There are many conditions that can affect the look and feel of the skin on your face. Lots of sun exposure can lead to dark spots and discoloration, acne breakouts can be a constant annoyance from adolescence onward, oily or dry skin can lead to discomfort, and as we age, wrinkles and fine lines appear on the skin. While these conditions are extremely common, they can still make you feel self conscious, as we all want to put our best face forward. Some people try to conceal these blemishes with make up, which may only clog the pores more, further exacerbating the problem. Luckily, there is a treatment available to address all of these skin conditions and more: The HydraFacial performed by expert dermatologist Dr. Michele Green.
Dr. Michele Green is internationally renowned for her skin care treatments, MGSKINLABS line of products, and customized cosmetic skin rejuvenation procedures. At the forefront of cosmetic dermatology and skin care for over two decades, Dr. Green will design a medical-grade skin rejuvenation treatment based on your skin type and skin concern. HydraFacial™ treatments in NYC are all the rave since they can be specifically tailored to your skin tone and texture, and renew and refresh your skin in just thirty minutes. Unlike microdermabrasion, which only exfoliates your skin, a HydraFacial treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and infuses serums all in one treatment. HydraFacial has broad appeal in that it improves the skin of all ages – teenagers and adult patients with acne breakouts, as well as more mature patients with rosacea, fine lines, and sun damage. Since HydraFacial is able to immediately improve your skin in just one treatment, it is no wonder that more than two million HydraFacial treatments were performed in a single year alone!
What is a HydraFacial treatment?
HydraFacial is a medical-grade hydradermabrasion device which consists of a three part regimen which detoxes your skin, provides skin resurfacing, exfoliates dead skin cells, hydrates and rejuvenates your skin.
Part 1 – Cleansing
The skin is cleansed and dead skin cells are removed using the HydraFacial MD Active-4-cleanser™. This unique cleanser is formulated with non-irritating ingredients which cleans the skin while simultaneously hydrating it. The Active-4 serum is able to clean the skin more intensely, and remove dead skin cells, in a way that a typical face wash just can’t do.
Chemical Peel – depending on your skin type and skin concerns, different strength chemical peels can be selected and customized for your treatment. Most patients choose a gentle salicylic acid and glycolic acid peel, to help delicately exfoliate the skin. Stronger peels can be chosen to treat wrinkles and extensive sun damage.
Part 2 – Exfoliating
The second step of the cleansing process is often compared to microdermabrasion where the dead skin cells are removed. Exfoliation is performed using a vortex suction with a specially designed tip. This type of exfoliation is much more powerful than typical extractions, and will remove congestion from your skin and tighten your pores.
Part 3 – Infusing skin with intensive serums
The final stage of the HydraFacial focuses on hydrating the skin with unique skin care serums and moisturizers. Once your pores have been completely cleaned, your skin is infused with custom designed antioxidants and hydrating serums, which leave your skin glowing and bright with immediate results. By infusing antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid into your skin, your skin is rejuvenated and nourished of all of these essential ingredients.
HydraFacial is an all-round rejuvenation treatment which treats a number of specific skin concerns and is suitable for all different skin types. For those looking for visible skin refinement and rejuvenation, HydraFacial will help your skin look healthier and brighter. By cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing the skin, you will see an immediate improvement, with absolutely no downtime.
Skin Conditions which HydraFacial Benefits
Hyperpigmentation – if you have brown spots on your skin and are looking for a treatment to reduce their appearance then HydraFacial can be combined with with Brightalive Serum which is a non-retinol skin brightener. Brightalive contains alpha arbutin and bioengineered plant phytotechnology to help with hyperpigmentation issues.
Rosacea – HydraFacial can be combined with Rozatrol Serum which is designed to relieve Rosacea. This super serum can help prevent excess sebum production (one of the potential causes of Rosacea) while helping with inflammation, and healthy cell renewal. Red light LED can be used after your treatment to further reduce skin inflammation.
