FRAXEL

WHAT TO EXPECT

Pre-treatment Considerations:

 

  • First and foremost, it is important to schedule your treatment at least two weeks prior to any important events.

  • Discontinue retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide containing products at least 2 weeks prior to procedure. Be sure to check all skin care products including over-the-counter.

  • No prolonged sun exposure, spray tanning, or tanning bed use for at least 2 weeks prior to procedure.

  • If you have any history of cold sores, please let us know as soon as possible so we may prescribe Valtrex for you to take prior to and after your procedure.

  • Please plan treatment with neuromodulators and fillers 2 weeks prior to or after your procedure.

  • If you have been taking oral isotretinoin (Accutane) please wait 6 months after completing therapy to schedule your Fraxel Dual treatment.

  • Please try to arrive for your appointment without makeup, but it may be removed at the spa if more convenient.

  • If desired, a pre-treatment medication may be prescribed to help you to relax during your procedure. Please let us know 3-5 days before you would like to pick up your prescription so that we may have it ready for you. If you take medication for your procedure, you will need someone to drive you home after treatment.

 

 

What to expect during your treatment:

 

  • When you arrive, photos may be taken and a numbing gel will be applied to your face for approximately 60 minutes.

  • The numbing gel is removed and your provider will move the device over your face in a specific pattern.

  • The treatment usually lasts for 20-30 minutes for full face.

  • Aftercare products will be applied to soothe and calm the skin.

  • Your skin will look as though you have a moderate sunburn and may have swelling and tightness.

 

Post-care instructions

  • Swelling and redness is expected and usually peaks the day following the procedure. If your treatment was more aggressive or you typically swell more than others, the swelling may last longer. It is usually present to some degree for the first 2-3 days. You may use ice packs or cool compresses to the area for 10 minutes/hour to help reduce swelling and soothe the area. Some clients like to place two shot glasses into the freezer to use as ice packs around the eyes. Sleeping with the head elevated may also help to reduce swelling.

  • Be sure to use gentle products on the face while skin is healing for the first 2 weeks. We recommend NeoCleanse Gentle by Neocutis or Image Ormedic cleanser followed by BioGel, BioCream, Alastin Skin Nectar, or Image I Rescue Crème. Please consult your provider for the best regimen for your skin.

  • Redness decreases within the first week, but a “rosy” glow may persist for several weeks.

  • Skin may feel dry, peel, and flake during the first week or so. A sandpaper like texture may also be present. It is important to keep the skin as moisturized as possible during this time. There is no such thing as too much moisture!

  • The Fraxel Dual treatment causes destruction of microcylinders of skin which then exfoliate during the healing process. Bronzing of the treated skin usually occurs around days 4-5 with heavily pigmented areas being the most obvious. The skin may appear crusted with dots and it is very important not to pick, peel, or scratch at these dots as it could cause scarring. On the face, they usually shed between 7-10 days while areas treated other than the face may take as long as 3 weeks. Most clients enjoy scheduling a facial and dermaplane 7-10 days after treatment to remove any remaining flakiness.

  • Sunscreen is very important after Fraxel to protect your new skin. Do not use any scrubs, alcohol containing toners, acids, or retinols for 2 weeks following treatment.

 

As always, please call us at 919-263-8510 if you have further questions or concerns.

CLEAR+BRILLIANT

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Helps improve the look of fine lines

  • Reduces the appearance of pores

  • Improves skin tone and texture

  • Improves skin’s overall appearance and “glow”

 

What to Expect:

 

  • Your treatment begins with application of topical numbing cream to your face for approximately 30 minutes prior to treatment in order to provide additional comfort.

  • Your provider will gently guide the Clear + Brilliant handpiece across the target area and actively treat your skin for approximately 15-20 minutes.

  • Clear + Brilliant utilizes the patented Intelligent Optical Tracking™ System to ensure your provider maintains proper contact with your skin and provides a uniform application to all treated areas.

  • The Clear + Brilliant Perméa® handpiece allows safe treatment of darker skin tones.

  • Skin will be red and possibly have swelling for the first 24 hours post treatment. I Rescue Post Treatment crème or Alastin Skin Nectar may be applied to speed healing and optimize results. The skin may have a “sandpaper” like feel for a few days as well but make up may be applied if desired.

 

As always, please call us at 919-263-8510 if you have further questions or concerns.

