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Aftercare is as important as the service itself. To ensure you are achieving and maintaining best and safest results, follow proper aftercare instructions. Not only will it help enhance your results, but will also elongate the results.

Neurotoxin 
(Botox / Xeomin / Dysport)

Post-Treatment Instructions

Post Care:  

  • Refrain from straining, heavy lifting, and vigorous exercise for at least 4 hours following treatment. It takes the toxin approximately 2 hours to bind itself to the nerve terminal to start its work, and circulation may inadvertently move the botulinum toxin from where it was injected.
  • Do NOT lie head down flat, touch, or rub the treated areas for at least 4 hours. Avoid wearing headbands or hats during this time.
  • Avoid Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids for at least 3 days after treatment. Taking these may increase the risk of bleeding and/or bruising. Bruising is normal.  it will heal and subside in a few days.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplements, high-sodium foods, high-sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours after your treatment. Using these may increase the risk of swelling, bruising and/or irritation.
  • Avoid the use of Retin-A or similar products 2 days after the treatment to avoid increased irritation or redness. You may use a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer. Aquaphor for the lips.
  • Avoid cosmetic treatments such as laser, ultrasound, peels, facials, or microdermabrasion for 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Avoid wearing makeup until the following day. Earlier use may cause pustules.
  • Please report and call our office for ANY symptoms of increased pain, increased swelling, redness, blisters, or itching after your treatment.
  • It may take around 3-7 days to start seeing Neurotoxin to take effect. It may take up to 2 weeks to see the full effect.  Please be patient and give it time to fully settle.

Dermal Fillers

Post-Treatment Instructions

Following your dermal filler treatment, it is normal to feel tender, swollen, and bruising may be apparent. This should subside over the coming days. Below is a list of post-treatment instructions to promote healing:

  • Do not rub or touch the treatment areas for at least the next 4 – 6 hours to minimize your risk of infection.
  • No strenuous exercise for the next 24 – 48 hours
  • No other facial or aesthetic treatments to the area for a minimum of 2 weeks
  • No face-down massages for the next 7 days.
  • No active skin care (retinoids / vitamin A / AHA’s) products for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Do not massage, press, or push the areas injected unless otherwise directed by your practitioner.

Adverse Reactions:

The following symptoms are NOT considered normal healing processes following a dermal filler treatment and should be reported to your treatment provider immediately:

  • Dusky Skin Discolouration to the treatment area or surrounds that appear purple/blue/white/grey. This is a sign of a vascular occlusion and requires immediate intervention.
  • Ulceration or blistering to the treatment area or surrounds.
  • Severe swelling that impacts normal activities (eg. Eating, drinking, sleeping)
  • Increasing pain within the days following treatment
  • Redness and heat to the injection site or surrounds.
  • Inflamed, hardened lumps with discomfort to touch.
  • Discharge, ooze, or persistent bleeding from the injection sites.
  • Persistent itchiness with or without a rash.

Kybella

Post-Treatment Instructions

Avoid extreme temperatures of heat for 24 hours post treatment (i.e. Jacuzzi, hot showers etc.). 

  • Do NOT consume alcohol or sodium for 3 days post treatment to avoid excess swelling. 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post treatment.
  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated to decrease swelling.

What to Expect: 

  • You will experience swelling and bruising for 3-5 days post treatment, which will begin decreasing over a period of a few weeks. Swelling can last 4-6 weeks. 
  • Many patients need 2-3 treatments for desired results, please schedule a follow-up appointment 4-6 weeks after your first treatment.
  • Ice packs may be used to the treated area during the first 12 hours. Ice for 15 minutes every hour. However, icing can be discontinued if uncomfortable. 
  • Do NOT massage the injection site. Swelling, tenderness, bruising, numbness, and areas of firm nodules may occur and will resolve over time without intervention. Results are not immediate. Results may be seen as early as 4-6 weeks post-treatment, but full results will not be noticed until 12 weeks post-treatment. Numbness can last up to 12 weeks. 
  • Do not wrap the treated area, and do not take anything to prohibit swelling on the day of the treatment or for the days following treatment.
  • You may feel a sense of heaviness following the treatment, especially when lying on your back. This sensation may make you feel short of breath. However, Kybella® does not compromise your airway. 
  • Notify our office if any significant swelling, bleeding, pain, dusky discoloration, difficulty swallowing or smiling, or if fever occurs.

Scluptra

Post-Treatment Instructions 

  • Make sure to massage the treated areas 5 times a day for about 5 minutes for 5 days after treatment.  (5-5-5).
  • DO hold ice packs on the treated areas gently for about 5- 10 minutes on, then 10 minutes off a few times on the same day of treatment to help reduce swelling.
  • Feel free to wear makeup the same day, a few hours after treatment.  (Use a clean sponge or brush or clean fingers in applying make-up).
  • Treated areas may be red, swollen, and bruised for the first 2-7 days.
  • Avoid strenuous workouts and alcohol for 24-48 hours.
  • If bruising occurs, you may continue Arnica supplements, drink fresh pineapple juice, and/or take Bromelain supplements to help bruising resolve faster.
  • A few days after treatment, you will look as you did before treatment.  This is normal.  Collagen production will then start and gradually improve the appearance of the treated area.
  • Follow-up visit is scheduled 5-8 weeks after treatment. 
  • The results can last more than two years.

