800 Main Street South | Southbury, CT

30 E 60th Suite 904 | New York, NY

(injectables only)

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*Results may vary. Unless noted otherwise, testimonials provided for Grace Medical Aesthetics are patients of Grace Medical Aesthetics who have undergone completed treatment(s.) Before and after images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. Statements estimating treatment duration and the amount of treatments required are based on the typical experience of patients of Grace Medical Aesthetics, however, duration and amount of treatments needed may vary per client. A guarantee is neither provided nor implied. For more information, please refer to our Disclaimer.

PRE + POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Injectables

INJECTABLE PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • DO NOT WEAR MAKEUP TO YOUR APPOINTMENT OR BE PREPARED TO REMOVE IT! Makeup harbors bacteria and if it is not removed prior to injection, it may increase the risk of infection. We attempt to remove all makeup thoroughly, but it is safer not to wear any.

  • Avoid alcohol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, oral Vitamin E, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) 24 hours prior to your treatment, as they may promote the risk of bruising and bleeding in the injection area.

  • If you are currently taking anti-coagulation medications (Warfarin, Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox, Enoxaparin, Lepirudin, Refludan, Ticlopidine Ticlid, Clopidogrel, Plavix, Tirofiban, Aggrastat, Eptifibatide, Integrilin), discuss the use of these medications with your healthcare provider prior to your treatment. You may or may not be a candidate for treatment with cosmetic dermal fillers.

  • If you are prone to cold sores (oral herpes simplex), take your prescribed medication (Famvir, Famciclovir, Valtrex, Valacyclovir, Acyclovir) as prescribed in the 24 hours prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expecting to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of treatment may be a contraindication.

DERMAL FILLER POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Avoid applying pressure or touching the treated area for six (6) hours after the procedure. The area can then be gently washed with a cleanser and water. You may resume makeup use at this time.

  • Avoid vigorous scrubs, exfoliation, or facial treatment in the area of treatment for 72 hours.

  • If signs and symptoms of infection develop and persist (warmth at the site of injection, discharge/pus, pain/discomfort) or if you develop a fever, please contact Grace Medical Aesthetics so our staff may assist you. 

  • Oral or topical Arnica Montana, an herbal supplement, may help with reducing bruising caused by cosmetic treatments. DO NOT take Arnica Montana if you have liver or kidney problems.

  • For pain/discomfort, use cool packs and over-the-counter analgesics (Acetaminophen, Tylenol). Severe pain should be reported to Grace Medical Aesthetics immediately.

  • Avoid manipulation of the area following the injection unless specifically instructed otherwise by your healthcare practitioner.

  • If you were injected with Sculptra - remember to massage the treated area for 5 minutes at a time, 5 times a day, for 5 days straight to prevent nodules from forming. This is extremely important for successful Sculptra results. (5x5x5)

It is normal to experience the following:

  • Swelling will begin within 1-2 hours of treatment and should resolve with 48-72 hours.

  • Undereyes and lips will swell significantly - this is normal and can be improved by sleeping on a few extra pillows and drinking a moderate amount of water. Lips can swell up to 3 times their normal size. This is not an indicator of an allergy. Avoid particularly salty foods during this time as it may exacerbate undereye swelling.

  • Aching discomfort is common, especially in the lips, cheeks, and chin. Tylenol (NOT Advil) and some cool compresses will help discomfort.

​WRINKLE RELAXER POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • It may take up to 7 days for Dysport and up to 14 days for Botox to take full effect.

  • A follow-up visit at 10 days to 2 weeks is suggested to assess results for subsequent treatments, particularly if you are a first time client. If full correction is not achieved, you may need to purchase additional Botox/Dysport/Xeomin for injection. Asymmetry is corrected free of charge.

  • Oral or topical Arnica Montana, an herbal supplement, may help with reducing bruising caused by cosmetic treatments. DO NOT take Arnica Montana if you have liver or kidney problems.

  • Re-treatment is typically needed at 4 months.

  • Regular injections usually yield a longer lasting Dysport or Botox result.

