Pre & Post Treatment Instructions

Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out your Intake & Consent Forms and make yourself comfortable.

Late Policy: A late arrival for your appointment affects all the appointments after you for our other clients. There’s nothing fashionable about being late, you’ll just deprive yourself of the full treatment time. IF YOU ARE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES LATE, YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL BE CANCELLED, and you may be subject to a cancellation fee of $100. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours prior to your appointment without incurring a charge – if you need to reschedule or cancel please contact us via phone or email at least 24 hours in advance.

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COOLSCULPTING

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Stop any medications that thin your blood as bruising in the areas of treatment if possible. Over the counter medications like aspirin, anti-inflammatories may also exacerbate bruising and should be discontinued.

Day of Treatment:

  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing to your appointment.
  • Bring an extra pair of undergarments as any clothing you are wearing during the treatment may become wet.
  • Eat a light meal before your appointment. We will provide snacks and beverages during the session if you feel hungry.
  • No alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment and 72 hours after your treatment.
  • Drink water before and after your treatment.
  • Review & sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Congrats on doing your treatment! What’s next?

Remember everyone has different outcomes but these little tips and tricks will help to ensure your outcomes are optimal

Post-Treatment Guide:

What to expect immediately after:

  • Treated area may look or feel stiff and transient blanching (temporary whitening of the skin) may occur
  • You may feel a sense of nausea or dizziness as your body naturally warms and sensation returns to your treatment area. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within minutes.
  • The treated area may be red for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. This is an expected but temporary effect after CoolSculpting.
  • Bruising, swelling and tenderness can occur in the treated area. This typically resolves within a week or two.
  • Nausea and tingling, stinging and cramping in the treatment area are often reported on treatment day.
  • You may feel a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area. This is normal and typically resolves within a few hours but may last for several weeks after your procedure.
  • There typically is minimal recovery time after CoolSculpting. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after the procedure.

What to expect the first few days and weeks after CoolSculpting:

  • It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and look swollen in the first few days and weeks after CoolSculpting.
  • You may experience a temporary dulling of sensation that can last for several weeks.
  • At some point within the first two weeks following the procedure, you may experience one or more of the following sensations: deep itching, tingling, numbness, tenderness to the touch, pain in the treated area, strong cramping, diarrhea, muscle spasms, aching and/or soreness. Consult your doctor if these conditions persist beyond two weeks or worsen over time.
  • Avoid the use of anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen and Celebrex for 6 weeks after the treatment. The inflammatory response in your body is the mechanism which removes the fat cells and inhibiting the body’s ability to mount a response may slow the progress of your result following Coolsculpting.
  • Following the procedure, a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer will take place. You may start to see changes as early as three weeks after CoolSculpting and you will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body will continue naturally to process the injured fat cells from your body for approximately four months after your procedure. Coolsculpting will remove 20-40% of the fat from the treatment area.
  • Schedule a follow-up to review your results and discuss the option of additional treatments to achieve desired fat reduction.
  • Please call us if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than four weeks.

Helpful Hints:

  • Daily vigorous massage in the treated area will help with the faster removal of fat cells.
  • Wearing a compression garment may help in minimizing the topical sensations in the treated area.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet & exercise routine after your procedure is important for your results.
  • Weight gain will prevent you from appreciating your full results. Just like liposuction, Coolsculpting kills and eliminates fat cells from the treated area. If you are eating more calories than you are burning off through normal activity and exercise, the extra calories will be stored as fat in other locations in your body.
  • Applying Alastin TransFORM to treated areas will accelerate your body’s natural removal process of post-procedure fat debris and improve skin laxity, texture and crepiness.
  • Lipotropic injections will speed up how fast the body reduces fat. Excess fat will be burned, rather than stored, as your liver metabolism is sped up to reduce the unwanted deposits.
  • Infrared Sauna Pod sessions will help your body speed up removal of dead fat cells as well as remove toxins from your body.

