What is a HydraFacial and Why You Need It

What is a HydraFacial and Why You Need It

For over a year I have been getting a monthly HydraFacial, and it’s the best investment I’ve ever made in my skin.  It’s better than any treatment, product or drawer full of gizmos –  and I love my gizmos. It’s a none invasive treatment proven to help improve:

Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Dark Spots
Clogged and Enlarged Pores
Evens Skin Tone and Reduces Redness
Reduce Acne

Have any of that?

I deal with all of it. Especially issues with my pores and breakouts.

But over the last year, I’ve seen a difference across the board, most notably, my pores are practically invisible, and my acne is significantly reduced. So much so that I can go weeks without any breakout.  Don’t let the term “facial” fool you. Unlike most facials that feel gimmicky (I’m looking at you chocolate facial – why waste your money?), this is a medical spa treatment, that is quick and has zero downtime.

What is a HydraFacial?

To get a true HydraFacial, you need to go to a salon that has their patented proprietary machine which works with a wand that helps cleanse, extract and then plump your skin full of goodness.

The secret is the magic “wand” attached to the machine that helps first to cleans and exfoliate your skin.  Next, the technician will turn on the suction mode and pulls all the “guck” out of your pores – seriously; you’ll see all the stuff come out. It’s like when you swiffer your floors and can’t believe what’s been sitting on them. It’s incredible. Finally, the same wand plumps your skin up with antioxidant-rich serums.  Somehow, the machine uses water to keep your skin hydrated, hence “HydraFacial” so even super sensitive skin like mine is barely red when I leave and back to normal in 20 minutes. This quick video gives a good overview of what it’s like.

Amazing Results

You’ll see a noticeable difference immediately. Your pores will appear, smaller and your skin will be brighter. Over time, you’ll notice less and less acne, reduced inflammation, smoother skin, especially on your forehead and around your eyes, and lighter dark spots.

I go every four weeks religiously. Each session takes about 30 – 45 minutes.  Prices will vary depending on your salon and if you choose to add additional serums (I don’t). I pay about $180 per session before tip. Because I’m 38, I’m focusing a lot more my skin rather than makeup, and so far it’s paying off.  I don’t wear much if any makeup on most days, and when I do, I can play up how healthy my skin is rather than covering up with a lot of product.

To learn more about the HydraFacial and find an approved spa close to you, follow this link. And to see some of my favorite effective products and gizmos check out our Beauty Closet.

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4 thoughts on “What is a HydraFacial and Why You Need It”

  1. I have just recently discovered the Hydra Facial. I was looking for “something” to make my face look good for my daughter’s wedding a few weeks ago. I agree, that it is a great treatment. I also can have a bit of sensitive skin and was somewhat reluctant to try the “facial”, but the esthetician was thorough in explaining how you would look glowing after the treatment with no redness and I absolutely dd!

    Now for the prices… the place I originally went to is a “medical spa”. They charged $175. If you bought packages of treatments you could get it for a cheaper price (20% off). Then last week, I was researching other places that offered the Hydra Facial and found one close by. She has her own business and charges $95 for the exact same facial. She was also having a special for $65. Her Hydra Facial was the same treatment and she explained everything more thoroughly than the other place. So, I guess it does pay to shop around. But overall, I would definitely recommend the Hydra Facial.

    • I’m glad you had such great results – it does at first seem a little too good to be true.
      The price you found is amazing. I’ve heard of a place local to me that is under $100 but a friend went and had a terrible experience. There are also places that charge between $250 – $300 which is outrageous. Shopping around is always a good idea to make sure the best price and results.

  2. This is the best tip ever!! I started getting regular hydrafacial based on the recommendation from your blog earlier and couldn’t be happier with the result. Thank you so much!!


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