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Everyone wants a clear, radiant, and healthy complexion. A thirty-minute in-office cosmetic treatment that leaves skin looking and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated without any downtime or discomfort almost sounds too good to be true. The HydraFacial treatment, however, does just that. The HydraFacial is an entirely customizable three-step hydradermabrasion system that works for patients of all ages, skin tones, and skin types to target a wide range of skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, acne, Rosacea, fine lines, and dry skin. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists to introduce this unique, patented technology to her private NYC dermatology patients.

Every day, HydraFacial treatment is performed every 15 seconds across 80 different countries worldwide, making it one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments available. Immediately after having your HydraFacial treatment, you will enjoy the hydrating and anti-aging benefits, rejuvenating your skin without any downtime. The HydraFacial is one of the most popular skin care procedures for patients of all skin types, removing facial impurities, unclogging pores, hydrating the skin, and exfoliating dead skin cells. Due to the outstanding cosmetic results and the ease of this procedure, the HydraFacial is often integrated into the personalized facial rejuvenation treatment plans of Dr. Michele Green’s New York City patients.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist, recognized and appreciated worldwide for her holistic approach to providing noninvasive cosmetic treatments. Her dedication to her patients and practice is well reflected by the fact that she is consistently voted as one of New York’s best physicians by Super Doctors, Castle Connolly, and New York Magazine. When you work with Dr. Green, you’ll have the opportunity to discover which unique combination of treatments is best suited to your specific skin concerns and individual aesthetic goals that will ultimately lead you to look and feel like the best version of yourself.

What is a HydraFacial treatment? How Does Hydra Care Work?

The HydraFacial is a medical-grade skin resurfacing device with a three-part regimen designed to cleanse and detox the skin, exfoliate dead skin cells, intensely hydrate the skin, and provide overall facial rejuvenation.

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 clean the skin while simultaneously hydrating it. The Active-4 serum can clean the skin more intensely and remove dead skin cells in a way that a typical face wash can’t do.

Chemical Peel – depending on your skin type and 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 selected 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 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 products, such as serums and moisturizers. Once your pores have been thoroughly 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 by all of these essential ingredients.

HydraFacial is an all-around rejuvenation treatment that treats several specific skin concerns and is suitable for all 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 no downtime.

Skin Conditions Which Benefit from HydraFacial Treatment

Hyperpigmentation – if you have brown spots on your skin and are looking for a treatment to reduce their appearance, then the HydraFacial can be combined 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 reduce skin inflammation further.

Skin Hydration for Dry Skin – For skin hydration, HydraFacial can be combined with Sente Dermal Repair, which contains a 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 promote collagen production further 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 to help with acne. If you’re suffering from acne or have acne-prone skin, many treatments can help.

HydraFacial Boosters

If you’re thinking of having a HydraFacial treatment, several different add-ons or boosters 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 have designed targeted boosters to enhance the HydraFacial with the infusion stage of the treatment.

For hyperpigmentation issues, 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 protein fragments, the building blocks of skin. When collagen is increased 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 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 collagen and elastin production 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 diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reveal a smoother, clearer, more youthful overall complexion.

Which skin care concerns does the HydraFacial treat?

HydraFacial is so popular in NYC because it does much more than 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 skin
  • Rosacea
  • Pigmentation and facial discoloration
  • Blackheads
  • 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 skincare routine and treatment protocol based on your skincare 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 can be treated with HydraFacial. It is this universal appeal and applicability that has made HydraFacial treatments an in-office treatment “obsession.”

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Who is the best candidate for a HydraFacial in NYC?

One of the most significant benefits of the HydraFacial treatment is that anyone is a good candidate! This soothing facial treatment is perfect for patients of all ages, skin tones, and skin types and can be used to address a host of different concerns. The HydraFacial is the “go to” skin care treatment for models and actresses since they want 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 acne, clogged pores, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage, or dry, dull skin. HydraFacial will leave you radiant, “clean,” and smooth in just a thirty-minute treatment.

