Aftercare Instructions

Thank you for choosing Qazi Cosmetic Center for your treatment. In order to maximize your results, please refer to the aftercare instructions for your treatment.

If you have any questions, please call us at 949-336-7293, or email us at contact@qaziclinic.com.

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Ablative Resurfacing Laser

Things to avoid:

  • Picking and peeling your skin
  • Baths, hot water, hot saunas, and swimming
  • Extraneous exercise for 48 hours
  • Sun exposure for the next 2-4 weeks
  • Wearing makeup for 2 weeks
  • Active Ingredients until cleared by Physician: BHA, Retinol, Astringents, etc.
  • Smoking, Vaping, and any nicotine products

For the first 24 hours:

  • Wear the recovery sheet applied in the office.
  • Remove the mask in the shower.

Days 2-7:

  • Bottled water soaks with sterile gauze throughout the day and night
  • Apply Silver Sulfadiazine cream three times a day
  • Apply sunscreen that contains zinc oxide/ titanium dioxide every two hours
  • Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor/Vaseline

Days 8-14

Morning:

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • ¬†Hydrocortisone Cream 1%
  • ¬†Vanicream Moisturizing Lotion
  • ¬†Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Afternoon:

  • Vanicream Moisturizing lotion
  • Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Evening:

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • Hydrocortisone Cream 1%
  • Vanicream Moisturizing lotion

Weeks 3-6

Morning:

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • ¬†¬†Vanicream Moisturizing lotion
  • ¬†¬†Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Afternoon:

  • Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Evening

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • ¬†Vanicream Moisturizing lotion

Weeks 6-12

Morning:

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • Vanicream Moisturizing lotion
  • Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Afternoon

  • Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Evening:

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • Pigment Control Cream (small amounts to entire face)
  • Vanicream Moisturizing lotion

Please text us progress photos each day at: 833-757-3842

Accure Laser

What to expect:

  • Mild redness for one day
  • Dryness and itchiness for up to 4 weeks
  • If blisters, pustules, excessive swelling/redness occur please call our office
  • Acne purging and initially an increased amount of breakouts

Things to do:

  • Notify the office if you have any concerns of excessive blistering, redness, swelling etc.
  • Wear Broad-spectrum SPF50 Sunscreen. Reapply every 90 minutes
  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser followed by a moisturizer twice daily for a few days before resuming your regular routine.

Things to avoid:

  • Exercise for 24 hours
  • Wearing makeup for 24 hours
  • Skin Irritants throughout your sessions: Anything with Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic/Salicylic Acid, Astringents etc.
  • Heat: hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, etc.
  • No esthetician treatments, facials, face treatments, or face massages during your sessions
  • Schedule your treatments one month apart.

Acne Scar Combination Laser

Things to avoid:

  • Picking and peeling your skin
  • Baths, hot water, hot saunas, and swimming
  • Sun exposure for the next 2-4 weeks
  • Extraneous exercise for 48 hours
  • Wearing makeup for 2 weeks
  • Active Ingredients until cleared by Physician: BHA, Retinol, Astringents, etc.
  • Smoking, Vaping, and any nicotine products

For the first 24 hours:

  • Wear the recovery sheet applied in the office.
  • Remove the mask in the shower.

Days 2-7:

  • Bottled water soaks with sterile gauze throughout the day and night
  • Apply Hydrocortisone Cream 1% three times a day
  • Apply Silver Sulfadiazine cream three times a day
  • Apply sunscreen that contains zinc oxide/ titanium dioxide every two hours
  • Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor/Vaseline

Days 8-14

Morning:

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • ¬†Hydrocortisone Cream 1%
  • ¬†Vanicream Moisturizing Lotion
  • ¬†Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Afternoon:

  • Vanicream Moisturizing lotion
  • Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Evening

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • Hydrocortisone Cream 1%
  • Vanicream Moisturizing lotion

Weeks 3-6

Morning:

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • Vanicream Moisturizing lotion
  • Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Afternoon:

  • Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Evening

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • Vanicream Moisturizing lotion

