Dermaplane Exfoliation Pre & Post Care

What to Expect:

 

- It may take multiple treatments to see noticeable improvements

- Improves smoothness, texture, luminescence

- Improves mild photo damage and skin-mottle pigmentation

- Improves Comedonal acne

- Improves acne scarring with consistent treatment

 

Contra-Indications:

- Exfoliation is contraindicated for those with active infection of all types, such as flat warts or cold sores

- Active acne

- Uncontrolled diabetes

- Eczema or dermatitis

- Skin cancer - Vascular lesions

- Oral blood thinners

- Rosacea - Tattoos- not effective

- Pregnancy

 

Post Care

 

- Use skincare products recommended by your Esthetician

- Discontinue use of hydroxyl acids and retinol following your treatment for 3 days

- Do not use harsh scrubs or abrasive loofahs following your treatment for at least 3 days

- Avoid direct sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily

- Avoid vigorous activity and heat

- Do not put face under water (No swimming pools, hot tubs or saunas)

- Avoid long hot showers or put face under hot stream of water

- Avoid drinking alcohol - Avoid surface that can cause irritation (pillows, beards, turtleneck shirts, etc.)

- Do not pick at the skin, this will cause hyperpigmentation and/or surface scars

- Return to the office as directed by provider or sooner if you have any questions, concerns, or complications with the treatment

 
 

Dermal Filler Post Care

Results are seen immediately with dermal fillers; however results are seen 2-4 weeks after injections. This is because swelling, bruising, and the dermal filler gel itself needs time to settle and heal. Fillers can last up to a year, but on average may last closer to 6-9 months. You will need to continue with maintenance to keep the filler looking at its best.

Pre Care:

 

- Avoid dental procedures 2 weeks prior and after treatment of dermal fillers

- If you have an active fever, cold or flu, cold sore, blemish or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, you must reschedule. We will NOT treat you

- If you are on antibiotics, we will NOT treat you. You must schedule your appointment 7 days after your completed treatment of antibiotics and it is recommended that you do not start a treatment of antibiotics until 7 days after your filler treatment

- If you are treating your lips or around the mouth and you have a history of cold sores, consider using prophylactic treatment of Valtrex or similar medication prior to your treatment

- You will NOT be treated if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding - Avoid blood thinners (i.e Alcohol, Aspirin, and NSAIDS) as well as non steroidal medications (i.e Aleve, Vitamin E, Fish Oil and Omega’s, and Ginseng) to limit bruising. If you are prescribed any of these medications, consult with your primary care physician before discontinuing use

Post Care:

 

- Benadryl or Tylenol may be used as needed for itching/swelling/tenderness. Follow manufacturers directions

- Ice may be applied GENTLY to the area of treatment for swelling and tenderness. Do not keep ice on any one area for more than a few minutes. *Never apply ice directly to the skin

- Use of Arnica or Bromelain may help your bruises heal quicker - No rubbing, massaging or manipulating the area of treatment for 2 weeks

- This includes facials, massages, facial waxing and laser treatments, Unless otherwise instructed by your nurse - Avoid extreme cold or heat such as hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas and tanning beds, etc.

- Makeup can be applied 4-6 hours after injection- using clean hands and brushes is recommended to decrease the risk of infection

- No working out for 24 hours - Keep your head above your heart this will keep help reduce swelling and bruising. It's recommended that you sleep with your head elevated with 2 or 3 pillows

- Avoid pressurized cabins or airplanes as this can cause extreme swelling, tenderness and bruising

What’s Normal: - Lumps, bumps, and asymmetries

- Redness

- Swelling and bruising

- Slight tenderness after the lidocaine wears off What’s Not Normal:

- Blanching (paleness/tissue turning white)

- Severe, throbbing pain

- A dusky/blue tint with fine reticulations (lace like) appearances to areas well beyond the injection sites

 

**If you are having any complications or something does NOT look normal please contact us immediately**

 

Sculptra Post Care

Post Care:

- If you develop a fever, cold or flu, cold sore, blemish or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, you must reschedule. We will NOT treat you

- If you have any Autoimmune Disease please notify your provider before treatment

