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Thank you for trusting us to perform your treatment.  You will find below the post-care instructions for each treatment we offer. Simply click below on the treatment you received to jump to the relevant instructions:

 

Please call or text us at (254) 781-8169 with any questions or concerns. If it is after hours or on weekends, please text us and we will get back to you shortly. If it is a medical emergency, please call 911.

Botox Post Care Instructions

  1.    Visible bumps may be seen at the injection sites. These are normal and may last up to a few hours.
  2.    Botox will start to work in 2-7 days and peak in about 2 weeks. Please note, if additional product is needed, it will not be injected until 14 days after you initial injection.
  3.    Do not lie down for 4 hours post injection.
  4.    Do not massage the treatment area.
  5.    Do not do strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours following your injection.
  6.    Do not get a massage, microdermabrasion or any other activity that may elevate your core body temperature.
  7.    If forehead was treated, do not wear hat or headband for 48 hours.
  8.    You may cleanse your face normally this evening but please do not massage the injected area. If you routinely use a Clarisonic brush, do not use tonight. Also, do not use any abrasive exfoliates or scrubs.
  9.    Bruising may be seen. This happens in a small percentage of treatments but will not affect your treatment results. There also may be some discomfort associated with it. Bruising should resolve within one week. The use of Arnica Montana (available at health food stores) may help with bruising. It is available both topically (as a gel) or orally.
  10. Cosmetic, moisturizers, lotions may be used 1 hour after treatment, but do not apply extreme pressure or do anything that may cause discomfort.
  11. Exercising the muscles in the treated area may help the product get into the muscle fast, but has not effect on the overall efficacy of the treatment. (You can “make faces” up to 10 times per hour for the first few hours after treatment).
  12. Headaches may be a possible side effect. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be used as needed.
  13. Sensitivity or blurry vision is possible for 2-3 days post treatment. Wear sunglasses and moisturize eyes with moisturizing eye drops.
  14. Flu-like symptoms are rare, but may last 2-3 days. Fluids, rest and Tylenol may be used for pain.
  15. Any symptoms or problems other than those listed above should be reported to About Face Anti-Aging Institute.  Call or text 254-781-8169 (you will receive a reply via text after hours and on weekends).


MEDICATION GUIDE BOTOX® BOTOX® Cosmetic (Boe-tox) (onabotulinumtoxinA) for Injection

What is the most important information I should know about BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening, including:

  • Problems breathing or swallowing
  • Spread of toxin effects

These problems can happen hours, days, to weeks after an injection of BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems after
treatment with BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic:

1. Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. These problems can happen hours, days, to weeks after an injection of BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic usually because the muscles that you use to breathe and swallow can become weak after the injection. Death can happen as a complication if you have severe problems with swallowing or breathing after treatment with BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic.

  • People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them breathe. These people may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic.
  • Swallowing problems may last for several months. People who cannot swallow well may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic have the highest risk of getting these problems.
  1. Spread of toxin effects. In some cases, the effect of botulinum away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. The symptoms of botulism include:
  • loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body
  • double vision
  • blurred vision and drooping eyelids
  • hoarseness or change or loss of voice (dysphonia)
  • trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria)
  • loss of bladder control
  • trouble breathing
  • trouble swallowing

These symptoms can happen hours, days, to weeks after you receive an injection of BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic. These problems could make it unsafe for you to drive a car or do other dangerous activities. See “What should I avoid while receiving BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic?”

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect away from the injection site when BOTOX has been used at the recommended dose to treat chronic migraine, severe underarm sweating, blepharospasm, or strabismus, or when BOTOX Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines and/or crow’s feet lines.

