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The quality of our skin can begin to diminish due to a variety of factors. Often times, home remedies or the use of store products do not show the improvements that women and men are looking for. The next step people often take is getting a facial, but regular facials can only accomplish so much.

HydraFacial is an advanced skincare treatment that takes facials to the next level! A combination of advanced steps used in this treatment helps to fully renew and rejuvenate the skin. In one simple yet cutting-edge treatment, you will see improvement in the appearance and overall quality of your skin!

If you are ready to obtain the amazing benefits that HydraFacial bestows, contact Princeton Plastic Surgeons today and schedule a facial skin analysis and your consultation with our Licensed medical Aesthetician and Skin Care Specialist!

About Hydrafacial

HydraFacial is a powerful multi-step skin rejuvenation treatment that restores healthy skin by detoxifying and removing the dead cells that lie on the surface. The patented spiraling design of the applicator and high power suction provide unparalleled skin revitalization, all the while nutrients are being blasted into the skin, producing a healthy, youthful glow.

HydraFacial provides stellar results in about 30 minutes with absolutely no discomfort or downtime! This allows the treatment to be done during a lunch hour or just before picking up the kids, allowing patients to return straight back to their busy schedules. The series of steps within a HydraFacial work to exfoliate, extract, cleanse, and tighten the skin while combining serums with the treatment to promote lasting skin health and rejuvenation. The serums used in the HydraFacial contain natural ingredients such as vitamins, herbal extracts, tea extracts, as well as hyaluronic, glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids.

Dr. Adam Hamawy is proud to offer this non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment to his Princeton patients! He feels that skin care is extremely important; however, most patients are not taught proper skin care or the importance of it. He has made it his mission to provide his patients with unmatched cosmetic procedures and non-surgical skin treatments to address an array of concerns from small to large. Through the use of HydraFacial, Dr. Hamawy can provide his patients with radiant and healthy skin.

How Does the HydraFacial Work?

HydraFacial uses four steps to treat the skin in about 30 minutes. The patented 4 in 1 advanced Vortex technology provides benefits that can only be found in combination facial treatments without the downtime, irritation, and inflammation that may occur with other skin rejuvenating procedures. HydraFacial is the first of its kind, using a combination of advanced medical technology with rejuvenating soothing skin therapies to provide patients with instantaneous and lasting results.

In only a few quick steps, you can receive healthy, vibrant looking skin. Listed below are some of the benefits HydraFacials provides:

  • Skin exfoliation
  • Extraction of dirt and oil from the pores
  • Hydrates
  • Evens out dark spots, sun damage, and pigmentation irregularities
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture
  • Helps clear acne
  • Skin absorption of antioxidants and other natural elements

Hydrfacial Vs. Microdermabrasion

Although HydraFacial and Microdermabrasion may hold similar characteristics, they are not the same. Microdermabrasion is beneficial for exfoliation; however, it cannot be completely customizable like that of HydraFacial. The Vortex technology used in HydraFacial treatments make it a one-of-a-kind skin rejuvenating treatment. This treatment cleanses, exfoliates, detoxifies, and restores whereas traditional microdermabrasion only exfoliates, falling short in comparison. HydraFacial not only utilizes more steps in order to fully clear the skin of imperfections but it also aides in the lasting health of the skin through the use of special serums. These serums use natural ingredients and certain acids that are commonly found in our biological makeup. The combination of these ingredients provides an overall rejuvenated appearance, one that can not be obtained through microdermabrasion alone.

Ideal Candidates

One of the most amazing things about HydraFacial is its compatibility with any skin type. Unlike other skin rejuvenating treatments, the HydraFacial is safe to use on lighter and darker skin tones as well as sensitive skin. Anyone who experiences one or more of the following skin concerns can receive the benefits of this advanced treatment:

  • Fine lines
  • Acne
  • Oily skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Mild skin laxity
  • Discoloration and age spots
  • Dull complexion
  • Dry or rough skin


During the initial consultation, you will have a complete skin care analysis. You will be asked about your skin concerns and what you are looking to achieve through HydraFacial treatments. In some cases the doctor may also ask to examine your skin to identify other concerns that you are looking to treat.

We will then either recommend HydraFacial treatment or an alternative treatment that will better achieve your desired results. Treatments can be performed in combination as well. You will be given the option to schedule the HydraFacial. During this time, we will also provide you with a list of products to avoid using on your skin prior to the treatment. In some cases, we may be able to perform the treatment the same day as the consultation.


There are certain products in which Dr. Hamawy asks his patients to avoid using on their face one week leading up to their HydraFacial treatment. These include:

  • Coarse scrubs
  • Facial masks
  • Self-tanners and tanning beds
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as dermal fillers or Botox
  • Chemical peels
  • Waxing

HydraFacial Treatment Steps

Step 1: Exfoliation

The first step of the HydraFacial uses specialized Activ-4 serum to cleanse the skin and exfoliate the stratum corneum layer of the epidermis, removing dead cells and dirt from the skin that can lead to the clogging of pores. This allows the underlying skin to appear brighter and healthier. The serum used in this step contains lactic and glycolic acids and extracts from both algae and yeast to break down the dead cells and built up dirt while also soothing the underlying skin cells.

Step 2: Peel

The second step in the HydraFacial is the Vortex-Peel™. This uses a non-irritating solution that includes both glycolic and salicylic acids to penetrate deep into the pores to loosen and break down the debris and dirt.

Step 3: Extract

The Vortex-Extraction uses strong vacuum-like suction to remove dirt and oil from the skin. This allows for the reduction of blackheads and other impurities in the skin, therefore, minimizing the look of pores. The serum used during the extracting step contains honey extract, salicylic acid, and extract from a flower known as meadowsweet or spiraea ulmaria. The combination of these is used to calm the skin, while also providing anti-bacterial characteristics to help cleanse and detoxify.

Step 4: Tighten and Rejuvenate

Once the skin has been fully cleansed, it will be treated with a specially developed antioxidant formula that contains green tea and Arnica, both of which are known to help soothe and calm the skin. This formula also contains mineral peptides and hyaluronic acid, both of which are found in the body naturally and are commonly used in a wide range of cosmetic products. Using Vortex-Fusion, the skin will be hydrated and rejuvenated, helping to correct issues such as sagging and wrinkles due to age. This final step will improve healthy skin structure and function for lasting results.

After Treatment

You can immediately go back to your daily activities. There is no swelling or irritation of the skin after treatment which allows you to receive the treatment at virtually anytime! And better yet, women can even apply makeup directly after treatment.

A major benefit to the HydraFacial treatment is the fact that there is no downtime!

Patients find that it is very beneficial to undergo the treatment on a Friday and by the time the weekend is through, the skin will be evenly toned and the complexion revitalized. Depending on the patient, the skin may appear slightly pink or red; however, this will subside the same day in a matter of hours. Dr. Hamawy can also provide you with aftercare recommendations in order to help protect and maintain your skin from home, keeping skin looking renewed and vibrant.


You will be happy to find that results can be seen immediately after a single treatment. However, like many of our patients, you may choose to return for multiple treatments to continue the improvement of the skin. After treatment, the skin will remain soft, with an even glow for about 5-7 days.

Long-lasting results can be obtained through recurrent treatment.


The cost of the HydraFacial treatment is determined based on the number of sessions you desire and if they decide to opt for any additional treatments. We will be happy to provide you with a quote during the consultation.

For patients that are ready to receive a quick and effective skin rejuvenating treatment, please contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We are here to help you improve the radiance of your complexion and your overall skin health.

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