- Have an ice pack Ready: Ice may be applied GENTLY to the area of treatment for swelling and tenderness. Do not keep ice on any one area for more than a few minutes. *Never apply ice directly to the skin

- Treated areas may be red, swollen, and bruised for up to 2 weeks. If bruising occurs, Arnica and Bromelain may be taken to help resolve the bruising faster

- Facial Massages: Massage the treated areas for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days after treatment as recommended by our provider

- Avoid any other facial treatment and massages for up to 2 weeks after treatment

- Avoid- Excess sunlight and UV exposure: protecting your skin from the sun is always important, but after treatment, excessive sunlight and UV exposure should be avoided until the initial swelling and redness goes away. Your provider will provide guidelines on sunscreen protection and how to avoid excessive sunlight.

- Makeup can be applied 6 hours after injection- using clean hands and brushes is recommended to decrease the risk of infection

- A few days after treatment, you will look as you did before treatment. This is normal. Over time Sculptra will replace lost collagen

 

Follow-Up:

- Follow up treatments should be scheduled about every 4-6 weeks - Visible results may not be seen until 3 sessions have been completed - Results can last more than 2 years

 

Kybella Pre & Post Care

Pre Care:

- You will NOT be treated if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, have difficulty swallowing, nerve injury or weakness in the lower face, or have an active infection in the area of treatment.

- Inform your medical provider if you are on any blood thinners or have had procedures or surgery of your lower face or neck

- Avoid blood thinners (i.e Alcohol, Aspirin, and NSAIDS) as well as non steroidal medications (i.e Aleve, Vitamin E, Fish Oil and Omega’s, and Ginseng) to limit bruising.

 

If you are prescribed any of these medications, consult with your primary care physician before discontinuing use *Tylenol will not cause bruising and is preferred for the week prior to the treatment at manufacturer's directions. To avoid possible discomfort you may take Tylenol or NSAIDs ( such as ibuprofen) at the manufacturer's directions an hour before your scheduled appointment

 

- Plan your procedure so that you can have 4 full days of healing time before returning to work or important social engagements

- Have Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and Zyrtec ( an antihistamine) available at home for discomfort and itching that may result from the treatment. Take medication at manufacturer's directions

Post Care:

- After your treatment, you should expect swelling and redness. You may also experience bruising, tenderness, numbness, and induration. This will last up to 5 days and for some patients it may last up to 14 days. If the symptoms continue beyond 14 days or if other reactions occur, please contact our office.

- You may apply carefully and gently apply ice to the treated area (Never apply ice directly to skin). Apply ice to the area for 15 seconds and then 15 seconds off. Icing too vigorously can cause frostbite or scarring. You may apply a cold compress to the area for 20 minutes per hour. You can do this hourly for up to 3 days

- Do not participate in strenuous activity for 3 days after treatment

- Sleep with head elevated on at least 2 or 3 pillows

- Do not scratch, pick, or traumatize the area that was treated in any way. Do not massage or manipulate the injection sites

 

You may continue normal skin care regimen and SPF normally but avoid the use of Retinols and chemical exfoliants *If you have any difficulty swallowing, crusting or scabbing at injection sites, asymmetry of your smile or any other unusual symptoms please call our office immediately

PRP Pre & Post Care

Pre Care:

- Maintain a healthy diet and drink at least 64oz of water the day of the treatment. (Fiji water is recommended due to its high content of Silica). Continue water intake for the first week

- If you develop a fever, cold or flu, cold sore, blemish or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, you must reschedule. We will NOT treat you

- It is recommended that you schedule your appointment 2 weeks in advance from any special event or vacation coming up

- If you are being treated in the lip area and have a history of cold sores with outbreaks more than 4 times a year, it is recommended that you have prophylactic treatment of Valtrex or similar medication prior to your treatment

- Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure, alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes for 3 days before treatment.

