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Why HydraFacials Have Become The Go-To Treatment For Acne

Updated: October 9, 2022

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While there are many acne treatments available out there today, HydraFacials are rapidly taking over as one of the most sought-after procedures. This treatment offers patients a fully customizable facial that exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates while delivering acne treatments directly to the skin.

HydraFacials offer both prevention and correction for those suffering from all types of acne. In this post, we will discuss what a HydraFacial is and how it can help you get rid of your acne.

What is a HydraFacial?

HydraFacial treatment is a refreshing, non-invasive spa facial that exfoliates and hydrates while delivering acne treatments directly to your skin. The treatment uses the HydraFacial MD machine, which will cleanse, extract and vacuum out the majority of sebum and debris such as dirt and oil from your skin.

Next, a HydraFacial has four different phases designed to cleanse and infuses serums into your skin:

-Infusion: This step delivers antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, or glycolic acid into the skin to hydrate and nourish.

-Hydration: This infuses your serum to plump and hydrate the skin, and has been shown to improve fine lines and wrinkles.

-Vortex Cleanse: This pass uses HydraFacial’s vortex technology to cleanse pores and remove blackheads, dirt, and debris from the skin.

-Exfoliation Pass: This last pass further exfoliates the skin for a smoother, brighter appearance.

Treatments are customized based on your specific skin needs, which is why HydraFacials are becoming so popular for treating acne. The use of a cleansing vortex and customized serum delivery reduces debris from your pores while simultaneously reducing inflammation and prevent future breakouts.

HydraFacials also use various antioxidants, peptides, and essential oils to promote collagen and elastin production, making skin firmer and more elastic.

How Will a HydraFacial Help My Acne?

Many different acne treatments are available today, but HydraFacials can help with all types of acne symptoms including blackheads, whiteheads, and cystic acne. Below, we will discuss five ways HydraFacials help mitigate acne.

1. HydraFacials help to achieve better penetration of the topical serums and allow for deeper results.

HydraFacials are especially effective for those with acne because they allow the topical serums to have improved skin penetration. HydraFacials also allow better penetration because HydraFacial machines pass over the skin more easily.

HydraFacials can also deliver specific, customizable serums straight to the area of treatment, which gives better results than when topical serums are used alone. This helps enhance the effect of topical serums and medications so that you can control your acne more effectively.

2. HydraFacials can also help with current acne breakouts.

HydraFacials can reduce acne breakouts within the first few treatments. This is because the treatment uses antioxidants, peptides, and essential oils designed to kill bacteria that cause acne while also reducing inflammation.

Treatments can even help with scarring and hyperpigmentation caused by acne because of their ability to remove debris and excess pigment in the skin.

3. HydraFacials offer deep exfoliation without damaging the skin.

HydraFacials also offer exfoliation benefits that some other acne treatments can’t provide.

HydraFacials achieve this by going deep into the skin with exfoliation and then delivering topical serums to reduce acne and inflammation. HydraFacials also give a deep clean without drying out the skin, which can be an issue with other singular acne treatments, such as face scrubs or chemical peels.

HydraFacials also go deep into the pores to clean out any dirt or debris which can prevent acne from forming.

4. HydraFacials are a non-invasive way to treat many different issues caused by acne.

This treatment addresses several issues caused by current acne, including blackheads, whiteheads, and cystic acne.

HydraFacials are also great for treating congestion, clogged pores, hyperpigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles, and pigmentation irregularities. This gentle treatment is very delicate, which creates less pain and discomfort for many clients. HydraFacials are even gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin types.

5. HydraFacials help to prevent acne from returning at the source.

HydraFacials prevent acne from occurring in the first place by killing bacteria and reducing inflammation. Treatments also help clear up current acne breakouts, which prevent future acne from happening due to leftover debris that can lead to new blemishes.

However, it’s important to note that HydraFacials can’t wholly stop breakouts from happening, but it can help reduce the severity of acne and scarring after a breakout has occurred. If you are looking to stop acne in its tracks, we recommend combining your HydraFacials with other common acne treatments as well.

HydraFacials with Other Treatments

For your HydraFacial to work best, you can combine it with other treatments designed to help acne. For example, HydraFacials can be combined with treatments such as a laser facial or the IPL PhotoFacial, which is a great way to get rid of any acne scarring from past breakouts.

The HydraFacial also combines well with these common acne treatments, including chemical peels, and other treatments for pigmentation issues and scarring.

Since HydraFacials does an excellent job of clearing up congestion, they allow all of your topical treatments to penetrate deeper into the skin. HydraFacial Reviews HydraFacials are also highly reviewed by clients who have used this treatment for acne, congested skin, and fine lines/wrinkles.

Side Effects

HydraFacials have virtually no side effects because of how gentle they are. Typically, there is very little redness or pain associated with treatment. HydraFacials are known for being gentle while also achieving outstanding results.

The day you receive treatment, you might experience some slight redness. But HydraFacials are usually well-tolerated, and most people feel ready to go back to their regular activities.


HydraFacials are a great non-invasive acne treatment that offers many benefits to the skin. They provide deep exfoliation, use topicals to kill acne-causing bacteria, and remove excess debris that contributes to acne formation. HydraFacials also help to prevent future breakouts from happening due to their anti-inflammatory properties.

For more information about HydraFacials or other treatments for your skin type, contact our office today or book an appointment! Our experienced staff is happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa