A Hydrafacial is not a facial as you traditionally know it, firstly it’s a technological breakthrough and secondly it’s a unique treatment that instantly gives visible results.
The Leeds Clinic offers a few ways to experience a Hydrafacial, the main two being a 4-Step Signature Hydrafacial and a 6-Step Platinum Hydrafacial.
Our writer, Rachel McAlley visited The Leeds Clinic for a 4-Step Signature Hydrafacial and the first step was a skin Detox, in which the lymphatic drainage improves circulation of the lymphatic system and helps to eliminate toxins.
Laura, at The Leeds Clinic who was talking Rachel through each step of the Hydrafacial explained that this facial was like nothing ever done before. The second step is the deep Cleanse process using vortex technology, which lifts away the dead layers of skin for gentle skin resurfacing.
The third step of the Hydrafacial is the Peel, a chemical exfoliation to brighten, rejuvenate and soften the pores ready for extractions. A good point to note here is that the Hydrafacial is a non-invasive procedure that is both gentle on the skin, and does not cause any damage to the skin or the skin’s barrier.
Moving into the final Extract and Hydrate step of the Hydrafacial at The Leeds Clinic, vortex technology is used once again. The extraction process uses the technology to lift away blackheads, blocked pores, oil, and congestion. All this whilst infusing nourishing moisturisers that quench the skin. To end the Hydrafacial a complimentary scalp massage was offered, in which Laura spent a few minutes focusing on the entire scalp region.
Photographs are taken prior to and after the treatment in both the 4-step and 6-step Hydrafacials in order to see the results. Plus anyone having a Hydrafacial is able to look inside the ‘Gunky’ to see exactly what debris has been removed from the skin.
If our writer had taken the 6-Step Platinum Hydrafacial the next steps would have included Fuse and Protect, which uses a cocktail of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and peptides to hydrate, protect, and maximise the skin’s glow. Following this would have been the Rejuvenate step whereby red and infrared lights are used to reduce redness and stimulate collagen.
The Leeds Clinic team can tackle any or all of the following skin issues by giving a Hydrafacial:
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Elasticity & Firmness
- Even Tone & Vibrancy
- Skin texture
- Brown Spots
- Oily & Congested Skin
- Enlarged Pores
Hydrafacial does deliver instant visible results as you can see from the images below. Our writer, Rachel said, “I wear minimal makeup and don’t smoke, and I thought the ‘Gunky’ wouldn’t have much to show, but oh my goodness how wrong was I. While looking inside the ‘Gunky’ I could see all the blackheads, dead skin, and deep-rooted dirt that was hidden under the top layer of my skin. The vortex technology really does work, and the Hydrafacial is by far the best skin treatment I have ever had.”
To book a no-obligation consultation visit The Leeds Clinic. The 4-Step Hydrafacial costs £95 for a 35-40 minute session, and the 6-Step Hydrafacial costs £130 for a 1-hour session. Follow @theleedsclinic on Instagram.