Skin Hydration for Dry Skin – For skin hydration then HydraFacial can be combined with Sente Dermal Repair which contains Heparan Sulfate Analog (HSA). This patented technology can help with both hydration and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen Boost for Winkles and Fine Lines– For those with thinning and aging skin, looking to give their collagen production a boost, HydraFacial can be combined with Alastin Trihex-Pro serum which contains peptides and active botanicals. This treatment helps increase the elasticity and firmness of the surface of your skin and improve both skin tone and texture. Red light LED can be used after this booster treatment to further promote collagen production and calm the skin.
Skin Detox for Poor Circulation– HydraFacial can be combined with lymphatic drainage which is designed to remove toxic buildup within the skin. Lymphatic drainage can also help with inflammation and can improve circulation allowing the skin to produce better oxygen which can lead to a more radiant skin texture.
Acne – HydraFacial can be combined with blue LED light therapy that can help with acne. If you’re suffering with acne or have acne prone skin there are a number of treatments that might help.
If you’re thinking of having a HydraFacial treatment, there are a number of different add-ons or boosters that can be applied alongside the treatment. These boosters allow Dr. Green to customize your HydraFacial treatment, to address your specific skin concerns. Skin Ceuticals and ZO Skin Health both have designed targeted boosters to enhance the HydraFacial with the infusion stage of the treatment.
For issues with hyperpigmentation, Britenol can be used as it is formulated to help target dark spots. Britenol also helps treat sunspots and sun damage. Britenol contains Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant.
For anti-aging and skin refinement Dermabuilder can help boost collagen production in the skin. Dermabuilder contains a blend of peptides which are fragments of protein, the building blocks of skin. When collagen is boosted within the skin, it can help restore skin health and elastin, which can improve skin tone and diminish the signs of aging. Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) can also help with anti-aging. Again, these proteins can help boost collagen production which in turn helps the skin look younger.
Rozatrol contains Rosa Canina Extract and Lactose, which is a milk protein. These ingredients help to minimize the appearance of pores and soothe skin inflammation, respectively. Rozatrol booster can be used to detoxify skin and provide it with ample hydration, strengthening the overall skin barrier. Rozatrol also helps to diminish any visible facial redness and is commonly used with patients who have rosacea.
For textural concerns, ReGen GF boosts the production of collagen and elastin in the skin through a uniquely engineered peptide complex. Collagen and elastin are proteins that provide the skin with structural support. By increasing the rate of collagen synthesis in the skin, the ReGen GF booster can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reveal a smoother, clearer, more youthful overall complexion.
Why is Hydrafacial so popular in New York?
HydraFacial is so popular in NYC because it does much more than just clean out your skin from environmental pollution, acne, and maskne (acne from wearing masks). Hydrafacial treats:
- Sun damage
- Irregular skin texture
- Acne breakouts
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Oily and congested skin
- Dry and dehydrated skin
- Pigmentation and facial discoloration
- Dark Spots
- Oily skin
Which skin types does HydraFacial treat?
Dr. Michele Green is well known for her ability to treat all skin types in her Upper East Side Manhattan dermatology practice. She has a personalized, honest approach to skincare. She will customize your treatment protocol based on your skin care concerns, your skin type, and your treatment goals. One of the reasons that the HydraFacial MD treatment has become so universally popular, is that the HydaFacial can be used on all skin types, including patients with the most sensitive skin. Dr. Green treats patients with acne, eczema, rosacea, melasma, and sun damage issues, and all of these different skin conditions are able to be treated with the HydraFacial. It is this universal appeal and applicability which has made HydraFacial treatments an in-office treatment “obsession”.
Who is the best candidate for a HydraFacial?
The HydraFacial is the “go to” skin care treatment for models and actresses since they want to have that “red carpet” look but can’t afford any downtime. HydraFacial is perfect for anyone who wants their skin refreshed and rejuvenating and is battling with acne, clogged pores, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage, or dry, dull skin. HydraFacial will leave you radiant, “clean”, and smooth in just one thirty minute treatment.
How much does a HydraFacial Treatment cost?
A HydraFacial treatment costs less than a chemical peel or acne treatment per session and is one of the most affordable minimally invasive skin treatments on the market. Special boosters or add-ons, to treat specific skin care concerns such as rosacea and melasma are a bit more.
