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Can I Apply Makeup the Day After a HydraFacial®?

Dr. David M. Hartman | 12/31/2022

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Most people who regularly undergo skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures are used to having to adjust their daily activities while their skin heals and recovers. In some cases, however, patients wish to boost the health and vibrancy of their skin without an extended recovery period. At Fine Arts Skin & Laser Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dover, OH, our certified medical providers offer a diverse range of skin treatments to meet the lifestyle, cosmetic, and logistical needs of our patients. For men and women seeking a convenient skin treatment that is gentle enough to be used regularly, does not require downtime, and provides visible results, a HydraFacial may be the answer. Below, you’ll find helpful information on what to expect after a HydraFacial, including how soon you’ll be able to reapply makeup and resume your normal skin care regimen.

What is a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial has steadily grown in popularity since it first came on the skin care scene, offering patients the unique opportunity to address a wide array of skin concerns simultaneously without damaging the complexion or requiring a lengthy recovery period. Fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, dry skin, and an uneven skin tone can all be improved with HydraFacial treatment. While each HydraFacial can be customized to match the skin type, needs, and goals of individual patients, most treatments include these three primary steps:

  • Cleansing and exfoliation
  • Extraction
  • Infusion and nourishment

Does HydraFacial damage your skin?

Unlike many other skin treatments and facials, HydraFacial boosts the health and appearance of your complexion without harsh chemicals or damaging technologies. In fact, the HydraFacial is gentle enough to be included in your monthly skin care routine, and most individuals can return to the majority of their daily activities – including work – almost immediately after treatment. Still, patients should know what to expect after a HydraFacial and how to care for their skin to ensure an optimal outcome and the longest-lasting results possible.

Is there anything I can’t do after a HydraFacial?

Following HydraFacial treatment, patients may experience mild redness and swelling. These side effects of a HydraFacial are typically very minimal and short-lived. Patients should keep the skin moisturized and avoid using harsh exfoliants, acids, and certain skin care products for up to a week after treatment. Sun exposure should also be minimized.

When can I wear makeup again after a HydraFacial?

While it is not necessarily out of the question or dangerous to reapply makeup right after a HydraFacial, patients are encouraged to wait until at least the next day to start wearing makeup again if possible. This allows the skin the maximum amount of time possible to absorb the antioxidant-rich, nourishing serums and “air” out. When makeup is reapplied, patients should attempt to use natural, non-comedogenic products to avoid clogging the pores. Clean makeup brushes and sponges can also help minimize bacteria and other debris that can compromise the results of your treatment.

With a dedicated skin care routine, healthy habits, and regular HydraFacials, you can enjoy a consistently smoother, clearer, and brighter complexion that leaves you feeling more confident about your skin than ever.

Get back to your normal routines sooner and get the glowing skin you’ve always wanted with a HydraFacial treatment in Dover, OH

Looking for a convenient way to improve your complexion without having to disrupt your daily routines for a long recovery period? Consider the benefits of a HydraFacial at Fine Arts Skin & Laser Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dover, OH. To learn more about the HydraFacial treatment and recovery process, call to schedule your consultation with one of our certified medical providers and skin care experts today.

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