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 a 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.

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Chemical Peels:

Pre-Treatment-    Refrain from these activities 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/Treatment.
  • 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 the healing process.
  • DO NOT Peel, rub, pick or scratch your skin at any time, whatsoever. This WILL cause damage and compromise your results as well as 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 Aloe vera) 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.