TEMPSURE FIRM | EMTONE | RF SKIN TIGHTENING | RF CELLULITE TREATMENT

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Ensure you are well hydrated to achieve optimum treatment results. Hydrate by drinking plenty of water or hydrating fluids for several days in advance. Your treatment will not be effective if you are not well hydrated.
  • No alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment and 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Arrive at your appointment with cleansed skin (no lotion/perfume).
  • Hair may hinder smooth movement of the applicator and overheat the treatment area. Shaving (not waxing) any dense hair is advised.
  • Avoid intentional skin tanning. Use SPF 30 on the treatment area if exposed to the sun. You may improve your results by limiting exposure to the sun, tanning beds or tanning lotions 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue any irritant topical agents for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Retin-A or glycolics for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Isotretinoins such as Accutane for 6 months.
  • The treatment area must be free of any open lesions or infections.
  • Remove any jewelry and body piercings in the area to be treated prior to your appointment.
  • Review your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medications, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • Typically, clients may return to their normal activities after treatment.
  • Mild redness and swelling following treatment is normal.
  • Avoid hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, or hot water when washing or showering until redness has subsided.
  • Cleanse skin with tepid water and a gentle cleanser, & no active ingredients for a minimum of 3 days.
  • You may use water-based serums or moisturizers (no oils) immediately after treatment to calm or soothe the skin.
  • If you experience itching, you may use over the counter topical hydrocortisone cream.
  • Please call us if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than four weeks.
  • AVOID sun exposure as much as possible. Use a high factor sunscreen (> SPF 30) and protect the treated area from sunlight for at least one month after the treatment. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation.
  • AVOID alcohol for 24 hours after treatment
  • Following your recommended skin care treatment plan helps to maximize our results.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Shave 24 hours before your appointment. 
  • Do Not apply any creams, deodorant, etc in the treatment site prior to coming for your treatment.
  • No waxing, tweezing, threading, epilating for at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
  • No sun tanning, tanning beds or spray tanning 1 week before or after your appointment.
  • No antibiotics for 7 days prior to treatment
  • Do Not use hair removal lotions for 7 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue any irritant topical agents for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Retin-A or glycolics for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Isotretinoins such as Accutane for 6 months.
  • Review & sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • Mild redness and swelling may occur; it is recommended to cool the treated area immediately following treatment with cold (not frozen) packs.
  • AVOID heat, hot water or massage for 48 hours. Wash area with tepid water and mild soap, pat dry, do not rub.
  • Blistered or ulcerated skin can be treated with a prescribed antibiotic ointment or burn treatment cream.
  • Do NOT use Retin-A or glycolic based products for 7 days after treatment.
  • Do NOT expose the treated area to sun if possible for the duration of treatments. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Use a high factor sunscreen (> SPF 30) and protect the treated area from sun. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation.
  • If you experience itching, you may use over the counter topical hydrocortisone cream.
  • Please call us if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than four weeks.
  • Shaving or clipping the hair after the treatment is acceptable in between treatments.
  • Makeup may be used after the treatment, unless there is blistering.
  • Stubbles, representing dead hair being shed from the hair follicle, will appear within 10-20 days from the treatment date. This is normal and will fall out quickly.
  • Hair re-growth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body. New hair growth will not occur for at least three weeks after

BOTOX | FILLERS | INJECTABLES | KYBELLA

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Avoid blood thinning medications / supplements for 3-5 days before your appointment. Check with your PCP if on any RX medications.
  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
  • Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of its ingredients, or suffer from any neurological disorders.
  • Start taking Arnika Forte (available at our office) to help with bruising and healing. Always check with your physician if this is right for you. You can also use Alastin INhance Serum (available at our office) topically, after the procedure to further assist with healing.
  • Arrive at your appointment with cleansed skin.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment and 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Review & sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • Stay in a vertical position for four (4) hours following injection. DO NOT “rest your head” or lie down.
  • You may apply an ice or cold gel pack to the area(s) treated (AVOID putting pressure) as this helps reduce swelling and the potential for bruising. Once any pinpoint bleeding from the injection site(s) has subsided, you may begin wearing makeup.
  • You can also use Alastin INhance Serum (available at our office) topically, after the procedure to further assist with healing.
  • AVOID placing excessive pressure on the treated area(s) for the first few days; when cleansing your face or applying makeup, be very gentle.
  • AVOID exercise or strenuous activities for the remainder of the treatment day; you may resume other normal activities/routines immediately.
  • AVOID alcohol for 24 hours after treatment
  • Use a high factor sunscreen (> SPF 30) and protect the treated area from sun. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Wait a minimum of two weeks before receiving any skin care or laser treatments.
  • The effects of BOTOX® can take up to two (2) weeks to show.
  • You may experience a mild amount of tenderness or a stinging sensation following injection.
  • Redness and swelling are normal. You may have some residual bruising around the treated areas. It can take about a week to subside.
  • You may experience some tenderness at the treatment sites that can last for a few hours to a few days.
  • You may take Acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience any mild tenderness or discomfort.
  • Please call us if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than four weeks.
  • Following your recommended skin care treatment plan helps to maximize our results.

