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After Care Instructions

Recommended After Care for Face + Body Waxing

For the first 24-48 hours:

​-No tanning beds/sun bathing/self tanning

-Avoid hot tubs and saunas

-Use tepid water on the area treated

-No saltwater

-Avoid strenuous exercise

-Avoid sexual activity after intimate waxing

-No exfoliation

-Avoid tight-fitting clothing


​-Wait 24-48 hours after waxing service

-Exfoliate 3-5 per week


-Use as needed within the first 24-48 hours if product is approved by your esthetician

-Use daily

Order of Products:

Exfoliate, Serum, Lotion

-4 hours after treatment or before bed, wash with a gentle cleanser using you fingers only. Gently massage the face with lukewarm water, removing serum and other debris such as dried blood. Do not scrub, use a wash cloth or a Clarisonic brush. Cleanse areas treated twice a day. Do not use exfoliating products for 72 hours.

-Cold compresses may be applied following treatment for comfort. If neck or décolletage are treated, the redness might last slightly longer.
-Apply moisturizer provided and human growth factor serum if applicable.

-Do not exercise for 24 hours after treatment and avoid strenuous activities for two to three days after treatment.

-Avoid saunas, steam rooms, hot baths or showers until redness is gone.

-Continue to avoid sun exposure to the treatment areas and apply a broad spectrum sunblock with SPF minimum of 30. Apply it at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and repeat after every two hours of sun exposure.

-After 2-3 days clients can return to regular skin care products or as soon as it is comfortable to do so.
-Avoid waxing, facials, botox, injectable fillers or any other skin care treatment two weeks after treatment.

-New cell regeneration requires at least 6-8 oz. glasses of water a day (if you already drink that- increase by 2 glasses)
-If skin becomes painful, swollen, red or inflamed, please notify us immediately, as this may represent an infection or allergic reaction that may require treatment.

Recommended After Care for Microneedling

Recommended After Care for Non-Surgical Hair Restoration

-Do not shampoo or apply anything else to the treatment area for 24 hours. Rinsing with tepid water is okay. If applicable, apply the remainder of your growth factor solution to the treated area.

-Cold compresses may be applied following treatment for comfort. Wrap your cool pack in a clean cloth.

-Avoid working out and vigorous sweating until redness subsides (at least 24 hours).

-Avoid saunas, steam rooms, hot baths or showers until redness is gone.

-Avoid sun exposure to the treatment areas and apply a broad spectrum sunblock with SPF 30+ or wear a clean hat. Reapply SPF after every two hours of sun exposure.

-After 2 days you should resume use of the Home Hair System or as soon as it is comfortable to do so. This system should be used in-between in office treatments and for maintenance once treatments are complete.

-If skin becomes painful, swollen, red or inflamed, please notify Face Forward Aesthetics immediately.

Recommended After Care for
Plasma Pen Skin Tightening

Immediately Following Treatment:

-You may experience a “stinging” sensation in the treated area(s) immediately after treatment. This is normal and it generally only lasts for about an hour.

-If the treated area is swollen, you may apply ice packs covered with a clean cloth. Do NOT apply ice directly onto the skin, as this can cause damage to the tissue. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or steroids, if possible.

-If you are receiving a Plasma Pen treatment anywhere on your face or neck, we recommend you sleep on your back with your head elevated to reduce swelling.

-Do NOT cleanse the treated area until the following day. You may rinse with tepid water. Apply a thin layer of the Growth Factor Solution (if applicable) & Miracle Soothing Balm before bed.

-Do NOT exercise 48-72 hours after treatment or expose yourself to any heat, steam or sweat because this can intensify the inflammation that’s already present.

-Your technician will provide you with after care products and instructions.You must follow the provided aftercare protocol to expedite the healing process.

-The area that has been treated must NOT be covered with occlusive dressing, make-up, or any other products until the area has fully healed. You may usethe provided aftercare kit or topicals recommended by your provider.

-It is highly unlikely you will ever get an infection from a Plasma Pen treatment, as the wound we cause is not open. However, the first 12 hours post-treatment is vital in protecting you from any potential infection, so please avoid any activities where you could expose yourself to contaminants.

-You may return to work the following day. However, you will not look your absolute best during the initial healing process (approximately 7 days).

-Expect redness, swelling and inflammation for the first 1 to 5 days post-treatment. This is normal but will usually be of a minor nature.

-Avoid swimming or chlorinated water as it can increase irritation.

Following Days After Your Treatment:

-It is normal for the area that has been treated to be red/pink, swollen and feel tight and dry. Occasional weeping is normal and will settle.

-Tiny crusts will quickly form on the treated area. These may be visible for up to about a week. Do NOT pick crusts off as this will delay the healing process and could cause hyperpigmentation and scarring.

-The area(s) treated may be cleansed daily with room temperature water and your fingers. Avoid using washcloths or any other washing devices. Do NOT be tempted to rub, brush or exfoliate the area in any way to aid in the removal of the crusts. Pat dry with a clean towel.

-Do NOT stand with your face under a hot shower for the first 3-4 days. This could increase swelling. Try to avoid shower gels or hair products running on to your face as this could cause irritation and inflammation. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water if products do come into contact with the area(s) treated and gently pat dry.

-Do NOT sunbath/sun tanning beds for 10–12 week post procedure.

-Do NOT have any other facial/waxing  treatments in the same treatment area while your skin is healing (12 weeks).

-Keep scabs/crusts moist by applying provided aftercare three times a day – but only in small amounts, do not soak the area.

-No shaving the treated area until it is fully healed.

-If you have had treatment around your eyes, you should avoid wearing contact lenses for 72 hours after your treatment.

-Once the scabs have fallen off (approximately 7 days), your skin may be a little pink. You may begin to apply your normal foundation/sunblock but avoid using skincare products containing glycolic/ salicylic/ retinoic/AHA/ scrubs or any other active exfoliating ingredients/devices for at least 21 days. Please, no makeup until scabs have fallen off, unless it has been approved by your technician.

-Avoid sun exposure. Once the scabs have fallen off, you must wear a physical sunblock (zinc & titanium) and a hat while your skin is in the healing stages and you should continue to do so for at least the next 12 weeks to avoid hyperpigmentation.

Recommended After Care for Chemical Peels

-Avoid working out and vigorous sweating until redness subsides. This includes: hot yoga, saunas, hot showers, and steam rooms.

-Do not pick your skin. Using fingers to remove the dead skin can lead to possible scarring. You can use brow scissors if you have a dead piece of skin hanging off your face.

-Avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks and reapply sunscreen every two hours. Your skin is much more susceptible to sun damage and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation following a chemical peel.

-Do not remove any of the dry, dead skin with any sort of exfoliation during the peeling process. All facial scrubs, acids and Clarisonic Cleansing Brushes are off limits until the skin stops shedding.

-If skin becomes painful, swollen, red or inflamed, please notify Face Forward Aesthetics immediately.

-No facial waxing for 1-2 weeks, depending on the intensity of the peel.

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