What Is a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is one of the best skin rejuvenation treatments that people can take advantage of nowadays. This type of treatment is non-invasive, powerful and can get rid of your dead skin cells, then moisturize the skin by using special serums. The procedure is completed in three stages. The first stage uses a vortex-like wand against your skin to help clear away dirt and oil from deep in your pores. They also use a peel to help exfoliate and resurface your skin. The second stage sees a vacuum-like attachment on the wand to help extract debris from your pores while the third stage sees a pen-like attachment to apply a moisturizing serum with antioxidants.

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HydraFacial | A woman in the middle of her facial treatment.

What Areas Can a HydraFacial Treat?

Although the name HydraFacial implies that this is exclusively a facial treatment and it is most frequently performed on the face, this treatment can be used on almost any body part. In addition to the face, the hands and neck are popular treatment areas, as they are often the first to show signs of aging. HydraFacials can even be used to treat acne or scars throughout the body,. While HydraFacials can be used on all skin types but you should avoid a HydraFacial if you have an active rash, sunburn, or moderate to severe acne or rosacea.

HydraFacial | A hand holding the HydraFacial machine.

What Are the Benefits of a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is said to help improve overall skin texture, tone, and appearance. This is due to the deep exfoliation that cleans your pores, removing debris and allowing for better penetration of face serums tailored to your skin type. HydraFacials can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, oily skin, enlarged pores, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, and other signs of ageing. The HydraFacial is very gentle on the skin, even though exfoliation and extraction are both involved in the process. In the end, the skin will be radiant and smooth. The process is painless and short, some would even say relaxing, and there is no downtime required.

HydraFacial | A woman receiving a facial.

What Are the Side Effects of a HydraFacial?

Most people who go through HydraFacials will have little to no side effects. Some individuals might experience redness, but this mild and only lasts for about 30 minutes or less. This is usually the only side effect that patients will experience although in some very rare situations, patients may experience an allergic reaction to the products used during the treatment. However, the team at the clinic will ask you about any known allergies or sensitivities to prior to the treatment.

HydraFacial Overview


60 minutes

Session Price




Lasting Effects

1-3 months



Side Effects

Sun sensitivity, redness


How often should I get this treatment?

HydraFacials can be done every month, but it is dependent on your skin type and skin sensitivity.

How long will the treatment and results last?

All HydraFacial sessions taking about 60 minutes and the results should be noticeable for approximately two months.

Should I get a regular facial or HydraFacial?

Although regular facials are beneficial, HydraFacials are their advanced versions. Therefore, they will be much better in comparison. HydraFacials cleanse the skin deeply and hydrate it properly, so they are a better alternative for everyone looking for skin improvements.

What should you not do after a HydraFacial?

Do not wax or use depilatories for at least 48 hours after the treatment. Don't use any medium or deep chemical peels or laser treatments for at least two weeks after your facial treatment. Don't use any exfoliating treatments, like glycolic acid or enzymes, for at least 48 hours after the treatment.

Will the procedure be painful?

HydraFacial treatments are non-invasive and very gentle for the skin. Thus, people will feel no pain or discomfort during them. A small vacuum will work on their skin but the process is painfree.