Step 1: Cleansing and exfoliation. The technician uses a small “deplaning” tool that opens up pores and sweeps the uppermost layer of makeup debris and dead skin cells away.
Step 2: Acid peel. Most glycolic peels leave your skin stinging for a few minutes until they’re washed off, but not this facial. The glycolic/salicylic acid peel is gentle enough that it only creates the faintest tingle.
Step 3: Extractions. If you’re the type of person who enjoys seeing what comes out of your clogged pores, this may be part of the treatment you’ll love. Instead of performing manual extractions, we use what’s called a vortex-extraction nozzle that acts as a vacuum. The noise for many is satisfying, but the best (or the worst?) part is what shows at the base of the machine, showing exactly what was extracted—and it’s more than you think.
Step 4: Serum application. This step uses the vortex-fusion tool, which infuses an antioxidant-and-collagen-rich serum into the skin to promote elasticity and hydration.
When the treatment is finished, your skin will be ultra-clean, glowing and smooth. Many people find they love the look of their natural skin so much they won’t feel the need to reapply their makeup. To keep the look, it’s recommended to come in for a scheduled HydraFacial once per month.
How it feels: We all know the no-pain-no-gain school of facials; in other words, treatments that are heavy on exfoliation and extractions like the Hydrafacial can leave patients wondering the pain level and downtime. No pain and no downtime. The HydraFacial prides itself on being just as aggressive—without the aggression.
“My skin was clean and glowing and I didn’t put on any makeup for the walk home. Another editor who tried it in the morning loved the way her skin looked so much that she didn’t put on any makeup for the entire workday, which she never does. It’s been five days since my treatment and I’m noticing the benefits now when I put on my makeup: My skin looks brighter and feels softer, and I’m using less concealer on my dark spots. Bottom line: It’s the best no-side-effects-whatsoever treatment I’ve tried.”
Aqua Gold Treatment:
With Vitamin C and Glutathione
Single Treatment $400
Package of 3 $960
With Dermal Filler, Dysport and Vitamin C
Single Treatment $999
Package of 3 $2,698
FDA- approved Restylane Lyft For Hands:
$899 (Savings of $311)