What is a HydraFacial?

Every 15 seconds. That’s how often a HydraFacial is carried out globally, making it one of the most popular beauty treatments in the world.


A go-to for celebrities and beauty editors alike, the reason for its adulation is clear; this facial works for everyone, targeting a spectrum of skin concerns in one session.

But, how exactly does the HydraFacial work? Here, we look at the benefits, the steps involved, and the unique ways we can supercharge its effects – only at Mallucci London.

The benefits of a HydraFacial

Blackheads, blocked pores and acne… The HydraFacial helps to blitz them all, using a special machine with Vortex-Fusion technology for painless, redness-free extractions. But the machine doesn’t simply extract – it also delivers a cocktail of hydrating antioxidants directly into your pores, taking care of dryness, dullness and fine lines, too. That means all of your skin goals – clean, clear, glowy, fresh and plump – are ticked off after one treatment, without any post-facial down-time required. No wonder it’s so popular.

How to supercharge a HydraFacial

At Mallucci London, we tailor every HydraFacial to suit your complexion, ensuring you get exactly what you and your skin need on that day. Before we start, we offer a complimentary Visia Skin Analysis, which measures your skin pigmentation, pore size, sun damage, texture and wrinkles. This is a key part of your skin journey, and will be carried out every three months, so you can see the condition of your skin gradually improving from treatment to treatment.

It also allows us to custom fit your facial. This could mean giving you extra extractions on a congested t-zone, or a bumped-up dose of hyaluronic acid to soothe and comfort parched, lacklustre skin. These updates don’t need to be pre-booked – we can advise on them during your appointment, then instantly tweak your HydraFacial to make it more bespoke.


The six steps in a HydraFacial

With your VISIA scan as a guide, we’ll build your tailored tweaks into six key steps for the most bespoke HydraFacial in London. Here’s what to expect from each session…

Step 1: Lymphatic drainage to de-puff

Few things are more transformative than the HydraFacial’s mechanical lymphatic drainage. By boosting circulation, it helps to de-puff facial contours, making you look fresh and well-rested.

2. Deep cleansing and exfoliation

Your deepest cleanse yet. The HydraFacial ‘vortex pen’ glides over your complexion to purify and exfoliate, working deep into pores for a complete detox – ideal for city skin.

3. Glow-boosting AHA peel

We’ve cleansed; now we glow. A tailored AHA peel is applied to the skin to dial up brightness and dissolve any remaining dulling dead skin cells.

4. Extraction of blackheads and impurities

Perhaps the most talked-about step in a HydraFacial; the extraction process sees a spiral suction tip smoothed over skin, this time to tackle blackheads and pull out impurities. A canister on the end of the suction device allows you to see what’s coming out of your pores – a detail that proves surprisingly satisfying.

5. Delivery of hydrating nutrients

After sucking out the bad, we push skin-loving nutrients back into your pores, customising the blend based on what your skin needs at that time. This is all part of Mallucci London’s bespoke service. It might be that you crave an extra shot of vitamin C to enhance radiance, or want a surge of hyaluronic to plump fine lines and target dry spots.

6. LED light to stimulate collagen

Finally, your cleansed, detoxed and nourished skin is bathed in an LED light to promote collagen production and kill off acne-causing bacteria. This also helps to reduce any redness from the extractions, allowing you to step out of the clinic with ready-to-glow skin.


How quickly will I see the HydraFacial benefits?

The HydraFacial delivers instant gratification, giving you a fresh-faced look and feel from the moment we switch off the LED light. A-listers book in for treatments ahead of red carpet events, while brides like to come in one or two days before their big day as part of their essential wedding prep. You’ll see results fast, making it the ultimate pre-event facial.

How long will the HydraFacial results last?

One facial takes 50 minutes for up to 3 weeks of clear, calm, dewy results. Makeup goes on smoother, blackheads are minimised, dullness is vanished and skin feels balanced. We recommend monthly HydraFacials and, at Mallucci London, your complimentary VISIA scan will allow you to keep track of your progress from one session to the next.

Ready to book and begin your HydraFacial skin journey? Arrange a consultation by calling us at 0203 915 7400 or fill out our online request form.

Up next: Learn all about CoolSculpting – our results-driven body contouring treatment – or read up on PRP, aka the Vampire Facial.


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