• We recommend you avoid sun tanning or a tanning bed for 6 weeks before your treatment. Ideally, we recommend using a 50- SPF to prep your skin for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment, especially if you are naturally darker skinned.

  • Discontinue any use of topical Retin-A products a minimum of 10 days prior to treatment, and Retinol products a minimum of 3 days prior to treatment.

  • Do not exercise right after a treatment because any heat, steam, or sweat could add to the inflammation. Excessive sweating should be avoided for 7-10 days during the healing process. 

  • We recommend you do not wear makeup in the area treated during the 7-10 day healing process because the application and/or removal of makeup could prematurely disrupt the scabs.

  • Do not apply cold packs or ice packs during the swelling period, as icing will inhibit the inflammation process that we want to happen naturally.

  • Facial areas that have been treated must not be covered with bandages, occlusive dressing or any type of make-up, mascara, creams or any other product until the area has fully healed.

  • If you have received facial treatment, we recommend you sleep on your back with your head elevated to minimize swelling

  • Do not pick crusts or tiny scabs off as this will delay the healing process and could cause scarring.

  • Do not stand with your face under a hot shower or direct water from shower head for the first 3 days after treatment. This could increase swelling. Try to avoid shower gels or hair products running onto your face as this could cause irritation. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water if products are applied to the area(s) treated and gently pat dry.

  • Shaving in the area treated should be avoided until it is fully healed.

  • Once the crusts have all fallen off you may apply your normal make-up but avoid using skincare products containing Glycolic or any other active exfoliating ingredients as this will cause irritation.

  • You may not use saunas or tanning beds during the 10 -12-week healing period 

  • Minimize sun exposure with shading, hats, avoiding midday sun, and masks for perioral treatments until you can apply sunscreen to treated areas, typically 7-10 days.

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol

CHARLESTON AESTHETICS   I   ​843-762-9014 

125 Wappoo Creek Dr. Bldg. C,  Suite 1, Charleston, SC  29412

Monday-Friday, 9am–5pm*

*Late and weekend appointments available upon request