HYDRAFACIAL

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Arrive at your appointment with cleansed skin (no lotion/perfume) and area freshly shaved.
  • Do not get any Botox or Fillers for 2 weeks prior to your facial treatment. You may get Botox or Fillers the same day after your facial treatment if you desire.
  • Avoid intentional skin tanning. Use SPF 30 on the treatment area if exposed to the sun. You may improve your results by limiting exposure to the sun, tanning beds or tanning lotions 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue any irritant topical agents for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of OTC acne medications (Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic) for for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Retin-A or glycolics for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Isotretinoins such as Accutane for 6 months.
  • Refrain from any medium/deep chemical peels and laser treatments for 1 month. 
  • Refrain from waxing and use of depilatories for 48 hrs prior to treatment.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, we recommend you begin your anti-viral medication (Valtrex) the day before treatment. Clients with active cold sores will not be treated.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment and 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Review & Sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • You may resume normal skin care regimen 2 days after treatment. If skin still feels irritated, test spot your skin care products first.
  • Do NOT use any type of glycolic acid, exfoliation products, chemical hair services, tweezing, waxing, use hair removal products, lighteners, Accutane®, AHA, topical vitamin A, including Retin A®, Differin®, tretinoin, retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, astringents or glycolics for at least 2 days afterwards.
  • AVOID unprotected sun exposure and/or tanning beds for at least 2 days post treatment.
  • AVOID sun exposure as much as possible. Use a high factor sunscreen (> SPF 30) and protect the treated area from sunlight for at least one week after the treatment. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Make-up may be applied post treatment.
  • Following your recommended skin care treatment plan helps to maximize our results.

MICRONEEDLING | PLASMA FACIAL | PRP | AQUAGOLD

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Avoid blood thinning medications / supplements for 3-5 days prior to treatment if possible. Check with your PCP if on any RX medications.
  • Avoid use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, motrin, advil, ibuprofen for two weeks prior to treatment if possible to minimize the potential for bruising
  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
  • Discontinue use of Isotretinoins such as Accutane for 6 months.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, take antiviral medication starting 1 day prior and follow directions on your prescription.
  • Start taking Arnika Forte (available at our office) to help with bruising and healing. Always check with your physician if this is right for you.
  • Avoid tanning beds or prolonged exposure to the sun 3 days prior to treatment. Always use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30+.
  • Arrive at your appointment with cleansed skin.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment and 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Do not get any Botox or Fillers for 2 weeks prior to your facial treatment. You may get Botox or Fillers the same day after your facial treatment if you desire.
  • Review & sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • After treatment, your skin may appear slightly reddened which subsides rather quickly. Mild swelling may occur. Discomfort comparable to a mild sunburn is common.
  • To minimize the post-procedural inflammation, it is recommended to cool the treated area with cold (not frozen) packs.
  • After treatment, nothing topical should be applied for at least 4 hours.
  • Mineral makeup or light moisturizer may be used on the treated area after 4 hours, as long as the skin is not broken, blistered, or irritated.
  • Wash area with tepid water and mild soap, pat dry, do not rub. Use mild cleansers or soaps without perfumes, acids, and avoid washcloths and harsh cleansers until all transient healing processes have resolved naturally. Moisturize skin after cleansing.
  • Continue to hydrate by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day for the next 7 days.
  • If you experience itching, you may use over the counter topical hydrocortisone cream.
  • Beginning the following morning; apply the recommended at home post care products.
  • Peeling and skin sloughing may occur for several days after treatment.
  • NEVER pick or scratch the treated skin. This WILL cause damage and compromise your results as well as possibly cause scarring
  • If any crusting, apply antibiotic cream, aloe vera gel or sunburn treatment such as Desitin. Darker pigmented people may have more discomfort than lighter skin people. Follow instructions as specified by your aesthetic professional.
  • If scabs appear, they should be kept soft with a lubricating ointment and left to shed off naturally. Do not use anything exfoliating.
  • AVOID sun exposure as much as possible.  After 24 Hours, use a high factor sunscreen (> SPF 30) and protect the treated area from sun. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation. Do not apply sunscreen or expose your skin to sun for 24 hours after treatment.
  • AVOID heat, hot water, sauna or massage for 3 days.
  • AVOID vigorous activity and strenuous exercise for 48 hours.
  • Do NOT use any type of glycolic acid, exfoliation products, chemical hair services, tweezing, waxing, use hair removal products, lighteners, Accutane®, AHA, topical vitamin A, including Retin A®, Differin®, tretinoin, retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, astringents or glycolics for at least 7 days as this can severely damage or irritate the skin during the entire healing process.
  • AVOID laser services for 30 days.
  • Please call us if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than four weeks.
  • Following your recommended skin care treatment plan helps to maximize our results.

