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If you pay attention to beauty trends, you’ve certainly heard of the hydrafacial. It’s become so wildly popular that a treatment is given somewhere in the world every 15 seconds! How has this facial treatment become so popular? Check out the MD Beauty Labs Spa and Wellness Center in Palm Beach, FL to try this extraordinary facial for yourself.

What Is a Hydrafacial?

This special kind of facial uses a unique combination of other skincare treatments to create a hybrid treatment that does everything. It gives you a more even skin tone, gets rid of blackheads, moisturizes your skin, plus more! It’s all due to a high-powered hydrafacial machine that has a connected wand. The esthetician runs the wand over your face during each step, with different attachments, and that’s when the magic happens!

Step One: Vortex Cleaning

The first part of the treatment is exfoliation. It’s like getting microdermabrasion but without the gritty crystals everywhere. The esthetician will use a deplaning tool to sweep away all the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin. Removing the dead and dull skin cells allows for your skin to reflect more light, giving you a brighter appearance.

Step Two: Acid Peel

The term “acid peel” might put you on your toes, but this acid peel isn’t the same as the ones you may have had in the past. It won’t leave your skin stinging or burning; it’s actually gentle enough that it will go on unnoticed. The peel is made out of a non-irritant solution made of salicylic and glycolic acids. This solution works to go deep into your pores and loosen the debris all the way inside so that it can later be sucked out. Normal face washing can’t reach deep enough to dislodge the debris. The acid peel also helps prevent new acne from forming and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Step Three: Vortex Extraction

The next part of the treatment is the most exciting; it’s time for the extraction. But just as with the acid peel, this extraction is different. You won’t have to deal with those painful manual extractions that leave your skin inflamed and in pain. Instead, the wand delivers a high-powered vacuum suction that lifts any debris and impurities out of your pores. It simultaneously circulates a liquid that hydrates the skin and aids in the extraction. As the wand vacuums up the debris from your pores, it sucks the liquid up as well.

Step Four: Vortex Fusion

The final step in this treatment brings it all together. The wand applies a serum comprised of collagen and antioxidants. It promotes hydration and elasticity and will leave your skin feeling refreshed. It helps to detox your skin and rebuild its structure and function. It also helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and oiliness.

How Did It Get So Popular?

Now that we know how the hydrafacial works, let’s talk about how this treatment has become so wildly popular.

It Helps Skin Concerns of All Kinds

No matter what skin problems you have, and no matter what skin type you have, this treatment is the perfect solution. It helps smooth out and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It evens out complexion and tone and lightens dark spots and patches. It gets rid of deep blackheads and cleans out your clogged pores. It shrinks enlarged pores so they return to their natural size. It helps to clear up acne and keep new pustules from forming. And, it reduces breakouts with oily skin. Whether you are trying to minimize the effects of aging or you’re a teenager trying to control your acne, this treatment is the perfect choice.

The Results Are Consistent

With most facial treatments, the results are inconsistent. This is because normal facials depend on the skills and abilities of the esthetician performing the treatment. Each time you go to a new esthetician for a facial, you’ll get completely different results. But not with this treatment. That’s because the hydrafacial machine does all the work.

There Aren’t Any Nasty Side Effects

One of the worst parts of a traditional facial is the side effects that come with extractions. Manual extractions include pinching and squeezing parts of your face to force the debris out of your pores. It leaves you in pain and with inflammation and redness in your skin that can last for over a day. But this new facial treatment isn’t like that. The combination of microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and vacuum power lifts debris out of your pores to provide a much more effective extraction than traditional facials, without the pain and side effects.

You’ll Have Instant Gratification and No Down Time

This kind of facial treatment is one of the only ones that doesn’t have any downtime. That means that you don’t have to wait for your skin to settle in order to see the results of the treatment. You’ll be able to see and feel them instantly. And the whole treatment itself only takes about a half an hour, so you can easily schedule it into your lunch break, and continue on with your day with your skin looking and feeling its best. Or even better, schedule a session right before a big event, like a wedding or prom, so you can arrive glowing in a way you never have before.

It Works Well With Other Treatments

Another great aspect of this facial treatment is that you can do all your dermatology needs in one visit. You can stop in for the facial and also get some Botox or top off your fillers. You can even combine this facial with light and laser treatments to get the most out of your visit!

