Should i get hydrafacial before chemical peel?

For maximum benefits, we often recommend having a chemical peel first and then a hydrafacial treatment 3 to 7 days later to remove dead skin and rehydrate your face, as a chemical peel can dry out a bit. Yes, extractions can be done at the same time, of course, all skin types react differently. Depending on the procedure after a chemical peel, it's important to stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours and use sunscreen. We always offer a good Microderm or HydroFacial before peeling.

It exfoliates and moisturizes the skin and when you apply the peel it deepens and responds well. Check back in person, as each person's skin type and age may change the treatment plan. First, unlike chemical peels, Hydrafacial is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. Hydrafacial and chemical peels exfoliate the skin, but unlike chemical peels, Hydrafacial does not cause any damage to the skin.

In addition, it provides moisturizing benefits that cannot be obtained with chemical peels. Two weeks before your scheduled HydraFacial, refrain from receiving any laser treatment. You should also avoid scheduling chemical peels or medium or deep dermal fillers during this time. Six months before your scheduled HydraFacial, stop using any product that contains isotretinoin, such as Accutane.

That's because the HydraFacial treatment involves gentle preparation for exfoliation, so you don't want to overwhelm your skin. Fortunately, a HydraFacial can help you get radiant, perfected skin in time for whatever you plan. And most importantly, unlike most facial treatments, with targeted therapy at the end of the 6-step procedure, Hydrafacial leaves your skin more defended against acne and blemishes. Sometimes, a HydraFacial is also called a “hydradermabrasion” because it involves an exfoliation similar to microdermabrasion combined with moisturizing serums.

For the first three to five days after your HydraFacial, it's especially important that you protect your skin from sun damage. While HydraFacial does not require recovery time, patients should be aware that chemical peels often cause redness and crusts on the skin; these symptoms usually disappear two to three weeks after the initial chemical peel treatment. According to Ellen Marmur, associate clinical professor in both the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Genetic and Genomics Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, HydraFacial is good for teens with acne; adults with pimples, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation; and for older patients with sun damage and even scaly precancerous spots. Hydrafacial's brightening and moisturizing effects usually last 5 to 7 days and, depending on skin type, often longer.

I would like to do hydrafacial as a preparation, since my skin is very thickened and damaged by the sun, with a lot of congestion and build-up. Hydrafacial is a globally recognized skin treatment that cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes the skin without the downtime or side effects.

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