Pre and Post Treatment Guidelines

Four days prior to treatment, discontinue using all alpha hydroxy acid products (those containing glycolic or lactic acid), salicylic acid products, retinoids (Retin A, enova, Differin and Tazorac) and other topical acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide. If in doubt about using any product, please discontinue it and discuss it at your appointment.

The following procedures/products should not be performed or used for a minimum of 7-10 days before and after Microdermabrasion:

  • Waxing
  • Scrubs or exfoliants
  • Electrolysis
  • Tweezing
  • Injections (Collagen & BOTOX)
  • Laser treatments (any kind)
  • Facials or masks
  • Chemical peels (any kind)
  • Fragrance Alpha hydroxy acids (including glycolic and lactic acid)
  • Salicylic acid
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Hydroquinones (Alustra, Lustra AF, and Glyquin)
  • Retinoids (Retin A, Renova, Differin and Tazorac