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Pre & Post Care Instructions for Dermaplaning

 Pre Care 

  • Stop use of any scrubs, Retin-A, retinols, take home microdermabrasion, glycolic or any other peels, exfoliants, or tanning products at least 72 hours prior to your appointment.

  • Accutane use must be discontinued for a minimum of 6-12 months.

  • If you experience cold sores / Herpes outbreaks in the area to be treated, it may be advised to begin taking an antiviral medication one day prior to treatment.

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 Post Care 

  • Use a gentle cleanser twice daily for a minimum of 7 days.

  • Apply a hydrating moisturizer at least twice daily for a minimum of 7 days.

  • Avoid applying products containing exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, retinol, tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, toner, etc.) for at least 24 hours.

  • No scrubs, polishes, or aggressive brushes should be used for 1-2 weeks.

  • Avoid sun exposure for at least 72 hours. Your skin will be more sun sensitive after dermaplaning. Apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and seek shade if possible when outdoors.

  • Avoid excessive sweating and heat (such as steam rooms, saunas, and heavy workouts) for at least 72 hours.

  • Avoid chlorine for 24 hours.

  • Avoid facial waxing for 1 week post-treatment.

  • Avoid dermal fillers and neuromodulator injections (Botox, Dysport, etc.) for 2-4 weeks.

  • Remember that product absorption levels will be elevated after your dermaplane.

  • You may experience slight peeling for the first few days following treatment, however this is uncommon.

  • Slight windburn sensation and/or blotchiness are normal in the first few days.

  • Some skincare products may tingle or slightly burn for the first few days.

  • It is possible to experience post-dermaplane breakouts. If this occurs, contact your esthetician to be recommended an acceptable acne treatment.

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