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 factors take a toll on your skin. HydraFacial MD works through controlled cleansing, exfoliation, and the influx of treatment serums to address many facial concerns. Whether it be enlarged pores, oily skin, congested skin, acne breakouts, brown spots, fine lines, or wrinkles, the HydraFacial encourages elasticity and firmness, promotes even tone and texture, and rejuvenates your skin.

HydraFacial vs. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment most frequently performed on the face to remove dead skin cells and debris on the outer layer of skin to promote skin cell turnover. The treatment is completed with a handheld device, aluminum oxide, and a vacuum to exfoliate the skin’s surface and clear the pores mechanically. The second part of HydraFacial treatment is often compared to microdermabrasion treatment. During a HydraFacial, the skin is exfoliated using a specially designed suction spiral tip to clear the pores and increase skin cell turnover for clear, bright, smooth skin. Where microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for exfoliation, HydraFacials have more components involved in the therapy for a more complete facial rejuvenation.

HydraFacial Keravive (TM) for hair growth

HydraFacial Keravive is a scalp treatment that works similarly to the classic HydraFacial. The Keravive scalp treatment is packed with growth factors to stimulate, nourish, and hydrate the scalp. HydraFacial Keravive is a unique three-step 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 used in a traditional HydraFacial extracts oil, environmental pollutants, and impurities from the scalp and hair follicles and increases their stimulation and growth.

Where can I get a HydraFacial?

Having a HydraFacial MD treatment at a doctor’s office in NYC, like Dr. Michele Green’s private Upper East Side dermatology office, ensures you have 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 therapies than an aesthetician. Dr. Green often combines the V-Beam laser treatments for redness and Rosacea. Botox, dermal fillers, and lasers, such as Clear & Brilliant and IPL, can all be performed simultaneously in one office visit. Regarding chemical peels, the most potent 30-percent acid 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.

Why have a HydraFacial at a Physician’s office over a Medspa?

HydraFacial treatment is considered a medical-grade facial, and it is essential to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable medical professional, such as a board-certified dermatologist, to guarantee that your treatment is catered to your skin type and concerns. Internationally renowned, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green will work with you to customize your HydraFacial treatment so that it is ideally suited to the skin conditions you would like to address. An esthetician does not have the medical knowledge or training that a dermatologist has and cannot assess, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan to the same effect. To ensure the best results are achieved and to avoid any potential side effects or skin irritation, it is always recommended to have your HydraFacial treatment with a dermatologist. Additionally, due to the noninvasive nature of the HydraFacial treatment, patients can include other medical and cosmetic treatments within the same visit when being treated by a dermatologist like Dr. Green.

How much is a HydraFacial?

The average cost of a HydraFacial treatment in New York City is about $350. However, this ultimately varies depending on the boosters selected to enhance your facial treatment and the setting in which you’re treated. While it may be more inexpensive to have treatment with an esthetician at a wellness center or med spa, stronger chemical peels are only available as add-ons to your HydraFacial in a dermatologist’s office. If you are interested in targeting congested skin, blackheads, or acne, it would be worthwhile to be treated by a dermatologist who can use a higher-strength peel and unclog the pores more efficiently. During your consultation with Dr. Green in her private dermatology office in NYC, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss with her your specific skin concerns and develop a plan for your HydraFacial that is customized to meet your personal needs and aesthetic goals.

Are HydraFacials safe during pregnancy?

Being pregnant is a contraindication to a HydraFacial, but you can have the treatment while breastfeeding if your pediatrician approves. Some ingredients, such as salicylic acid, haven’t been approved for 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 me break out?

Since HydraFacial treats acne, Rosacea, and blemishes, it will not cause acne breakouts. Acne is a common skin condition affecting as many as 50 million Americans each year. Caused by pores clogged with sebum, dead skin cells, and other debris, acne is characterized by comedones, papules, pustules, or cysts that dot the face. 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.

Can you work out after a HydraFacial?

