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Preparing Your Skin for Spring with a Hydrafacial

With spring on the horizon, it’s nearly time for blooming flowers, chirping birds, and, of course,

spring cleaning! This year, don’t limit the cleaning to your closet – your skin can also benefit from a deep cleanse. We’d recommend preparing your skin for spring with a Hydrafacial! 

A Hydrafacial is a quick, gentle way to refresh your skin’s appearance. It harnesses the power of Vortex Fusion technology and active-packed skincare products to target your most pressing skin concerns, from redness to acne to fine lines and more. 

In this article, we’ll give you a complete overview of the Hydrafacial and why it’ll become your new favorite spring cleaning ritual!

What is a Hydrafacial?

A Hydrafacial is a unique aesthetic treatment that uses a process called “hydradermabrasion” to gently exfoliate the skin. During this treatment, a specialized wand is moved across the skin for deep cleansing and exfoliation. The device uses Vortex Fusion technology, which simultaneously:

  • Deeply cleanses the skin 

  • Extracts impurities from deep within your pores using gentle suction

  • Removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells, revealing a new layer of skin

  • Permeates the skin with rich moisturizers and a personalized blend of active ingredients

How is the Hydrafacial Different From Microdermabrasion?

The Hydrafacial stands apart from other exfoliating treatments, like microdermabrasion, because the proprietary device combines an exfoliating tip with suction technology. While it cleanses the pores and removes dead skin cells, it also saturates the skin with powerful serums. This results in more dramatic results than microdermabrasion, and it’s suitable for a wider range of conditions. 

Additionally, many methods of microdermabrasion exfoliate the skin with aluminum oxide crystals, while Hydrafacial uses vacuum suction. This makes the Hydrafacial gentler on sensitive skin and less likely to trigger irritation. 

What Skin Concerns Can the Hydrafacial Help With?

The Hydrafacial can effectively target a wide range of skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines: Hydrafacial can reduce the appearance of fine lines in a few key ways. For one, removing the outermost layer of skin cells stimulates skin cell regeneration for plumper, smoother skin. Additionally, many of the active ingredients applied during a Hydrafacial boost the production of collagen and elastin – two essential proteins to prevent and reduce wrinkles. 

  • Pore size: Enlarged pores can be caused by excess sebum and trapped impurities. A Hydrafacial can shrink your pores while keeping your skin hydrated by thoroughly cleansing and extracting impurities from your pores. 

  • Hyperpigmentation: Since the Hydrafacial device safely sloughs away damaged skin cells, it lightens discolored areas of the skin. 

  • Acne: The Hydrafacial safely and effectively clears clogged pores while reducing excess sebum. This process prevents acne breakouts without disrupting the skin’s moisture barrier. 

  • Skin elasticity: Skin naturally loses elasticity with age, causing it to loosen and sag. The Hydrafacial deeply hydrates the skin while boosting elastin and collagen production. This leads to plumper, more elastic skin. 

  • Dry, flaky skin: If you struggle with dry skin, many forms of exfoliation may trigger skin irritation. In these cases, the Hydrafacial could be an excellent fit for your cosmetic goals. The device administers powerful moisturizers while it exfoliates, preventing sensitivity, dryness, and flakiness. 

  • Uneven skin texture: The Hydrafacial smoothes and plumps the skin’s surface, improving its overall texture. 

Caring for Your Skin After a Hydrafacial

After your Hydrafacial, you don’t have to worry about a recovery period. You can even have a Hydrafacial during your lunch break and return to work immediately after!

Hydrafacials are gentle and non-irritating for all skin types – including sensitive skin types. So, side effects are rare. Some people experience minor redness or tightness after treatment, but these effects generally go away within just a few hours. 

As an exfoliating treatment, the Hydrafacial reveals a layer of new, healthy skin cells. This layer is more susceptible to sun damage. So, make sure to be extra prudent with your SPF in the week after Hydrafacials and limit your time out in the sun. 

What Are the Benefits of a Hydrafacial?

The Hydrafacial offers numerous benefits for your skin and overall appearance. Key perks include:

  • It provides immediate results, so you’ll walk away from our office with noticeably radiant skin. 

  • No downtime is required, and side effects are rare.  

  • It’s safe for all skin types. 

  • It’s entirely painless, with no need to numb the skin. 

  • It’s versatile, and an effective choice for skin concerns ranging from acne to wrinkles. 

  • Dr. Dima can personalize your treatment to suit your skin type and specific skin concerns. 

  • It enhances the effectiveness of your skincare products by boosting absorption and penetration. 

