How does the HydraFacial treatment work and how it is different from other facial treatments?

Everyone wants clear, smooth, bright, and youthful skin even when they reach old age. Spending money on expensive oils, creams, and serums is of no use. They may help to keep up your daily skin routine but are not the end solution to all your skin maintenance issues. HydraFacial treatment is one of the best skin treatments that can provide all-in-one solutions for every skin type.

One of the trendy treatments also known as HydraFacial is the most popular way to pursue and maintain long-term skin health. It is more than the usual spa skin care treatment. As per the study, HydraFacial is performed after every 15 seconds and is currently available in 80 countries worldwide. Special machines are used for the HydraFacial processes called as HydraFacial MD. The aestheticians use these machines to clean, exfoliate, extract, and evenly deliver the rejuvenating serums to the skin. Due to its visible and quick results, it has become the most demanding skin care service that gives an instant glow and firms the skin’s surface.

How does HydraFacial work?

Many of you might be interested to know how HydraFacial works. Well, it is much more similar to another type of skin treatment called microdermabrasion. In microdermabrasion, the provider uses mildly abrasive instruments that relax your skin, gently. Then it removes the thicker and uneven-toned outer layer of the skin. After the process, fresh new skin appears and glows differently. On the basis of the microdermabrasion results, dermatologists and aestheticians don’t think that it is as effective as HydraFacial.

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As per the HydraFacial company, the treatment process has three steps with no downtime, and the entire procedure is completed in 30 minutes. The three steps involved in the HydraFacial are:

1- Cleanse and Peel-off

The step is also known as resurfacing the skin which exfoliates it as well. In the exfoliation process, the dead cells are removed from the outer layer of the skin. It is due to the dead skin that the face looks two-toned as the patch with the dead skin cells looks dark as compared to the other part of the face. When exfoliation is done, these dead skin cells are removed and a smooth surface appears with the fresh skin layer. The exfoliation process has long been known to have the most beneficial skin effects that include brighter skin, non-clogged pores, and increased collagen production. The tip of the HydraFacial machine generates the fluid called a vortex, all over the skin that dislodges impurities and dead skin cells.

2- Extract and Hydrate

When the dead skin cells are removed, it becomes easy to get into the pores and extract all dirt from there. With the help of HydraFacial machines, the pores are made accessible and with the help of light pressure, the dirt is gently removed without causing pain. Once the dirt leaves the skin pores, the machine then hydrates the overall facial skin and moisturizes it thoroughly.

3- Infuse and Protect

The HydraFacial treatment is incomplete without the boosters and serums. These elements are considered the skin goal gears that reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles, dull skin, enlarged pores. The best part of the treatment is that it is customizable. So it is totally in your hands that you can choose between the boosters and serums of your own choice that suit your skin type.

How HydraFacial is different from other facial treatments?

As an alternative, there are other facial treatments that somehow are performed with the same functionality as that of HydraFacial. Like there is Geneo Super-Facial, Diamond Glow, Dermal infusion, etc. All of them exfoliate the dead skin cells, hydrate, and reinject the boosters or serums. However, the technology used for each skin care treatment differs from one another. Let’s talk about other facial treatments and compare them with HydraFacial.

1- HydraFacial vs. Microdermabrasion

We have already discussed this above in the article about microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is somehow similar to HydraFacial. Like HydraFacial it exfoliates and removes dead skin cells. However, the exfoliation process is different in microdermabrasion. Small crystals are used to adjust fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars. In microdermabrasion, the aestheticians don’t use serums.

2- HydraFacial vs. Dermalinfusion

Dermalinfusion also has the same procedure for doing facial treatments as that of HydraFacial. The same technology is used for Dermalinfusion that we use for HydraFacial treatment. The treatment involves the same 3 steps; cleanse, exfoliate, and deliver serum into the skin. However, unlike HydraFacial, after Dermalinfusion treatment many people suffer from redness and irritation.

