Many people desire to have beautiful and radiant skin. To achieve this, people follow extensive beauty routines, buy skincare products, and seek various dermatological and cosmetic treatments. In Nepal, where the environment can be harsh on the skin due to pollution and other factors, hydrafacials have become a popular and effective option. While this treatment is already well-known in Western countries, its benefits are being recognized in Nepal, where it is considered superior to a regular facial.
Elara is your go-to skincare clinic for “The Complete Hydrafacial” session. At Elara, they provide with a thorough stepwise procedure for a hydrafacial session with state-of-the-art high-performing machines consisting of an equal number of handles.
What separates Elara from other parlor-based hydrafacial procedures is that basic machines and parlor-based products are not used there as the majority of clinics and parlors do. Their “Complete Hydrafacial” procedure follows a comprehensive 10-step method catering to cleansing, hydrating, and exfoliating your skin. The process takes anywhere from 60-70 minutes, as it follows a strict and thorough procedure that you hardly get from any other clinics and parlors. And also, Elara only uses certified and highly acclaimed imported products from the Cellmula company to provide the feeling of “The Complete Hydrafacial” experience. (Cellmula is a dermatological skincare brand based on high-quality ingredients and modern scientific research.)
At Elara, the procedure for a complete hydrafacial experience consists of a series of 10 steps for providing the best possible hydrafacial experience. It is a very extensive process to perform a hydrafacial with proper machinery and skin care products.
What really is a Hydrafacial?
HydraFacial is a multi-step non-invasive facial treatment that cleanses, extracts, exfoliates, hydrates, and protects the skin. This facial has grown in popularity due to its ability to offer immediate results with no downtime or discomfort. It is appropriate for all skin types and may treat a variety of skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, uneven texture, and acne. It’s perfect for all ages, complexions, and skin problems.
The Complete Hydrafacial Procedure
Step One: Cleansing
The first step in a proper and complete hydrafacial procedure is cleansing. Our skin cells are constantly dying and being replenished. They eventually shed on their own, but cleansing speeds up the process, leaving your skin feeling refreshed, soft, and revitalized. At Elara, people get to experience a proper, soothing hand massage during this process, which helps their skin breathe and soften up for the next step. It generally takes about 2-3 minutes for this procedure to complete.
Step Two: Dermabrasion
During this step, the aesthetician removes the superficial layer of skin, i.e., the dead skin cells, by using a chemical solution or water. The dead skin cells are then scrubbed away to reveal a smooth, revitalized layer of skin. The process can take anywhere from 6 to 8 minutes.
Step Three: Opening Up Pores
In this step, the aesthetician applies ultrasonic gel to the skin to open up pores. This process helps in opening up the deep pores and easily loosening the debris inside the pores for removal in the next process. The process takes up to 9 minutes to complete.
Step Four: Exfoliation S1
For this step, the aesthetician uses a roller to remove blackheads and whiteheads. By removing these impurities from the skin, it helps to lighten the skin tone. This is because dead cells do not reflect light properly, causing the skin to seem dull. After all of the dead cells have been sloughed off, the healthy cells help the skin look bright and clean. This process takes up to 6 minutes.
Step Five: Exfoliation S2
In this step, the esthetician, with the help of a pin roller, gently shrinks the pores of the skin without irritating the acne or oil glands, which helps to effectively moisturize and calm the skin. This process can take anywhere from 5 to 6 minutes.
Step Six: Rejuvenation
During this step, the esthetician at Elara applies a clay mask to the skin by hand, which then absorbs inorganic minerals from the skin. This procedure helps to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving it soft and supple. This step takes about 12 minutes to complete.
Step Seven: Skin Tightening
Then comes the step where the esthetician applies an ultrasonic gel by using a lifting handle. This process improves blood flow and increases lymphatic drainage, which, in the long run, removes fine lines and makes the skin look supple and young. The step takes about 5 minutes to complete.
Step Eight: Infusion
The eight-step S3 gel solution is applied to the skin with the help of a jet spray, which moisturizes and nourishes the skin, improves skin immunity, inhibits melanin, supplies vitamin C nutrients, and restores damaged cells. This step takes about 4 minutes to complete.
Step Nine: Hydration
The ninth step of the procedure is hydration, where an oxy spray is used to hydrate the skin. During this process, the purified water is converted into hydrogen water, which amplifies the hydration effect. This process takes about 2 minutes to complete.
Step Ten: Light Therapy
During an LED light treatment session, a light mask that produces different wavelengths of light will be put over the skin. Light exposure promotes collagen formation, increases cell turnover, and decreases inflammation. When these two treatments are combined, the result is a potent face treatment that can help with everything from acne to wrinkles. This step takes about 8 minutes to complete.
HydraFacial is a flexible treatment that may be tailored to address specific skin issues and goals. If you have acne-prone skin, for example, the esthetician uses a different serum containing salicylic acid to help minimize outbreaks. The esthetician also uses a serum with additional hyaluronic acid to give you more hydration if you have dry skin, but it is by default included in the package itself.
In addition to the standard HydraFacial treatment, as mentioned in the steps above, Elara provides LED light therapy that can be added to the treatment to stimulate collagen production and reduce inflammation. A lymphatic drainage massage can also be added to help reduce puffiness and improve circulation. With such versatility provided in the treatment at Elara, people are able to get a proper and complete hydrafacial experience like no other.
Overall, HydraFacial is an excellent option for anyone who wants to achieve glowing, healthy-looking skin without any downtime or discomfort. It is a safe and effective treatment that can be tailored to meet individual needs and goals.