Frequently Asked Questions
What does HydraFacial MD ™ treat?
The HydraFacial ™ is an excellent preliminary treatment to begin addressing fine lines, wrinkles, skin elasticity, brown spots, acne, oily or congested skin and large pores. Antioxidant serums and hyaluronic acid are infused into the skin delivering a bright and smooth complexion, providing both immediate results and long-term benefits with no downtime or irritation.
How quickly will I see results?
Results are noticeable after the very first treatment. A reduction in comedones, milia and dead skin are the most obvious improvements. To address specific skin concerns, a treatment plan is recommended and can be suggested by one of our Skin Specialists. We offer treatment packages for 4 and 6 treatments, as well as Deluxe and Platinum treatments for specific skin concerns.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime associated with a HydraFacial ™. Even the most sensitive skin is suitable for this treatment. Individuals with sensitive skin may experience some redness for 2-4 hours post treatment. Other contraindications apply.
What areas can be treated?
The HydraFacial ™ can be used to treat the face and body. With the full-face treatment, add-on treatment options are available for back, arms, hands, neck & decollate.
Top Performing Ingredients
Algae is rich in hydrating antioxidants that will leave skin feeling soft, smooth, and radiant. Algae also helps detoxify and replenish the skin with essential vitamins and minerals.
Arnica Flower Extract
Known for its calming properties, Arnica Flower is beneficial for dry, irritated skin. With ingredients such as flavonoids, stressed out skin is soothed and renewed.
Horse Chestnut Seed Extract
Research has shown that Horse Chestnut Seed Extract is one of the most potent antioxidants. It helps to protect skin and is considered to be an anti-solar agent when combined with a sunscreen, based on its ability to absorb light.
Salicylic Acid belongs to the beta-hydroxy family and acts as an exfoliating agent, sloughing away dead skin cells. This is extremely effective when targeting oily and congested skin because it helps reduce the build-up of dirt and sebum within the pores.
Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps to hydrate and plump the skin. LMW Hyaluronic Acid is able to keep skin hydrated longer while significantly decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Lymphatic Drainage with HydraFacial™
An integral part of the body is the Lymphatic Drainage System. When functioning optimally, it is responsible for filtering our blood from toxins, bacteria, and viruses. It is imperative we keep this defense mechanism operating well for a healthy immune system and our general wellbeing. At MVL, we provide this treatment as part of our Platinum HydraFacial™ services.
What are Lymph Nodes?
Lymph nodes are small glands throughout the body which carry fluid, nutrients, and body waste from the body tissue and the blood stream. Lymph nodes are an integral part of the body’s immune system. The nodes filter fluid as it goes through the body- trapping bacteria, viruses, and foreign materials. The trapped material is then destroyed by lymphocytes.
Why do the Lymph Nodes swell?
As trapped bacteria, viruses, and foreign materials are collected, cells called lymphocytes are released into the nodes to destroy the foreign material, naturally causing lymph nodes to swell.
What is Lymphatic drainage?
Lymphatic Drainage is a process by which Lymph nodes are manually drained. Manual draining moves fluid along preventing clogging, so that toxins can be excreted via your body’s natural metabolic system.
What is the HydraFacial™ Lymphatic drainage treatment? What are aesthetic benefits?
The HydraFacial™ device uses high pressure suction applied in a specialized directional method to manually massage and drain lymph nodes. Lymphatic Drainage with HydraFacial™ can improve circulation, detoxify, tone and firm skin.
The Hydrafacial has 3 different levels of treatment:
30min Signature Hydrafacial - $175 single
45min Deluxe Hydrafacial - $225-$250 single*
60min Platinum Hydrafacial - $300 single
* Deluxe prices depend on which skincare booster you choose.
We also offer packages of 4, 6 and 12 treatments. Click the button to see more.