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As time passes you by, your skin may become dull and uneven. Sometimes all you need is a gentle facial to restore a more youthful and refreshed look. Facials are a great way to revitalize your skin without the downtime of chemical peels and lasers. Dr. Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a Board-Certified plastic surgeon, offers HydraFacial MD® to people living in Birmingham and Mountain Brook who want a fresher, glowing appearance.

What is a HydraFacial?

HydraFacial MD is a non-invasive, rejuvenating hydradermabrasion treatment that removes dead skin cells and pulls toxins and impurities from the skin. It also gently cleanses, hydrates, and moisturizes the skin. It is safe and effective for all skin types and reveals your inner glow immediately after each treatment with no irritation. If you want to learn more about HydraFacial MD and how it can assist in maintaining the health of your skin, contact Core Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation!

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HydraFacial Benefits

HydraFacial treats many skin concerns you may experience. Acne, sun damage, loss of moisture, and hyperpigmentation, and other concerns are addressed with this treatment. With a HydraFacial Birmingham patients usually experience the following benefits:

  • Glowing skin
  • Fewer skin imperfections
  • Quick treatment
  • Safe for all skin types
  • No downtime or recovery

Ready to experience the benefits of HydraFacial MD for yourself? Call Core Plastic Surgery today to book your private consultation.

HydraFacial MD Candidate

HydraFacial MD is recommended for all skin types and complexions. Its gentle formulas and technology cleanse and hydrate skin to keep it fresh and glowing without clogging pores. Ideal candidates are individuals who may be experiencing lackluster complexions or have fine lines and are looking for a solution that addresses the overall health of their skin. Want brighter, clearer skin in 30 minutes? Contact Core Plastic Surgery to schedule your HydraFacial MD consultation.

HydraFacial MD Consultation

A private consultation with Adina Barnett, Core Plastic Surgery's Licensed Medical Aesthetician, will be your opportunity to discuss your goals for your skin's health. Adina will address your questions about HydraFacial MD and provide detailed information about the technology and products. She will evaluate your candidacy for a HydraFacial by inquiring about your health and medical history and examining your skin.

If you are a candidate for HydraFacial MD, Adina will work with you and Dr. Core to create a customized treatment plan for your skincare needs. Once a plan of action is decided upon, a personalized quote for services will be provided to you and your appointment will be scheduled. In the event Adina believes your needs will be better addressed with an alternative treatment, she will provide you with options and details so you can make an informed decision about your skin's health and wellness

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How Do I Prepare For HydraFacial MD?

HydraFacial MD is such a gentle treatment, there is not much you need to do in order to prepare for your appointment. During your consultation for a HydraFacial Birmingham Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Core may direct you to stop using Retin A products and medicines. You may also be instructed to avoid receiving injectables in your face, to not use abrasive scrubs and masks, and to avoid all forms of tanning. This will prepare your skin during the week prior to your appointment. If Dr. Core or Adina have any directives specific to your case, you will be provided with appropriate instructions during your personal consultation.

What Is Involved In My HydraFacial MD Treatment?

HydraFacial MD treatments are relaxing and rejuvenating. Using a 4 step, 30-minute method, a HydraFacial cleanses, extracts, and hydrates your skin.

Cleanse And Exfoliate

The surface of the skin is gently exfoliated, revealing new, brighter skin! This skin resurfacing gives you a polished look as dullness from dead, dry cells is removed. This allows the following steps to be performed effectively.

Gentle Peel

Your aesthetician will apply a solution of glycolic and salicylic acid to your skin. You may feel a slight tingling during application. This is common and subsides when it is wiped away. There is no post-procedure peeling and flaking with a HydraFacial.


This step further cleanses the skin as the pores are cleared using a gentle suction technique. Whiteheads, blackheads, and other blemishes are extracted using the HydraFacial handheld vacuum.


Your face is appropriately saturated with peptides and antioxidants to add suppleness to your skin. This will aid in ensuring the skin remains soft and hydrated. Adina can further customize your HydraFacial treatment, as needed. Enhancements, including lip and eye treatments, are available to maximize your HydraFacial experience. HydraFacial Eye and Lip treatments are add-ons to cleanse and hydrate these delicate areas.