 

**Smokers do not heal well and problems occur earlier and results may take longer - Avoid blood thinners (i.e Alcohol, Aspirin, and NSAIDS) as well as non steroidal medications (i.e Aleve, Vitamin E, Fish Oil and Omega’s, and Ginseng) at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising and bleeding. With PRP, we “want” inflammation, this is one of the mechanisms of how PRP works. If you are prescribed any of these medications, consult with your primary care physician before discontinuing use. - If you are or have been on Systemic or Corticosteroids (steroids) within 2 weeks of treatment, we cannot treat you. Consult with your primary physician before discontinuing use

Post Care:

- Do not touch, rub, or manipulate areas of treatment for up to 8 hours after treatment

- If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain you may take Tylenol or Benadryl at manufacturers direction

- You may apply ice to treated areas 30 minutes after treatment but we recommend you refrain from this - Do not wash or take a hower for at least 6 hours after your treatment

- Do not use any lotions,creams, or makeup for at least 6 hours after treatment

- Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure, alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes for 3 days after treatment. **Smokers do not heal well and problems occur earlier and results may take longer

- It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, soreness, and swelling for 3-10 dys following the procedure

 

Please call the office should you have any questions or concerns regarding your PRP treatment or aftercare

Neurotoxin Pre & Post Care

 
 

Botox: Botox begins to take effect in 7-10 days and takes 2 weeks to hit its peak. Clinically it lasts 3-4 months Dysport: Dysport begins to take effect in 3-5 days and takes 2 weeks to hit its peak. Clinically it last 3-4 months ** If additional units are needed, they will not be injected until the initial injections have hit their peak**

Pre Care:

- This treatment is not recommended if you have an important within 2 weeks of injection

- If you have an active fever, cold or flu, cold sore, blemish or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, you must reschedule. We will NOT treat you

- If you are on antibiotics, we will NOT treat you. You must schedule your appointment 7 days after your completed treatment of antibiotics and it is recommended that you do not start a treatment of antibiotics until 7 days after your filler treatment

- You will NOT be treated if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding

- Avoid herbal supplements such as Ginko, Green Tea and anti-inflammatories 2 weeks prior and after treatment to limit bruising

- Avoid blood thinners (i.e Alcohol, Aspirin, and NSAIDS) as well as non steroidal medications (i.e Aleve, Vitamin E, Fish Oil and Omega’s, and Ginseng) to limit bruising. If you are prescribed any of these medications, consult with your primary care physician before discontinuing use

- The use of Arnica and/or Bromelain can help prevent and resolve bruising and inflammation quicker

Post Care:

- Redness and bumps may be present at injections sites for 30-60 minutes

- Avoid laying flat for 4-6 hours following your treatment

- Avoid irritating products for 24 hour after treatment ( Retinols & Exfoliants)

- Do not touch, rub, or manipulate areas of treatment for up. Avoid vigorous washing, scrubbing and rubbing treated areas

- This includes facials, massages, and clarisonic brushes to avoid migration of product

- Do Not use extreme pressure to apply cosmetics, lotions or serums

- Makeup can be applied 4-6 hours after injection- using clean hands and brushes is recommended to decrease the risk of infection

- Do not work-out or participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise or straining for at least 24 hours to allow the Neurotoxin treatment to bind to the nerve and you do not want to increase circulation at this time

- No hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and tanning beds for 24 hours

What to Expect:

- Bruising in the area injected is normal and often expected, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising can last up to 2 weeks.

- If your upper lip was treated you will not be able to drink through a straw, whistle, or enunciate some words for approximately 2 weeks

- It may take up to 2 weeks for Neurotoxin to reach full effect

- Re-treatment is typically needed between 2-3 months

- Regular injections usually yield longer lasting Neurotoxin results

- Although rare, infection in the area is possible. Signs of infection may include redness and tenderness in the infected area, and fever. Should you develop an infection, antibiotics may be necessary. Please contact us immediately

CoolSculpting Pre & Post Treatment

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that may take from one to several hours depending on your treatment plan. This procedure does not require any general/topical anesthesia or pain medication. As the procedure is initiated, vacuum pressure draws tissue unto the applicator cup between cooling panels. The vacuum pressure may cause sensations of deep pulling, tugging, and pinching in the area being treated. You may experience intense stinging, tingling, aching or cramping. These sensations generally subside as the areas become numb.

