Pre/Post Care

  • Regular Facial

    Pre-Treatment Instructions

    3 days before - discontinue exfoliation/retinols/retinoids/AHA/BHA

    1 week prior - wear an SPF 30 or higher. Sunburnt & freshly tanned skin can be treated but it will be focused on healing and repairing your skin.

    1 week prior - discontinue shaving & waxing

    2 weeks prior - no Botox or Fillers

    This treatment is pregnancy/breast feeding safe

    If you are on Accutane or have been in the last six months, the facial treatment will be fairly gentle and focus on healing the skin

    If you have an active cold sore, wait until it’s healed before booking your treatment

    If you have an important event coming up, please schedule your facial one week prior

    It’s important to note any medical conditions or medications (topical or oral) on your intake form, and/or if you are being treated by a physician for any conditions

    Post-Treatment Instruction

    Drink plenty of water. This helps keep your skin hydrated

    Stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible for a few days. Wear an SPF 30+ and be diligent about re-applying SPF

    Do not shower or bath with hot/steaming water, this may be irritating to your skin

    Wait 1 - 2 days to wear makeup

    Wait 1 - 2 days before getting sweaty, no strenuous exercise. Cleanse and moisturize after sweating

    Wait 3 - 5 days to to exfoliate, reincorporate retinol, alpha hydroxy acids, and salicylic acid into your routine. If you experience stinging/burning, wait a few more days

    Wait 3 days before going to a steam room, swimming pool, sauna, or hot tub

    Wait 1 week before waxing

    It is normal for your skin to flake a few days after your facial. It’s also normal if you do not experience flaking.

    Do not pick, pop, pull, rub, scratch or squeeze your skin, your skin is more likely to scar. If you experience flaking, do not pull it off

    Wash your hands before touching your face. Wipe down your phone and glasses (anything that touches your face) often. Change your face cloth and face towel at least every other day. Wash your pillowcase weekly

    You can rebook as soon as two weeks for facial treatments

  • Dermaplaning/Chemical Peels/Hydrodermabrasion

    Pre-Treatment Instructions

    3 days before - discontinue exfoliation/retinols/retinoids/AHA/BHA

    1 week prior - stay out of direct sunlight and wear an SPF 30 or higher. Sunburnt or tanned skin cannot be dermaplaned

    1 week prior - discontinue shaving & waxing

    2 weeks prior - no Botox or Fillers

    6 months prior - must be off Accutane/similar medications

    Dermaplaning & Hydrodermabrasion are not suitable for those with moderate to severe rosacea, moderate to severe acne, and extremely sensitive skin.

    Dermaplaning & Hydrodermabrasion are pregnancy/breast feeding safe

    Chemical peels are not pregnancy/breast feeding safe

    If you have an active cold sore, wait until it’s healed before booking your treatment

    If you have an important event coming up, please schedule your dermaplaning 7 to 10 days prior

    It’s important to note any medical conditions or medications (topical or oral) on your intake form, and/or if you are being treated by a physician for any conditions as certain conditions affect how the skin reacts


    Post-Treatment Instructions

    Drink plenty of water. This helps keep your skin hydrated

    Do not shower or bath with hot/steaming water, this may be irritating to your skin

    Day of treatment and for three days after:

    Use a gentle cleanser & massage with fingertips into damp skin for 60 seconds. Rinse with lukewarm water, and pat face dry (no rubbing) with a clean towel. In the morning, repeat this routine and after moisturizer, apply SPF 30+ generously. Reapply SPF every 2-3 hours.

    Hydrating serums like TheraGenesis Recovery Serum, Hydra Quench Serum & Bion Hydrating Gelee are beneficial to use after your treatment

    If your skin feels tight or dry, reapply your moisturizer as often as needed with clean hands

    It is normal for your skin to flake/purge a few days after. It’s also normal if you do not experience flaking

    Do not pick, pop, pull, scratch or squeeze your skin. Your skin is more likely to scar. If you experience flaking, do not pull it off. Allow the skin to fall off on its own

    Stay out of direct sunlight for 5 days (as much as possible), and be diligent about re-applying SPF 30+. Wear a hat if you cannot avoid direct sunlight. Start incorporating an SPF 30+ into your daily routine

    Wait 2 to 3 days before wearing makeup

    Wait 2 days before getting sweaty, no strenuous exercise

    Wait 3 days before going to steam room, sauna, swimming pool or hot tub.

    Wait 7 days to exfoliate, reincorporate retinol, alpha hydroxy acids, and salicylic acid into your routine. If you have a stinging/burning reaction, wait a few more days

    Wait 1 week before waxing

    Wash your hands before touching your face. Wipe down your phone and glasses (anything that touches your face) often

  • Microneedling

    Pre-Treatment Instructions

    6 to 12 months - Must be off Accutane or similar medications

    30 Days Prior - No laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, or other intensive treatments

    14 Days Prior:

    No chemical peels, enzyme peels, dermaplaning or other exfoliating treatments.