Hydrafacial MD (TM) in New York City
Whether you work in midtown Manhattan, downtown, or the Upper East Side of NYC, the daily stress, free radical damage, and environmental assaults, takes a toll on your skin. HydraFacial MD works through controlled cleansing, exfoliation, and the influx of treatment serums to address a myriad of facial concerns. Where it be enlarged pores, oily skin, congested skin, acne breakouts, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, the HydraFacial encourages elasticity and firmness, and promotes even tone and texture, and rejuvenates your skin.
HydraFacial Keravive (TM) for hair growth
HydraFacial Keravive is a scalp treatment, which works similar to the classic HydraFacial. The Keravive scalp treatment is packed with growth factors to stimulate, nourish, and hydrate the scalp. HyraFacial Keravive is a unique three stop treatment designed to infuse growth factors into the scalp into the hair follicles, and encourage fuller, thicker, healthier-looking hair. The same patented vortex technology that is used in a traditional HydraFacial, extracts oil, environmental pollutants, impurities from the scalp and hair follicles, and increases their stimulation and growth.
Why have a HydraFacial at a med spa vs an M.D.?
Having a HydraFacial MD treatment at a doctor’s office in NYC, like Dr. Michele Green’s private New York office, ensures that you are having the best treatment possible. Moreover, since a board certified dermatologist, like Dr. Green, can treat your various skin care conditions, such as melasma, acne, and rosacea, they are better equipped to customize your treatment and provide the best adjuvant medical and cosmetic treatments than an aesthetician. Dr. Green often combines the V-Beam laser treatments for redness and rosacea. Botox and dermal fillers, lasers such as the Clear & Brilliant and IPL can all be performed at the same time in one office visit. In terms of chemical peels, the strongest 30-percent acids options for peels with the HydraFacials are only available through physician offices. If other medical procedures or prescriptions are needed, Dr. Green can help you during your office visit.
Can I have a HydraFacial while pregnant?
Being pregnant is a contraindication to a HydraFacial but you can have the treatment while breast feeding if your pediatrician approves. Some of the ingredients, such as salicylic acid, haven’t been approved to use during pregnancy. You can have other medical extractions or skin treatments while pregnant, but it is best to wait until after delivery for most cosmetic treatments.
Does a HydraFacial help treat maskne?
A HydraFacial is an excellent way to clean the clogged pores and congestion from wearing a mask. Due to the heat and occlusion of wearing a mask, the skin becomes congested and prone to acne breakouts. The HydraFacial is the ideal way to clean and refresh your skin from the increased sweat and sebum of wearing a mask.
Will a HydraFacial make you breakout?
Since a HydraFacial treats acne, rosacea, and blemishes, it will not cause acne breakouts. A HydraFacial will cleanse and exfoliate your skin, and extract the debris that causes acne. It also will clean oily and congested skin and enlarged pores.
Are HydraFacials good for Rosacea?
HydraFacials can treat patients with facial rosacea and its accompanying redness. The HydraFacial helps treat patients with sensitive skin and hydrate and nourish the skin. The Rozatrol serum is a special booster which can be used with the HydraFacial to aid in the treatment of facial rosacea. Red light LED is the final portion of the HydraFacial which would be used after the treatment is completed to help relieve facial redness and decrease inflammation.
Is a HydraFacial good for Acne?
Yes! The Hydrafacial treatment includes a gentle glycolic and salicylic acid peel that helps to melt away any sebum or debris that are clogging the pores, helping to treat any acne breakouts. The incorporation of hyaluronic acid at the end of the treatment strengthens the natural protective barrier of the skin, helping to prevent acne from forming in the first place. The Hydrafacial is the ultimate treatment for quickly achieving a natural, beautiful, radiant glow and a clearer, smoother overall complexion. It’s perfect for anyone who wants their skin refreshed and rejuvenated, who is battling acne, clogged pores, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, or dry, dull skin. Hydrafacial will leave you with skin that is clean, healthy, smooth, and glowing in just one thirty-minute treatment. For acne-prone skin, it’s recommended to have a Hydrafacial on a monthly basis to maintain a clear complexion and keep acne at bay.
How long does a HydraFacial last/take?
The Hydrafacial treatment takes about thirty minutes to complete and results typically last for a week. The Hydrafacial thoroughly cleanses, gently exfoliates, and then nourishes the skin with powerful antioxidants and hydrating hyaluronic acid in a quick treatment with no downtime, making it a great treatment option for those who want to improve the overall look of their skin without sacrificing too much of their time.