  • If you have had your horizontal forehead lines treated and you feel as though your eyebrows are too heavy, the treatment may not be optimal for you or we may need to adjust your dose. Please let your provider know.

  • If your upper lip was treated, you may not be able to drink through a straw, whistle, or enunciate some words for approximately 2 weeks.​

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY AT (860) 578-4722 FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Severe pain at the injection site.

  • Swelling, redness, or drainage that starts after 48 hours.

  • Blanching (whitening) of an area that was injected.

 

CoolSculpting

COOLSCULPTING PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

What to expect before CoolSculpting:​

  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can go home in or bring comfortable clothing with you that you can change into before treatment.

  • Bring any entertainment you'd like during your treatment (iPad, laptop, book, etc). Grace Medical Aesthetics will provide you with complimentary Wifi, a TV with Netflix and Hulu for your enjoyment, music streaming services, and can provide you with drinks or snacks during a long treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, mediations, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of treatment may be a contraindication.

What to expect during CoolSculpting:

  • CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that may take from one to several hours, depending on your treatment plan.

  • No general/topical anesthesia or pain medication is required or administered.

  • As the procedure is initiated, vacuum pressure draws tissue into an applicator cup. The vacuum pressure may cause sensations of deep pulling, tugging and pinching in the area being treated.

  • You also may experience intense stinging, tingling, aching, or cramping. These sensations generally subside as the area becomes numb (within minutes).

COOLSCULPTING POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

What to expect immediately after CoolSculpting:

  • Immediately after the procedure, your treated area may look or feel stiff and transient blanching (temporary whitening of the skin) may occur.

  • You may feel a sense of nausea or dizziness as your body naturally warms and sensation returns to your treatment area. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within minutes.

  • The treated area may be red for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. This is an expected, but temporary, effect after CoolSculpting.

  • Bruising, swelling, and tenderness can occur in the treated area. This typically resolves within a week or two.

  • Nausea, tingling, stinging, and cramping in the treatment area are sometimes reported on treatment day.

  • You may feel a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area. This is normal and typically resolves within a few hours, but may last for several weeks after your procedure. 

  • There typically is minimal recovery time after CoolSculpting. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after the procedure.

What to expect the first few days and weeks after CoolSculpting:

  • It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and look swollen in the first few days and weeks after CoolSculpting. 

  • You may experience a temporary dulling of sensation that can last for several weeks. 

  • At some point within the first two weeks following the procedure, you may experience one or more of the following sensations: deep itching, tingling, numbness, tenderness to the touch, pain in the treated area, strong cramping, diarrhea, muscle spasms, aching, and/or soreness. Consult Grace Medical Aesthetics if these conditions persist beyond two weeks or worsen over time.

  • Though uncommon, you may experience hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) in the treated area within the first week or weeks following your CoolSculpting treatment. This may last up to a year, but may be treatable to lessen the dark appearance. If you notice a darkening of the treated area, contact Grace Medical Aesthetics immediately to assess the next steps.

  • Following the procedure, a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer will take place. You may start to see changes as early as three weeks after CoolSculpting and you will experience the most dramatic results after approximately three months. Your body will continue naturally to process the injured fat cells from your body for approximately six months after your procedure. 

 Next steps:

  • Weight gain will prevent you from appreciating your full results. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine after your procedure can help prevent this.

  • If desired, schedule a follow-up assessment to review your clinical results 12 weeks after your treatment to discuss the option of additional treatments to achieve desired fat reduction. 


Please call us at (860) 578-4722 if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than two weeks.

 

Laser Hair Removal

LASER HAIR REMOVAL PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Avoid active sun exposure or self-tanners to the treated area for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to the sun.

  • Shave the area that you want to treat the day before/of your treatment. Do not tweeze, wax, or use depilatories in the area you're looking to treat for 4 weeks prior to treatment, as it will prevent the best results. The follicle must be in tact for successful treatment.

  • Tell your treatment provider if you are pregnant, nursing, or trying to become pregnant or if you have started taking any new prescriptions.

