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PRE & POST INSTRUCTIONS - Dermaplaning & Microdermabrasion

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation method that gently removes dead skin cells and vellus facial hair by stroking a specialty blade along the skin. This procedure is safe for most skin types and is recemmended for people who want smooth skin free of facial hair. 

Microdermabrasion is another physical exfoliation process which gently removes dead skin cells. This procedure uses a diamond-tipped wand to exfoliate dull, dead skin and suction to pull dirt and oil out of pores. This treatment is safe for most skin types and is recommended for people who have acneic skin, or larger pores.

How to Prepare for your Microdermabrasion -or- Dermaplaning Facial

  7 days before your treatment:

  • Make sure it has been at least 7 days since any face waxing procedure to avoid irritation. 

  • Avoid spending time under UV rays from the sun or tanning beds.

  • Wear an SPF 30+ daily.

  5 days before your treatment:

  • Stop all exfoliation products at home. This includes any: Retinol, AHA's (Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid) BHA's (Salicylic Acid), and Facial Polishes or Scrubs. Discontinuing at-home treatment will allow for the maximum results when you go in for your spa service.

  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids before your dermaplaning session. Drinking water will keep your skin hydrated, which is essential for healthy skin. Staying well-hydrated before and after can prevent any post-procedure swelling or discomfort.

  • Keep skin supple with Truth Treatments Trifecta -or- Circadia Blueberry & White Tea Hydrating Mist & Face Reality Hydrabalance plus a moisturizer.

  • Clients with herpes simplex infection should begin taking an anti-viral medication such as Acyclovir or Valacyclovir. If a prescription is needed, please call our office 1 week before your appointment. 

  • Wear an SPF 30+ daily.

  2 days before your treatment:

  • Inspect your face, neck and chest for wounds. It is important that the skin is healthy prior to treatment, and that there are no wounds/sores on the face, as the procedure could compromise the healing process.

 

Day of DermaPeel:

  • Avoid shaving the day of your exfoliating facial. 

  • Cleanse your skin with a Face Reality Gentle Cleanser -or- Truth Treatment Hyaluronic Honey Cleanser and refrain from using make-up.  

  • Arrive for your appointment in a relaxed state of mind. 

How to Care for your Skin after a Microdermabrasion -or- Dermaplaning Facial

Day of Exfoliating FacialFirst few hours – you may notice slight erythema (redness)

  • Avoid touching the treated area. Your freshly exfoliated skin may feel silky smooth, but may be more prone to acne from touching with unwashed hands. Also take care to avoid having a pet rub up against your exfoliated skin. 

  • Stay out of direct sunlight.

  • Avoid any activity which causes sweating as this may irritate freshly exfoliated skin. 

  • Do not use hot water to wash your face. Avoid hot tub, sauna, or steam bath for 24 hrs. 

  • Do not use makeup for 24 hours. 

  • Keep skin moisturized using Truth Treatments Trifecta -or- Circadia Blueberry & White Tea Hydrating Mist & Face Reality Hydrabalance plus a moisturizer as needed.

  • Cleanse Gently:  Cleanse your skin with cool water and Face Reality Gentle Cleanser -or- Truth Treatments Hyaluronic Honey Cleanser. Pat skin dry with a clean towel.

1-2 days after Exfoliating Facial: You may notice some dryness.

  • Avoid using harsh products on your skin. This includes any: Retinol, AHA's (Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid) BHA's (Salicylic Acid), and Facial Polishes or Scrubs.

  • Keep skin hydrated and moisturized.

  • Makeup is okay to apply. 

  • Apply sunscreen of SPF30+ daily, but take care to avoid direct sun exposure. 

4-5 days after Exfoliating Facial:

  • You may begin to introduce active ingredients such as: Retinol, Benzol Peroxide (Acne Med), AHA's (Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid) BHA's (Salicylic Acid back into your normal skin-care routine. It is best to test a small area of your face to check for sensitivity. Choose a small area of skin near your jaw close to your ear and apply products. Wash off if redness, burning, or irritation occurs. If not, you may apply over skin. 

  • Apply sunscreen of SPF30+ daily, but take care to avoid direct sun exposure. 

One Treatment is Great, but Multiple Exfoliating Facials Deliver Maximum Results!

Most patients should receive an Exfoliating Facial about once a every 4-6 weeks. Since the body naturally replaces skin cells and vellus hair each month, this ensures the old cells are removed and new, healthy skin cells are visible. In some cases, more or less frequent visits may be recommended based on the patient's specific needs.

          Vellus hair is thin, colorless hair also known as "peach fuzz". Dermaplaning will not cause the vellus hair to turn into verminal hair which is thicker, more dense and pigmented. In approximately 4-6 weeks, the vellus hair will return just as it was previously.  

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

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970-617-8486

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How do I care for my skin after having a chemical peel?

Half of the results from the treatment will be achieved in the clinic, but the other half are up to you. You need to care for your skin at home.

Cleansing, moisturizing, using sunscreen are highly recommended. Avoid direct sun exposure.

Do not peel off loose skin. Allow skin to exfoliate on its own.

Are chemical peels as scary as they seem?

In the hands of a well-trained, reputable professional you’ve got nothing to worry about!

These acids can be used safely, given that all potential risks and possible contraindications are fully assessed prior to treatment.

When to avoid a chemical peel?

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