Want to find out more about a surgical or non-surgical procedure? Enquire now and we'll be in touch to assist you further.

CALL NOW  020 3819 6130


Treatment Snapshot
Open Close
Duration Duration
45 minutes
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
Hospital stay Contraindications
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Anyone on 'Roaccutane' (or finished a course less than 6 months ago), Recent waxing, Leave 2 weeks after any facial laser or injectables, Recent facial surgery
Downtime Downtime
Results Final Result
A brighter more radiant complexion, an improved youthful hydrated appearance. Immediate results
Suitable for Suitable for
Anyone with general skin concerns wanting improved complexion and cleaning of pores

The HydraFacial is a deep-cleansing and exfoliating facial treatment and has been hailed as a big advancement on the traditional Microdermabrasion.

The combination of specially formulated serums and the vacuum-based skin abrasion tip is what makes this facial so unique.

Top 5 FAQs for HydraFacial Treatments

What is the HydraFacial?
Open Close

The Hydrafacial™ or Hydradermabrasion treatment as its technically known, is a relatively new procedure in aesthetic technology. It is evolved from its older cousin Microdermabrasion which is a non surgical process of removing the face's outer layer of dead or damaged skin using a stream of microcrystals blasted onto the surface of the skin. However the primary difference between microdermabrasion is that with the Hydrafacial there is a lack of any crystals used to assist in the exfoliation process, and uses instead a specially shaped spiral tip which exfoliates and removes impurities along with applying various serums that cleanse, hydrate and provide antioxidant infusion during the treatment process. This is therefore less harsh than the microdermabrasion yet even more efficient. It takes its name from the root word Hydrate; 'to cause to take up moisture'. This ability to moisturize the skin differentiates the HydraFacial from other forms of skin rejuvenating and microdermabrasion procedures. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.

Is it clinically proven to work?
Open Close

Yes. A number of clinical trials into the use of hydradermabrasion and the associated application of antioxidant serums, both as a stand-alone treatment and in conjunction with other non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures, such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), have been carried out by Physicians. One study in America, used 20 volunteers being split into two groups, with one group having six hydradermabrasion treatments using the mechanically applied antioxidant serum, spaced 7 – 10 days apart, and the other group simply had the serum applied manually, again for six treatments spaced 7 – 10 days apart. Results were gathered two weeks after the final treatment and these showed that the group treated with hydradermabrasion demonstrated increased thickness in the skin layers, with the deposition of new collagen fibres and increased levels of antioxidants in the skin. Fine lines, pore size and hyperpigmentation were also decreased following treatment. The other group showed no change in skin structure, clinical attributes (such as wrinkling, hyperpigmentation etc.) or antioxidant levels. It was therefore concluded the Hydrafacial™ treatment effectively improved skin quality and increased the antioxidant levels present in the skin, whilst the lack of an abrasion element and a manual application of antioxidants did not result in detectable skin changes.

Why would HydraFacial be good for my skin?
Open Close

Hydration is the foundation of any healthy, radiant skin. Irritation and dehydration of the skin has been proven to increase signs of aging. The HydraFacial is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment.

In simple terms, what does the HydraFacial achieve?
Open Close

The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities within the skin, while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. Hydrafacial effectively and safely improves skin quality by increasing its thickness, repairing the dermal matrix and delivering beneficial antioxidants. Clinical improvements include better facial tone and texture, less skin colour patchiness and fewer fine lines. The procedure is ideally suited for those desiring non invasive facial rejuvenation with minimal recovery.

What does the HydraFacial device consist of?
Open Close

The Hydrafacial is a multi-platformed device that allows a range of different skin application treatments depending on your needs. Its efficiency does however center around the special tip, which is the unique part of the device, and is known as the Hydropeel™ Tip. The treatment works differently from traditional microdermabrasion due to the spiral shape of the tip, which has multiple abrasive edges, meaning that the skin is exfoliated several times as the tip is moved over it in a planing motion, whilst the serums applied soften the skin and sebum (skin oils) making it much easier to extract away impurities.

Price Information

From £160

Hydrafacial £160. Course of 3 is £420 & a course of 6 is £800 (add ons e.g derma builder, accent or light fusion are an additional £40)

Get in touch

Need further advice or interested in this treatment? Make an enquiry and we'll be in touch with you as soon as we can.


We regularly send exclusive offers as well as new treatment news and exciting updates to Karidis patients and followers.
You can receive these too, we promise it's worth it because we think you are!
So you are aware of how your data is used by us please read our Privacy Policy before entering your details.

The process was smooth and painless and actually kind of relaxing. Most importantly, I can already see a MAJOR difference on the cellulite on my legs and butt. I am seriously impre...

Karolina is always a joy to work with - kind, considerate and very professional and creating an aura of trust. She makes the Ulthera treatment painless and that's not an easy task!

CoolSculpting image
Real Life Stories
Our Clinics - London
Our History
How Not To Get Old Channel 4
Liz Jones' Facelift Diary


The testimonials throughout the website are based on each individual's experience and results may vary from person to person.


We regularly send exclusive offers as well as new treatment news and exciting updates to Karidis patients and followers.
You can receive these too, we promise it's worth it because we think you are!
So you are aware of how your data is used by us please read our Privacy Policy before entering your details.

The Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth
Third Floor
60 Grove End Road
London, NW8 9NH
KARIDIS CLINIC App available to download now

Mr Alex Karidis is delighted to offer his very own Karidis Clinic patient journey app to support all your pre and post procedure needs

Karidis is a trading name of Loretto Clinic LLP. Registered in England No. OC315820