Various life factors and illnesses can cause skin irregularities, pigmentation concerns, and breakouts. Some of these include lifestyle, genetics, hormones, age, disease, and infections. Spending a lot of time in the sun without protection can cause pigmentation issues and premature signs of aging. Acne caused by hormonal factors or age can lead to acne scarring, and fine lines and wrinkles are a frustrating, yet natural occurrence that come with aging. Even though all of the above listed conditions are incredibly common, even normal, they can be frustrating and cause discomfort and insecurity amongst many. While some of these skin irregularities can be covered up with makeup, makeup can sometimes lead to additional blemishes and clogged pores, making the original problem worse. Fortunately, there are various treatment options to eliminate the already existing blemishes and to prevent further formation of the root cause. Dr. Schwarzburg offers a variety of medical grade skin treatments and specializes in cosmetic medicine with several years of experience. There are a variety of treatments that are used to rejuvenate one’s appearance, like dermal fillers such as Juvederm and neurotoxins such as Botox to reduce wrinkles . One popular treatment available to address these conditions is the HydraFacial.

With years of experience, Dr. Schwarzburg performs these treatments on many of his patients starting with a one on one consultation to discuss the patient’s questions, concerns, and desired outcome to develop a custom treatment plan that will meet their needs.

The HydraFacial in New York is one of Dr. Schwarzburg’s most popular procedures as it can address various flaws in the skin of patient’s of all age groups from teenagers and young adults with acne outbreaks and general skin irregularities to more mature patients with rosacea, fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. The treatment addresses the skin inside and out, clearing the pores and the outer layer of the skin with various serums to renew and refresh the skin. You can get this treatment at a HydraFacial spa such as Skinly Aesthetics that offers a variety of treatments aside from just the HydraFacial.

What is a HydraFacial treatment?

The HydraFacial NYC treatment is a medical grade hydradermabrasion tool that is made up of three steps that detox, exfoliate, and resurface the skin, as well as hydrate and rejuvenate the area of treatment. The three steps include cleansing, exfoliating, and the infusion of serums into the skin. There is typically a significant difference between the texture of the skin with the hydrafacial before and after the procedure.

Part 1 - Cleansing

With the use of the HydraFacial MD Active-4-cleanser, the skin is cleansed and cleared of dead skin cells that have accumulated over time. While cleansing and cleaning the skin, the HydraFacial also offers hydration. The serum is non irritating, making it ideal for almost anyone, and is more intense and effective than the average face wash or scrub that can be used at home.

Chemical Peel

Along with the cleansing, chemical peels may be used to intensify the treatment based on the patient’s skin type and desired outcome. Taking this into consideration, Dr. Schwarzburg will select the ideal chemical peel for each individual patient to exfoliate the skin and reduce wrinkles and sun damage.

Part 2 - Exfoliating

After the cleansing process, the skin is exfoliated and the dead skin cells are removed. Similar to microdermabrasion, a specially designed suction tool is used to ensure a powerful exfoliation, which is more intense and effective than other extractions, removing dead skin and cleaning out your pores, leaving you with decongested pores and an overall reduction in the size of your pores.

Part 3 - Infusing skin with intensive serums

The third step to the HydraFacial is based on hydration through the use of a variety of skin care serums and moisturizing components. Because at this point your pores are completely cleansed, your skin will be able to properly absorb these custom designed antioxidants and hydrating serums, leaving you with freshly moisturized and glowing skin. The serums typically contain peptides, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acids to rejuvenate and replenish the skin.

The HydraFacial is ideal for a variety of skin types and ages that can address a number of irregularities related to hormones, sun damage, and aging. It will leave you with cleaner pores and brighter, more hydrated skin and comes with zero downtime.

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Skin Conditions with HydraFacial Benefits


Hyperpigmentation can be caused by sun damage and aging and can be addressed using the HydraFacial combined with a non retinol containing skin brightening serum containing alpha arbutin and bioengineered plant phytotechnology. Patients have expressed that their hydrafacial hyperpigmentation before and after the treatment significantly improved.


Rozatrol Serum is a serum designed to reduce Rosacea, which is a common condition that is identified as red patches on the skin typically in the face. The HydraFacial can be combined with this serum to help avoid excess production of sebum, which may be a cause of Rosacea. It also improves inflammation and helps rebuild healthy cells. After this treatment, red light LED may be used to additionally reduce inflammation in the skin.

Skin Hydration for Dry Skin

Sente Dermal Repair is a serum containing Heparan Sulfate Analog, which can improve hydration of the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This serum is commonly used to hydrate dry skin.

