Is the HydraFacial the holy grail of facials?

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It’s the A-list-adored treatment that’s available nationwide, here’s everything you need to know about the HydraFacial


If you’ve looked in the mirror recently and thought that your skin could do with a boost after a summer of holiday indulgence followed by an autumn of moisture-zapping central heating, then the HydraFacial might be the answer.

It’s a secret that beauty editors and A-listers have been trying to keep to themselves, but now this resurfacing and rejuvenating treatment is so readily available nationwide, it’s become the facial for everyone.

The principal is simple but effective – deep cleansing and exfoliation, extraction and finally hydration, by infusing skin with intensive serums through a unique HydroPeel tip.

Why it’s so popular

The HydraFacial is a red-carpet favourite of Beyoncé and Kate Winslet, in part due to the fact that it reveals youthful, radiant skin without any redness or irritation. Rather than aggravating the skin like traditional dermabrasion, the treatment involves hydradermabrasion which is a far gentler, but no less effective, way to vacuum out pores. This also helps the HydraFacial to deliver consistent results, unlike traditional facials where the outcome can sometimes vary.

Who it’s good for

While it appeals to all ages, complexions and concerns, the HydraFacial is ideal for those of you who aren’t quite ready for injectables but who want to see real anti-ageing results. Fine lines and wrinkles are instantly reduced thanks to use of hyaluronic acid and red LED light in the final stage to stimulate collagen and elastin production. It’s also great for brides-to-be who want to look glowing on their big day.

What to expect

Despite the fact that it’s more than a basic spa facial, there is nothing painful or uncomfortable about the process – it’s one of the most popular treatments at the Waterhouse Young Clinic because it is also a genuinely relaxing experience which feels like a cool paintbrush moving across your face.

Can you bespoke it?

Beyond the standard regime, there are targeted add-ons and boosters which means you can tailor the treatment to focus on your specific concerns.

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