The Best Kind Of Facial To Help With Uneven Skin Texture

Most people think of acne treatment or wrinkle prevention when skincare comes up. But, uneven skin texture is an issue that tons of people experience. Dr. Harshna Bijlani, the medical director at The AgeLess Clinic, explained to Vogue that characteristics of uneven skin texture include "dry or coarse feeling skin, patchiness, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged open pores and scars left behind post acne." These problems can appear for several reasons.

Bijlani attributes them primarily to dead-skin cell build-up, pollution, and UVB exposure. Another common factor that Vogue mentions is acne scarring. Skin texture is not something you can easily cover up with makeup or fix on your own overnight. However, there are a number of methods for smoothing out your skin's surface. If you're looking for something less intensive, there are quite a few at-home skincare options to add to your routine. But if you are looking for a deeper treatment, Camille Styles recommends a hydrodermabrasion facial.

What is a hyrdodermabrasion facial?

Even if you don't think you recognize "hydrodermabrasion," you might have already heard of it. This is because the treatment can go by a couple of other names. Another term used for this facial is "hydro microdermabrasion," says Spotlight on Skincare. You also might have heard it called a "HydroFacial." This name refers to an extremely popular company known as HydraFacial, which specializes in hydrodermabrasion treatments.

Whatever you call it, it will usually involve the same three steps. According to Everyday Health, it begins with your facialist exfoliating the surface of your skin. They will then move on to extracting and hydrating. During this step, Spotlight on Skincare explains that they'll use an electronic device to suck away pore-clogging substances and dead skin cells while simultaneously treating the skin with hydrating ingredients. The specialist will usually end the facial by applying serums targeting your skin's problem areas, says Everyday Health.

What hydrodermabrasion facials do to your skin

A hydrodermabrasion facial can be a great option if you're looking to refresh your skin texture. A study published by the Journal of Dermatological Treatment found that when female test subjects combined hydrodermabrasion with antioxidant serum weekly for a month and a half, various factors of their skin texture showed a 32% improvement. One of the most convenient things about this facial is that it is fast acting and won't leave your skin red and inflamed. Board-certified dermatopathologist Dr. Gretchen Frieling tells Elle, "the treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating, and immediately effective."

Even if you have highly sensitive skin, Elle notes that the hydradermabrasion will likely leave you glowing. However, if your skin has any active wounds or rashes, you should hold off on getting the treatment until your skin is healed, says Elle. In addition, Aesthetician Sarah Akram tells Everyday Health that her team would "recommend you stop using prescription creams for a few days before the treatment to avoid irritation."