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Skincare Pre + Post Care


 

DiamondGlow™

Pre-treatment:

  • 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 or 3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Hydroquinone 2 or 3 days prior to treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, consider beginning prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar no later than the day prior to DiamondGlow™.
  • Neuromodulators and fillers injected up to 2 weeks prior are not recommended.
  • Notify the center if you develop a cold sore, acne, open lesions in the area being treated, or experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

Post-care:

  • You may fully resume a normal skin care regimen 2 days after treatment. If skin still feels irritated, test spot your skin care products first.
  • Discontinue the use of harsh exfoliants for one week following.
  • Use sunscreen SPF 30 or higher daily and reapply as needed.

 

AquaGold

Pre-treatment:

  • 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 or 3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Hydroquinone 2 or 3 days prior to treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, consider beginning prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar no later than the day prior to Aqua Facial.
  • Neuromodulators and fillers injected up to 2 weeks prior are not recommended.
  • Notify the center if you develop a cold sore, acne, open lesions in the area being treated, or experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

Post-care:

  • You may resume normal skin care regimen 2 days after treatment. If skin still feels irritated, test spot your skin care products first.
  • Discontinue Retin A for 2 days following.
  • Avoid unprotected sun exposure and/or tanning beds for at least 2 days post treatment.
  • Use sunscreen SPF 30 or higher daily.
  • Make-up may be applied post treatment.

 

Microneedling

Pre-treatment:

  • Avoid blood thinners and NSAIDs for 2 weeks before your treatment to minimize the risk of bruising UNLESS instructed to take these medications by your PCP
  • Avoid antihistamine and anti-inflammatory drugs 2 weeks prior to treatment. These negate the effects of the procedure. The body's histamine and inflammatory responses are needed post procedure for best results
  • Stop laser hair removal, electrolysis, and waxing one week prior to treatment
  • Stop topical retinoids one week prior to treatment
  • If using Accutane, a 3-month waiting period after discontinuation of medication is required
  • Please notify our office if you have ever experienced facial cold sores. You may require prophylactic therapy to prevent an outbreak following your microneedling treatment

What to expect after your treatment:

  • Immediate pinpoint bleeding may occur, which will resolve within 10 minutes
  • Minor redness and swelling will occur for 1-2 days
  • Minor peeling and flakiness will occur after a few days. Don't pick at the loose skin

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

Post-care:

  • The initial 72-hours post-procedure are the most critical
  • Avoid direct sun and heat. This includes simple day-to-day tasks such as cooking over a hot stove for a long period of time, sitting next to a bonfire or fireplace, etc.
  • Use hydrating and reparative products. Products rich in soothing and healing ingredients are best to encourage new, healthy cell growth
  • Use physical sunscreen. Suncare products should be applied no less than every 30-90 minutes. DO NOT go outside without sun protection (even on a cloudy day) for at least 2 weeks following your treatment
  • Do not scratch or peel your skin for at least 2 weeks following your treatment

 

Dermaplaning

Pre-treatment:

  • It may take multiple treatments to visualize improvements
  • Improved smoothness, texture, and luminescence
  • Improved pigmentation
  • Improved comedonal acne
  • Improved acne scarring

Post-care:

  • Use recommended post-procedure skincare products following your treatment as recommended by your service provider
  • Discontinue use of retinol following your treatment for approximately 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 for at least 2 weeks
  • Avoid vigorous activity and hot heat for 24-48 hours following your procedure
  • Do not go swimming or put your face underwater for 12 hours following your procedure
  • Do not take long hot showers or put your face under a hot stream of water for 6 hours following your procedure
  • Avoid surfaces that could irritate your skin for 24-48 hours following your procedure (i.e. pillows, beards, collared or turtleneck shirts)
  • Do not pick or prematurely peel the skin, as this will cause hyperpigmentation and/or surface scars

 

BroadBand Light (BBL)

Pre-care:

  • Avoid sun exposure 3 weeks prior to treatment and use SPF 30 daily to ensure coverage against UVB and UBA rays
  • Do not use self-tanning products 3 weeks prior to AND for 3 weeks following your treatment
  • Discontinue use of Tretinoin-type products (Renova, Tretinoin, Retin A, Retin A Micro, Tri-Luma, Solage, etc.) at least 3 days prior to treatment
  • Discontinue use of Hydroquinone at least 3 days prior to treatment
  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or another anti-viral medication no later than 2 days prior to your BBL treatment
  • Notify Amélie if you develop a cold sore, acne, open lesions in the area being treated, or experience any type of illness prior to your treatment
  • Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for at least 3 days prior to your treatment
  • Longevity of neuromodulators and fillers are done any time within 6 months prior to BBL face treatment may be affected. Neuromodulators and/or fillers within 2 weeks prior to BBL is not recommended

Post-care:

  • You may experience a sunburned sensation immediately following treatment Some light swelling is possible and typically resolves within 1 day
  • The darkening of freckles and other areas is normal. If this occurs, do not pick or exfoliate the areas. They will flake off or lighten on their own over the next week if on the face and over the next several weeks if on the body
  • If you experience a burn, gently cleanse the area and use hydrocortisone cream on the area several times a day for the next week. If the mark opens, also use antibiotic ointment over the hydrocortisone cream. Please notify our office immediately of any burns
  • Use SPF 30 or higher daily on the treated area if exposed.
  • You may resume your normal skin care regimen 3 days following treatment
  • Make-up may be applied the day after your treatment