Professional-quality skin care is one of the best investment you can make in your beauty and always pays off in the long-term. Hydration, sun exposure, and stress can be hugely problematic to the skin and speed the appearance of facial aging symptoms. Especially for those who live in warmer, sunnier climates, a quality skin care regimen is essential for long lasting, beautiful complexion and tone. For the best in revitalizing skin care, choose HydraFacial.

With HydraFacial, exfoliation, extraction, skin tightening and skin rejuvenation are all offered in a single, soothing treatment experience that requires zero downtime.

What is HydraFacial?

Hydrafacial is a next-generation skin treatment that hydrates, exfoliates, and rejuvenates your skin in a multi-step process. The Hydrafacial treatment is non-surgical, non-invasive and achieves long-term skin rejuvenation without requiring downtime and involves minimal to no discomfort during a treatment session.

The HydraFacial features a unique four-in-one process and a vortex cleansing treatment head for removing dirt, oil, and dead skin. Clinically-backed for treatment of all skin types and complexions, the Hydrafacial penetrates deep into the dermal layer to address a wide range of symptoms that can leave skin appearing dull, discolored and damaged.

Each phase of the Hydrafacial treatment can be further tailored and customized to address a wide range of skin concerns and blemishes. From dullness to acne to brown spots, the HydraFacial treatment can meet the challenge.

What can a HydraFacial treat?

With HydraFacial, patients have an answer to all their skincare needs.

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improving skin elasticity and firmness
  • Refreshing skin tone, clearing dullness
  • Achieving even skin texture
  • Reducing brown spots and age spots
  • Clearing oily and Congested Skin
  • Reducing enlarged pores

The Hydrafacial treatment achieves all of these benefits in a single treatment session. Each phase of the four-step treatment is customized to address the presenting skin issues specific to each patient. Specialized blends of serums, acids and moisturizes are involved in each step depending on the goals of the treatment and the skin issue to be treated. The best results achieved with Hydrafacial are accomplished with regular sessions spaced about a week apart with a total course of six treatments.

How Does HydraFacial Work?

Many of the signs of facial aging that people are familiar with have to do with sun damaged skin. Skin blemishes, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles are issues that appear more often in sun-damaged skin and only become worse over time without proper maintenance. This is why one of the most impactful ways to take care of your skin is professional-quality maintenance and regular protection. The HydraFacial system is designed around these essential elements of skin care.

The Hydrafacial system’s 4-step process begins with a pass of the vortex cleansing applicator that exfoliates old, dead skin cells and sebum. The vortex system is a patented suctioning treatment tip that gently exfoliates skin as the treatment head is passed over the skin. The second phase is the application of salicylic acids to break up deeper debris and oils in the skin. The salicylic or glycolic acids used in this phase are gentle enough to avoid irritation but strong enough to prevent the development of oil pustules linked to acne build up. The third step involves higher-powered vortex suction setting to mechanically extract blackheads and remaining impurities. The final step is the infusion of potent peptides, hyaluronic acids, and antioxidant serums into the skin to provide long-term hydration and replenishment.

What makes Hydrafacial Different?

The HydraFacial is an unmatched treatment when it comes to efficacy, results, and comfort. In a single session, multiple areas of concern may be address and the patient can immediately return to their normal routine without missing a beat. Many will compare HydraFacial to traditional skin treatments like microdermabrasion or chemical peels, but HydraFacial is unique.

HydraFacial vs. Microdermabrasion

In comparison to microdermabrasion, HydraFacial is similar in terms of exfoliating abilities, but these treatments are not the same. Microdermabrasion is performed in a variety of ways but generally involves an abrasive diamond-tipped scrub or brush to clear away old skin. Although effective, microdermabrasion treatments can be aggressive and uncomfortable for patients. HydraFacial’s vortex suction technology and specialized treatment wand are an advanced design for optimizing exfoliating capabilities without sacrificing comfort.

HydraFacial vs. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are another exfoliating skin treatment where a blend of salicylic or glycolic acid is topically applied to the skin. The chemical skin peel may vary in strength but generally aims to break down oils and dirt in the skin. Chemical peels are effective treatments for many types of skin blemishes and issues, but many individuals may find the treatment experience uncomfortable. After a chemical treatment, patients also tend to experience redness and peeling for a few days, which can be problematic if you have upcoming social engagements.