PRF/PRP Injection

Post-Treatment Instructions 

  • Do not massage the treated area
  • Keep your head above your heart for 4 hours
  • No exercise for 24-48 hours
  • Do not apply ice to the treatment area for 72 hours
  • Avoid hot baths, saunas, and steam rooms for 3 days
  • Avoid any massages where you are pushing your face into a massage table. 
  • Avoid the following for at least 1 week:
    • Retin A/Tretinoin or retinol-containing products 
    • NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn, Aspirin)—Tylenol is allowed for pain relief 
    • Certain nutritional supplements (Gingko, Garlic, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Flax Oil, Curcumin and other anti-inflammatory nutrients) 
    • Systemic Steroids (prednisone, dexamethasone) 
    • Alcohol and cigarettes

PDO Threadlift

Pre and Post-Treatment Instructions

PRE-PROCEDURE RECOMMENDATIONS 

It is highly recommended that patients scheduled for a PDO thread procedure adhere to the following: 

1. Do not drink alcohol or smoke for 1-2 days prior to the procedure. 

2. Do not smoke/vape 1-2 weeks prior to the procedure. 

3. Discontinue the use of blood thinners (i.e. aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, vitamin E, etc.) 2-3 days before the procedure. If a patient is taking Warfarin®, it is recommended to stop taking it 5 days prior to the procedure. Patients should consult with their prescribing physician before discontinuing blood thinners. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any medication without checking with your prescribing physician. 

POST-PROCEDURE RECOMMENDATIONS 

While patients may resume their everyday life immediately after the procedure, it is highly recommended that they adhere to the following: 

1. To reduce swelling, ice packs may be used for 30 minutes for a few days. Use bandages to bind the 

face for 1-2 days to help with swelling and stability if needed. 

2. Drinking and smoking/vaping are strongly discouraged for 1-2 weeks as it can delay the healing 

process. 

3. Avoid washing hair and taking a shower for the next 24 hours after the procedure. When washing the 

face after the 24 hour period, avoid applying pressure on the skin. 

4. Avoid aggressive or prolonged chewing, dental treatments and exaggerated facial movements (i.e. 

big yawns or smiles) for up to 1 month. 

5. Avoid lying down either in a prone or side position within 4 hours after the procedure to decrease the 

possibility of thread migration. It is recommended to sleep in a supine position for the next 3-5 days. 6. Avoid strenuous activities (i.e. running, jumping, HIIT) that will cause tension or add pressure to the 

treated area for about 2-3 weeks. 

7. Avoid deep facial massages for at least 6 months to prevent threads from disengaging. Resume 

laser treatments at least 1 month after thread procedure. 

  • Do not massage the treated area
  • Keep your head above your heart for 4 hours
  • No exercise for 24-48 hours
  • Do not apply ice to the treatment area for 72 hours
  • Avoid hot baths, saunas, and steam rooms for 3 days
  • Avoid any massages where you are pushing your face into a massage table. 
  • Avoid the following for at least 1 week:
    • Retin A/Tretinoin or retinol-containing products 
    • NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn, Aspirin)—Tylenol is allowed for pain relief 
    • Certain nutritional supplements (Gingko, Garlic, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Flax Oil, Curcumin and other anti-inflammatory nutrients) 
    • Systemic Steroids (prednisone, dexamethasone) 
    • Alcohol and cigarettes

RF Microneedling

Post-Treatment Instructions

Do not use any products on your skin for the first 5 hours after treatment (not even sunscreen). Use a gentle cleanser at night with no active ingredients or acids. Keep skin moisturized with a light moisturizer.

  1. Strictly avoid any sun exposure the next 5 days to a week. Especially the first day after treatment since you can not use sunscreen the first 5 hours. If you need to go out into the sun, we strictly enforce you to wear sunscreen.
  2. Avoid exercise for 72 hours after treatment. That includes saunas and steam rooms. 
  3. Avoid using any retinoids, exfoliators, acids on skin for the first week after treatment. Your skin is trying to heal & this will irritate your skin. 
  4. Book your next appointment.

Skinpen

Post-Treatment Instructions

It is important to keep your skin well hydrated after the Skin Pen procedure. Microneedling causes a temporary increase in water loss so keeping your skin hydrated and protected during this period will aide your recovery experience. 

