HydraFacial Benefits: Are They For You?

Asian lady delighting in smooth skin to illustrate HydraFacial benefits
Medically Reviewed
June 6, 2022

Did you know that someone receives a HydraFacial worldwide every 15 seconds? The HydraFacial is a “one-stop-shop” non-invasive treatment that quickly gained popularity in skincare and social media. That means there must be some HydraFacial benefits to be had!

Could it be because this patented, ultra-hydrating microdermabrasion technology

  • is suitable for all skin types,
  • requires no downtime, and
  • provides stunning results?

Keep reading to find out why you should consider graduating from your regular facial to a HydraFacial instead!

What is a HydraFacial?

A HydraFacial is a non-invasive skin treatment available only in medspas and dermatology offices. Its unique hydra-dermabrasion procedure is like an all-in-one treatment that cleanses, extracts, and hydrates the skin.

However, even though the 3-Step HydraFacial Procedure deep cleans, a HydraFacial is gentle enough for almost any skin type. In addition, unlike a regular spa facial, a HydraFacial provides more dramatic results, leaving skin smooth and radiant.

HydraFacial Benefits

The HydraFacial improves overall skin texture, tone, and appearance, but it can also help with specific skin issues and conditions. In addition, Hydrafacial results tend to be even better than microdermabrasion results because the treatment  exfoliates your skin while also pumping it up with beneficial serums and moisture.

1 Reduces the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation

A Hydrafacial can help even out skin tone because it effectively reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation. During the second step of a Hydrafacial, a facial peel is applied, which dissolves and removes excess sebum, dirt, and dead skin cells. After the peel, a vacuum sucks the excess oil and dead skin away and seals off the pores. HydraFacial exfoliation also increases cell turnover, encouraging more even skin tone.

2 Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Regular HydraFacial treatments can help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Not only does the HydraFacial exfoliation process remove layers of thin, dry, aging skin, but it also stimulates collagen production. New collagen, combined with the nourishing ingredients of a hydrating serum, makes skin smoother and firmer, while wrinkles and fine lines fade away.

3 Clears Clogged Pores

The acid peel portion of a HydraFacial treatment dislodges and partially dissolves comedones – the accumulation of dirt, excess oil, and dead skin cells trapped inside pores. The vacuum attachment on the HydraFacial machine sucks out these impurities, unclogging your pores and giving them a nice deep clean.

4 Reduces the Appearance of Scars

Scar tissue results from a build-up of collagen that happens while a wound heals. Scars are thicker and often appear slightly more raised or depressed than the surrounding skin. They usually also contain less melanin than undamaged skin. This makes them appear lighter in color than the rest of your skin. HydraFacial treatments resurface the skin, softening the edges of scars and reducing their appearance. This is one of the most welcome HydraFacial benefits if you have facial scars that upset you.

5 Reduces the Appearance of Large Pores

If you’re tired of looking at the large pores around your nose, then a HydraFacial can help. Pores often look large or dilated because dead skin cells, sebum, dirt, and other impurities have gotten lodged. A clean, unclogged pore appears smaller. HydraFacial’s deep cleaning properties get rid of the build-up and reduce the appearance of large pores.

6 Decreases Signs of Aging

A key HydraFacial benefit is hydration. It’s so crucial to the process that the word “hydration” is built into the machine’s name. Hydrated skin is more elastic and plump, affecting fine lines, wrinkles, and skin elasticity. In addition, when your skin is hydrated, it can also soak the serums used during a HydraFacial more deeply into the skin, giving you even better results.

7 What Else?

With that wide range of benefits, you probably wonder, “does a HydraFacial work for acne?” Unfortunately, the answer is yes and no. Because a HydraFacial unclogs pores and sucks away dead skin,  it can help prevent acne breakouts, but getting a HydraFacial on top of active acne is a no-go. Active acne contains pus. Pus contains bacteria. If you were to get a HydraFacial during a breakout, the bacteria would spread all over your face, causing more acne and even cysts.

How Does the Machine Bring About All These HydraFacial Benefits?

The HydraFacial machine looks like a computer with tubes coming out of it. At the end of the tubes are various attachments that contribute to the 3-Step HydraFacial process:

Step 1:

Cleanse and peel. Your practitioner will use an attachment that has a spiral to cleanse the skin using Vortex-Fusion. A spiral attachment sucks up dead skin and oil while delivering customized skin serums simultaneously.

Step 2:

Extract and hydrate. This is a deeper cleaning where debris and build-up are removed from your pores with the ‘painless’ suction system that delivers moisture back into the skin at the same time.

Step 3:

Fuse and protect. This step saturates your skin with a customized blend of antioxidants and peptides, giving you a post-facial glow.

With all of this talk of exfoliating, vacuuming, and sucking, you’re probably wondering how a HydraFacial feels! 

Unlike other types of facials, the entirety of a HydraFacial is performed using the HydraFacial machine. The Vortex Technology can feel tingly or scratchy on the skin, but the process is not painful. You can feel the suction as your provider glides the attachments across your skin. Some people describe the experience as relaxing and therapeutic.

Everyone’s skin is different, so how it feels to you will depend on how sensitive or reactive your skin is.

HydraFacial Add-ons and Booster Serums

One of the fun things about a HydraFacial is the add-ons and booster serums! Booster serums are more concentrated than the standard serums and personalized to address your specific skin concerns, including:

  • Anti-aging
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne
  • Redness or sensitive skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Ready to Hit Refresh on Your Skin?

Our nurses at Nava Health are specially trained to offer HydraFacial treatments.

At Nava, we want to make sure you and your skin walk away smiling. You can choose from our range of add-ons or upgrade to Deluxe and Platinum HydraFacial treatments for a more powerful facial. Contact us for a HydraFacial appointment today!

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We tell you everything you need to know about seven main HydraFacial benefits so you can see if one is exactly what you're looking for! We even tell you how the process works and feels!