Pre-Procedure Instructions:

Contact lenses cannot be worn during the above procedure. Please remove prior to your appointment.

If you are prone to cold sores, you will need to contact your physician for antiviral medication to avoid a post treatment breakout. It is recommended you begin prophylaxis two days prior to treatment and continue for five days post treatment.

Discontinue use of over the counter Retinol, Glycolic and other Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Salicylic or Beta Hydroxy Acids, or other exfoliation products three days prior to treatment.

Discontinue use of prescription Retinoid products (Retin-A, Renova, Tretinoin, Avita, Alustra or other brands of Tretinoin), other prescription Retinoid products (Adapalene, Avage, Differin, Tazorac, Tazarotene) 3 days prior to treatment.

No waxing, electrolysis, other hear removal products or methods within seven days prior to treatment.

Follow all pre-procedure home care product recommendations as instructed by your Technician. Optimal results are achieved by following a home care regimen that will enhance the microdermabrasion process.

Post-Procedure Instructions:

Immediately post procedure you may be red. A slight rosy glow, much like a sunburn, may appear for approximately 24-48 hours. Your skin will feel "wind-burned" and will also be more vulnerable. The risk of getting sunburned following a treatment increases dramatically.

You may resume your daily activities or return to work immediately. You should refrain from wearing make-up for up to 12 hours. Old cosmetics and dirty brushes may increase the likelihood of infection.

Sunscreen will be applied to your skin before you leave. You must protect your skin every day with a full spectrum sunscreen that protects both UVA and UVB with an SPF of 20 or higher. We recommend you use a sunscreen containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide you with full spectrum protection. Avoid direct sun exposure. All tanning and tanning beds must be avoided.

For the first 24-48 hours, use a mild cleanser, hydrating moisturizer, eye cream, and sunscreen. If you are treating hyperpigmentation, the use of lightening products is strongly recommended.

Do not use glycol, alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy, retinol, benzoyl peroxide or topical acne medications until your skin has healed from procedure. You may resume products after this period or as instructed by your technician.

You may resume prescription retinoid products (Retin A, Renova, Tretinoin, Avita, Alustra or other brands of Tretinoin) and other prescription retinoid products (Adapalene, Avage, Differin, Tazorac, Tazarotene) three days after last skin peel treatment, or as instructed by your technician. If you are receiving a series of treatments, do not resume any of these products until after you have completed your last microdermabrasion treatment.

Refrain from waxing, electrolysis or other hair removal methods for 30 days. Upon resumption, please notify your technician that you recently had microdermabrasion.

Refrain from Botox, collagen or other tissue filler injections for fourteen days following microdermabrasion treatment.

Avoid exercise for at least a few hours after procedure.



Pre Treatment Instructions:

Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before AND after each treatment.

Stop any topical medications prior to procedure.

Avoid bleaching, plucking or waxing hair for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. The melanin-containing hair must be present in the follicle as it is the "target" for the laser light.

If you have a history of perioral or genital herpes simplex virus, you will be required to take a prophylactic (preventative) antiviral medication prior to your treatment day. Please contact our office to inform us of the need for this medication. We will be happy to phone it into your pharmacy.

Recently tanned skin cannot and will not be treated! If you undergo laser treatment within 2 weeks of active (natural sunlight or tanning booth exposure) tanning, you are at high risk of developing hypopigmentation (white spots) after treatment and this may not clear for several months after treatment.

The use of self-tanning skin products must be discontinued one week prior to treatment.

Post Treatment Instructions:

Immediately after treatment, there will be erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) of each hair follicle in the treated area, which may last several hours or longer. Redness can last up to 2-3 days. The treated area may feel like a sunburn for several hours after treatment.

The laser has a cooling device on it during treatment but expect to feel a slight bit of warmth during the procedure.

A topical soothing skin care product, such as aloe vera gel, may be applied following treatment.

Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation (darker pigment) problems.

Use a sunblock (SPF30+) at all times during the course of treatment.

Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. DO NOT USE any other hair removal treatment products (waxing, electrolysis, or tweezing) during the course of treatment and for 6 weeks post treatments. SHaving post treatment is allowed.

Shedding of the treated hair follicle may 10-21 days after treatment. This is not new hair growth. You may clean and remove hair during this phase by gently washing and wiping the area with a soft cloth or loofa.

After treatment of the axilla (underarms), you may wish to use powder instead of deodorant for 24 hours in order to reduce skin irritation.

You may bathe and shower after treatment without restrictions, but treat your skin gently, as if you had a sunburn, for the first 24 hours.

Return for additional treatment and/or call the office at the first sign of the return of hair growth. This may be within 4-6 weeks for the upper body and 2-3 months for the lower body. New hear growth will not occur for at least 3 weeks after treatment.



Post Op Instructions:

On the first day your permanent makeup will darken because the pigments are beginning to oxidize and during the next few days they will lighten. It is very important that you keep the treated areas moist by using the Vaseline and/or Bacitracin provided to you.

After the first week, the top layer of the epidermis will shed. This means that your procedure is starting to heal. Once this top layer peels away you may shed a few more layers of color not noticeable to the naked eye. All of the procedures will soften to a natural look over the next few weeks.

Lips take the longest to heal and will discard the top layer of color three to four days after the procedure. The next few days there is no color visible, just a clear shedding of the 2nd layer. Over the following four to six weeks the color will slightly darken. After eight weeks the color that is visible is the color your body has retained. The lip line will be repeated during your touch up. Remember, lips heal the slowest, please be patient. Stay out of the sun, hot tubs, swimming pools and the ocean. Salt water/saline, chlorine and sun exposure can be your worst enemies!

Eyeliner may fade to a certain degree and you may form a scab if the area is not kept moist. Most clients hold approximately 80% of the pigment with this procedure. We can thicken and darken your eyeliner when you return for your touch up if necessary.

Eyebrows are very dark for the first 24 hours after the procedure, don't be alarmed. Over the next few days they will lighten considerably. The eyebrows will vary in color during the healing process. We will darken and add hair strokes at the time of your touch up if necessary.

Everyone heals differently and color retention varies per individual. I am sure you will be very pleased with your results.

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