- Pregnant/ Breastfeeding
- Pacemaker or neurostimulation device
- Hydrate – moisturize skin in the morning and in the evening. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to completely hydrate your skin and optimize your treatment results.
- Medications – you may be provided a prescription for anti-viral medication prophylaxis 3-4 days prior to the procedure if you are undergoing a deeper peel or have a history of herpes simplex to avoid an outbreak.
- Topical retinoid should be discontinued 3-4 days prior to treatment.
- Avoid any prolonged direct exposure to the sun. Avoid self-tanner and spray tanning for 7-10 days prior to treatment.
- Avoid taking anticoagulation for 10 days before treatment, if medical condition allows.
- Arrive for treatment with clean skin or numbing cream if directed. There should be no lotion, make-up, perfume, powder, bath/shower oils present on the skin.
- Most patients will experience a clinical endpoint of erythema (redness) for 1-3 days. Slight to moderate edema (swelling) and a moderate sunburn sensation may last longer. Skin may crust and peel 2-7 days depending on treatment settings.
- No bandages or wraps necessary.
- Use water ONLY for the first 24 hours. Then you may resume your normal skincare routine.
- Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation. The use of SPF 50+ after 48 hours.
- Multiple treatments over a period of several months may be required to achieve desired response.