HydraFacial (Peel, Suction, Infusion & Light Therapy)

Latest update: April 11, 2024
Medically reviewed by: Jennifer Trent MD, FAAD
How it works


HydraFacial, also known as hydra-dermabrasion, is similar to a traditional facial and microdermabrasion but provides more dramatic results. The device can cleanse, exfoliate, and extract clogged pores. It also rejuvenates and hydrates with special serums.

The treatment is suitable for all skin types and tones. It can treat various skin issues such as acne, dryness, and fine lines.

The HydraFacial device has different attachments that can perform various skin rejuvenating treatments. The vacuum feature can remove dead skin cells and debris from the outer layer of skin, like a mild peel, and extract oil and debris from clogged pores to eliminate blackheads and acne. It infuses the skin with beneficial serums such as antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, and peptides. The treatment uses botanical ingredients like horse chestnut seed, red algae extract, zinc, and magnesium to help hydrate and renew the skin.

HydraFacials are highly customizable. Practitioners adjust the treatment to each patient's skin concerns, skin type, and goals. In a few sessions, the skin is clearer, lines and wrinkles improve, pores reduce in size, and the complexion is more even. 

HydraFacials are a lunchtime treatment. They only last 30 minutes, and no downtime is required. The effects of the procedure are visible after the first session.

There are three steps to a HydraFacial treatment:
The first step is the clean and peel procedure. The practitioner exfoliates the skin and removes all dead skin cells from the surface layer using the HydraFacial tip.
The second step is extracting and hydrating. Dirt and debris are removed from the pores during this stage, and a hydrating moisturizer is applied.
Lastly, during the fuse and protect step, booster serums are applied that have been selected depending on each patient's specific skin issues and goals. These serums even out skin, fade scars, decrease pore size, and reduce wrinkles and lines.
Operation Time
Every 4-6 weeks
Inpatient Period
Number of Appointments
Every 4-6 weeks
Recovery Period

What is a Hydrafacial Treatment + Our Review! | The SASS with Susan and Sharzad

The SASS is back with Sharzad Kiadeh and Susan Yara trying a Hydrafacial treatment. Susan explains how this treatment is usually recommended for use a couple of weeks after some other facial treatments. They meet with Selena Llamas at the L.A. Laser and Skin Center to discuss the procedure and have it done. The video shows the treatment being performed and the effects achieved.

Hydrafacial with Celeste Rodrigues | Susan Yara

Susan Yara heads to Celeste Rodrigues for a Hydrafacial. The video shows the full process from cleansing to completion. As Celeste performs the treatment, she asks Susan about her skin regimen and gives tips on how best to keep the skin looking and feeling healthy. Celeste explains what she is doing as the procedure carries on. Additional information is displayed as text on the screen.