Interview on The HydraFacial Phenomenon: What does it really do.

It was an absolute pleasure speaking to Shelly, owner of Salon LG in Solana Beach, one of the few spas to offer the new and aesthetically innovative HydraFacial service!  This unique skin-purifying technology is gathering accolades from clients at the international level; an onsite technician at this locally celebrated, "Best of Solana Beach" establishment delves into each of ten treatment phases, revealing the intricacies and cleansing measures of each step for elemental transparency. The entire treatment process is both educational and addictively purifying. Traditional facials have always left me fresh and satisfied, but with a lingering doubt as to the depth and quality of the extraction and cleansing element of the evolution; in other words, the comfort of the spa experience was more prevalent than the consummate professional technique and visible after-effects. The three unique dimensions to HydraFacial beautification are as follows:



Cleanse and Peel 

The "deep cleanse" phase takes off the initial yuck (yes, that is the technical term) and then exfoliates with a Glycolic/Salicylic peel to purge dirt and clogged pores.  This is the "priming" phase before the really good stuff happens... Pores open up, and dead skin receives a stern dismissal.


Extract and Hydrate

Soothing water vacuums create a vortex flow against the skin to flush toxicities, exfoliate, and hydrate skin with premier patented serums.  The recipient may actually see the collection of dislodged pore and skin fragmentations during the flushing process! This part will appeal to all you "Dr. Pimple Popper" enthusiast types, and you know who you are... There are at least six exfoliant tips technicians may use for this. 


Fuse and Protect

Saturation of the skin surface with antioxidants and peptides maximizes "glow."  I need a glow. During the winter, I look like a walking Q-tip, and some have even mistaken me for having met with an early demise, so this is extra-beneficial. After an avalanche of brightening, calming, soothing, and refining, you will be so extraordinary there will be no living with either of us! The vortex-fusion tool is used during this stage. It's always been a dream of mine to succumb completely to anything called "vortex-fusion"; I won't know if I'm going to look like Heather Locklear (Melrose Place Locklear) or be launched at the full moon.


Most hydro-centric spas offer specialty treatment boosters to customize these facials according to skin type. There's more? Why, Yes! Hand masks with shea butter, collagen treatments for various aspects of the pristine and well-proportioned "outer shell," and eye and lip treatments to pucker up and march out onto the Avenue with purpose. I will never again attempt any microdermabrasion at home: off-the-shelf tool kits are low-quality, leaving cuts and scarring even in the most careful of applications. HydraFacial aqua-rotation nozzles are not only better for your skin in the absence of grinding and abrasive applications, but the soothing comfort of this technique makes it far superior. I would also never suggest chemical peels, ugh. Never subject your skin to unproven acid-wash like this, particularly when no real consumer data on the after-effects have been collected or exposed. 


To sum it up and bring the point home, traditional Botox, peels, lifts, and lasers are no longer necessary with this system of dermatological care and maintenance if one aspires to a more gradual illuminating transformation. Alternatively, the HydraFacial may maximize the effects of any of these optional procedures with the advisement of a licensed aesthetician. This treatment strategy is available in all four corners of the continent: I checked. It is a little pricier than a regular creamy, cucumber-eyed facial, but entirely worth it, and as we all know, you get what you pay for.