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Post-Professional PCA Treatment Tips

Two days post-procedure:

•Stay cool! Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation.

•Do not put the treated area directly into a hot shower spray.

•Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas.

•Do not go swimming.

•Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.

•Do not use loofahs or other means of mechanical exfoliation.

•Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area.

•Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.

General Guidelines:

After receiving a PCA SKIN professional treatment, you should not necessarily expect to ‘peel’. However, light flaking in a few localized areas for several days is typical. Most patients who undergo these treatments have residual redness for approximately one to twelve hours post-procedure.

As with all peels and treatments, it is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as it is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight; however, makeup may be applied 15 minutes after the treatment if desired.

To minimize side effects and maximize results use the post-procedure solution for 3 to 5 days or until flaking has resolved.

If the skin feels tight, apply ReBalance for normal to oily skin types or silkcoat balm for drier skin types to moisturize as needed. For maximum hydration, you can apply hydrating serum under ReBalance or silkcoat balm.

Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day but can be applied more frequently for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking.

It is recommended that other topical, over-the-counter medications or alpha hydroxy acid products not be applied to the skin seven days post procedure, as they may cause irritation.

It is recommended to delay use of trentinoin, Retin-A, Differin, Renova,Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo or Ziana five days post-procedure. Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing use of any prescription medications.

Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Use weightless protection spf 45, perfecting protection spf 30, total defense calming hydrator spf 25, protecting hydrator spf 30, hydrator plus spf 30 for broad-spectrum UV protection.

Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post-procedure. This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.

Do not pick or pull on any loosening or peeling skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.

Do not have electrolysis, facial waxing and/or depilatories for approximately 5 days.

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