3- HydraFacial and Radiofrequency Therapy

Radiofrequency (RF) therapy involves the use of light and heat deep into the skin which increases cellular turnover and produces more collagen. The process helps tighten the skin tissues and keeps the skin surface smooth, and helps treat acne scars. But, RF does not infuse the serums in the skin and may cause redness after each session.

HydraFacial Cost

HydraFacial is more than regular skin treatment we are offering two main packages in HydraFacial which are listed below. To know the cost please visit our HydraFacial service Page.

  • Delux HydraFacial
  • Platinum HydraFacial (Includes a Booster)

The price also depends on where you are taking the HydraFacial services. Of course, the professionals will charge you more than the usual dermatologists or aestheticians. The cost also varies from session to session. The initial sessions are time taking and require effort and concentration so they cost higher than the end sessions.

Like a regular spa facial, the HydraFacial is considered a cosmetic procedure that’s not covered by insurance. You may ask your provider for cost-saving solutions such as monthly discounts via membership packages. The HydraFacial procedure treats the skin within its three steps. You need to consult your dermatologist beforehand that which cosmetic treatment is best suited for your specific concerns. Check our latest hydra facial offers in Dublin

HydraFacial Treatment With Its Benefits & Risks

HydraFacial is getting popularity for many good reasons as it is considered the most incredible hydrating and non-invasive treatment that gives instant results in even-toned and glowing skin. The hydrafacial treatment process takes only 30 minutes to complete and the skin resurfaces like a newborn breakthrough.

What is HydraFacial?

It is one of the most powerful treatments that transform the skin through deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and by protecting it from antioxidants. The process purifies the skin and removes all dead cells and impurities and equally delivers the moisturizing serums into the skin. Though the HydraFacial procedure is quick it gives instant results that are noticeable.

Contrary to HydraFacial, Microdermabrasion infuses the skin surface with aluminum oxide crystals that give a temporary glow. Whereas, HydraFacial vacuums the skin pores and helps the moisturizing serum to get absorbed deep into the skin. Due to its soothing and refreshing effects, HydraFacial is the most loved derma treatment.

HydraFacial is best for every skin type. No matter what your facial skin is facing, HydraFacial can improve the appearance of:

  • Oily Skin
  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Wrinkles and Cut Marks
  • Hydra pigmentation
  • Sun Burn
  • Blackheads
  • Enlarged and Open-Clogged Pores

Does it Work?

HydraFacial is a patent skin treatment also sometimes known as Hydradermabrasion as it involves microdermabrasion-like exfoliation paired with hydrating serums. HydraFacial completes three steps; deep cleansing, exfoliation, and skin hydration. This derma-medical process treats every skin type and provides dramatic results.

The non-invasive procedure is more than a regular spa facial therapy. A mechanized wand is used on the skin to give it a deep clean and exfoliate the skin while engrossing likely serums for moisturization and a natural glow.

If you are curious to know whether HydraFacial is worth the hype or not, you can go through its immense benefits. We will also discuss its few side effects so you know how it should only be taken professionally.

Benefits of HydraFacial

HydraFacial is said to be the complete package for every type of facial skin treatment. It improves the skin, gives a better texture, removes pigmentation, and deeply exfoliates the pores to better penetrate the serums into the skin.

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1. HydraFacial for Acne Skin

Who wants acne on their skin? Acne is usually caused when your skin has dust stuck in the pores for a longer time and is not washed properly. Many of us do not wash our faces properly. The soap is not enough for skin deep cleaning. It requires some intense cleansing treatment so that the dust is removed properly and can breathe fresh. The microdermabrasion technique was considered effective for skin management for quite a long time. But now, HydraFacial has gained more popularity among all facial skin treatments.

2. HydraFacial for Blackheads

Blackheads appear on the skin when the dust stays in the pores for a longer time. The dust particles become hard over time and start appearing on the skin in the form of blackheads. In many cases, dead skin cells also contribute to the formation of blackheads. HydraFacial is the most effective solution that can remove blackheads from roots and deep clean the skin pores so that no more dust remains there. The Hydra treatment extract and exfoliates at the same time.

