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Pre and Post care 

Chemical Peel 

7-10 days before appointment 

  • Inform your provider if you have taken Accutane in the last year

  • Cease application of all topical Retinoids, or Vitamin A derivative products 

  • Cease use of all glycolic or chemical exfoliants

  • Cease use of all mechanical exfoliants, such as scrubs

  • Avoid facial waxing

  • Avoid sun exposure without a sunscreen SPF 30 or greater. Avoid tanning beds

Day of Appointment

  • Allow 45 mins for your Appointment

  • Pre-Treatment Photos will be taken

Post Treatment- To Do

  • Expect your skin to appear pink for a few hours after treatment

  • Your skin may be temperature sensitive for a few days after treatment

  • You will be given a cool compress to apply after treatment if required 

  • Make-up may be applied to cover redness as needed 

  • Avoid direct sunlight on the treated area and use broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen of SPF 30 

  • Keep your skin well hydrated with a protective moisturizer

  • Avoid using abrasive products such as scrubs or exfoliating sponges for 7-10 days

  • Avoid products such as retinoids and glycolic acid for 10 days

  • Vitamin C Serums may be resumed after 48 hrs 

What to Expect

  • Slight peeling for 3-5 days

  • Mild itching, irritation, redness, increased sensitivity 

Injections - Botox/ Dysport

Pre Treatment

  • This treatment is not recommended if you have an important event within two weeks of injection, due to potential for bruising.

  • Avoid herbal supplements such as Ginco, Green Tea and anti- inflammatories of any kind for 1 week before and following treatment to limit bruising

  • It may take up to 10 -14 days for Botox/Dysport to take full effect

  • A follow-up visit at 10 days to two weeks may be suggested to access the results of your treatment, particularly if you are a first time client. If the desired correction is not achieved, you may consider purchase of addition units of Botox/Dysport 

  • Expect treatment to last 3-6 months, then re-treatment is necessary 

  • Regular injections usually yield a longer lasting Botox/Dysport result

Post Treatment

  • For the first 5-6 hours following Botox/Dysport, remain upright and periodically perform facial movements in the area of injections in order to work the Botox/Dysport into the muscle ( smile, squint, etc.)

  • Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise or straining for 4-5 hours (it takes approximately 5 hours for Botox/Dysport to bind to the nerve and you do not want to increase circulation at that time).

  • Do not rub, touch or manipulate areas injected with Botox/Dysport for 6 hours.

  • Avoid irritating products (Retinols, Glycolics, acne medications, etc.) for 24 hours following Botox/Dysport.

Dermal Filler

  1. Do NOT touch, press, rub or manipulate the implanted areas for 6 hours after treatment. This can cause irritation, sores or possible scaring.

  2. Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for 3 days after treatment.

  3. Avoid submerging head under water for a full 24 hours after Derma Fillers treatment; this includes pools, beach, bathtub, hot tub, etc. 

  4. Avoid Aspirin, Motrin, Ginko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to one week after treatment.

  5. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high-sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods, and cigarettes for 24-48 hours after your treatment. These items may contribute to increased swelling and irritation.

  6. Avoid the use of Retin-A or similar products (ex. Kinerase, Tazarac) two days after treatment to avoid increased irritation and redness.

  7. Avoid cosmetic treatments such as laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or microdermabrasion for two weeks after treatment.

  8. Try to avoid wearing makeup or lipstick until the day after treatment. Earlier use may cause pustules. If you must wear makeup, we recommend a good quality mineral makeup for the face or aquaphor ointment for the lips

  9. Please report to your provider immediately if you have increased pain, swelling, redness, blisters or itching following your treatment.

  10. Ice the treated areas for the next 24 hours. Place the icepack on the area for 20 minutes and remove the ice pack for 20 minutes. Continue this pattern for 24 hours.

  11. Please remember one side may heal faster than the other side 
     

Microneedling 

Pre Treatment 

  • No Retin-A products or applications 24 hours prior to your treatment 

  • No auto immune therapies or products 24 hours prior to your treatment 

  • No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment. A Micro-Needling treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.

