HydraFacial frequently asked questions
A great facial can help anyone look and feel more beautiful, which is why Urbaniak Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer men and women across the greater Clearwater, FL area the innovative HydraFacial. This is a unique system that provides medical-grade facials to improve the tone and health of your skin by customizing your treatment. Whether you're concerned with signs of aging, clogged pores, rough skin texture, or dry spots, board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. and her experienced team at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery will determine a unique HydraFacial treatment based on your skin type that addresses your needs and concerns. At our Largo, FL office, we feature many different versions of this treatment, such as the Deluxe HydraFacial (our most popular) and a facial with brightening boosters. Schedule an appointment to get more information about this advanced system and other treatments to keep you looking healthy and young.
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive procedure in which a blade is gently moved across dry skin on the face, which removes dead skin and evens out the rough, patchy outer layer. This treatment is painless and can be performed as often as twice per month. In addition to removing the rough outer portion of the dermis, dermaplaning effectively removes unwanted vellus hairs, also known as "peach fuzz." The true purpose of this procedure is exfoliation; the hair removal is simply an added perk. This versatile procedure can be performed in tandem with a range of other services, such as HydraFacials, chemical peels, and more. If you're looking to get the most out of your HydraFacial, ask about adding dermaplaning to your treatment plan.
"Very lovely afternoon spent at this office with Teuta giving me a wonderful facial, she was professional, friendly and informative. And then Dr. Ginger, who was very impressive with her technique! It all felt tailor made to me and my skin. I have definitely found my new med spa and can’t wait to try more things. Very friendly staff, office is very clean and nice."- N.S. / Google / Jun 16, 2020
Personalize Your Facial
The HydraFacial system is designed to be effective for women and men of all ages and skin types. The process will be customized to fit your specific goals. Skin concerns that can be treated and improved by a HydraFacial include:
- Brown or sun spots
- Chronic or infrequent outbreaks of acne
- Decreased skin elasticity or firmness
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large or congested pores
- Oily skin
- Rough skin texture
- Uneven or dull skin tone
HydraFacials will be performed in our office in about 30 minutes. The process will begin with a thorough consultation to decide the best options for your facial. After your plan is developed, you may relax in a treatment room as your procedure begins. HydraFacials include three main steps: cleansing and exfoliation, pore extraction and hydration, and, finally, adding nourishment and long-lasting skin protection. These steps are customized to the needs of your skin by selecting the appropriate cleansers, level of exfoliation, moisturizers, serums, and other products. Your HydraFacial can be customized further with another complementary facial treatment available at our office, such as dermaplaning. You could also further enhance your facial by selecting our Deluxe HydraFacial, which is a four-step treatment that includes glycolic and salicylic acid to extract and decongest the pores and ends with an infusion of antioxidants and peptides to address a variety of skin concerns. You could also add brightening boosters to your treatment for ultra radiance.
What to Expect with HydraFacial®
If needed, you can reapply makeup following your HydraFacial treatment to cover redness before you get back to your day. You will likely notice improvements to your skin right after your procedure with full results developing over the course of several days. To maintain the improvements in your complexion, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak recommends patients to receive these treatments once a month. During your consultation, we can help you schedule future treatments and discuss a home skin care routine to nourish your skin in between HydraFacial sessions.
HydraFacial Ideal Candidates
How much does a HydraFacial cost?
The cost for your treatment will depend on your specific treatment plan, as well as any add-ons, like brightening boosters, or if you'd like to receive our Deluxe HydraFacial. We will be able to discuss your costs once your session has been planned. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery is proud to offer patients the chance to join our Diamond Membership program, which offers members exclusive deals and discounts on our most popular nonsurgical procedures, skin care products, and more. Joining the Diamond Membership provides patients with 20% off HydraFacial treatments as well as one free HydraFacial! Ask about our membership program during your one-on-one consultation.
What are the results like?
HydraFacials are usually considered an excellent addition to include in any effective skin care routine. While regular, traditional facials accomplish what they set out to, the HydraFacial takes these benefits to the next level by cleaning out your pores and providing a deeper level of cleansing. These treatments can also help your skin look softer and brighter. Depending on your unique skin concerns, we can include additional elements to your facial to help improve upon the many different types of skin irregularities.
Can I combine this with other treatments?
Many of our patients choose to combine their HydraFacial with a range of other treatments, some of which can be performed during the very same session. This can include facial fillers, wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX), or even a laser peel for an appointment later on to further enhance your results. Combining any series of these skin rejuvenation treatments can produce stunning outcomes.
How often should I have one?
HydraFacials can be done as often as you think your skin requires the additional nourishment and improvement. Several of our patients schedule their HydraFacials a couple of months apart and supplement with additional nonsurgical skin treatments in between. During your consultation, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak can discuss with you how often you should receive a HydraFacial to maintain your results.
Is it better than a chemical or laser peel?
Any of these treatments are effective and serve different purposes. Chemical peels, laser treatments, and medical-grade facials treat a variety of skin irregularities. You can receive these treatments at different times throughout the year to achieve your fullest results. The HydraFacial, however, can be performed more often and become a more regular part of your skin care routine, whereas other treatments may require more downtime in between sessions.
Plan Your Procedure
HydraFacial Procedure Technique
With multiple facial treatments and products available on the cosmetic market today, it may seem difficult to choose which of these many options is best for your skin. The HydraFacial gives you control over the techniques used for your facial, adjusting as needed to customize your skin care. At Urbaniak Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide personalized attention to each of our valued clients. If you're ready for your next facial and you want to learn more about the HydraFacial system, contact our office in Largo, FL.