3. HydraFacial for Rosacea

Rosacea is a sensitive skin condition and dermatologists are quite picky when it comes to its treatment. They are more concerned about the cosmetic therapies done on such skin types or not. However, some dermatologists are of the view that if HydraFacial is processed lightly on such skin types, the disease can be prevented to some extent as it deep cleans the skin and slowly cures all the reasons causing the rashes. Well, there is no such strong study that revealed that proves HydraFacial could be a possible skin treatment for Rosacea.

4. HydraFacial for Anti-Aging

Aging like a pro is a treat in itself. Everyone wants to live but doesn’t want to get old. You can still look young even after your fifties if you take care of yourself throughout your life. It was studied that the women who did HydraFacial were found less likely to look aged even though they were of quite their age. Since HydraFacial kept infusing anti-aging serums deep into their skins so they used to look younger than others. The after-effects of HydraFacial treatment include decreased pore size, less hyperpigmentation, and tight and glowing skin with decreased fine lines.

HydraFacial Side-Effects and Precautions

Besides these popular benefits, you must also know what may be affected by this kind of skin treatment.

1. Dangerous for Poor Skin Conditions

HydraFacial is said to be free of complications but that does not mean it is 100% safe. In the HydraFacial process, the skin goes through light pressure that does not even cause pain or redness. But if you have some serious skin issues like rash, fire burn, or a bad infection, then HydraFacial is not recommended.

2. HydraFacial During Pregnancy

Well, there is no such relationship between pregnancy and HydraFacial treatments but it is always better to do the research before taking such actions. We did not find many studies that confirm, cosmetic treatments can be safe if the mother is going through severe pregnancy periods. But since it’s healthy skincare and the women doing it for quite a long time can go through the process easily.

3. HydraFacial may cause a Breakout

HydraFacial is designed to take out the excess sebum from the skin and help remove dead skin. As a result of the pressure on the skin, it may break out. Some people have very sensitive skin and they never know what can badly affect their skin. They need to be very conscious when they talk about HydraFacial treatment with their dermatologists. They should ask their providers before the time what products they are going to use during the process and what can be the best substitute if there is any element that is not suitable for their skin type.


The HydraFacial treatment is followed by other skin care treatments like dermal fillers and light therapy. However, they are considered add-ons and are not part of the treatment. You may ask for extra services from your provider.  Check our latest hydra facial offers in Dublin  and make your appointment.

Former ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Tells Us How Her Skincare Routine Has Evolved: ‘I Went From Doing Nothing to Everything’


December 16, 20195 Minutes

Former ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay Tells Us How Her Skincare Routine Has Evolved: ‘I Went From Doing Nothing to Everything’

Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay is closing out 2019 with some incredible life milestones worth gushing over. On top of marrying her now-husband Bryan Abasolo in April, the 34-year-old lawyer also made an important and game-changing self-discovery: skincare.

Lindsay hopped on the phone with Us to chat about the regimen she’s developed over the year and the treatments she’s currently loving. To our surprise, the University of Texas alum mentioned that her skincare routine was practically non-existent before.

“Confession: I had not been into taking care of my skin or having a strict regimen — or, well, any regimen — until this year. With the traveling, being on camera and wearing makeup, I noticed a change in my skin and that I was getting adult acne that I never had before. I thought, ‘I actually need to step it up and actually start taking care of myself.’”

With the holidays fast-approaching, Lindsay does a lot of guest hosting that requires her to travel to L.A. and N.Y.C. frequently. Her skin, which she describes as a combination, needs some extra TLC, especially with all of those flights. “In the wintertime, I’ve been using a creamier face wash. I use makeup wipes to take off my makeup before getting on the plane and after I use a serum that has vitamins A, C and E in it to help with pigmentation and dark spots. And moisturizer!”