What are BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used:

  • to treat overactive bladder symptoms such as a strong need to urinate with leaking or wetting accidents (urge urinary incontinence), a strong need to urinate right away (urgency), and urinating often (frequency) in adults when another type of medicine (anticholinergic) does not work well enough or cannot be taken.
  • to treat leakage of urine (incontinence) in adults with overactive bladder due to neurologic disease when another type of medicine (anticholinergic) does not work well enough or cannot be taken.
  • to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more days each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day.
  • to treat increased muscle stiffness in elbow, wrist, and finger muscles in adults with upper limb spasticity.
  • to treat increased muscle stiffness in ankle and toe muscles in adults with lower limb spasticity.
  • to treat the abnormal head position and neck pain that happens with cervical dystonia (CD) in adults.
  • to treat certain types of eye muscle problems (strabismus) or abnormal spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm) in people 12 years and older.

BOTOX is also injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough. BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time (temporary). BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into the area around the side of the eyes to improve the look of crow’s feet lines in adults for a short period of time (temporary). You may receive treatment for frown lines and crow’s feet lines at the same time. It is not known whether BOTOX is safe or effective in people younger than:

  • 18 years of age for treatment of urinary incontinence
  • 18 years of age for treatment of chronic migraine
  • 18 years of age for treatment of spasticity
  • 16 years of age for treatment of cervical dystonia
  • 18 years of age for treatment of hyperhidrosis
  • 12 years of age for treatment of strabismus or blepharospasm BOTOX Cosmetic is not recommended for use in children younger than 18 years of age. It is not known whether BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic are safe or effective to prevent headaches in people with migraine who have 14 or fewer headache days each month (episodic migraine). It is not known whether BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic are safe or effective for other types of muscle spasms or for severe sweating anywhere other than your armpits.

Who should not take BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic?

Do not take BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic if you:

  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic . See the end of this Medication Guide for a list of ingredients in BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic .
  • had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® , Dysport® , or Xeomin®
  • have a skin infection at the planned injection site
  • are being treated for urinary incontinence and have a urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • are being treated for urinary incontinence and find that you cannot empty your bladder on your own (only applies to people who are not routinely catheterizing)


What should I tell my doctor before taking BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic?
 

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome). See “What is the most important information I should know about BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic?”
  • have allergies to any botulinum toxin product
  • had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past
  • have or have had a breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema
  • have or have had swallowing problems
  • have or have had bleeding problems
  • have plans to have surgery
  • had surgery on your face
  • have weakness of your forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows • have drooping eyelids
  • have any other change in the way your face normally looks
  • have symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) and are being treated for urinary incontinence. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection may include pain or burning with urination, frequent urination, or fever.
  • have problems emptying your bladder on your own and are being treated for urinary incontinence
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby.
  • are breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic passes into breast milk. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products. Using BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic in the past. Especially tell your doctor if you:
  • have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months
  • have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) in the past.

Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received.

  • have recently received an antibiotic by injection
  • take muscle relaxants
  • take an allergy or cold medicine
  • take a sleep medicine
  • take anti-platelets (aspirin-like products) and/or anti-coagulants (blood thinners)

Ask your doctor if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How should I take BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic?

  • BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic is an injection that your doctor will give you.
  • BOTOX is injected into your affected muscles, skin, or bladder.
  • BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into your affected muscles.
  • Your doctor may change your dose of BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic, until you and your doctor find the best dose for you.
  • Your doctor will tell you how often you will receive your dose of BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic injections.

 

What should I avoid while taking BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities. See “W hat is the most important information I should know about BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic?”

What are the possible side effects of BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic can cause serious side effects. See “What is the most important information I should know about BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic?” Other side effects of BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic include:

  • dry mouth
  • discomfort or pain at the injection site
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • neck pain
  • eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your
  • eyelids, and dry eyes.
  • urinary tract infection in people being treated for urinary incontinence
  • painful urination in people being treated for urinary incontinence
  • inability to empty your bladder on your own and are being treated for urinary incontinence. If you have difficulty fully emptying your bladder after getting BOTOX, you may need to use disposable selfcatheters to empty your bladder up to a few times each day until your bladder is able to start emptying again.
  • allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic may include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA1088.

General information about BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic:

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about BOTOX and BOTOX
Cosmetic. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or
pharmacist for information about BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic that is written for healthcare
professionals.

What are the ingredients in BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic?