VIVACE | POTENZA | RF MICRONEEDLING

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Ensure you are well hydrated to achieve optimum treatment results. Hydrate by drinking plenty of water or hydrating fluids for several days in advance.
  • Arrive at your appointment with cleansed skin (no lotion/perfume). Shave (not waxing) any dense hair in the treatment area.
  • Do not get any Botox or Fillers for 2 weeks prior to your facial treatment. You may get Botox or Fillers the same day after your facial treatment if you desire.
  • Do not get chemical peels and other facial or laser treatments in the area for 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Avoid blood thinning medications / supplements for 3-5 days prior to treatment if possible. Check with your PCP if on any RX medications.
  • Avoid use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, motrin, advil, ibuprofen for two weeks prior to treatment if possible to minimize the potential for bruising
  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
  • Discontinue use of Isotretinoins such as Accutane for 6 months.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, take antiviral medication starting 1 day prior and follow directions on your prescription.
  • Start taking Arnika Forte (available at our office) to help with bruising and healing. Always check with your physician if this is right for you.
  • Avoid tanning beds or prolonged exposure to the sun 3 days prior to treatment. Always use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30+.
  • Arrive at your appointment with cleansed skin.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment and 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Do not get any Botox or Fillers for 2 weeks prior to your facial treatment. You may get Botox or Fillers the same day after your facial treatment if you desire.
  • Review & sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • After treatment, your skin may appear slightly reddened which subsides rather quickly. Mild swelling may occur. Discomfort comparable to a mild sunburn is common.
  • To minimize the post-procedural inflammation, it is recommended to cool the treated area with cold (not frozen) packs.
  • After treatment, nothing topical should be applied for at least 4 hours.
  • Mineral makeup or light moisturizer may be used on the treated area after 4 hours, as long as the skin is not broken, blistered, or irritated.
  • Wash area with tepid water and mild soap, pat dry, do not rub. Use mild cleansers or soaps without perfumes, acids, and avoid washcloths and harsh cleansers until all transient healing processes have resolved naturally. Moisturize skin after cleansing.
  • Continue to hydrate by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day for the next 7 days.
  • If you experience itching, you may use over the counter topical hydrocortisone cream.
  • Beginning the following morning; apply the recommended at home post care products.
  • Peeling and skin sloughing may occur for several days after treatment.
  • NEVER pick or scratch the treated skin. This WILL cause damage and compromise your results as well as possibly cause scarring
  • If any crusting, apply antibiotic cream, aloe vera gel or sunburn treatment such as Desitin. Darker pigmented people may have more discomfort than lighter skin people. Follow instructions as specified by your aesthetic professional.
  • If scabs appear, they should be kept soft with a lubricating ointment and left to shed off naturally. Do not use anything exfoliating.
  • AVOID sun exposure as much as possible.  After 24 Hours, use a high factor sunscreen (> SPF 30) and protect the treated area from sun. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation. Do not apply sunscreen or expose your skin to sun for 24 hours after treatment.
  • AVOID heat, hot water saunas or massage for 3 days.
  • AVOID vigorous activity and strenuous exercise for 48 hours.
  • Do NOT use any type of glycolic acid, exfoliation products, chemical hair services, tweezing, waxing, use hair removal products, lighteners, Accutane®, AHA, topical vitamin A, including Retin A®, Differin®, tretinoin, retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, astringents or glycolics for at least 7 days as this can severely damage or irritate the skin during the entire healing process.
  • AVOID laser services for 30 days.
  • Please call us if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than four weeks.
  • Following your recommended skin care treatment plan helps to maximize our results.

