HydraFacials: The Skin Care Treatment You Need

If you’re a skin care addict like us, you’re always looking for the latest fix — and the HydraFacial is it! This treatment basically takes a lot of traditional facial services, like peels, microdermabrasion, cleansing, and moisturizing, and packs them all into one gentler mega-treatment in just 30 minutes! And if you’ve ever seen someone who just got a HydraFacial in Austin, you know that they really “glow” the distance.

Seriously, the results are jaw-dropping: smooth, radiant, moisturized skin that will make you go, “HydraFacial, where have you been all my life?” Here’s everything you need to know about HydraFacial — and why you’re going to want to book one, stat.

Licensed aesthetician standing next to a HydraFacial workstation, holding it's vortex cleansing wand.

What Is HydraFacial, Anyway?

HydraFacial comes by its name honestly: water — along with beauty-boosting antioxidants and moisturizers — are vortex-infused into your skin with a special medical-grade device. This little doohickey can do it all: known as “hydradermabrasion,” this treatment simultaneously cleans and exfoliates your pores, removing toxins and impurities while bathing your beautiful face with healthy, nourishing targeted serums.

We know what you’re thinking: “Vortex? Seriously?” Despite the space-age-sounding terminology, the HydraFacial is a pretty down-to-earth treatment. The vortex describes the “whirling” motion of the device, which allows it to suck out the bad stuff and replace it with all the hydration and nutrients your skin loves at the same time.

Glowing Skin In 3 Steps

The whole treatment breaks down into three steps. First, we gently cleanse, exfoliate, and resurface the skin à la your traditional facial peel. Then we get down to extracting and hydrating. But unlike microdermabrasion or manual extractions, this gentler technique uses water to deeply clean skin and a suctioning force to “vacuum” out the pores — without the pain. Finally, we bathe your face with activating peptides and antioxidants so you can get that super-healthy, extra-radiant glow.

The great thing is that your esthetician will tailor your treatment to meet the specific needs of your skin. So if you have really clogged pores, our estis can give you a vitamin C enzyme mask. If you’re dealing with problem brown spots, we can give you a dose of patented treatments that will help reduce their appearance. Basically, the HydraFacial has never met a face it can’t fix.

Check out how our signature High-Touch HydraFacial works in the video below:


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Why We’re in Love with This Service

Okay, so we’re clearly superfans of HydraFacial. But there are some good reasons it’s got us so giddy:

It Helps You Put Your Best Face Forward

Not to sound like a broken record, but the results of a HydraFacial are hard to argue with. It’s great for all complexions and skin types. HydraFacial can even help with skin problems, like acne and oily or uneven skin. It can buff out brown spots, smooth wrinkles, soothe breakouts — the list goes on and on. And it’s gentle enough for even the most sensitive faces.

Dermatologists Love It

You know it’s a good service when doctors are just as into it as we beauty junkies are. The Derm Review praises HydraFacial’s gentler approach to exfoliation, making it a great alternative to microdermabrasion or laser treatments, since it won’t irritate your skin quite as much. And the reviews from clients on RealSelf say a HydraFacial is worth it!

It’s Completely Pain-Free

No offense to Beyoncé, but here at Viva we don’t believe that “pretty hurts.” One of the great things about the HydraFacial is that, unlike other intensive facial treatments, it’s completely pain-free. There are no weird reactions, scaliness, or scarring like you might find with some other facial services (looking at you, fraxel laser treatments).

It’s Super Fast and Convenient

If you’ve got thirty minutes, you’ve got enough time for a HydraFacial. And most people experience little to no side effects, meaning you can walk out the door and head straight to brunch and not feel like Frankenstein’s monster. In fact, you’ll probably have everyone asking how you got your face looking so gorg.Ready to get up close and personal with HydraFacial?

Viva Day Spa aesthetician providing a High-Touch Hydrafacial treatment to a skin care client at Viva Day Spa.

HydraFacial Options

Viva Day Spa + Med Spa offers four HydraFacial options in Austin at our three spa locations:

HydraFacial MD – 30 Minutes, $185

This quick, effective facial treatment delivers glowing skin in just 30-minutes.
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Deluxe HydraFacial – 45 Minutes, $235

Everything you get with the HydraFacial MD, plus your choice of one of two serums designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and minimize the appearance of dark spots. It also includes LED Light Therapy to address acne and signs of aging.
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High-Touch HydraFacial – 60 Minutes, $285

What do you get when you combine the deep cleansing and hydrating benefits of HydraFacial MD with the relaxing, hands-on elements of a facial? Viva’s signature High-Touch HydraFacial. It includes a skin analysis, custom masque, extra extractions (if needed), along with a arm, neck, and shoulder massage.
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Platinum HydraFacial – 60 Minutes, $335

Treat yourself to a super luxe day of facial bliss by adding revitalizing lip and eye treatments, plus a special beauty-enhancing Growth Factor Serum, all included in our Platinum HydraFacial MD service.
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How Much Is A HydraFacial?

A HydraFacial costs $150 in Austin at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa. Below is the price of all HydraFacial treatment options, including special savings on a series of three HydraFacials. Lock in your skin care regime and save with Viva’s HydraFacial package!

HydraFacial Type: Time: Cost Per Session: Package (3)
HydraFacial MD 30 minutes $185 $500
Deluxe HydraFacial 45 minutes $235 $625
High-Touch HydraFacial 60 minutes $285 $775
Platinum HydraFacial 60 minutes $335 $900

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