  • Tell your treatment provider if you are currently taking Erythromycin, Vancomycin, Gentamicin, Doxycycline, Tetracycline, Minocycline, Ciprofloxacin, Levofloxacin, Ofloxacin, or similar medications.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of treatment may be a contraindication.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

Patient response can vary after a hair reduction treatment. Erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) around the hair follicles in the treated area are usually noted within a few minutes after the completion of the procedure and typically resolve completely within 24-48 hours. A sun burn sensation in the area treated is also normal and expected.

The treated area must be treated with care. BE GENTLE! Do not scratch or pick at your skin.

  • Avoid the following for the first 4 hours and until sensitivity has subsided:

    • Use of scented lotions or soaps, deodorants, exfoliant creams (Retin-A, Glycolic/Salicylic and Alpha-Hydroxy Acids), acne creams or gels, loofa sponges, and aggressive scrubbing.

    • Hot or cold water- wash with tepid water.

    • Swimming pools and spas with multiple chemicals/chlorine.

    • Activities that cause excessive perspiration.

    • Avoid hot tubs, Jacuzzi tubs, saunas, hot yoga, and/or vigorous exercise.

  • A cold compress can be used to provide comfort if the treated area is especially warm. This is typically only needed within the first 12 hours after the treatment.

  • Vitamin E or Aloe Vera applied to the treatment area may provide a soothing effect. In the unusual case of crusting of the skin or a blister in the treated area, apply an antibiotic ointment twice a day to the affected areas. Do not pick at these areas as this may result in infection or scarring. Keep the affected area moist and avoid direct sunlight.

  • If an antiviral medication, such as Valtrex, has been prescribed for you, continue to take as directed.

  • In rare cases, hives have been reported after hair reduction treatments. If you experience an irritated raised rash after the treatment, contact Grace Medical Aesthetics at (860) 578-4722. Benadryl may be taken to help relieve the itchiness.

  • Do not use the following hair removal methods or products on the treated area during the course of your laser treatments: tweezing, waxing, and depilatories, as it will prevent you from achieving your best results; you may shave. Strictly avoid any sun exposure, including tanning beds, to the treated area for a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.

  • The treated area is more prone to sunburn and pigmentation change. Keep the area covered and use a sunscreen with a protection factor of 30+. Delayed blistering secondary to sun exposure has been noted up to 72 hours post treatment.

  • Hair may take up to 4 weeks, or in some cases, as little as a few days, to fall out following treatment. Do not be alarmed if hairs appear to be "growing" during this time.

  • Subsequent treatments are based upon your clinician's recommendation and are typically 4-6 weeks apart depending on the area being treated. The number of treatments necessary will depend on the body location, the amount of hair present, the character the hair, and your skin type.

 

IPL

IPL PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not wear any makeup to your appointment or be prepared to remove it. Thoroughly washing and drying the skin to remove any makeup, lotion, or sunscreen is required.

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid the use of topical self-tanners in the treatment area for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Retinoid medication (Retinol, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A for 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Hydroquinone products 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolics, Alpha or Beta-Dydroxy Acids) for 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expecting to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of may be a contraindication.

  • Longevity of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers done any time within 6 months prior to your facial treatment may be affected. Wrinkle relaxers and/or fillers within 2 weeks prior to your treatment is not recommended.

IPL POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • You may experience a sunburned sensation immediately following treatment. Although rare, some slight swelling is possible.

  • Darkening of freckles and other areas is normal. If this occurs, do not pick or exfoliate the areas. They will flake off or lighten on their own over the next week if on the face and over the next several weeks if on the body.

  • If you experience a burn, gently cleanse the area and use hydrocortisone cream on the area several times a day for the next week. If the mark opens, also use antibiotic ointment over the hydrocortisone cream. Please notify Grace Medical Aesthetics at (860) 578-4722 immediately of any burns.

  • Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ containing UVA/UVB protection with sun blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on treated area daily if exposed to the sun.

  • You may generally resume normal skin care regimen after three days following treatment (or sooner if advised by your practitioner).