LASER FACIALS | ULTRA LASER | GENESIS LASER | CARBON PEEL | FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING | CO2 LASER | COOL PEEL

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Arrive at your appointment with cleansed skin (no lotion/perfume).
  • Do not get any Botox or Fillers for 2 weeks prior to your facial treatment. You may get Botox or Fillers the same day after your facial treatment if you desire.
  • Do not get chemical peels and other facial or laser treatments in the area for 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Avoid intentional skin tanning. Use SPF 30 on the treatment area if exposed to the sun. You may improve your results by limiting exposure to the sun, tanning beds or tanning lotions 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • No antibiotics for 7 days prior to treatment
  • Discontinue any irritant topical agents for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of OTC acne medications (Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic) for for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Retin-A or glycolics for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Isotretinoins such as Accutane for 6 months.
  • Inform us if you have used anticoagulants or have had chemotherapy in the past 6 months, history of bleeding disorders, pregnancy/breastfeeding, and seizure disorders.
  • The treatment area must be free of any open lesions or infections.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, we recommend you begin your anti-viral medication (Valtrex) the day before treatment. Clients with active cold sores will not be treated.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment and 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Review & Sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • Stay cool! Heating internally or externally can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • After treatment, your skin may appear slightly reddened which subsides rather quickly. Mild swelling may occur. Discomfort comparable to a mild sunburn is common.
  • To minimize the post-procedural inflammation, it is recommended to cool the treated area with cold (not frozen) packs.
  • After treatment, nothing topical should be applied for at least 4 hours.
  • Wash area with tepid water and mild soap, pat dry, do not rub. Use mild cleansers or soaps without perfumes, acids, and avoid washcloths and harsh cleansers until all transient healing processes have resolved naturally. Moisturize skin after cleansing.
  • Apply a gentle moisturizer 4 hours after treatment and regularly throughout the course of your treatment plan.
  • Treated pigment may turn darker (brown to black) within 24-48 hours. Treated pigment will exfoliate off in approximately 1-2 weeks.
  • Do not pick at treated areas!!!
  • If you experience itching, you may use over the counter topical hydrocortisone cream.
  • Blistered or ulcerated skin can be treated with a prescribed antibiotic ointment or burn treatment cream.
  • If scabs appear, they should be kept soft with a lubricating ointment and left to shed off naturally. Do not use anything exfoliating.
  • AVOID sun exposure as much as possible.  After 24 Hours, use a high factor sunscreen (> SPF 30) and protect the treated area from sun. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation. Do not apply sunscreen or expose your skin to sun for 24 hours after treatment.
  • AVOID heat, hot water saunas or massage for 3 days.
  • AVOID vigorous activity and strenuous exercise for 48 hours.
  • Makeup may be used on the treated area after 12 hours, as long as the skin is not broken, blistered, or irritated.
  • For Acne Treatment: Return to normal acne skin regimen 2 days after treatment if there are potentially harsh or irritant topical agents in the program. Otherwise, gentle washer and non-irritant topical agents may be used without interruption.
  • Do NOT use any type of glycolic acid, exfoliation products, chemical hair services, tweezing, waxing, use hair removal products, lighteners, Accutane®, AHA, topical vitamin A, including Retin A®, Differin®, tretinoin, retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, astringents or glycolics for at least 7 days as this can severely damage or irritate the skin during the entire healing process.
  • Please call us if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than four weeks.
  • AVOID other facial services for 2-4 weeks.
  • Following your recommended skin care treatment plan helps to maximize our results.