Following a HydraFacial treatment, Dr. Green recommends avoiding heat or excessive sweating for at least 48 hours. Following exfoliation, the face will be extra sensitive to irritation caused by sweat or heat. As such, in addition to avoiding heavy workouts, patients should avoid saunas, hot showers, and hot tubs for 48 hours post-treatment.

Can I wear makeup after a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial treatment consists of three parts: cleansing the treatment area of excess sebum, dead skin cells, and other debris, exfoliating the skin to clear the pores and promote skin cell turnover, and infusing the face with specialized serums. After the HydraFacial treatment process, patients should avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours. Heavy products and formulations with alcohol can irritate the skin following the procedure.

Can I use moisturizer after a HydraFacial?

Moisturizing is an essential part of any skincare routine year-round. The third part of the HydraFacial treatment involves the application of moisturizers to hydrate the skin, but a moisturizer should also be applied twice daily following the treatment. Moisturizer helps to prevent dry, cracked, irritated skin, as well as over-production of sebum. Keeping the skin properly moisturized will help to maintain the treatment results and keep the face feeling smooth, clear, and bright.

Is a HydraFacial 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 unique booster that can be used with the HydraFacial to aid in treating 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.

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Do Hydrafacials help with acne?

This treatment modality is an excellent option for patients regarding targeting and preventing acne breakouts. Due to the vortex technology and spiral-tipped handpiece of the HydraFacial, the treatment has a unique ability to deeply penetrate the pores and extract dead skin cells, excess sebum, and debris while actively infusing powerfully nourishing serums. This, and the fact that the treatment produces immediate results with zero downtime whatsoever, is what sets the HydraFacial treatment apart from other types of cosmetic facials. For acne, The HydraFacial treatment includes a gentle glycolic and salicylic acid peel that helps melt away any sebum or debris clogging the pores. 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, 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 every month to maintain a clear complexion and keep acne at bay.

A HydraFacial treatment can also serve as a great complement to several other targeted acne treatments, medications, and skincare regimens. In New York City, Dr. Michele Green has spent over 25 years treating some of the most discerning men and women from around the globe for a myriad of skin conditions, including acne scars and acne. For many of her patients who are struggling with acne, whether they are an adolescent dealing with hormonal acne or an adult who is experiencing active breakouts, she often suggests the HydraFacial treatment. Acne-prone patients of all ages appreciate the power of HydraFacial to deliver healthy, clear skin that is pimple-free.

Many patients with acne tend to present with erythematous marks and facial redness due to the inflammation associated with active acne lesions. Often, these red marks (called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) remain on the skin for weeks or months after the acne is resolved. Luckily, there is a treatment option that Dr. Green uses that can expedite the process and eliminate facial redness associated with acne breakouts. The VBeam laser treatment is considered to be the gold standard when it comes to treating various forms of redness in the skin, and it can easily be performed on the same day as the HydraFacial treatment. The VBeam laser operates on a wavelength that exclusively targets any skin cells with red pigment, destroying the redness while leaving surrounding tissue intact and unharmed. In addition, the VBeam laser incorporates a patented Dynamic Cooling Device that releases bursts of cool air before each pulse of the laser beam, making the procedure that much more comfortable for the patient. Patients with acne can and often do combine the VBeam and HydraFacial treatments to quickly and comfortably achieve a clearer complexion without any downtime.

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 an excellent treatment option for those who want to improve the overall look of their skin without sacrificing too much of their time.

What is a HydraFacial good for?

A HydraFacial treatment can be customized to cater to your specific skin concerns with a booster treatment and LED light therapy. The HydraFacial improves many skin conditions and can address multiple skin concerns in one treatment. Those with acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, dull or dehydrated skin, and Rosacea can all benefit from HydraFacial treatment. For patients 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 without 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 a 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 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 routine instantly. Once you’ve had the treatment, you should also see immediate results. This is why this treatment is popular with people looking for quick results. HydraFacial is excellent for helping improve general skin health and brightening the skin tone and evening out texture.

How long does a HydraFacial 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 a reduction in fine lines and an improvement in skin tone and skin texture.