MORPHEUS8

WHAT TO EXPECT

Morpheus8 RF Microneedling Pre and Postcare Instructions

 

Pre-procedure considerations-

 

  1. Please see instructions for injectables for tips to reduce the incidence of bruising.

  2. Results from Morpheus8 treatment may be seen in a few days, but will be most noticeable beginning at 3 weeks, with full results at 3 months post treatment.

  3. Morpheus8 is a collagen building treatment. Results may be optimized by using Alastin Skin Nectar for 2 weeks prior to your treatment to clear old disorganized collagen and prepare for new collagen formation.

  4. If desired, a pre-treatment medication may be prescribed to help you to relax during your procedure. Please let us know 3-5 days before you would like to pick up your prescription so that we may have it ready for you. If you take medication for your procedure, you will need someone to drive you home after treatment.

 

Post-procedure-

 

  1. After your procedure, your skin will have some redness and swelling and may show dots/grid marks. This is usually transient and subsides quickly, but you may see it to a degree for up to a week.

  2. Always wash your hands before touching your face, use clean towels and a clean pillowcase to help prevent infection.

  3. Do not apply any make up for at least 36 hours and be sure to clean any make up brushes, sponges, and applicators before use.

  4. Be sure to apply sunscreen of at least 30 spf before any sun exposure.

  5. Continue use of Alastin Skin Nectar to aid in healing.

 

As always, please call us at 919-263-8510 if you have further questions or concerns.

PLASMA PEN

WHAT TO EXPECT

Plasma Pen Skin Tightening Pre and Post Treatment Instructions

 

Plasma skin tightening is a skin rejuvenation treatment performed by our skillfully trained providers using approved equipment and a sterile disposable probe. This advanced procedure  stimulates the fibroblasts in the skin to create collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin in the treated area to tighten and revitalize the skin.

As with most minimally invasive skin treatments, there is a recovery process following plasma pen treatment and it is VERY important that these guidelines are followed to facilitate that recovery and protect your investment.

 

Before Your Treatment:

  1. Avoid any type of tanning (spray, outdoor, or tanning bed) for at least 2 weeks before treatment. Those with darker tones should consider pre-treating the skin for 2-3 weeks prior to procedure with a lightening skin care product to help reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation. Please discuss which product that would be best for you with your provider.

  2. Discontinue use of retinols and products containing acids such as glycolic or salicylic for 2 weeks prior to your treatment.

  3. Avoid other procedures in the anticipated treatment areas such as laser, chemical peels, fillers, or Botox (and other neuromodulators) for 3 weeks prior to plasma pen treatment. It is preferable to perform the treatment at approximately the time that Botox is due to see skin as it is naturally positioned.

  4. Avoid NSAIDs for the week prior to and after treatment.

  5. Remove contact lenses and lash extensions if the eye area is being treated. Please bring glasses to your appointment, if needed.

  6. To aid in the healing process, begin taking 2000mg of vitamin C daily for one week prior to and for 12 weeks after treatment.

  7. Be sure to hydrate skin well and drink plenty of fluids prior to your appointment.

 

What To Expect:

  1. Your skin will be cleansed, then topical numbing cream will be applied and left in place for 45-60 minutes.

  2. The pen is held above the skin and a tiny plasma arc connects the tip of the probe to the epidermis. This causes the epidermis to evaporate and the plasma dot is left behind. This is continued in a specific pattern and the skin around the dots tightens. Some discomfort may be felt, but your provider will do everything to keep you as comfortable as possible. Since the treatment involves controlled microtraumas to the skin, you may smell the plasma arc reacting with the skin’s surface during treatment. This is normal and expected.

  3. As the topical numbing wears off, you will feel a sensation similar to a sunburn that usually dissipates within 2-3 hours. This is also completely normal.

 

 

After Your Treatment: The MOST important phase!

  1. Inflammation in the area treated is a by-product of the treatment and is necessary for the production of collagen and elastin. Please do as little as can be tolerated to reduce this. Swelling is normal and is especially notable when the eye area is treated, usually lasting 2-3 days. Ice may be applied sparingly keeping the ice pack wrapped to prevent wetting the dots. Sleeping with your head elevated may help reduce swelling.

  2. After the first 12 hours, the skin may be cleansed with a small amount of gentle cleanser and your fingers twice daily. Do not use washcloths or other exfoliation devices for 21 days and be sure to pat area gently to dry. Men should avoid shaving the area until initial healing is complete.

  3. It is very important to keep the area as dry as possible while the dots are in place. Do not apply any make up, creams, or sunblock until the dots have fallen off. We will provide an after care serum that may be applied 2-3 times per day.

