Cara Bella   Skin Care Boutique

Pre - Microdermabrasion Instructions:
  • Do not use Retin-A or other exfoliating creams 24 to 72 hours (1 to 3 days) prior to your treatment.
  • Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/sprays for at least a week before treatment
  • You must NOT have recently had laser surgery or used Accutane
  • Candidates who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure, such as collagen injections, should wait two to three weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion.
  • Prospective patients should also refrain from waxing or tanning the skin to be treated for a few weeks prior to microdermabrasion treatment.
  • Wash your face and neck with a non-oily, non-soap based cleanser before each scheduled treatment.

Post - Microdermabrasion Instructions

To maximize microdermabrasion recovery time and results, it is important to follow all post-procedure instruction below:
  • Keep the new skin clean and moisturized
  • Anti-inflammatory creams or cold compresses may be used as necessary
  • Use a gentle cleanser.
  • Trauma such as scratching or picking the treated area should be avoided.
  • It is important to avoid irritating the treated skin with harsh chemicals, rubbing or tanning for one week.
  • Although some peeling may occur in the treated areas, moisturizer should help minimize this effect.
  • Avoid staying in the sun for at least 7 days after the microdermabrasion treatment to prevent UV rays from damaging your skin which slows down the recovery.
  • Patients who absolutely cannot avoid sun exposure should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Do not use glycolic, alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy, retinol, benzyl peroxide or topical acne medications for 24-48 hours following treatment. your paragraph here.
  • We require for the length of your hair to no longer or shorter than 1/4 of an inch. 
  • Please arrive to your appointment trimmed. We do not trim, if hair is over 1/4 of an inch we will not be able to service you.
  • Please arrive with freshly cleansed free of any body sweat, body lotions, body sprays or perfumes. 
  • Please Note: We DO NOT wax while client is on menstrual cycle.  Any need for use of a tampon your appointment will be refused. 

Post-Treatment/Home Care

To ensure maximum comfort and benefit after the treatment, it is important to follow the steps below at home:

  • Avoid applying heat to the waxed area for 12-24 hrs. This includes hot baths, sauna and steam.
  • Use an anti-acne lotion for face,back and chest following the treatment and twice a day until breakouts are gone. Use only an anti-acne product recommended by your skin care professional.
  • Avoid suntanning for 12-24 hours. This includes any strong ultraviolet (UV) light exposure or tanning bed treatments.
  • Avoid applying highly fragranced products to waxed area. This includes, perfume, scented body lotions, anti-perspirants, cosmetics, or feminine hygiene sprays. Only use professional products, recommended to you by the skin care therapist who performed the waxing services.
  • Avoid using harsh abrasive or exfoliates in the waxed area. However if you are prone to in-grown hairs, the day after your waxing treatment, exfoliate newly waxed area with a loofah to avoid future problems.
  • Avoid applying high SPF sunblocks to the waxed area for 12-24 hrs after the waxing service. Sunscreen chemicals can be irritating to the newly waxed skin. This includes self-tanning products and tan accelerators.
  • Any picking of the skin should disappear within 6 to 8 hours after the waxing treatment. Slight pinking is normal, and indicates that the hair was removed from the root, rather than superficially broken off, as in shaving. This is the reason that professional waxing lasts so much longer.

For best results, repeat your professional waxing every 4-6 weeks depending on the area and your individual hair growth rate.
If you have any questions about your waxing service or after care at home, please do not hesitate to call your skin care therapist.   

Chemical Peels:
Pre-Treatment-    Refrain from these activies 5-7 days prior to your treatment.

  • Avoid any irritants to your skin including retinoids and retinol, glycolic, salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, astringents and Vitamin C.
  • Do not wax, tweeze, thread or use depilatory creams.
  • Do not tan
  • If you are pregnant or think you are pregnant, consider a peel alternative such as Microdermabrasion or our Oxygen Peel/Treament.
  • Continue to use other skin care products, including hydroquinone.
  • No Botox, collagen, or other dermal filler injections for 1-2 weeks prior to a peel.
  • Chemical peels cannot typically be applied to skin being treated with prescription drugs, especially Accutane.
  • Make sure you are using SPF30  or stronger every day

Post -Treatment /Home Care-   Total Peel process is 14-24 days
  • Aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity should be avoided for the first 48hours.
  • Direct sunlight exposure is to be completely avoided following treatment (including any strong UV light exposure and tanning beds) for the first 7 days.
  • You must apply sunscreen 50 or greater at all times, even with at home.(Sunlight from uncovered windows also must be avoided) for the first 4-6 weeks
  • SPF 30 or greater should be a part of your daily skin care regimen, as your skin will become more sensitive to the sun as a result of this treatment.
  • Any sun exposure within the first 7 days(even though sunscreen is applied) can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • DO NOT apply any type of glycolic acid or exfoliation products as this can severely damage or irritate the skin during healing process.
  • DO NOT Peel, rub, pick or scratch your skin at anytime, whatsoever. This WILL cause damage and compromise your results as well severe scarring.
  • Cleans your face with water and a mild soap substitute such as any organic/natural product for sensitive skin.
  • Gently moisturize your face using any organic/natural product (Cerve, Aquaphor, Neosporin, Vasoline or Aloevera) product for sensitive skin a minimum of 3 times a day‚Äč

In the event that you may have additional questions or concerns regarding your treatment contact your therapist immediately.