Active ingredient: botulinum toxin type A
Inactive ingredients: human albumin and sodium chloride

Cryoskin Slimming Pre and Post Care Instructions

 Before Your Slimming Session:

  1. Do not eat sugar or carbohydrates 2 hours before and after a Cryoskin slimming session.   This applies to all kind of sugars (pasta, rice, bread, chewing gum, stevia, cereals, fruit…). The cold weakens and retracts the adipocyte (fat storage cell) and consuming sugar will return immediate energy to these cells, so the apoptosis (cell death) effect will be less efficient and can even be canceled.
  2. Do not exercise for 2 hours before a session. It will be harder to cool the body down and complete the slimming effectively.

After Your Slimming Session:

    1. Exercise is encouraged immediately after a session in order to stimulate the lymphatic system.  The lymphatic system takes 15 days to complete an entire cycle. Results will improve over the 2 weeks following the session. Additional slimming sessions can be completed 2 weeks after a treatment.
    2.  IT IS VITAL TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AFTER A SESSION IN ORDER TO FLUSH THE CELLULAR DEBRIS THROUGH THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM AND OUT OF THE BODY. AT A MINIMUM 1.5L OF WATER SHOUD BE CONSUMED DAILY FOLLOWING THE SESSION.
    3.  For best results, maintain the best possible diet and lifestyle to accompany the treatment.

  1.     As the body the body flushes the lymphatic system, it is not unusual to have your urine become more concentrated around day 3. This may result in a strong odor and a darker than normal appearance.

Dermal Filler Post-Care Instructions

    1. A cold compress may be applied immediately after treatment to reduce swelling.
    2. A few hours after treatment the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
    3. Until there is no redness or swelling, avoid exposure of the treated area to intense heat (sun lamp or sun bathing).
    4. If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another occurrence. Speak to your physician about medications that may minimize a recurrence.
    5. Avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of Vitamin E supplements for one week after treatment. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

 

  1. Some visible lumps may occur temporarily following the injection.
  2. If you are considering laser treatment, chemical peels, Microdermabrasion or Hydro Plus treatments, wait 2 weeks to schedule appointment.
  3. If you develop fever, redness, pain call or text our office.
  4. IF YOU DEVELOP VISION CHANGES, REPORT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY.
  5. Follow-up in 2 weeks or sooner if needed.

Dermaplaning Pre and Post Treatment Instructions:

Before Your Treatment:

  1. Please let your provider know if you are on any medications (topical and/or oral), have any medical conditions, or are being treated by a physician for any conditions.
  2. Let your provider know if you have been diagnosed with cold sores or herpes simplex.
  3. Wait 7 days after receiving Botox or Dermal Fillers to receive Dermaplaning treatments.
  4. One week prior to treatment:  do not shave, wax, have chemical peels or aggressive exfoliation
  5. 3 days before treatment: Avoid topical products such as Tretinion (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, Hydroquinone or other “Anti-Aging”, “Acne”, and “Bleaching” products.

Day of Treatment:   

    Please do not wear make-up, if possible.
  1. There is no pain or discomfort during the Dermaplaning procedure. It is best to relax and allow your provider to move and manipulate the position of your head and face.
  2. Try to remain still. Gum chewing is prohibited during the treatment and talking will be restricted by your provider at certain key times during the treatment.

Dermaplaning Post Procedure Instructions: 

  1. You may experience slight peeling for the first few days. Slight windburn sensation and/or blotchiness is normal for the first few days.
  2. After the treatment, some skin care products can be irritating for the first 2 days. Use a gentle, non-active cleanser and apply moisturizer at least twice daily for a minimum of 7 days post treatment.
  3. Every morning apply an SPF of 30 or higher. Reapply often.  Be careful of sun exposure and seek shade as much as possible.
  4. Do not pick, scratch, or aggressively rub the treated area.
  5. Applying serums can be beneficial as absorption levels will be elevated.
  6. First 24 hours: avoid chlorine; avoid wearing heavy makeup;
  7. Discontinue use of all harsh topical products for 72 hours following treatment.
  8. Avoid excessive heat for 3 days post treatment, i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms or saunas, etc.
  9. Avoid facial waxing for 7 days.
  10. No scrubs, polishers, or aggressive brushes should be used for 7 to 14 days.
  11. Avoid Dermal Fillers or Botox for 2 to 4 weeks based on area.

