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As I’ve gracefully aged, I’ve come to realize that what my skin needs now as I’m pushing 40 is a lot different than my early 30s. My concerns have focused on fine lines, dryness, and overall tone. It’s a bit daunting, to be honest.

I’d been wanting to try a HydraFacial for quite some time but didn’t know if it was the right fit for me. But the more I researched, the more I knew this was just the spring refresh my skin needed to shake away the winter dullness. HydraFacial is a multistep process that uses a machine to target a variety of skin conditions, all in the name of revealing amazing skin.  

First, your skin is cleansed and exfoliated. This gets it nice and clean and gets rid of those dead skin cells. Second, a peel is applied, which creates a subtle tingling to treat the skin. Next is the extraction part, which I typically dread. Usually, this makes me so miserable, but the machine did all the work to gently suck all the gunk out of my skin. Finally, serums are applied to hydrate and protect.

Jen at Boston Plastic Surgery gave me my first (of hopefully many) HydraFacials. The office in Quincy is easy to find, and it’s bright and airy. The staff was so nice and friendly and made sure I was comfortable and settled while I waited. Jen brought me right back, took some pictures, and then gave me a brief education! She told me about what the machine does and how it all works, so I knew exactly what to expect. Then I settled in under the blanket, got nice and comfortable, and we got to work. Jen let me know each step of the process and what it might feel like. She also made sure I knew that if anything was uncomfortable she would be happy to modify as needed. Overall, it took about an hour.


What did I think? My skin felt soft and looked so much brighter. I also found it wasn’t drinking up moisturizer like before. When I put on makeup a few days later for an event, it went on smoother than normal and stayed put! Other people noticed, too. My husband commented that I was looking so bright the next day. When I replied that I was wearing all black, he said I almost seemed to be glowing. It was the HydraFacial!

Worth it.

Boston Plastic Surgery is a full-service plastic surgery practice and skincare center located in Quincy, Massachusetts. Plastic surgeons Dr. Fouad J. Samaha, Dr. Jeffrey H. Lee, and their talented and caring staff have been helping Boston patients achieve their aesthetic goals for over 20 years. Specializing in breast augmentation, body contouring, non-surgical facial rejuvenation, and more, Drs. Samaha and Lee work with patients at the AASAF Accredited surgery suite and the Skin Wellness Center to achieve natural-looking results with outstanding safety and service. For patient testimonials, before and after photos, educational blogs, and more, please visit their website at, or call 617-786-7600 to schedule your consultation. Boston Plastic Surgery is located at 2300 Crown Colony Drive, Suite 101, Quincy, MA 02169.

How I Glow __ My First HydraFacial _ Boston Moms Blog
Morgan Sheena
Morgan came to Boston via New Jersey for college and law school and never left. She married her college sweetheart, Solomon, in October 2007. After years of trying to find themselves, they added three beautiful and energetic children, Aaron (October 2010), Olivia (June 2013), and Jesse (May 2016) to the family. They also have brother and sister miniature schnauzers, Rufio and Gracie. They live in Brookline and love city living.  Morgan is also a travel planner at Whitney World Travel and loves helping her clients find the perfect vacation for them. Loves: Exploring Boston, traveling, trying new restaurants, all things Disney, dive bars, blanco tequila, cooking elaborate meals, black coffee, dry red wine, working out, watching mindless movies (and quoting them) and getting lost in a good book. Can't Stand: when people snap their gum, cigarettes, loud chewing noises, cleaning floors and snakes.