The HydraFacial treatment works well on its 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 dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra, or Botox injections.

In addition, a HydraFacial can include LED (red or blue light) therapy, which aids in producing collagen for the repair and replenishment of skin cells. Blue light therapy can also 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 skincare concerns.

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How often should I get a HydraFacial?

Because there is no downtime and the treatment is non-invasive, you can have a HydraFacial treatment regularly. Many people opt for a monthly treatment, but it can be carried out weekly. 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.

Does a HydraFacial hurt?

On the contrary! The HydraFacial is one of the best feeling and most relaxing treatments there is when it comes to in-office cosmetic procedures. The gentle exfoliation and simultaneous infusion of intensive serums that nourish, hydrate, revitalize, and protect the skin is a calming and soothing experience for the patient that results in a beautifully radiant complexion.

What are the Side Effects of a HydraFacial?

Most patients enjoy the many benefits of a HydraFacial treatment without experiencing any side effects whatsoever. The most common side effect is a mild amount of facial redness that is caused by the suction pressure of the handheld wand device that is used to perform the HydraFacial, which resolves on its own shortly after treatment. Patients with sensitive skin or an active skin condition such as acne, Rosacea, or a rash may experience skin irritation following a HydraFacial. So, it is essential to first consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. Rarely, an allergic reaction to ingredients in the serums may cause a rash or breakout. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you to customize your HydraFacial treatment to incorporate the specialized serums that are best suited to your skin type and to address your specific skin concerns.

Which LED light is best after my HydraFacial?

Part of the HydraFacial treatment includes the use of LED light therapy. Two LED light choices may be selected for your treatment, blue and red, depending on the skin concerns targeted with the procedure. The blue LED light destroys acne-causing bacteria and helps to reduce and prevent acne breakouts. The red LED light encourages increased blood circulation to the skin, which helps treat facial Rosacea and its redness. Red LED also helps treat 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 layers of the skin without any discomfort or downtime. The HydraFacial reveals a new layer of skin, with gentle exfoliation and resurfacing, that is an overall relaxing experience. The Active-4 cleanser removes dead skin cells, and the glycolic and salicylic acid mixture in the GlySal treatment peels the skin gently without any post-peel redness or irritation. HydraFacials can safely be used on patients of every skin type and skin tone, whereas certain chemical peels are not always safe for every skin tone.

Can I get a HydraFacial after Botox, dermal fillers, or laser resurfacing?

Yes, you can have treatment with Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, or other dermal fillers immediately after your HydraFacial MD treatment. Many patients have different non-ablative light and laser treatments, like the V-beam laser treatment or IPL, the very same day as the HydraFacial. In fact, patients who are irritated from lasers such as the Fraxel laser 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 has any downtime, 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 clean the skin thoroughly. The cleanser removes dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from the pores. Then, a vortex suction is employed to exfoliate the skin, meaning that the machine will continue to remove the pollutants (like dirt and dead skin cells) from the face and tighten the 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 a HydraFacial cleans, exfoliates, and hydrates your skin, the treatment can address many conditions, from acne breakouts, sunspots, Rosacea, wrinkles, and more.

Does a HydraFacial work?

Of course! If the HydraFacial treatment did not work, one would not be performed every 15 seconds worldwide. HydraFacial treatment is unique from other cosmetic procedures in that it consistently produces instantaneous improvement in the appearance and health of the skin, whether the treatment is performed in a medical spa or a dermatology office. Numerous types of facials are offered in either setting, but none of them are able to produce beautiful results consistently for patients of any age, skin tone, and skin type, as HydraFacial does. HydraFacial treatments genuinely do work, and they work for everyone. 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 will do wonders. With a combination of cleaning, exfoliating, and hydrating the skin, you will leave the treatment with your face feeling and looking both clear and bright. Furthermore, Dr. Green in New York tailors her HydraFacial treatments to each of her patients’ unique needs, adding special boosters to target specific skin conditions like dark spots and sun damage. Results from your treatment are immediate, and HydraFacials can be repeated approximately once a month for lasting vitalization of the skin.

