What is Hydrafacial?

Hydrafacial targets many of the most common skincare concerns like signs of aging and dryness, all with no side effects. The Hydrafacial treatment takes just 30 minutes and requires no recovery time so that you can squeeze it into even the busiest of schedules.

This medical-grade resurfacing treatment cleans out the pores with the added benefit of hydrating the skin. HydraFacial is a four-step treatment that includes cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, and hydrating the skin with serums.

The Benefits of the Hydrafacial Treatment

Hydrafacial treatments can improve the skin in a lot of different ways. Some of the benefits of Hydrafacial include a brighter, more hydrated, and clear and plump complexion. It can also improve signs of aging, increase the skin’s firmness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, texture, lighten brown spots and reduce enlarged pores.

Hydrafacial Treatment Steps


Hydrafacial starts with a quick manual cleanse done by the esthetician, and the VortexFusion treatment with Activ4 follows that. This treatment combines exfoliating lactic acid and glucosamine HCI with antioxidant-rich algae. The combination softens and conditions the skin, preparing it for the next step.

Deeper Exfoliation

In the second step of the Hydrafacial, the skin is exfoliated. There are two different tips available for this part of the process, and one more aggressive than the other. They can deliver one of three different levels of glycolic acid (7.5%, 15%, or 30%) combined with 1.5% – 2% salicylic acid. The combination of chemical exfoliation from the peels and the physical exfoliation from the tip gives a good result quickly, without the wait and tingling that you might experience with a traditional chemical peel.


This step utilizes a different tip and Beta-HD to soften sebum with salicylic acid. After the skin is soft, the blackheads and sebum are suctioned out of the open pores. At the same time, spiraea ulmaria (Meadowsweet) flower extract calms and soothes, and honey extract hydrates the skin.


After the skin has been cleansed, extracted and exfoliated, it is ready for an infusion of peptides (magnesium, copper, and zinc), antioxidants (green tea extracts and horse chestnut seed) and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid attracts water to the skin, therefore keeping it hydrated and plump.

The results of a Hydrafacial are a radiant glow and beautiful softness to the skin. You’ll feel like a million bucks – just the way you want to feel when you walk into a big event and all eyes are on you.

For more information on the Hydrafacial treatment at our Raleigh or Cary Spas, contact BodyLase at 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary).