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HydraFacial Review

Do you know that "beautified" filter on Snapchat that basically smooths out all of your imperfections & makes your skin look flawless? Well that's exactly how my skin looked after my first HydraFacial from Elite Aesthetics MD.  When the team reached out to me to come in and experience their "leave it to the experts" facial - I couldn't say yes fast enough. I wanted to share my experience & my thoughts on facials in general. 
MedSpa in Boston, Elite Aesthetics

The Team & Environment ||

MedSpa Boston, Elite Aesthetics
Since we don't own a car, anytime I venture out of the city I wonder if it's accessible by train or will I have to get a zipcar/uber. Thankfully Elites' office is located just outside of the city in Needham with a commuter line stop across the street from their office! Once inside you're greeted by the chicest reception area complete with a chandelier and chairs that I wish I had in my own home. Actually each and every one of their rooms has stylish touches that I wouldn't mind in my office / bedroom! 
MedSpa Boston, Elite Aesthetics
Having never been to a MedSpa before I didn't know what to expect. My biggest concern was that it would feel like a doctor's office - cold and sterile, which couldn't have been further from what I was experiencing. A four person team, led by Dr. Joelle Lieman makes up Elite Aesthetics and my aesthetician, Nicole, walked me through the entire process of my HyrdaFacial before starting so that she didn't have to stop me at each step. I loved that I was able to relax during the facial & it was just as relaxing as a massage!  

The HydraFacial ||

I wish I was the person that got facials on the regular, but unfortunately I feel like I never have the time. After this HydraFacial that will likely be changing! The facials I have had in the past have left my face red, blotchy & very sensitive after the fact - that was not at all what I experienced with the HydraFacial. It was a four step process which includes an exfoliation, extraction, cleansing & hydration. So it uses a "vortex fusion" technology that gently pulls / tugs at the skin on your face. Each of the steps have a different setting with different "sucking" pressure - it doesn't hurt at all. It sort of felt like a dog licking your cheek, but not quite as messy! 
My facial was a combination of the deluxe HydraFacial & leave it up to the experts. Nicole added in a brightening sheet mask, which apparently I have been applying wrong on my own! It helps that I was actually laying down while the sheet mask was on, unlike at home where I'm likely doing dishes, folding laundry or writing a blog post #JustKeepingItReal! For a little over an hour I was relaxed & rejuvenated  - never once feeling rushed! 

Overall Thoughts ||

I walked out of their office with absolutely no makeup and a fresh face that looked like I had been drinking gallons of water & was super well rested - both of which I assure you were not true! I kept wanting to touch my face because of the glow! Nicole mentioned that my makeup would look almost airbrushed that night because of how clean & rejuvenated my face was after the facial - she was right. I usually wear CC Cream plus a pressed powder, but on Saturday night I only used the CC Cream! 
I'm so happy that I was able to meet Nicole & experience a HydraFacial. I'll definitely be keeping up with these facials as events come up and to give my skin the rejuvenation that it deserves! Taking care of my skin is a priority as I enter the next decade of my life - keeping my skin fresh & those fine lines at bay is at the top of my list! 
What do you think of facials? Have you ever tried a HydraFacial?
I received a complimentary facial from Elite Aesthetics in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

56 comments

  1. I'm intrigued, I'm intrigued! I want a glow, need one with this dreary Winter! Happy Weednesday beautiful babe!

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  2. I have never had a facial at all, but you definitely want me to look into finding a place near me that does this!

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  3. Sounds like your facial experience was awesome! I've only had one before but I remember feeling fresh afterwards!

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  4. I've only had one facial and it was okay but I am loving this hydrafacial! The office decor definitely set the mood and your make up looked great in that last picture!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. This looks and sounds amazing! Facials are my absolute favorite, and I could go for a relaxing hour to myself right about now :) !!

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  6. Hydrafacials are my absolute fave! Whenever my spa has a special on, I buy them in bulk for the upcoming year.

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  7. This sounds amazing! I definitely need to start getting facials, so I will be looking into this in my area. I have stayed away from them because like you, I don't like leaving with red skin that is broken out from the extractions. Your skin looks amazing!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. Sounds like it was such a great experience! I am always hesitant to get facials for the reasons you mentioned. I have such sensitive skin that I never know how I will react to new products. Your skin looks amazing and so awesome you didn't even use powder that night! Thanks for sharing, Biana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  9. You're absolutely glowing! I'm excited to try this out, and love that it still feels like a spa in there <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. I absolutely love hydrafacials! It leaves my skin looking for fresh. Yours is glowing!

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  11. You look great! This sounds heavenly. I could use it this morning.

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  12. I'm so glad you wrote this review because I've been debating doing the Hydrafacial (or maybe a few) for the wedding! I'm DEFINITELY making an appointment now! Your skin looked GORG!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  13. I've been wanting to try the hydra facial but didn't know much about it... Now I think I need to! Thanks for sharing! ;)

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  14. Wow this sounds awesome!! You are glowing!

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  15. What an awesome opportunity! I've only had two or three facials in my life. They were always pleasant experiences. Something we need to make more time for, for sure!!!!

