Patient Testimonial: Hydrafacial



Hydrafacial in New Jersey


What are the benefits of a Hydrafacial?

A Hydrafacial treatment helps with:

  • Fine lines + wrinkles
  • Dark spots + sun damage
  • Elasticity + firmness
  • Enlarged pores
  • Even tone + skin vibrancy
  • Skin texture

A Hydrafacial is gentle enough that everyone can benefit – regardless of skin type or texture.

“3 steps. 30 minutes. The best skin of your life” -Hydrafacial

A Hydrafacial is a medical-grade skin resurfacing treatment that clears pores, suctions toxins and takes around 30 minutes. This four-step treatment cleanses, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates the skin using serums that are infused into pores using the HydraPeel Tip. A Hydrafacial is not only effective – it’s soothing and relaxing.

The Process

The HydraFacial treatment starts with a cleansing process that removes dead skin cells. Next, a mix of acids (salicylic and glycolic) are gently applied to the skin, breaking up any dirt, oil and gunk that is clogging pores.

BONUS: You can tailor your Hydrafacial depending on your desired outcome. Your facialist can add extra serums to help brighten, tighten and plump.

  • Growth Factor Boost: Minimizes fine lines + wrinkles, restoring skin health and vitality.
  • Dermabuilder Boost: Minimizes signs of aging and recharges skin with a combo of peptides.
  • Britenol Boost: Minimizes dark spots and sun spots for a youthful glow.

Lastly, the HydraPeel Tip is used to vacuum out blackheads, dirt, oil and other impurities while hydrating your skin with special serums leaving it glowing. While this gentle suction is happening, the HydraPeel Tip is adding nourishing serums to your skin. The best part of a Hydrafacial? They have a strict no pain protocol. Finally a facial that is customizable, gentle and pain-free with impressive results. 

What are the side effects?

One of the many reasons a Hydrafacial is so popular is that there are hardly any side effects and essentially no downtime post-treatment. A little redness is normal, but subsides shortly after the treatment. If you have reactive skin, you may experience some irritation from the customized serums. This is a rare effect thanks to the calming nature of the serums. 

Who should receive a Hydrafacial?

Everyone! Teenagers with acne, adults with wrinkles or hyperpigmentation and older patients with sun damage and skin flakiness can all benefit  from this treatment. The only people who should refrain from a Hydrafacial are patients with active rashes or sunburns. 

How often do I need a Hydrafacial?

After your Hydrafacial, your skin will be dewy and glowing. This will last, but for a powerful punch you should receive a Hydrafacial every 4-6 weeks. This isn’t intended to be a quick fix but does have immediate results. You can combine a Hydrafacial with other procedures such as BOTOX, fillers and even microblading. Dr. Purewal cautions to always receive your Hydrafacial before BOTOX – you should wait at least 4 hours after receiving injectables to lay down.

FAQ: Hydrafacial

What is a Hydrafacial treatment?

The Hydrafacial treatment is a 3 step process that uses Vortex-fusion technology to cleanse, extract and hydrate the skin. During the treatment the skin is cleansed and gently exfoliated with a mild peel, painless suction is used to clean out the pores, and then antioxidants and peptides are infused into the skin.

How long does the procedure take?

Approximately 30-45 minutes.

Is there downtime associated with the procedure?

No. You may return to your normal activities immediately after your treatment and unlike traditional facials which may leave your skin red and irritated, most have dewy, glowy skin right away.

What is the aftercare?

Make-up can be worn immediately after. Avoid any exfoliating products, waxing or depilatories for 48 hours post treatment. Always wear sunblock and avoid excessive sun exposure.

How often should I have the Hydrafacial treatment?

We recommend treatments every 1-2 months for best results.

New Jersey Hydrafacial

Everyone wants clear, vibrant, smooth and refreshed-looking skin: These characteristics make up the primary foundation of beauty. Radiant skin can light up an individual’s entire appearance. These desires have made HydraFacial procedures one of the most popular treatments being performed around the world. A HydraFacial is unique in that it is a skin-hydrating facial. This treatment addresses some of the most common issues affecting the skin, including the signs of aging.

Why Would Someone in New Jersey Decide to Have a Facial?

In general, a facial is a treatment that is used to help correct a variety of skin issues (e.g., acne, large pores, wrinkles, etc.). A personalized facial includes a variety of products and procedures catered specifically for the individual receiving the treatment.

A personalized facial may include:

  • Serums designed to meet the needs of the client.
  • Moisturizers.
  • Toners.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Masks.

Other options include:

  • A facial massage, which promotes collagen production and blood flow.
  • Light therapy.

Are Facials Beneficial for People Who Do Not Have Skin Problems?