  4. The dots should begin to loosen and drop off approximately 5-6 days after treatment. It is VERY IMPORTANT to not pick, pull, or rub at the dots to speed the process. This can cause scarring and hyperpigmentation to occur. You will be ready for them to be gone, but resist, resist, resist…you can do it!

  5. After the dots have fallen off, it is important to wear sunblock and protect the area from the sun while in the healing (pink) stage and for at least the next 12 weeks.

  6. Results are usually notable immediately, but full results can be seen in 12 weeks.

  7. You may return to work the following day, but you will not look your best in the initial healing phase. Most clients find it more comfortable to take time off for recovery, but this is up to you. Feel free to “Rock the Dots” if you like!

 

As always, please call us at (919) 263-8510 or email at provider@lunasolmedspa.com if you have further questions. 

SKIN PEN

WHAT TO EXPECT

Skin Pen

 

Pre-treatment Considerations:

 

  • Discontinue retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide containing products at least 24 hours prior to procedure.

  • No prolonged sun exposure for at least 24 hours prior to procedure.

  • Discontinue NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve/naproxen) or any medication that may make you more prone to bleeding for 7-10 days prior to procedure. Always consult your prescribing physician prior to discontinuing your medications.

  • If you have any history of cold sores, please let us know as soon as possible so we may prescribe Valtrex for you to take prior to and after your procedure.

  • Please plan treatment with neuromodulators and fillers 2 weeks prior to or after your procedure.

  • If you have been taking oral isotretinoin (Accutane) please wait 6 months after completing therapy to schedule your SkinPen treatment.

  • Please try to arrive for your appointment without makeup, but it may be removed at the spa if more convenient.

 

What to expect during your treatment:

 

  • When you arrive, a numbing gel will be applied to your face for 30-40 minutes.

  • After removing the numbing gel, your face will be cleansed with alcohol.

  • The treatment usually lasts for 20-30 minutes for full face.

  • The area is gently cleansed again with sterile water and aftercare products will be applied.

  • Your skin will look as though you have a moderate sunburn and may have some swelling and tightness. This usually resolves within 24 hours.

 

Post treatment considerations:

 

  • Please see instructions for aftercare for the Morpheus8 treatment.

  • Avoid NSAIDs for 1 week after treatment.

  • For 24 hours following treatment always wash your hands prior to touching your face, do not wear makeup, and refrain from swimming or exercise to prevent infection.

NEUROMODULATORS

WHAT TO EXPECT

In order to minimize the risk of possible side effects and complications of injections please follow these simple steps:

Pre-Treatment Instructions for Injectables

  1. Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)

  2. Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, ibuprofen, Aleve, aspirin and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.

  3. Schedule your filler and neuromodulator (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau) appointments at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from the filler and neuromodulator injections may take approximately 4 to 7 days to begin to appear. Also, bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.

  4. Please reschedule your appointment with us at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish in the area.

  5. If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, they may prescribe an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.

  6. Be sure to eat and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.

You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Post-Treatment for Neuromodulators

1.  Please do not manipulate or massage the treated area for 3 hours following treatment. Delay receiving facial or laser treatments after injections for at least 10 days. Ask your provider if you are not sure about the time frame of certain services

2. Recent studies have shown that moving treated muscles for 10-15 minutes immediately after neuromodulator treatments may speed the onset of effect.

3. Keep your head higher than your heart for 4 hours after your treatment. This will prevent the medications used from tracking into the orbit of your eye and causing drooping eyelid.

4. Depending on the medication used, dosing, and your body chemistry, results may begin to be seen in 4-7 days.  Full effect should be seen 2 weeks after your treatment .  Please keep your follow up appointment to assess to see if a touch up or adjustment needs to be made. You are charged for the amount of product used and will be charged for any used during any touch-up or subsequent appointments.

  1. Do NOT perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 12 hours after treatment. Excessive heat generated may cause breakdown of the medication.

Post-Treatment Instructions Dermal Filler

  1. Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area, unless instructed by your provider.

  2. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

  3. Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.

  4. Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling.

  5. If you have swelling you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.

  6. Use Tylenol for discomfort.

  7. Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.

  8. Take Arnica to help the bruising and swelling, starting at least 2 days prior to injections.

As always, if you have further questions regarding your treatment, please call LunaSol Med Spa at (919)263-8510 or email us at provider@lunasolmedspa.com.

123 Capcom Ave. #105  Wake Forest, NC  27587

(919) 263-8510

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