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Post-Care Instructions

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Avoid all medications, supplements, food and alcohol that was discussed during your Pre-Care Plan until all swelling and bruising has subsided.


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Avoid all exercise or anything that increases your heart rate until swelling and bruising has subsided.


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If you feel you need pain relief, use Tylenol for headaches or discomfort (unless contraindicated). Avoid all NSAIDs as they can increase bleeding.

Pain Killers

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Avoid tanning, excessive sun, or heat for at least 24-48 hours following your treatment.

Sun & Heat

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Some common side effects of treatment may include mild headaches, bruising at injection site, a numb or tingling sensation at injection site, or a feeling of pressure or fullness at injection site.


If you experience changes in skin texture, excessive peeling or dryness, numbness, discoloration of the skin, excessive pain, or any other concerns while healing, please contact us immediately.

If you believe you are having a medical emergency, please dial 911.

Post-Care Treatment Specifics

Applying Face Cream

SkinBetter Science AlphaRet Post-Peel Care

  • Generally, non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging) makeup may be applied after each treatment.

  • Avoid exercise (sweating) for at least a few hours after each peel treatment.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure; wear protective clothing and use a mineral sunscreen (containing titanium oxide and/or zinc oxide) with an SPF 30 or higher daily.

  • Do not use a retinoid- or retinol- containing products such as Tretinoin, AlphaRet Overnight Cream, or other Vitamin A derivatives for 5 days after treatment, unless otherwise directed by your healthcare professional.

  • Do not use other potentially irritating ingredients such as harsh exfoliating products that contain alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acids for 5 days after treatment, unless otherwise directed by your healthcare professional.

  • If irritation occurs, stop or do not resume use of products until the skin has normalized.

  • Facial hair should not be waxed for 48 hours after a treatment. You may resume facial shaving the day after each peel treatment or when the skin has normalized.

  • Avoid the use of heat sources such as steam, saunas, and professional or home hairdryers for 8 hours following a peel treatment.

SkinPen Post-Care Instructions

Unexpected complications may occur when products not proven safe for use with microneedling are applied post-procedure.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise or excessive perspiration, as excess blood flow and sweat can cause discomfort and irritation to compromised skin for 72 hours.

  • Strictly avoid sun exposure as you will not be wearing sunscreen. You may return to sunscreen use 24 hours following the procedure. Continue to minimize sun exposure for 72 hours following the procedure.

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  • Do not apply makeup to treated areas for 24-48 hours.

  • Only use the serum/gels provided for the first 24-48 hours.

  • It is normal for your skin to take up to 7 days to look and feel normal. You can expect some flaking/peeling.

  • 24-48 hours after your procedure it is safe to use gentle cleansers and gentle facial moisturizers.

  • Use physical sunscreen rather than chemical sunscreen while you are healing.

  • Most people need a series of treatments (at least 3-4) spaced every 4-6 weeks to notice significant improvement. It takes 3-6 months to see the full effects of treatment.

  • DO NOT USE any glycolic acids, retinoids, or anti-aging/acne care products until at least 7 days after your treatment.

Applying Face Moisturizer

PRP Post-Care Instructions

  • Avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, naproxen, aspirin) the day of your procedure

  • If you experience discomfort, you can use ice or take Tylenol

  • It is fine to shampoo the hair gently the same day as your procedure. Do not color your hair for 24 hours after.

  • The areas treated may be tender to touch for up to 72 hours.

  • You may notice some bruising in the areas where there were injections, this is normal and will resolve in 1-2 weeks.

Permanent Cosmetics Post-Care Instructions

It usually takes around 7-10 days for the skin to heal. However, you should follow the After-Care provided at your appointment until your skin is completely healed. Your skin is healed when all flaking and/or scabbing is gone.


Powder Brows

For 1 hr post appointment, blot brows with a clean tissue to remove lymph. Avoid leaving any 'oozing' to reduce the chance of scabbing, peeling, and flaking.

  • Within a few hrs post appointment, wash brows with the aftercare soap provided.

    • Wash hands

    • Get a small amount of soap and some water outside of the shower

    • Wash gently in direction of hair. It’s a light swipe, just to help remove excess oil, oozing etc.

    • Rinse thoroughly. Cup hands with water and rinse to make sure all soap is removed.

    • Pat dry with clean paper towel

    • Apply a small amount of balm.

  • Wash morning and night for 10 days.

  • Apply balm morning and night for 10 days. A rice grain amount will cover both brows. 

  • No getting them wet other than washing outside of the shower. This includes shower, sweating, sauna, hot tub, etc.

  • No direct sunlight for two weeks.

  • NO MAKEUP, LOTION, FACE WASH, TREATMENTS, SERUMS, SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER should touch the brows for two weeks. After that, avoid all products on them that include active ingredients (acne or anti aging products)

  • No picking or scratching at scabs. Do not sleep face down.


Powder Brows & Lip Blushing

 Avoid the following for two weeks:

  • Drinking an excess of alcohol

  • Picking peeling or scratching on tattooed area

  • Driving in open air vehicles

  • Performing tasks where there is a lot of airborne debris

  • Sports, sauna, jacuzzi 

  • Increased sweating                


Consult a physician if you have any signs of infection, which could include excess redness in the area (aside from the first few hours after your appointment), foul smell, green or yellow discharge, and/or fever.
Long Term Aftercare - After Skin is Healed
● Inform future technicians of your brows at the time of any laser procedures or MRIs.
● Always use a good sunscreen to protect your brows from fading caused by sun exposure. Extreme sun exposure can and will fade your pigment. This can be minimized by applying minimum SPF25.
● Be aware that the use of chemical peels, exfoliants, strong facial products and bleaching agents in the forehead region & cigarette smoking can expedite the fading of your brows.

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