TEMPSURE ENVI | RF FACIAL SKIN TIGHTENING

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Ensure you are well hydrated to achieve optimum treatment results. Hydrate by drinking plenty of water or hydrating fluids for several days in advance. Your treatment will not be effective if you are not well hydrated.
  • No alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment and 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Do not get any Botox or Fillers for 2 weeks prior to your facial treatment. You may get Botox or Fillers the same day after your facial treatment if you desire.
  • Arrive at your appointment with cleansed skin (no lotion/perfume).
  • Hair may hinder smooth movement of the applicator and overheat the treatment area. Shaving (not waxing) any dense hair is advised.
  • Avoid intentional skin tanning. Use SPF 30 on the treatment area if exposed to the sun. You may improve your results by limiting exposure to the sun, tanning beds or tanning lotions 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue any irritant topical agents for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of OTC acne medications (Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic) for for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Retin-A or glycolics for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Isotretinoins such as Accutane for 6 months.
  • The treatment area must be free of any open lesions or infections.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, we recommend you begin your anti-viral medication (Valtrex) the day before treatment. Clients with active cold sores will not be treated.
  • Review your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medications, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • Typically, clients may return to their normal activities after treatment.
  • Mild redness and swelling following treatment is normal.
  • Stay cool! Heating internally or externally can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Avoid hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, or hot water when washing or showering until redness has subsided.
  • Cleanse skin with tepid water and a gentle cleanser, & no active ingredients for a minimum of 3 days.
  • You may use water-based serums or moisturizers (no oils) immediately after treatment to calm or soothe the skin.
  • If you experience itching, you may use over the counter topical hydrocortisone cream.
  • Please call us if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than four weeks.
  • AVOID sun exposure as much as possible. Use a high factor sunscreen (> SPF 30) and protect the treated area from sunlight for at least one month after the treatment. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation.
  • AVOID alcohol for 24 hours after treatment
  • Following your recommended skin care treatment plan helps to maximize our results.

VI PEEL | CHEMICAL PEEL

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Arrive at your appointment with cleansed skin (no lotion/perfume).
  • Do not get any Botox or Fillers for 2 weeks prior to your facial treatment. You may get Botox or Fillers the same day after your facial treatment if you desire.
  • Avoid other facial treatments or laser for 2-4 weeks prior to treatment
  • Avoid waxing, threading, or depilatory creams for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid sun exposure for 1 week, and wear an SPF 30+.
  • Discontinue any irritant topical agents for 7 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of OTC acne medications (Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic) for for 2-3 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Retin-A or glycolics for 7 days prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Isotretinoins such as Accutane for 6 months.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment and 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Review & Sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • Day 1
    • Immediately following the peel, skin may look light yellow, red, or tan. This is due to the Retinoic Acid included in the formulation. It is temporary until washed.
    • Please wash your skin after 4 hours (DO NOT USE HOT WATER). You may apply a thin layer or post peel protectant (moisturizer included) as needed. If post peel protectant burns you can substitute a thin layer of aquaphor. Apply the SPF if it is daylight.
    • One hour before bed, wash your face with a mild cleanser (DO NOT USE HOT WATER), dry well and apply one of the post peel towelettes to the peeled areas. If you experience extreme itchiness or irritation, wash with cool water.

     Day 2

    • Cleanse skin with a mild cleanser and gently pat dry (DO NOT USE HOT WATER).
    • Continue to apply a light layer of the post peel protectant 2-4 times per day as needed. Apply SPF after every application during daylight hours.
    • 1 hour before bed, wash your face with a mild cleanser (DO NOT USE HOT WATER), dry well and apply one of the post peel towelettes to the peeled areas. If you experience extreme itchiness or irritation, wash with cool water.

    Day 3-5

    • You will start to see the peeling process by seeing a slight sloughing of the skin. Refrain from picking or pulling at the skin during this process as it can cause scarring and hypo or hyperpigmentation.

