The HydraFacial, which is a registered trademark and patented system of Edge Systems LLC, blends gentle exfoliation and removal of surface dead skin cells using a cocktail of serums to smooth the skin.

It involves a patented machine that uses specific branded technology called vortex fusion, explained Graceanne Svendsen, the Practice Manager and Senior Aesthetician at Shafer Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in midtown Manhattan.

“The company has created a wide variety of treatment modalities on one device for all skin types and conditions,” said Svendsen, a celebrity facialist and health coach with 15 years of experience in the medical fields of plastic surgery and dermatology. “The vortex fusion is their proprietary blend of sucking out dead skin, while gently exfoliating the debris off and drenching the skin with serums simultaneously.”

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