I tried a new sunscreen a couple days before my appointment and it clogged my pores terribly! So I had a bit of a breakout several places on my face. :(
Since my skin wasn't very happy, we just did the plain hydrafacial again this time (no extras).
She did turn everything up to the maximum this time, which did have different results. The suction definitely felt more intense and the glycolic acid step was a bit stingy.
For several days afterwards I had dryness and peeling, which was completely different than my first hydrafacial. The first time my skin felt super-hydrated afterwards. This time, not so much.
I had to make sure I applied a good moisture barrier cream twice a day for about a week after. My skin is sensitive and it's combination skin, so YMMV.
I think the dryness and peeling was from the glycolic acid; it seemed to act more like a peel this time.
I had a couple of people ask me "What is a Hydrafacial?", so I thought I'd provide a link to Amrita's website, which provides a great explanation with lots of details.