The HydraFacial: Dos and Don’ts After Your Treatment
The HydraFacial is one of the most exciting new ways to rejuvenate your skin with highly personalized results. If you’re considering a HydraFacial to boost your skin before a big event or as a deep treatment for your normal skincare regimen, there are a lot of benefits. However, one of the most important steps in your HydraFacial is post-treatment care. Although there’s no downtime required after a HydraFacial, there are some key things to keep in mind while you care for your skin. Here are some of the most important dos and don’ts after a HydraFacial and how they can help you maximize your results at Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa.
Don’t Wash Your Face
The HydraFacial is a deep cleansing and exfoliating treatment that simultaneously hydrates the skin with active ingredient serums (a process called dermal infusion). Afterward, these active ingredients will go to work within your skin to address specific concerns like aging or pigmentation and promote healthy new skin cell growth. It’s best to let these active ingredients do their job for at least four to six hours after treatment. If you can, simply skip washing your face the night after treatment and resume your daily regimen in the morning.
Do Wear Sunscreen
Sunscreen is essential after any skincare treatment. Because of the deep exfoliation and extraction process, your skin can be more sensitive to sun damage after a HydraFacial, so sunscreen is a must. Make sure to wear at least SPF 30 daily, applying it at least 15 minutes before you go outside. If you skip sunscreen, your skin can experience hyperpigmentation and reverse the great results of your HydraFacial.
Don’t Use Active Ingredients
Retinols are one of the most effective ways to reverse aging signs and rejuvenate the skin, but it’s a fact that retinol can also thin the skin and interfere with professional-grade skincare procedures. If you use a topical like Retin-A or tretinoin, it’s best to avoid using them for at least 48 hours after treatment. The same applies to active ingredients like glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide. It’s always best to consult your skincare specialist to determine if you should stop using them before your treatment as well.
Do Avoid Irritants
Although the HydraFacial is relatively gentle as far as skincare treatments go, it’s best to avoid things that could irritate the skin. This includes things like:
- Plucking, shaving, or waxing
- Scrubs and exfoliants
- Picking or scratching
- Hot environments like saunas or hot tubs
- Harsh skincare products
- Laser treatments
Your skincare specialist can help you determine when it’s safe to resume your normal activities, products, and treatments during your appointment.
Schedule an Appointment
The HydraFacial can achieve your best, most glowing skin yet. To meet with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Berman and our team of knowledgeable skincare experts, contact our Boca Raton, FL office by calling or filling out our online form.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.