Hydrafacials from WellMedica in Reston

At WellMedica, we provide a variety of additional features to maximize the results of the Hydrafacial for our Reston patients, including:

  • Visia skin analysis: We offer a complimentary Visia skin analysis with Hydrafacial, along with all of our other medical facials. The Visia system uses UV fluorescence imaging to measure porphyrin count and analyze facial spots, texture, pores, wrinkles, UV spots, brown spots, and red spots. After analyzing your imaging results, Dr. Dima will advise you on whether the Hydrafacial is the best fit for your needs. 

  • Lymphatic drainage massage: We provide a gentle facial massage with the Hydrafacial to improve blood flow to the skin and promote proper lymphatic drainage. This provides you with a relaxing experience while enhancing the results of your facial. 

  • Targeted serums: We apply targeted serums to the skin during the Hydrafacial that are closely tailored to your cosmetic concerns. Dr. Dima will evaluate your skin and recommend the best ingredients for your needs, whether you’re looking to reduce signs of aging, curb acne breakouts, or fade discoloration. 

Enhancing Hydrafacial Results with Targeted Skincare Products

To maintain the results of your Hydrafacial, make the most of active-rich skincare products. Cosminology from Dr. Dima offers a line of medical-grade skincare products formulated to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.

Follow up your Hydrafacials with these powerful products to retain healthy, radiant skin:

Galactic Core Your Pores Anti-Matter Mask

With nutrient-rich pumpkin enzymes, the Galactic Core Your Pores Anti-Matter Mask will preserve your youthful glow following a Hydrafacial. Pumpkin enzymes are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as folate, zinc, and pantothenic acid. It stimulates cell renewal and brightens skin without irritating, making this mask a wonderful choice for sensitive skin. 

This mask helps tackle many of the same skin concerns as the Hydrafacial, including:

  • Enlarged pores

  • Acne

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Fine lines

  • Wrinkles

  • Uneven skin tone

Hi-Plutonic C Antioxidant Day Serum

With a newly upgraded recipe, our Hi-Plutonic C Antioxidant Day Serum provides potent antioxidant protection. It combines vitamin C with vitamins A and E, creating a synergistic effect that enhances skin repair and prevents future skin damage. The unique formula neutralizes free radicals, stimulates collagen and elastin production, and brightens discolored skin. 

As a powerful, antioxidant-rich serum, Hi-Plutonic C complements the benefits of the


Galactic Glove Anti-Aging Serum

Maintain the deep, lasting hydration of a Hydrafacial with our Galactic Glove Anti-Aging Serum. With vitamin E, vitamin F, and ceramides, this rejuvenating serum restores the skin’s protective moisture barrier. It’s ideal for acne breakouts, dry skin, inflammation, and enlarged pores.

Used after the Hydrafacial and other dermatological treatments, the Galactic Glove Serum can curb any lingering redness or swelling while supporting your skin’s natural healing process. Use it at any time of day, on any skin type.  

Fault Line Defender Twilight Antioxidant Cream

Our Fault Line Defender Twilight Anti-Oxidant Cream is a powerhouse product to maintain the results of your Hydrafacial for fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. The medical-grade formula contains a blend of potent actives to promote cell turnover and rebalance your skin, including:

  • Retinol

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin E

  • Hyaluronic acid

  • Antioxidants

  • Aloe

  • Green tea

  • Botanical extracts

Beam Me Off! Acne Buster - Acne Treatment Gel

If Hydrafacials are part of your acne treatment routine, you’ll also benefit from the Beam Me Off! Acne Buster. This gel reduces active breakouts, redness, and inflammation while helping to prevent scarring with the following ingredients:

  • Salicylic acid

  • Tea tree oil 

  • Retinol 

Wait a few days after your Hydrafacial to apply this spot treatment, and if dryness occurs, apply our Galactic Glove hydrating serum. 

So Universally Clean Gentle Anti-Aging Cleanser

After your Hydrafacial, it’s important to continue cleansing the skin as you usually would. But, certain cleansers can leave your skin feeling tight and dry. Our So Universally Clean Gentle Anti-Aging Cleanser contains aloe vera, lavender essential oil, and vitamin E to soothe as it cleanses, keeping your skin soft and nourished. 

This botanically-based cleanser is an essential product to promote proper skin healing after any dermatological treatment, including the Hydrafacial. It provides a deep clean for your pores, gently removes makeup, and eliminates dead skin cells. 

Schedule Your Reston Hydrafacial Today

Nothing is holding you back from your softest, smoothest, and most radiant skin yet! Contact us to learn more about the products listed above and to book your Hydrafacial appointment with Dr. Dima Ali in Reston. 

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