Collagen Boost for Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Alastin Trihex-Pro serum may be used for aging skin to stimulate collagen production in thinning skin. This serum contains peptides and active botanicals to improve the fitness of the skin, as well as help your skin tone and texture. Red light LED may be used after this treatment for additional collagen production and to reduce inflammation in the skin.

Skin Detox for Poor Circulation

Lymphatic drainage can be used along with the HydraFacial to remove toxins in the skin and reduce inflammation. This may also help with circulation so the skin can produce better oxygen.


A common symptom of acne is inflammation which can be reduced with the combination of the HydraFacial and blue LED light therapy.

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HydraFacial Boosters

Along with the HydraFacial there are a variety of boosters that can be applied on the skin including Britenol, Dermabuilder, Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF), Rozatrol, and ReGen GF. These boosters are a way of individualizing each treatment for different patients based on their unique skin types and concerns.

Britenol is commonly used for hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage and to address dark spots on the skin. It contains Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin C as well as antioxidants.

Dermabuilder is a booster that can boost collagen production in the skin due to peptides that help build the skin. With this extra collagen boost, the skin is restored, improving skin tone and minimizing signs of aging. Connective Tissue Growth Factor can also help in the same way due to proteins that help to stimulate collagen production for younger looking skin.

Rozatrol can decrease the size of your pores and reduce skin inflammation as it contains Rosa Canina Extract and Lactose. It hydrates and strengthens the skin and helps reduce overall redness in the face, particularly in patients with rosacea.

Finally, ReGen GF can boost collagen and elastin production with peptides to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for smoother skin texture and rejuvenation.

Hydrafacial NYC Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Hydrafacial so popular in New York?

The HydraFacial is popular in New York because of its many benefits to help skin irregularities that are often caused by environmental pollution. It can address sun damage, improve the texture of the skin, help with acne breakouts, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, clear congested pores, and hydrate the skin. In addition it can help relieve rosacea as well as pigmentation, and clean out blackheads and oily skin.

Which skin types does HydraFacial treat?

The HydraFacial can treat a variety of skin types from acne prone teenage skin to more mature skin to address fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Dr. Schwarzburg is well versed in the treatment of patients with various skin conditions and undergoes a medical evaluation and one on one consultation with each of his patients to establish the perfect skin care treatment for each individual. At his boutique medical spa located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Schwarzburg meets with multiple patients on a daily basis with different skin concerns and chooses the appropriate treatment for each of them based on his medical expertise and several years of experience.

How long is a HydraFacial session?

A HydraFacial treatment typically lasts approximately 30 minutes. Depending on the type of booster and serum you get, this may vary but the average duration will not be any longer than 45 minutes total.

Who is the best candidate for a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is a great skin care treatment for a variety of patients and is ideal for anyone who wants to address a variety of skin concerns. Patients who are acne prone, have scarring, sun spots and pigmentation, or fine lines and wrinkles, are all candidates for the HydraFacial. This treatment will leave your skin smoother, cleaner, and more rejuvenated.

How much does a HydraFacial Treatment cost?

The HydraFacial cost in NYC varies depending on the severity of the skin irregularities, serum used and the number of treatments purchased. On average you can expect to pay anywhere from $250 to $500 per treatment. HydraFacial NYC prices may vary but are typically in the aforementioned price range.

Hydrafacial MD (™) in New York City

Living in any city can have a negative effect on your skin due to pollution, stressors, and the climate in NYC, especially in the summer. Dr. Schwarzburg takes these along with other factors into consideration when establishing the proper treatment plan for his patients. The HydraFacial is great for a variety of purposes but is especially ideal to clear your pores and congested skin, making it a go-to for local New York residents. If you live in New York and are looking for a HydraFacial near me, Skinly Aesthetics is the place to go.

HydraFacial Keravive (™) for hair growth

HydraFacial Keravive is a scalp treatment that contains various growth factors that stimulate, nourish, and offer hydration to the scalp and hair follicles to promote hair growth and overall fuller and healthier hair. It also reduces oiliness and dirt that builds up in the scalp to increase the growth of hair.

Why have a HydraFacial at a med spa vs an M.D.?

Getting your HydraFacial at Dr. Schwarzburg’s medical spa gives you the comfort of a medical spa along with the knowledge and expertise of a board certified cosmetic practitioner. Dr. Schwarzburg has extensive experience in the field of cosmetic medicine and offers a variety of medical cosmetic treatments aside from just the HydraFacial. During your consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg, he will inform you of other treatment options, should the HydraFacial be less beneficial than other treatments offered at his clinic. Being in the hands of an M.D. often makes patients feel more comfortable as Dr. Schwarzburg’s knowledge in medicine provides his patients with additional safety and treatment options.

