Pre-Post Treatment

Dermal Fillers​

Before Filler

  • For at least a week prior to filler injections stop the use of Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Naproxen, Asprin, Excedrine, Vitamin E oil, and Fish oil. These are blood thinners and make you more susceptible to bruising.

  • Arnicare tablets reduce swelling, and discoloration from bruising and can be taken up to a week prior and post to appointment

  • Tylenol OK

Post Filler

For the first 24-48 hours:

  • Keep the treated area free of cosmetics and avoid using moisturizers that contain AHA(Alpha-Hydroxy Acids/ Glycolics) BHA (Beta-Hydroxy Acids), or retinoid gels or creams.

  • A light water-based makeup may be applied when necessary.

  • Apply cool compress to the treated areas to relieve swelling.

  • Drink water regularly throughout the day.

Until redness has subsided, avoid the following:

  • Drinking alcohol as it opens up blood vessels and may increase bruising or swelling.

  • Strenuous exercise and extremes of hot and cold.

  • Blood thinning medicines such as aspirins.

  • Facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, Liquid nitrogen (dry ice) or laser treatments 10-14 days after temporary fillers injections.

  • If any lumps should occur in the treated area once swelling has subsided it is recommend that you gently massage that area with clean fingers.

IPL FotoFacials​

What to do before IPL

  • Stop using Retin-A®, Renova® (or other retinoid containing products), exfoliating sponges/scrubs, glycolic, alpha and/or beta hydroxyl acid and vitamin C at least 24 hours before your treatment. No Accutane for 6 months before treatment. These products/medications increase photosensitivity and can increase likelihood of complications.

  • Avoid all sun exposure for 48 hours prior to treatment. You should not be tanned or sunburned while receiving IPL treatments. Avoid tanning or tanning creams for at least 2 weeks prior to treatments.

  • The use of any aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti inflammatory or blood thinning medications may increase the risk of bruising therefore please consult your physician before discontinuing the use of any medication before treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores/herpes, you may wish to start an anti-herpetic medicine 48 hours before treatment

What to expect and do after IPL

  • A mild to moderate sunburned feeling may persist in the treated areas for the next 2-3 days. Cold compresses may be applied and you may take over the counter pain or anti inflammatory medication. Topical 2% hydrocortisone cream may be applied to decrease any itching or skin irritation.

  • Freckles and sun spots will darken over the next few days and then gradually fade in 7-10 days. They will appear less pigmented and fade with treatments.

  • Facial veins will be red and may have mild swelling. There may also be some bruising. This will resolve in 7-14 days.

  • Makeup can be applied as long as the skin is not broken. Microdermabrasion can be used 7-10 days after your treatment to help with exfoliation if needed.

  • Do not use Retin-A®, Renova® (or other retinoid containing products), abrasive or exfoliating sponges/scrubs, glycolic, beta, or alcohol containing solutions for 24 hours. Use gentle unscented cleansers to wash and do not rub the skin.

  • Protect your skin with a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every morning before going outdoors for the next 6 weeks to avoid sun induced brown discoloration of the skin

  • To avoid dilation of blood vessels, which decreases the effectiveness of the treatment, avoid hot tubs, hot showers, and exercise for the next 24 hours. Quick, warm showers are recommended.

  • If the skin is broken or blister appears, wash gently twice a day and apply an antibiotic ointment. The area(s) should be kept lubricated to prevent crusting or scabbing. Do not pick the area(s) or expose to sunlight.

  • Hair growth may be impaired in the treated areas.

  • If you should have any questions or concerns, feel free to call the office



 Before the Micropen™ please observe the following:

  •  No retin-A products or applications for 12 hours prior to your treatment

  •  No Auto-immune therapies or products 12 hours prior to your treatment

  •  No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your Micropen™

  •  Treatment will not be administered on sun burned skin

What to Avoid 24 Hours After Procedure:

  •  For at least 7 DAYS post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta  Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare.

  •  Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours. Not tanning beds

  •  Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post treatment

  •  No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post treatment. Sweating and gym environments are harmful with bacteria and may cause adverse reactions

  •  No sunscreens as the ingredients can be toxic to the treated area


Laser Hair Removal

Pre Treatment:

  • No Accutane for 6 months prior to treatment

  • Oral antibiotics or medications may make skin more sensitive to treatment. Please inform staff if you are on antibiotics, medications or herbal supplements.

  • No RetinA, Vitamin A or Glycolic to treated area for 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Do not tan area to be treated for 2 weeks prior to treatment

  • Use sunscreen SPF 30

  • Shave area to be treated prior to treatment

  • Optional: Apply topical anesthetic prior to treatment

  • Do not wax or tweeze area to be treated, but shave or trim with scissors only

Post Treatment:

  • No exercise or sweating until perifollicular erythema (red bumps) resolves, especially on chest and back. This may take up to 48 hrs.

  • Avoid sun exposure to treated areas for at least 10 days after treatment.

  • Apply to treated area as redness or itchiness occurs. Itchiness is a common side effect and can last up to 1 week.

  • No RetinA, vitamin A or Glycolic for 1 week after treatment.

  • Ice immediately post treatment, if necessary.

  • Do not pick or scratch treated areas.

  • Hair may take up to 2 weeks to fall out, so be patient.

  • No Jacuzzi, sauna or steam baths until skin is back to normal.

  • Slight redness is normal and disappears within 2-3 hours. Mild redness with swelling may persist for 2-3 days after treatment.

  • If underarms have been treated, no deodorant to area until redness subsides.


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