Over time, dead skin cells build up on the surface of our skin, and dirt and debris cause our pores to become clogged. A HydraFacial® can help unclog your pores, exfoliate away build-up, and deeply hydrate your skin.

The HydraFacial® is a powerful, non-invasive treatment that uses a multi-step process to brighten the skin and improve cosmetic skin concerns. Some of the most common concerns that HydraFacial® addresses are dull skin, clogged pores, skin texture, and uneven skin tone.

Generally, a HydraFacial® takes around a half-hour for one of our aestheticians to perform. The steps for a HydraFacial® are as follows: 

Cleanse + Peel  

The HydraFacial® uses a deeply penetrating cleanser to purify the skin and remove any surface oil and debris. After the cleansing, we use a combination of salicylic and glycolic acids to help exfoliate the skin. This removes the topmost layer of dull and damaged skin cells, to reveal a more glowing complexion. 

Extract + Hydrate

Patented HydraFacial® tips are used to extract build-up from the pores and vacuum away dead skin cells and other impurities. We can choose from six different tips to customize the treatment to your skin’s sensitivity. As the pores are extracted, vortex technology simultaneously hydrates the skin with deeply moisturizing serums. 

Fuse + Protect

The HydraFacial® concludes with an application of antioxidants and peptides to nourish your skin and seal in your healthy glow. There are several different boosters we can use to customize for treatment for your skin type and concerns. 

During the whole process, we will use the patented HydraFacial® applicator. The applicator gently exfoliates the skin through suction, helping your skin to better absorb the serums. Different steps of the HydraFacial® process can be emphasized depending on your skin needs. For example, we can focus more on hydration for those with dryer skin. 

The overall benefits of a HydraFacial® include: 

  • Reducing the appearance of blackheads
  • Treating active acne and acne scarring
  • Smoothing fine wrinkles and signs of aging
  • Cleaning away dead skin cells and uneven texture
  • Unclogging pores and decongesting skin
  • Increasing collagen production 
  • Improving elasticity and firmness

Before your treatment ends, one of our providers will apply sunscreen to your skin to protect it. Many patients report that HydraFacial® treatments are one of the more relaxing aesthetic procedures. Some even say they can fall asleep during treatment. 

There is no downtime after a HydraFacial®. After your HydraFacial® treatment, you should avoid using harsh exfoliants or chemicals. Avoiding direct sunlight as well can help optimize your results. You can return to your routine after treatment and even put on makeup. 

The results are visible after just one HydraFacial® treatment, but we recommend having treatments with HydraFacial® at least once per month to optimize your skin results. Results will last for up to several weeks afterward.

Almost anyone can be a good candidate for a HydraFacial® because these treatments can address all skin needs and benefit any skin type or tone. A multifaceted approach may be required if you suffer from active cystic acne or if you are taking Accutane.

How much a HydraFacial® will cost will depend on various factors, including your provider’s experience and location. If you receive any HydraFacial® boosters, the cost will also increase. The average cost of a HydraFacial® treatment is $175. We will help determine the final price of your treatment during your consultation.

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