What to Expect Before Treatment:

- A complimentary consultation to discuss options, pricing, and paperwork

- Wear comfortable clothing that you can go home in or bring comfortable clothing that you can change into before and after treatment

- Bring a compression Garment with you to use right after treatment

- It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you eat before coming in for treatment. It is a lengthy procedure that can last a few hours

What to Expect After Treatment:

- Immediately after the procedure, your treated area may look or feel stiff and transient blanching (temporary whitening of the skin) may occur

- You may feel a sense of nausea and dizziness as your body naturally warms and sensation returns to your treatment area. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within minutes

- The treated area may be red for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. This is an expected but temporary effect after CoolSculpting

- Bruising, swelling and tenderness can occur in the treated area for up to 2 weeks

- Nausea and tingling,stinging and cramping in the treatment area are often reported on treatment day

- You may feel temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area. This is normal and typically resolves within a few hours but may last for several weeks after your procedure

- There is typically minimal recovery time with CoolSculptig and most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after treatment

What to Expect a Few Days After Treatment:

- It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and look swollen in the first few days and weeks after CoolSculpting

- You may experience a temporary dulling sensation that can last for several weeks

- A some point within the first 2 weeks following the procedure, you my experience one or more of the following sensations: Deep itching, tingling, numbness, tenderness to the touch, pain in the treated area, strong cramping, diarrhea, muscle spasms, aching and/or soreness. Call our office immediately if these conditions persist or worsen beyond the 2 weeks or overtime

- Following the procedure, a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer will take place. You may start to see changes as early as 3 weeks after the procedure and you will experience the most dramatic results after 1 to 3 months. Your body will continue to naturally process the injured fat cells from your body for approximately 4 months after your procedure

Next Steps:

- Weight gain will prevent you from appreciating your full results. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine after your procedure can help prevent this

- Schedule a follow-up assessment to review your clinical results and discuss the option of additional treatments to achieve desired fat reduction

 
 

Laser Hair Removal Pre & Post Care

Pre Care:

- You must shave or closely clip the hair on the area of treatment. IF you cannot shave yourself, advise the staff at the time of scheduling and our technician can do it for you for a fee of $20 per occurrence.

- Do NOT wax, tweeze, or use depilatories for 4 weeks prior to start of treatment and during your series of laser hair reduction. Once the hair has been taken out, there will be no follicle for the laser to target

- Avoid sun exposure for 1 to 2 weeks prior to treatment and use SPF 30 daily to ensure coverage against UVA and UVB rays

- Avoid tanning beds and self tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment and after treatment - Discontinue use of Tretinoin type of products (such as Renova, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Tri-Luma, Solage, etc.) or Hydroquinone at least 2 or 3 day prior to treatment

- Medications that are sun sensitive will also make you sensitive. Please disclose any medications that you may be taking to the technician

- If you have a history of cold sores, consider using prophylactic treatment of Valtrex or similar medication no later than the day prior to your treatment

- Longevity of Botox/Dysport and fillers doe any time within 6 months prior to face treatment may be affected. Injectable treatments done within 2 weeks prior to laser treatment is not recommended

*Remember: Laser hair reduction is never 100%. Industry standards are 75% to 90% reduction in the hair. Not all hair follicles will be destroyed. Hormones or medications can cause hair to grow back

Post Care:

- Avoid exfoliating and shaving for 48 hours after treatment.

- Ice pack or Aloe Vera can be applied after treatment to ease any temporary discomfort

- You may experience small red bumps around the follicle. This normal and expected. Do not pick, rub or scratch these areas until it has cleared. Your skin overall may be sensitive for several days following your laser treatment

- If the area of treatment scabs or crusts, or you experience a burn, DO NOT pick, rub or scratch the areas. Doing so can cause infection, permanent pigment changes in your skin or cause scarring. Gently cleanse the area and apply hydrocortisone cream several times a day for one week. Contact the office immediately if you do experience any burns.

- Avoid sunbathing,swimming pools, hot tubs, and saunas for 24-36 hours after your treatment

- Although rare, infection in the treated area is possible. Signs of infection may include but not limited to redness and tenderness in the infected area, and fever. Should you develop an infection, antibiotics may be necessary. Please call our office if infection occurs.

