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Hydrafacial MD

A HydraFacial MD  is a multistep facial done with a patented device that uses Vortex-Fusion to cleanse, exfoliate, do pore extractions, and deliver customized serums into the skin. It’s a gentle treatment that’s safe for all skin types and tones. 

During the treatment, a provider uses different “HydraPeel” attachments on a handheld device to vacuum out dead skin cells and other pore-clogging debris, deliver a mild peel, and infuse skin with soothing, hydrating, and anti-aging ingredients like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides.

HydraFacials MD can be customized for your skin concerns and level of sensitivity. 

A series of treatments can correct uneven tone, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the look of enlarged pores, and clear and prevent acne. 

How does Hydrafacial MD Work?

The HydraFacial MD® resurfacing procedure is a wonderful all-in-one way for us to care for your skin. The HydraFacial® cleanses, peel, extracts, unclogs, de-greases, purifies and hydrates the skin for instantly glowing skin with reduction of fine lines, acne and uneven skin tone, without irritation or downtime. Unlike other systems, HydraFacial® hydrates not with water, but with the Vortex-Fusion® method using Antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, nourish and protect! Signature + includes any booster and lymphatic


  • HYDRAFACIAL MD DELUXE- 50 min $260 (includes any booster, mask, & LED Light)
  • HYDRAFACIAL MD PLATINUM – 75 min $335 (includes lymphatic drainage)
PerkTM is the world’s first hybrid facial to merge an in-office exfoliating treatment that includes take-home products to enhance your skin benefits. It’s that simple. You get immediate results and long-lasting benefits that fit perfectly into your daily life. What can PerkTM do for you? PerkTM caters to your needs, whether you’re in the mood to boost your lips, replenish your eyes, or give your skin that instant glow.
  • Perk Lip Treatment 10min $50
Get smooth and perfectly primed lips with key ingredients such as peppermint oil and peony extract that lightly plump your pout. You take-home ½ of the Eye Replenishing Serum to enhance and extend treatment benefits. Soothing Eye Masks are included to calm and soothe under eyes with hydrating cucumber and seaweed extract. It can be complete in less than 10min
  • Perk Eye Treatment 10min $50
Awakens the delicate eye area with energizing green tea extract and citric acid, a natural skin brightener. You take-home ½ of the Lip Revitalizing Serum to apply on your lips, day and night, or whenever your lips need a hydration boost. Plus, protect your pout with Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 30 that locks in moisture. It can be completed in less than 10 min.

benefits of hydrafacial MD

  • It’s fast—one session usually takes 30 minutes or less. 
  • There’s typically no irritation or even redness following a HydraFacial. 
  • It doesn’t use steam, which can dilate blood vessels and cause redness in sensitive skin. 
  • The vacuum extractions don’t hurt and shouldn’t leave skin looking red and inflamed.
  • It’s safe for all skin tones and effective for people of all ages. A teenager with acne and a woman in her 50s trying to erase the signs of sun damage will both benefit. 

What makes a good candidate

The treatment is well-tolerated and safe, but there are a few contraindications. If you have cancer, active herpes, or severe cystic acne, you should not have a HydraFacial. 

If you’re currently on Accutane, wait six months after you finish before having a HydraFacial. 

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, tell your provider.

Does a Hydrafacial MD remove wrinkles?

You’d need a more intense treatment (like a deep chemical peel, laser resurfacing, or even a mini lift) to remove deep wrinkles and folds, but a series of HydraFacial treatments can improve the look of fine lines and more superficial wrinkles.

In a small study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, women who underwent a series of six hydradermabrasion facials using an antioxidant serum showed an increase in their skin’s elastin and collagen and a decrease in fine lines, pore size, and hyperpigmentation. Their skin also had elevated levels of antioxidants, which protect your cells against free radical damage.

What should you expect after a Hydrafacial MD?

Most people can go back to their normal routine immediately, but your skin may look a bit blotchy. If you have very sensitive skin or allergies, you might need a day or two of downtime before you go back to work.

While RealSelf members have reported some breakouts following a HydraFacial, there’s less of a chance of that happening than with other facials. Instead, your skin should look hydrated and radiant, with a more even skin tone (especially if you’ve opted for an add-on designed to address hyperpigmentation). 

Some RealSelf members have reported drying and flaking skin, most likely because of the peel component. To avoid peeling and excessive dryness,  keep your skin hydrated and make sure you are not using a retinol, retin-A or other skin exfoliant before or after treatments. 

If you experience peeling, tell your esthetician so they can make an adjustment next time, using a lower percentage of AHA/BHA acids or omitting the peel altogether.

Hydrafacial MD Before and After

How long do Hydrafacial MD results last?

Your HydraFacial MD results—deeply hydrated, glowing skin and a more even complexion—should last at least five to seven days. Longer-lasting results can be achieved through a series of monthly HydraFacials and maintenance treatments.

Is Hydrafacial MD safe?

The treatment is generally regarded as safe, but it’s important to find an experienced provider. While the HydraFacial MD machine does most of the work, an untrained technician may not choose the right settings or serum. They could also apply too much suction for your skin type, which can give you poor results or irritation.




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