How to Prepare for Your First Hydrafacial Treatment

Hydrafacial treatment is a non-invasive, multi-step facial that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate the skin. It is a great way to improve the overall appearance of your skin and is beneficial for all skin types. This type of facial can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and acne. Most people will see optimal results after getting hydrafacial treatment every 4-6 weeks. However, this may vary depending on your specific skincare goals. 

Before Your Treatment

Before you book your hydrafacial treatment, it’s important to do a little research to find a reputable provider. Once you’ve found a provider you trust, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your appointment: 

  • Avoid wearing makeup or skincare products on the day of your treatment. This will allow the esthetician to better assess your skin and ensure that the treatment is tailored to your specific needs. In addition, avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours before your treatment. This will help prevent any irritation or sensitivity during the procedure. 
  • If you have a history of cold sores, please notify the esthetician so they can prescribe medication to prevent an outbreak. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus and can be triggered by stress, sun exposure, or illness. While hydrafacial treatment itself will not trigger an outbreak, the added stress of the treatment may cause an outbreak in people who are prone to them. 
  • Arrive at your appointment freshly bathed with clean hair. This will help the esthetician better assess your skin and ensure that the treatment is as effective as possible. In addition, bathing before your treatment will help to prevent any irritation or sensitivity during the procedure.

During Your Treatment

The hydrafacial treatment itself is relatively quick, usually taking 30 minutes to an hour depending on the specific needs of your skin. During the treatment, you will lie down and the esthetician will begin by cleansing and exfoliating your skin. Next, a special device will be used to remove any impurities from your pores. Finally, the esthetician will apply a hydrating serum to help plump and revitalize your skin. Hydrating serums usually contain hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps to keep the skin hydrated.

After Your Treatment

Immediately after your treatment, you may notice that your skin looks and feels softer, smoother, and more hydrated. You may also notice a temporary increase in redness or sensitivity, but this should subside within a few hours. To maintain the results of your treatment, it’s important to follow a regular skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration. It’s also important to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen when you are outdoors. 

So, there you have it! Everything you need to know before your first hydrafacial treatment. If you’re looking for a little more information or want to book an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We can’t wait to help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin!