Think of rejuvenating your face like tidying up a room: There is not just one task to accomplish to get it done. You have to clean up any clutter or debris on surfaces, sweep and vacuum, and polish and protect any wood so it gleams. The same goes for your skin—through the process of uncovering, extracting, and protecting have now been rolled into one single treatment: HydraFacial. In Charleston at Germain Dermatology, this three-in-one treatment is available to anyone who wants to get a clearer, revitalized look.

HydraFacial is particularly appealing to many women and men because a session can be as short as half an hour. Since it is so gentle, there is no need to suspend daily activities for recovery. You can go right back to living life—only with a newly refreshed face that looks younger and healthier.

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What Does HydraFacial Treat?

The surface of the skin is where many fine lines and other signs of aging appear, along with spots due to sun damage. HydraFacial exfoliates to address these, as well as triggers collagen production deeper down to lead to more long-term improvements. The treatment is ideal for:

  • reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • improving elasticity, firmness, and vibrancy
  • evening out tone
  • smoothing out rough textures
  • fading brown spots
  • clearing oily and congested skin
  • shrinking enlarged pores

HydraFacial Steps

There are three distinct features of a HydraFacial treatment:

Exfoliate and Resurface

This is to clear away the dead skin cells of the outermost layer hiding a fresher layer of skin below. It also removes the fine lines and more found in that worn-out skin.

Extract and Hydrate

This is to pull debris out of pores on the face, as well as moisturize for a fresh look.

Fuse and Protect

This introduces antioxidants and peptides into the skin, giving it a healthy glow. Serums are customizable to best benefit each patient.

*Patient results may vary.

HydraFacial Results

You should notice brighter, clearer skin right away after a HydraFacial session, and can expect the effects of hydration to last a week or so. To maintain a rejuvenated look, HydraFacials can be scheduled monthly. Since they are not long sessions and do not require recuperation after, they can easily fit into even busy schedules.

More Rejuvenation Options

Patients looking for a more dramatic rejuvenation have options, too. A chemical peel exfoliates the skin, with the depth determined by the intensity of the peel itself. Not only does this reveal younger skin, it also encourages new collagen production for ongoing rejuvenation. Microneedling is another collagen-inducing treatment, triggering neocollagenesis by creating numerous tiny channels in the skin. This does not involve exfoliation, but can still improve the look of fine lines, spots, and even certain scars.

Which option is best for you? The Germain Dermatology team, led by Dr. Marguerite Germain, can help determine the ideal treatment for your skin rejuvenation goals, whether it’s the customizable HydraFacial, a traditional peel, or even a combination of strategies.



The HydraFacial combines a three-step process to simultaneously treat multiple skin concerns. With a combination of exfoliating, resurfacing, extracting, hydrating, and protecting, your skin is given a boost of hydration and the texture of your skin is rejuvenated.

HydraFacials can treat wrinkles, fine lines, lack of firmness, lackluster skin, uneven skin tone, texture concerns, age spots, sun damage, excess oil, congested skin, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation.

Your treatment can be completed in less than 30 minutes!

You will see visibly hydrated and brighter skin immediately after your HydraFacial.

HydraFacials can be scheduled monthly to maintain results.

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