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HydraFacial: The Perfect Spring Skin Treatment for Brides-To-Be

If you haven’t tried the HydraFacial yet, you’ve probably heard of it. Loved by celebrities and dermatologists alike for its ability to clean out pores and calm inflammation, the Hydrafacial gets quite a bit of buzz. It’s performed somewhere in the world every fifteen seconds. What sets the HydraFacial apart from traditional facials?

While some facials can be too harsh for people with sensitive skin, all skin types tolerate the HydraFacial well — from oily and acne-prone to dry and mature skin. It’s non-invasive, and the risk of experiencing any negative side effects is very low. The HydraFacial is ideal for almost anyone struggling with clogged pores, blackheads, and acne.

At Sacred Hour, our HydraFacials are our most results-driven facials. Our HydraFacials treat the face, neck, and body to deeply cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate your skin. You’re left with an instant, radiant glow. It’s the perfect treatment to get brides-to-be glowing before their big day.

So how exactly does it work?

 

What Is a HydraFacial and How Does It Work?

 

HydraFacial’s “vortex technology” was invented in 1997, and the system has improved over time. The HydraFacial is performed by a device rather than by hand like traditional facials. This method allows for deeper penetration and long-lasting results. 

The HydraFacial wand is a medical-grade hydradermabrasion device that delivers a three-part regimen using a unique vortex technology. Don’t let the word “hydradermabrasion” intimidate you — the HydraFacial method of resurfacing is gentler than traditional microdermabrasion.

The HydraFacial combines the benefits of exfoliation, extraction, and hydration in one quick treatment. At Sacred Hour, we can treat your face, neck, and body. The treatment’s three steps are designed to cleanse, resurface, extract, and hydrate your skin.

 

CLEANSING 

First, the HydraFacial wand cleanses the skin to remove stubborn traces of makeup and impurities. Next, a serum containing ingredients like salicylic and glycolic acids removes dead skin cells. Your skin looks brighter and more even in minutes.

 

EXTRACTION

After exfoliating, the HydraFacial wand uses gentle suction to extract impurities, blackheads, and whiteheads from your skin. Extraction with HydraFacial’s vortex technology is painless and leaves your skin looking clearer. You can even see the dirt, debris, and dead skin cells that make your skin look dull collect in the HydraFacial waste tank — gross, but so satisfying.

 

HYDRATION

The final step is hydration. Your skin is infused with a custom serum that includes nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants. This serum delivers a powerful surge of hydration to your skin, leaving it feeling smooth, supple, and radiant.

One of the many perks of a HydraFacial is little to no downtime after your treatment. Some people may experience a bit of redness, but most can expect to see plump, calm, glowing skin immediately after.

You can go about your day as normal post-HydraFacial, but try to avoid workouts or activities that make you sweaty for the first 24 hours. Wait a couple of days before resuming your retinoids. And be sure to wear SPF —  every day, not only after your HydraFacial! 

Consistency is the best way to see your desired results with HydraFacial treatments. For long-term skin health, we recommend making HydraFacials part of your monthly skincare routine. Brides-to-be can schedule a HydraFacial treatment every 4 weeks starting a few months before their wedding day.

 

What Are the Benefits of a HydraFacial?

 

HydraFacial’s results go beyond what traditional facials can do. HydraFacials can improve skin conditions that traditional facials can’t address. They’re amazing for eliminating common signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. They can clean oily skin with congestion and clogged pores and can minimize enlarged pores. If you struggle with acne, HydraFacials are an excellent way to supplement your skincare routine.

If your skin is dull and dry, you’ll see immediate improvement thanks to exfoliation and intense hydration. If your skin is uneven and textured, you’ll notice an improvement in your overall evenness and skin tone. A HydraFacial can even improve hyperpigmentation and reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Our skin is exposed to pollution and contaminants on a daily basis that our at-home skincare just can’t remove. The HydraFacial is a gentle-yet-effective option for anyone wanting to improve the overall health and appearance of their skin.  

 

Who Shouldn’t Get a HydraFacial?

 

While all skin types are suited for HydraFacials, you should avoid the treatment while you have an active rash, sunburn, or rosacea. You may need to tweak your current skincare routine prior to your treatment. If you’re taking Accutane or using retinoids, discontinue them for one week prior to your HydraFacial.

Prenatal guests should also skip HydraFacials since some of the ingredients used — like salicylic acid — haven’t been proven safe to use during pregnancy.

Guests who have a contact shellfish allergy will want to avoid HydraFacials since an ingredient used in one of the treatment steps contains shellfish extract.

