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How Long Does a HydraFacial Take?

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Have you ever had a treatment overrun and ended up late for a meeting? Perhaps you'd planned what you thought was the right amount of time but underestimated it? The fact of the matter is that we're all going to run late for something at some point, but that doesn't mean you can't prepare to avoid it as best as possible.


In this article, you'll learn exactly how long your HydraFacial should take, and we promise that by the end you'll be planning your treatment perfectly around your day!


How Long Should You Expect Your HydraFacial to Take?

The answer to this question can vary depending on your skin's condition and your skin concerns, as is the case with most skincare treatments. The time your HydraFacial will take depends on:

  • If you're having a regular HydraFacial.

  • If you need additional manual extractions.

  • If you opt for an extra booster with your HydraFacial.

  • If you opt for the HydraFacial with extractions and a booster.

Let's have a look at how long each option will take:


A Regular HydraFacial

Your regular HydraFacial is a relatively quick treatment that consists of 5 steps that will:

  1. Clean your skin

  2. Reduce fluid retention, which may be causing puffiness

  3. Exfoliate your skin

  4. Extract blockages such as comedones and impurities from your pores

  5. Hydrate and calm your skin

Your skin will be hydrated and glowing, and you'll be done in an hour. The HydraFacial process takes 30 minutes, and then you'll be under the light for an additional 30 minutes.


A HydraFacial with Manual Extractions
Facial treatment | An aesthetician performing manual facial cleaning on a female client.

You may need additional manual extractions if your skin is congested. Clearing out your pores will help you get the maximum benefit from your HydraFacial by allowing the active ingredients to penetrate deep within the skin.


The extent of extractions depends on how congested your skin is, but it's advisable to allow at least 15-30 minutes for extractions. This brings your total appointment time to around 75-90 minutes.


A HydraFacial with a Booster

HydraFacial boosters can be a great addition to your treatment to target specific concerns such as:

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Rosacea

  • Early signs of ageing

Adding an optional extra booster will add around 15 minutes to your treatment time, bringing it to a total of 75 minutes.


A HydraFacial with a Booster and Manual Extractions

If your skin is really congested and you feel that you need a booster for a specific concern, you can expect the treatment to take quite a bit longer than the regular HydraFacial.


With the manual extractions taking at least 15-30 minutes and the booster requiring an additional 15 minutes, the total treatment time comes to 90-105 minutes. We recommend however that you allow for 2 hours, just in case!


So there you have it; how long your HydraFacial will take depends on your skin concerns. Now you'll be confident in booking your HydraFacial around your busy day! If you're really interested in the HydraFacial then why not learn about the cost of the HydraFacial, and whether it's the best treatment for you? But, we understand that you may want to speak directly to a professional and begin creating your treatment plan. Click the button below and fill out the form to book your free consultation with Dr Hala if so, and you'll be taking the first steps to transform your skin!


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