  • Make-up may be applied the day after your treatment (or sooner if advised by your practitioner).

 

1540 Fractionated Laser

1540 FRACTIONATED LASER PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not wear any makeup to your appointment or be prepared to remove it. Thoroughly washing and drying the skin to remove any makeup, lotion, or sunscreen is required.

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid the use of topical self-tanners in the treatment area for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Retinoid medication (Retinol, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A for 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Hydroquinone products 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolics, Alpha or Beta-Dydroxy Acids) for 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expecting to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of may be a contraindication. 

  • Longevity of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers done any time within 6 months prior to your facial treatment may be affected. Wrinkle relaxers and/or fillers within 2 weeks prior to your treatment is not recommended.

1540 FRACTIONATED LASER POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Avoid heat and keep the skin cool during the first day of treatment. Application of cool gel packs and appropriate topical creams (if directed) immediately following treatment can help alleviate post treatment itchiness and tingling that may occur.

    • As healing occurs, avoid injury, heat, and sun exposure for at least two weeks.

    • Use covered or wrapped icepack in only 10-15 minutes intervals.

    • Edema (swelling), and sometimes blanching (white appearance), is expected immediately post treatment and generally resolves within 24-48 hours. It may last up to 3-5 days in some clients.

    • Sleeping with your head slightly elevated will help reduce the likelihood of puffiness.

  • Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ containing UVA/UVB protection with sun blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on treated area daily if exposed to the sun.

  • Gentle cleansing and use of non-irritating cosmetics are permitted after treatment (as directed by practitioner).

  • Those prone to acne outbreaks should avoid heavy makeup or moisturizers for 24 hours post treatment. Plan on using mineral makeup.

  • Following a more aggressive treatment, it may be helpful to use some topical moisturizer (if directed) on the skin during the healing process to help minimize trans-epidermal water loss to reduce dryness or crusting.

  • To help remove debris and bronzing of skin that can appear 1 to 4 days after treatment, soak treated areas for 5-15 minutes with wet wash cloth, and then gently remove debris. Do not pick at or scrub the treated areas as this can result in scarring.

  • It is suggested that Retinoid medications (Retinol, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A be discontinued 1-2 weeks prior to the initial treatment and throughout the course of treatment. The use of Retinoids during the treatment course may result in undesirable side effects and prolonged healing.

1540 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

  • A low risk of prolonged itching, redness, and blistering.

  • A risk of hyperpigmentation (dark pigment), hypopigmentation (light pigment), burns, bruising, or blistering may occur, some of which may result in scarring.

  • Transient erythema (redness) or edema (swelling) immediately after treatment.

  • Bronzing, which is brown debris on the surface of the skin, may develop a few days post treatment. This is a desirable clinical end-point and will naturally exfoliate off over the next 14 days.

  • Risk of infection following treatment, potentially resulting in side effects mentioned above.

  • Acne breakouts. (Avoid heavy make-ups and using recommended products will reduce this risk).

  • Post-Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

  • Social downtime.

 

1064 Collagenesis Laser / Carbon Facial / Eye Brightening

1064 COLLAGENESIS LASER / CARBON FACIAL / EYE BRIGHTENING PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not wear any makeup to your appointment or be prepared to remove it. Thoroughly washing and drying the skin to remove any makeup, lotion, or sunscreen is required.

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid the use of topical self-tanners in the treatment area for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Retinoid medication (Retinol, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A for 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Hydroquinone products 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolics, Alpha or Beta-Dydroxy Acids) for 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expecting to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of may be a contraindication.

  • Longevity of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers done any time within 6 months prior to your facial treatment may be affected. Wrinkle relaxers and/or fillers within 2 weeks prior to your treatment is not recommended.

1064 COLLAGENESIS LASER /CARBON FACIAL / EYE BRIGHTENING POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:​

  • You may experience a sunburned sensation immediately following treatment. Although rare, some light swelling is possible.

  • Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ containing UVA/UVB protection with sun blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on the treated area daily if exposed to the sun.