 

What to Expect From Hydrafacial Treatments at Sacred Hour

 

At Sacred Hour, we offer HydraFacials at both our tranquil Lakewood and Rocky River locations. HydraFacials improve the texture and tone of your skin in just 30 minutes, so if you’re short on time, our 30-minute Hydra treatment will thoroughly care for your skin and have you glowing and out the door in no time.

Our HydraFacial Deluxe treatment is a relaxing 60-minute treatment that includes the face and neck. The HydraFacial wand cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates your skin with skin-specific solutions. Your skin is deeply hydrated with rich antioxidants and hyaluronic acid.

We take the HydraFacial Deluxe treatment a step further and amplify your results using custom boosters. Red LED light therapy addresses redness and hyperpigmentation, while blue LED light therapy kills bacteria that cause breakouts. Our Deluxe treatment also includes dermaplaning to remove surface debris and dead skin.

Our Platinum HydraFacial treatment is an indulgent 75-minute experience and treats the face, neck, and decollete. In addition to red or blue LED therapy and a dermaplane, our Platinum treatment also includes facial lymphatic drainage to improve circulation and drain toxins from your skin.

We also offer HydraBody treatments to treat your back and booty using the HydraFacial wand. This treatment is ideal for smoother, clearer, tighter skin before your wedding or honeymoon, or anytime you want to invest in your skin with luxe, head-toe-pampering.

Book your HydraFacial treatments at Lakewood or Rocky River.

Select a Service in Lakewood

Indian Head Massage

Unlock the ancient vibes with this holistic head, neck, face, and shoulder treatment

Starting from $80

Prenatal Massage

Our Prenatal Massage is a natural stress-buster, kicking pain to the curb, easing muscle tension, and amping up blood flow.

Starting from $100
* 12-36 weeks only

Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a non-invasive therapy that encourages the smooth flow of lymph fluid through slow and gentle rhythmic movements.

Starting from $120

Cupping Therapy

During cupping therapy, your skilled massage therapist strategically places cups on various body areas such as the neck, shoulders, arms, back, legs, and even the face. These cups create suction, stimulating blood flow and promoting relaxation.

Starting from $135

Couples Massage

Indulge in shared serenity with our Couples Massage, a harmonious experience designed to deepen your connection.

Starting from $220

Super Glo Facial

This restorative treatment will regenerate your skin by gently exfoliating your outermost layers with no downtime.

Starting from $150
* 90 minute SuperGlo facial treatment incorporates LED light therapy

Hydrafacial

Our most results-driven facial. A non-invasive procedure that provides deep cleansing,

Starting from $150

Glow-Getter by Dr. Barbara Sturm

Reveal radiant, healthy skin with the Glow-Getter, incorporating the Dr. Barbara Sturm line.

Reiki Lift Facial

The manual technique used in this facial can slow signs of aging, especially if performed consistently. It is a deep massage that acts on the muscles, not the tissues, completely oxygenating them. The massage has a lifting effect – and with no surgery.

Dermaplaning

A manual exfoliation technique removes surface debris with a custom dermaplaning blade.

Starting from $100

back cleanse

Popular before weddings and formal engagements, a customized 60 minute back treatment includes cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, masque and oil-free hydration.

Starting from $125

Lemongrass Mimosa Body Scrub

This refreshing body scrub hydrates and brightens dull skin. Walnut Shells exfoliate while Mimosa and Bamboo Extracts create lasting softness.

Purifying Gotu Kola Coffee Scrub

Feel tension melt away under warm compresses that aid in the absorption of healing trace minerals.

Sacred Hour Manicure

Our signature manicure includes file and cuticle tidy, and nails gently buffed and polish removed.

Starting from $35

Gel Manicure

File and cuticle tidy, followed by hand massage. Gel polish to finish.
Starting from $50

Speedy Pedicure

File, tidy, and polish when time is short (but nails are long).

Starting from $35

Sacred Hour Pedicure

Soak, file, and cuticle tidy, heel buffing, leg and foot massage, and a soothing lavender or re-energizing green tea mint cooling mask. Polish to finish.

Starting from $65

Gel Pedicure

Soak, file, cuticle work, heel buffing, and foot + leg massage. Gel polish to finish.
Starting from $80
* Gel application requires additional time and cost. We are unable to remove nail enhancements like dip, poly gel, gel extensions, fiberglass, and acrylic, and cannot remove gel polish on these products.

Korean Scrub

It’s a unique full-body scrub treatment and a head-to-toe exfoliation ritual that sheds layers of dirt which results in baby soft skin.

Our Korean Body Scrub is a “must try” at Sacred Hour; a vigorous but never uncomfortable hour-long full body experience in our Hammam-inspired suite.
*We guarantee that our Korean Scrub is an experience unlike any other.