** Note ** - Do not expect your hair to “not grow back” after a single session. Laser hair removal is a process - It can take several weeks for the hair to “fall out” (push up and out of the follicle.) This time frame is normal

Skin Pen Pre & Post Care

Pre Care:

 

- Please arrive to your appointment with a clean face and without makeup. You will be advised to keep skin clean of cosmetics, sunscreen and makeup for the remainder of the day post treatment

- If you have been overexposed to the sun (sunburn) the day preceding your appointment, please call the office to reschedule your appointment

- If you have a history of cold sores, consider using prophylactic treatment of Valtrex or similar medication prior to your treatment

- If you have an active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds, sunburn,excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea, you will NOT be treated

- If using Accutane (Isotretinoin), a 6 month waiting period after discontinuation of medication is required. The use of Accutane may impair wound healing and increase the risk of scar tissue

- Avoid blood thinners (i.e Alcohol, Aspirin, and NSAIDS) as well as non steroidal medications (i.e Aleve, Vitamin E, Fish Oil and Omega’s, and Ginseng) to limit bruising. If you are prescribed any of these medications, consult with your primary care physician before discontinuing use

- Avoid anti-histamine and inflammatory drugs one week prior to treatment. These negate the effects of the procedure. The body’s histamine and inflammatory response are needed post care.

- If you are in Autoimmune Therapy, ask your primary care physician if you should refrain from taking any medications prior to your SkinPen procedure

- Discontinue laser hair removal, Electrolysis, Waxing, and Depilatory creams one week prior to treatment - Discontinue use of Retinoids (Renova, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Refissa) at least 1 week prior to treatment

- Plan on going directly home after treatment to avoid infection

Immediately After Treatment:

 

- Pinpoint bleeding may occur and will resolve in 10 minutes

- Minor redness and swelling for 2-3 days

- Minor peeling or flakiness may occur after a few days. DO NOT pick at the loose skin

- Call our office immediately if you experience excessive redness, swelling, pain or drainage as they might indicate an infection

Post Care:

 

- Follow the skincare regimen provided with your skinfuse Post

-Procedure Protocol

- Use only the Skinfuse topical products, RESCUE & LIFT, provided in your SkinPen Treatment Kit

- Wait at least 7 days post-procedure to begin Surge 1 Collagen Boost once weekly maintenance therapy

- Avoid use of any topical products NOT provided by your skincare professional for specific use with this procedure. This includes but not limited to cosmetics, cleansers, sunscreens, moisturizers, etc.

- Avoid strenuous exercise or excessive perspiration, as excess blood flow and sweat can cause discomfort and irritation to compromised kin

- Avoid sun exposure as you will not be wearing sunscreen. You may begin use of sunscreen the following day of the procedure. Continue to minimize sun exposure for one week following the procedure

 

Chemical Peel Pre Care

Pre Care: -1 week before treatment

​Avoid treatments and products such as electrolysis, waxing, laser hair removal, and depilatory creams

Pre Care: 3 days before treatment

  • Avoid the use of Retin-A, Renova, Differin, and Tazorac

  • Avoid any products containing retinol, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHA), or benzoyl peroxide - Avoid any exfoliating or procedures that may be drying or irritating to the skin

**The use of these products/treatments prior to your peel may increase skin sensitivity and cause a stronger reaction

CAUTION: - Patients who have had medical, cosmetic facial treatments or procedures (i.e laser treatments, surgical procedures, cosmetic fillers, microdermabrasion, etc.) should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves before having a chemical peel. - Patients who have had cosmetic injections should wait until the full effect of their treatment is seen before receiving a chemical peel

DO NOT TREAT IF: - Patients have an active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds, sunburn,excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea in the area that is being treated - Patients with a history of allergies (especially allergies to salicylates like aspirin), rashes, or other skin reactions or those who may be sensitive to any components in this treatment - Patients have taken Accutane (Isotretinon) within the past year - Patients who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding( lactating) - Patients with Vitiligo - Patients with a history of autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, etc.) or any condition that may weaken their immune system - Patients who have recently received chemotherapy or radiation therapy (patient should be cleared by Oncologist before receiving any treatment)

Diamond Glow Dermalinfusion Pre & Post Care

 

Pre Care: -

  • Avoid sun exposure for 1 week prior to treatment and use SPF 30 daily to ensure coverage against UVB and UBA rays

