- Pre-Care Instructions
- Post-Care Instructions
Please follow the outline below to prepare. You will be having a chemical exfoliant treatment on the day of your appointment. Consultation is a mandatory before you begin treatment. It is recommended that you take the following into consideration:
- 14 DAY S before: Do not receive injections of Botox, Collagen, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, or other injectibles.
- 10 DAYS before: Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible and approved by your primary physician for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Ale
- 7 DAYS before treatment: Avoid mechanical/chemical exfoliants, waxing, electrolysis, Laser treatments, tweezing, hair removal creams threading within 7 days before and after this treatment.
- 3 DAYS before treatment: Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, or other “anti-aging”, “acne”, and “bleaching” products.
- If you are prone to cold sores, it is recommended to obtain a prescription from your physician for a medication to avoid a posttreatment outbreak.
Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following conditions are recognized as contraindications for microdermabrasion treatment and must be disclosed prior to treatment: Active infection of any type, such as Herpes simplex virus or flat warts, Active acne, sunburn , recent use of topical agents such as glycolic acids, alphahydroxy acids and Retin-A, recent chemical peel procedure, uncontrolled diabetes, eczema, dermatitis, skin cancer, vascular lesions, oral blood thinner medications, rosacea, tattoos (not effective), pregnancy, use of Acutane within the last year, family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation, telangiectasia/erythema may be worsened or brought out by chemical exfoliant. Inform the esthetician if you have taken Accutane (oral acne medication) in the past year
Any substance that is applied post-treatment is absorbed very quickly and deeply to newly exfoliated skin. A slight rosy glow, much like a sun burn, may appear hours after your treatment. The risk of getting sun burned following a chemical exfoliant treatment increases dramatically. Peeling may occur 3-5 days, mild itching, irritation, redness, increased sensitivity, small whiteheads are common. Crusting is rare; however if it does occur, a thin layer of over-the-counter antibiotic ointment such as Polysporin® can be applied 2-3 times a day for 3 days. Please call us if you experience this uncommon reaction. Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin color) can occur in some skin types. Please call us if you experience this uncommon reaction
- Do NOT manipulate the treated area for 3 hours following treatment. Do NOT receive facial/ laser treatments or microdermabrasion after Botox injections for at least 10 days. Ask your provider if you are not sure about the time frame of certain services.
- Do NOT perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 6 hours after treatment. This will keep the Botox in the injected area and not elsewhere
- Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after your Botox treatment. This will prevent the Botox from tracking into the orbit of your eye and causing drooping eyelid.
- Some providers believe that smiling and frowning right after Botox treatments helps the Botox find its way to the muscle into which it was injected after treated.
- It can take approximately 4 to 7 days for results to be seen. If the desired result is not seen after 2 weeks of your treatment you may need additional Botox. You are charged for the amount of product used. Therefore, you will be charged for product used during any touch up or subsequent appointments.