HydraFacial® Could be Your New Favorite Exfoliation Treatment

By: Dr. Jerry Chidester


Regular exfoliation is one of the most important things you can do for your complexion. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, improves circulation, and enhances the absorption of skin care products. If you are looking for a new exfoliation treatment, consider an innovative HydraFacial at The Plastics Clinic.

HydraFacials produce radiant skin using patented technology. Best of all, the process is short and requires no downtime, making it a convenient option for busy people. Below, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester explains everything you need to know about HydraFacials in South Jordan, UT, including what to expect during treatment.

Why is exfoliation important?

Exfoliation involves removing dead or damaged cells from the surface of the skin. It can be accomplished in a number of ways, including manual scrubs found in your local drugstore.

Almost anyone can benefit from some form of exfoliation treatment. Exfoliation is important because it encourages natural cell turnover, which leads to healthy, youthful skin. It unclogs pores, improves circulation, and even helps skin care products work better by allowing them to penetrate the tissue more deeply.

Not all forms of exfoliation are good for you, however. Some products actually damage the tissue and cause problems like redness and irritation. A HydraFacial uses a medical-grade device that is much gentler and beneficial for all skin types.

How does Dr. Chidester perform a HydraFacial?

HydraFacials are a multi-step process that cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the skin. The Plastics Clinic begins the process with a consultation to discuss your problem areas and develop a custom treatment plan in South Jordan, UT. Dr. Chidester can make recommendations about what kind of products can be used to achieve your goals.

Treatment generally starts with a cleansing and exfoliation of your skin. The HydraFacial device uses a combination of suction and gentle abrasion to remove dead skin cells and debris from the pores. This process is nonirritating and actually considered quite relaxing. The final step involves hydration and sun protection. Our team may apply a soothing mask and SPF to maintain your results.

What about downtime and recovery after a HydraFacial?

HydraFacials are a great option for busy people because there is no downtime or recovery required. Patients at The Plastics Clinic can return to work or other activities almost immediately after their appointment. You can even wear makeup.

Some patients do experience mild redness or sensitivity following their HydraFacial, but this usually subsides within a few hours. Dr. Chidester can provide recommendations for post-procedure care to help ensure optimal results.

Your HydraFacial results

Most patients see an immediate improvement in the appearance of their skin following their HydraFacial, with full outcomes showing in 3 – 7 days. Skin also feels softer and smoother due to the exfoliation. Results are long-lasting, but you may need to schedule additional treatments to maintain your refreshed outcomes. We typically recommend HydraFacials every 4 – 6 weeks.

Regular sessions with our team produce the following benefits:

  • Smaller pores
  • Smoother skin texture
  • Fewer wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduced sun damage
  • Hydrated, plump skin

See what HydraFacials can do for your skin

Exfoliation is an essential part of any skin care routine. If you want beautiful skin without any downtime, a HydraFacial may be a good addition to your regimen. For more information about HydraFacials in South Jordan, UT, contact The Plastics Clinic for a consultation with Dr. Jerry Chidester. Our team develops personalized plans that help meet the unique needs of each patient.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.