HydraFacial combines cleaning, extracting, and depositing serums into the skin for an effective exfoliating treatment that also nourishes and hydrates. Sometimes referred to as “hydradermabrasion,” this treatment uses a vacuum-like machine to suck up dead skin and extract clogged pores.

Hydrafacial Overview - Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny

avg. recovery
0 weeks
Mechanical Abrasion
$150 - $300

About the Procedure

Last Updated: 07.27.2021

While a Hydrafacial is a customizable treatment that cleanses and purifies the skin like most facials, such as the SilkPeel or JetPeel facial, it is also known for its beneficial exfoliating properties. Due to its level of exfoliating effectiveness, Hydrafacials have been deemed a form of "hydradermabrasion", comparable to the traditional crystal or diamond tip microdermabrasion procedures. The first step in a Hydrafacial is using the vortex cleansing and hydra-peel exfoliation which gently cleanses the skin and effectively exfoliates the stratum corneum layer removing dead skin cells and sebum. This allows the skin to reflect more light and appear brighter/healthier. The second stop involves using a non irritating effective mix of both salicylic acid and glycolic acids to help loosen deep pore debris and dirt, which may help prevent the formation of the pustules involved in acne. The third step uses painless vortex extraction providing strong vacuum suction to automatically remove blackheads and other impurities. The fourth step applies vortex fusion delivering a pro antioxident formula with potent peptides and hyaluronic acid into the skin. This step provides detoxification, rejuvenation, and restoration.

The goal of a Hydrafacial is to improve the appearance of the skin giving patients younger, more rejuvenated looking skin.

Recovery Notes

No recovery time is associated with a Hydrafacial treatment. Some patients experience redness and tightness for up to an hour after the procedure however this should not impede normal activity.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for Hydrafacial has fine lines, minor skin discolorations, and is looking to rejuvenate the skin. Most people are candidates for HydraFacial as it is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment.

Not Recommended For

Hydrafacial is not recommended for candidates who are looking to treat more severe skin issues such as scarring. Hydrafacial is not recommended for candidates who are currently taking Accutane.

Side Effects

Side effects from Hydrafacial may include temporary redness and tightness in the treated area.


  • gentle
  • effective
  • sensitive skin
  • all skin tones
  • all skin types
  • noninvasive,


  • severe skin issues
  • not for acne scarring
  • not for deep scaring
  • not for stretchmarks

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