Is Hydrodermabrasion the best facial to have before the wedding day?

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The BEST facial to have before the wedding day!

If you are looking to transform your skin before your wedding day, hydrodermabrasion is a facial treatment that can give you glowing, healthy, and youthful skin. This is a gentle yet effective procedure that combines exfoliation, cleansing, and hydration to improve your skin’s texture, tone, and appearance. I’m going to explain what hydrodermabrasion is, how it works, and why it’s the best facial to have before the wedding day for EVERY bride!

What is hydrodermabrasion?

Hydrodermabrasion is a type of facial treatment that uses a mechanised wand to perform three steps: 

– Exfoliation: The wand has interchangeable plastic tips which vary in size, shape and flexibility to suit your personal skin goals and condition. The tips are pressed gently against the skin to remove the dead cells and impurities from the surface of your skin, revealing the fresh and healthy skin underneath.

– Cleansing: The wand also has a vacuum suction that extracts the dirt and oil from your pores, leaving them clean and unclogged.

– Hydration: The wand infuses your skin with customised serums that can contain ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid, which nourish, moisturise, and plump your skin.

The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes and is painless and comfortable. It is normally combined with treatment masks after the hydrodermabrasion as this is the perfect time to deliver nourishing skin care ingredients when the skin is freshly exfoliated. A full hydrodermabrasion facial will last around 45-60 minutes.

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Why it’s the best facial to have before the wedding day!

Hydrodermabrasion can help you achieve a variety of skin goals, such as:

– Improving skin clarity and brightness: By clearing out the pores and infusing the skin with antioxidants, hydrodermabrasion can reduce inflammation, redness, and hyperpigmentation, and enhance your skin’s natural radiance.

– Treating acne and acne scars: By unclogging the pores and deeply disinfecting the skin, hydrodermabrasion can prevent and heal acne breakouts, and reduce the appearance of acne scars and marks.

– Hydrating and moisturising the skin: By delivering hyaluronic acid and other moisturising agents deep into the skin, hydrodermabrasion can replenish your skin’s hydration levels, and prevent dryness, flakiness, and irritation.

– Reducing the signs of ageing: By removing the dull and damaged skin cells, hydrodermabrasion can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and restore a youthful glow to your skin. This is the most effective way to reduce the visibility of pores quickly!

The main feedback that I get from clients after having this facial is that their skin has never felt so clean, and that their pores look much less visible within 24 hours.

Why it’s the best facial for EVERY bride!

Hydrodermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and tones, and can address a wide range of skin concerns, which means it’s a great option for anyone looking to give their skin a boost before a wedding or big event. Whether you have dry, oily, sensitive, or combination skin, you can benefit from this treatment. The serums used in the treatment can be customised to your specific skin needs and preferences, so you can get the best results possible. The tips can also be customised to suit, If you have sensitive skin then soft silicone tips are used instead of firm plastic ones, meant for oily skin. 

Hydrodermabrasion is a quick and easy way to improve your skin without any downtime or discomfort. This means you can book a hydro treatment right up to the day before your wedding! It has an extremely low risk of reactions, even for the most sensitive skin types. If you do have very sensitive skin, you may have some redness or flushing in the skin. This is completely superficial and will go away within a few hours.

How to incorporate hydrodermabrasion into your pre-wedding skincare plan?

Hydrodermabrasion treatments can be carried out regularly as part of a long term treatment plan or as a one off appointment. It is this flexibility that makes it the best facial to have before your wedding day. If you have specific skin issues, such as acne, scars, or pigmentation, it is recommended to have frequent treatments, 3 to 4 weeks apart, to see the best results. If you have milder skin concerns like mild dryness or oiliness, then a one off appointment before an event will give your skin a fantastic boost. If you’re not sure what you need, you can book a skincare consultation with me here!

A quick note on terminology

You may have heard of hydrofacial, HydraFacial, hydrodermabrasion,etc. and wondered what the differences are. The term hydrodermabrasion refers specifically to the technology and action of any mechanised wand that exfoliates the skin via vacuum and fluid. Most practitioners use the term hydro facial when performing a treatment that’s built around a hydrodermabrasion machine. There are also branded treatments, such as HydraFacial, that are performed exclusively with the HydraFacial companies machines, serums and techniques. Ultimately they all refer to the same process. I call my own treatments Hydro Facial but use the term hydrodermabrasion interchangeably. 

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Ailsa x

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