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The Science Behind Hydrafacial®: How It Works

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At Mynx Aesthetik in Tacoma, WA, we offer Hydrafacial treatments that can provide multiple benefits for your skin. This non-invasive treatment can help with hydration and exfoliation while improving the overall appearance of your skin. The science behind Hydrafacial lies in its multi-step approach that focuses on the fundamental principles of skin health. Overseen by our licensed and experienced professionals, each session is designed to address specific skin concerns.

What Is a Hydrafacial? 

A Hydrafacial is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses a patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate the skin. This process combines the benefits of cleansing ingredients with a light peel and automated extractions. By delivering antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid directly into the skin, the Hydrafacial can improve your skin’s overall health and appearance. This treatment is suitable for all skin types and addresses a variety of skin concerns.

Looking In-Depth at the Hydrafacial Process

Prepping and Cleansing the Skin

Before starting the Hydrafacial, your skin is gently prepped and cleansed by hand. This initial step removes surface impurities and excess oils, laying the foundation for deeper treatments. Clean skin ensures better absorption of the active ingredients used in the subsequent steps.

More Cleansing With the Hydrafacial Device

The Hydrafacial device then takes over to provide deeper cleansing. This advanced tool delivers a stream of cleansing solutions to the skin, which aids in facial rejuvenation. This step helps to clear out pores and prepares the skin for exfoliation and extraction.

Gentle Exfoliation

Exfoliation during the Hydrafacial is gentle yet effective. Using gentle chemical exfoliants such as GlySal™, which uses glycolic and salicylic acids, we remove dead skin cells to reveal fresher skin underneath. One Hydrafacial benefit is that it smooths and revitalizes the skin without causing irritation.

Extraction and Infusion Using Vortex Technology

The extraction phase uses vortex technology to painlessly remove impurities from clogged pores. Simultaneously, the skin is infused with hydrating and nourishing serums. This step enhances the skin’s clarity and hydration levels.

Extras, Boosters, and More

For those looking for added enhancements, the non-invasive facial offers various boosters and extras such as LED therapy. These can be customized to address specific skin concerns such as fine lines, pigmentation, or dullness. Each booster is carefully selected to complement the overall treatment and boost results.

The Science of Skin Hydration

Skin hydration involves maintaining the skin’s moisture balance to ensure it remains soft, supple, and healthy. The outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, helps retain moisture and prevents dehydration. Natural moisturizing factors (NMFs), such as amino acids and urea, help attract and hold water within the skin, while lipids in the skin barrier prevent water loss. Hydration at the cellular level supports skin function, elasticity, and overall appearance.

The Importance of Skin Hydration

Proper skin hydration helps you have a healthy skin barrier, which protects against environmental damage, pathogens, and irritants. Well-hydrated skin is less prone to dryness, flaking, and sensitivity, reducing the risk of conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Hydration also supports the skin’s natural repair processes, helping to heal wounds and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hydrated skin looks and feels more radiant, smooth, and youthful.

How Hydrafacials Enhance Hydration

Hydrafacials enhance skin hydration by delivering a potent combination of hydrating ingredients directly into the skin through specialized serums. These serums are rich in hyaluronic acid, which binds water to the skin, providing deep and lasting hydration. Antioxidants and peptides in the serums help to strengthen the skin barrier, reducing transepidermal water loss and locking in moisture. 

The vortex-fusion technology used in Hydrafacials also allows these hydrating ingredients to penetrate deeper layers of the skin. This intensive hydration process replenishes moisture and boosts the skin’s natural ability to retain it.

Targeting Specific Skin Concerns

How Hydrafacials Help Acne

Hydrafacials are an effective treatment option for acne, as they help to deeply cleanse pores, remove excess oil, and eliminate impurities that can lead to breakouts. The treatment involves a gentle exfoliation and painless extractions, which contribute to preventing clogged pores and reducing inflammation. By incorporating boosters with acne-fighting ingredients, Hydrafacials promote clearer, healthier skin.

How Hydrafacials Help With Hyperpigmentation

Hydrafacials offer benefits for hyperpigmentation by delivering specialized serums that contain brightening agents like vitamin C. These ingredients help to fade dark spots and even out skin tone. The Hydrafacial also offers a brightening facial effect by removing dead skin cells. 

How Hydrafacials Help Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Hydrafacial treatments address fine lines and wrinkles by infusing the skin with hydrating and anti-aging serums. These ingredients boost collagen production and improve skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and giving the skin a smoother, firmer texture for more youthful, vibrant skin.

What Serums and Boosters Are Right For You?

Choosing the right serums and boosters during a Hydrafacial can enhance the results of your treatment. For Hydrafacial cleansing, serums like Activ-4™ are excellent for deep cleaning and exfoliating the skin, while Beta-HD™ Clear is ideal for those with oily or acne-prone skin. 

For hydration, the Antiox+™ serum, rich in hyaluronic acid, provides intense moisture. Boosters tailored to your specific skin concerns, such as the Britenol Boost for reducing dark spots and brightening skin tone or the Dermabuilder Boost for minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, can be customized to meet your unique skin care needs.

Why Include LED Therapy?

Including LED therapy in your facial treatment provides an added layer of facial rejuvenation. LED therapy uses different wavelengths of light to penetrate the skin and promote cellular activity, enhancing the benefits of your non-invasive facial. Red light therapy boosts collagen production and reduces inflammation, making it effective for anti-aging and healing. Blue light therapy targets acne-causing bacteria, helping to clear breakouts and prevent future ones.

Add the Hydrafacial to Your Routine for Healthier Skin

Hydrafacials provide a comprehensive approach to skin health by deeply cleansing, hydrating, and addressing specific concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. This treatment is ideal for anyone looking to achieve a brightening facial effect and a radiant complexion.

At Mynx Aesthetik, we offer advanced Hydrafacial treatments that enhance skin hydration and overall appearance. To experience the benefits of a Hydrafacial in Tacoma, WA, please contact us at (253) 202-3755. You can also book your appointment today using our online form.