Understanding how a HydraFacial works

The HydraFacial works in three easy steps to create clear, bright skin free from clogged pores and excess sebum. With the first cleansing step, the HydraFacial clears away dead skin cells through the use of the HydraFacial MD Active-4-Cleanser and gentle chemical peels. This step is imperative to clean the skin and help clear away debris. It is stronger than any cleanser that is available over the counter. The next step, the exfoliation step, involves the use of a vortex suction tip to exfoliate the skin, further remove dead skin cells, and unclog the pores. Acne and oily skin can occur when the pores are clogged with excess sebum and debris, so by exfoliating the skin in this way, HydraFacials help to treat these skin conditions. The third step of the process is to infuse the skin with intensive serums for total facial rejuvenation. Depending on the type of serum used, this step can help combat a variety of conditions, including acne breakouts, hyperpigmentation, dry skin, and Rosacea. These serums help the skin achieve a healthy, youthful glow immediately after treatment.

Is the HydraFacial worth it?

Yes! The HydraFacial treatment is absolutely worth scheduling. The ability of the HydraFacial to produce immediate skin rejuvenation is simply unmatched by other spa facials. The fact that the HydraFacial is so popular that one HydraFacial treatment is performed every 15 seconds somewhere around the world is a testament to how amazing it really is. Anyone can benefit from having the HydraFacial treatment since it gently and comfortably unclogs the pores, extracts excess sebum and dead skin cells, incorporates a light chemical peel, provides essential skin hydration, and infuses powerful treatment serums that are packed with protective antioxidants in a single session. The treatment itself is soothing and relaxing, is never painful or uncomfortable, and does not produce any side effects. After having a HydraFacial treatment, patients leave the office feeling refreshed, with dewy, glowing, healthy skin. 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. 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. A hydra facial is the fastest way to achieve brighter, clearer, smoother skin without any downtime whatsoever. Any patient can benefit from having a Hydrafacial treatment. Since the treatment is entirely customizable, it can target a host of various concerns, making it an excellent treatment option for patients of essentially any age, skin tone, and skin type. For most patients, the Hydrafacial treatment is absolutely worth it!

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. Michele Green in New York City. HydraFacial treatments are personalized to the specific needs of each patient, meaning that the treatment itself is typically adjusted to be tailored for addressing various conditions of the skin. To truly get the optimal results from your customized HydraFacial treatment, it is best to first consult with Dr. Green, a board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience developing unique treatment protocols that perfectly meet the needs of her patients with various concerns. Additionally, the HydraFacial machine can be used in combination with different intensive serums, chemical peels, and moisturizers that are exclusively available in the office of a professional dermatologist. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will provide you with the best options for your skincare and cosmetic treatments that will result in the long-lasting revitalization of your skin.

How to do a HydraFacial at home

A professional-grade HydraFacial requires specialized training to use the machine and perform the procedure itself, which is why it is essential to seek treatment from an expert board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Green. As such, a true HydraFacial is not possible to perform at home on your own. Patients can follow a similarly structured skincare routine for smooth, clear, youthful-looking skin but should note that the results of treatment at home will not be as significant as the results achieved with an in-office treatment.

An effective skincare routine will typically begin with a cleanser, which should be gently massaged into the skin rather than rubbing or scrubbing. Dr. Green recommends a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser that can clear the skin of excess oil, dead skin cells, and makeup residue. No more than once or twice a week, you can exfoliate the skin using either a physical or chemical exfoliant. Exfoliants promote skin cell turnover by sloughing off dead skin cells and clearing away the outer layer of skin. It is possible to over-exfoliate the skin, leading to redness, inflammation, and irritation. After cleansing or exfoliating the skin, patients should apply a moisturizing lotion or cream to keep the skin hydrated. Depending on the season, the type of moisturizer used will change. Dr. Green recommends going for a lighter moisturizer in the summer and a richer formulation in the winter when the air is naturally arid. Finally, no matter the time of year, patients should always apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher before leaving the house to protect against sun damage.