Risks and Side Effects:

    1. Dermaplaning can scratch or nick or the skin.
    2. Hair will grow back within 4-6 weeks at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
  1. Some patients may experience redness, irritation, dryness, post treatment acne flares, or folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles).
  2. Blemishes and/or cold sores may result after this treatment.

Kybella (Deoxycholic acid) Post Care Instructions

    1. After your treatment, you should expect swelling and redness. You may also experience bruising, pain, numbness, and induration. This will normally last less than 5 days, and for some patients may last up to 14 days or in rare cases some induration may last 6 to 8 weeks. If the symptoms continue beyond 10 days or if other reactions occur, please contact the office at (254) 781-8169.   You will receive a reply after hours or on weekends by texting our number.
    2. You may elect to ice the area post treatment but must do so very carefully. Use an ice pack with the fabric side against the skin, or wrap a soft plastic ice pack in a wet thin towel. Apply the ice pack approximately 15 seconds on, and 15 seconds off. Icing too vigorously can cause frostbite and scarring. You may apply a cold compress to the area for 20 minutes per hour, and you may do this hourly for up to 3 days.
    3. Do not participate in strenuous activity for 3 days following treatment.
    4. Sleep with your head elevated on at least 2 and preferably 3 pillows.
    5. Do not scratch, pick or traumatize the area in any way. Do not massage or manipulate the injection site.
    6. You may apply your normal skin care regimen and sunscreen normally.

 

Call the office at (254) 781-8169 if you have any difficulty swallowing, crusting or scabbing, asymmetry of your smile or any other unusual symptoms. In case of emergency call 911. 

Kybella™ treatments are done in a series. Please be sure to consult About Face for additional treatments.

Laser Hair Removal Pre and Post Care Instructions

Pre-treatment Instructions

6 months before:  Discontinue Accutane

4 weeks before

  1. Do not wax, tweeze, bleach, or use hair removal creams or electrolysis on treatment area. These activities can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
  2. Avoid direct sun exposure. If unavoidable, use minimum SPF 30.

1-2 weeks before:  Discontinue tanning (includes beds, self-tanning creams and sprays), photosensitive medications discussed in consult, retinols, etc.

24 hours before:  Shave treatment area

Day of treatment:

  1. Remove any lotions, make-up and deodorants prior to treatment
  2. Wear loose fitting clothing that will leave the treatment area exposed and easily accessible for treatment. Tight or rough clothing may cause you to feel uncomfortable if the skin becomes sensitive after treatment.

Post-care Instructions

    1. Immediately after treatment there may be erythema (redness) and edema (Swelling) at the treatment site. This usually last 2 hours or longer. The erythema may last up to 10 days. The treatment are may feel like a sunburn for a few hours after the treatment, but it will subside.
    2. Apply ice as needed.
    3. Hydrocortisone may be used for 3-5 days post treatment.
    4. Make sure to wear sunscreen every day. This will protect the treated area and protect your skin overall.
    5. No heat, such a saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, extremely hot showers, or strenuous activities. No prolonged heat for a minimum of 48 hours post treatment.
    6. Avoid sun exposure to prevent hypo-pigmentation and hyper-pigmentation.
    7. Avoid picking or scratching the treated areas. Please do not use any hair removal products or similar treatments (i.e. electrolysis, plucking, and/or waxing). Those will disturb the hair follicle. Shaving is permitted.
    8. Up to 2 weeks post treatment you will notice shedding of the treated hair. This is not new growth. You can clean and remove the hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth.

 

  1. Treat your skin gently for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
  2. 3 days after treatment we recommend exfoliation for the treated area. This will help clean off any dead skin and allow the hair to fall out easier.

