HydraFacial in San Francisco

Experience the HydraFacial® Glow

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Consultation Required?
Yes
Expected Downtime
None
Sessions Needed
1, then maintenance every 4 to 6 weeks
Results Last
4 to 6 weeks

Treatment Overview

Powerful, Non-Invasive Skin Resurfacing with HydraFacial

Amazing skin is not only clear, smooth, and beautiful, it has a youthful glow that is the very definition of healthy radiance.

In San Francisco, everyone loves to “go with the glow!” To achieve that, many go to Elinea Med Spa for our HydraFacial treatment. This red-carpet facial combines powerful, customizable treatments—detox, cleansing/exfoliation, peel, resurfacing, and hydration—in an all-in-one session to achieve the best skin of your life.

What it Treats

Dull skin
Hyperpigmentiation
Fine lines/wrinkles
Enlarged pores
Acne-prone skin
Uneven skin tone/texture

Benefits of a HydraFacial

Anti-Aging

Glowing skin immediately has a youthful appeal to it. Your HydraFacial delivers that glow while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Improved Tone

The gentle peel and exfoliation helps to even out skin tone and address sun spots, freckles, rosacea, and other imperfections.

Acne/Blackheads

The unique Vortex suction action along with light chemical peel unclogs pores and can reduce acne-causing bacteria

What to Expect

Step 1: Consultation

It all starts with a personal, one-on-one consultation. Your Elinea Med Spa provider will talk with you about your concerns and goals, and examine your treatment area. If a HydraFacial treatment is the best choice for your situation, we can schedule your appointment.

Step 2: Your HydraFacial Treatment

During the 45 to 60 minute HydraFacial treatment, your skin will receive a deep cleansing and exfoliation, including a gentle peel to uncover a fresh, healthy layer of skin. Using Vortex Fusion Technology, we extract impurities form your pores, then saturate your skin with personalized moisturizers.

Next Steps

There is no downtime after a HydraFacial in San Francisco. You can go about your normal activities afterwards, with skin that looks and feels amazing. You will experience mild redness on your face. However, that typically subsides within a few hours for glowing results.

Our Patients Love the Results

"I am hooked. My skin was glowing, so smooth and continues to glow post-treatment."

After many months without a skin care treatment, I went in yesterday for my first dermaplane and hydrafacial experience yesterday based on a friends recommendation. Monica was my super esthetician and she is amazing. …

Gil C.

"I am somewhat of a beauty junkie, truth be told."

I’ve been getting facials for years and when a friend recommended Elinea, which I thought was strictly a MedSpa, I thought why not? I’ve been to a number of salons in the city and like to keep my options open. Monica did a hydrofacial for me which was truly one of the best immediate gratifications facially I can remember. …

Kimberly C.

"Just had the pleasure of receiving a Hydrafacial treatment from Monica. "

It was one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve had in a while! Everyone at Elinea exudes kindness, professionalism, and poise. Monica was especially personable, and made an already fabulous experience that much more enjoyable. Thank you all very much, I highly recommend!!

Marshall F.

"I am hooked. My skin was glowing, so smooth and continues to glow post-treatment."

After many months without a skin care treatment, I went in yesterday for my first dermaplane and hydrafacial experience yesterday based on a friends recommendation. Monica was my super esthetician and she is amazing. She is very knowledgeable about products and treatments. I had a bunch of skincare questions and Monica was really informative. I know there are other advanced procedures at Elinea such as Botox, injectables, etc but for me and for now, I am happy taking small steps in my journey to great skin. Elinea is a warm and beautiful new space in the Castro. I am booking my next skincare treatment now!

"I am somewhat of a beauty junkie, truth be told."

I've been getting facials for years and when a friend recommended Elinea, which I thought was strictly a MedSpa, I thought why not? I've been to a number of salons in the city and like to keep my options open. Monica did a hydrofacial for me which was truly one of the best immediate gratifications facially I can remember. The next day, I looked seriously five years younger. My skin was taut, supple and super hydrated...many fine lines were minimized. I'm definitely going to get this treatment again. Monica knows her stuff.

