Learn How to Do a HydraFacial
Regular facials can help clients feel confident in their skin. Many spas and salons offer several types of facials to treat different skin issues or concerns. One innovative skincare option is HydraFacial, a patented technology that can treat a range of skin types. HydraFacial’s unique three-step process cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the face.
HICI Go is an online center that hosts a diverse catalog of health and beauty courses online for people anywhere in the U.S. With massage courses available online and in person at our partnering institutions in Florida and other states, you can access the instruction you need to grow your skills for personal use or to expand your opportunities in the industry.
How a HydraFacial Works
Providers must have a special certification to market themselves as offering HydraFacials. Estheticians use a medical-grade device to administer the HydraFacial in three steps.
The first step is a cleansing and resurfacing treatment. The esthetician uses a serum to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, then applies a mixture of glycolic and salicylic acid. These acids are less harsh than a typical chemical peel, so the client is less likely to have scaly, irritated skin afterward.
The second step is to clear and hydrate the pores. First, the esthetician uses the HydraFacial device to apply gentle, painless suction over the surface of the client’s face. This clears out the pores, which are then nourished with a moisturizing serum.
The final step of a HydraFacial is to protect the skin with a proprietary mix of antioxidants and peptides. The client can also purchase HydraFacial’s proprietary solutions to maintain their skin at home.
A HydraFacial session typically takes less than an hour. Unlike harsher resurfacing treatments, there is little to no downtime afterward. Most clients can resume their normal activities right away, although it is best to avoid additional exfoliating treatments for a few days. While each person is different, these facial treatments can typically be repeated every two to four weeks.
What Are the Benefits of a HydraFacial?
HydraFacials have become increasingly popular in recent years, and many professionals are getting instruction in this technique in esthetician programs. The benefits of a HydraFacial include:
- Non-invasive: HydraFacials are gentler on the skin than traditional chemical peels or resurfacing, which can leave the skin red and irritated for days or even weeks.
- Versatile: HydraFacials are safe for both adolescents and adults.
- Immediate results: Many clients find that a HydraFacial delivers smoother, rejuvenated skin without irritation.
Skincare Continuing Education
While state licensing requirements vary by state, most professional estheticians will need to complete continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their certifications each year. Through HICI Go, you can learn cutting-edge skincare techniques to expand your menu of spa or salon services. HICI Go offers courses in three formats:
- Scheduled live webinars
- Video courses online anytime
- Live in-person courses at our nationally accredited partner schools: Cortiva Institute and Hollywood Institute
All courses are taught by industry professionals and experienced instructors. While the course content is designed for estheticians seeking continuing education, registration is open to any non-professionals who just want to learn more about health and beauty.
Learn New Skincare Techniques With HICI Go
Ready to add HydraFacial technology to your suite of spa services? Build your skill set with a HICI Go course. As a dedicated online center for continuing education in the health and beauty space, HICI Go offers a wide range of courses in facial treatments and technology. In addition to skincare courses online, you can register for courses in:
We offer live and pre-recorded online courses, as well as in-person instruction in Florida, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Our courses are available to esthetics students, licensed professionals, and casual learners alike. For more information about our skincare courses, contact us today.