Weeks 6-12

Morning:

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • Vanicream Moisturizing lotion
  • Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Afternoon

  • Mineral Sunblock (SPF 50+)

Evening:

  • Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
  • Pigment Control Cream (small amounts to entire face)
  • Vanicream Moisturizing lotion

Please text us progress photos each day at: 833-757-3842

Asclera

What to expect (these should resolve within a few days to weeks)

  • Mild bruising and tenderness
  • Temporary residual brownish pigmentation
  • Redness, itching, and irritation
  • Some veins will be reduced immediately but some may take multiple sessions

Things to avoid:

  • Shaving on the day of the treatment
  • Heat/Sun: sunbathing, hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, tanning and self tanners.
  • No long plane flights for 2-3 days
  • Heavy exercise for 2-3 days or standing for long periods of time
  • Consuming Alcohol, Coffee, NSAIDs or Fish Oil for 3 days

Things to do:

  • Walk for 15-20 minutes after the procedure and daily¬† for the next few days
  • Maintain normal daily activities
  • Ice the area every 2 hours for 15 minutes to help with swelling and discomfort
  • Wear compression stockings or support hose on the treated legs for 1-2 weeks

Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.

Notify the office if you have any concerns of excessive blistering, redness, swelling and pus

BBL Acne Photofacial

Things to expect:

  • Areas treated may darken
  • Redness, irritation, burning, swelling
  • Skin peeling

Things to avoid:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Avoid rubbing or scratching your skin
  • Avoid wearing any make up for a few days
  • Avoid tanning or self tanners
  • Avoid doing extraneous exercise within 48hrs
  • Avoid saunas, hot baths, and steam rooms
  • Avoid active ingredients

Things you can do:

  • Regularly apply sunscreen (spf 50+) and stay out of direct sunlight
  • Keep your skin hydrated
  • One can utilize Cerave moisturizing cream, or cetaphil moisturizing lotion.
  • Regularly and gently cleanse your skin
  • Avoid using an exfoliator or face scrub, a cleansing brush or washing your face too vigorously. Utilize a gentle cleanser such a Cetaphil or Cerave.¬†
  • If any crusting occurs, do not pick or shave the area

Please contact us if there are any signs of blistering or infection (pus).

Black Label Peel Instructions

  1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser (Cerave or Cetaphil).
  2. Pat dry your face with a clean paper towel. 
  3. Soak a gauze pad with half of the blue toner. 
  4. Press and wipe the wet gauze around the face excluding the eye area to remove any oil.
  5. Use a Q-tip and apply a dollop of Vaseline or Aquaphor to the corners of your mouth and nose.
  6. Use the tongue depressor to spread half of the peel product on to the face as a mask (area shown below). Avoid the eye area and leave plenty of space below your eye. 
  7. Leave the mask on for the hours instructed to you.
  8. Typically, a second peel application will be done in 3 weeks from the 1st application. Please do not throw away the last half of the blue toner or the peel.
  9. In three weeks, the second application may be applied with the same instructions as above.

Blemish Removal

What to expect (these should resolve within a few days to weeks):

  • Burning sensation for the first 30 min- 4 hours after treatment
  • Reddish-Brown color on treated areas that will last 2-4 days
  • Treated area may peel and flake off

Things to avoid:

  • Rubbing or scratching your skin
  • Wearing makeup for 5-7 days
  • Heat: hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, tanning and self tanners.
  • Exercise which may cause excessive sweating for 48 hours
  • Skin Irritants: Anything with Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic/Salicylic Acid, Astringents etc. for 5 days

Things to do:

  • Use an antibiotic ointment twice a day for 5 days¬†
  • Keep skin hydrated: We recommend Melan Recovery, CeraVe, or Cetaphil
  • Regularly and gently cleanse your skin: AVOID exfoliators, face scrubs, and cleansing brushes
  • Wear Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen, apply every 90 minutes

Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results

Notify the office if you have any concerns of excessive blistering, redness, swelling and pus

California Butt Lift

What to expect immediately after (these should resolve within a few days to weeks)

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Red Puncture Marks
  • Asymmetry
  • Tenderness
  • Itchiness

Pain Relief:

  • For any discomfort use Tylenol (Acetaminophen).¬†
  • Avoid Ibuprofen and Naproxen.
  • Apply a cool compress for 10 minutes every hour on the day of the treatment to reduce swelling.
  • If you experience excessive bruising, call our office.