  1.  Do not use any other products, including cleanser, on your skin within the first 24 hours post-procedure. Unexpected complications may occur when products not proven safe for use with microneedling are applied post-procedure. In lieu of cleansing your skin, you may rinse with cool water as needed. 
  2. If you have RESCUE Calming Complex, begin applying as needed after the first 
  3. 24 hours to help soothe and calm the skin. RESCUE was specifically formulated for post-microneedling. (You may purchase at additional cost at spa) 
  4. Strictly avoid sun exposure the day of the procedure as you will not be wearing sunscreen. You may return to sunscreen use 24 hours following the procedure. Continue to minimize sun exposure for 72 hours post-procedure. 
  5. Avoid strenuous exercise or excessive perspiration for 72 hours post-procedure, as excess blood flow and sweat can cause discomfort and irritation to compromised skin. 
  6. Avoid using any active skincare topical products, such as retinoids, vitamin C etc., for the first week after the SkinPen Precision procedure to reduce the risk of irritation. As well as no exfoliation for the first week. 
  7. Schedule your next Skin Pen Precision appointment with your healthcare provider as recommended. 
  8. Contact your healthcare provider with any questions regarding the procedure. 

CO2 Laser

Post-Treatment Instructions

Please keep in mind everyone’s results and healing process is different. You may need more than one treatment to see desired results. This treatment is a deep exfoliation & can be discomforting, but don’t be alarmed if you aren’t experiencing any discomfort, the treatment still is effective.

  •  Moisturize After cleansing your face, generously apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment (creating an occlusive barrier) taking care to cover all treated areas. The occlusive barrier is needed to provide a protective layer that will hold moisture in the skin and provide protection to the skin from pollutants in the air as the skin heals. Do not be alarmed if you experience “pin-point” bleeding, this is normal and appears worse than it is because the Aquaphor causes it to spread. Gently blot your face, BUT DO NOT RUB YOUR SKIN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Reapply the Aquaphor, as needed. Do not allow the treated area to dry out.
  • Avoid No exercise, gym, or other strenuous activity for at least 4 days. Avoid hot environments, saunas and swimming pools. You can shower but hot water/steam should be avoided. When showering, be sure to wash your hair behind you to avoid getting shampoo directly on the treated area. Avoid “picking at” and aggressively scrubbing the skin – allow it to gently exfoliate with the washing process. Avoid direct sun exposure. Do NOT apply sunblock during the first 4 days of healing. Wear a protective hat for the first 2 weeks while outdoors.
  • After the first week you can resume most activities other than SUN EXPOSURE. DO NOT undergo waxing, micro-dermabrasion, exfoliations or light peels over the area for 3 months from the day of treatment. Avoid sun exposure or tanning for at least 4 weeks after treatment. Once your skin has healed you may begin to wear makeup. If you are able to wear makeup, mineral makeup is the best choice. In addition, a sunblock should be worn on a daily basis to help prevent any discoloration issues that could occur from both in-direct and direct sunlight. Call our office if you have any signs of infection.

Glacial RX

Post-Treatment Instructions

Glacial Focused Freeze Spot Treatment 

In the coming weeks, a reduction in the appearance of the lesion on the skin may be noticed. For treatment sites on the body (such as hands, arms, and legs) It may take longer to experience results. Results will vary depending on the patient. 

Product Recommendations: 

Molecular barrier recovery cream: Beginning the day of treatment, apply the provided CREAM 3 to 4 times per day directly on the treated spots to help lessen itch and soothe treated skin. Supply will last 7-10 days. SUNSCREEN: Apply sunscreen to treated area and reapply every 2 hours when exposed to sun. 

You may experience the following potential side effects for the treated spots:

  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Crusting (dry exfoliated skin)
  • Spot darkening or post inflammatory hyper pigmentation
  • Temporary skin lightening (treated skin may look lighter than surrounding skin) 
  • Swelling
  • Mild tenderness/ soreness
  • Transient localized numbness or tingling
  • Blister formation 

Glacial Gloss Treatment 

In the upcoming days, many patients may see brighter skin and less redness in the all-over cooling treated area. Results will vary patient to patient. 

Product Recommendations: 

Mandelic Pigment Corrector Serum: Starting 48 hours after treatment, apply SERUM at night to the entire face. Supply will last 7-10 days. SUNSCREEN: Apply sunscreen daily in the a.m. and reapply every 2 hours when exposed to sun. 

You may experience the following potential side effects following the use of topicals with the GLOSS treatment: 

  • Transient redness and sensitivity 
  • Skin sensitivity to sun exposure 
  • Mild skin irritation 
  • Temporary skin dryness
  • Temporary skin purging/acne breakout 

If you experienced FREEZE plus GLOSS procedures today, starting 48 hours after the procedure apply SERUM on the skin first, according to the instructions above, followed by the CREAM, according to the instructions above, on the freeze sites only.

Finish the product/s you have been given to take home after your treatment to help enhance your results. For best results continue seeing your provider for ongoing regimen and treatment recommendations. 


Resume normal skin care regimen as directed by provider following your treatment.

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