To prepare for the unavoidable winter dryness, the attorney also decided to try a HydraFacial at Ideal Image MedSpa, a laser hair removal and medical spa with 140 locations worldwide.

“I’ve had facials before and to me, they’re painful when you get to the extraction part,” explained Lindsay. “What attracted me to this treatment is that I preach hydration, hydration, hydration. But also, the extraction procedure was the most painless thing ever. I stepped out of the room and the next thing I know, Bryan was getting one too and he had never had a facial in his entire life!”

On the topic of Bryan, the newlyweds continue to prove they’re #CoupleGoals by making trips to the spa together frequently. “Bryan is very into health, fitness and wellness, so it was shocking to me that he never had a facial,” admitted the former reality TV star. “When we went to Ideal Image, he was running around like crazy and booked five other treatments when he was supposed to be consulted for one. I was like OK, great, I know what to get you for Christmas.’”

Another treatment Lindsay’s been loving is laser hair removal, however, it did take her some time to warm up to the idea of it. “I guess I have this image of being super tough, but not with this. I heard horror stories and myths that I might have even made it up in my head,” she told Us. “I hate to shave — it’s not a secret. And so I thought, ‘Let me just start with my armpits.’”

Before the quick treatment, Lindsay explained that she had a thorough consultation with medical specialists at the spa, who answered all of her questions, two of which were about whether or not the laser was a good match for her skin tone (it was) and if the pain was bearable. They suggested that she could try a numbing cream, but she went without it. “I’m proud to say that I was able to handle it  — it’s painless! — and I’m hoping the nerve to do other parts of my body, too. You know who else is getting laser hair removal? Bryan! On his upper back,” she laughed.

“My skin isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago,” said Lindsey, referencing how her skincare routine has evolved — or come together — over the year. “The way I was taking care of my skin before was no longer working, so I went from doing nothing to everything.”


Source: usmagazine.com

Influencers Share How Much Money They Spend On Skin Care


December 10, 20198 Minutes

Some beauty bloggers and YouTubers spend up to $30,000 in a week to look flawless on hi-res screens.

Thanks to beauty influencers on platforms like YouTube and Instagram, we now have skin care tutorials and beauty product reviews at our fingertips 24/7, driving consumer curiosity and purchasing trends. Meanwhile, the internet has gotten an upgrade with 4K resolution on new TV screens, and YouTubers and Instagrammers are seeking out treatments to look their best in HD.

Some influencers are going to extreme lengths to get their skin camera-ready amid this daunting new technology: Lailli Mirza and Madi Bernard have shared their maintenance routines with their viewers, with Mirza spending $30,000 in one week.

Jackie Aina released a 30-minute YouTube video last month titled “$7,000 Maintenance Week! High Maintenance Is Expensive Honey” chronicling a visit to her longtime esthetician for a facial and microdermabrasion treatment followed by laser hair removal, which is her “most expensive treatment.”

“When you’re watching someone in 4K, they tend to show up a little differently,” Aina notes in the video. “So there are things that I do because I am a person of influence and because I’m a YouTuber that I probably wouldn’t do if I just had, like, a corporate, regular day-to-day job.”

She adds: “You can only do so much at home, you know?”

Dorión Renaud, an influencer, actor, recording artist and owner of Buttah Skincare, agrees. He told HuffPost:

“HD was a game-changer! I mean, as a viewer, I love it, but as an actor and entertainer, it can be daunting. It’s one of the reasons I started undergoing treatments on my skin and really going the extra mile with my product usage.”


“I’ve tried microdermabrasion, micro-needling and laser treatments, but my favorite is the HydraFacial that I get,” Renaud said. He isn’t the only one investing in this popular medical-grade facial that vacuums pores, exfoliates and hydrates without any downtime. The 30-minute, three-step HydraFacial is performed every 15 seconds worldwide, with the cost varying from $200 to $300 per session. One treatment every four weeks is suggested for maximum results.