Things to avoid:

  • Massaging the treatment areas
  • Skin Irritants: anything with Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic/Salicylic Acid, etc.
  • Putting excess pressure on the glutes while sleeping or sitting for 48 hours
  • Engaging in vigorous physical activity for 48 hours
  • Consuming Alcohol, Coffee, NSAIDs or Fish Oil for 3 days
  • Exfoliating your injection sites for 5 days
  • Going to the sauna, steam room or bath for Two Weeks

Things to do:

  • Wear spanx for at least 1 week

You will see optimal results after 4 weeks.

Retreatment can be scheduled between 1-6 months.

Chemical Peel

What to expect:

  • Your skin may take on a rough, patchy, darkened quality
  • Most people begin peeling on the 3rd or 4th day
  • Side effects include but are not limited to: mild to extreme redness, tightness, itching, swelling, and dryness of the skin. this will subside between a few days to a few weeks
  • Can stimulate cold sores, if you have a history of them. If so, please contact us.

Notice: 

  • DO NOT purchase any creams you require from an online store as they are fake, expired, or tampered with. These creams are only authorized to be sold in medical offices

What to avoid:

  • Excessive Heat for 3-6 months: Sun exposure, tanning beds, self tanners
  • Acidic Products for 3-6 months such as: Retinoids, Tretinoins, acne medication (Retin-A, Tazorac, Renova, Atralin, Ziana, Veltin, Differin), AHAs, BHAs, benzoyl peroxide, Vitamin C, and any other exfoliative products
  • Tweeze, pick, rub, exfoliate, wax, depilate, or any laser hair removal/IPL for 3-6 months
  • Dying your hair for 3 weeks
  • Rub, scrub, or exfoliate skin
  • Strenuous exercise or anything that can cause excessive sweat for 2-3 days
  • Serums, night creams, moisturizers, or products which haven't been recommended to you

What to do:

  • May use 1% Hydrocortisone if the skin is inflamed or irritated
  • Only use water, Cetaphil face wash to cleanse your face unless absolutely necessary
  • Use clean fingers to put on products and make sure they are fully stocked.

Month 1:

Morning

  • Cosmelan Cream
  • Melan Recovery
  • Melan 130 pigment control sunscreen

Afternoon

  • Cosmelan Cream
  • Melan Recovery
  • Melan 130 pigment control sunscreen

Evening

  • Cosmelan Cream
  • Melan Recovery

Month 2:

Morning:

  • Cosmelan Cream
  • Melan Recovery
  • Melan 130 pigment control sunscreen

Afternoon

  • Melan Recovery
  • Melan 130 pigment control sunscreen

Evening

  • Cosmelan Cream
  • Melan Recovery

Month 3-6

Morning:

  • Melan Recovery
  • Melan 130 pigment control sunscreen

Afternoon

  • Melan 130 pigment control sunscreen

Evening

  • Cosmelan Cream
  • Melan Recovery

CO2 Laser

What to Expect:

  • A burning sensation will last between 30 min to 4 hours immediately following your treatment
  • The area will remain reddish-brown for 2-4 days, or more depending on the depth of your treatment

Things to avoid:

  • Sun exposure for the next 2-4 weeks
  • Swimming, hot tubs, or whirlpools while redness is present.
  • Wearing makeup or shaving until you feel comfortable and healed. Be careful of hot water when shaving

Things to do:

  • Use Sunscreen, and wear hats and sunglasses
  • If skin around mouth is tight, minimize facial expressions
  • Moisturize! Vanicream Moisturizing lotion
  • Take medications directed by physician (if necessary, take acetaminophen)

If problems of increased pain, fever, pus, drainage present call us immediately.