Laser Skin Tightening Pre and Post Care Instructions

Pre-treatment Instructions

  1. Your skin should be completely clean and dry prior to treatment. Remove or omit application of any skin care products on the day of treatment.
  2. AVOID the sun. The area to be treated should not be exposed to the sun 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. If you are in the sun during this time you should defer treatment to a later time. Treatment of tanned skin may cause blistering or possible hypopigmentation which may last for 3-6 months.
  3. Discontinue use of oral / topical photosensitive medications/products that where discussed in your consultation for 2 weeks
  4. Avoid using tanning creams, spray tans, or any type of temporary pigmented creams prior to treatment.
  5. Patients who have darker skin type (V-VI) may have an increased risk of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (white spots).
  6. Patients with a history of the following conditions may not be a good candidate for laser treatment.
    1. Diabetic patients or patients with poor circulation
    2. Patients with a history of poor wound healing
    3. Patients who are take a blood thinner, such as coumadin or aspirin.
  7. Patients who are taking high doses of iron may have an increased risk of hyperpigmentation.
  8. Patients usually tolerate the procedure well.
  9. Using topical anesthetic such as EMLA, BLT, or others may constrict blood vessels and is NOT recommended.

Post-treatment Instructions

    1. Immediately after treatment there may be erythema (redness) and edema (Swelling) at the treatment site. This usually last 2 hours or longer. The erythema may last up to 10 days. The treatment are may feel like a sunburn for a few hours after the treatment, but it will subside.
    2. Apply ice as needed, and use Tylenol for pain.
    3. Hydrocortisone may be used for 3-5 days post treatment.
    4. Make sure to wear sunscreen every day. This will protect the treated area and protect your skin overall.
    5. No heat, such a saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, extremely hot showers, or strenuous activities. No prolonged heat for a minimum of 48 hours post treatment.
    6. Avoid sun exposure to prevent hypo-pigmentation and hyper-pigmentation.
    7. Avoid picking or scratching the treated areas.

 

3 days after treatment we recommend exfoliation for the treated area. This will help clean off any dead skin and allow the hair to fall out easier.

Laser Vein Removal Pre and Post Care Instructions

Pre-treatment Instructions

  1. Your skin should be completely clean and dry prior to treatment. Remove or omit application of any skin care products on the day of treatment.
  2. AVOID the sun. The area to be treated should not be exposed to the sun 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. If you are in the sun during this time you should defer treatment to a later time. Treatment of tanned skin may cause blistering or possible hypopigmentation which may last for 3-6 months.
  3. Discontinue use of oral / topical photosensitive medications/products that where discussed in your consultation for 2 weeks
  4. Avoid using tanning creams, spray tans, or any type of temporary pigmented creams prior to treatment.
  5. Patients who have darker skin type (V-VI) may have an increased risk of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (white spots).
  6. Patients with a history of the following conditions may not be a good candidate for laser treatment.
    1. Diabetic patients or patients with poor circulation
    2. Patients with a history of poor wound healing
    3. Patients who are take a blood thinner, such as coumadin or aspirin.
  7. Patients who are taking high doses of iron may have an increased risk of hyperpigmentation.
  8. Patients usually tolerate the procedure well.
  9. Using topical anesthetic such as EMLA, BLT, or others may constrict blood vessels and is NOT recommended.

Post-treatment Instructions

    1. Immediately after treatment there may be erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) at the treatment site this usually subsides within 72 hours after treatment, the treated veins may appear raised. Some patients will develop bruising after treatment.
    2. You will need to wear compression stockings 24 hours a day for 3 to 5 days after treatment, and then 1 to 2 weeks during the day if you had laser vein removal for legs. Elevate your legs throughout the day and avoid being on your feet as much as possible.
    3. Wear comfortable shoes, no high heels etc.
    4. The treatment area may feel like a sunburn for a few hours after the treatment, but it will subside.
    5. Apply ice as needed.
    6. Hydrocortisone may be used for 3-5 days post treatment.
    7. Make sure to wear sunscreen every day. This will protect the treated area and protect your skin overall.
    8. No heat, such a saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, extremely hot showers, or strenuous activities. No prolonged heat for a minimum of 48 hours post treatment.
    9. Avoid sun exposure to avoid hypo-pigmentation and hyper-pigmentation.
    10. Avoid picking or scratching the treated areas.
    11. Most patients require between 3-4 treatment sessions to clear the vessels on the legs.
    12. Do not shave, loofah or scrub your legs for 48 hours after your laser treatment.
    13. Do not wear high heel shoes for at least 48 hours after your laser treatment if leg area was treated.