Racquel Natasha, who boasts over 180,000 followers, views skin care maintenance as a part of her job and has tried trendy procedures like Forma, which is a $600 noninvasive face-lift. The treatment requires at least five sessions for best results and monthly maintenance thereafter.

“I tried the Forma treatment and it was good,” she said, noting she prefers the Vampire Facial and “will absolutely be going monthly for those.”



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The Vampire Facial became a beauty trend after Kim Kardashian shared a photo on Instagram of her treatment in 2013. The procedure, which involves extracting platelet-rich plasma from a client’s blood and performing a micro-needling treatment that injects it into the skin, made headlines in 2019 after two people who received a Vampire Facial in New Mexico were diagnosed with HIV.

But that hasn’t slowed down the popularity of the procedure, which can cost between $800-$1,200 per session, with multiple sessions (usually 3-6 visits) required every four to six weeks and including two to three days of downtime.

Aside from looking flawless in 4K, influencer Aileen Olmedo uses her platform to share her journey with hormonal, cystic acne.

“I try to be as honest as possible and absolutely appreciate how different my upbringing and hustle are from other influencers on the scene,” Olmedo told HuffPost. “I feel that resonates strongly with my readers and followers – everything [from college education to my apartment to my everyday expenses] has been on my dime.”

Olmedo applies that same transparency to her skin care as she shares her journey with no filter. “It was intimidating at first. I’m fully aware of how screenshots and social media work, so to put my face out there for frenemies and ex-Tinder baes to judge was a risk. But once I started, the messages of support and solidarity in the fight against unexplainable cystic acne made me feel so comfortable in my skin.”


Olmedo told HuffPost she’s likely spent “over $2,000” on skin care this year, and “it would’ve been higher if I didn’t scour the internet and Reddit for promo codes. The most expensive treatment(s) have been my facials [and peels] at Heyday.”

“Their facials make up the bulk of my expenses but I can’t give it up just yet,” she added.

With all of the new technology, do influencers feel more pressure than ever to be “Insta” perfect?

“It is inevitable not to feel that way,” Natasha said. “Since I was young, I was always a perfectionist. I would definitely say that plays a huge part in my career. Sometimes it is hard to find that healthy balance.”

Olmedo takes a bit of a different approach: “I couldn’t be perfect if I tried! Like Cardi B once said, ‘I’m a regular, degular, shmegular girl’ from Queens.”


Source: huffpost.com

The Definitive HydraFacial Explainer: Costs, Benefits And Results


November 8, 20199 Minutes

Confession: As much as I wanted to define myself as a chill, zen-like bride-to-be, there was something about my looming engagement photos in New Mexico that sent me into a certifiable tailspin.

The week before, I found myself researching (and booking) a flurry of services that I’d previously never considered. We’ll now refer to this as marathon beauty week. Teeth-bleaching? Done. Eyebrow threading and tinting? Scheduled. Baby Botoxtune-up? Double-check! HydraFacial? Why the hell not?! I was game for anything that would ensure my eternal status as a dewy, glowing fiancé on Instagram—and beyond.

While I’d previously had HydraDermabrasion during a facial at Joanna Vargas in Los Angeles, I’d never *actually* experienced a full HydraFacial. I opted to try one at Haven Spa in New York City to test one out. According my esthetician Marta Camkiran (who has 21 years of skincare experience under her belt), the HydraFacial at Haven is a combination of acids— glycolic, beta, lactic, salicylic and hyaluronic. “It’s as effective as microdermabrasion, but it’s not painful and there’s no downtime to recover,” she explained to me.

Apparently this magical 30- to 60-minute treatment would tackle everything from dehydration to discoloration, aging to acne, and uneven skin texture. Ready to book? Honestly same. But here’s a brief explainer on everything to know before your first HydraFacial—including my first-hand experience.

What is a HydraFacial?

