HYDRAFACIAL: Where to Get it Done in Toronto

North Medical Spa

Address: 569 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1M5

Reviewed by Margarita Kadochnikova 

The second you enter this clinic, you get to see the beautiful aesthetics of the lobby, all in dark blue and green colours with plants by the windows. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. Before getting a HydraFacial, I had a one-hour complimentary consultation, where the specialist performed an in-depth analysis of my skin using the state-of-the-art Visia Photo Imaging System. This revolutionary technology gives you literally all the necessary information regarding your skin, so the spa professionals can create a result driven plan, tailored specifically to your type of skin. It takes a photo of your face and then it calculates the percentage of your skin health and shows you where you have brown spots, UV spots, red areas, and much more (see the photo below). The good news is that this consultation is FREE and fewer than 5% of medical spas have it. You can come to this clinic with any concerns, including acne, age spots, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, volume loss, unwanted fat, enlarged pores, rosacea, underarm sweat, melasma. After this consultation I has a HydraFacial treatment which is a 3 step process that provides deep cleansing, exfoliation and plumping (takes about 45 minutes). It was pretty relaxing and my skin never felt so good after it. I could see right away positive results and will definitely come back in a month for another HydraFacial (it is recommended to do it once a month). And another additional amazing perk of this spa is that if you refer a friend then you both get $25 off your treatment!

New Skin Laser Clinic

Address: Fox Theater, 2234 Queen St E #5, Toronto, ON M4E 3K2

Reviewed by Ksenia Stratova

New Skin Laser Clinic is cozy, clean and welcoming. They provide laser hair removal services as well as various skin treatments. Taslim Jamal, who is the owner of this beautiful clinic is very friendly and knowledgeable. She talked me through each stage as she carried out my treatment, HydraFacial. With the most advanced technology, the 5 step process begins with cleansing and exfoliation, eliminating dead skin cells and revealing glowing new skin hidden underneath. The procedure took approximately 30 minutes and you can return to work or other activities after the treatment, as it doesn’t leave your skin red or itchy. It was comfortable and relaxing the entire time. After, my skin was softer than it has felt in years and all of the blackheads were gone. Not only did it help with my complexion but also it gave me an amazing glow and the texture felt wonderful. I was surprised to see the results right away but it was definitely amazing that HydraFacial can do that. After the treatment I was told not to wear any makeup for a day, so my skin could ‘breathe’. I would definitely recommend this clinic to anyone, who wants to look young and beautiful and have healthy skin.

Precision Laser – Tattoo Removal & Skin Care 

Address: 76 Richmond St E, Suite 100, Toronto, ON M5C 1P1

Reviewed by Olga Semenova

Precision Laser has been around for eight years and was the first clinic in Toronto to provide tattoo removal services. While Precision Laser has the most advanced technologies in tattoo removal, they are also looking to differentiate and expand their services. Photorejuvenation, pigmentation, acne scar removal have been recently added to their list, along with the HydraFacial treatment. Though HydraFacial has been around for a while, it has dramatically increased its popularity over the past few years. Hydrafacial allows you to get instant visible results right after the first treatment. It reduces lines and wrinkles, cleanses your pores, and clears brown spots. While the process is similar in most of the clinics, what makes Precision Laser special is the treatment duration and special care. While general treatments around town last around 30 minutes, aestheticians here apply individual care to each patient based on their needs. This way your appointment lasts more than 45 minutes, and also includes a very pleasant and warm LED lights treatment in the end. LED light is a unique addition applied at the clinic, which helps to calm down your skin and also eliminates bacteria. Clinic has a very friendly staff, which makes you feel like home. Precision Laser is a place you want to come back to,  a place where you are always welcome and where you know your needs will be met while excellent customer and medical service will be provided. Conveniently located a few blocks east of Queen subway station, they also have another location in London (Ontario). There are various promotions and gift cards available for the upcoming Valentine’s day, so don’t miss out!

Satisfaction Spa and Skin Therapy

Address: 3024 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P

Reviewed by Marcus Muñoz

I have classic combination skin where my T-zone is oily and my cheeks are pretty dry. Satisfaction Spa pays special attention to educating their clientele on proper and effective treatment for their skin types, so it was very beneficial to me to learn all the things I had to do to take care of my skin. The Hydrofacial process includes a 6-step process that lasts about 15-20 minutes. The steps include deep pore cleansing, light exfoliation, vitamin C serum and sun protection cream. Additionally, you can add the blue/red light treatment that directly tackles hyperpigmentation and breakouts for an extra dollar per minute. For someone who never does facials or has any sort of skin care routine, I loved how my skin felt after the facial – guys this treatment is definitely a must! Especially with the quality of services at Satisfaction Spa, you can be sure you will get the best results possible. You can fully relax and give yourself up to the hands of professionals, who will take care of your skin.

Serenity Spa and Lounge

Address: 238 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V

Reviewed by Malika Renée 

Who doesn’t enjoy a spa day? It’s a time to unwind and treat yourself to soothing smells, relaxing sounds and super beneficial treatments that your skin and body will thank you for. Recently, I took a little self-care day of my own and visited Serenity Spa Lounge. This aesthetically-pleasing spa is smaller spa space that left a huge impact on me and my skin. I went in for a new and trending treatment that is sweeping the Toronto spa circuit. The HydraFacial MD is a 60 minute procedure suited for all skin types. After being greeted by quite possibly the world’s sweetest receptionist, I was taken to a relaxing room with dimmed lights to start my facial. Serenity owner Asmeret performed the procedure with delicate hands and a world of information about the treatment. Designed to vanish impurities and dead skin cells, exfoliate and cleanse, the HydraFacial MD digs deep under the skin and replenishes nutrients such as Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid Clients And Peptides. And although this is currently all the rage among spa and health centres worldwide, Asmeret has customized the treatment with medical grade super serums to ensure optimal results. She even further customizes the facial based on client wants and/or needs. The facial included a gentle chemical mask, face massages, calming cleansing and serums that gave my face a delightful tickle. After an hour of utter relaxation —and pampering— I instantly noticed a change in my skin. The hyperpigmentation I have been suffering from since high school was on its way out, all oils, pesky blackheads and dead skin had been stripped away along with redness. My face was the brightest it’s ever been which turned into a fresh glow that lasted the entire week. Just as I was with everything else in this luxe establishment —cleanliness, staff, decor and aesthetic— I was extremely pleased. Asmeret explained that this fancy facial is suitable for all skin types especially those that suffer from advanced signs of aging, brown spots, enlarged proses, uneven skin tone and excess oil. Although HydraFacial MD is quite the popular procedure, Serenity Spa does offer a line of other treatments from Brazilian waxes to mani pedis. Each of which is performed by Asmeret herself or another member of her well trained, well educated and very polite staff. Whether you’re getting a HydraFacial or a hot stone massage, the minute you walk into Serenity Spa you truly understand its 5 star rating.