HydraFacial MD® / Vortex Technology™

The HydraFacialtm resurfacing procedure thoroughly enhances the skin using our patented Vortex Technologytm to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate simultaneously. Ranked above IPL for facial rejuvenation, the HydraFacialtm is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is soothing, moisturizing, non irritating, and immediately effective.

Exfoliate Prior to HydraFacial with Microdermabrasion

As part of the treatment diamond microdermabrasion should be done prior to the HydraFacial. It’s believed to be necessary because the microdermabrasion preps the skin to receive the moisture and antioxidant serums delivered by the HydraFacial.

It makes sense, if you think about it because microdermabrasion smoothers your skin’s texture by gently exfoliating the damaged outermost layer, revealing young rejuvenated skin underneath.

This is also without pain or downtime. The diamond microdermabrasion tip looks like a large Lifesaver and has thousands of tiny, uniformly-sized diamond particles.

A fun factoid: these diamonds can be natural or synthetic for cost reasons. Anyway, the diamond particles combined with suction is what exfoliates your skin. The treatment only takes about 20 minutes.

Diamond Versus Crystal Microdermabrasion

If you book a patient for microdermabrasion facial, you have to make sure that you know to explain the difference between diamond and crystal microdermabrasion. Crystal microdermabrasion facials CAN have down time, and is where aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate crystals are blasted on to your skin to perform the exfoliation, and then suctioned away.

I’ve read that there is some concern about long term effects that aluminum oxide crystals might have. Crystal microdermabrasion is being phased out because diamond microdermabrasion is more popular and also more accurate.

You can exfoliate closer to your lip lines, for instance, with a diamond microdermabrasion tip, then you can when blasting crystals. A lot of people suggest that it’s a matter of preference, but better option is to go with diamond microdermabrasion prior. Therefore, if you’re going to book a HydraFacial, you will get better results if you get a microdermabrasion prior.

Step 1

Cleansing and Exfoliation

Dead skin cells are removed to reveal healthy new skin.

Step 2

Acid Peel

This gentle peel helps loosen dirt and debris from pores without irritation.

Step 3


Painless, automated extractions use vacuum suction to draw out impurities.

Step 4


Antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid are Vortex-Fusedtm to nourish and protect.



  • Suits all skin types
  • Ranks above IPL for skin rejuvenation
  • Provides non-invasive, non-surgical procedure options
  • Shows immediate results without discomfort or downtime
  • Targets specific skin concerns such as sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, dehydration, and oily/congested skin

What You should know / Frequently Ask Questions

  • They last from 5 to 7 days.
  • Many clients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment.
  • The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or even longer.
  • No sun or exfoliation for three days after a HydraFacial.
  • It’s OK to apply makeup immediately after but is great to give your skin a break for the rest of the day if possible.
  • Skin is so much smoother, more even, and honestly just so much more glowy.
  • HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime.
  • The treatment is soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive and non-irritating.
  • There’s no denying that medical spa treatments can go a long way in beautifying your skin, from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to improving acne and rosacea.
  • One of the latest non-invasive facials on the market is HydraFacial – a treatment that claims to be “the most effective type of facial you can get.”
  • Ideally, you should come in for treatment once every two weeks.
  • Once your skin is in a good place, you could then go on a maintenance program of one HydraFacial a month.
  • The best way to apply a moisturizer is just after a shower, and while your skin is still damp.
  • You can also apply a moisturizer after cleansing your skin and applying a serum (if you use one).
  • A face pack can be a cleanser, a face mask, or something else.
  • It’s safe and gentle on all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.
  • This benefits all skin types and is especially helpful in reducing acne tendency.
  • A Hydra Facial treatment nourishes, protects and hydrates your skin with antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, and Peptides.
  1. Detox. This step is going to increase lymphatic circulation in your skin. Better lymphatic circulation not only helps move out toxins but also increases blood flow, providing extra oxygen to invigorate the skin. The skin is hydrated and supported by fresh lymph, restoring tone and firmness.
  2. Cleansing and Exfoliation. A vacuum-based abrasion tip will gently smooth away dead skin cells while delivering serum directly to the fresh new skin beneath. This serum is brimming with ingredients to revitalize and support your skin, such as lactic acid, glucosamine, antioxidants, and botanical extracts, all of which are customized to treat your skin’s needs.
  3. Brightening Agent. Now that pore-blocking old skin cells have been swept away, a glycolic and salicylic solution is applied to gently break up congestion in the pores. This will brighten your skin and at the same time prep the pores for the next step.
  4. Extraction. Unlike many facials, the extraction process is very gentle. Salicylic acid and honey are used to draw out blackheads and other impurities. This is an important step to ensure your pores are clean and able to benefit from the tightening effects of the treatment.
  5. Hydration. Now that your pores are clear and dead skin cells have been removed, your fresh new skin is ready to be treated. This step nourishes your skin and drenches it in moisture, with a mix of potent antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides and multi-peptides to support collagen. This step will leave your skin soft and plump with moisture, combating the appearance of wrinkles.
  • The best way to get rid of blackheads is by consistently using AHA’s and/or light peels to keep the pores clear.
  • Plus, by increasing the turnover of skin cells and thickening up the top layer, microdermabrasion can make blackheads worse – they become harder to remove and pores can become damaged and tough.