Hydrafacial MD Cosmetic Machine
The Hydrafacial MD Cosmetic Machine, also referred to as simply Hydrafacial, is a non-abrasive, non-evasive and non-laser treatment to remove the dead skin layer, clear out the pores, hydrate and brighten the skin.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the hydradermabrasion procedure, it’s basically the same as a microdermabrasion, but instead of using crystals & diamonds to exfoliate, it uses water to extract and active serums. The HydraFacial MD is marketed on the ‘Rejuvenation Stairway’ as being more effective than microdermabrasions, chemical peels, non-ablative laser treatment, Botox, and IPL, and attributes their bold claims to the 4-in-1 Vortex Technology.
So, what is that?
4-in-1 Vortex Technology
The 4-in-1 Vortex Technology™ exfoliates, peels, extracts impurities and hydrates the skin, all with one unit.
The tip is changed between steps to facilitate the special job that it’s doing. You can see why they call it ‘vortex’, right?
Step 1: Vortex-Exfoliation
The treatment starts out with the blue tip (or the orange one if it’s been a while since you’ve exfoliated) to glide across your skin, using a vacuum powered stream of Activ-4™ serum, to gently remove the outer layer of skin called the stratum corneum, as well as all the dead skin cells, sebum and dirt accumulated on the surface of your skin during the day.
The Activ-4™ serum is comprised of lactic and glycolic acid to cleanse and dislodge the gunk inside the pores, algae extract to sooth and hydrate, and yeast extract to smooth fine lines and firm the skin.
Step 2: Vortex-Peel
After the skin is exfoliated and cleaned, the teal tip comes into action, infusing the skin with the Glysal™ serum, a happy mix of salicylic and glycolic acid to help loosen the deeper dirt, dead skin and sebum from the pores.
This is so important since sebum accumulation is the cause of blackheads and whiteheads, the precursors of acne.
Step 3: Vortex-Extraction
After loosening up all the bad stuff, the teal tip stays on but the serum du moment is the Beta-HD™.
Beta-HD™ has ingredients such as Salicylic Acid to aid in sucking all of that loosened stuff out (and into a vat for your viewing pleasure afterwards). Then, to hydrate and sooth your skin, it also has Honey Extract and Spirea Ulmaria Flower Extract.
You may also add the DermaBuilder™ option to this step, which will simultaneously infuse the pores with wrinkle reducing serums comprised of several types of peptides (and believe me, you ain’t ever seen a peptide you didn’t like).
Step 4: Vortex-Fusion
Vortex-fusion is the final step, when the pores are all clean, and the clear tip comes out to infuse the skin with an antioxidant serum called Antiox-6.
Antiox-6 is a yummy combo of good stuff like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins A & E, White Tea Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract, Rosemary Extract and Turtle Shell Flakes, that help to plump up your skin and protect it from free radicals at the same time.