Dermal Filler

What to expect immediately after (these should resolve within a few days to a few weeks)

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Red puncture marks
  • Asymmetry
  • Soreness
  • Itchiness

Things to avoid:

  • Putting pressure on your face while sleeping
  • Performing exercises where your face goes below your heart
  • Engaging in vigorous physical activity for 48 hours
  • Using AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil based make-up for 72 hours
  • Consuming alcohol, coffee, NSAIDs or fish oil for 3 days
  • Exfoliating your injection sites for 5 days
  • For liquid rhinoplasty, do not wear glasses for 1 week
  • Going to the sauna, steam room, or bath for two weeks
  • Massaging the face or treatment areas

Optimal results after 4 weeks.

Retreatments can be scheduled between 1-6 months.

Erbium Micropeel Laser

What to expect (these should resolve within a few days):

  • Skin sensitivity
  • Redness, irritation, burning, swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Skin peeling

Things to avoid:

  • Rubbing or scratching your skin
  • Heat: hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, tanning and self tanners.
  • Exercise which may cause excessive sweating for 48 hours
  • Wearing makeup for 1 week
  • Skin Irritants for 7 days: anything with Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic/Salicylic Acid, etc.

Things to do:

  • Notify the office if you have any concerns of excessive blistering, redness, swelling and pus
  • Regularly and Gently Cleanse your Skin
  • AVOID exfoliators, face scrubs, and cleansing brushes
  • Keep skin hydrated: we recommend Melan CeraVe Cetaphil
  • Wear Broad-spectrum Sunscreen, apply every 90 minutes
  • Use hydrocortisone 1% twice a day for 3 days

Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results

EyeFX

What to expect immediately after (these should resolve within a few days):

  • Swelling
  • Soreness
  • Bruising
  • Asymmetry

Things to avoid:

  • Washing face with hot water
  • Icing the area
  • Engaging in vigorous physical activity for 24 hours
  • Going to the sauna or steam room for 3 days
  • Consuming Alcohol, Coffee or Fish Oil for 3 days
  • Using AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil based make-up for one week

Fractional Laser

What to expect immediately after (these should resolve within a few days to a few weeks)

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Red puncture marks
  • Asymmetry
  • Soreness
  • Itchiness

Things to avoid:

  • Picking and peeling your skin
  • Baths, hot water, hot saunas, and swimming
  • Sun exposure for the next 2-4 weeks
  • Extraneous exercise for 48 hours
  • Wearing makeup for 2 weeks
  • Active Ingredients until cleared by Physician: BHA, Retinol, Astringents, etc.
  • Smoking, Vaping, and any nicotine products

Pain relief:

  • For any discomfort use Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
  • Avoid Ibuprofen and Naproxen

Please text us progress photos each day at: 833-757-3842

Hair FX

What to expect immediately after (these should resolve within a few days):

  • Burning
  • Soreness
  • Dry blood
  • Itchiness

Things to avoid:

  • SHOWERING AND SHAMPOO FOR 2 DAYS (you may rinse your hair and scalp with lukewarm water)
  • Engaging in vigorous physical activity for 3 days
  • Saunas and steam rooms for 3 days
  • Washing hair and scalp with hot water
  • Hair spray, dry shampoo, or similar hair products for 3 days
  • Consuming Alcohol, Coffee or Fish Oil for 3 days

HD lift | PDO Threads

What to expect immediately after (these should resolve within a few days to weeks)

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Red Puncture Marks
  • Mosquito bite looking bumps at incision
  • Asymmetry
  • Tenderness
  • Itchiness

Things to avoid:

  • Using AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil based make-up for 24 hours
  • Consuming Alcohol, Coffee or Fish Oil for 3 days
  • Going to the sauna, steam room. soaking in baths, jacuzzis, pools, or any body of water for 2 weeks
  • Engaging in vigorous physical activity for 2 weeks
  • Facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, IPL or energy based treatments, micro needling, microdermabrasion for 2 weeks
  • Putting pressure on your face while sleeping or performing exercises where your face goes below your heart