The HydraFacial treatment stands head and shoulders above similar treatments because it offers unrivaled customization. Depending on the patient’s specific goals and concerns, the HydraFacial treatment may include one or more super serum infusions:

BrightAlive Boost
The BrightAlive Booster is aimed towards clearing discoloration and boost skin tone for a brighter, even complexion. The active ingredients are a combination of power skin brightening agents such as Ogliopeptide-68, Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, N-Acetyl Glucosamine and active skin brighteners that control overactive pigmentation factors.

GrowthFactor Boost
This super serum is a restorative treatment that smooths away fine line and wrinkles by injecting important growth factors into the dermis.

DermaBuilder Boost
DermaBuilder Boost is a super serum that is a combination of fine line reduction, skin tone, and texture polishing. The active ingredients include a blend of octapeptides and dipeptides for condition and deep hydrating penetration.

Britenol Boost
This super serum is well-suited for addressed discoloration, dark spots, and sun damage. Alpha-Arbutin derived from bearberry, Vitamin C antioxidants brighten skin and smooth your complexion.

Ideal Candidates

The comfort and customization capabilities of the HydraFacial system mean that virtually anyone can benefit from treatment. Any skin type and complexion is compatible with treatment. Patients who are concerned about the following issues may be an ideal candidate for HydraFacial Treatment:

Fine lines
Oil Build Up
Black Heads
Enlarged Pores
Dark Spots


During your consultation, Dr. Joshua Korman and staff can answer any and all questions you may have about HydraFacial treatment. After a skin examination, we will speak with you about the particular skin blemishes or issues that concern you the most. Together, you will determine which options may be best suited for your goals and specific case. In some instances, Dr. Korman may recommend alternative or complementary skin treatments to better address your goals. Every effort is made to ensure that each patient receives the best treatment appropriate to their needs. At the end of the consultation, patients receive a detailed breakdown of their treatment plan that will include price.

HydraFacial Treatment Experience

Patient receiving HydraFacial treatrmentThe HydraFacial Treatment session is performed in-office while the patient is awake and resting comfortably. After a thorough cleaning and prep, the patient is ready for treatment.

The HydraFacial treatment applicator is gently passed over the skin, with special attention paid to problem areas and facial contours. Each step involves pass over the skin with the unique HydraPeel tip and may involve topical serums and ointment applications in between each pass. As the treatment progresses, the HydraFacial tips are swapped out and super serum are infused via the HydraFacial tip.

The first phase of the treatment uses an active exfoliation serum, applied through the HydraFacial tip. In between the next pass, there may be a mini-peel serum applied. Then, the antioxidant serum is applied to your skin before a final pass over your skin.

The experience is said to be soothing and relaxing as the serums provide a cooling sensation to the skin and there is no irritation or burning. A single treatment can take as little as half an hour and there is absolutely no downtime afterwards. Patients may immediately return to their normal, daily activities after a treatment with many patients booking their Hydrafacial treatment during their lunch breaks or in the middle of their daily routines!


HydraFacial treatment results are instant as well as long-lasting. Clearer, brighter skin is immediately visible and the skin is smoother and softer in texture. The best results are achieved through a complete Hydrafacial treatment course and we recommend a six-session course, with each session spaced weekly or bi-weekly for long-term results.

Some patients may experience a slight redness or pink tone due to an increase in blood circulation in the dermis layer, but this will subside within a couple of hours. Patients are encouraged to limit their sun exposure after a treatment to maintain a clear, brighter complexion.


The pricing of a Hydrafacial treatment will vary depending on the treatment course chosen. Every treatment and procedure performed at Korman Plastic Surgery is fully customized based on the patient’s personal goals and aesthetic needs. After a consultation and personal evaluation, a tailored treatment plan is prepared and discussed in detail. Patients are walked through each aspect of the treatment as it is our goal to ensure patients are confident about their treatment and have the best experience possible.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation at any one of our office locations in San Jose, Carmel, and Mountain View.