The HydraFacial was designed to be comfortable and cause very little irritation. Many patients report enjoying the treatment while it is in progress, with some comparing the treatment to a facial massage. The suctioning techniques used are said to feel relaxing, while still being highly effective in cleansing the skin.
Patients with sensitive skin may experience mild irritation by the serums that are applied, but any discomfort generally resolves very quickly afterwards.
Undergoing extraction from other treatments is usually painful, and are normally accompanied by side effects such as redness or next day breakouts. The HydraFacial extraction on the other hand was designed to have no pain, and is independent of these unwanted side effects. The impurities in the pores are sucked out without needing to squeeze, press, or otherwise irritate the skin due to a combination of the special solution containing anti-inflammatory properties, and the vacuum-like vortex sucking out the sediment without applying pressure.