Before your treatment…
Discontinue use of Isotretinoin for 6 months (Sotret, Claravis, Amnesteem, and Accutane.)
Discontinue use of topical prescription medications for 48 hours. (Retin-A, Tazorac, Dierin, EpiDuo, Ziana.)
Refrain from any type of exfoliating treatment(s) (glycolic, enzymes) to the area of treatment for 48 hours.
Refrain from any medium/deep chemical resurfacing and laser treatments for 1 month.
Refrain from waxing and use of depilatories for 48 hours.
Discontinue use of OTC acne medications (Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic) for 48 hours.
If you are prone to cold sores, Hydrafacial may cause a break out; ask your doctor for a prophylactic treatment such as Valtrex. Please use medication 2 days before, during, and two days after.
Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/sprays for at least 72 hours.
Post injections (Dysport, Juvederm) wait at least 2 weeks. Botox at least 5 days.
For Gentlemen’s Hydrafacial treatment, shaving is not recommended on day of treatment. If you choose to shave, please shave at least 3-4 hours prior to your treatment.
The day of your appointment, a full consultation will be provided. If you have any special health considerations, allergies, pregnant, etc., be sure to notify us when you make your appointment.
Feel free to contact us with your concerns if in doubt about whether you are a candidate for this treatment.
After your treatment…
Avoid sunbathing for at least 48 hours (although, we recommend this indefinitely) to prevent UV rays from damaging your skin, which slows down the benefits of Hydrafacial. Patients who absolutely cannot avoid sun exposure should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to maintain your improved skin.
Injections can be resumed in 24 hours.
Waxing and depilatories can be resumed in 48 hours.
Avoid heat (hot showers, sauna, and intense cardio) for 24 hours.
If you do not need makeup for the evening of treatment, we recommend waiting until the next morning.
Topical prescription medications can be resumed in 48 hours.
OTC acne medications may be resumed in 48 hours.
The above is a guideline and not exclusive. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.