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How a HydraFacial® Differs From a Regular Facial

Dr. Norman Gonzales, HydraFacial, Epitome Medical Aesthetics LLC,Dr. Norman Gonzales

Men and women have relied on facial treatments to improve the appearance of their skin since the 16th century. In the early years of facials, science was largely absent in the quest to achieve more radiant and youthful skin, and many products even contained dangerous ingredients, like lead. A lot has changed in skincare over the centuries, especially as advancements in technology have brought us safer and more innovative ways to rejuvenate our bodies.

In recent years, the tried-and-true approach to traditional facials involves cleansing, steaming, massage, and nourishing facial masks and moisturizers. Not only do these aesthetic treatments nourish your skin cells and encourage blood flow, but they also create a relaxing experience for you as well.

At Epitome Medical Aesthetics LLC, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dr. Norman Gonzales takes traditional facials to the next level with the latest technology: HydraFacial®.

More than a regular facial

During a traditional facial, your provider analyzes your skin type, cleanses it, and steams it. In some cases, they might also massage your face before applying a mask designed for your specific skin type. After removing your mask, they apply moisturisers to hydrate and nourish your skin.

A HydraFacial adds the proven results of microdermabrasion to the nourishing benefits of a traditional facial. This innovative approach to skincare uses hydradermabrasion to gently extract impurities from your face while removing dead skin cells from its surface. At the same time, HydraFacial’s patented technology infuses your skin with cleansing, moisturizing, and hydrating serums that provide immediate results. These specialized serums include:

HydraFacial treatments are safe for all skin types. They’re also gentle enough for the most sensitive skin, even if it’s thin or aging.

More radiant skin after a single treatment

Despite the exfoliating power of a HydraFacial treatment, this gentle, non-laser approach provides improved skin immediately without any discomfort, redness, or downtime. Dr. Gonzalez can also customize your HydraFacial therapy to address a wide range of skin issues that include:

HydraFacial treatments with Dr. Gonzalez take approximately 30 minutes. As you relax during your appointment, you can expect to experience the calming sensation of a cool paintbrush on your skin as the handheld HydraFacial applicator moves slowly across your face.

Following your HydraFacial session, you can reapply makeup and resume regular activities immediately. Most men and women see visible results and more radiant skin instantly. These benefits can last a week or longer.


To help you achieve the best results, Dr. Gonzalez works closely with you to identify your goals and develops the best HydraFacial strategy to help you reach them. In most cases, he recommends regular HydraFacial treatments to help you achieve and maintain optimal results.

For more information on how a HydraFacial can improve your skin and restore your radiant appearance, call Epitome Medical Aesthetics or schedule an appointment online today.

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