How much does a HydraFacial do?
A Hydrafacial treatment can be customized to cater to your specific skin concerns by addition of a booster treatment and LED light therapy. The Hydrafacial improves a number of skin conditions and has the capability to address multiple skin concerns in one treatment. Those with acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, dull or dehydrated skin, rosacea can all benefit from Hydrafacial treatment. For patients who are not looking to tackle a specific skin concern, the Hydrafacial will provide a luminous glow and a refreshed radiance. In just one treatment, a Hydrafacial leads to a complexion that is more youthful, smooth, firm, and even in tone and texture. The Hydrafacial is a quick treatment for total facial revitalization with absolutely no downtime.
What are the benefits of HydraFacial?
HydraFacial is a dermatology procedure that can help individuals with acne prone skin, hyperpigmentation, oily skin and dark spots. Ultimately, the cleansing and exfoliating properties of a HydraFacial treatment can help the skin look healthier and brighter. For those looking for a quick skin rejuvenation treatment, a HydraFacial can help.
One of the best things about the HydraFacial is that it is compatible with most skin types including Asian skin and darker skin types such as African American, or Latin American skin. If you do have specific skin concerns, Dr. Michele Green will address them during your initial consultation.
The other key benefit of the HydraFacial is that there is no downtime meaning you can get back to your normal routine instantly. Once you’ve had the treatment you should also see immediate results. This is why this treatment is popular with people who are looking for some quick results, since HydraFacial is great for helping to improve general skin health, and for brightening up the skin tone and evening out texture.
How long do HydraFacial results last?
The visible improvements from a HydraFacial session should last around a week. Over time, if you continue to have regular sessions, you will see longer lasting improvements to your skin such as the reduction in fine lines and improved skin tone and skin texture.
Because there is no downtime, and the treatment is non-invasive, you can have a HydraFacial treatment on a regular basis. Many people opt for a monthly treatment but it can be carried out weekly if you prefer. Often HydraFacial treatments are used before a big event, such as a wedding, or reunion, since it is designed to help instantly clean up and rejuvenate your skin.
The HydraFacial treatment works well on their own, but often people are interested in combining HydraFacial with other procedures, such as Botox or dermal fillers. Both of these additional treatments may be suitable to combine with HydraFacial treatments. Since a HydraFacial alone cannot treat all fine lines and wrinkles, and the more general signs of aging, you may want to combine your HydraFacial with Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra or Botox injections.
In addition, a HydraFacial can include LED (red or blue light) therapy, which aids in the production of collagen for repair and replenishment of skin cells. Blue light therapy can also be used to treat some cases of acne, and can work as an effective acne treatment. It is always best to consult a board certified dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green, to discuss your specific skin care concerns.
How often should I get a HydraFacial?
HydraFacials can be performed every two to four weeks, until your skin is in the ideal place for maintenance. Dr. Green recommends having a HydraFacial once a month for most of her patients. Dr. Green will recommend the best at home skin care regimen to maintain these rejuvenated results. Dr. Green’s MGSKINLABS, Inc. Vitamin C serum is the most popular at home product since it continues to deliver daily powerful antioxidants at home. Daily sunscreen, of SPF 30 or greater, is always essential to prevent future discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Do HydraFacials hurt?
HydraFacials do not hurt and are one of the most relaxing skin care treatments in a medical office. The mini vacuum cleans your skin without any discomfort and the serum infusion leaves your skin vibrant and radiant.
Which LED light is best after my HydraFacial?
The blue LED light destroys acne bacteria and reduces acne breakouts. The red LED light helps treat facial rosacea and its redness. Red LED also helps in treating fine lines, stimulates collagen production, and overall skin rejuvenation.
How does a HydraFacial differ from a chemical peel?
A HydraFacial uses a patented vacuum-like top to cleanse deeper without any discomfort or downtime. The HydraFacial reveals a new layer of skin, with gentle exfoliation and resurfacing that is a relaxing experience. The Active-4 cleanser removes dead skin cell and the mixture of glycolic and salicylic acid in the GlySal treatment peels the skin gently without any post-peel redness or irritation. The HydraFacial can be used on every skin type and skin tone, whereas chemical peels can typically be used only on lighter skin type patients.