    Day 6-10

    • Continue to treat the skin gently and do not scrub.
    • Resume any topical prescriptions (Retin A, Renova, etc.) when skin feels back to normal (around day 8 and beyond).
  • Stay cool! Heating internally or externally can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Do not put treated area directly into a hot shower spray for at least 7 days post procedure.
  • Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas for at least 7 days post procedure.
  • Do not go swimming for at least 7 days post procedure.
  • Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive sweating for at least 7 days post procedure. (excessive perspiration early in treatment could cause blistering).
  • Do not use loofahs or other means of exfoliation for at least 10-14 days post procedure.
  • Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area.
  • Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.
  • Treated skin may look and feel like a mild windburn for the next 2 or 3 days. After 48 hours, a slight flaking may occur for 3 to 5 days which can easily be controlled with moisturizers.
  • Do not apply makeup the day of treatment. It is recommended that makeup not be applied for 3 to 5 days
  • To minimize side effects and maximize results, use the recommended post procedure products.
  • Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day but can be applied more frequently for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking.
  • AVOID sun exposure as much as possible.  After 24 Hours, use a high factor sunscreen (> SPF 30) and protect the treated area from sun. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation. Do not apply sunscreen or expose your skin to sun for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Do not pick or pull on any loosening skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Do not have any other facial treatment for at least one week after your peel. You may resume the regular use of retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid, vitamin c or bleaching creams ONLY after peeling process is complete.
  • Please call us if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than two weeks.
  • Following your recommended skin care treatment plan helps to maximize our results.

HAIR RESTORATION TREATMENTS FOR THINNING HAIR | MICRONEEDLING HAIR TREATMENT | PLASMA HAIR TREATMENT | KERALASE

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Wash your hair with shampoo the morning of your treatment. Do Not use conditioner. Hair must be clean and free of any hair products (No gel, spray, etc.) at the time of treatment.
  • Keralase Only: Keralase Laser Hair Treatment cannot be performed unless hair and scalp is COMPLETELY dry.
  • Keralase Only: No antibiotics for 7 days prior to treatment
  • Avoid intentional skin tanning on your scalp. You may improve your results by limiting exposure to the sun, tanning beds or tanning lotions 1 week prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Isotretinoins such as Accutane for 6 months.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment and 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Review & Sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • You may shampoo and condition your scalp starting the next day after treatment.
  • AVOID unprotected sun exposure on Scalp for at least 2 days post treatment.
  • Following your recommended hair treatment plan helps to maximize our results.

EMSCULPT

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Dress in comfy clothes which allows flexibility for correct positioning during the treatment.
  • You will be asked to remove all metallic accessories (such as jewelry, watch or clothes containing metallic threads) and electronic devices.
  • You cannot use EmSculpt if you have any metallic or electronic implants (such as pacemakers, defibrillators, metallic IUDs, etc.)
  • Drink plenty of water before and after your treatment.
  • Review & sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • Some of our clients experience workout soreness the next couple of days, but because Emsculpt also breaks down lactic acid, the soreness is minimal.
  • Most of our clients begin to see their Emsculpt results within 3 to 6 weeks after their first treatment, and see the full results at about three months.
  • As with any type of muscle improvement, maintenance is required to maintain results. The results from your initial series of treatments will last 6 months or more. We recommend two maintenance treatments every 3-6 months.

Helpful Hints:

  • A successful treatment outcome can be affected by smoking or excessive alcohol consumption, as well as: eating disorders or on-going medication. While no special diet is required, you are encouraged to eat healthy to help promote and maintain results.
  • Weight gain of three pounds or more will prevent you from appreciating your full results.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet & exercise routine after your procedure is important for your results.
  • Following your recommended treatment plan helps to maximize our results.
  • Schedule a follow-up to review your results and discuss the option of additional treatments to achieve your desired look.

SAUNA POD INFRARED SWEAT SESSION

Pre-Treatment Guide:

  • Drink plenty of water before and after your sauna pod session.
  • Towels are available so you can dry off after your sweat session.
  • Review & sign your Consent and Pre & Post Treatment Forms to make sure your treatment is not affected by medication, health condition, or lifestyle changes.