"Just had the pleasure of receiving a Hydrafacial treatment from Monica. "

It was one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve had in a while! Everyone at Elinea exudes kindness, professionalism, and poise. Monica was especially personable, and made an already fabulous experience that much more enjoyable. Thank you all very much, I highly recommend!!

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Pre-Treatment Instructions for Botox in San Francisco

2 Weeks Before

Do not perform any medium or deep peels., use any chemical resurfacing products, or have laser hair removal performed. Also, do not receive any Botox injections during this time, as these can be done after your HydraFacial appointment on the same visit.

72 Hours Before

Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen. Do not use tanning beds.

48 Hours Before

Stop using over-the-counter acne medications, do not wax, use depilatories, or use exfoliating products. Also, discontinue the use of products containing retinol and tretinoin.

Post-Treatment Instructions for a HydraFacial in San Francisco

24 to 48 Hours After Treatment
Wash your face with PCA facial wash or hydropeptide exfoliating cleanser only. You can resume using makeup products following your treatment.

Do not wax, use depilatories, or use any exfoliating treatments. You should also refrain from using over-the-counter acne products or any products containing retinol and tretinoin.

5 to 14 Days After Treatment

Use sunscreen daily to prevent UV exposure to the skin for 5 days after treatment. For at least two weeks, avoid medium and deep chemical peels as well as laser hair removal treatments.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Almost anyone can have a HydraFacial! Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates a customizable Hydrafacial treatment.

Because it’s customizable, your Elinea Med Spa provider can choose specific treatment strengths, added boosters, and lotions/serums to address your unique skin conditions and needs.

Be sure to discuss any sensitivities you may have during your consultation.

A HydraFacial treatment gently peels the top layer of dry, dead skin. The Vortex suction action cleans the detritus away while it empties pores.

This leaves a soft, supple landscape ready for custom topical booster serums to nourish your skin at deeper levels.

You can choose to add Lymphatic Drainage to your treatment session  This gentle form of massage helps relieve lymphedema swelling your your arms and legs.

You may also elect for an extended treatment area, having the HydraFacial treatment applied to your back and shoulders along with your face. This provides amazing results for that backless gown, spaghetti straps, and for more extensive anti-aging results.

Depending on the number of treatment areas and add-ons you would like, a HydraFacial treatment can cost $150 to $350 dollars.

There’s zero downtime after your Hydrafacial treatment! You can return to your regular daily routine with skin that feels soft, supple, and refreshed.

You might experience slight tightness or itching after your facial. If this happens, the symptoms should subside within a day or two. If they last longer than 2 days, or if a rash begins to form, please call us to schedule a follow up during which a provider can make the appropriate recommendations.

Otherwise, there are very few issues or possible side effects, making this a popular choice for facial treatments.

To prepare for your Hydrafacial, Elinea Med Spa recommends that you:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure and refrain from tanning beds for a few days prior to your appointment. This allows your provider to incorporate more active ingredients for an elevated outcome.
  • For more sensitive skin, avoid using acids, retinols or topical prescriptions for 2 to 4 days prior to your appointment.
  • Don’t wax, bleach or us depilatory creams or lotions for 4 days before to your appointment.
  • If you are prone to outbreaks of Herpes Labialis, you should pre-treat with an antiviral medication for 2 days leading up to your treatment and two days post.
  • Hydrate as much as possible before your treatments at Elinea Med Spa. This helps plump your skin along with  It is a great way to help your body function at its best and will help to accelerate your healing time as well as enhance results.

To support your positive HydraFacial results, we recommend a touch-up session every 10 to 12 weeks after your initial treatment.

Directly after your HydraFacial, we suggest the following:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or use of tanning beds for 3 to 5 days after treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching or depilatory use for at least 5 days
  • Always use sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.
  • Go ahead with any cosmetic procedures or Injectable treatments immediately following your facial, should you desire. Because you’ve got refreshed skin and cleansed pores, your skin responds better to further enhancements.
  • You may be instructed to avoid certain acids (glycolic, salicylic, etc), Retinol products (Rx or over the counter) or topical prescriptions such as antibiotic or steroid creams for up to 5 days following your facial.

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