Medical Spa Treatment Aftercare
Aftercare is just as critical as pre-treatment care when you chose to get treatment in a medical spa. Choosing not to obey the aftercare directions of your health care provider will reverse all the wonderful results of your treatment, so be sure to ask as many questions as you need to get a clear picture of what is really needed to get the full benefits from your medical spa procedure. During your appointment, this information will all be given, but here is an idea of the recommended aftercare for different types of medical spa treatments.Do you want to learn more? Visit The Aesthetic Loft
Facial Aftercare Photo
After a photo-facial treatment, never pick or scratch your face. Apply a thin coat of moisturizer to the region if your skin feels dry and itchy. Make sure that it is free of fragrances. Apply hydrocortisone cream over the region if the moisturizer is not enough to help the itching. A low dose cream can be administered over the counter or a higher dose cream can be obtained by prescription from a medical spa consultant.
If you are going to be exposed to the heat, fully cover the treated area with clothing or use a sun block that has a minimum SPF 30 value. Each time, it is necessary to follow this protocol, even as you leave the medical spa. During the healing process, sunlight will negate the effects of the treatment and potentially cause skin damage. You can use an icepack if needed if you have redness or swelling immediately after the procedure.
Aftercare by BOTOX®
Do not do something that might increase the blood pressure or interfere with the injection site the day you receive your injection at the medical spa: strenuous exercise, massages, or other cosmetic procedures such as microdermabrasions for a few days are no-nos. Exercise the injection site muscles approximately ten times per hour before bedtime.
For the first couple of days after this medical spa procedure, stop tanning, hot tubs and sunbathing. Do not lie down within three hours of BOTOX® for the first 24 hours and avoid consuming alcohol or taking any anti-inflammatory medicines, as bruising and discomfort can increase. If required, apply a cool compress for a few minutes after the procedure.
Removal of Laser Hair Aftercare
If you are especially susceptible to itchiness, do not rub, pick, or scratch on the treated area, and again apply a hydrocortisone cream. The treated area should also not be waxed or tweezed in any way – doing so will irritate your skin and hinder the healing process. Exercise can induce transpiration and should initially be avoided as well. When it is safe to resume exercise, your medical spa specialist will inform you.