Angelic Skin Clinic
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Pre & Post Instructions
Botox Treatment Instructions DO'S: • Remain upright for 4 hours after injection •Call the office immediately if you experience any problems
•You may take Tylenol for any headaches or discomfort as long as you do not have any allergies to Tylenol. •Call and schedule your next appointment once you see the muscles beginning to gain movement again. DON'TS:
•Don't take Ibuprofen, aspirin or vitamin E for 24 hours after injection.
•Don't massage or manipulate the injection sites for 48 hours after injection. •Don't exercise for 48 hours
•Don't lay down for the next 4 hours
Juvederm Pre & Post Care This treatment is not recommended if you have an important event within 3 or 4 weeks of injection due to potential for bruising and swelling. Avoid the following for up to 1 week pre and post injection:
Aspirin, NSAIDS (Ibuprofen), Ginko Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids. Tylenol is fine.
Do not touch, rub, or manipulate areas for the first 24 hours following treatment. Lumps in the injected area are normal and typically dissipate over the next several months.
These lumps may be gently massaged if your clinician has instructed you to do so.
Continue to ice or use cool compresses without pressing on the injected areas for the first 48 hours as recommended by your practitioner. Sleep with head elevated for the first 1-2 nights depending on level of swelling and bruising. Avoid vigorous exercise and heat for 3 days.It is best to avoid make-up for the first 12-24 hours. Bruising in the area injected is normal and expected,especially if treated around the eyes.
Bruising usually lasts one week but can last up to several weeks.
Eating 2 kiwi fruit and/or taking or using Arnica may help decrease the amount of bruising. Do not apply products that are potentially irritating for 2 days (Retin-A, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone, etc). Perform a test spot prior to using these products by applying a small amount to the treated area, if there is any irritation, remove product and perform another spot test in 24-48 hours. Resume products when there is no sense of irritation. Avoid intense heat (sunbathing) or extreme cold for the first 2 weeks to avoid further inflammation to the area.
Touch-ups may be done in 1-2 weeks if needed, but waiting 6 to 8 weeks is recommended.
Avoid laser, IPL or skin tightening treatments of the area for at least 2-3 weeks, especially treatments that create heat in the dermis. Radio Frequency skin tightening treatments such as Exilis or eMatrix that treat deeper levels of dermal tissue are not recommended in the injected area post treatment for six months.
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Laser Skin Tightening:
Laser Skin Tightening Wrinkle Reduction Instructions PRE-LASER TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
Avoid the sun for two weeks before and after your laser treatment.
Sun exposed skin is more susceptible to injury during laser applications. Recently tanned skin cannot be treated.
Laser treatment within 1-2 weeks of skin tanned naturally or in a tanning booth may result in hypopigmented (white) spots after treatment. These spots may not clear for several months.
Avoid topical medications for a week prior to the treatment.
The use of self tanning products must be discontinued 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Any residual self-tanner must be removed prior to treatment.
For best results, we recommend a microdermabrasion 1 to 2 weeks prior to your laser treatment. Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive procedure which gently exfoliates the top layer of your skin, whisking away dead skin cells.
POST-LASER TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Immediately after treatment, there should be redness and swelling of the treatment areas, which may last up to 2 hours or longer.
The redness may last up to 2-3 days. The treated area will feel like a sunburn for a few hours after treatment.
A topical soothing skin care product such as Aloe Vera, or a post-peel recovery cream may be applied after your treatment. Ice or cool gel packs may be soothing immediately following treatment.
Make-up/cosmetic products may be used immediately after the treatment, as long as the skin is not irritated.
Your skin will be sensitive for the first week or so after treatment, so do not use products that will cause irritation during this time.
Do not use abrasive scrubs, toners, or products that contain alpha or beta hydroxy acids, or retinoids (i.e. Tretinoin, Retin A, Tazorac, Differin, Renova).
The Post procedure solution kit should be used for a minimum of 5 days following the treatment.
Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chances of hyperpigmentation (dark spots).
Wear a daily sunblock (SPF 30+) at all times throughout the course of treatment.
Avoid picking or scratching of the treated skin. There are no restrictions on bathing except treat the skin gently, as if you had a sunburn, for the first 24 hours after treatment.
Laser Hair Removal
Pre and Post Treatment Instructions: Laser Hair Removal
Avoid tanning beds for self tanners for 10 days prior to treatment.
You must shave or closely clip the hair of the body part to be treated. If you cannot shave yourself, then advise the technician and our staff can do it for you for a fee of $20 per occurrence.
No waxing, tweezing, electrolysis in the treatment area. Once the hair has been taken out, there will be no follicle for us to get heat to.
We will do our best to remind you of your appointment either by phone, or email. It is your responsibility to keep track of your appointments. We charge $30 for any same day cancellations/reschedules/and no shows, due to the high demand for treatment time. This fee will have to be paid prior to scheduling your next visit, as the computer will not allow us to make another appointment without payment.
Care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated area for the first 2 days following treatment. Shaving should be avoided post treatment for 24 hours.
