Avoid products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.) for 7 days prior to treatment.
Avoid sun exposure, use of tanning beds, use of tanning lotions and/or spray tan application for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
You may use topical anesthetic in the office prior to your scheduled appointment (please arrive 30 minutes prior to your Moxi treatment or 1 hour prior to Halo treatment).
If you have a history of cold sores, we recommend a course of antiviral medication pre and post treatment in order to prevent an outbreak of cold sores if you are prone to them.
Redness and/or swelling are common and should resolve within 10 days. Pinpoint bleeding may occur.
Sleep with head elevated the first night after treatment in order to reduce swelling.
The treated area may be extremely warm or sensitive for 2-4 hours after the treatment.
Take Acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience mild discomfort.
Take oral antihistamines, such as Benadryl or Zyrtec, if you experience itching.
On the 2nd or 3rd day after treatment, you will notice tiny dark spots and a bronzed appearance to the treated skin. To avoid scarring, scabbing and/or bleeding, avoid picking at treated areas.
Avoid heat, saunas, hot tubs and strenuous activity until skin is healed.
Do not use an electric or manual facial brush of any kind for 7 days after your treatment.
To enhance results and minimize potential side effects, ask your provider about skincare products recommended post- treatment.
Resume your regular skin care routine 7-10 days post treatment, or as directed by your skincare provider.
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