Add Hydrogen-Oxygen Facials to Your Skincare Repertoire
An increasingly popular skincare option is the hydrogen-oxygen facial. This skincare technique uses innovative technology to treat multiple skin issues. At HICI Go, skin care professionals can register for beauty and wellness courses to increase their knowledge of approaches like hydrogen-oxygen facials. We help professionals learn skincare techniques so they can offer new services. Here, we explore the benefits of the hydrogen-oxygen facial and explain why you should consider adding it to your skills.
What Are Hydrogen-Oxygen Facials?
The hydrogen-oxygen facial is a noninvasive skin care treatment designed to deliver more enhanced results than a regular facial. Its name comes from the technology used in the treatment, which features exfoliating and suctioning components to eliminate dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. It also involves adding hydrating serums to the skin.
Hydrogen-oxygen facials are sometimes referred to as hydradermabrasion. Unlike typical dermabrasion, hydrogen-oxygen facials take a gentler approach, sucking impurities out of pores and simultaneously adding serums to moisturize, protect, and brighten the skin.
What Happens During a Hydrogen-Oxygen Facial?
Before a hydrogen-oxygen facial, the facialist will talk with the client to understand their concerns and skincare routine. They’ll conduct a physical examination to spot any issues with the skin. Finally, they’ll detail the treatment process and provide time for the client to ask questions.
Only licensed skincare professionals can perform hydrogen-oxygen facials. These facialists must use a medical-grade device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The standard approach involves three steps, including:
Cleanse/Purification and Peel
The tip of the device features a spiral design and uses vortex technology to open pores and exfoliate dead skin cells and other buildup. Then, with a mix of glycolic and salicylic acid, the facialist applies a gentle chemical peel deep into the pores to resurface the skin.
Extract and Hydrate
The esthetician attaches a vacuum-like nozzle to the device to clean out debris from pores. This attachment is more powerful than manual extraction methods. Then, moisturizers are applied to nourish the skin.
Infuse and Protect
Using a pen-like attachment, the facialist applies a moisturizing, antioxidant serum. That is where hydrogen-oxygen facials become personalized. The serum will include substances that respond to the client’s unique concerns, whether it’s brightening the skin or reducing fine lines. The serum hydrates the skin, holds moisture, and enhances elasticity.
Hydrogen-oxygen facials don’t require downtime; clients can resume their regular schedules right away. However, they’re encouraged to avoid other exfoliating treatments for several days. How often a person should undergo hydrogen-oxygen facials to experience the best results depends on their skin type. The standard is once a month, but some healthcare providers and estheticians recommend it every two weeks.
What Are the Benefits of Hydrogen-Oxygen Facials?
Hydrogen-oxygen facials offer many advantages, making them a great addition to your spa or clinic. Reasons to add this skincare treatment to your services include:
- Compatible with most skin types, including clients with rosacea and sensitive skin
- Easy to customize to the unique concerns of different clients
- Takes less than one hour to complete in most cases, allowing clients to resume their normal activities on the same day as their treatment
Clients love how hydrogen-oxygen facials boost the plumpness and radiance of the skin, delivering a more youthful appearance. The technique also eliminates blemishes like blackheads and acne scars. It not only improves skin texture and tone but often delivers anti-aging results by smoothing fine lines and reversing the effects of sun damage.
What Are Possible Reactions Associated With the Treatment?
Hydrogen-oxygen facials are generally safe treatments. Most people don’t experience pain, but there are some situations where hydrogen-oxygen facials should be avoided, including:
- When having an active rash, sunburn, or rosacea flare
- When pregnant
- If allergic to any ingredients in the chemical peels or serums
Learn More About Hydrogen-Oxygen Facials at HICI Go
Meet the growing expectations of your clients by becoming licensed to perform hydrogen-oxygen facials at your spa or clinic. Skincare professionals can find numerous courses at HICI Go to increase their knowledge of techniques like hydrogen-oxygen facials and others. We offer live, in-person courses at partner institutions in Florida and other states, as well as live webinars and online courses that individuals can complete at their own pace.
HICI Go regularly updates the catalog of courses, so skincare professionals are encouraged to check back and discover new listings. Contact us today for more information.