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HydraFacial MD® in Charleston, SC

Have you been considering dermabrasion to help restore a youthful glow to your face? Afraid the process may be too irritating? HydraFacial MD® may be just what you’re looking for! Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse of Port City Plastic Surgery is happy to offer HydraFacial MD® to residents in Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.

What is HydraFacial MD®?

HydraFacial MD® is a newer iteration of the familiar, typically more skin-irritating microdermabrasion treatments of recent years. The treatment consists of three steps; cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. It’s a water-based treatment, designed to rejuvenate your skin, leaving it with a hydrated, healthy and more youthful appearance.

How Much Does HydraFacial MD® Cost in Charleston?

The cost of your HydraFacial MD® can vary, depending on your unique needs, and the details will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation. This type of procedure is considered cosmetic and not usually covered by insurance, so we offer financing to assist our patients in covering the cost. We also accept payments by cash, check, and major credit cards.

Benefits of HydraFacial MD®

There are numerous benefits to a HydraFacial MD® treatment, including not just improved skin appearance, but actual improved skin health. Your skin is cleansed, dead skin cells are removed, and impurities are extracted from the pores, all done with an exfoliation method based on just water.

Other benefits include:

  • Non-invasive, non-abrasive treatment
  • No downtime
  • Immediate visible results
  • No skin irritation or dryness
  • Deep hydration of the skin
  • Diminished look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Reduces the effects of sun damage
  • Increases skin firmness and elasticity
  • Smoother skin texture
  • Brighter, more radiant look to the skin

Who is the Ideal Candidate for HydraFacial MD®?

If you’re a healthy adult who wants to improve the tone, texture and appearance of your skin without the irritating abrasiveness associated with many dermabrasion procedures, you’re likely a great candidate for HydraFacial MD® treatment. The treatment works on every skin type, including sensitive skin.

What Should I Do Before HydraFacial MD®?

Depending on your unique circumstances, you may be given specific instructions to follow prior to your HydraFacial MD® treatment. In most cases, it’s recommended to stop using Retin-A in any form as well as any alpha-hydroxy acids at least three days before the treatment. You should also discontinue any acne medicines, sun tanning creams or sprays and avoid waxing, shaving or using depilatories.

How Long Does It Take to Perform HydraFacial MD®?

The treatment only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.

What to Expect After HydraFacial MD®?

You can expect smoother, younger looking skin and smaller pores, free from impurities. After the treatment, you can immediately return to work, home or shopping and resume all your regular activities.

Will I Have Scars After HydraFacial MD®?

None at all. The HydraFacial MD® treatment is non-invasive, non-abrasive, non-laser and non-irritating.

When Will I See Results from HydraFacial MD®?

Most patients are able to see dramatic improvements in the appearance of their skin immediately following the treatment.

What Are Possible Complications of HydraFacial MD®?

A few reports have been made of some tightness and brief periods of redness immediately following the treatment, but overall, any risk or side effect is extremely minimal and highly unlikely.

How Long Will the Results of HydraFacial MD® Last?

There are many variables that determine how long treatment results will last for each individual, so it tends to vary from person to person. Generally speaking, results can last from about a week or longer, depending on your own unique starting point.

If you have any questions about HydraFacial MD® or any other services we offer, contact our office to set up a consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery proudly serves men and women located in Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and neighboring areas in South Carolina.