Treatment Tips

At AesthetiSpa, we strive to provide safe treatments and achieve outstanding outcomes. With any medical procedure, it is important to prepare before the treatment and to take special care of the treated area afterwards. Below are some general pre-treatment tips for our most popular services to help you prepare. A full list of pre and post treatment instructions are provided during your consultation and treatment.

Dermal Fillers

  • Avoid aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (including Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve), alcohol, Vitamin E, fish oil, garlic, St. John’s Wort and gingko biloba for seven to 10 days before your appointment as these may cause an increased risk of bleeding or bruising at the injection sites. Tylenol may be used.
  • Arnica gel or cream may be used topically for five days prior to treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. Arnica can be purchased at our office.
  • If you have a history of facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. We recommend that you take Valtrex, an antiviral medication, before and after your treatment for prophylaxis. Please make sure you notify your provider at least one week before your appointment so we can prescribe this medication to prevent an outbreak.
  • Eat a small meal or snack before your appointment.
  • Bruising and swelling will be worse for the first 24 – 48 hours after you receive your dermal filler injections. You may want to refrain from going to any special events during this time.

Laser and Light Based Treatments

  • Avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, and prolonged sun exposure for at least seven to 14 days. Sunburned skin cannot be treated with any laser and tanned skin cannot be treated with IPL.
  • Skin should be completely clear of any self-tanner product.
  • Avoid any irritants on your skin, such as products containing Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, or astringents for seven days prior to treatment.
  • For laser hair removal, come in for pre-treatment photos unshaven prior to your first treatment. For ALL other laser treatments, you should shave prior to your appointment.
  • Prior to laser hair removal, DO NOT pluck or wax for at least two weeks prior to treatment as this removes the target hair and DO NOT bleach or use “Nair” type products for at least two weeks prior to treatment.
  • If possible, do not wear any makeup prior to facial treatment.
  • Avoid aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (including Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve), alcohol, Vitamin E, fish oil, garlic, St. John’s Wort and gingko biloba for seven to 10 days before your appointment as these may cause an increased risk of bruising. Tylenol may be used.
  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or any other medications that may make you photosensitive, please let us know. We may have to reschedule your appointment.
  • Arnica gel or cream may be used topically for three days prior to treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. Arnica can be purchased at our office.
  • If you have a history of cold sores in the treatment area, we recommend that you take Valtrex, an antiviral medication, before and after your treatment for prophylaxis. Please make sure you notify your provider at least one week before your appointment so we can prescribe this medication to prevent an outbreak.

Peels, Microneedling, Microdermabrasion, Hydrafacials, Dermaplaning

  • Avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, and prolonged sun exposure for at least seven days prior to treatment. Sunburned skin cannot be treated.
  • If possible, please do not wear makeup on the day of your treatment.
  • Avoid any irritants to your skin, such as products containing Retin A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, or astringents for three to seven days before your treatment.
  • Do not wax, tweeze, or use a depilatory on treatment areas for one week prior to your treatment.
  • You should wait seven days after receiving Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin to receive a microneedling, microdermabrasion or Hydrafacial treatment and 30 days after Dermal Fillers.
  • If you have a history of facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. We recommend that you take Valtrex, an antiviral medication, before and after your treatment for prophylaxis. Please make sure you notify your provider at least one week before your appointment so we can prescribe this medication to prevent an outbreak.
  • For microneedling, please avoid aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (including Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve), alcohol, Vitamin E, fish oil, garlic, St. John’s Wort and gingko biloba for seven to 10 days before your appointment as these may cause an increased risk of bleeding or bruising. Tylenol may be used.