Yes, even individuals who do not have an uneven skin tone, blemishes or acne can benefit from a facial because following a facial, the client’s skin is clean, refreshed and vibrant.

A facial can:

  • Stimulate skin cell turnover.
  • Reduce the signs of aging.
  • Strengthen the stratum corneum, which is the skin’s natural protective barrier. This barrier prevents biological irritants and environmental chemicals from permeating the skin. Environmental issues include ultraviolet light (i.e., the sun’s UV rays), toxic chemicals and other types of external assaults. Biological irritants include bacteria, cigarette smoke, free radicals, allergens and other kinds of microbes.
  • Minimize the number of breakouts an individual experiences.

What is the Difference Between a Traditional Facial, a HydraFacial, Microdermabrasion and a Traditional Chemical Peel?

A Traditional Facial

A traditional facial is designed to help correct common skin problems, including blackheads, acne, texture, enlarged pores, wrinkles and dull-looking skin. A traditional facial usually includes a facial cleansing, specialized face masks, exfoliators (physical or chemical) and extractions.

During a traditional facial, the facialist cleanses the client’s face. This cleansing removes surface debris and makeup. The patient’s skin is evaluated. This evaluation is extremely important, therefore, choosing an experienced facialist to perform a traditional facial is vital to attaining an optimal result. The evaluation allows the facialist to personalize the treatment to meet the client’s specific goals.

Traditional facials may include a chemical exfoliator or physical exfoliators. These exfoliators soften any hardened debris remaining within the follicles, brightens the skin and improves skin texture. In addition, the patient’s personalized facial may include massage. A facial massage promotes blood flow, improves circulation and stimulates collagen production. After the facial massage, the facialist applies a mask that consists of ingredients designed to address the patient’s specific needs. Moisturizer and sunscreen are usually applied at the end of the treatment.

A HydraFacial

This innovative treatment offers all the benefits achieved with the traditional facial, and more.

During this treatment, a disposable HydroPeel Tip is used to vacuum up the debris that is trapped deep down inside the follicles and pores. These tips can extract debris that is much farther down than can be accomplished with the extraction procedures used during a traditional facial and microdermabrasion procedures. Furthermore, the unique ability of a HydraFacial treatment to moisturize and hydrate the skin places this procedure a step above the rest.

A Microdermabrasion Treatment

These treatments consist of manual extractions and exfoliation.

There are two microdermabrasion treatments currently available:

1. Fine crystals are applied to the skin. The crystals are used to ‘sand’ the skin. This sanding process removes the uppermost layer of skin (i.e., the epidermis).
2. A diamond-tip wand is moved across the skin to exfoliate it.

A Traditional Chemical Peel

These chemical peels are effective; however, the products used during this treatment are more effective on people who have lighter skin tones than those with medium to dark.

There are three traditional chemical peel options:

1. Light.
2. Medium.
3. Deep.

Who Should Consider a New Jersey HydraFacial?

One of the best things about this revolutionary treatment is that it is suitable for almost anyone of any age and with any skin type. These treatments are perfect for adults who are still dealing with pimples, individuals who have dry, flaky skin and teens with acne and/or pimples.

Are New Jersey HydraFacials Beneficial to Every Skin Type?

Yes, this procedure is highly customizable, which makes it beneficial for nearly all skin types. Even individuals who have a very sensitive complexion can benefit from a HydraFacial.

Furthermore, the facialist has several intensities to choose from during the exfoliation process, in addition, the facialist can vary the amount of time the acids used for the peel remain on the client’s face.

Is There Anyone Who Should Avoid Having This Treatment?

Yes, individuals who have active rashes, rosacea or a sunburn are not good candidates for this procedure because the various products used could cause inflammation and/or further damage the skin. However, once these issues subside, he or she may be a good candidate for this type of facial.

Women who are pregnant should also avoid this procedure because most of the ingredients used during a HydraFacial treatment in New Jersey have never been tested or proven to be safe for pregnant women.

What Makes the HydraFacial So Unique?

The HydraFacial is unique in that it is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment. This treatment cleanses the top layer of the skin and performs a gentle peel to remove debris from the surface (e.g., dead skin cells, etc.). Once the cleanse and peel are complete, extraction and hydration can begin.

During the extraction process, HydraFacial’s patented automated vortex suction process is used to remove debris from the patient’s pores.

The hydration process involves nourishing the skin with intense moisturizers. The final step of this treatment is designed to fuse and protect the skin, which is why the skin’s surface is saturated with peptides and antioxidants as well as personalized skin solutions chosen for the client by his or her facialist.

What Issues Can Be Addressed with a New Jersey HydraFacial?

Since each treatment is custom designed for a given client, facialists can address almost all of a client’s skincare needs.

