Unveil your clearest and healthiest skin with a HydraFacial treatment at California Dermatology Care, the leading cosmetic and medical skin center in San Ramon, the East Bay and beyond. A HydraFacial uses medical-grade hydradermabrasion technology to gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin. The procedure works to extract impurities and hydrate the skin while infusing serums tailored to your specific skin type and cosmetic needs. With no downtime required and benefits for various skin concerns including wrinkles, firmness and texture, a HydraFacial can help you reveal a smoother, naturally healthier complexion.

What is a HydraFacial?

A HydraFacial is a rejuvenating skincare treatment that uses water-based serums to exfoliate and resurface the top layer of skin, instead of the abrasive applicator used in traditional microdermabrasion procedures. This procedure is gentle and non-invasive, and goes beyond what microdermabrasion can achieve. Beyond gently removing dirt and debris from the skin, it also deeply infuses it with rich, hydrating active ingredients, including antioxidants and peptides. At California Dermatology Care, we can further customize your HydraFacial by incorporating add-ons or boosters that are tailored to your skin concerns or condition. By targeting your needs and replenishing your skin with essential nutrients, our HydraFacial treatment works to minimize facial redness while improving skin firmness, texture and radiance.

How Does a HydraFacial Work?

A HydraFacial treatment is based on a three-step process that works to remodel the surface layer of the skin. The procedure begins with a water-based solution used to break up the topmost layer of dead skin cells. With the spiral suction tip of the innovative HydraFacial device, the surface dirt and dead skin cells are lifted away, providing a gentle method of extraction. We then apply a chemical peel solution to enhance the degree of exfoliation and thoroughly cleanse the skin. Finally, we finish the procedure by infusing the skin with nourishing treatment serums, hydrating your face with rich ingredients tailored to your concerns and complexion.

What is the Difference Between a HydraFacial and Microdermabrasion?

Both hydradermabrasion and microdermabrasion work to exfoliate the skin, improve tone and texture and promote collagen production. The primary difference, however, is that microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tipped wand to exfoliate the surface layer, removing dead skin cells to reveal newer, smoother skin. Microdermabrasion is among the most popular non-surgical skin treatments for its ability to impart a healthy glow, but may not be suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.

Alternatively, a HydraFacial draws on a process called hydradermabrasion, which is a gentler, water-based exfoliating treatment that distributes air and water at a high-speed. Hydradermabrasion also works to drain your lymphatic system, remove any toxins and exfoliate the skin. It serves to clear dead skin cells and blackheads while smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and ultimately plumping the skin. Since this treatment is effective but gentle, it is suitable for almost all skin types, including for those with dry or sensitive skin.

Skin Conditions a HydraFacial Can Address:

  • Acne
  • Melasma and age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Large pores
  • Skin texture irregularities
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads

The details of your procedure will depend on your skin type, current condition and primary concerns. At California Dermatology Care, we will discuss this with you prior to treatment and customize the process accordingly to create personalized results.

Combine Your HydraFacial

Though a HydraFacial can be performed as a standalone procedure, many patients benefit from combining the facial with complementary, same-day treatments for enhanced rejuvenation. Ask us about pairing your HydraFacial with light and laser treatments like redness-reducing V-Beam, or injectables like Botox and Fillers. Alternatively, if you are planning to undergo an ablative laser treatment, you may find it beneficial to schedule a follow-up HydraFacial appointment to reduce downtime and enhance the result.

Discover Some of the HydraFacial Boosters Available at California Dermatology Care

HydraFacial + DermaBuilder

For those seeking to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a Hydrafacial can be paired with the DermaBuilder peptide complex to enhance skin elasticity and smoothen lines. This combination treatment helps to strengthen the skin and repair the dermal structure by stimulating broad-spectrum collagen and elastin proteins. Together, the two treatments create an advanced age-refining and rejuvenating procedure to both cleanse and smoothen your complexion.

HydraFacial + Britenol Booster

A HydraFacial can also be combined with a Britenol Intensive Spot Corrector to help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, brown spots and sun damage. While the HydraFacial works to plump and exfoliate the skin, the Britenol Booster delivers potent ingredients such as Alpha-Arbutin and Vitamin C to gently nourish the skin and produce a more even-toned complexion.

Who is a Suitable Candidate for HydraFacial?

Since the procedure is gentle, a major benefit of the HydraFacial treatment is that it is suitable for patients of nearly all ages, skin types and skin concerns. Whether you are seeking to treat acne or sun damage, or simply wish to revitalize your appearance, a HydraFacial may be the most suitable non-invasive and effective treatment option. It is also highly customizable, so we can work with you to tailor the procedure to your skin type and concerns. However, a HydraFacial may not be suitable if you are suffering from more severe conditions such as active rashes, sunburns or rosacea. Our experienced skincare professionals will ensure that you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

HydraFacial Before and After
before and after hydrafacial hydrafacial patient


Schedule Your HydraFacial Today at our Premier Bay Area Clinic

Schedule your HydraFacial treatment with the Bay Area’s best skin clinic today. During your treatment, your experienced HydraFacial provider will customize the procedure based on your unique needs and concerns.

Dr. William Ting and the team at California Dermatology Care are proud to be the premier center for advanced skincare and dermatology in the Bay Area. Using advanced technology and the latest techniques, we aim to improve the quality of your skin and help you maintain a healthy and natural glow. Whether you are seeking to correct imperfections, treat a particular condition, or simply achieve a more radiant profile, we offer a wide variety of treatments that are customizable to your needs and concerns. To learn more about our treatments or schedule your HydraFacial, contact us today!

*Patient education matters to us. The information on this page has been reviewed by the board-certified dermatologists of California Dermatology Care. If you have any questions about our procedures or treatments, please get in touch with us today.