Hydrafacial MD®


HydraFacial MD® is a unique non-laser skin resurfacing treatment that is appropriate for all skin types. The treatment can be customized to treat fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, hyperpigmentation, acne, and oily skin. HydraFacial MD® technology utilizes hydradermabrasion and vortex technology to deeply cleanse, exfoliate, treat specific skin conditions and intensely hydrate the skin. This is a non-invasive medical grade treatment which delivers immediate and sustained results without downtime.

Dr. Naidu has customized the HydraFacial MD® protocol for her patients as part of her prescribed regimen for skin health. Each patient receives a consultation with Dr. Naidu, followed by treatment which includes the following steps:


Lymphatic drainage is performed to help remove toxic buildup, decrease inflammation, and improve circulation, allowing oxygen and nutrients to reach the skin.


A cleansing serum containing glucosamine, algae extract, and lactic acid is delivered to your skin while the patented HydroPeel spiral tip exfoliates the skin to wash away dead skin cells. The level of exfoliation is customized to the individual patient.


A specifically selected glycolic and salicylic acid solution (7.5%, 15%, or 30%) then loosens impurities and debris that are lodged in the pores, typically without post-treatment peeling.


The spiral design of the HydroPeel tip allows for painless and highly effective extractions. The skin is then deeply hydrated with a solution containing salicylic acid, willow bark extract, honey, Tasmanian pepper, and Spiraea ulmaria flower extract.


Boosters are included in each treatment and are customized to the patient’s needs. These include options which smooth and refine (Dermabuilder); restore and firm (Connective Tissue Growth Factor); brighten (Britenol); hydrate; or calm. The most delicate areas of the face, the eyes and lips, are also targeted with each treatment. The Hydrafacial Perk™ Lip treatment includes exfoliation, rehydration, and light plumping, while the Hydrafacial Perk™ Eye treatment brightens, firms, and hydrates the peri-orbital region.


A finishing solution containing green tea extract, Miehei mucor extract, red algae extract, arnica flower extract, mineral peptides, and low-molecular weight hyaluronic acid is applied to calm, firm, and tone the skin.


Either red or blue LED lights are used at the conclusion of the treatment. Red LED lights have been shown to stimulate the circulation, while blue LED lights target and disrupt Propionibacterium acnes, the primary bacteria responsible for acne.

Hydrafacial MD® can be performed in conjunction with other therapies, including microneedling, Sciton BBL®, Botox®, and dermal fillers. The optimal combination and sequence is determined at the time of the initial consultation.

For general maintenance of the skin, we recommend a Hydrafacial MD® treatment at least every three months. For targeted treatment of specific skin concerns, such as hyperpigmentation, an initial series of 4-6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart may be recommended and will depend on your skin health and your goals. For more information, please visit www.hydrafacial.com.

What is HydraFacial?

HydraFacial is a non-laser skin resurfacing treatment which is non-invasive and appropriate for all skin types.

What does HydraFacial offer?

HydraFacial can be used to detoxify the skin with lymphatic drainage, deep cleanse and exfoliate, layer on a chemical peel, provide gentle extractions, and infuse targeted serums into the skin.

What Kind of Professional Performs These Procedures?

In general, a nurse or aesthetician performs the HydraFacial treatment.

How Does this Machine Perform a HydraFacial?

A textured tip is used to cleanse the skin with water pressure, while the attached suction removes dead skin cells in the epidermis. Exfoliation is performed with the application of salicylic and glycolic acids.

How Does a HydraFacial Help Improve the Health of the Skin?

HydraFacial improves skin health by deeply cleansing and exfoliating, by improving lymphatic drainage and circulation, and by the application of targeted serums to address areas of concern, such as pigmentation or collagen loss.

Does a HydraFacial Treatment Hurt?

HydraFacial treatments are very comfortable and even relaxing for most patients.

If a Patient Has Sensitive Skin, Can He or She Still Have a HydraFacial?

Al skin types are candidates for HydraFacial treatment.

After the Treatment, Is There Any Downtime?

There is no downtime after a HydraFacial treatment, but sunscreen should continue to be applied regularly.

How Often Does a Patient Need to Have HydraFacial Treatments to Maintain Healthy Skin?

Most patients will benefit from a general HydraFacial treatment once per month, while the deeper treatments can be done once every three months.

How Long Do HydraFacial Treatments take?

The length of a HydraFacial treatment depends upon how many procedural steps are being applied, but in general expect a treatment to last one hour for full treatment.

Is There Anything That Would Disqualify an Individual from Having HydraFacial Treatments?

Patients with open sores or active infections should not undergo treatment.

What Changes Can the Patient Expect to See After the HydraFacial Treatment?

Following a HydraFacial treatment, the skin looks brighter with more even skin tone. Areas of oiliness should be less prominent. Because the skin has been hydrated, fine lines and wrinkles may also be less visible.

When Will the Patient See the Results of His or Her HydraFacial Treatment?

Results from HydraFacial treatments are seen immediately and should last 3-4 weeks.

How is This Procedure Used to Drain Lymph Nodes in the Face?

HydraFacial is able to perform lymphatic drainage through the use of gentle suction which directs lymph away from areas of stagnation into the lymph node drainage basins for each region of the body.

What Are the Benefits of Having a HydraFacial with a Mechanical Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Lymphatic drainage performed at the time of a HydraFacial treatment can decrease facial swelling, improve the drainage of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens by delivering them to the lymph nodes, thereby assisting in detoxification and reduction of inflammation.


Hydrafacial MD® FAQs

Which is better for skin tone, Microdermabrasion or a HydraFacial?

Both microdermabrasion and HydraFacial can help to improve skin tone, but HydraFacial will provide additional hydration in addition to removing the top layer of dead skin cells.

What are the differences between the IPL, Microdermabrasion and HydraFacial procedures?

IPL uses light to heat tissue and stimulate healthy tissue, while HydraFacial removes dead skin cells and intensely hydrates the skin. Microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells from the top surface of the skin.

How many HydraFacials will I need to see results?

Most patients will notice a difference after the very first HydraFacial treatment, but the number needed will depend upon your goals. In general, treatments every 4-6 weeks are recommended for maintenance.

I use tretinoin; do I need to stop using it before my HydraFacial treatment?

It is recommended to stop treretinoin and any medical treatments to the face for at least one week prior to HydraFacial treatment.

I have rosacea; is it okay for me to have a HydraFacial done?

HydraFacial can be performed on patients with rosacea to help decrease inflammation and redness.

Is it okay for me to get a HydraFacial done while I am breastfeeding?

It is recommended that if you are pregnant or breast-feeding that you not have HydraFacial treatments as these use medical-grade ingredients which may not be safe.

How long do I have to wait after having injectables and BOTOX to have a HydraFacial?

Wait for 2 weeks after having injectables and Botox prior to your HydraFacial treatment.

I am having a HydraFacial; can I have BOTOX directly after?

Yes, Botox can be administered directly after your HydraFacial treatment.

I am having microneedling done; is it okay for me to have a HydraFacial with a peel on the same day?

Microneedling can be done on the same day as HydraFacial, but you may note increased skin sensitivity following the procedures.

I want to have either an extractor facial or a HydraFacial before a special event that is occurring in a week; would I heal in time if I had one of these?

HydraFacial treatments do not produce the redness and inflammation that are sometimes seen with traditional facials, and they are a better choice if you are preparing for an event.

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