Issues that can be addressed with this revolutionary treatment include:

  • Fine lines.
  • An uneven skin tone.
  • Acne.
  • Wrinkles.
  • Congested pores.
  • An undesirable skin texture.
  • Overly large pores.
  • Brown spots.
  • Oily skin.

What Are the Benefits of a New Jersey HydraFacial?

These treatments provide patients with numerous benefits. Some of which include a refreshed complexion that looks more hydrated and clearer. The skin’s firmness increases, thus, reducing the visibility of any wrinkles and fine lines that are present. Large pores are instantly reduced in size. Skin texture improves and brown spots lighten.

Other benefits of a HydraFacial include:

  • It is ideal for every skin type.
  • There is no downtime following treatment.
  • Clients enjoy long-lasting results.
  • There is very little to no discomfort or irritation during the treatment.
  • This facial reduces inflammation and minimizes redness.
  • Unlike other facials, this treatment provides deep hydration.
  • The client’s skin tone improves.
  • The extraction process is pain free.
  • Every product used during this procedure is result driven.
  • Peptides are used to heal the skin as well as to reduce lines and wrinkles.
  • As well as all the benefits received with the traditional facial.

Does a HydraFacial Treatment Hurt?

Despite the fact that HydraFacials are results-driven treatments that use a unique vortex delivery system to remove makeup, oil, dirt and debris from deep within the skin, these treatments do not necessarily hurt; however, patients do feel a slight suctioning and the exfoliation process can be uncomfortable for some patients, who liken it to the feeling of a cat licking their face.

How is a New Jersey HydraFacial Customized?

The serums and peels that are used with this innovative treatment can be modified at each of the client’s sessions. This ensures that the skin issue the client is experiencing during a particular appointment is addressed.

Customizing a client’s treatment plan:

  • HydroPeel Tips – The types of exfoliating HydroPeel Tips used during this procedure are also chosen by the facialist. The choices the facialist makes are based on the client’s particular skin characteristics and the issues being addressed.
  • Exfoliation intensity – During the exfoliation process, there are a variety of intensities that can be used, in addition, the facialist can vary the amount of time the acids that are used for the peel remain on the client’s face.
  • Add-ons – These options are always available. If clients are interested in adding on to their procedure, the facialist is always happy to help them choose the serums and add-on treatments that he or she believes will serve the client best.

Some of the Add-On Options Available in New Jersey

There are numerous add-on options available. A sampling of the products available at Fresh Face & Eye can be found below.

GlySal Peel

Many clients choose to add on a GlySal Peel. This peel is available in several intensities; therefore, it can be customized to meet the client’s specific skincare needs.

The three GlySal Peel strengths available range from superficial to medical strength. Since there are several GlySal Peel options available, the facialist can easily customize the client’s HydraFacial protocol to meet the current needs of the client.

The benefits of a GlySal Peel include:

  • Consists of a blend of Salicylic, Lactic and Glycolic Acids.
  • Simultaneously cleans, exfoliates, peels and hydrates the skin.
  • Addresses hyperpigmentation, fine lines, acne and oily skin.
  • Is suitable for most skin types, including sensitive and thin.
  • Refreshes and brightens the skin.
  • Offers immediate results.
  • Reduces visible imperfections.
  • Is a unique combination of a peel with hydration.


Boosters, which are super serums designed to address the client’s specific concerns, can be added to this state-of-the-art procedure.

Boosters are available to target:

  • The signs of aging.
  • Acne.
  • Sun damage.
  • Uneven skin tones.
  • Hyperpigmentation.
  • There is also a booster for individuals who have sensitive skin.

Depending on what the client would like to accomplish, facialists at Fresh Face & Eye frequently recommend the following boosters:

  • Dermabuilder – This booster recharges the skin with a combination of peptides. It also reduces the signs of aging.
  • Growth Factor – This booster is designed to restore the health and vitality of the skin. It also minimizes any wrinkles and fine lines that are present.
  • Britenol – This booster brightens the skin by reducing the visibility of sun spots and other complexion irregularities.

A New Jersey HydraFacial Procedure at Fresh Eye & Face

At Fresh Face & Eye, facialists create HydraFacial treatment plans to meet the specific needs of a client. In order to create each client a personalized treatment plan, the facialist takes the time to understand the concerns of each client during his or her initial consultation.

This treatment lasts from 30 to 45 minutes.

Step One

A gentle facial cleanser is used to clean the skin. This cleansing process removes any excess debris and oil from the skin’s surface.

Step Two

A solution of salicylic and glycolic acids is applied to the skin. These acids break up the oil and dirt that clog the pores. These acids can deliver the same benefits as other types of peels, but without the post-peel scaling.

