What is a Hydrafacial?

Are you noticing your skin looking a bit duller than usual? Or is it that fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots are starting to show with age? While this is a normal part of ageing, with some tender loving care, there are ways that you can keep your youthful skin for a little longer.

Hydrafacials are a very popular skin health solution to address specific skin concerns in just one treatment. Not only this, but they also come with no downtime or side effects. Keep on reading to learn how you can reverse the signs of ageing skin.


So, What is a Hydrafacial?

Simply put, a Hydrafacial is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment that clears out pores and hydrates the skin. This patented technology combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection in one.

The result? Clearer, more beautiful and radiant skin tone with no discomfort or downtime. Hydrafacials address a range of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, even tone and vibrancy, skin texture, brown spots, oily and congested skin, and enlarged pores. Keep reading to find out how this is achieved.


How Does It Work and Can I Expect During a Hydrafacial Treatment?

A Hydrafacial treatment is a multi-step process that typically lasts about 60 minutes (unless you opt for our Express Hydrafacial). Here are the six steps involved to help you achieve a high level of cleansing and hydration.


Step 1: Skin Detox

During this stage, we aim to increase the circulation of blood flow and eliminate any toxins in the skin through the use of a specially formulated lymphatic drainage technique.


Step 2: Cleanse & Exfoliate

Dead skin cells and impurities are gently lifted for a deep-cleaning result. This process removes dead skin cells and impurities to reveal a fresh new layer of skin. This deep clean is essential before preparing for the third stage of the treatment.


Step 3: Applying a Brightening Agent

At this stage, your skin has undergone a thorough detox, cleaning and exfoliation and is ready for a gentle salicylic and glycolic solution to be applied. This helps to loosen any dirt and debris from your pour to give it a deeper skin cleanse. It also helps to give you a magical glow by brightening your skin.


Step 4: Extraction Time!

It’s now time to remove any blackheads and other impurities that may be clogging your pores. To do this, we use honey extract and salicylic acid, both extremely helpful ingredients for the skin.


Step 5: Hydrate

To quench the thirst of your skin, replenish it and help keep it bouncy, we use a combination of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides. Hydration isn’t only important for optimal body function, your skin also thrives when it’s not dehydrated.


Step 6: Rejuvenation

In the final step of the treatment, we focus on rejuvenating your skin. By this, we mean focusing on stimulating collagen production and reducing redness to leave your skin glowing. To do this, we use an LED light.


Is A Hydrafacial Suitable for Every Skin Type?

Yes – whether you have oily, dry, or sensitive skin, a Hydrafacial treatment is suitable for you. During a consultation, our skin experts will listen to your circumstances, which will allow them to tailor the serums used during the treatment to address particular skin concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation, or ageing.

Please note, however, that there are some situations that may restrict or completely prevent you from having a Hydrafaial. These include:

  • If you have an active rash
  • If you have sunburn
  • If you have rosacea
  • If you’ve taken Roaccutane, Accutane or Isotretinoin in the past 6 months
  • If you’re pregnant
  • If you’re using topical steroids
  • If you’ve just had Botox or fillers
  • If you’ve used retinol in the past few days.

How Much Does A Hydrafacial Cost?

The cost of a Hydrafacial can vary depending on location and the specific needs of your skin. At Dr Yusra, our Hydrafacials start from £150. To make this treatment more accessible, we also offer an Express Hydrafacial from £99.


Do Hydrafacials Have Any Downtime After Treatment?

One of the most appealing aspects of a Hydrafacial is that there is no downtime. Unlike other treatments that may require a recovery period, you can return to your normal activities immediately after a Hydrafacial.

Your skin will look and feel refreshed and radiant right after the treatment. If you do happen to experience any redness post-treatment, don’t worry, this will quickly subside.


Do Hydrafacials Have Any Side Effects?

Hydrafacials are generally very safe and well-tolerated and most people experience no side effects. However, as with any skincare treatment, there is a slight chance of minor side effects, such as slight redness or sensitivity, immediately following the procedure.

These effects are usually short-lived and subside quickly. It’s important to discuss any skin sensitivities or allergies with one of our skincare providers before the treatment.


How Do I Know If I Need A Hydrafacial?

If you’re experiencing any of the following skin concerns, a Hydrafacial may be beneficial for you:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Brown spots
  • Oily and congested skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dry or dehydrated skin

Additionally, if you’re looking for a treatment that provides immediate results with no downtime, a Hydrafacial could be the perfect option. It’s an excellent choice for those who want to improve their skin’s appearance and health without the hassle of a lengthy recovery period… who’s got time for that?


Book Your Hydrafacial Treatments and Start Your Glow Up Journey Today

Ready to transform your skin back to its youthful state and achieve a radiant complexion? Book your Hydrafacial treatment today and take the first step to achieving a better complexion.

At Dr Yusra, we’re the experts when it comes to skincare and offer personalised Hydrafacial treatments tailored to your skin’s needs. Our experienced skincare professionals will ensure you receive the best care and achieve the best possible results.

