Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple of years and haven’t been paying attention to the latest facial treatments, you would have heard of the Hydrafacial. All the best clinics offer this treatment and we’ve heard of more than one clinic who have several Hydrafacials to keep up with demand and provide more than one patient the treatment at the same time! Dr Kate Jameson from Youth Lab in Perth love their Hydrafacial and so do their patients – she chatted to us about why this is the facial of the future.

What is the Hydrafacial?

The Hydrafacial is like the Queen of Facials. If you want a super effective and advanced facial that’s going to leave your skin feeling smooth, soft, hydrated, firmer and glowing, then this is definitely the one for you. The Hydrafacial has a unique, four step process:

  1. Clean and Exfoliate – the practitioner uses a deplaning tool that opens up your pores to sweep away the top layer of makeup debris and dead skin cells.
  2. Acid peel – a glycolic acid peel so gentle it will just leave a slight, tingling sensation.
  3. Extraction – the practitioner uses a vacuum based tip to extract all the nasty toxins that are just under your skin.
  4. Serum – the specially formulated Hydrafacial serum is antioxidant and collagen rich to promote skin elasticity and hydration leaving your skin dewy soft, nourished and rejuvenated. There are different serums to target different skin concerns or goals.

The delivery system of the Hydrafacial allows the skin to absorb more of the serum than if they were just applied by hand. This is what allows an increased effectiveness of the serums – the results you get from a Hydrafacial also tend to last longer than other facials. Not only that, with frequent Hydrafacial treatments you will find your actual skin health improves.

The beauty of the Hydrafacial is that it delivers the results of longer, more involved and often harsher facial in half the time. Taking approximately 30 minutes, the Hydrafacial can be done in your lunch hour. While it doesn’t have any downtime, you may have a slightly flushed or pink face for an hour or so after the treatment. It is perfect for those with:

  • Dehydrated skin
  • Oily and congested Skin
  • Acne
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Elasticity and Firmness
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Brown spots

Dr Jameson says, “One Hydrafacial treatment can give even the best skin noticeable results in texture and feel. To see the best results we recommend repeated sessions to encourage healthy cell turnover and to remove impaired cells and impurities. I recommend three initial treatments spaced a month apart. For more significant skin issues like acne and photoageing we would suggest more treatments.”

Dr Jameson says they combine therapies and treatments. “At Youth Lab we highly recommend using Healite II (LED Light Therapy) as a add on treatment with the Hydrafacial. It enhances the body’s natural recovery and can magnify the skin rejuvenation effects of the Hydrafacial as well as having several other benefits. We offer it at a reduced price of only $49 when added on to the end of the Hydrafacial.”

So, if you’re looking for a relaxing, rejuvenating facial for your skin with instant results, you might want to check out the Hydrafacial. To read more about Dr Kate Jameson and Youth Lab or to learn more about the Hydrafacial click here.



Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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