Step Three

After the peel, extractions are performed using the HydraFacial handpiece. The facialist chooses a disposable HydroPeel Tip for the client based on his or her skin characteristics and specific needs. During this step, a solution containing salicylic acid is used to penetrate the pores and the impaction inside each pore is removed.

The HydroPeel Tips, explained:

  • HydroPeel Tips – These tips are available in a variety of styles, for example, there are tips for performing a normal exfoliation, an aggressive exfoliation and an enhanced-aggressive exfoliation. Also, there are tips specifically designed for the extraction process as well as to fuse and protect the skin once the HydraFacial treatment is complete.
  • Choosing a HydroPeel Tip – When choosing a HydroPeel Tip, the facialist takes the client’s skin characteristics into consideration (e.g., thick skin, congested skin, etc.). Since HydroPeel Tips are disposable, they are only used once.

Following the extractions, the skin is rinsed with water, which neutralizes the salicylic acid solution.

Additional treatments that the client has added to his or her HydraFacial (e.g., a booster serum, light therapy, etc.) may be performed at this time.

An Anti-Ox solution containing peptides, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid is applied to the skin. This solution provides hydration and helps prevent future damage.

Step Four

Once the Anti-Ox solution has set into the patient’s skin, moisturizers and sun protection are applied.

The Gunkie Jar

This is the term that refers to the jar that is attached to each HydraFacial handpiece. This jar collects everything that is removed from the skin throughout the treatment (e.g., blackheads, dead skin, oil, etc.).

The Gunkie Jar allows clients to visualize the reason that this procedure is superior to many of the other facial treatments available. In addition, the Gunkie Jar makes it clear how beneficial HydraFacials can be to the health and appearance of the skin.

How Many Treatments are Necessary to See Results?

Every client is different; however, many clients notice results after just one treatment. Visible changes frequently mentioned by clients after one treatment include dewier, more radiant-looking skin and an even skin tone.

An Initial Consultation for a HydraFacial Procedure in New Jersey

The only way to determine if this innovative treatment is right for a client is with an appointment for an initial consultation. During this appointment, the facialist will examine the client’s skin and inquire as to what issues he or she would like addressed. The facialists at Fresh Face & Eye are always happy to answer any questions clients have during their consultations. Therefore, clients should feel free to ask questions.

How Frequently Should a Client Have a HydraFacial?

The reason for the treatment dictates how frequently it should be done. Individuals who are not currently experiencing a skin problem may want to come in for a treatment just for the sake of attaining the many benefits this procedure offers. These clients usually come in for a treatment every couple of months.

Clients who are experiencing skin problems usually come in more frequently. For example, individuals who are addressing fine lines and wrinkles, large pores and acne-prone skin attain the best results by having six treatments over a period of six to 12 weeks: At this point, as long as the client is happy with his or her skin, treatment frequency may be reduced.

Although the results attained with the HydraFacial are amazing, this treatment is not meant to be a quick fix for skin problems. It is designed to improve the appearance of the skin over time. Therefore, to receive the maximum results, clients who want to diminish the signs of aging and those who have oily and congested skin should start with the series of six treatments and then have a treatment every four to six weeks.

If these monthly appointments are inconvenient, patients who are interested in rejuvenating their skin may want to consider asking Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal about the other non-surgical rejuvenation treatments she offers at Fresh Face & Eye. Some of the other non-invasive rejuvenation treatments that are available offer longer-lasting results. As a non-surgical facial rejuvenation specialist, she will be able to determine which of the other procedures available will serve the client best.

Are There Any Side Effects Associated with a HydraFacial?

There are very few side effects associated with this procedure and there is essentially no recovery time required. Clients should expect to experience some flushing directly after their treatment, but it will diminish rather quickly.

The only real side effect would be some type of irritation resulting from the serums or creams used during or after the treatment. This side effect is very rare due to the calming effects of the products used during treatment.

Although makeup can be applied directly after the treatment, to get the most out of their HydraFacial, clients should avoid wearing makeup until the following morning: This allows the skin to continue benefiting from the products used during treatment (e.g., moisturizers, serums, etc.).

How Much Does a HydraFacial Cost?

The cost of this treatment is based on the products used and the issues being addressed. After examining the client’s skin during the initial consultation at Fresh Face & Eye in Chatham, New Jersey, the facialist will be able to determine how much this treatment would cost a particular client.

Individuals in the New Jersey area who are interested in attaining the many benefits that a HydraFacial offers, or who would just like to learn more about the facial rejuvenation and skincare treatments available at Fresh Face & Eye should call 973-635-4000 to schedule an appointment. The office is located at 82 Main Street, Chatham, New Jersey.


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