The desire to have a flawless skin is there within most of us. All of us have some kind of skin concern and that is totally normal. But one thing that we can do about it is to rely on treatment and help from experts regarding those concerns.
One thing that has been popular all over the internet and has even been endorsed by celebrities is hydrafacial and its effectiveness on the skin. It has changed the scenario of skin concern. But what is hydrafacial? And how does it work on our skin? To learn more about it we consulted Dr. Shrujana Shrestha who is a dermatologist and also the owner and founder of Absolute Aesthetics where she has introduced Hydrafacial MD, the only authentic hydrafacial machine in the country.
HydraFacial is a patented step by step facial skin procedure that combines cleansing, chemical peel, exfoliation, and extraction which cleans the pores of the skin thoroughly, takes out the pore clogging junk and hydrates as well as moisturizes the skin.
HydraFacial MD is the only original hydrafacial machine made in the US which is unique, patented, Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin with the spiral design which delivers painless extractions.
One thing that sets HydraFacial MD apart from imitations of hydrafacial machines is that it cannot be tampered with. All the serums, acids, antioxidant boosters come with the machine and nothing can be applied in the machine by dermatologists and technicians.
The best part about hydrafacial is its non-invasive skin procedure as it doesn’t introduce any instrument into the body and people of every skin type can use this treatment. It addresses skin concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, skin texture, dark spots, dull and dehydrated skin, enlarged pores, acne, oily and congested skin and much more.
Since the popularity of hydrafacial, a lot of companies have produced copies of original hydrafacial machines and also because of the extreme cost of original hydrafacial machines, the availability of imitations are rampant. But Shrestha talks about the struggle she has had to face to get the original HydraFacial MD into Nepal.
“Hydrafacial has been around for over ten years now and continues to gain popularity in skincare. Once when I was travelling, I tried to find out if it was worth the hype. I absolutely loved it and thereafter made sure to get my hydrafacial done whenever I was traveling. When my clinic was setup, I knew I had to introduce hydrafacial here in Nepal. Initially, keeping in mind the cost, I tried a few other machines which immediately gained popularity and with certain customization in the treatment, plan definitely served the purpose.” says Shrestha.
“However, none of them were as good as the original HydraFacial MD. I was determined to get the US-made HydraFacial MD and after a lot of challenges this was finally possible. I hope to raise the standard of treatment in Nepal making the best possible trending facilities available in the country so that people don’t need to travel abroad seeking better service,” she adds.
There are various steps in the Hydrafacial treatment and the first one is detox followed with cleansing & exfoliation, brightening agent, extraction where blackheads and impurities in congested areas are extracted. It is then followed by hydration and finally the rejuvenation where LED light is used to stimulate collagen further reducing redness and leaving the skin glowing.
“What we charge here at Absolute Aesthetics is so much lesser than what you need to pay for this if you opt to do it elsewhere”, she added highlighting the fact how they have tried to offer the world-class service in the most affordable price possible. Hydrafacial is an investment and the results are amazing. It is not a necessity for everyone, but those who choose to do it, can definitely feel the difference. I myself have been doing it for a long time now and the results are very apparent, you see it straight away. There is no need to do it every single month; people can opt for whenever they feel the need. But if done once a month, the results are remarkable and clearly visible,” reveals Shrestha.
Q&A regarding HydraFacial MD
The person should not have done other aesthetic procedures recently and there should be no active lesions like cold sores or other infections.
How much time does it take to get the hydrafacial treatment?
It depends on the type of treatment he\she is opting for according to their skin concerns but usually takes 30 minutes to one hour.
Is it painful?
No, it is not painful at all.
What areas can be treated with HydraFacial MD besides our face and what are the benefits it provides to those particular areas?
Keravive is the new additional feature for proper scalp care and treatment; it helps thorough cleansing and provides an additional booster that help with dandruff, hair fall and results in healthier hair growth. They have even added body tips for exfoliation, extraction and hydration of any required part of the body as well.
What can a person expect from this treatment?
HydraFacial addresses all skincare needs- fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, firmness, even tone, vibrancy, skin texture, brown spots, oily congested skin and enlarged pores.
Can it be treated along with Botox and Fillers?
Yes, it can be done in the same setting if it is done before Botox and fillers because usually any procedure is avoided for a minimum of two weeks after Botox and fillers.
Who is not an ideal candidate for HydraFacial MD?
Pregnant women are not ideal candidates. However a few steps can be manipulated and it still can be done.
Skincare tips by Dr. Shrujana Shrestha
One secret that you have learned over the years in skincare and that actually shows results.
Monthly use of the right chemical peel makes a huge difference that too with hydrafacial is a game changer.
Are serums necessary in our skincare routine?
It is advised to incorporate serums in our daily skincare routine. Vitamins should go into our skin too.
What can we do to keep our skin healthy?
Wear a sunscreen 365 days a year- indoors or outdoors, hydrate inside out, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
How often should one see a dermatologist?
Visit your dermatologist at least once a year for a thorough skin screening and get a professional treatment to deeply cleanse, extract and hydrate your skin monthly or quarterly depending on your skin needs.