Pre and Post Care Instructions

To minimize the potential for side effects and complications, carefully consider each aspect related to your particular treatment. The outcome and duration of the treatment results hinge on various factors, including age, gender, tissue conditions, overall health, lifestyle, and sun exposure. It is crucial to provide a comprehensive medical history and address any questions or concerns with your healthcare provider. Adhere to all instructions and recommendations specific to your treatment. Should you have any reservations about the Pre-Treatment Care guidelines for your particular treatment, reach out to us and consult with your treatment provider for guidance. In the post-treatment phase, if you are worried about any symptoms possibly linked to your treatment, contact us promptly. For life-threatening issues, dial 911 immediately. Please note that certain treatments may not be suitable if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have open sores in the treatment area.

Pre Care Instructions

  • Avoid sun exposure and active ingredients 5 days prior to treatment.
  • You may not be treated within three months of using Accutane.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Treatment may not be done on sunburned skin.
  • You may not be treated if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Avoid products with active ingredients for 48 hours prior to treatment.
  • If you have active cold sores or fever blisters, you may not be treated until the sore is healed.
  • You may not have facial hair waxed/lasered 48 hours prior to the peel. Avoid facial hair shaving 8 hours before treatment.
  • Refrain from using retinols, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids or any other exfoliating products one week prior to receiving this treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure prior to your treatment. Sun burned skin cannot be treated.
  • Discontinue retinoids 1-3 days prior to your treatment. You may resume 1-3 days post treatment.
  • Please advise us if you are pregnant, lactating, have rosacea or aspirin sensitivity prior to treatment.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, please treat preventatively prior to treatment. Contact us if you have questions on what preventative treatment consists of.
  • You may not be treated within 3 months of being on Accutane.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure for a week prior to treatment. We cannot treat over sunburned skin.
  • Do not use medications that are photosensitizing at least 72 hours before treatment. Should you need a list of drugs we categorize as photosensitizing, please contact our office.
  • Avoid products with active ingredients for 3-5 days before treatment.
  • You may not be treated if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You may not be treated within 3 months of being on Accutane.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure prior to treatment. We cannot treat over sunburned skin.
  • Avoid products with active ingredients for 3-5 days before treatment. Please contact our office should you have questions on what we consider an active ingredient.
  • You may not be treated if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, please treat preventatively prior to treatment. Contact us if you have questions on what preventative treatment consists of.
  • Take 800 mg of ibuprofen 1 hour prior to treatment.
  • Schedule your dermal filler appointment at least two weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending.
  • Cease use of any blood thinning products for one week prior to treatment (example: Aleve, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, etc.). PLEASE DO NOT STOP THE USE OF PRESCRIPTION BLOOD THINNING MEDICATION WITHOUT FIRST DISCUSSING WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
  • To reduce the likelihood of bruising, do not consume alcohol for 24 hours prior to your appt.
  • You should not schedule any invasive procedures for two weeks before or after your treatment. These can include but are not limited to dental work, including dental cleaning, any lesion excisions/biopsies, surgery of any kind, internal device placement, tattoos, or permanent makeup.
  • Schedule your appointment several weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation, as it takes time for results to appear.
  • Cease use of any blood thinning products for one week prior to treatment (example: Aleve, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, etc.). PLEASE DO NOT STOP THE USE OF PRESCRIPTION BLOOD THINNING MEDICATION WITHOUT FIRST DISCUSSING WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Cease use of any blood thinning products for one week prior to treatment (example: Aleve, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, etc.). PLEASE DO NOT STOP THE USE OF PRESCRIPTION BLOOD THINNING MEDICATION WITHOUT FIRST DISCUSSING WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
  • Follow your practitioner’s instructions regarding medications that prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen, or blood thinners. You should not take aspirin unless a doctor has prescribed it, but acetaminophen is fine for a headache.
  • When PRP is used to treat hair loss, wash your hair the day of treatment and do not use any products.
  • Because both PRP and PRF therapies involve drawing blood, it is important to eat a meal before your procedure to avoid lightheadedness.
  • Schedule your Sculptra® appointment at least two weeks or more prior to a special event, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from Sculptra® will take several weeks to appear.
  • Speak to your provider if you are currently utilizing blood thinning medications. DO NOT STOP the use of blood thinning medications prior to your appt without first consulting with your provider.
  • You may not be treated within 3 months of being on Accutane.
  • Please ensure your treatment area is completely clean shaven 12-24 hours prior to your appt. If you arrive with hair, we may have to reschedule your appt.
  • Avoid sun for 48-72 hours prior to appt. We will not treat over a sunburn.
  • Avoid self-tanner for 5 days prior to appointment.
  • Call to reschedule if you have taken photosensitizing drugs within the last week. Should you need a list of drugs we categorize as photosensitizing, please contact our office.
  • Refrain from waxing, tweezing, and chemical depilatories for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment and while undergoing your treatment series. You can ONLY shave during this time period.

