I Highly Recommend Getting a Hydrafacial
I had been seeing the Hydrafacial all over Instagram and it piqued my curiosity. However, it wasn't until my friend sent me a Youtube video of the Hydrafacial treatment that I was in awe. As a 26 year old, I'm not interested in laser procedures just yet, but the fact that there was a treatment that could suck out all of the blackheads and dirt on your face was very fascinating to me! I needed to make an appointment ASAP.
I went to Erickson Dermatology in Chicago, IL, for my hydrafcial treatment. I got there 10 minutes early, filled out a questionanarie with the usual questions, like "Are you allergic to any medications?,"and then I went into a room with a aesthetician. At this particular dermatologist's office, the aesthetician took HD photos of my face, so I could see any imperfections on my skin. Now that I was aware of the imperfections on my skin, the aestheciain recommended procedures like laser, BBL, etc. It was amazing though, because the photos showed sun damage, wrinkles, and bacteria on my skin.
After the photos were snapped, I met with Dr. Erikson. We chatted a bit about my skin and then they put me in a room for the Hydrafacial. A little bit of background information about the hydrafacial: It has no needles, uses a handheld wand with a suction device and does not hurt at all.
At the beginning of the treatment, your face is cleansed with a cleanser and then toner to remove all the makeup (if you have any on) and dirt on your skin. They do this to make sure your skin is very clean and there is no debris that might lessen the results of your hydrafacial.
For the next step, they used a handheld vortex suction tool to exfoliate my skin. The tool vacuumed out the impurities in and on my skin (e.g. dead skin) and then deposited moistruzing serums back into it to keep it hydrated. This cycle was repeated again and the entire procedure took 30 minutes from the time my face was cleaned until I was ready to go home.
The hydrafacial treatment was super fast and very relaxing. I honestly wanted the procedure to keep going and was bummed when it was over. The aesthecian also extracted some milia (white dots on your skin that build up from oil leftover by your cleansers, etc.) that I had on my skin for years, so I was happy to leave there with such beautiful skin. The Hydrafacial was so much more enjoyable than a normal facial. In normal facials, the extraction parts hurt, but this one was so painless. My skin was honestly like a baby's bottom for days afterwards. I would this procedure 100 percent. It was so amazing and I'm actually getting another Hydrafacial next week and I can't wait for it!