It was a hot summer afternoon in Verona. Italy. I was traipsing down an alley with my sons when we descended upon yet another gelateria. I picked melon gelato, or gelato di melone as it’s called in Italian (sounds so much fancier!). As we walked away from the gelateria, I took a bite of the gelato. It was like I had a burst of flavor in my mouth. I could literally taste that ripe melon. I knew that this had no artificial anything in it. I had eaten plenty of gelato before that moment and God knows, I have eaten plenty after, but I have never experienced that burst of flavor again.
I had exactly that experience with my first HydraFacial®. I had had plenty of facials at that point but nothing compared to the experience of getting a Hydrafacial®. And so, not only did I vow to start getting regular HydraFacials, I also decided to buy the HydraFacial®Elite machine instead of a basic HydraFacial® machine (commonly found at spas) for my practice Bawa Medical in Boca Raton. Nothing but the best for my patients! It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. HydraFacial®has become the very foundation of all that I do. We consider HydraFacial®basic skin prep and maintenance at Bawa Medical.
So, what is a HydraFacial®? This is the only hydrodermabrasion procedure that actually combines cleansing, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously. This technology also allows us to detoxify the skin and the insides with lymphatic drainage. Coming back to gelato, just as there are multiple flavors you can choose from, there are many types of HydraFacial®to choose from.
The Signature HydraFacial®is the first type. The very first step is to cleanse and peel. The second step is to extract and hydrate. This step removes debris from pores using comfortable suction, while also nourishing Bawa Medical patients with intense moisturizers. Of note, HydraFacial® uses a patented vortex fusion delivery system which easily dislodges and extracts the impurities in your skin while simultaneously adding hydrating and nourishing boosters with strong antioxidants. The third step is to fuse and protect. This helps you detoxify and protect the skin from environmental free radicals. It also replenishes the skin’s natural hydration and elasticity.
The second type is the Deluxe HydraFacial®. The first 2 steps remain the same. We cleanse and peel, and then extract and hydrate. During the third step of fusing and protecting, we add an additional booster. We can use a booster based on your individual needs. We can assist with fine lines and wrinkles, minimize the appearance of dark spots, improve the appearance of skin tone, texture and elasticity, and so on. We also add LED light which is both anti-aging (red LED light) and antibacterial (blue LED light).
The third is my absolute favorite. It is what I get every 2 weeks myself. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Platinum HydraFacial®. In this, you begin with lymphatic drainage therapy to kick start the detoxification process. Then, you get a Deluxe HydraFacial®which deeply cleanses, extracts and hydrates the skin. It also addresses your specific skin needs with a booster. And again, this ends with anti-aging and antibacterial LED light.
“How often should I get a HydraFacial®?” is a very common question in my office. I highly recommend getting a HydraFacial every month. I personally get a Platinum HydraFacial® every 2 weeks. I firmly believe that it is a major factor behind my skin being as beautiful as it is. Maintenance is everything. And an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. We address many factors before they become an issue. Take teen or even adult acne as an example. We can address it before it becomes a bigger problem. It leads to poor self-esteem as well as high potential for scarring long-term. It even helps with fine lines. Remember, getting HydraFacial®regularly is anti-aging in and of itself.
A HydraFacial® also complements every procedure in my office. It is a great adjunct to fractional ablative lasers such as our CO2 (Candela CO2RE®) and Sublative (Candela elōs Plus®). It is also excellent when used with energy based devices such as radiofrequency (Candela Profound®, Candela elōs Plus® Sublime) and IPL (Candela elōs Plus®). It works great with microneedling (Candela Profound®, SkinPen®),Vampire Facial®, Vampire Facelift®, chemical peels, dermaplaning, injectables (toxins and fillers), and so on. The list is endless. Simply put, HydraFacial®makes everything else that much better.
Everything we do at Bawa Medical is medical grade.HydraFacial®will not even make all its products available to spas and salons. We can do special medical gradeHydraFacial® treatments such as that for rosacea. We also do a much stronger peel than you can get at a spa. There you would get a 7.5% peel but with us you get a 30% peel. That is a significant difference. As a medical facility, we can get absolutely any booster based on the individual needs of our patients.
We also offer HydraFacial®Perk which rejuvenates the eye and lip area, and shows them some love. It loosens dirt, oil and dead skin cells just like HydraFacial® elsewhere on the face or body. It gently cleanses and hydrates the delicate eye and lip areas. It delivers antioxidants and nutrients to the skin as well. It brightens and refreshes the eye area, and lightly plumps lips.
An often ignored area on the human body is the scalp. Bawa Medical Boca Raton is one of just a handful of practices in the world to offer HydraFacial Keravive. “What is HydraFacial Keravive?” you ask. It cleanses the scalp and hair follicles to remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells. It stimulates scalp circulation. It also nourishing scalp and hair follicles with growth factors and skin proteins. It complements and enhances other hair restoration treatments. It also supports keratin production. I get HydraFacial Keravive once a month as part of my own hair restoration journey. Both hair restoration and transplantation bring me great joy. Giving someone suffering from hair loss their hair back, is like handing them their life back on a silver platter.
HydraFacial® is a quick procedure and can even be done on your lunch hour. There is no downtime, and you can wear make-up immediately after your facial. HydraFacial® helps to achieve healthy skin and is great for all skin types. It is not painful in the least, and is noninvasive. I always preach my mantra of rejuvenation from the inside out, and Hydrafacial® truly embodies that.