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What Should You Do Before a HydraFacial?

January 6, 2020 by A Younger You


HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion treatment method that cleanses and exfoliates your skin, extracts irritants from your pores and provides hydration and antioxidant protection in the same treatment. The result is clearer, brighter, younger-looking skin with absolutely no discomfort or downtime. At A Younger You in Burlington, WI, we have found that this is one of our most popular skincare treatments. One of the most frequently asked questions we get about this life-changing treatment is how should I prepare beforehand?

How Should I Prepare for a HydraFacial?

Six Months Before Treatment

Six months before your scheduled HydraFacial, stop using any products containing Isotretinoin, such as Accutane. If you feel that you can't stop using such products for six months, mention that during your initial consultation. Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to make an exception for you.

Two Weeks Before Treatment

Two weeks before your scheduled HydraFacial, refrain from receiving any laser treatments. You should also avoid scheduling any medium or deep chemical peels or dermal fillers during this time.

One Week Before Treatment

While you can't schedule dermal fillers within two weeks of your scheduled hydradermabrasion, you can schedule Botox within eight days of your hydradermabrasion treatment. It's important to note that you can schedule Botox on the same day as your hydradermabrasion; it just has to be performed after the hydradermabrasion.

Five Days Before Treatment

Three to five days before your treatment, start your hydropeptide or PCA SKIN skincare regimen. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and develop a customized skincare routine for you to follow which will allow you to reach your goals. Regardless of your personal goals, you must be sure to include a sun protectant of some variety.

Three Days Before Treatment

For the 72 hours prior to your treatment, refrain from excessive unprotected exposure to the sun. If you are outside during the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM, be sure that you are wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 35. If you have fairer skin, you may need UVA and UVB ray protection of at least 55. Similarly, you should avoid tanning beds during this time.

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. Finally, do not use any topical product containing tretinoin, such as Retin-A, for at least 48 hours before your treatment session.

The Day of Treatment

We strongly recommend that men do not shave on the day of treatment. However, if you feel you must shave, make sure you do not shave within three to four hours of your appointment. On the day of your scheduled session, we strongly recommend bringing in any medications you take regularly.

Before your treatment, your provider will need a list of all medications you are taking, including dosages and any changes to your medical history. Finally, you should only cleanse your face with a pre-approved cleanser. Some cleansers can irritate your skin after treatment.

What To Do Before HydraFacial?

One Day After Treatment

For the first 24 hours after your treatment, avoid heat. Take a lukewarm shower or bath rather than a steaming hot one. Do not perform intense cardio or go for a personal best deadlifting. You must also refrain from unwinding in a sauna. Finally, if possible, do not apply makeup on the day of your treatment.

Two Days After Treatment

During the first 48 hours after your treatment session, you should still be avoiding the use of any product containing tretinoin. You must also refrain from any type of exfoliating treatment, waxing and using depilatories during this period. Finally, do not use any over-the-counter acne medications for the first two days after treatment.

Three Days After Treatment

For the first three to five days after your HydraFacial, it is particularly important that you protect your skin from sun damage. This treatment gently removes the top layers of dead skin cells. This exposes a layer of fresh, healthy skin cells that are more vulnerable than the older skin you've had removed.

During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your skin tone based on the Fitzpatrick scale to determine what level of protection you will need after treatment. Limit the amount of time your face is exposed to the sun during the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM and avoid tanning beds for the first 72 hours after treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?

One of the most incredible things about this method of hydradermabrasion is that it's safe for all skin tones and skin types. Therefore, there is an excellent chance that you are a good candidate. This type of treatment is also completely customizable. In other words, you could opt for anti-aging boosters and serums before your 30-year college reunion or focus on hydration during the brisk Burlington winter.

How Do I Know It Is Right for Me?

To determine if this is the right treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, visit A Younger You in Burlington, WI for an initial consultation. In the meantime, write down your aesthetic goals and see how they align with the benefits of a HydraFacial:

  • Opened pores
  • Smaller pores
  • Brighter skin
  • More even skin tone
  • Improved skin texture
  • No redness or irritation
  • More hydrated skin

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

Preparing for a HydraFacial is pretty straightforward. Protect your skin from sun damage and avoid heat, waxing and certain medications and nutritional supplements. If you'd like to discover how this treatment could benefit you, contact the professional skincare experts at A Younger You in Burlington, WI today to schedule your initial consultation. We will review your aesthetic goals and create a tailored treatment plan to help you reach them.

We offer free consultations to our customers in Burlington and Brookfield and throughout southeastern Wisconsin. If you're interested in learning more about the services available to you, visit one of our convenient sites. Our staff is committed to assisting you in realizing your aesthetic vision in an environment that values your time, respects your privacy, and leaves you refreshed and ready to take on another day.

333 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105

18900 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 112, Brookfield, WI 53045
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