Procedures Involved in a HydraFacial Treatment

HydraFacial is a modern non-invasive skin treatment that can be used on all skin types. It involves cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration to eliminate dead skin cells and other impurities. Compared to other facial treatments like chemical peels, HydraFacial is gentler on your skin. The Woodlands hydrafacial can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne, aging signs, dark spots, dull complexion, and dry skin. The treatment exfoliates deep into your skin, improving your skin texture, tone, and appearance. HydraFacial is safe and painless, but you feel light pressure from the wand device during treatment.

How to prepare for a HydraFacial Treatment

Your dermatologist will recommend you do not use exfoliating products, such as glycolic acid, on the affected area for at least forty-eight hours before HydraFacial treatment. Avoid extreme sun exposure for at least seventy-two hours before treatment because it may alter your final results. Do not have Botox treatment two weeks before your treatment. But you can have Botox after your HydraFacial procedure.

Steps Involved in a Hydrafacial Treatment

Cleansing and exfoliating

Cleansing and exfoliating are the first steps of HydraFacial treatment. Your dermatologist will use a vortex cleansing, hydra peel tip, and HydraFacial wand to gently clean and exfoliate your skin. These processes remove dead skin cells and sebum and open your pores. Some people describe cleansing and exfoliating as having a revolving electric toothbrush gently pressed on the skin.

Chemical peel

During a chemical peel, your dermatologist will change the tip of the wand to enhance a gentle chemical peel. Chemical peels usually are irritating or painful and leave your skin red for a few days, but the ones for HydraFacial are different. They involve a non-irritating combination of salicylic and glycolic acids for a gentle and effective peel. Chemical peels help loosen deep pore debris.


Extraction is where the HydraFacial wand uses strong, painless vortex vacuum suction to remove blackheads and impurities from pores. These impurities collect in a particular cup, and your dermatologist will discard them.

Hydrating serum

Hydrating serum involves your technician using the HydraFacial wand to apply a soothing proprietary antioxidative and hydrating serum containing peptides and other beneficial components. The procedure detoxifies, rejuvenates, and hydrates your skin.

What you should expect after the HydraFacial procedure

You do not require any downtime after HydraFacial treatment. You can get back to your duties immediately after the treatment. Unlike other treatments like dermabrasion, HydraFacial does not cause redness or irritation after treatment. You will notice results immediately after your treatment. Your skin will appear smoother, more radiant, and more even tone. Do not apply makeup until twenty-four hours after treatment. Avoid sun exposure for at least seventy-two hours after your treatment.

Although you will not experience redness or peeling after HydraFacial treatment, avoid other exfoliating procedures for a few days. Depending on your skin condition and goals, you may need several treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. Your dermatologist can recommend you repeat treatment every two or four weeks.

HydraFacial is a treatment that involves cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating your skin to remove dead cells and other impurities. It is a safe and painless treatment free from complications. Schedule an appointment at Woodlands Aesthetics for HydraFacial treatment to improve your skin texture.