Pre-Care Instructions: HydraFacial

It is recommended you shave any facial hair in the areas where you would like treatment. HydraFacial vortex wand is unable to create a tight vacuum seal over areas with facial hair present.

  • Avoid the use of Retin-A type products pre- and post-treatment.
  • Avoid excess sun exposure, including tanning beds for 1 week before treatment, and use SPF 30 or greater daily to ensure coverage against UVB and UBA rays.
  • Do not use any type of exfoliants 2 days before treatment. – Refrain from any chemical peels or lasers for 2 weeks prior.
  • Discontinue use of Tretinoin type products (Renova, Tretinoin, Retin A, Retin A Micro, Tri-Luma, Solage, etc.) at least 2 days before treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Hydroquinone 2-3 days before treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, consider beginning prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar no later than the day of treatment.
  • Notify the center if you develop a cold sore, acne, open lesions in the area being treated, or experience any type of illness before your treatment.
  • Wait 6-7 after Botox and 7-10 filler treatments to have a HydraFacial treatment.
  • Botox and filler may be done on the same day, but only after HydraFacial treatment.

Post-Care Instructions: HydraFacial

What to Expect During and Immediately After Treatment:

  • Temporary irritation, tightness, or redness. These are all normal reactions that typically resolve within 72 hours depending on skin sensitivity.
  • Tingling and stinging during the treatment area. These sensations generally subside within three hours of treatment.

Next Steps:

  • You will likely see results immediately after treatment and your skin will feel smooth and hydrated for one to four weeks. For improved, longer lasting results, consider take-home products and monthly HydraFacial treatments.
  • Avoid any exfoliation to the area for 48 hours post-treatment.
  • To keep the area clean, avoid heat sources, including hot showers, saunas, and cardio workouts that may produce sweat for 24 hours.
  • Do not use topical Retin-A for 2 days following treatment.
  • Avoid unprotected sun exposure and/or use of tanning beds for at least 3 days post-treatment.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily for 3-5 days post-treatment. Avoid direct sun exposure as the area is more susceptible to sunburn, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
  • Makeup may be applied the day after treatment.
  • Botox and filler may be done on the same day, but only after HydraFacial treatment.