- Do not consume any blood thinning agents such as aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal medications, or supplements such as grapeseed extract, Vitamin E, fish oil, etc.
- Avoid exposure to sun or tanning beds that could result in red, peeling, or swollen skin
- Avoid invasive and minimally invasive skin procedures in the procedure area. **If you are currently taking any type of blood thinners under the direction of a physician, please discuss this with your treating physician.
1 Day Prior to Procedure:
- Shave excessive facial hair, beard, and/or mustache. When possible, use an electric-powered shaver to minimize the potential for skin abrasions and cuts.
Day of Procedure:
- The skin on your face, chin, and neck should be free of makeup, lotions, and other skincare products
- Wear clothes that are comfortable; avoid shirts that have a high neck or collar.
- Plan on 1 hour for the procedure.
- Refrain from the following activities until your skin has fully healed and has no open wounds, and holes have closed: Shaving, waxing, makeup and skin care products, using tanning beds and sunless tanning creams; scrubbing, scratching and/or picking at the treated area(s); contact sports or any activity that could cause injury to the treated site; submerging the treated area in water such as pools, whirlpools, oceans, etc.; and activities that result in overheating, such as long exposure to hot baths, spas, or excessive exercise. Speak with your procedure provider who may have additional post procedure care.
- Cleanse the treated area twice daily with water and a mild facial cleanser, pat dry with a clean towel. Do not scrub the treated area.
- Follow each cleansing with a light film of petrolatum until healed or as directed by your physician.
- When cleaning your skin, use a clean towel each time to pat dry, or use a paper towel and discard after each use. Do not share your towels.
- Avoid direct and prolonged sun exposure.
- Do not pick or scratch the treated area.
- Avoid sleeping on your face.
- Use a clean mask every day; change the mask during the day if soiled.
- Once skin has healed, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen ≥ 30 SPF
Consult your physician for additional pre- and post-procedure care.