 

It can take up to 8 weeks for the vessels that were treated to fade or disappear. Please be patient with this process and schedule your follow up treatment for 8 weeks from your first laser vein treatment.

Microneedling Post-Care Instructions

Total healing time depends on the depth of the treatment, skin type, and skin condition.  Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours, while others may take up to 3 days.

  1. Your skin will be red and flushed for 12 hours to 3 days.  You may also experience mild swelling, tightness, and/or peeling.
  2. Unexpected complications may occur when products that aren’t proven safe for use with microneedling are used since micro-channels created during the procedure may remain open for up to 24 hours.

Please call the office if you have increased swelling, redness, heat, new numbness, and any additional discomforts after 3-4 days post treatment.

Do this after treatment:

  1. Apply a generous layer of Skinfuse LIFT HG to prevent the skin from drying out post-procedure.
  2. After 18 hours, you may apply Skinfuse Rescue to the procedure area.
  3. Wash your face with bottle water if possible.
  4. Use a mild moisturizer over the next week, morning and evening when you feel dry (your microneedling technician will provide product recommendations).
  5. After 24 hours, use a sunscreen SPF 30 or higher for 2 weeks
  6. Tylenol may be used for pain management.  No more than 3000mg per 24 hours.
  7. You may ice as needed 15 minutes per hour.
  8. Make sure your pillow case is clean.
  9. Use an alcohol wipe to sterilize your phone after your treatment.

Avoid this after treatment:

  1. Avoid any vigorous or strenuous activity for 24-48 hours that may raise your heart rate which dilates blood vessels, as this may interfere with proper healing processes.
  2. No harsh cleansers for a week (your microneedling technician will provide product recommendations).
  3. Do not submerge in water for 48 hours.
  4. Do not shave for 1-2 days post treatment.
  5. Do not use sunscreen for 24 hours.  Avoid the sun for 48 hours. This includes tanning beds.   No spray tans for 2 weeks.
  6. Absolutely no NSAIDS (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Celecoxib, Motrin, Aleve) or anti-inflammatories for one week.   If you are a cardiac patient, you may continue aspirin.
  7. Do not use a heat pack.
  8. No Retin-a for 2 weeks prior and after treatment.
  9. Do not apply any makeup for 24 hours

Product Recommendations:

Dry Skin Products:
May be used immediately after treatment

  1. EltaMD Foaming Facial Wash-  Sensitive enough that it will not bother the eyes or post treatment skin. Use morning and evening. This will help cleanse the skin and take off makeup
  2. EltaMD Moisturizer- Will help with the feeling of dryness and tightness. After applying this to the full face, dab the area with a tissue to take off extra that did not soak into the skin. After 24 hours, makeup may be worn over the top of this.

May be used 24 hours after treatment

  1. EltaMD Eye Renewal Cream – This will keep the skin under, and around eyes, hydrated and help with any puffiness or fine lines.
  2. EltaMD Daily Broad Spectrum Sunscreen- Sunscreen is very important to protect the skin from the sun.  Our EltaMD sunscreens also have key ingredients to help with most skin concerns.

Oily Skin Products:
May be used immediately after treatment

  1. EltaMD Foaming Facial Wash-  Sensitive enough that it will not bother the eyes or post treatment skin. Use morning and evening. This will help cleanse the skin and take off makeup
  2. EltaMD Laser Enzyme Gel-  Will help the feeling of dry and tight skin and may be used every day as a moisturizer that will not clog the pores or cause the skin to feel oily.  Makeup can go over this product 24 hours after treatment.