Don’t wait to start your glow-up journey. Contact us today at 0333 224 4666 to schedule your Hydrafacial treatment and experience the many benefits of this revolutionary skincare solution. Why not also check out our other skin care treatments like Microneedling or Skin Peels to treat skin conditions like acne scars and ageing?

Dr Yusra Al-Mukhtar

Dr Yusra Al-Mukhtar

Dr Yusra is a distinguished dental surgeon and a skilled medical aesthetic clinician with a wealth of experience in maxillofacial head and neck surgery and skin cancer surgery. She holds an impressive academic background, having graduated with first-class honours in Medical Science and Healthcare Management from Imperial College London and earned Honours and Distinction as a dental surgeon from King’s College London. Dr Yusra is a Level 7 Trainer in medical aesthetics, in line with Ofqual guidelines, and is renowned for her expertise in providing natural-looking non-surgical facelifts and a range of aesthetic treatments. Her commitment to patient well-being and safety is unwavering, making her a trusted practitioner in the field.

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Kinga Podczaszynska
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I would like to say big thank you for Dr Yusra for today’s appointment and your professional opinion , definitely recommend
Mevish Arif
Mevish Arif
29 April 2024
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Very good experience, made me feel very comfortable . Realistic expectations and Dr Yusra has a good eye and procedure was done professionally with the utmost care .
Hafsa Noreen
Hafsa Noreen
18 April 2024
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I visited the Liverpool clinic for NSR treatment with Dr Lauren she was lovely welcoming and very talented. She went through everything with me in great detail and ensured I was comfortable and getting the right treatment, we discussed my concerns before the treatment so I felt very safe and knew I was in the best hands. I’m happy with the outcome and not to forget the follow up care and call which I didn’t expect. My advice is if you are thinking of getting any treatment then stick with the best professionals in the business and Dr Lauren is an asset to Dr Yusra’s team.
Beth Snape
Beth Snape
24 March 2024
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I have been going to dr yursa since 2022 starting with nose filler and now nose and chin filler and facials! The only team I would trust with my face super helpful and advise on treatments personalised to you and have seen massive improvements in my confidence but also visually with my skin! Thankyou x
18 March 2024
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I had a consultation and enzyme peel with Olivia. The consultation was very informative and helped tweak my skincare routine. The enzyme peel has rejuvenated my skin and was very relaxing.
E Khan
E Khan
10 March 2024
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Had very bad hallow eyes and dr yusra and her team were amazing with the process. Being a man it can feel uncomfortable to consider these procedures but they do everything to make it as smooth and comfortable as possible. Listen to the advice! Dr yusra analysed my face and realised it was cheeks that needed some help and not the under eyes, its given me such a fresh younger look and I couldn't be happier with the results!
29 February 2024
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Title: Exceptional Aesthetic Experience I recently had an aesthetic treatment at Dr Yusra Clinic, and I cannot express enough how pleased I am with the entire experience. From the moment I walked in, the staff displayed a level of professionalism and kindness that instantly put me at ease. Dr. Yusra, in particular, went above and beyond in ensuring my comfort. She took the time to calm my nerves and spent an extended period discussing my reasons for seeking the treatment. What truly set her apart was her thorough explanation of the treatment process. She didn't just outline the procedure; she made sure I understood every aspect, leaving no room for uncertainties. Dr. Yusra's genuine care for her patients was evident throughout the consultation. I felt valued and reassured, not just as a client, but as someone she genuinely cared about. She took the time to discuss various products, explaining why each was the best fit for me. Additionally, she offered valuable advice on other concerns I had, demonstrating a holistic approach to my well-being. One of the most comforting aspects of the consultation was the lack of pressure to proceed with the treatment. Dr. Yusra allowed me the time to carefully assess the costs involved and make a decision that I felt comfortable with. Her advice was not only honest but also presented in a factual and easily understandable manner. In conclusion, my experience at Dr Yusra Clinic exceeded my expectations. Dr. Yusra and the entire staff made me feel more important than just a client, providing a level of personalised care that is truly commendable. I highly recommend their services for anyone seeking not only effective aesthetic treatments but also a compassionate and considerate approach to patient care.
Ariana Fraval
Ariana Fraval
27 February 2024
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Wow well what can I say? What a lovely lady Dr Yusra is and so talented! She went through everything with me in SUCH detail and analysis in a way I have not experienced before, so before the treatment I felt very safe and sure she would do a great job. She did! I’m so happy with the teaks to my nose which has been wonky for years after several breaks. She also covered my whole face and discussed many areas where there was volume loss, or over active muscles etc. She was wonderful and I will definitely be booking in with her again! Thankyou SO much Dr Yusra!
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Jemma Milne
22 February 2024
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I have met Dr Yusra on 3 occasions now and each time she has immediately made me feel at ease, she is so friendly and approachable and has advised me on exactly what treatments would suit me personally. She has maintained a natural look which I love and her knowledge is second to none. I would highly recommended Dr Yusra to anyone. A stunning clinic.
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Anisa Ali
19 February 2024
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Dr Yusra was absolutely amazing at the liverpool clinic. From the staff on reception, all the way to the entire procedure being completed, it was a very swift and efficient service. She made me feel completely comfortable and explained everything very well. Thank you for the amazing service.