Stop using any Isotretinoin products, like Accutane, for six months before treatment unless you’ve been given clearance by a clinician.
Discontinue the use of generic tretinoin or topical Retin-A for at least 48 hours prior to your treatment.
Don’t use any exfoliating treatments, like glycolic acid or enzymes, on the area that is going to be treated for at least 48 hours before your treatment.
Stop using any medium or deep chemical peels or chemical resurfacing treatments and laser treatments for at least two weeks before you have this facial treatment.
Do not wax or use depilatories for at least 48 hours before your treatment.
Stop using any over-the-counter acne medications, like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, for at least 48 hours before you have your facial.
Avoid any excessive sun exposure and do not use any tanning beds for at least 72 hours before treatment.
Do not have any Botox treatments for at least two weeks before treatment. You can have Botox done on the same day as your facial, but it must happen after the facial.
Do not shave your face on the same day as the facial treatment.
Don’t pick at your skin: Your skin has just experienced a deep cleanse. You might be tempted to pop that small whitehead and blackhead that is ruining your complexion, but please keep your hands off if you want a flawless look. Your facial expert did some extractions, disrupting your skin any further might cause irritation.
Skip the toner: Avoid using toner a day after your hydrafacial treatment. Alcohol-based toners or those with exfoliating agents may result in dryness and irritation. Since the aesthetician already did a deep cleanse and balanced your skin’s pH, you don’t need to use a toner anyway.
Avoid the gym: If you didn’t get to exercise before going for your hydrafacial avoid the temptation of sneaking into the gym later that day. The excess heat and sweat might be overbearing to your already exfoliated skin.
Be gentle when washing your face: The serums used and physical manipulation involved might disrupt the skin barrier. Therefore, use only gentle cleansers that will remove dirt without hurting your skin barrier.
Makeup: Avoid makeup for a day, your skin just went through exfoliation and deep cleansing so applying makeup the day of should be avoided, you don’t want to get a reaction from makeup.
Sauna: Avoid any sauna rooms for at least 1-2 days.
Products: Stay away from acne products, Retinols, avoid any peeling products, cleansers and toners with salicylic acid. These products will cause irritation, and redness. It is recommended for a few weeks. Avoid exfoliates and scrubs for several days. Over exfoliating can hurt the protective layer of your skin and cause inflammation.
Masks: Many face masks designed to brighten, exfoliate, or treat acne may cause inflammation to skin that is sensitive from the hydrafacial, the ingredients in these treatments can irritate already sensitive skin.
Waxing: Avoid any waxing for 48 hours
Sun: Avoid sun exposure for 72hrs. Always use SPF 30 whenever in the sun to protect your skin.