Post Care Instructions

  • Avoid excess heat exposure for 24 hours post treatment to include saunas and hot tubs.
  • Avoid exercise (sweating) for a few hours after treatment. Avoid direct sun exposure and use SPF daily.
  • Do not use products with active ingredients for 5 days after treatment.
  • Ice the treatment area immediately post treatment. Ice will be provided.
  • Avoid heat exposure for 24 hours post treatment to include saunas and hot tubs.
  • Normal skincare can be resumed post treatment.
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours.
  • Immediately after the procedure, skin will be red and feel like a sunburn. Over the next few hours, the redness will subside.
  • In 24-48 hours, the skin will have a “sandpaper” texture that will slough off in 5-7 days.
  • Use gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
  • Do not manually exfoliate the skin.
  • You may resume your skin care products with active ingredients after 5-7 days.
  • The preceding post treatment guidelines are considered generic in nature, and we always suggest following your provider’s guidance.
  • Sleep on a new pillowcase
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands or phone for the rest of the day. We suggest using speakerphone for phone conversations so that your dirty screen is not transferring bacteria to the newly microneedled skin.
  • Avoid exercise the rest of the day post treatment.
  • Refrain from using products containing active ingredients for a few days post treatment. Remember, anything you apply to your skin post Microneedling will naturally penetrate deeper. In the case of active ingredients, it could therefore mean they are much stronger than normal, causing irritation.
  • Avoid regular use of NSAID for 3 months if possible.
  • Skin may be red for 24 hours.
  • Welting can occur with treatment and resolves typically within an hour to a week.
  • You may experience bruising and tenderness in the treated areas.
  • You may use your regular skincare routine following treatment.
  • Immediately after procedure, you will be able to return to your normal daily routine and exercise.
  • Results from the dermal filler injections will take approximately 2-14 days to appear and will soften over time.
  • Any swelling or bruising will dissipate as the product integrates into the tissue.
  • IMPORTANT: Should you notice blanching or discoloration of the skin around the injected area or if you are experiencing increasing pain or redness at the injection site, PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE.
  • After your treatment, you can resume your normal activities.
  • Post procedure, you may have some swelling, bruising and/or numbness in the treatment area.
  • For most patients, this will dissipate in a few days, but it’s possible for numbness to last for a few weeks.
  • Most patients experience visible results after two treatments (spaced 4-8 weeks apart).
  • Avoid exercise and alcohol for 24 hours post treatment to reduce the risk of additional bruising and to allow time for the injectable product to integrate into your tissue.
  • Use ice as needed to reduce swelling.
  • Post treatment, you will be advised to massage the treatment area for five minutes, five times per day, for five days (think 5-5-5).
  • Massaging is critical to helping the PLLA integrate properly into the tissue without leaving any lumps or bumps under the skin.
  • As with all other facial injectables, some minor swelling and bruising can occur.
  • Avoid full sun for 48-72 hours after your appointment and liberally apply sunscreen to the treated area.
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