Post-Treatment Guide:

  • Immediately after your session you may feel like you just finished a workout, however 30 minutes later you will feel refreshed and rested. You may feel a boost in your energy and mood. Oh and get ready to sleep like a baby that evening! Keep in mind-just like a workout some sweats will feel better than others.
  • Be sure to stay hydrated.
  • We recommend not showering after your session to allow your pores to stay open and continue flushing toxins. If you must, take a quick, hot shower, though we recommend waiting at least 30 minutes before showering and putting on any lotions, liquids, creams, etc. until your pores close.

POLICIES/PAYMENT

At the Slate Medspa, we pride ourselves on offering the best service for our clients. Please make yourself aware of our policies described below. Our policies have been designed to ensure you enjoy a truly peaceful and relaxing visit with us.

CONSULTATION  Slate Medspa is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. We offer complimentary consultations to better understand your needs. Based on a private analysis and conversation, we partner with you to design a treatment plan that will best meet your expectations.

SCHEDULING  Please call ahead and we will schedule you for a consultation or treatment. For your convenience, we recommend scheduling your next treatment before leaving our facility. Due to the customized nature of many of our treatments, appointments can sometimes exceed their scheduled time. Please be patient and know that you will also receive the same exceptional service and personal attention.

CANCELLATION POLICY  A scheduled appointment at the Slate Medspa reserves the time of our professionals. Out of respect for our staff’s time, we do require a credit card to secure all appointments. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours prior to your appointment without incurring a charge. Cancellations with less than 24 hours or no-shows require a $100 service fee which will be charged to your credit card. Thank you for your consideration.

ARRIVAL  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment so you’ll have plenty of time to unwind, and give us the 411 on what’s new in your life (aka paperwork). As we are a medical spa, we require that all new clients fill out a medical/skincare history and treatment consent forms. Paperwork and consent forms must be updated annually. There’s nothing fashionable about being late, you’ll just deprive yourself of the full treatment time.

PHOTOGRAPHY  Treatments include pre and post treatment photography. All photographs are private and covered by HIPPA laws. Post treatment and all follow-up visits do include photography.

PAYMENT  We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Care Credit & Other Financing Options.  All treatments/products must be paid for at or prior to the time of treatment or purchase. There are no discounts when using Care Credit or Financing. We accept personal checks as a form of payment for treatments only, at least 5 days prior to treatment appointment, however, if a check is returned for insufficient funds, a fee of $30 will be added to the amount due.

RETURN POLICY –

Medspa ServicesThere are no refunds for services at Slate Medspa. However, unused or remaining treatments can be used as credit towards any service at Slate Medspa. Every individual is unique. Results may vary. Although the vast majority of patients achieve desired results, there is no guarantee of results for any treatment.

Retail ProductsRetail Products are eligible for a refund if you have had an adverse skin reaction. Returned items are subject to inspection by Slate Medspa staff. All original product packaging and its contents must be returned within 7 days. Returned products may not be altered, over 5% used or damaged. We reserve the right to deny multiple refunds on same products or same product types returned more than once. Gift certificates are not refundable or transferrable.

FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT  For their safety, and for the courtesy of other guests receiving relaxing services, children under 13 years of age are not permitted. Please put cell phones on silent. This is your time to relax and be in the moment. Inform our front desk staff if you have any special needs or concerns to ensure your time spent with us is a memorable experience.

VALUABLES  We are not responsible for lost or stolen items and encourage you to leave valuables at home.

For the comfort of our guests, the Slate Medspa is a Non-Smoking facility.

We wouldn’t be the trendsetters that we are if we weren’t constantly expanding our services. Although Slate Medspa makes every effort to keep its advertising material updated, please note that prices and services are subject to change at any time. We love having you as a client, but we reserve the right to refuse service at any time, to anyone, for any reason.

 

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Slate Medspa is reputable for complete customer satisfaction for completed treatments. Unless otherwise noted, testimonials provided for Slate Medspa are clients of Slate Medspa who have undergone complete treatment(s.) However, results may vary per client. No treatment is promised to provide permanent results. A guarantee is neither provided nor implied.

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