Do not wash or touch your face for at least 6-8 hours post-treatment.
Prepare the vinegar solution - add 1 tsp of white vinegar to 1 cup of cool water. See below for further information on this.
After this time, you may wash and pat dry the skin gently twice day until the crusting naturally exfoliates/sloughs off.
Do Apply a mild/non-fragrant moisturizing cream to the treatment area twice a day (or more if needed) for 2 weeks or until the area is fully healed. We recommend SkinCeuticals Epidermal Repair Cream.
A visible fine scab or crusting will develop 3 and 5 days after your treatment. Do not remove it forcibly or scratch it.
You may feel redness, dryness, swelling, and some pain for 2 to 3 days. You may apply the moisturizer as frequently as needed and layer it with Vaseline or Aquaphor.
Apply sunblock every 3 to 4 hours for a minimum of 2 weeks to a month after your procedure to help prevent UV-induced pigmentation. We recommend SkinCeuticals, Tizo or ColorScience brand. Remember, UV rays pass through car and house windows. Wear sun protection even if it is cloudy outside. Exposure to UV rays can cause the skin to hyperpigment (darken).
Do not wear a face masks until the fine scabbing/crusting has exfoliated or sloughed off (up to 5 days).
Avoid skin irritants (examples below) for 7-10 days after treatment, all products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, vitamin C/ascorbic acid, astringents, etc.
Avoid sauna and aggressive exercises for 1-2 weeks.
Optional: to keep your skin cool and moisturized by spraying with cold water during the healing process.
Ways to speed healing:
• Soak the treated skin with a plain white vinegar solution 4 to 8 times each day.
• You cannot soak too much. Soaking reduces redness and speeds healing!
• Apply plain Vaseline to treated areas after soaking.
• Re-apply frequently as needed to maintain a continuous layer on your skin.
• Do not pick, rub, scrub or irritate your skin while it is healing.
• Vinegar Soak Recipe: 2 cups of water and 1 tsp plain white vinegar
How to Soak: Dip a clean, soft, washcloth or white cotton gauze into vinegar solution and place the wet cloth against your skin, gently pressing to ensure the vinegar solution wets the skin. Rinse and repeat for 10 to 15 minutes. ■ Most of the Vaseline should come off during the soak (do NOT rub). o Solution: ■ 1 teaspoon of plain white vinegar to 2 cups of water. ■ Solution may be mixed up ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. o Apply a layer of Vaseline ointment to the treated area immediately after soaking. If the skin gets dry or scabbed, you need to soak more often.
Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.
Multiple treatments may be required.
Notify the clinic of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, persistent grid pattern, etc.)
Book your Follow up for 2 weeks after your treatment. You may receive additional instructions at this time.
For best results please follow these instructions.