What To Expect: HydraFacial For Newbs

Get Your Glow On, Baby!

What To Expect: HydraFacial for Newbs (Get Your Glow On, Baby!)


Okay–you decided it’s time to get your glow on.

You Googled “best HydraFacial near me.” You read all the reviews and found the best medspa in town. You bravely booked your first HydraFacial.

You’re ready to unclog those pores and bask in the dewy afterglow. Here’s what you need to know before your first HydraFacial visit.

Get Your Glow On: HydraFacial is the world’s leading hydradermabrasion treatment, designed to renew dull, tired-looking skin.

The Basics: What Is HydraFacial?

HydraFacial is the world’s leading hydradermabrasion treatment, designed to renew dull, tired-looking skin–giving you an effortless glow. 

HydraFacial uses a unique 3-Step protocol to achieve advanced exfoliation, pore extraction, and moisturization. The centerpiece of treatment is the patented vortex-fusion technology, which creates a vacuum-like effect that unclogs pores and removes dead skin cells from the top layers of skin. The specially designed HydraFacial handpiece also allows for simultaneous delivery of cleansing and hydrating agents throughout treatment.

During each step of treatment, different HydroPeel Tips are switched out on the handpiece. The provider makes adjustments to the pressure and suction settings on the handpiece depending on the response of the skin. 

HydraFacial treatment takes under an hour, and the results are apparent immediately. Treatment is pain free and there’s no down time. HydraFacial can be received once monthly, year-round.

Benefits of Receiving HydraFacial

It’s difficult to understate the benefits of HydraFacial. Confidence in your complexion can boost your overall mood and your mindset in amazing ways.

We can’t count the number of times a happy client exclaims something like “Oh my God, I’m glowing!” after their first HydraFacial. The skin feels clean and rejuvenated. Pores are less visible. It feels like your skin is breathing.

HydraFacial also works great as a targeted therapy for a variety of skin conditions. Common concerns include hyperpigmentation, dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and inflamed skin. Treatment can be tailored to your specific needs.

Which HydraFacial Option is Right for Me?

Most providers offer HydraFacial in three basic options:

  1. Deluxe HydraFacial (30-Minutes): This is an express option, includes standard 3-Step protocol for exfoliation, extraction, and hydration.
  2. Signature HydraFacial (45-Minutes): Advanced option, includes your choice of HydraFacial Booster Serum or LED light therapy.
  3. Platinum HydraFacial (60-Minutes): The ultimate skin workout, includes all of the above and addition of lymphatic drainage therapy.


At our clinic, the majority of clients choose the 45-Minute HydraFacial option. This option has a fair price point, gets you in and out the door quickly and still yields amazing results.

If you’re looking for the quickest and most cost effective option, a 30-Minute Express HydraFacial might be best for you.

The good news here is that you can’t really can’t go wrong with any of the above choices–all HydraFacial treatments include the patented 3-Step protocol for exfoliation, extraction and hydration. Check out all our HydraFacial options here.

Step It Up A Notch: HydraFacial Booster Serums

An image of a patient undergoing a Hydrafacial Booster Serum, a service offered at Bloom Health.

Booster Serums: Maximize your results and address specific concerns

Booster Serums are an optional upgrade during HydraFacial treatment. Think of a Booster Serum as a cocktail of ingredients that penetrates the skin in its fully cleansed state. Booster Serums are a great way to maximize treatment results and address specific skin concerns.

There are currently more than 17+ Booster Serums available to choose from. Booster Serums include ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Tranexamic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Retinol, Vitamin B, and Peptides.

One of our favorite Booster Serums brightening is Britenol, which includes Alpha-Arbutin (a natural brightening agent), Vitamin C (an antioxidant,) and Bearberry Extract (a natural brightening agent.) Try out different options here, see what works best for you!

Facial Add-Ons: Get Adventurous

Add-Ons: We love adding a 10-minute Steam Facial to HydraFacial for ultimate pore extraction.

Facial Add-Ons are another great way to spice up your HydraFacial. Typical Add-Ons might include dermaplaning, steam therapy, targeted pore extractions, HydroJelly Mask, or neck/body treatments. Just ask your HydraFacial provider what’s available before getting started. 

We love inserting a quick 10-minute Steam Facial in between Steps 1 & 2. This opens up the pores even more prior to HydraFacial extraction. 

Keep in mind, there may be a small added cost for these types of HydraFacial add-ons.

Day Of Treatment–How To Prepare For Your First HydraFacial

On the day of your HydraFacial treatment, arrive a few minutes early so you don’t feel rushed. Your provider will have intake paperwork with basic questions about your skin history. Make your provider aware of your treatment goals. Share any special skincare concerns you may have.

Many clients choose to wear comfortable, athletic clothing for their treatment. Your provider will most likely have a comfortable garment top to change into.

