You must avoid touching the treatment area, to minimize infection. You must not rub or pick at any micro-crusts as this could cause scarring or hyperpigmentation. These micro-crusts will lift away naturally by day 10. Full Ablative and Medium Ablative treatments: Use Clinisept to clean your skin and pat area dry. Emollient such as Catephil can be applied 4 hours after the treatment and every 6 hours thereafter. Avoid all active skin care products such as retinol, vitamin C, hydroquinine, salicylic acid and exfoliant face washes for 7 days post treatment. For the first 48 hours, you should avoid the sun and wear a physical barrier to protect your skin such as a wide rimmed hat and glasses. After 48 hours, it is very important to apply a high factor sun cream daily for at least 6 months post treatment. Your skin will glow after a week and tighten in 6 weeks.
Open Channel treatment: If using a mesotherapy treatment, apply regularly during the 6 hours post treatment (wash hands prior to application). Sunscreen SPF 30-50 may be applied to the treated area 6 hours after treatment. Make-up can be worn 6 hours following treatment, however it is preferable to leave your skin clean. Avoid all active skin care products such as retinol, vitamin C, hydroquinine, salicylic acid and exfoliant face washes for 7 days after the treatment.
Apply your treatment.
Your first application should be at Elmira Studio.
Do not use any products on your skin except what you were given by your provider.
This means no moisturizers, makeup or sunscreen.
For 24 to 48 hours:
- No exercise.
- Avoid the sun.
- Avoid hot baths and showers.
- Drink lots of water.
-Avoid things that reduce inflammation, like ibuprofen, Amica, antihistamines, and ice. – Sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling.
After 24 hours:
You may now use makeup and sunscreen.
You may resume your normal skincare routine excluding retinols, glycolic acids
and vitamin C.
You may resume use of retinols, vitamin C, salicylic acid and glycolic acid. Do not exfoliate until after your skin has healed!
You may expect:
A sensation of heat, like a very strong sunburn may last for several hours on the day of treatment. Redness, swelling and treatment marks may last for 3 to 10 days depending on the level of treatment. Sloughing of skin with washing on days 3 to 5. Contact the office if you have excessive pain, oozing, crusting, blistering, or reappearance of swelling after the initial swelling has resolved.