Do not wash your face until the NEXT morning (unless you have been told otherwise).
THE NEXT DAY Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. You may proceed with makeup if you choose and sunscreen.
For the next several days, the skin may feel tight and "pulled", raw and itchy. All this is normal.
During the day, it is best to hydrate the skin well with a moisturizer or 100% Hyaluronic Acid. Your skin may start to flake, 2 to 3 days after. Everyone peels differently. For the next 2 days, do NOT: Use Jacuzzi, steam room or sauna. Go swimming. Participate in activities that make you perspire like the gym, Use exfoliating products.
Use of a sunblock is mandatory. Sunblock will help prevent and slowly fade pigmentation problems.
You may or may not experience visible peeling. Every skin is different and we cannot predict your skin. Dead cells are usually dissolved during the procedure, though minor dryness and mild flaking can follow this procedure.
For the next 3 weeks: Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Do not go tanning for at least 3 weeks.
For the next 7 days: Do not get electrolysis, collagen injections, Botox and facial waxing. Discontinue use of Retin-A/Renova/Differin or any other tretinoin products for 7 days. Do not use scrubs, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, retinoids, other AHAs, skin lighteners, wax, or strong astringents for 5 days. Avoid the sun and apply sunblock for the rest of the day.
It is your responsibility to use sunblock at all times when outdoors while undergoing peels in order to avoid brown spots.
At bedtime, use only a cleanser, toner and moisturizer.
But after all of this, it is worth it! Your skin will look great!
Microdermabrasion aftercare instructions
There are some practical measures that you can take following your microdermabrasion treatment what will ensure a speedy 'recovery' and general health of your skin. These will be discussed with you after your treatment is completed.
Use a fresh pillow case to avoid bacteria transfer.
Use a non-perfumed, gentle moisturiser regularly after your treatment.
Avoid extreme weather conditions such as sun and wind.
Wear SPF as your skin will be very sensitive to UV rays.
Don’t swim for a couple of days after your treatment
Sweat may make your skin feel uncomfortable, so exercise should to be avoided for a few days after treatment
Drink plenty of water to help re-hydrate the skin
Avoiding shaving or waxing for a week after microdermabrasion
All of these measures ensure that your skin has the best possible chance to heal well and quickly, avoiding any unnecessary strain or risk.