Arrive to your HydraFacial appointment with clean skin. If you’re wearing makeup, it’s no problem, your provider will gently cleanse the skin before getting started.

Otherwise, plan to relax. Feel free to ask your provider to dim the lights and put on some relaxing music, you deserve to chill out!

What to Look For in a Provider: HydraFacial Near Me

HydraFacial has succeeded in taking a highly variable cosmetic service–the lunchtime facial–and standardizing the process for both providers and consumers. Overall, standardization is a great thing. It ensures consistent and reliable results for the broadest number of people.

However, you want a HydraFacial experience that is something more than just “standardized.” You want treatment to be specific to you. You want the entire experience to be GREAT. Treatment should make you feel invigorated and energized. You should feel inspired to take care of your skin even better after you leave your appointment!

Find a local medspa with a welcoming environment where you feel comfortable with the staff. Find an aesthetic provider that understands your skin concerns, and can confidently develop a comprehensive skin plan for you.

HydraFacial is a monthly treatment, so you’ll want to find somewhere close to home or work. Look for somewhere with easy online scheduling and monthly facial packages for best savings.

There are lots of great choices out there for HydraFacial, don’t settle for anything less than the best!

Closing Thoughts: Getting Your Glow On with HydraFacial

The Right Stuff: HydraFacial is a very rewarding experience, especially in the hands of an expert provider.

HydraFacial is one of the most pleasing treatments we offer at our cosmetic clinic (perhaps second only to Botox!) The results are apparent immediately and you’ll leave the spa feeling bright and rejuvenated. Because of the excellent results, we consider HydraFacial to be one of the best “bang for your buck” treatments you can get at any medspa.

For those looking to establish a well-rounded skincare regimen, HydraFacial is a must have in the treatment lineup. Try out HydraFacial a few months in a row and see how your skin responds after each session. Enjoy the process of getting to know what works best for you. Enjoy the results–you deserve to glow!

Well, what’re you waiting for? Get yourself to the spa today!

Bloom Health is a premier provider of HydraFacial in Michigan and proud to serve Metro Detroit’s surrounding communities of Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Troy, Auburn Hills, Commerce, Farmington Hills, Walled Lake, Waterford, Novi, and Rochester Hills.

Call or text today to schedule your customized BH HydraFacial treatment with one of our skincare experts!

Schedule a treatment with one of our HydraFacial experts.


A 30-minute express HydraFacial typically costs $150-200. A 45-minute HydraFacial with Booster Serum and LED light therapy usually costs $200-250. A 1-Hour HydraFacial with Booster Serum, LED light therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is about $250-300. Check out all our pricing options here.

HydraFacial treatment takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes, depending on which HydraFacial option you choose.

No, HydraFacial isn’t painful. Treatment is generally pleasant and relaxing (unlike many other treatments at the medspa!) You may experience a mild tickling sensation during the hydra-dermabrasion portions of the treatment, especially during treatment around the nose.

No, HydraFacial does not have any downtime. Treatment is easily tolerated. Avoid lasers, microneedling, chemical peel and direct sun exposure for at least 1 week following your HydraFacial.

After your HydraFacial treatment apply any recommended serums, growth factors and moisturizers for maximum effect. Avoid lasers, microneedling, chemical peel and direct sun exposure for at least 1 week. Overall, commit to a healthy lifestyle after your treatment, with proper exercise, diet and hydration. Your skin will continue to thank you! 

Your skin may be sensitive after HydraFacial. It’s best to avoid direct sun exposure for 5-7 days following your treatment. Use an SPF moisturizer when going in the sun.

The risks of HydraFacial are minimal. Some clients may experience mild redness following hydra-dermabrasion. Rarely, there is a chance for allergic reaction to the ingredients used in HydraFacial.

The results from your HydraFacial typically last 3-4 weeks, until about the time of your next treatment. The effects of multiple treatments may have a cumulative effect.

HydraFacial can be received monthly, year-round. Many clients choose a monthly subscription plan for easy access.

Yes, HydraFacial is an FDA Cleared Class II platform for the purpose of skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, and skin brightening.

HydraFacial MD is only available through licensed medical professionals, and is performed under the direct supervision of a physician provider. HydraFacial technicians are trained and certified, and usually have a medical or aesthetician background. Meet our HydraFacial providers here.

There are no known risks to a developing fetus due to HydraFacial. However, HydraFacial has not been tested for safety on expectant mothers. Out of an abundance of caution–we recommend avoiding HydraFacial during pregnancy to ensure the absolute safety of your unborn baby. Your skin will be glowing from pregnancy, anyways!


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Dr. Nicholas Crawford

Dr. Crawford is a board certified medical physician with a special interest in guiding patients to their full health potential, combining aesthetic and medical wellness. He has extensive experience in the acute care and aesthetic settings.

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