How do I take care of my skin after a HydraFacial?

Author: Hanna Hessel  |  Last update: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The morning after the treatment, only wash your face with PCA Facial Wash or Hydropeptide Exfoliating Cleanser. This is because some over-the-counter facial washes can damage your skin after this treatment. For thirty days after your treatment, apply PCA Hylauronic Boosting Serum every day in the morning and at night.

When does skin look best after HydraFacial?

Three days after a HydraFacial, no skin or exfoliation. And that it's good to make your skin right afterwards but it's great to break your skin if possible for the rest of the day. Patients usually leave with an extra skip, as the tests with the HydraFacial are quite immediate.

How long does it take to recover from a HydraFacial?

HydraFacial recovery varies, but it is usually safe to resume your normal activities within a few days. In most cases, it takes less than 10 days for the skin to return to its normal appearance. Any redness or peeling caused by the procedure should be gone within a week after treatment.

Does your skin purge after a HydraFacial?

The treatment may also help clear impurities during skin purging that may happen after deep exfoliation. Before your treatment, let your provider know if you have extremely sensitive skin or are allergic to any ingredients that might cause your skin to break out after the treatment.

What should I do before and after HydraFacial?

Two Days Before Treatment

Two days before your treatment, do not use any over-the-counter acne medications, such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Refrain from waxing and using depilatories. You should also refrain from any type of exfoliating treatments, like those containing active enzymes or glycolic acids.


Do and don'ts after HydraFacial?

Do not wax or use depilatories for at least 48 hours after the treatment. Don't use any medium or deep chemical peels or laser treatments for at least two weeks after your facial treatment. Don't use any exfoliating treatments, like glycolic acid or enzymes, for at least 48 hours after the treatment.

How often should you get a HydraFacial?

The easy answer is that you can have HydraFacial CT treatments about once a month, or once every 4 weeks. This is the general frequency that is most compatible for most people and that can generate the best skin-boosting benefits.

What are the side effects of HydraFacial?

After a HydraFacial, which typically takes just 30 minutes or less, some redness may occur. This is often the only side effect of a HydraFacial and is typically mild and resolves quickly on its own. If desired, patients can apply makeup after HydraFacial treatment to conceal any redness.

Are Hydrafacials worth the money?

Yes, there is no doubt that the benefits of Hydrafacial Treatment are well worth the cost. On average, HydraFacial costs between $150 and $300. While this seems a little on the high side, it is a small price to pay for such an investment in your skin.

How long should I wait to wash my face after HydraFacial?

You should not wash your face for about six hours after your treatment. You should also avoid taking a shower or engaging in intense exercise that will cause you to sweat. Keeping your face dry during this time will protect your skin and allow you to receive optimal results.

How many HydraFacials do you need to see results?

For the best and most lasting results, we recommend patients get a series of 4 to 6 HydraFacials and space them 2 to 4 weeks apart.

What does a HydraFacial suck out?

“The [HydraFacial] device uses an exfoliating tip paired with suction to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your face,” says Akram. After skin is exfoliated, serums are infused into the skin, she says.

Is your face red after a HydraFacial?

Your skin may experience temporary irritation, tightness or redness after a HydraFacial. These are all normal reactions that typically resolve within 72 hours, depending on skin sensitivity. The skin is more susceptible to sunburn and sun damage after your HydraFacial treatment.

How do you make a HydraFacial last?

How to Improve Longevity between Treatments? HydraFacial aims to hydrate the skin. Remaining properly hydrated between treatments allows the outcomes to sustain for a more extended period. Patients should drink at least the recommended eight glasses of water daily to experience improvement in their skin.

Do you see results after one HydraFacial?

HydraFacial takes less than one hour to complete and the effects are visible for about one week. You will immediately see results after your first session, but more than one session can be beneficial. For long term skin health, we recommend including treatment as part of your monthly skincare routine.

Does a HydraFacial remove blackheads?

Hydrafacial is the most effective treatment for blackheads

Hydrafacial provides an even and deep skin cleanse. It clears off the pores fully. Reaches the hardest areas and gives you the best results for blackheads.

What is better than HydraFacial?

Best for: Microneedling is a good option over HydraFacial for those who have a deep, permanent acne scars and other facial scarring, and is recommended for all skin tones. It is not a good choice for those who are at a higher risk of infection or have a low tolerance for pain or needles.

Which is better chemical peel or HydraFacial?

Hydrafacials are a much more thorough and extensive skin care treatment than chemical peels, with the added benefit of the hydration serum on your skin. Both products exfoliate and give your skin a gentle peel.

Can HydraFacial ruin your skin?

Hydrafacial products are non-invasive which means no skin is punctured and no side effects can be used for the treatment. Such facials work on all skin types and damage them absolutely.

Is it normal to breakout after HydraFacial?

The salicylic acid actually is a decongestant. So it goes into the skin and it actually pulls out, unclogs the pores and pulls out whatever's in the skin. And because the Hydrafacial in general is a deep cleansing treatment, it's completely normal to have breakouts afterwards.

Is HydraFacial good for acne prone skin?

HydraFacial is a non-invasive skincare procedure that's widely recognized as a safe and effective way to combat acne. It uses a patented Vortex technology and unique tip to rid the skin of acne-causing and pore-clogging agents, while also diminishing hyperpigmentation and scarring.

Can I get a HydraFacial every 2 weeks?

How often should you get a hydrafacial? We strongly recommend that you come in for a HydraFacial solutions every two weeks. During your initial consultation, we will assess your skin type and skin quality as well as review your personal aesthetic goals.

Whats better HydraFacial or microdermabrasion?

It is a classic, exfoliation-only procedure that treats as deep as a chemical peel without the same potential for sensitivities and irritation. HydraFacial is a more advanced, more gentle and more effective next generation of microdermabrasion.

What serums are used in HydraFacial?

Glycolic, Salicylic, and Lactic acids are used frequently in HydraFacial MD treatments.

How long after a HydraFacial Can I use retinol?

to avoid. Retinol, Retin-A products pre and post Hydrafacial for 2-3 days.

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