Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Aftercare Reminders for Microdermabrasion Treatments



After your procedure, it is recommended to observe the following in order to avoid any complications. This applies to both clinical procedures and at home microdermabrasion machines.

After 12 hours

  • No makeup or any topical skincare that is not cleared by the aesthetician. If you're doing at home microdermabrasion, included harsh creams and toners.

After 24 hours

  • No hair removal treatments like waxing, depilatories, etc. Men should close shave be before the treatment.
  • No swimming

After 48 hours

  • No collagen injections, Botox, or dermal fillers. If being done before the treatment, wait at l east 14 days to allow the fillers to settle in the skin.
  • No sun exposure including sun beds and saunas

After 72 hours

  • No using of hydroxy acids including AHA, retinoids, or glycolic acids
  • No using of heavy and strong creams
  • No using of mechanical exfoliation like facial wash with beads

General care

  • Make sure to wear sunscreen with a minimum spf of 30 and formulated for sensitive skin. This is to avoid hyperpigmentation.
  • Use moisturizers to hydrate the skin and prevent any peeling.
  • Choose products that have a pH of between 4.5 and 7. 
  • As a general rule, essential oils and organic botanical ingredients should not be used to avoid any allergic reactions.
  • If undergoing laser treatments, it is recommended that the laser treatments be finished before moving on to microdermabrasion for maintenance. Allow two weeks between the procedures.

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