  • If you experience a burn, gently cleanse the area and use hydrocortisone cream on the area several times a day for the next week. If the mark opens, also use antibiotic ointment over the hydrocortisone cream. Please notify Grace Medical Aesthetics at (860) 578-4722 immediately of any burns.

  • You may generally resume normal skin care regimen after three days following treatment (or sooner if advised by your practitioner).

  • Make-up may be applied the day after your treatment (or sooner if advised by your practitioner).

 

Chemical Peel

CHEMICAL PEEL PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not wear any makeup to your appointment or be prepared to remove it. Thoroughly washing and drying the skin to remove any makeup, lotion, or sunscreen is required.

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid the use of topical self-tanners in the treatment area for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Retinoid medication (Retinol, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A for 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Hydroquinone products 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolics, Alpha or Beta-Dydroxy Acids) for 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expecting to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of may be a contraindication. 

CHEMICAL PEEL POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not get the treated area wet, apply products, or apply makeup for 6 hours post procedure, as this could reactivate the chemicals. This includes showers, perspiration, misting spray, products, makeup, etc.

  • Avoid heat and keep the skin cool during the first 48 hours post treatment. Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation. Avoid direct hot water spray, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas. Do not participate in activities that may cause excessive perspiration.

  • The skin may look and feel like a mild windburn for the first 48-72 hours post treatment.

  • After 48 hours, a slight flaking may occur for 3-5 days. Flaking can easily be controlled with moisturizers. Do not pick, peel, or scratch the flaking. Do not use any means of exfoliation or loofahs. This may result in scarring or hyperpigmentation.

  • Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ containing UVA/UVB protection with sun blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on the treated area daily if exposed to the sun.

  • To minimize side effects and maximize results, apply post procedural products as instructed by your practitioner.

  • You may resume normal skin care regimen, including the use of Retinoid medications, topical exfoliating agents, and Hydroquinone products, only after the peeling process is complete.

 

Silk Peel Dermalinfusion

SILK PEEL DERMALINFUSION/MIRCODERMABRASION PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not wear any makeup to your appointment or be prepared to remove it. Thoroughly washing and drying the skin to remove any makeup, lotion, or sunscreen is required.

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid the use of topical self-tanners in the treatment area for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Retinoid medication (Retinol, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A for 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Hydroquinone products 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolics, Alpha or Beta-Dydroxy Acids) for 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expecting to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of may be a contraindication.

SILK PEEL DERMALINFUSION/MICRODERMABRASION POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ containing UVA/UVB protection with sun blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on the treated area daily if exposed to the sun.

  • You may generally resume normal skin care regimen the day after your treatment (or sooner if advised by your practitioner).

  • Make-up may be applied the day after your treatment (or sooner if advised by your practitioner).

 

The Perfect Peel

THE PERFECT PEEL PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not wear any makeup to your appointment or be prepared to remove it. Thoroughly washing and drying the skin to remove any makeup, lotion, or sunscreen is required.

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid the use of topical self-tanners in the treatment area for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Retinoid medication (Retinol, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A for 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Hydroquinone products 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolics, Alpha or Beta-Dydroxy Acids) for 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expecting to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of may be a contraindication.

THE PERFECT PEEL POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

The day of peel application is considered “Day 1”. The peel solution should remain on the treated area for at least 6 hours. During the first 6 hours, DO NOT wash, touch, rub, apply make-up, or wet the treated area. Avoid heavy exercise, excessive perspiration, saunas, etc. for both the first 6 hours and during the entire peel process.

DAY 1-2

  • The treated areas will feel tight and may appear slightly darker.

  • The Perfect Derma Moisturizer with 1% hydrocortisone (included in the Patient Home Care Kit) may be used after 6 hours if:

    • The skin feels excessively irritated.

    • Patient is Fitzpatrick type 4-6 or has melasma or hyperpigmentation (confirm with your practitioner).

  • If you are not experiencing any irritation or discomfort, the peel solution can remain on until your evening cleansing or it may be left on overnight.

DAY 2 – A.M.

