What Is Hydrafacial and How Does It Work?

Zoe Myers
Checked By Zoe Myers

If you’re looking for an invigorating facial that really makes a difference, Hydrafacial could be your answer.

Loved by celebrities across the globe, Hydrafacial treatment is the only hydra-dermabrasion procedure that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract and hydrate skin so you can trust that it is proven safe and effective.

Hydrafacial is one of the most popular facials in the world as it delivers visible skin refinement after just one treatment and is available in more than 80 countries worldwide. It is so popular at addressing specific skin concerns and restoring healthy skin that a procedure is performed every 15 seconds!

What Can Hydrafacial Treat?

There are many benefits of Hydrafacial treatment which include, but aren’t limited to: 

What Does Hydrafacial Involve?

A Hydrafacial consists of multiple steps to quench skin and give you that instantly gratifying glow and a more even skin tone: 

  • Detox: Uses lymphatic drainage to improve circulation and eliminate toxins
  • Cleanse: Gentle exfoliation uncovers a new layer of skin
  • Extract and Hydrate: Painless suction removes debris from pores and skin is nourished with intense moisturisers
  • Fuse and Protect: Skin is saturated with antioxidants and peptides to maximise glow
  • Rejuvenate: Red and infrared LED light is used to reduce redness and stimulate collagen

Hydrafacial Perk Eye and Hydrafacial Perk Lip are also available, which are designed to gently cleanse and ‘perk’ these delicate areas of the face.

What does Hydrafacial involve?

What Makes Hydrafacial Different

Hydrafacial stands out from the crowd thanks to its unique patented Vortex technology delivery system. The special spiral design helps to painlessly extract impurities, while simultaneously delivering hydrating skin solutions with deeper penetration into the skin. It also allows for deeper exfoliation in less time, making it a really efficient treatment option!

Personalised treatments can also be offered thanks to tip enhancements and specific Solutions, which can be added to a treatment to target specific skin concerns.

Who is Hydrafacial suitable for?

Who Is Hydrafacial Suitable For

Hydrafacial is suitable for all skin, including those with sensitive skin. If you are suffering from an active skin disorder such as cold sores or sunburn, it is best to avoid it.

Patients on certain medications may also be advised against treatment, while pregnant and/or breastfeeding women should always consult with their practitioner before a procedure.

Prior to a Hydrafacial, your practitioner will assess your skin to confirm if you are suitable and/or recommend any customisations for your individual needs.

Is Hydrafacial Painful?

No! Vortex technology is used to remove dead skin cells, which simply feels like a mini vacuum on your face! You may also feel a slight tingling when certain skincare solutions are used.

Hydrafacial is a relaxing treatment with no recovery time, so you can get back to your normal activities straight away.

How Long Does a Hydrafacial Take?

A standard Hydrafacial will take 60 minutes, however, treatment can be tailored to your individual needs so may take longer or can be done in as little as 30 minutes.

How Long Do Hydrafacial Results Last?

Hydrafacial treatment delivers powerful antioxidants into your skin so following just one Hydrafacial, you will notice immediate skin improvements that will last for several days.

Specific skin conditions may need multiple treatments to see results – your practitioner will share their recommendations after a personalised consultation.

For optimum results, a course of regular treatments are usually recommended, followed by regular monthly or quarterly maintenance treatments. How many treatments you will need can be discussed with your practitioner.

How long do Hydrafacial results last?

How Much Does Hydrafacial Cost?

Usually £95-£220, depending on your location and the experience of your practitioner. Courses of Hydrafacial will generally work out cheaper, speak to your practitioner who will be able to come up with a skin health treatment plan for you. 

You may be able to book a course of HydraFacials for a reduced rate and lots of clinics do special offers/promotions throughout the year. 

Book a Hydrafacial Today.

As always, if you have any questions you can use our Hydrafacial Q&A where you can ask for more advice direct from a verified, trusted and experienced HydraFacialist.
Not sure Hydrafacial treatment is right for you? We have lots of Hydrafacial FAQs, Hydrafacial videos, Hydrafacial reviews and Hydrafacial before and after images for you to do more research about Hydrafacial treatment.
If you want to look for your nearest trusted Hydrafacialist, look no further than our list of Hydrafacial clinics