Hydrodermabrasion is a medical-grade facial resurfacing treatment offering immediate results with no downtime. The procedure removes dead cells from the skin to eliminate dark spots and hyperpigmentation and correct texture, wrinkles, as well as any other minor imperfections even for those with sensitive skin. With less pain and irritation than the traditional diamond-tipped treatment, this new technology uses water and oxygen to effortlessly exfoliate the skin. Also known as "The Celebrity Facial", it's no wonder the treatment is reportedly a favourite of Hollywood A-listers such as Charlize Theron.
A thorough skin analysis before the treatment will be done to determine which masks and LED light therapy is best for you, for example clay masks for drawing out impurities, blue light therapy for acne, or red light therapy for sun damage and skin repair. You can also add on a peel for added exfoliation or growth factors to promote elastin and collagen production.
Following a deep cleanse, the treatment features a non-invasive exfoliation and suction device to decongest pores, removing any dirt that lies on and just under the surface of the skin. Following this, the water-based product delivery system in the form of a nozzle attached to the hydrodermabrasion machine applies serums containing actives including antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid tailored to each individual’s needs for maximum results. For example, a salicylic for someone suffering from acne-prone skin or a vitamin C for general anti-ageing concerns.
Lissom Spa & Beauty's protocol then includes a double mask tailored depending on skin's needs, and LED light therapy is used during and/or in between mask sessions as well to promote skin health.
To conclude, a moisturiser is applied to nourish the skin. We recommend drinking at least a litre of lemon-infused water each day to keep skin clear.
Who could benefit from this treatment?
If you are someone who wants to get rid of blackheads, acne, pimples, or any other similar problems you can go for this solution.
Sensitive skin types that might not be able to handle the harshness of heavy exfoliation will love this gentler option over microdermabrasion. It might take a few more sessions for someone who has sensitive skin to see the results, but it is a lot better option in the long run. This way you won’t experience any pain, redness or irritation.
Lastly, we recommend this this facial for those who want to shine for a big event when booked ideally 4-7 days ahead of time, as - like its namesake - the treatment is known for giving a red carpet-worthy "glow".
This treatment is not suitable for those with herpes or severe skin issues.
How often should the treatment be performed?
It is entirely up to your preference and your skin's condition. For example, you can do it only once for a big event such as a wedding, but you can also strive for more treatments if you have some severe issues and visible irritations.
It is best to do 4 to 6 sessions that are 7-10 days apart coupled with an LED light treatment for long-lasting, pore de-clogging and brightening results.