May be used 24 hours after treatment

  1. EltaMD Barrier Renewal Gel- May use 24 hours after treatment.  This will also help hydrate the skin and help decrease inflammation.
  2. EltaMD Clear Broad Spectrum Sunscreen- Sunscreen is very important to protect the skin from the sun.  Our EltaMD sunscreens also have key ingredients to help with most skin concerns.

Combination or Rosacea:
May be used immediately after treatment

  1. EltaMD Foaming Facial Wash-  Sensitive enough that it will not bother the eyes or post treatment skin. Use morning and evening. This will help cleanse the skin and take off makeup
  2. EltaMD Moisturizer- Will help with the feeling of dryness and tightness. After applying this to the full face, dab the area with a tissue to take off extra that did not soak into the skin. After 24 hours, makeup may be worn over the top of this.

May be used 24 hours after treatment

    1. EltaMD Eye Renewal Cream – This will keep the skin under, and around eyes, hydrated and help with any puffiness or fine lines.
    2. EltaMD Clear Broad Spectrum Sunscreen- Sunscreen is very important to protect the skin from the sun.  Our EltaMD sunscreens also have key ingredients to help with most skin concerns.

 

PRP Facelift Post Care Instructions

Plasma Rich Platelet injections uses the platelets from your own blood to deliver the highest concentrations of growth factors. When used for skin rejuvenation, PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin.

    1. You may experience some bruising and tenderness at the injection sites.\
    2. Immediately after you may experience numbness, which will wear off in a few hours.
      Some pain can extend for 3-7 days.
    3. You may use Tylenol for pain management, no more than 3000mg per 24 hours.
    4. You may use ice if needed, but no more than 15 minutes per hour.  Do not use heating pads.
    5. Do not use any anti-inflammatory medications, such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Aspirin for 24 hours.  It is ok to use Tylenol for pain relief as needed.
    6. Do not submerge in water for 24 hours after injections
    7. Do not exercise for 48 hours.
    8. Please call the office if you have increased swelling, redness and heat at the site of injection after 3-4 days, or new numbness, and any additional discomforts.
    9. The injection area may be washed gently a few hours after treatment, but be careful to avoid any aggressive scrubbing.

 

  1. If there are no signs of infection makeup may be applied 24 hours after treatment, but it should be applied gently with clean hands and applicators.
  2. For the longest lasting results, avoid sun exposure without a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.

PRP Female Rejuvenation Post Care Instructions

    1. You may experience some bruising and tenderness at the injection sites
    2. Immediately after the procedure your vaginal area may experience numbness for a few hours. Some pain can extend for 3-7 days.
    3. Consider wearing a panty liner for any additional discharge or spotting.
    4. You may use Tylenol for pain management, no more than 3000mg per 24 hours.
    5. You may use ice if needed, but no more than 15 minutes per hour.  Do not use heating pads.
    6. Do not submerge in water for 24 hours after injections
    7. Do not exercise for 48 hours.
    8. Results from the shot vary with each woman, as some see a difference in a few days and others don’t see a difference for a few weeks.
    9. Refrain from sex or use of tampons for 3 days post treatment.
    10. Absolutely no NSAID’s or anti-inflammatories for two weeks. If you are a cardiac patient, you may continue aspirin.

 

Please call the office if you have increased swelling, redness and heat at the site of injection after 3-4 days, or new numbness, and any additional discomforts. 254-781-8169.  For a response after hours and on weekends, you may text the number provided.

PRP Hair Restoration Post Treatment Instructions

  1. Inform About Face immediately of any concerns
  2. Take a hot shower and shampoo your hair after your procedure (which may be in the evening if you need to return to work directly after your procedure).
  3. Do not use any topical preparations, such as hair gels, hairspray, dye, etc for 24 hours
  4. Do not color your hair for 48 hours
  5. Do not use any anti-inflammatory medications, such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Aspirin for 24 hours.  It is ok to use Tylenol for pain relief as needed.
Please call or text us at (254) 781-8169 with any questions or concerns. If it is after hours or on weekends, please text us and we will get back to you shortly. If it is a medical emergency, please call 911.