For Laser Treatments: For Fraxel, you will start by having a numbing agent applied for about an hour and you’ll be given medicine. The laser blows very cold air and the procedure takes about 20 minutes. There’s very little downtime from this treatment and consists of one to two days of medium sunburn and some flaking on the third, fourth, and fifth day. But none of this will prevent you from pursuing your usual activities.
For Profractional Lasers, your appointment will last 10 to 60 minutes depending on the area you’d like to treat. You’ll recuperate with compresses of milk and water plus the topical application of Aquaphor. Most people take five to six days before they’re ready to apply makeup.
For Botox: When you come in for Botox, there is no preparation necessary. If possible, try to avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, or other types of blood thinners for several days leading up to your appointment as those items may increase your chance of small bruises. Your appointment can last anywhere between ten to twenty minutes. At the start of your appointment, we will discuss the results you’re looking for and choose the best areas to treat in order to get your desired results. We’ll treat those areas and then after your appointment, you’re free to go about your day normally, but you must keep your head up for two hours. You can even apply makeup before you leave. Within ten days of your treatment, you’ll see your results from Botox, but will experience most of the results in four to seven days. Your results will last about three months, at which point, you’ll come back in to maintain the results that keep your skin looking young!
For Fillers: When you come in for fillers, there is no preparation necessary. Your appointment will take, on average, about 30-60 minutes. During the appointment, the area you’re treating will be cleaned and any questions you have will be answered. The procedure involves treatments into the areas you’d like to improve. After your appointment, you’re free to go about your day normally, you can even apply makeup when you leave if desired — just being careful to not massage or apply pressure to the treatment area for a few hours following the appointment. For Fillers, the results are immediate and the typical duration of effect last for approximately six months.
For Chemical Peels: There is no need to prepare for your Glycolic “No Downtime” Peel appointment. When you come in, you’ll discuss with our team what areas (face, hands, chest, décolletage, etc.) you’d like to treat and we’ll cleanse those areas for you. Your glycolic treatment will be applied and left on or two minutes. You may feel a tiny tingle during the treatment itself, but that will fade during the two minutes, or when you wash the treatment off. After rinsing off the treatment, you will apply a moisturizing sunscreen. You can go about your day as usual, apply makeup if you’d like, or show off your fresh, new glow to the world without it.
For Microdermabrasion: You will not need to prepare anything for your microdermabrasion appointment. When you come in for your procedure, your nurse will direct the tiny spray of aluminum oxide crystals through a device placed against your skin. The treatment is not painful, but you will feel a slight warming sensation as your face is exfoliated. After treatment, you will apply a moisturizing sunscreen.
For Microneedling: Before coming in for your appointment, avoid self-tanning lotions or sprays for about two days before your procedure. The day before your procedure, you should avoid sun exposure and stop using any products that have vitamin A or retinol in them. During your appointment, a numbing cream will be administered and the microneedling will begin. After you appointment, avoid sun exposure and exercise that would cause heavy sweating for about 72 hours. You may have slight redness akin to a mild sunburn, but that will go away shortly.