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We all want smooth, clear, healthy skin that radiates a youthful glow. Facials are a great way to care for your skin and achieve a younger, healthier appearance. But with so many different facials, it can be hard to know which type is right for you.

At SculptMD in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Dr. Manolis Manolakakis and our care team offer both men and women the best in skincare and aesthetic services. We’ve selected the revolutionary HydraFacial® to help rejuvenate your skin and give you a healthy, youthful glow.

Keep reading to learn about the differences between a standard facial and a HydraFacial and how to know which one is right for you.

Understanding standard facials

Regardless of the state of your skin, getting facials is a great way to keep your skin as healthy as possible and avoid problematic skin issues. Adding facials to your beauty routine can also help you achieve younger-looking skin with a natural, healthy glow.

It’s impossible to describe one “standard” facial since many different facial treatments exist. Most generally, facials are skin procedures that work to correct common skin issues, including:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne and blackheads
  • Dull skin
  • Rough patches
  • Textural issues
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Although the steps vary depending on which type of facial you get, the treatment usually begins with your aesthetician cleansing your face to remove dirt, debris, and makeup and/or skincare product residue.

With your skin cleaned, your provider assesses your skin and reviews your goals to determine which treatments can benefit you most. For example, a facial may involve chemical or physical exfoliation to soften and brighten your skin, extractions to remove debris from clogged pores, mask therapies, and more.

Some facials may include a massage of your face, neck, and head to stimulate blood flow and trigger a boost in your skin’s collagen production. Most facials end with an application of specially chosen serums, toners, moisturizers, and other finishing therapies.

Understanding HydraFacials

HydraFacial treatment is an effective way to boost your skin’s appearance and heal underlying issues that cause any problematic skin issues. Like other facials, HydraFacials include cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and skin protection.

The main difference lies in HydraFacial’s patented three-step system, which allows your SculptMD provider to deliver personalized therapies with unparalleled hydration to give you the softest, freshest skin possible.

Unlike traditional facials, the HydraFacial Vortex-Fusion system uses vacuum technology to achieve deep levels of debris extraction without the discomfort and redness traditional extractions require.

The patented tools allow your provider to infuse your skin with hydrating serums and optional boosters to leave you with a healthy glow. Each HydraFacial takes about 30 minutes, and the treatment is so gentle you can come in as often as every week to achieve your skin goals.

Here’s a closer look at the three-step HydraFacial process:

1. Cleanse

During the first step of your HydraFacial, your SculptMD provider uses the patented Vortex-Fusion system to clean your skin and clear away any surface debris. A gentle exfoliation removes your old skin cells, giving you smooth, resurfaced skin.

2. Extract

Step two involves the HydraFacial suction tool, which extracts and removes debris from your pores without any pain or discomfort. This means you won’t see any blackheads and other skin blemishes after your treatment.

3. Hydrate

During the final step of your HydraFacial, your provider applies powerful peptides and antioxidants. This offers some protection against the elements, like the dry fall and winter air, and gives your skin a healthy glow.

During this step, you can select a booster if you have any skin concerns not addressed during the traditional HydraFacial. These extra serums may include options like skin brightening, skin cell growth boosters to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, skin-firming boosters, boosters to address sun damage and dark spots, and more.

Is HydraFacial right for me?

Most people can benefit from HydraFacials. This treatment is gentle but effective, replenishing the moisture and nutrients your skin loses daily.

The best way to learn if a HydraFacial is right for you is by meeting with a skin expert, like the aesthetic providers at SculptMD. Your team member examines your skin and talks to you about your aesthetic goals to recommend the best treatments for your needs.

Schedule a skin consultation online or over the phone with an aesthetic expert at SculptMD in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, and learn whether HydraFacial is right for you!

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