You will see optimal results after 4-8 weeks

Kenalog

What to expect immediately after (these should resolve within a few days to weeks)

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Red puncture marks
  • Tenderness
  • Itchiness

Things to avoid:

  • Sun exposure without sunscreen
  • Avoid rubbing the area vigorously, touching, scratching, or squeezing the injected area
  • Using AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil based make-up for 24 hours
  • Putting pressure on the face while sleeping or performing exercises where your face goes below your heart¬† for the next 48 hrs
  • Consuming alcohol, coffee or fish oil for 3 days
  • Going to the sauna, steam room, soaking in baths, jacuzzis, pools, or any body of water for 2 weeks
  • Engaging in vigorous physical activity for 2 weeks
  • Facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, IPL or energy based treatments, micro needling, microdermabrasion for 2 weeks

Microgold

What to expect immediately after (these should resolve within a few days):

  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Bleeding
  • Red Puncture Marks

Things to do:

  • Night of your procedure, clean skin with cool water and a gentle cleanser, followed by moisturizer (Cerave, Vanicream)
  • If you have a history of cold sores you may experience an outbreak of facial cold sores. If so, please contact us for a follow up.

Things to avoid:

  • Sun exposure without sunscreen
  • Engaging in vigorous physical activity for 48 hours
  • Consuming Alcohol, Coffee, NSAIDs or Fish Oil for 3 days
  • Using, AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil based make-up for one week
  • Exfoliating your skin for one week
  • Facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, IPL or energy based treatments, microneedling, microdermabrasion for 2 weeks

Minitox

What to expect immediately after (these should resolve within a few hours to a few weeks)

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Red puncture marks
  • Asymmetry
  • Soreness
  • Itchiness

Things to avoid:

  • Putting pressure on your face while sleeping
  • Performing exercises where your face goes below your heart
  • Using AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil based make-up for 72 hours
  • Engaging in vigorous physical activity for 24 hours
  • Going to the sauna or steam room for two weeks
  • Consuming alcohol, coffee or fish oil for 3 days
  • Exfoliating your injection sites for 5 days
  • Washing your face with hot water

Pain relief:

  • For any discomfort use Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
  • Avoid Ibuprofen and Naproxen for the first 3 days. NSAIDS and other blood thinners can lead to increased bruising.¬†
  • To reduce bruising/swelling try a cold compress or arnica gel.

Optimal results start in 2 weeks

Morpheus8

What to expect immediately after (these should resolve within a few days):

  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Red puncture marks

Things to do:

  • Wait one day, then cleanse your skin with cool water and a gentle cleanser, followed by moisturizer and sunscreen.
  • If you have a history of cold sores you may experience an outbreak of facial cold sores. If so, please contact us for a follow up.

Things to avoid: 

  • Sun exposure without sunscreen
  • Engaging in vigorous physical activity for 24 hours
  • Using AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil based make-up for one week
  • Exfoliating your skin for one week
  • Going to the sauna or steam room for two weeks
  • Facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, IPL or energy based treatments, microneedling, microdermabrasion for 2 weeks

Your next session should occur in 4-6 weeks.

Pico Focus Laser

What to expect (these should resolve within a few days)

  • Areas treated may darken
  • Redness, irritation, burning, swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Skin peeling

Things to avoid:

  • Wearing makeup right after your treatment
  • Rubbing or scratching your skin
  • Heat: hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, tanning and self tanners.
  • Exercise which may cause excessive sweating for 48 hours
  • Do not use Cosmelan 2 or active ingredients for 3 days

Things to do:

  • Use hydrocortisone 1% twice a day for 3 days
  • Keep Skin Hydrated: We recommend Melan recovery, CeraVe, or Cetaphil
  • Regularly and gently cleanse your skin: AVOID exfoliators, face scrubs, and cleansing brushes
  • Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen, apply every 90 minutes
  • Notify the office if you have any concerns of excessive blistering, redness, swelling and pus

Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.