  • Do not use harsh exfoliants for 1 week prior to treatment

  • Discontinue use of Tretinoin type products (Renova, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Tri-Luma, Solage, etc.) at least 2-3 days prior to treatment

  • Discontinue use of Hydroquinone 2-3 days prior to treatment

  • Discontinue use of Hydroquinone 2-3 days prior to treatment

  • If you have a history of cold sores, consider using prophylactic treatment of Valtrex or similar medication prior to your treatment

  • Botox/Dysport and filler injected up to 2 weeks prior is not recommended

  • Notify the office if you develop a cold sore, acne, open lesions in the area of treatment or experience any type of illness prior to your treatment

Post Care

  • You may use normal skin care regimen 2 days after treatment. If skin still feels irritated,test spot your skin care products first

  • Discontinue use of Retin-A for 2 days post treatment

  • Avoid unprotected sun exposure and/or tanning beds for at least two days post treatment - Use SPF 30 or higher daily

  • Discontinue use of Tretinoin type products (Renova, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Tri-Luma, Solage, etc.) at least 2-3 days prior to treatment

  • Make-up may be applied 30 minutes after treatment to allow product to penetrate skin

*Please call our office during normal business hours if you have ANY questions or concerns

PDO PRE AND POST CARE

 
 

Pre Care: -

  • Avoid dental procedures or lower face procedures 3-4 weeks prior and after treatment of PDO Threads

  • It is recommended to schedule procedure 3 weeks prior to any special events

  • If you have a history of medication allergies, anaphylaxis, or any other medical problems please inform your provider before treatment

  • Patients are recommended to arrive to their appointment with no makeup on. Any makeup will be removed prior to treatment

  • Avoid blood thinners (i.e Alcohol, Aspirin, and NSAIDS) as well as non steroidal medications (i.e Aleve, Vitamin E, Fish Oil and Omega’s, and Ginseng) 3 days prior to treatment to minimize bruising. If you are prescribed any of these medications, consult with your primary care physician before discontinuing use

  • Use of Arnica or Bromelain may help your bruises heal quicker, you ma begin taking them 3 days prior to treatment

Post Care:

  • If prescribed antibiotics the patient must finish course of antibiotics prescribed as part of the treatment protocol

  • Gently wash the treated areas starting the day of your treatment. Avoid rubbing or massaging the face for at least 2 weeks

  • Avoid opening mouth too wide for up to 4 weeks. Any dental appointments should be rescheduled

  • Stinging or pulling pain or discomfort is normal,Tylenol may e taken at manufacturers directions

  • Blood Thinners and non-steroidal medications should be avoided for 7 days after treatment

  • Do not massage areas where threads are placed unless otherwise instructed

  • Treated areas may be red, swollen, and slightly irregular and bruised for up to 2 weeks

  • RF & lasers, IPL’s and other energy generated treatment should be avoided for 4 weeks

  • Avoid facials and massages in the treated areas for up to 2 weeks after the procedure

  • Avoid extreme heat and cold for at least 2 weeks (hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms)

  • Avoid Strenuous workouts for 7 days

  • Avoid Alcohol for 7 days

  • Avoid tanning beds and direct sunlight. Sunscreen and SPF 30+ should be applied daily before going outside

  • Stinging, “pulling”, scratchy sensations will all disappear by week 5, it will begin to subside by week 2.

When to Call: - If any of the threads are exposed or extrude, contact your injector immediately - Increased redness, swelling, or pain in the injected area - If you have any questions or concerns about your PDO treatment

 

LIP BLUSH POST CARE

Post procedure:

  • If experiencing a large amount of swelling and/or bruising, you can ice the treatment area.  Make sure there is a cloth barrier between the lips and ice.

  • No exercise for 24-48 hours.  Minimal blood flow allows damaged capillaries to repair faster and sweat can interfere with the healing process.  Avoiding heavy exercise for 5-7 days post treatment is ideal.