Does a HydraFacial remove blackheads?

A HydraFacial gently removes blackheads and decongests the pores, immediately revealing a more clear and smooth complexion. The vortex technology that is incorporated into the HydraFacial system makes it the perfect method for comfortably and quickly extracting blackheads. The spiral-tipped design of the HydraFacial is excellent for removing dead skin cells, debris, and sebum that are clogging the pores and leading to the formation of blackheads and other acne lesions in the areas that are hard to reach. HydraFacial treatment is the most effective solution to clogged pores and blackheads, instantaneously resulting in refreshed and healthy skin.

Are HydraFacials safe?

HydraFacials are a safe and effective medical-grade facial treatment that can be used to improve skin texture and skin tone. It is always recommended to have your cosmetic facial treatments in the office of a board-certified healthcare professional, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green is an expert in the field of dermatology with over two and a half decades of experience providing her patients from around the globe with the best noninvasive treatment options available, including a a HydraFacial treatment. Before your HydraFacial, Dr. Green will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that incorporates the specialized serums and targeted light therapy best suited to addressing your skincare concerns and improving your complexion. Additionally, patients who are pregnant should not have the HydraFacial treatment as there have not been sufficient studies demonstrating the safety of the treatment during pregnancy.

Can a HydraFacial damage skin?

The HydraFacial treatment is an effective yet gentle medical-grade facial that is safe for patients of all skin types, including for those with sensitive skin. It is not, however, recommended that patients with an active infection, sunburn, rash, or severe acne in the treatment area have a HydraFacial treatment until their skin condition has resolved. Undergoing a HydraFacial treatment with active skin irritation may exacerbate the issue. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you to manage your skin condition before having your HydraFacial treatment so that you can maximize the benefits of your facial and best protect your skin.

When to get a HydraFacial before a wedding

For a quick improvement in your skin’s texture and tone before an important event, it is recommended to have a HydraFacial treatment several days to a week in advance. Having the HydraFacial treatment at least a few days before your event will allow the specialized serums to reach their maximum potency. If possible, it is ideal to have multiple sessions of the HydraFacial treatment in the months leading up to your event. Several subsequent treatment sessions of the HydraFacial will work best to remove any impurities in the skin, diminish signs of aging, and provide a radiant, healthy glow.

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Which HydraFacial is the best?

The best HydraFacial treatment for any given individual will be catered to their unique needs, concerns, and goals. The booster serums are unique add-ons that allow the HydraFacial treatment to be completely customizable so that your facial is catered to addressing your unique and specific skin concerns, whether it be dark spots, the appearance of fine lines, congested skin, redness, discoloration, brightening skin, improving elasticity, or other cosmetic concerns.

How do I get started with a HydraFacial Treatment today?

If you’re interested in achieving a brighter, firmer, smoother complexion in as little as thirty minutes, the HydraFacial treatment is for you. Whether you are suffering from dry skin, dullness, acne, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines or are just looking for a way to refresh your skin, a HydraFacial can help. In New York City, the best place to get a HydraFacial treatment is in the office of Dr. Michele Green, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and internationally renowned expert in noninvasive cosmetic treatments. Dr. Green often incorporates customized HydraFacial treatments into the personalized facial rejuvenation plans of her patients. The HydraFacial is a unique treatment option in that it wonderfully cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates skin for patients of all skin types, skin tones, and ages, and is easily combined with other in-office treatments such as the VBeam, Laser Hair Removal, Microneedling, Botox and dermal filler injections, Thermage, and Fraxel laser, among others.

When you consult with Dr. Green in her boutique dermatology office, located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific skin concerns and individual cosmetic goals with her. Dr. Michele Green is consistently voted as one of the best cosmetic dermatologists in New York by Castle Connolly, The New York Times, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine, and she will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your particular needs best as well as deliver superb cosmetic results. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Green and find out more about customizing the perfect HydraFacial treatment for you to achieve a healthy, radiant glow in only thirty minutes (with no downtime at all), please get in touch with us online or call 212-535-3088.

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