Can HydraFacials be combined with Botox and lasers?
Yes, you can have Botox, Juvederm, or other dermal fillers immediately after your HydraFacial MD treatment. Many patients have other non-ablative light and laser treatments, like the V-beam laser treatment or IPL, the very same day as your HydraFacial. In fact, for patients who are irritated from lasers such as the Fraxel laser, they can have a HydraFacial laser one week after their Fraxel treatment to help expedite the healing process. Dr. Green likes to combine the HydraFacial with the Clear & Brilliant since neither have any down time and you can treat your pigmentation and tighten the skin at the same time.
What does a HydraFacial do?
A HydraFacial is a three-step process for providing cleaner, clearer, revitalized skin. The first phase is the cleanser phase where HydraFacial MD Active-4-cleanser™ is applied to thoroughly clean the skin. The cleanser removes dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from the pores. Then, a vortex suction is employed to exfoliate the skin, meaning that machine will continue to remove the pollutants (like dirt and dead skin cells) from the face and tighten pores. Finally, Dr. Green will hydrate the skin with a combination of individualized serums and moisturizers. Moisturizing the skin is essential to combat both dry and oily skin and keep your face looking bright, young, and clear. As the HydraFacial cleans, exfoliates, and hydrates your skin, the treatment can address a wide variety of conditions from treating acne breakouts, sunspots, rosacea, wrinkles and more.
Does a HydraFacial work?
Yes! Whether you are looking to clear your acne, treat irregular skin texture, combat dryness or oiliness, or smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, a HydraFacial works wonders. With a combination of cleaning, exfoliating, and hydrating the skin, you will leave the treatment with your face feeling clear and bright. Further, Dr. Green tailors her HydraFacial treatments to each patient’s unique needs, adding in boosters to target specific skin conditions like dark spots and sun damage. Results are immediate and HydraFacials can be repeated approximately once a month for lasting vitalization of the skin.
Is the HydraFacial worth it?
Yes! “My patients all love the HydraFacial” since it is far better than a basic spa facial. The HydraFacial is so popular that one HydraFacial treatment is performed every 15 seconds somewhere in the world. HydraFacial combines the benefit of unclogging your pores, painless extractions, a chemical peel, hydration, and infusion of treatment serums in one session, in the most relaxing treatment possible. HydraFacial is never painful, there are no side effects, and you leave refreshed, with your skin dewey and glowing. There is no redness, irritation or discomfort associated with the HydraFacial. The vortex technology unclogs the pores and removes the debris and dead skin cells without painful extractions, and you can actually see all of the debris removed from your skin at the end of the HydraFacial procedure. The HydraFacial infuses your skin with nutrients to restore vibrancy, firmness, skin texture and tone, and elasticity.
How much is a HydraFacial machine?
Professional-grade HydraFacial machines cost thousands of dollars and are best operated by an expert dermatologist, such as Dr. Green. As HydraFacials can be adjusted and tailored to address a wide variety of skin conditions or changes on the skin, it is best to consult with Dr. Green for your individualized treatment. The HydraFacial machine can be used in combination with various serums, moisturizers, and chemical peels which are only available in a professional dermatologist’s office. When discussing your treatment plan with Dr. Green, she will give you the best options for the best skin care and treatments for long-lasting skin revitalization.
How do I get started with a HydraFacial Treatment?
If your skin is dull with uneven skin tone and texture, and you want to brighten, firm, and rejuvenate your skin, the HydraFacial may be the best treatment for you. Dr. Michele Green is an expert in cosmetic dermatology in NYC and has incorporated HydraFacial treatments for her patients to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate their skin. Whether you have acne, rosacea, or sensitive skin, the HydraFacial is an excellent treatment to care for your skin, for all skin types, without any downtime. Dr. Green will customize the treatment for you, based on your special skin concerns. Dr. Michele Green is consistently voted as one of the best cosmetic dermatologist in NYC by Castle Connolly, The New York Times, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Green, please contact us online or call 212-535-3088 to have the best skincare and facial rejuvenation today.