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Before Your Treatment

  • Do not wear makeup on the day of treatment.

  • Let us know if you have a history of herpes or cold sores as this may require an antiviral prescription prior to the procedure.

After Your Treatment

Day 1 (same day as procedure)
  • No need to wash your face today​.

  • Apply an ice pack to the swollen areas on and off throughout the day and keep your head elevated with a few pillows when you sleep.

  • Apply a moisturizer (La Roche Posay B5 serum or Cicaplast B5 cream every 3-4 hours and apply a thick layer of Vaseline or healing ointment over this (the healing ointment can be either Vanicream, CeraVe or Cetaphil brand).

  • If there is bruising, you can use Arnica cream (instead of the B5 cream) and apply it 3-4 times a day to help the bruise fade faster (you can apply healing ointment over this).

Day 2 and Day 3 (the day after the procedure)
  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser (Vanicream, Cetaphil or CeraVe) in the morning and again apply the same topicals as Day 1 (B5 serum or cream and layer on top with healing ointment 3-4 times a day).

  • Wash your face at night, apply the same B5 serum/cream and ointment on top.

Day 4
  • You can resume your normal moisturizer and cleanser but do not start anything harsh like a topical retinoid, retinol, ascorbic acid/vitamin C, toner, salicylic acid or glycolic acid until Day 5.

In General
  • Avoid sun exposure and use broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen for the first 3-5 days.

  • Avoid heat - hot tubs, saunas, etc for 3 days.

  • Bruising, redness, swelling or grid pattern may occur and last to 8 weeks.

  • More aggressive treatments or use of irritants in the days prior to or after treatment can lead to longer downtime.

Notify the clinic of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, persistent grid pattern, etc.) by calling our office at 407-866-1213 of, if after business hours, please text our answering service at 407-900-7990.

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