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Michael C. Fasching, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


HydraFacial – Advanced Skin Care at Dr. Fasching’s Office

Specialist Sandra Holm, RN Serving Patients in Minneapolis and St. Paul

The HydraFacial has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. From celebrities in Beverly Hills to moms in Kansas City, over 2 million Americans saw the benefits of this treatment last year. That amounts to a HydraFacial every 15 seconds somewhere in the country. It has eclipsed even Botox injections in ubiquity.

 This breakthrough in aesthetic technology removes dead skin cells and impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing ingredients. The HydraFacial procedure is non-surgical, non-invasive and offers immediate results — with no discomfort or downtime!

Treatments use a series of HydroPeel tips, which have peeling edges to exfoliate the skin and achieve the best results. By utilizing a gentler approach than traditional dermabrasion, which blast the skin with grit, the HydraFacial delivers deep moisturization by pushing in actives to plump, protect and brighten your skin. All while simultaneously vacuuming out your pores.

The patent protected spiralized tips use “vortex technology” to clean and purify skin while deeply healing. Going even beyond the standard three steps, this procedure is infinitely customizable. By adding on targeted boosters which work to combat your specific skin concerns, the HydraFacial can knock out brown spots or even unwanted lines. The design of the tips allows our HydraFacial specialist, Sandra Holm, RN to remove impurities and hydrates the skin with antioxidants.

For more information about HydraFacial treatment, call for a consultation today (763) 577-7500 or contact us.

What to Expect During Your HydraFacial Appointment

Patented technology is used to cleanse your skin, extract impurities, and hydrates to improve tissue health. HydraFacial super serums include nourishing ingredients which create a radiant glow. Healthy skin is beautiful skin, so we focus on restoration, nourishment, and preventing damage. This process promotes natural skin radiance. Your skin health is important and should be simple. HydraFacial offers a non-invasive treatment to improve your appearance and replenish soft tissue.

If you choose to add-on the previously mentioned boosters, our HydraFacial specialist can uniquely target your personal priorities. Vitamin C can brighten and firm, or an infusion of growth factors can take on any fine lines. It’s up to you!

Step One: Cleansing and Exfoliating

The initial cleansing step is used to remove dead skin cells to reveal a fresh, healthy layer of cells. Sandra uses a small deplaning device which opens pores and gently removes the uppermost layer of dead skin cells and debris. Patients say it feels like having an electric toothbrush gently spinning over their skin.

You can customize this step with a choice of three glycolic-salicylic acid peels, each varying in strength. Depending on your experience and preference of peel strength, we can cater the HydraFacial to your skin-type and desired outcomes.

Step Two: Acid Peel

The peel is necessary to loosen dirt and debris from the pores. Many glycolic peels will sting your skin momentarily until it’s washed off, but not the treatment used in the second portion of your HydraFacial procedure. This acid peel is gentle enough to result in a faint tingle, but the peel does not irritate the pores.

Step Three: Extractions

An automated vortex suction is used to clean the pores. Instead of using manual extractions, Sandra uses the vortex-extraction nozzle which acts as a vacuum to remove dirt and debris that clogs skin and causes breakouts.

Unlike traditional extraction techniques, the HydraFacial is painless! This procedure is a miracle worker combining key elements of tougher treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, while maintaining a truly gentle and relaxing sensation. The combination of vortex technology, solutions of salicylic acid, anti-inflammatory Tasmanian pepper and willow bark extract suck gunk from the pores without any pressing, squeezing or irritation.

Step Four: Hydration

Improved moisturization is a significant benefit of the HydraFacial procedure. This involves infusing the tissue with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and peptides. This combination of ingredients improves skin health in varied ways.

The antioxidants help repair skin damage, while the peptides provide the essential elements for improving cell structures. Additionally, hyaluronic acid reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles by attracting moisture to the treatment area, effectively plumping and smoothing skin.

Step Five: Protection

Daily Essentials product is applied to maintain and protect the results of the HydraFacial. These serums and solutions are of the highest-quality and have been approved by the FDA and clinically demonstrated in their effectiveness to protect and hydrate your facial skin.

HydraFacial Treatment Options

Your HydraFacial procedure can be tailored to effectively and safely resolve your unique skin issues. Our protocols are designed to help ease common skin concerns, but your trained HydraFacial professional, Sandra can tailor your treatment to meet your needs with precision. Your skin is unique, and your HydraFacial should be as well.

We customize your treatment to provide the following:

  • Improved Skin Health
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Resolve the advanced signs of aging
  • Brighten dull skin
  • Target sun damaged skin and dark spots
  • Reduce excessive oil build-up
  • Appropriate for all skin types: gentle treatment can thoroughly nourish sensitive skin while cleaning and exfoliating

What a HydraFacial Targets

A HydraFacial offers results which last and that you can feel and see. With periodic sessions, you’ll experience a reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots with improved hydration.

Serums included in HydraFacial are used to target specific skin issues, improving tone, texture, and clarity over time. These issues include:

  • Whiteheads and blackheads
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brown spots and sun damage
  • Hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tones
  • Clogged Pores
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Oil-skin and acne

As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Minneapolis, Dr. Fasching offers a wealth of surgical and non-surgical facial treatments. At his offices, patients can obtain advanced skin care products, including Skinceuticals.

HydraFacial FAQs

Who is a suitable candidate?

This treatment is designed for all skin types and age groups. The HydraFacial works beautifully on teenage acne, adult pimples, hyperpigmentation and wrinkle, and for older patients who have experienced sun damage. It is gentle and calming even for patients with sensitive skin which irritates easily. Sandra recommends a custom HydraFacial treatment regimen for your unique skin type and condition.

How long are the HydraFacial treatment?

The treatment fast and efficient and can be completed in approximately thirty minutes. You will leave with improved tone and texture, without residual peeling or irritation.

Is HydraFacial Painful? How much Downtime is Necessary?

HydraFacial is completely comfortable and non-invasive, often compared to a light facial massage. There is no downtime, and many patients put makeup on directly after the process.

Can I Receive Other Procedures the Same Day?

You can! The HydraFacial is a true team player and works great in conjunction with injectables like Botox or Juvederm fillers. In one appointment you can leave refreshed and ready to take on the world!

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