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HydraFacial MD is Probably Not What You Think – It’s Better

I’m not one to typically get a facial done professionally. I have an endless amount of products at home, including an at-home microdermabrasion system and wield my pore extraction tool with the precision of a ninja. So, when I was presented with the opportunity to try HydraFacial MD I was interested, but slightly skeptical.

For my treatment, I went to Euphoria Spa in Manhattan. After laying on the treatment table, my esthetician, Stephanie, gently cleansed my skin with a cleansing oil and what felt like a warm moist piece of cheese cloth. She then covered my eyes proceeded to inspect my skin under bright lamp to identify any areas that were in need of additional focus, areas of sensitivity, etc.

She then turned on the HydraFacial MD machine. The machine has four different cylinders that each contain a solution that is applied to the skin during the treatment. Given that the treatment uses a machine, I expected there to be more physical manipulation of the skin, but it turns out that the solutions applied during the treatment, do the majority of the heavy lifting. As each solution was deposited onto my skin using a treatment wand, Stephanie gently spread it out on my skin and also used the wand in some areas to vacuum up some of the excess solution and presumably dead skin cells, dirt, excess oil, etc.

During the first pass of the treatment wand, an Alpha Hydroxy solution was applied. It was followed by a solution that was a combination of Glycolic and Salicylic acids. During the third pass, Stephanie applied a Beta peel solution which stung a bit (to be expected), but was quickly neutralized with the antioxidant solution that was applied next.

Following the “wet” part of the facial, Stephanie used blue light therapy (for acne-prone skin) to my t-zone. She then finished with a red light therapy all over my face (collagen-boosting and also good for calming skin) to help facilitate my skin become more firm, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, over time.

After the treatment, my skin felt smoother than ever and was positively glowing. I also noticed that the areas of my face with mild hyperpigmentation were significantly improved. The best part? The entire treatment took 30 minutes and there was no downtime.



Disclaimer: We received a complimentary treatment for editorial consideration. These are our true thoughts and opinions. Ageist Beauty was not paid for this review.


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By day, I am a busy marketing executive, mother of a 9 year-old daughter, and wife. At night, I put on my cool black eyeglasses, Stila Fiery long-wearing lipstick and become Ageist Beauty, a makeup, skincare and anti-aging product-obsessed beauty blogger with a particular passion for minimizing the pores of women across the globe.

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