  • Gently wash and dry the treated areas. Vigorously apply the 1st Post-Peel Towelette to the treated areas and let dry thoroughly. Towelette solution should be left on for 30 minutes before applying Mineral Perfection Tinted SPF 30 or an SPF 30. Make up may be applied if desired.

DAY 2 – P.M.

  • 30-60 minutes before bedtime, gently wash and dry the treated areas. Vigorously apply the 2nd Post-Peel Towelette the treated areas. Leave the solution on overnight.

  • If you are experiencing irritation or discomfort, apply a small amount of the Perfect Derma Moisturizer 2-3 times daily. If there is no significant irritation, do not use any moisturizing products on the treated areas until the peeling begins.

  • You may also apply a cold compress against the irritated areas for relief.

DAY 3-6

  • Peeling generally begins on Day 3.

  • After peeling begins, apply the Perfect Derma Moisturizer to the treated areas 2-3 times a day to control the peeling and relieve tightness and discomfort. This moisturizer should be used for one week for Caucasian patients and two weeks for Asian, Hispanic, and African American patients. If you run out of the Perfect Derma Moisturizer, you can substitute with 1% hydrocortisone cream.

  • DO NOT rub, pick, scrub, scratch, or pull on the peeling skin, as this could cause scarring or hyperpigmentation. Let the peeling occur naturally.

  • Gently wash (do not scrub) and dry the treated areas morning and night. Apply the Perfect Derma Moisturizer.

  • Mineral Perfection Tinted SPF 30 or an SPF 30 should be applied every 2 hours during sun exposure.

DAY 7

  • The peeling process is generally complete. Mild sloughing may still be occurring in some of the treated areas.

  • Continue to protect the skin with SPF 30.

Please call us at (860) 578-4722 with any questions or concerns during the peel process.

 

2940 Fractionated Ablative Laser

2940 FRACTIONATED ABLATIVE LASER PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not wear any makeup to your appointment or be prepared to remove it. Thoroughly washing and drying the skin to remove any makeup, lotion, or sunscreen is required.

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid the use of topical self-tanners in the treatment area for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Treatment area must be treated with 4% Hydroquinone cream or pads for 2 weeks prior to treatment, as discussed in consultation.

  • Pre-treatment with Doxycycline may be necessary for 9 days prior to treatment, if acneic and discussed in consultation.

  • Pre-treatment with Valtrex or similar medications may be necessary prior to treatment, if prone to cold sores and discussed in consultation.

  • Discontinue the use of Retinoid medication (Retinol, Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A for 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolics, Alpha or Beta-Dydroxy Acids, Lactic Acids, Benzoyl Peroxide) for 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expecting to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of may be a contraindication. 

  • Longevity of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers done any time within 6 months prior to your facial treatment may be affected. Wrinkle relaxers and/or fillers within 2 weeks prior to your treatment is not recommended.

2940 FRACTIONATED ABLATIVE POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Redness, scabbing, and tenderness may occur for 5-7 days post procedure. Do not pick at scabs, blistering, or open wounds, as this may result in scarring.

  • Approved post-procedure products will be provided to you by the Grace Medical Aesthetics staff with detailed instructions on application.

  • Recommended 1 part vinegar and 9 parts water spray for antibacterial purposes and for cleansing open wounds or blisters for 48 hours post procedure.

  • Avoid all sun exposure for 2 weeks post treatment. Use a mineral based broad spectrum SPF 30+ containing UVA/UVB protection with sun blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on the treated area daily if at all exposed to the sun.

  • Do not resume the use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolics, Alpha or Beta-Dydroxy Acids, Lactic Acids, Benzoyl Peroxide, other chemical peels, and/or acne treatments for 1 week post treatment.

  • Do not resume the use of Retinoid medication (Retinol. Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A for 1 week post treatment.

  • Only mineral make-up and mineral based SPF may be used while the treatment area is healing. Do not apply to open wounds or blistering.

  • Strenuous activity may cause the treatment area to become red and flushed much easier than pre-treatment.

