Pre-Treatment Instructions:

  • 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. 

Post-Treatment Instructions:

  • 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.