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What is a HydraFacial?


HydraFacial Treatment: What It Is, Benefits, Candidates & Cost


  • HydraFacial is a type of hydro microdermabrasion that resurfaces the skin using high water pressure and gentle extraction methods.

  • The process is nonabrasive and nonirritating, making it suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

  • This treatment can even out skin tone, help treat acne, and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines.


HydraFacial is a microdermabrasion procedure that uses pressurized water instead of the abrasive materials employed in traditional forms of microdermabrasion. This allows the procedure to resurface and cleanse the skin without causing irritation. This treatment can be used to address acne, balance skin tone, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, and combat signs of aging.

During the treatment, water is first used to cleanse and exfoliate the outer layer of the skin,

removing dead skin cells and excess oil. This is followed by the application of a chemical solution, which further cleanses the surface skin and loosens the debris that clogs pores. Any remaining impurities are then suctioned away, leaving the pores debris-free and prepared to absorb a customized hydrating serum.

The process is clear pores that appear smaller and smoother, providing a fresh, youthful appearance. The positive effects of a HydraFacial will become increasingly noticeable after several treatments. In most cases, patients require a HydraFacial treatment once or twice per month to maintain a lasting effect and significantly improve the appearance and texture of their skin.

What You Can Expect During Treatment.

A HydraFacial is a fairly safe procedure when performed by a qualified professional. An experienced practitioner is able to customize the treatment to suit a patient’s needs and


effectively address any issues that may arise during the process. The three key steps of a HydraFacial treatment typically take place over a 45–60 minutes.

Cleansing The first step is to thoroughly cleanse the skin by removing dead skin cells and sebum. This is achieved by using high water pressure that gently but effectively removes debris from the surface of the skin. This not only removes impurities but also prepares the skin for the next step. Exfoliation After the skin is cleansed, a mixture of glycolic acid (GA) and salicylic acid (SA) is applied to the skin. These acids are both natural exfoliators commonly found in face masks and acne products. GA targets the surface of the skin, while SA is water-soluble and can penetrate deeper to clear clogged pores.

Hydration Lastly, a hydrapeel tip—which resembles a small pen—is used to suction out any blackheads, impurities, and remaining dirt from the pores. At the same time a plumping and hydrating serum are applied, one that is customized to your needs. Aftercare HydraFacial procedures have no downtime; patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately following treatment. That said, you should refrain from applying makeup or using face masks for 12 to 24 hours after the procedure, but most people should be able to immediately follow their usual skin care regimen.

Benefits The HydraFacial is a gentle treatment that is appropriate for all skin types, even sensitive skin. The procedure has four main benefits that can improve the skin’s appearance and texture.

One of the benefits of a Hydrafacial is that it can help improve and even out skin tone, soothing patches of redness and reducing hyperpigmentation. This is due to the mixture of acids that are used during the exfoliation process. GA in particular has a proven ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and acne scars.

Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores Hydro microdermabrasion is effective in clearing out pores; having clear pores will reduce their appearance and make them appear smaller.

Reduces acne One of the most common reasons why people seek out HydraFacial treatments is its ability to reduce acne. The combined forces of cleansing, exfoliating, and extraction present in this procedure help to reduce the appearance of acne and prevent future outbreaks. GA and SA used during HydraFacials also aid in reducing the appearance of acne.


Signature vs. Custom HydraFacials

The signature HydraFacial treatment is considered our simplest one. It lasts about 45 minutes and costs $199. It does simple things, but it does them well. Through a signature treatment, we’ll cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin for a fresher look. Those looking for a more advanced or in-depth HydraFacial treatment should opt for a Cape Cod Skincare Custom HydraFacial. There are many different types at different prices, but they each last about 60 minutes. A custom treatment will focus on your particular skin concern.

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