It’s Extremely Customizable

This treatment can easily be tailored with customizable add-ons and boosters to really focus on the patient’s priorities. Whether you’re worried about fine lines and wrinkles, inflammation, or acne, there are boosters that can be added to help your skin in the ways that your unique complexion needs and deserves. Let’s review some of our favorite boosters to integrate into a treatment.

Regen GF Booster

This booster uses a wide range of proteins combined with M-007 Fulvate Complex to boost the production of collagen and elastin. This works to diminish the appearance of fine lines in the skin. This booster also helps to capture and remove toxins and irritants from the skin.

Hydraglucan Intense Hydration Booster

This booster uses a cocktail of ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, glucan, and betaine. These ingredients work to protect your skin and aid its rejuvenation. It hydrates your skin and helps it repair itself, leaving it radiating. This booster also helps to address signs of aging, like getting rid of fine lines.

Keravive Peptide Complex Booster

This booster can be applied to the face and the hair. It uses the Keravive Peptide Complex, which is a proprietary blend of growth factors and skin proteins that supports the appearance of healthier, fuller-looking skin and hair. It also uses panthenol, which a derivative of vitamin B5 which moisturizes and conditions hair and skin. Lastly, the arginine helps to build keratin and skin collagen proteins.

Together, the ingredients in this booster cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the scalp as well as the hair follicles and stimulate scalp circulation. It also removes dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities from the surface. It infuses the scalp and hair follicles with growth factors and skin proteins that give you healthier and fuller-looking hair.

Alastin Trihex-Pro Booster

This booster combines phosphatidylserine, tremella fuciformis mushroom, palmitoyl dipeptide-5, and acetyl hexapeptide-38. The phosphatidylserine helps to support the skin’s ability to maintain healthy levels of collagin. The palmitoys dipeptide-5 aids proteins that maintain the structure of the skin. Acetyl hexapeptide-38 supports healthy adipose tissue, or fat tissue, to give you the perfect amount of skin plumping. And lastly, the tremella fuciformis mushroom improves your skin’s ability to maintain moisture.

This booster helps to clear out any damaged collagen and elastin as well as supports the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles as well as the appearance of thinning skin. This booster improves the overall texture and tone of your skin to give you a more youthful complexion.

Circadia Protec Plus

This option uses diffuporine peptide to increase skin hydration and an intrinsic cell hydrator. The brightenyl delivers antioxidants to your skin and protects against any inflammation, as well as reduces the pigmentation that goes along with it. AcquaCell is used to increase the hydration levels of the skin to diminish fine lines. And lastly, hyaluronic acid is designed to maximize the hydration effect and get the key ingredients where they need to go.

Together, all of these ingredients protect the skin from free radical damage, give you optimal hydration, and reduce any visible signs of redness.


This boost uses alpha-arbutin, vitamin C, and a bearberry extract. The alpha-arbutin is a brightening agent, as is the bearberry extract. The vitamin C is an antioxidant. All these ingredients work to brighten and balance your skin tone and minimize the appearance of dark spots in your complexion.


This booster uses growth factors to promote hyaluronic acid and collagen production. It helps to improve skin health and vitality by giving it youthful properties. It also works to minimize the appearance of wrinkles by using naturally derived growth factors.

Perk Total Eye

This option uses actineyes, aldavineTM 5x, and phytomoist. The actineyes helps to address the skin laxity that causes under-eye bags by supporting the health of collagen, increasing the firmness of the skin, and protecting the skin from impurities. The aldavineTM 5x helps your capillaries maintain health to reduce the pigmentation that causes dark circles. And the phytomoist addresses hydration and overall suppleness of the skin by maintaining a water balance.

Together, all these ingredients hydrate and brighten the eyes, reduce the puffiness around the eyes as well as dark circles, and help to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps your eyes look as bright and healthy as they did in your youth.

Get Started Today

No matter what age you are or what issues your skin is facing, getting a hydrafacial is the best way to keep your complexion clear, hydrated, and looking its very best. It’s clear by now why this facial treatment is the favorite of everyone from celebrities to stay-at-home moms: it gets the job done right, every time. If you’re ready to invest in your skin and regain your youthful complexion, you’re ready for a hydrafacial.

For more information on facial treatments, or to book a consultation, contact us at MD Beauty Labs Spa and Wellness Center, conveniently located in Palm Beach, FL.

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