  • Prop head up with pillow during sleep, this helps reduce swelling

  • Sublingual Arnica can be taken 3 times a day for 5 days following treatment to help with swelling and/or bruising

  • Cleanse lips twice a day with antibacterial soap then apply lip aftercare

 

DAY 1 (day of procedure)

It is important  to remove lymph fluid from the surface of the lips to avoid heavy scabbing.  Before bed, if lips have dry lymph, rinse with lukewarm water, gently remove dry lymph, pat dry and apply aftercare.  Any post procedure bruising should subside within 24 hours.

 

DAY 2-7 

Keep lips moist at all times. DO NOT LIPS DRY OUT!  Continue to apply aftercare every 30 minutes throughout the day.

 

DAY 1-7 (or until scabs are gone)

PLEASE AVOID and do not pick dry lips or scabs; apply only your aftercare. (no vaseline, antibiotic cream, polysporin, etc.)

  • Water on lip area besides cleaning

  • Makeup

  • Excessive sweating

  • Sauna

  • Pools

  • Sunbathing

  • Spicy food

  • Kissing

LIP BLUSH HEALING PROCESS

 

Avoid applying lip balms, lipstick, or other lip products during this time. Apply Aquaphor every 30-60 minutes for the first week to keep lips from drying out. ... Week 2 or 3: After the procedure is completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine. Avoid scrubbing the area.


 

Lip healing process is relatively short.  Days 3-5 you will experience dry flakey lips.  It may feel like matte lipstick was layered on.  Once the pigment flakes off it will appear as though NO PIGMENT has been retained.  Over the next 6-8 weeks the color will gradually “bloom” to lovely shade.  Please do not judge your lips or color for a full 8 weeks after your procedure.


 

Touch ups can not be done until after the 8 week mark of the original appointment.  At that time the areas needing pigment can be corrected and another layering of color can be done to make the color a bit more vivid if desired.  Please keep in mind that the lip blush technique is to add a sheer touch of natural looking color to the lips and not an overall appearance of wearing lipstick.

MICROBLADING

 

MICROBLADING POST CARE

 

Immediately following the procedure you may have a little oozing please blot with a clean kleenex.

 

The night of the procedure wipe gently with Witch Hazel on a cotton pad, let brows dry then apply with clean hands A&D ointment.  NO WATER ON THE BROWS 

 

For the next 7-9 days cleanse morning and night with Witch Hazel then apply the ointment.

They may appear a little orange while healing and that will go away as they heal.  Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post microblading procedure.  However, experience has shown that the following after care instructions these symptoms may quickly disappear.

 

In the shower do not get your brows wet.  Keep your face away from the showerhead.  If you need to shampoo, cover your brows with a clean dry washcloth or small towel.

The following must be avoided during all nine days post-microblading procedure:  

  • Sweating. It is recommended not to sweat for the first 10 days after the procedure.  Sweat is salt and can prematurely fade the treated area. 

  • Practicing sports  

  • Swimming

  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi  

  • Sun tanning or salon tanning. Absolutely No Sun, sweating, or tanning prior to the  procedure or after the procedure for 2 weeks. Do not have a tan/sunburn on your  face prior to your procedure. The tan will exfoliate, taking color with it as it fades.  

  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A  or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck  

  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid  scarring of the area or removal of the pigment  

  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement  cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris  

  • Spicy foods  

  • Smoking  

  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles • Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care  cream with a cotton swab

 

BROW AND LASH TINT CARE

Brow & Lash Tint Post Care:

If your brows or lashes look too dark don’t worry - it will fade. It is important that color is a little darker to begin with so the tint lasts. The initial darkness will only last a few days and will get a little closer to the right color every time you cleanse your face.

 

As each dyed hair reaches the end of its growth cycle it will fall out and cause the darker look of your lashes/brows to gradually fade over time.

 

Your tint will last around 4-6 weeks. Please check that your cleanser/eye makeup remover isn’t oil-based. Oil strip the time from your lashes and brows. Swap for gel or cream based cleansers or our esthetician will recommend the best product for you

 

Post Care:

- Avoid touching or rubbing lashes or brows straight after the tint application

- Avoid eye makeup for 12 hours

- Do not take a hot shower, bath, use saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs or pools for at least 24 hours after your tint

- Strong UV light can fade the tint quicker

- If any redness or irritation occurs apply a damp cotton wool press to the area