Microdermabrasion Pre-Treatment Instructions
- Do not use Accutane (acne medication) for several months before the treatment
- Do engage in any exfoliating treatments at least one month prior to treatment
- Do not apply Retin-A, Tazorac, Renova, or Differin (also acne medication) two weeks before and two weeks after your treatment
- Do not use any waxing or hair removal creams two weeks before treatment
- Do not engage in any laser treatments one month before and one month after your treatment
- Do not engage in any tanning sessions approximately one month before treatment
Do tell your Microdermabrasion clinician if:
- You have Accutane recently
- You have had any recent facial surgery or radiation
- A herpes infection in the therapy area
- Any allergies to medication
- A suppressed immune system
Day One of the Microdermabrasion Treatment
Your skin may be a little tender and red. This is normal. If you have any “rug burns”, apply a small amount of the ointment that your clinician will provide. “Rug burns”, while they can be bothersome, are not a concern and in fact represent an area that will show good improvement when healed. For complete healing, keep these areas moist with the ointment—usually around three days. Use skin care products as instructed.
Days two and three after the Microdermabrasion Treatment
Your skin should have a glow, and you should be enjoying the results of your microdermabrasion treatment. Return to the use of your products as instructed by your clinician.
Day Four after the Microdermabrasion Treatment
In the shower, exfoliate your skin. Make sure your face is very wet. If your shower is steamy, this process will be more effective. Begin by putting on the Pamela Hill Enzyme Mask and allow it to sit on your face for up to five minutes. Then gently remove with the Pamela Hill Skin Care Papaya Facial Scrub for the best results.
REMEMBER YOUR SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY! Consult your clinician if you have any questions or concerns.