Healthy, radiant skin is possible, but it does take some effort. Certain things should be done daily, such as cleansing, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen. However, professional treatments are also helpful to give your skin the boost it needs for skin cell turnover. At Christie Clinic Dermatology Cosmetic Suite, we offer many treatments to address different skin conditions. Hydrafacial is one service that can start your skin restoration journey or maintain your results in between other cosmetic treatments.

What is a Hydrafacial?

Hydrafacial is a non-invasive, hydradermabrasion treatment that transforms the skin. The treatment uses patented vortex technology to deeply cleanse, extract and hydrate the skin. Hydrafacial can be customized further to include personalized boosters, LED light therapy, and lymphatic drainage. The treatment is pain free; and the results are immediate, leaving the skin soft and glowing.

What skin conditions are addressed with Hydrafacial?

  • Congestion and acne
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Redness
  • Pigmentation
  • Dark spots
  • Hydration
  • Elasticity and firmness
  • Maintenance treatments or prejuvenation

How is this different from a regular facial?

Unlike traditional facials, Hydrafacial is performed using a device rather than by hand. This allows for deeper penetration and longer lasting results. If performed in a physician owned practice, the Hydrafacial products will also differ from those offered in a salon.

How can I customize my Hydrafacial?

Peels: Each treatment includes a sensitive skin chemical peel. The peel does not make you physically peel but helps loosen impurities and help with skin cell turnover. If we are on a regular routine of Hydrafacials, we have the opportunity to increase the peel to further our results with still, little to no irritation.

Boosters: These are an added step to your Hydrafacial treatment and include LED light therapy. Boosters are potent formulas packed with active ingredients that target and treat specific skin concerns. Gentle suction throughout the treatment opens the pores and the unique tip infuses boosters deep into the skin for an effective treatment. LED lights aide in deeper penetration of boosters, collagen stimulation at a dermal level or help minimize acne causing bacteria.

Lymphatic Drainage: Hydrafacial uses a patented lymphatic drainage device to massage and drain lymph nodes. Benefits include:

  • Removal of toxic buildup to reveal healthy looking skin
  • Helps detoxify the skin
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Removes unwanted build-up
  • Optimizes skin health

What areas can be treated with Hydrafacial?

  • Neck and decollete
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Legs

If you are seeking healthy, glowing skin, Hydrafacial may be right for you. Just like brushing our teeth two to three times a day, daily skin care is imperative to achieve the results we hope for. From there, the assistance of medical grade treatments will enhance your daily results from your skin care.  One treatment will give instant gratification; however, ongoing monthly treatments will transform your skin and address specific concerns. For more questions or to schedule, please call (217) 366-2600.

- Stephanie Cwik, Licensed Esthetician, CLT