A minimum sunblock of SPF 30 (UVA/UVB) should be used for any sun exposure during your treatment duration.
Tanning has to be avoided 10 days prior and 1 week post a Laser Treatment.
Cold packs can be applied to ease any temporary discomfort.
Hair can take up to 3 full weeks to fall out, or in some cases as little as a few days. On average you should see hair falling out at the 7-10 day mark.
If you experience any adverse reaction, it is important that you contact us right away at 763-497-7546, or email
In some people temporary itchiness can occur, you can apply hydrocortisone cream to the area to relieve the sensation.
Laser Vein Treatments:
Facial Veins/Angiomas Treatment Pre and Post Instructions
Before your treatment
Avoid all sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks prior to IPL treatment. A sunscreen with SPF 20-30 plus zinc oxide or titanium dioxide should be worn throughout the treatments.
Your laser procedure may include four or five laser appointments. We will present a treatment plan for you upon consultation and evaluation of your response to the laser treatment.
Please discontinue the following products two weeks prior to each procedure: Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Excedrin, Vitamin E, Ginko, St. John’s Wort and any photosensitive drugs such as Tetracycline, Minocycline, with the permission of your primary care doctor.
Active skin care products such as Retin A, Retinol, Renova, glycolic acid products, night creams with alphahydroxy acids should be discontinued throughout these treatments. Mild cleansers, toners, moisturizers may be used immediately after treatment.
You will be asked to remove your make up (can be done at clinic) and jewelry before a procedure. Contact lenses may be worn.
After your treatment …(follow for one week after your laser/ light treatment)
Your skin may appear red or blotching in the treated area for 24-48 hours after the laser treatment. You may temporarily experience a bumpy appearance. Please do not apply make up if area is still red. Once there is no sign of redness, make up may be applied.
Wash treated area gently with a mild cleanser or soap and water.
Apply post op gel twice daily to treated area. Take Tylenol per packaging directions as needed for discomfort.
No shaving over treated area as long as area is red and or swollen.
You may experience swelling of the eyes and face that may persist for 2-4 days. Sleep with two pillows at night and apply ice as needed for swelling.
Avoid all sun exposure and tanning beds between IPL treatments.
Apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with SPF-24/zinc or titanium oxide daily to treated area if in the sun for at least six months following the IPL treatment.
Pigmented Lesions Pre & Post Care
Before your treatment:
Do not wear makeup on the day of treatment
No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment
Includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
Some medications or supplements may increase the risk bruising. Consult with your physician.
Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc.)
Notify clinic with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment
History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment
After your treatment:
Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage
Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time
Treated pigment will turn darker (brown to black) within 24-48 hours
Do not pick at treated areas
Treated pigment will exfoliate off the face in approximately 1 week
Treated pigment will exfoliate off the body in approximately 2-3 weeks
Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days
Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days post-treatment
Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc.
Notify clinic of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)
Consult with clinic about when to resume skin care regime.
SkinPen Procedure Considerations
PREPARING FOR YOUR SKINPEN PROCEDURE
The treated area may be pink and mildly inflamed (similar to the appearance of a mild sunburn) for 24-48 hours following your SkinPen procedure.
Your physician will advise you to keep your skin clean of cosmetics or sunscreen for the remainder of your day post-procedure.
If you are prone to herpes simplex infections, such as cold sores, ask your physician whether prophylaxis therapy is appropriate prior to the procedure.
If you have been overexposed to the sun (sunburn) the day preceding your appointment, please call our office to reschedule your appointment.
This procedure may not be performed on active breakouts or open lesions. Please consult your physician prior to your SkinPen procedure to address any such issues.
Wait at least six months post isotretinoin use before your SkinPen procedure, as isotretinoin use may impair wound healing and increase risk of scar tissue formation.
Allow 48 hours after spray or self-tanning lotions before your SkinPen procedure.
Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours prior to the procedure.
Discontinue the use of topical products containing Retinol or Vitamin A for 24 hours prior to your SkinPen procedure.
If you are on autoimmune therapy, ask your physician if you should refrain from taking any medications prior to your SkinPen procedure
POST SKINPEN PROCEDURE GUIDELINES
The day of the procedure:
Avoid strenuous exercise or excessive perspiration, as excess blood flow and sweat can cause discomfort and irritation to compromised skin.
Avoid use of any topical products not provided by your skincare professional for specific use with this procedure. This includes but is not limited to cosmetics, cleansers, sunscreens, moisturizers, etc.
Use only the Skinfuse topical products, RESCUE and LIFT, provided in your SkinPen Treatment Kit.
Strictly avoid sun exposure as you will not be wearing sunscreen. You may return to sunscreen use the day following the procedure. Continue to minimize sun exposure for one week following the procedure.
Follow the specific skincare regimen provided with your Skinfuse Post-Procedure Protocol.
Wait at least 7 day s post-procedure to begin Surge 1 Collagen Boost once weekly maintenance therapy.
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