  • On the day of treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup

  • If you are taking a blood thinner, aspirin or any other medication that you have the propensity to bleed easily while on, please tell your technician 

  • If you are under a physicians care and seed to discontinue your medication for a few days, always ask your physician prior to each Micro- Needling appointment 

  • If you are planning to receive Botox, make sure that you give yourself at least two weeks post Botox injections before receiving your Micro-Needling procedure 

  • If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please consult your aesthetician.

  • Wait 6 months following oral isotretinoin

Post Treatment 

  • Immediately after your treatment, you will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. You may also notice some slight swelling, both are normal and should subside after 1-2 hours and will normally diminish within the same day or 24 hours. 

  • If you are concerned about any reaction, please contact your aesthetician immediately.

  • Use tepid water for the initial 24 hours to rise the treated area. After 24 hours, use a gentle cleanser to clean your face for the following 72 hours and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure that your hands are clean when touching the treated area.

  • It is recommended that makeup or sunscreen should not be applied for 24 hours after the procedure. Do not apply any makeup with a makeup brush, especially if it is not clean.

Tixel

To decrease risk of complications and optimize results, please note the following instructions:

  • Tanning is strictly contraindicated for Four weeks prior to treatment and 4 weeks after treatment 

  • Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol intake 

  • Increase fluid intake per provider instruction 

  • Avoid overheating skin (very hot baths/showers, sauna, strenuous exercise) for 48 - 72 hours post treatment

  • Sleep on back, head elevaed for 24-28 hours after treatment or until you no longer have swelling present, to decrease swelling. 

  • Notify your provider right away if you note signs of abnormal healing, such as: 

  1.       Redness that is getting worse instead of better 

  2.      Blisters

  3.      Open Sores

  4.      Any Drainage

  5.      Excessive swelling. Swelling may get worse on day two and gradually improve by day 5. For swelling               severe enough to interfere with day-to-day functioning, notify your provider. If welling does not start to               improve by day two, notify provider. 

  6.     Pain that gets worse instead of better after topical analgesic wears off ( should feel like moderate sun-burn        for 48 hours 

Day 1 

  • Avoid all sun and UV exposure. If outdoors during daylight for short periods, use shade protection such as sun hats or visors

  • For 6 hours after treatment, only apply recommended products to skin. Pat on, DO NOT rub.

  • After 6 hours, apply water-based emollient, as often as needed.

  • Sleep on back with head slightly elevated to decrease swelling 

Day 2

  • Continue to Avoid all sun and UV exposure. If outdoors during daylight for short periods, use shade protection such as sun hats or visors.

  • Gently cleanse skin twice daily with simple cleanser, then apply water-soluble emollient (pat on skin DO NOT rub) Reapply water-base emollient as often as needed 

  • You can use a gentle mineral make-up on day Two, if cleared by your provider (only for low to moderate settings)

  • Swelling may be increased today, continue to sleep with head elevated 

Day 3

  • Continue to avoid sun and UV exposure. Use SPF 50 UV protection and/or wide brimmed hats when outdoors.

  • Continue gentle cleansing morning and night followed by applying a generous amount of emollient. Continue to apply emollient as needed. 

  • Redness and swelling should be stating to decrease and is usually gone after 5 days

  • Treatment dots, or micropores, begin to slough off on days 3-7.

Day 4-7

  • Always apply SPF 50 sunblock before going outdoors, consider sun hats or visors.

  • Continue gentle cleansing twice daily 

  • Use recommended treatment serum or moisturizer.

  • Mineral make-up may be used, if skin is healing normally (no drainage, open areas, or raised scabs)

  • When treatment dots are no longer or barely visible, and if skin has healed normally, resume your normal skincare regimen, as directed by your provider

Waxing Treatments 

  • Exfoliate when necessary - this helps remove dead skins cells and lessen the risk of ingrown hairs

  • Make sure hair is no longer than 1 inch- this reduces the pain level and ensures the hair is able to be removed from the root for best results

  • Avoid heat as this can cause further skin irritation

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