Steam Room

Indulge in up to a 60-minute steam with our private steam experiences.

Whether you book a couple’s steam or a private session, the hour-long session is sure to melt away stress and amplify your inner glow and energy.

 

* Scrub and steam room amenities include: rain shower, full vanity, robes, sandals, and towels.

Chill Package

Our most popular day package includes a 60-minute Signature Facial and 60-minute Deep Tissue or Swedish massage.

Hydra Chill Package

The dynamic duo: a Deluxe Hydrafacial and Swedish Massage.

Spa Day Getaway

If your mama always said, “Be good to yourself,” this is what she was talking about. Lemongrass Mimosa Body Scrub, 60-minute Signature Facial, and 60-minute Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage, because mama is always right!

* If you prefer deep tissue massage, please let us know at the time of booking.

The Works Package

For the ultimate spa lover. Experience our Korean scrub, Swedish massage, and Signature Facial before a refreshing mani-pedi.

Uplift Package for 1 Guest

Our Uplift Package begins with a relaxing head-to-toe, full body massage, followed by a refreshing body scrub that hydrates and brightens dull skin.

Grounding Package for 1 Guest

A head-to-toe relaxing massage followed by a coffee exfoliation and warm compressions.

Chill Momma Package

In preparation for your new arrival: 60-minute Prenatal massage, 60-minute Signature Facial, Sacred Hour Manicure + Sacred Hour Pedicure.

* 13-36 weeks only

Calming the Hara

Unwind knots of tension and anxiety with this abdomen-focused ritual. Lymphatic brushing and full body coffee scrub follow to move freshly generated energy and oxygen throughout the body, stimulating digestion and detoxification.

for Couples

Unwind in one of our couples’ suites for this 120 minute ritual of pure relaxation, side by side.

Unwind in one of our couples’ suites for 120 minutes, together and side by side.

gift cards

Had a great experience at Sacred Hour? Let someone else feel the same joy and rejuvenation of their body and spirit.

There’s no better way to say, “You crushed that project,” “I’m glad we’re friends,” or “Do something for yourself” than with a Sacred Hour Gift Card.

* Sacred Hour gift cards may be redeemed for any services on our wellness menu or on retail items at our Sacred Hour Lakewood or Rocky River locations. We recommend choosing a dollar amount that allows your gift card recipient to choose their favorite body and soul experience.

Select a Service in Rocky River

Indian Head Massage

Unlock the ancient vibes with this holistic head, neck, face, and shoulder treatment

Starting from $80

Prenatal Massage

Our Prenatal Massage is a natural stress-buster, kicking pain to the curb, easing muscle tension, and amping up blood flow.

Starting from $100
* 12-36 weeks only

Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a non-invasive therapy that encourages the smooth flow of lymph fluid through slow and gentle rhythmic movements.

Starting from $120

Cupping Therapy

During cupping therapy, your skilled massage therapist strategically places cups on various body areas such as the neck, shoulders, arms, back, legs, and even the face. These cups create suction, stimulating blood flow and promoting relaxation.

Starting from $135

Couples Massage

Indulge in shared serenity with our Couples Massage, a harmonious experience designed to deepen your connection.

Starting from $220

Super Glo Facial

This restorative treatment will regenerate your skin by gently exfoliating your outermost layers with no downtime.

Starting from $150
* 90 minute SuperGlo facial treatment incorporates LED light therapy

Hydrafacial

Our most results-driven facial. A non-invasive procedure that provides deep cleansing,

Starting from $150

Glow-Getter by Dr. Barbara Sturm

Reveal radiant, healthy skin with the Glow-Getter, incorporating the Dr. Barbara Sturm line.

Reiki Lift Facial

The manual technique used in this facial can slow signs of aging, especially if performed consistently. It is a deep massage that acts on the muscles, not the tissues, completely oxygenating them. The massage has a lifting effect – and with no surgery.

Dermaplaning

A manual exfoliation technique removes surface debris with a custom dermaplaning blade.

Starting from $100

back cleanse

Popular before weddings and formal engagements, a customized 60 minute back treatment includes cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, masque and oil-free hydration.

Starting from $125

Lemongrass Mimosa Body Scrub

This refreshing body scrub hydrates and brightens dull skin. Walnut Shells exfoliate while Mimosa and Bamboo Extracts create lasting softness.

Purifying Gotu Kola Coffee Scrub

Feel tension melt away under warm compresses that aid in the absorption of healing trace minerals.

Chill Package

Our most popular day package includes a 60-minute Signature Facial and 60-minute Deep Tissue or Swedish massage.