According to board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Ariel Ostad, “the HydraFacial is the only hydra-dermabrasion procedure that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate.” And yes, HydraFacial is a branded experience. Spas have to be registered and licensed to market themselves as offering HydraFacials.

My 60-minute treatment would be divided into three key sections, the first being Cleanse + Peel. “HydraFacial uncovers a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing. The Activ-4™ serum removes dead skin cells to reveal healthy skin and the GlySal™, a mixture of glycolic and salicylic acids, delivers the benefits of a peel without post-peel scaling,” he explains.



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The second step is to Extract + Hydrate. The HydraFacial removes debris from pores with painless suction and nourishes with intense moisturizers that quench skin. “The patented, automated vortex suction painlessly cleans out pores with the exclusive Beta-HD™ serum and Antiox+™ serum nourishes and protects with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid,” Ostad continues.

And finally, the third step is to Fuse + Protect. “A HydraFacial saturates the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow. Targeted, proprietary skin solutions are delivered to address specific skin concerns. Patients maintain results at home with Daily Essentials™ featuring the same ingredients used in the treatments,” he adds.

How does a HydraFacial differ from microdermabrasion or a traditional chemical facial peel?

There are a few key differences. For example, microdermabrasion treatments use manual extractions, while a HydraFacial uses a vacuum-like tip to cleanse deeper down than a traditional extraction. That’s also much less painful. Additionally, chemical peels use acids and are most effective on lighter skin tones, whereas HydraFacials can be used on all shades.

“[The treatment] takes its name from the root word hydrate—this ability to moisturize the skin separates the HydraFacial™ from all other skin resurfacing procedures,”explains Boston-based, board-certified dermatopathologist Dr. Gretchen Frieling. “The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.”

Do HydraFacials hurt?

Good question and the answer TBH, is not really? Essentially, the machine’s hand-piece holds spiralized treatment tips with vortex technology which, as I’ve mentioned acts like a mini vacuum on your skin. The most uncomfortable part of the treatment is definitely the exfoliation in section one. Camkiran likened the feeling to a “cat licking my face.” That’s a cute way of saying it was sandpapery but not excruciating.

Despite the official website’s claim that “patients compare the sensation to a light massage,” I would say it’s a bit more like a dental cleansing for your skin (and p.s. I love the dentist). Somewhere between not painful and not pleasant lies the HydraFacial. However, this is an *active* facial meaning…in the words of another prominent beauty editor, Deanna Pai: “The HydraFacial device is a huge machine with various attachments that whirr and suck and spin.” In summary, it’s noisy—and if you fall asleep during this treatment you are on a different level of zen that I 100 percent envy.

Is it safe for all skin types?

HydraFacials can be performed on most skin types, including very sensitive complexions. “The treatment is highly customizable,” explains Ostad. “Your skincare professional will work with you to understand your unique skin concerns, and will recommend a personalized treatment for you.” An aesthetician can use the exfoliator at varying intensities, and leave acids on the face for differing durations.



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But, those with active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea should abstain from HydraFacials, which can cause further damage or flare ups. “Also, some of the ingredients used during the HydraFacial, such as salicylic acid, haven’t been tested or proven safe during pregnancy,” adds Frieling.

How many treatments do I need to see results?

“Many patients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment,” explains Frieling. And yes, I co-sign this. My skin has receipts. 60-minutes and change later I emerged a glow-ier, dewier version of myself that lasted into the latter half of the week.

The good news? The smooth results and hydration may last five to seven days or even longer. The bad news? One treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, oily and congested skin…which ain’t cheap people!

How much do HydraFacials cost?

With a price tag ranging from $199-$300, it’s certainly an investment. I’d likely book a treatment again before a big event (like my wedding) or quarterly to reset my skin after a seasonal change. But if you have the bread, ball out because your skin will look lovely. Interested in booking one? Find a certified HydraFacial practitioner on the official website.


Source: elle.com