-Absolutely do not go to a tanning salon for at least 3 weeks before or after a treatment.
-Discontinue use of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or any derivative of Vitamin A for 5 days before and after your treatment.
-Use a Glycolic acid facial cleanser for 2 weeks prior to your treatment
-Most patients who undergo these treatments have minimal redness for 1-12 hours. Due to the nature of these treatments, you may experience light flaking for a couple of days. -Your skin may feel tight and dry. Apply moisturizer as frequently as needed.
-Unless recommended by your technician, do not apply topical medications, AHA or -BHA products to the area for 5-7 days after your treatment, as they may be irritating.
-It is recommended that you do not apply makeup the day of your treatment. It is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight. Makeup can be applied if necessary.
-Follow your appropriate home care regimen as directed by your technician. Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat for at least 7 days (getting overheated internally can cause hyperpigmentation). Always use sunscreen/sunblock for your protection. Do not pick or pull at any loose skin, as this can cause hyperpigmentation or scarring.
-Do not have electrolysis, use chemical depilatories or wax the treated area for at least 7 days.
For the next 2 days:
-Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated areas.
-Do not put the face directly into a hot shower spray. Do not use a steam room, Jacuzzi, or sauna.
-Do not go swimming.
-Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
-Do not use a Buff-Puff or other means of mechanical exfoliation.
-Do not direct a hair dryer onto treated areas.