HydraFacial MD Recovery

After a HydraFacial Birmingham patients may notice their skin may be slightly red and sensitive immediately following treatment due to the exfoliation and peeling processes. Once the treatment is complete, the skin looks smooth and feels soft. It is an excellent procedure to receive at any point during your day since there is no downtime or recovery period! You simply return to your daily routine after your HydraFacial MD procedure. It is important to wear sunblock to maximize and maintain your HydraFacial MD results through protecting the skin.

HydraFacial Results

The results from HydraFacial MD are immediately noticeable. Your skin will be smoother, brighter, and more even-toned. In the days following your appointment, your skin will continue to improve. While you can immediately apply your makeup, you may not want to after you see your amazing results! If you are ready to experience the impeccable HydraFacial MD results for yourself, contact Adina here at Core Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation!

Complementary Procedures

Core Plastic Surgery offers a number of treatments to provide you with the aesthetic results you have always wanted. If you are looking to augment your results with additional services, a private consultation with Adina and/or Dr. Core can guide you in the right direction. Smoother, brighter, firmer, more supple skin can be a reality for our Birmingham HydraFacial patients when coupled with any of the following services.

Dermal Fillers And Injectables

Dermal Fillers are injectable gels that contain Hyaluronic Acid – a naturally occurring substance in the body. Dermal fillers can address any areas of the face that may have deflated with age. This can include plumping the lips and cheeks. Also, fillers can address fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin smooth and supple.

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Botox has become a household name in the world of injectable cosmetic treatments. Botox is a neuromodulator that works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the upper face. Forehead lines, wrinkles between the eyebrows, and crow's feet around the eyes can all be treated with Botox. Botox targets the muscles responsible for creasing the skin due to repetitive movement. It ceases muscle contractions, making the skin appear less wrinkled. Dermal Fillers and Botox can enhance the results of your HydraFacial MD through plumping and revitalizing the skin, providing you with a more youthful appearance.


Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment for your eyelashes. Latisse works to lengthen, strengthen, and thicken the eyelashes. If you have sparse eyelashes or wish to go without mascara, Latisse may be right for you. Choosing Latisse to complement your HydraFacial MD will leave you with a bright-eyed appearance, enhancing your youthful-looking results!

HydraFacial MD Cost In Birmingham

HydraFacial MD varies with cost depending on the condition being treated and whether other treatments are performed in conjunction with this one. We accept cash, checks and credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®.

HydraFacial Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! At Core Plastic Surgery in Birmingham HydraFacial MD does not need to be your only skincare solution! We have many services that can augment your HydraFacial MD treatment. Botox injections, Dermal Fillers, Lutronic Microneedling, and Chemical Peels may enhance your HydraFacial MD results. A private consultation with Adina Barnett, our Licensed Medical Aesthetician, and/or Dr. Grady Core will inform you of your candidacy for any additional skincare treatments.

HydraFacial MD is a very customized treatment for a plethora of skin concerns. Depending on your specific skincare needs, Adina or Dr. Core will create a tailored treatment plan that includes the prescribed number of sessions with a predetermined timetable. This will be discussed with you during your private consultation.

HydraFacial MD is a comprehensive skin rejuvenation treatment! HydraFacial MD can address fine lines and wrinkles, acne, dry and dull skin, hyperpigmentation, clogged pores, oily skin, and many other skin concerns. During a personal consultation, you will be informed of your candidacy for HydraFacial MD and how it may help your skincare woes.

Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a Board-Certified plastic surgeon, provides MedSpa services to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to diminish the signs of aging and enjoy a younger appearance. Contact Dr. Core's office today to schedule your consultation!

Additional Resources

  1. HydraFacial MD. (2016). Retrieved from https://hydrafacial.edgeforlife.com/nbd/
  2. The Dermatology Review. (2018). HydraFacial. Retrieved from https://thedermreview.com/

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