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What is a HydraFacial?


HydraFacial: An Introduction

By: Gabby Gonzalez, Licensed Aesthitician at Halcyon Med Spa

What is a HydraFacial? You may have noticed this term being used, but how is this procedure
different from a conventional facial? We get this question a lot from our clients, so here’s an

A HydraFacial is a 30-minute skin treatment (sometimes referred to as hydra-dermabrasion)
that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, a light peel and antioxidant infusion, plus LED
light therapy. The hand-piece used by your aesthetician has multiple functions. It removes oil
and debris with painless suction, then floods the skin’s surface with beneficial serums,
antioxidants and peptides.
HydraFacial describes this as VortexFusion, an infusion of antioxidants such as horse chestnut
seed and green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, and peptides.

Peptides is another frequently-used term, what are they? Peptides are the protein building
blocks of your skin. Short segments of amino acids are formed when collagen breaks down,
forming a chain and becoming a protein called peptide. Peptides in skin care provide
significant anti-aging benefits, as they send signals to our skin to revive and form new collagen.
When applied topically, our skin experiences an improvement in the look of lines, wrinkles and
firmness, therefore making it an essential in any anti-aging regime.

I personally have very oily/acne prone skin, and it takes constant care and maintenance to
keep it under control. HydraFacial has helped my skin tremendously to maintain an overall nice
complexion even through my breakouts.

No matter how you choose to care for your skin, understanding of your skin type and treatment
options available will help you achieve your skin health goals. The treatment is non-invasive,
hydrating and can be your path to a glowing complexion. With frequent treatments,
HydraFacial will give you the best skin of your life.

Gabby Gonzalez is a Licensed Aesthitician at Halcyon Med Spa.
Halcyon Med Spa is solely owned and operated by Dr. Lonnie Schwirtlich. All medical services
are performed by Angelica Jackson, a Board Certified PA trained in Dermatology and an
Allergen Master Injector.