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  16. This facial sounds amazing! I need to pamper myself and get facials more often. That place is absolutely gorgeous too! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. I wish I got facials more regularly too, not just a 2 or 3 times a year. I need to try one of these!

    xo, Kristina

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  18. I never want to spend the money on facials because so many of them are the exact creams and masks that I already have at home. Now this looks legit and your skin is seriously glowing! Which they were down in FL!

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  19. Hydrafacials are amazing- so glad you enjoyed it. I was very religious about getting facials the year of our wedding, but slacked off last year. I really do enjoy them and need to do them seasonally for sure! Your skin is glowing, beautiful!

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  20. omg this sounds heavenly! my skin is pretty sensitive so a reg facial is usually not for me. but this sounds lovely. also bc of my dry skin. i'm the girl that can slather hand cream on my face haha. anyway, great review and the CUTEST med spa i ever did see!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  21. It sounds like such a wonderful experience, girl! I've only ever had a facial once and it was okay, nothing really wowed or impressed me. I love the decor and ambiance of the office in general, which really does make a difference in how you feel relaxed and enjoy the procedures. You look absolutely beautiful and your makeup does indeed look airbrushed! Thanks for sharing your experience with us, beauty, and I hope you're having a wonderful day so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  22. My skin is so sensitive, I've always been afraid to try a facial. I'd be the one who'd break out for months afterwards. They always seem so relaxing though.

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  23. I've been so excited for this review! I've never had a facial and have always been nervous because my skin is so sensitive and easily irritated, but the hydrafacial sounds awesome and your skin looks amazing!!

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  24. I do not get facials often (sensitive skin). This sounds great though and I love the looks of the place. My skin is so dry right now, I haven't been drinking enough water.

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  25. Their setup is so pretty and cute - that's always a plus to walk in to! You have me craving a facial now :)

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  26. You look stunning as always but I need to try that facial!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  27. This sounds so soothing and relaxing! I've never tried a facial like this before, but now I kind of want to. You look gorgeous!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  28. I love treating myself to a facial twice a month! But unfortunately my aesthetician no longer works there...so I'll have to find somewhere else to go to. But I haven't tried a HydraFacial before...I've been wanting to try one since Alex Garza first started mentioning them on her channel.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  29. Your skin looked so healthy and fresh post facial on your Insta story! I always am weary of facials because the one I've had made me break out so bad, but maybe I need to find one similar to this. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  30. Sounds great! Your skin looks amazing!

    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  31. I've never had any sort of thing related to a facial but your skin always looks magazine perfect so uhhh I'm thinking I need to!

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  32. Sounds heavenly! I want to go with you next time! I agree, wish this could be a regular part of life. A girl can dream, right?!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  33. Your skin is totally glowing!! I've actually never had a facial before (scared of the red/blotchy look) but now I want to give it a try!!

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  34. I have been so bad at getting facials I need to get back to it. You are positively glowing, I need to see if a place down here does that!

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  35. You look so radiant and your skin looks amazing! I have to try this facial one day!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  36. Radiant as always, doll!! Glad you enjoyed it! And seriously loving the office decor! XOXO, R

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  37. I have never heard of a hydra facial nor have I ever had a facial. I'm so intrigued now, though. I have awful dry skin on my face, so I could use some help!

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  38. Oh my gosh I've been hearing about these! You've definitely convinced to me. My skin can use all the help I can get this winter!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  39. I've been curious about those! Sounds like you had a great experience! Your skin looks amazing!

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  40. Gosh, now I want one! Thats funny she mentioned the mask being "wrong" lol I always do stuff while I have a mask on! Who has the time to just sit and let it do its magic!? Your skin seriously looks flawless!

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  41. The hydrafacial technology sounds so interesting and I love that you were able to walk out with a glow and even go out that night looking flawless. I will have to check if we have a salon like this around. It does looks so cozy and chic inside which is why I can see the whole experience being relaxing yet purposeful!

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  42. Crazy enough I have never gotten a facial before! I am too scared but this one sounds like it was amazing! You skin looks like its glowing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  43. This sounds absolutely wonderful!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  44. Oh that sounds like a relaxing and effective treatment! Your skin in that picture looks luminous!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  45. Omg, that is magic! Your skin looks amazing!!

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  46. I have never tried a Hydra Facial but it sounds so nice!

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  47. Well you've sold me on the Hydra Facial - that's for sure! It sounds so amazing for your skin! Definitely must try!

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  48. You are positively glowing!! Sounds like a wonderful experience!

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  49. Wow! Stunning results!!
    Adi xx
    fancycorrectitude.com
    instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

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  51. That room looks SO relaxing!! I always forget how much I LOVE a good facial... and the ones that have the treatment that soothes the skin after are AMAZING!! I think you're always radiant, but I'm glad you took some time for self care!

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  52. This looks amazing. I would love to try this version of a facial. I get facials often, but this one is new to me. Your face looks amazing in the last photo!

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  53. this sounds amazing! love their stylish little office, very cute. i have only had one facial, and like you, mine made my face all red and blotchy. i will try somewhere else next time. i think you always have fabulous skin, but who doesn't love a good pampering session. your skin looks positively glowing in that picture!

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