Pre-Treatment and Aftercare Protocol for Resurfacing
If you are sick or have been sick any time in the last 30 days or exposed to someone who is coughing, sneezing, has fever, diarrhea, stomach ache or anything else WE CAN NOT SEE YOU. PLEASE RESCHEDULE.
We cannot treat with laser if any of these apply:
Pregnant or Nursing
Lupus (or any autoimmune deficiency disease), Epilepsy, Pacemaker, Diabetes, Heart Condition, AIDS, Hepatitis
Please DON'T STOP your medications without your doctor's permission!
We can't treat if you are:
Using Levulane, Acutane, or Metrogel Must be off at least 6 months.
Taking Tetracycline or any prescription ending in "azole" or "cycline" Must be off at least 2 weeks.
Taking Celebrex Must be off at least 3 days.
Taking Aspirin or any blood thinner Must be off at least 1 week.
Using ProActiv, Glycolic Acid, Retin-A, any retinol or retinoid products, any other acids or peels Must be off at least 1 week.
Do not tan or use tanning lotions for one week before.
These products are REQUIRED for ALL C02 TREATMENTS:
These products are REQUIRED but you may choose another brand:
These products are SUGGESTED:
TESTPATCH: You can use the Coconut Oil (great for relief of dryness) during your recovery if you are not allergic to nuts. PLEASE DO A TEST PATCH on your skin as soon as you can to make sure you have no allergies to coconut oil. If you swell or turn red, do NOT use Coconut Oil during procedure.
Minor discomfort: Mild burning typically lasts 2-6 hours.
Pin-point bleeding: Dot blood away with a Qtip and distilled water--NO TAP WATER.
Apply a light layer of Cicalfate. STERILE HANDS when applying anything to your skin.
1 hour later begin Coconut Oil (or do a test patch). Use as much Coconut Oil as you like throughout the rest of your recovery. Always allow one hour between Oil and Cicalfate.
DO NOT take medication other than your prescribed medication.
Before bed, apply a light layer of Cicalfate.
Use Saline Towelettes to clean UNTREATED areas near treated areas, such as neck or chest (when those are untreated).
Sleep elevated, if possible.
Day Two (day after treatment)
DAY 2: Same topicals as Day 1.
TEXT US A PICTURE (409-454-9502). "Monster day". Don't worry!
Drink lots of fluid, eat your favorite foods.
Do NOT exercise, or exert yourself. Do not clean house.
Don't go outside or get anything in or on your skin, except those listed above. NO SUN! All skin is different. You may look worse or slightly better than the client shown above.
DAY 3: Same topicals as Day 1.
TEXT US A PICTURE. You will be same or slightly improved from Day 2.
DAY 4-5: Same topicals as Day 1.
TEXT US A PICTURE. WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS via text, but usually on Day 4 you can take a steamy shower. Soak a textured cloth in hot water. Lay cloth on skin for a few minutes. Rinse and repeat a few times. NO SCRUNCHING OR PRESSURE. After you dry off, apply cicalfate.
DAY 6 FORWARD: Depending on your health and your body's healing abilities, you will have your "sandpaper" skin and can begin to GENTLY exfoliate by adding medium pressure when applying your hot-water-soaked-cloth in your next shower. After drying off, you should start to feel smooth patches (and still some rough patches). This process may take another week, but you can start wearing make-up again, if you have to. After Day 7, you should wear 25+ spf sunscreen for the next month whenever exposed to any sun. When all the dead skin is gone, you will see the results of the resurfacing part of your treatment. You may continue to be slightly red for up to a month. Red means the skin is still healing. **Worsening red with itching may indicate a skin infection -- call for antibiotics if you have this.
Do NOT exfoliate before instructed or you can irritate the skin and greatly slow your healing. WAIT, WAIT, WAIT for instructions to begin exfoliation. Take this ONE DAY AT A TIME! Thanks. :)
Somewhere between Day 3 to 10 "Sandpaper Skin"