Post Treatment Recommendations

I.      Facials

II.    Microdermabrasions

III.   Skin Tag Removals



What you do in the next 24 to 72 hours may affect the progress of your skin care treatment.

  • Hydrate!!!  Skin stimulation and massaging scalp and facial muscles releases toxins from pent-up tension and stress. Flush it out.
  • Don’t visit a sauna, steam room, or work out. You’ve just been cleaned, steamed, and “glowified’.  Don’t strip your glow!
  • Schedule body massages BEFORE your facial so that you don’t get a toilet-set imprint on your newly poreless complexion.  (See me about scheduling a tandem facial/body massage.)
  • Don’t touch or wash you face until tomorrow.  You’ve spent more time than usual cleansing your skin professionally.
  • Wear a hat or cap with a wide brim and stay out of the sun.  You have a new batch of vulnerable skin that can easily burn.  Sun exposure can cause sun damage and skin cancer.
  • Don’t use at-home peels or Retina A/Renova for at least 72 hours. We use anti-aging products in our facial treatments.  Overuse of glycolic acid, alpha hydroxyl, or retinoid products may cause redness.  Give your skin a break.
  • Don’t pick.  Pimples are left behind when they are not close enough to the surface. Deep-cleansing facials make pimples surface naturally within 24 hours.  Call for a follow-up extraction.
  • Don’t wear makeup–well, that’s not mandatory but your skin is fresh and new.  Why not use this time to go au naturel?

If you have any questions or need to schedule a follow-up appointment, please do not hesitate to call Jessica at: (813) 545-1445.



For the next 24 hours, strenuous exercise, or any activity that causes excessive perspiration, is not recommended. While it will not harm you or hinder your skin care treatment progress, the perspiration can be irritating.

  • It is imperative that NO TANNING is done while you are undergoing these treatments, as you may burn severely and reduce the results that may be obtained.
  • Retinoid/AHA usage should be discontinued for 3 days before through 3 days after treatments.
  • Refrain from waxing, electrolysis or depilatories for at least 7 days.
  • Drink additional water.
  • Use of cold compresses can provide relief from the ‘wind-burned’ feeling.
  • Recommended makeup may be applied within one hour post-treatment.
  • Your treated skin may be sensitive to any alpha hydroxyl products, retinoid products and the sun for a number of days, so please follow home care recommendations carefully.

Your aesthetician will go over this information with you before you leave our office, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (813) 545-1445.



The treatment area will form an immediate protective scab. Keep the area as dry as possible and DO NOT REMOVE SCABS.

  • Do not cover the scabs with a band-aid.
  • Do not use any anti-biotic cream. If the scab feels tight, use a tiny dab of Neosporin.
  • The scab should fall off naturally within 7-14 days, but during the healing process the area may become itchy and red/slightly swollen.
  • DO NOT SCRATCH as the area could be irritated and delay the healing process. Scratching off the scab may also leave a scar.
  • Take care of your skin in a regular normal fashion, use moisturizer as needed.
  • Do not use anything that contains glycolic/lactic/salicylic acid for 2 months and no microdermabrasion (facial) for 1 month after treatment.
  • In some clients, there is a 15% or less chance that pigmented skin with a diameter of 5mm or larger might experience a slight difference in texture. However, the area will be lighter and no scars will form.
  • You may also use MEDERMA scar cream after the scabs have fallen off to speed up the healing process.

Call Jessica at (813) 545-1445 or comment on Facebook at FACIAL HEALINGS.COM with any questions or concerns.

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