Pico Laser

Things to do:

  • Notify the office if you have any concerns of excessive blistering, redness, swelling and pus
  • Regularly and gently cleanse your skin (AVOID exfoliators, face scrubs, and cleansing brushes)
  • Keep skin hydrated: We recommend Melan recovery, CeraVe, or Cetaphil
  • Wear Broad-spectrum Sunscreen. Apply every 90 minutes

Things to avoid:

  • Wearing makeup right after your treatment
  • Rubbing or scratching your skin
  • Heat: hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, tanning and self tanners.
  • Exercise that may cause excessive sweating for 48 hours

Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.

Pigment Control Cream

Directions:

  • Use as directed, according to your treatment care instructions.
  • External use only.
  • Avoid direct contact with the eyes and mucus membranes, in case of contact, rinse with plenty of water.
  • In case of irritation, discontinue use and consult a health professional.
  • Do not use it in children under 12 years of age, during pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.

Subcision

What to expect (these should resolve within a few days to weeks):

  • Soreness and pain at injection site
  • Bruising and skin discoloration at the treated site(s)
  • Swelling
  • Slight liquid or blood tinged oozing within the first couple of hours
  • Results will take at least 12 weeks

Things to avoid:

  • Heat/Sun: hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, tanning, sunbathing and self tanners.
  • Touching, rubbing or scratching your skin/scabs
  • Exercise which may cause excessive sweating for 24 hours
  • Skin Irritants: anything with Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic/Salicylic Acid, etc. for 72 hours
  • Consuming alcohol, coffee, NSAIDs or fish oil for 3 days
  • Wearing makeup on the treated areas for 3-5 days

Things to do:

  • Take Tylenol(Acetaminophen) for any discomfort
  • Normal washing and shower activities can be resumed 8-12 hours after treatment
  • Regularly and gently cleanse your skin: AVOID exfoliators, face scrubs, and cleansing brushes, dirty makeup brushes/sponges
  • Wear Broad-spectrum Sunscreen(spf 50+), apply every 90 minutes
  • Ice the area for 10 minutes on and off for the first 24 hours

Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results

Tattoo Removal

What to expect:

  • Blistering: DO NOT break the blister. Blisters will take 1-2 weeks to resolve, use a non-stick bandage to protect it. If it is uncomfortable, give us a call.
  • Healing: DO NOT pick or remove scabs or crusts that form during the healing process- this is the leading cause of infection and scarring.

Things to do:

  • Apply ice on and off every 1-3 minutes for the first hour.
  • Use Aquaphor or Cerave Healing Ointment 3-4 times per day for the first 3 days
  • Limit physical activity for a few days after the treatment

Things to avoid:

  • DO NOT leave ice on for more than 5 minutes at a time.
  • DO NOT use Neosporin or other antibiotic ointments.
  • AVOID hot showers, harsh soaps/cleansers, swimming, ocean, hot tubs and tub soaking pedicures for 5-7 days.

Call us if these occur:

  • Foul order
  • Fever
  • Red streaks from the area
  • Yellow-green drainage
  • Pain

Healing can take: 5-25 days

Your next appointment should be in 8 weeks.

TCA CROSS

What to expect (these should resolve within a few days to weeks)

  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Frosting (white spots)
  • Itchiness

Things to avoid:

  • Sun exposure without sunscreen
  • Picking at treated area
  • Wearing makeup for 5-7 days
  • Heat: hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, etc. for up to 2 weeks
  • Skin Irritants: Anything with Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic/Salicylic Acid, Astringents etc.

Healing:

  • Do not wash face for 6 hours after
  • Use a mineral sunscreen (spf 50+) every 2-3 hrs
  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser followed by a moisturizer every day twice a day for a few days before resuming your regular routine.
  • Notify the office if you have any concerns of excessive blistering, redness, swelling etc.

Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.

Treated areas: Scar improvement is seen 3-9 months after treatment.