    No Botox or Fillers less than two weeks prior or after

    3 Days Prior:

    Discontinue use of Retinols, Retin-A's and other Vitamin A topical products

    Discontinue use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Salicylic Acid

    You cannot have microneedling if you have:

    A blood clotting disorder, and/or take blood thinning medications, Severe acne, Collagen vascular diseases/autoimmune disorders that affect collagen (lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.), Diabetes, History of keloid scars (thick, raised scars), Are pregnant/breast feeding

    Stay out of direct sunlight. Sun burnt or tanned skin cannot receive microneedling

    If you have an active cold sore, wait until it’s healed before booking your treatment

    If you have an important event coming up, schedule microneedling two to three weeks prior

    It’s important to note any medical conditions or medications (topical or oral) on your intake form since they can affect how the skin reacts

    Bring a clean hat to your microneedling treatment if possible

    Post-Treatment Instructions

    Drink plenty of water. This helps keep your skin hydrated and aids in the healing process

    Avoid heat such as opening ovens, hot stove tops, and hot showers for a few days. Wait until the following day to shower, using lukewarm water

    Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your face. Wipe down your phone, glasses (anything that touches your face) often

    Plan to stay inside for the remainder of the day.

    Avoid direct sun exposure for 14 days. I recommend wearing a hat to protect your skin.

    Day to day activities are okay, but please do not plan outdoor excursions for two weeks (hiking, skiing, snowboarding, sunny destinations, etc.).

    Wait 5 days to use your own skincare products. I will provide you with at-home care products to use. This will ensure you get the best results possible.

    Aftercare instructions:

    Wash your hands before touching your face

    First 24 hours - Do not apply any products to your skin except for provided Micro Balm. Do not apply SPF for the first 24 hours. Wear a clean hat if you have to go outside.

    If you start to feel dry/tight within the first 24 hours - warm up a small amount of Micro Balm on your fingertips. Gently pat Micro Balm onto your skin, do not rub. Reapply as often as needed.

    24 hours after microneedling (wait until evening if 24 hours falls during the day): Put small amount of provided Micro Tonic on a cotton pad and gently wipe face. Gently pat the skin with provided serum. Follow with provided night time moisturizer. Over top of moisturizer, apply Micro Balm.

    For 4 days: In the morning - cleanse with Micro Tonic on cotton pad. Follow with serum, Micro Balm & SPF. Evening - cleanse with Micro Tonic on cotton pad, apply serum, night time moisturizer, and Micro Balm. If you feel tight/dry during the day, (with clean hands) re-apply Micro Balm, then re-apply SPF.

    Re-apply SPF every couple hours (even if inside or in a car, UVA rays pass through windows). Be sure to wash hands before re-applying SPF

    5 days after microneedling: you may go back to your normal cleanser, moisturizer and SPF. If you have after care products remaining, you can continue to use them until they are done

    It is normal for skin to flake/lightly peel after microneedling. Let the skin fall off on it’s own if it’s flaking

    Do not pick/pull/squeeze. You are risking scarring/pigment changes to your skin

    Apply SPF 30+ when you go outside. Reapply SPF every 3 hours. It’s recommended to wear hat for two weeks.

    Wait 5 days before wearing makeup, make sure makeup brushes are clean

    Wait 4 to 5 days before getting sweaty, no strenuous exercise

    Wait 7 days before going to steam room, sauna, swimming pool or hot tub

    Wait 7 days to exfoliate, reincorporate retinol, alpha hydroxy acids, and salicylic acid into your routine. If you have a stinging/burning reaction, wait a few more days

    Wait 4 weeks before waxing

    Wait 30 days before any professional exfoliation treatment such as laser, chemical peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasions, and a follow up microneedling treatment unless advised otherwise.

  • Microchanneling

    Pre-Treatment Instructions

    6 to 12 months - Must be off Accutane or similar medications

    30 Days Prior - No laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, or other intensive treatments

    14 Days Prior:

    No chemical peels, enzyme peels, dermaplaning or other exfoliating treatments.

    No Botox or Fillers less than two weeks prior or after

    3 Days Prior:

    Discontinue use of Retinols, Retin-A's and other Vitamin A topical products

    Discontinue use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Salicylic Acid

    You cannot have microchanneling if you have:

    A blood clotting disorder, and/or take blood thinning medications, Severe acne, Collagen vascular diseases/autoimmune disorders that affect collagen (lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.), Diabetes, History of keloid scars (thick, raised scars), Are pregnant/breast feeding

    Stay out of direct sunlight. Sun burnt or tanned skin cannot receive microchanneling

    If you have an active cold sore, wait until it’s healed before booking your treatment

    It’s important to note any medical conditions or medications (topical or oral) on your intake form since they can affect how the skin reacts

    Post Treatment Instructions

    Drink plenty of water. This helps keep your skin hydrated and aids in the healing process

    Avoid heat such as opening ovens, hot stove tops, and hot showers for a few days.

    Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your face. Wipe down your phone, glasses (anything that touches your face) often

    Avoid direct sun exposure for 5 days.

    Wait a few days to use your own skincare products. I will provide you with at-home care products to use. This will ensure you get the best results possible.

    Aftercare instructions:

    Wash your hands before touching your face

    Evening: Cleanse with a gentle cleanser, apply provided serum followed by provided moisturizer.

    Morning: Same steps, and apply SPF after moisturizer

    Do not pick/pull/squeeze. You are risking scarring/pigment changes to your skin

    Apply SPF 30+ when you go outside. Reapply SPF every 3 hours. It’s recommended to wear hat for two weeks.

    Wait 3 days before wearing makeup, make sure makeup brushes are clean

    Wait 3 days before getting sweaty, no strenuous exercise

    Wait 3 days before going to steam room, sauna, swimming pool or hot tub

    Wait 5 days to exfoliate, reincorporate retinol, alpha hydroxy acids, and salicylic acid into your routine. If you have a stinging/burning reaction, wait a few more days

    Wait 5 days before waxing

    Wait two weeks before any professional exfoliation treatment such as laser, chemical peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasions, and a follow up microneedling treatment unless advised otherwise.

  • Waxing

    Pre-Treatment Instructions

    Day of waxing - Clean, lotion-free skin is best for waxing

    Will need at least 3 weeks (1/4” or grain of rice) of hair growth for waxing to be effective

    Sensitivity to pain may be increased a few days prior and/or during a menstrual cycle

    Relax! It's never as bad as you think it's going to be. The more relaxed you are, the less discomfort there will be

    6 Months Prior - Off Accutane/similar medication

    21 Days Prior - No Professional Skin Exfoliation in the area to be waxed. This could include Laser/IPL treatments, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, etc. The skin will be compromised and is more likely to lift/tear/bruise. If you're not sure, please ask

    14 days Prior:

    No Botox or Filler in the area being waxed

    Discontinue use of any type of prescription Retinol/Retin-A/Vitamin A or a derivative of these in the area to be waxed. These ingredients make the skin more likely to lift/tear/bruise. You are free to resume the use of these products a few days after your wax appointment

    Discontinue use of topical or oral steroid and antibiotic medication 14 days prior to your appointment. These make the skin more likely to lift/tear/bruise

    48 Hours Prior:

    No sun tanning in the sun or in a tanning bed. Keep area to be waxed covered and apply SPF 30+ liberally. Sun exposed skin can lift and/or bruise easily. The waxing service cannot be performed if your skin is sunburnt, tanned, visibly red or irritated

    Discontinue use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (Glycolic, Lactic, etc), Salicylic Acid. Skin is more likely to lift/tear/bruise. You are free to resume the use of these products a few days after your wax appointment

    If you have an active cold sore breakout in the area to be waxed, please wait until it’s healed

    It’s important to note any medical conditions or medications (topical or oral) on your intake form, and/or if you are being treated by a physician for any conditions

    Post-Treatment Instructions

    For 3 days:

    Stay out of the sun, apply SPF 30+ and keep the waxed area covered

    Avoid tanning (sunbathing, tanning beds and fake tans)

    Shower/bath using lukewarm water

    Avoid getting sweaty

    Avoid hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and swimming pools

    Avoid scratching, picking, pulling or rubbing the area

    Wear clean, loose fitting clothes

    Avoid deodorants, antiperspirants, or powders in the waxed area

    You may apply a lightweight, unscented lotion and/or aloe vera

    Some soreness, red bumps, and redness are common and perfectly normal reactions 24 to 48 hours after your treatment, especially if this is your first time waxing. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions

    After 3 Days:

    Exfoliate the area gently with a clean loofah, clean dry brush, or clean exfoliating glove. Doing this a couple times a week helps prevent ingrown hairs. Apply a gentle lotion to the area with clean hands. Do not over exfoliate or exfoliate roughly as this will be too irritating, compromise the skin and can cause ingrown hairs

    Moisturize every day to keep the skin supple and to help new hairs grow through normally

    In Between Treatments:

    Please don’t shave. This can cause more discomfort the next time you wax

    Gently exfoliate 2 times a week with a clean loofah, dry brush, or exfoliating glove to help prevent ingrown hairs

    Apply lotion daily

    You may notice a small amount of re-growth roughly a week after if this is your first time waxing. This is normal. It can take up to four treatments to get the hair on the same growth cycle

    To maintain smooth appearance, pre-book your waxing appointments every 4 to 6 weeks! Consistency is important

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