What to expect with my hydro-microdermabrasion treatment?

Your treatment will commence with a comprehensive consultation to determine the optimum treatment for your skin. At Chi, we pride ourselves on taking the time to work one on one with all our clients, to help you understand every step of the way. Personal expectations, pre-treatment requirements, treatment programme and post-treatment routines are all extensively covered. Once your fully qualified and highly experienced Chi skin therapist assesses your check list, an in-depth skin analysis using the latest technology is performed to identify the specifics of your skins condition. This will provide your therapist with all the information they need to accurately design a treatment plan perfectly suited to you.

After your skin is cleansed, you will begin to relax and enjoy hot towel compresses used to warm and soften your skin. Depending on your therapist’s recommendation, they will perform either a singular Hydro Chi solution, using a diamond tip for more intensive treatments, or a combination of solutions using perspex tips for more delicate skins. The Hydro Chi solutions are then infused via the appropriate hand piece which is thoroughly enjoyable and at the same time deeply cleansing. Each of the solutions contain specific botanicals used to heal and clarify whilst stimulating the senses. The sensation is similar to that of microdermabrasion, however, with the constant infusion of water to hydrate, detoxify and revitalise your skin. Once the entire area is treated you will continue to relax under the calming LED lamp which stimulates collagen, calms the skin and targets your specific needs. Your skin will feel wonderfully warm, clean and hydrated for the remainder of the day, with lasting results.

What is hydro-microdermabrasion?

Hydro-microdermabrasion is a process that uses water instead of crystals used in traditional dermabrasion to buff away the top layer of skin and reveal newer, younger-looking skin underneath. Hydro-microdermabrasion is the latest innovation in skin care technology, and it has been increasing in popularity since it was developed. Suitable for all skin types, hydro-microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of ageing skin, blemished skin, dull or discoloured skin, and skin with certain other problems such as acne, acne scars or fine lines.

Clients notice a visible difference in their skin immediately following the hydro-microdermabrasion treatment, with the skin feeling soft and hydrated. Clients can expect to see a little pink on their skin, but this colouring subsides quickly. The procedure is relaxing and gentle and clients do not feel any discomfort. Treatments typically take about half an hour. If you find that you can’t exfoliate well because your skin is too sensitive, hydro-microdermabrasion could be the perfect solution to unlock healthier-looking skin.

Clients may choose to receive just one treatment or engage in a series of sessions to achieve optimal results. A single session will rejuvenate the skin and provide noticeable results; multiple sessions will eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is effective and safe for the face, neck, chest, and hands.

How does hydro-microdermabrasion work?

Hydro-microdermabrasion utilises water jets to break up the outer layer of skin. The water can be saline, distilled water, or water infused with vitamins and minerals. The diamond-tipped wand used in this treatment gently exfoliates the skin through suction as water is delivered to the skin via a special nozzle attached to the hydro-microdermabrasion machine. The wand then infuses the skin with a botanical serum enriched solution.

Hydro-microdermabrasion offers benefits over conventional microdermabrasion. The results last longer, and because of the significant hydrating effect the treatment has on skin, there is less swelling and redness afterwards. That’s what makes this treatment such a great option – particularly right before an important event, such as a wedding, where you want to look and feel your best. Hydro-microdermabrasion can remove years of built-up skin, resulting in a much smoother, softer texture. Another benefit is the reduction of whiteheads and blackheads and an improvement in how well the skin absorbs skin care products, making those management options more effective.

To keep your skin healthy and maximise the results of your treatment, be sure to baby your skin after the procedure by avoiding excess sun exposure. It’s best to avoid being in the sun, but if you must, wear a strong sunscreen as well as sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.

Be sure to discuss hydro-microdermabrasion with your Chi skin therapist before you have this treatment done. Some individuals are not good candidates for it, such as those who have been treated with certain medications for acne during the past year and those with active skin infections. During your free consultation these are areas we can discuss. If you have a history of problems with your skin healing properly, this treatment is not suitable for you. If the procedure is a fit for your skin, you will enjoy a very safe, effective treatment that can provide beautiful and lasting results.