Before treatment, you need to stay away from Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, and fish oils for seven days before your treatment. Avoid ASA (Aspirin) 2 weeks before treatment. (Talk with your doctor if you are undergoing ASA Therapy.)
Discontinue inflammatory drugs or antihistamines seven days before treatment. These nullify the treatment results, and your body’s inflammatory and histamine reactions are required post-procedure.
Do not undergo electrolysis, laser hair removal, depilatory creams, and waxing seven days before your treatment.
Avoid topical retinoids like tretinoin and retinoic acid (Retin-A, Refissa, or Renova) seven days before your procedure. A 3-month waiting time is requested after you stop using Accutane.
Notify the office if Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) has even been found in your body. You may require prophylactic therapy.
Bleeding at the injections site may occur, but this will stop in about ten minutes.
Minor redness and swelling will occur for 12 days.
Some flakiness and minor peeling will take place after a few days. Don’t pick at the loose skin. Inform our office if you experience extreme pain, redness, swelling, or drainage, as these side effects might signal an infection.
The first 72 hours after the treatment are the most crucial. Avoid heat and direct sunlight. Avoiding heat means simple day-to-day tasks such as gardening, sitting next to a fireplace or bonfire, and cooking over a hot stove for long periods.
Discontinue use of any Alpha Hydroxy products. You may return to your homecare regimen when the skin stops flaking and peeling. Use hydrating and reparative products. Products abundant in healing plus soothing components encourage healthy and new cell growth. Products with peptides, stem cells, antioxidants, Vitamin A, C, and E plus growth factors are generally good to use.
Use physical sunscreen. Apply sun protection products every 30-90 minutes. AVOID going outside without sun protection.