Can I have a spa HydraFacial while pregnant?

Getting the HydraFacial while pregnant is not approved as certain ingredients involved in the treatment, such as salicylic acid, have not been approved to use during pregnancy. If your pediatrician gives you the “ok,” you may get the HydraFacial skin care while breastfeeding your baby.

Does a HydraFacial help treat maskne?

While wearing a mask, heat and bacteria are often trapped underneath the mask causing congestion and breakouts. The HydraFacial is a great way to cleanse your pores without any associated downtime.

Will a HydraFacial make you break out?

The HydraFacial will not cause any kind of breakout. Instead, it can prevent breakouts as it cleanses your pores and extracts oil from your skin, leaving you with cleaner and rejuvenated skin.

Are HydraFacials good for Rosacea?

The HydraFacial can help treat redness and rosacea in patients with sensitive skin by hydrating and nourishing the skin with Rozatrol serum. This serum is a booster used with the HydraFacial to treat nakedness. In addition Red light LED is used to reduce inflammation and relieve facial redness.

Is a HydraFacial good for Acne?

The HydraFacial can use a glycolic and salicylic acid peel that helps clear the pores of debris and dirt that causes acne and breakouts. At the end of the treatment, a hyaluronic acid serum is applied to the skin to strengthen the skin and hydrate it gently. The hydrafacial can reduce the size of your pores and clean and exfoliate your skin for a smoother overall complexion.

How long does a HydraFacial last/take?

The HydraFacial typically takes approximately thirty minutes with results lasting for about one week. It cleans and exfoliates the skin, leaving you with minimized pores and a smoother complexion.

What are the benefits of HydraFacial?

The Hydrafacial treatment can help a variety of skin conditions from acne to redness, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture. Using a variety of boosters and serums, the HydraFacial can be customized based on each patient’s skin type and desired results.

How long do HydraFacial results last?

The results of the HydraFacial should not be approached based on longevity, rather maintenance over several treatments. The original results may last around one week, but can be maintained with regular sessions over the course of several weeks or monthly sessions.

Is the HydraFacial worth it?

The HydraFacial is worth it based on the many happy patients that Dr. Schwarzburg has treated. Whether oily and acne prone skin, or fine lines and dryness are the main concern, the HydraFacial will work to address a variety of skin related issues. It is highly customizable as it comes with a variety of serums and treatment options to fit any individual’s needs.

Does a HydraFacial work?

The HydraFacial does work, and it works to treat a number of skin conditions. From acne prone skin to oily skin, rosacea, fine lines, and wrinkles, the HydraFacial has a serum that is specifically designed to address each individual concern.

Can HydraFacials be combined with Botox and lasers?

Botox and dermal fillers may be combined with the HydraFacial treatment after the procedure. Many patients use a variety of treatments to maintain the appearance of their clear skin and have 1 – 2 HydraFacial treatments per month. There are a variety of treatments that can be combined with the HydraFacial. A laser treatment that is often used for skin tightening is the Fraxel laser treatment. In addition, Secret RF microneedling may be administered once a month to increase the quality of the skin.

How does a HydraFacial differ from a chemical peel?

The Hydrafacial works through the use of a vacuum cleanser to eliminate dirt from the pores, along with gentle exfoliation and resurfacing treatments. The HydraFacial is a more comfortable and gentle approach to exfoliate the skin to achieve desired results.

Which LED light is best after my HydraFacial?

Blue LED and red LED lights can be used after a HydraFacial treatment. The blue LED light destroys bacteria while the red LED light can reduce redness and rosacea.

Do HydraFacials hurt?

HydraFacials are painless and are known as one of the most comfortable and relaxing skin care treatments available at medical spas. It will leave your skin refreshed and clean after only one painless thirty minute session.

How often should I get a HydraFacial?

Dr. Schwarzburg recommends 1 – 2 monthly HydraFacial sessions for optimal results and to maintain healthy and hydrated skin.

How do I get started with a HydraFacial Treatment?

If you like what you see and are wondering where can I get a HydraFacial, Skinly Aesthetics may be your answer for the best HydraFacial in NYC. In order to schedule your HydraFacial treatment you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg at his Upper East Side medical practice in Manhattan. Skinly Aesthetics is deemed one of the best places for the HydraFacial in the NYC area. Here you can discuss your concerns and overall skin care goals with a board certified cosmetic physician, Dr. Schwarzburg, who will build a customized treatment plan based on your unique needs. For more information and scheduling, please call the office at (212) 774-4264, or email us at