results after the first session, but for optimal results, a treatment plan is recommended.

What results can you expect?

HydraFacial® leads to an overall improvement in the skin’s appearance, including a reduction in superficial wrinkles and age spots, a reduction in acne and enlarged pores, and an improvement in skin texture and color. It can also help increase collagen and elastin production, which generally helps slow the effects of skin aging.

Where can I find HydraFacial?

If you’re convinced by the benefits of HydraFacial and would like to try it in Brussels, Liège or elsewhere in Belgium, visit Claris Clinic. As a renowned aesthetic medicine clinic, Claris Clinic offers a range of cutting-edge treatments, including the HydraFacial, to help you achieve radiant, healthy skin.