  • Tylenol may be taken as needed to ease discomfort. Avoid Ibuprofen, Aspirin, or Motrin as it may increase the risk of bleeding and/or bruising.

  • If given Doxycycline or Valtrex as a pre-treatment, continue use as directed by your practitioner.

Please call us at (860) 578-4722 with any questions or concerns during the healing process.

 

Microneedling

MICRONEEDLING WITH OR WITHOUT PRP PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not wear any makeup to your appointment or be prepared to remove it. Thoroughly washing and drying the skin to remove any makeup, lotion, or sunscreen is required.

  • Avoid anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory drugs 1 week prior to treatment. The body’s histamine and inflammatory responses are needed post-procedure; these medications will negate the effects of the procedure.

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid the use of self-tanners in the treatment area for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Retinoid medication (Retinol. Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A for 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Hydroquinone products 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolics, Alpha or Beta-Dydroxy Acids) for 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to treatment. 

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expected to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of may be a contraindication.

MICRONEEDLING WITH OR WITHOUT PRP POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

The initial 72 hours post procedure are the most crucial.

  • Immediate pinpoint bleeding may occur at the treatment area. This should resolve within 10 minutes.

  • Minor redness, swelling, and pinpoint bruising may occur for 24-72 hours post procedure.

  • To minimize side effects and maximize results, apply post procedural products as instructed by your practitioner. 

  • Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ containing UVA/UVB protection with sun blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on the treated area daily if exposed to the sun.

  • Avoid heat and keep the skin cool during the first 24-72 hours post treatment. Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation. Avoid direct hot water spray, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas. Do not participate in activities that may cause excessive perspiration.

  • After a few days, minor peeling or flaking may occur for 2-5 days. Flaking can easily be controlled with moisturizers. Do not pick, peel, or scratch the flaking. Do not use any means of exfoliation or loofahs. This may result in scarring or hyperpigmenation.  

  • You may resume normal skin care regimen, including the use of Retinoid medications, topical exfoliating agents, and Hydroquinone products after 3 days so long as the treated area is fully healed and not peeling and/or flaking.

 

Ultherapy

ULTHERAPY PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • You may experience mild, momentary discomfort during your Ultherapy treatment. Taking 800mg of Ibuprofen 30 minutes before treatment may reduce any sensitivity.

  • The treated area must be fully healed from any prior laser treatment or chemical peel before receiving Ultherapy.

  • Avoid receiving wrinkle relaxers 2 weeks prior or 2 weeks post Ultherapy treatment.

  • Please advise your Grace Medical Aesthetics nurse if you have received dermal fillers within the past 6 months. Please postpone any upcoming dermal filler treatments until after your Ultherapy treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expecting to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of treatment may be a contraindication.

ULTHERAPY POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • You may resume your regular activities.

  • A skin care regimen containing antioxidants, growth factors, retinols, and broad spectrum SPF is recommended. Grace Medical Aesthetics can provide skincare regimen suggestions.

  • Protect your treatment and investment by avoiding excessive sun exposure and smoking, as these cause additional aging in the skin and the need for additional treatments may be required.

Please call us at (860) 578-4722 if you have any questions.

 

NeoGraft Hair Restoration

NEOGRAFT HAIR RESTORATION PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

Before the surgery:

  • Please arrive at the office no later than 8:00 am. In the event that you may require medication, it is required that you be dropped off and picked up after your procedure.

  • You may wash your hair the morning of your surgery with your regular shampoo.

  • Do not drink alcohol for 2 weeks prior to scheduled appointment.

  • Do not drink caffeine the night before or the morning of your procedure.

  • Eat a light breakfast prior to arriving for your procedure.

  • Wear a button-down shirt or something easily removable.

  • If medications were given to you by your physician prior to the procedure, please bring them with you on your procedure day and/or take as directed.

  • Prior to your surgery, avoid any supplements or medications that could cause blood thinning such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin), Vitamin E, Fish Oil, herbal supplements, etc for 2 weeks.

  • Pre-operative photos will be taken for your chart only unless other arrangements have been made.

  • Please consider what hairstyle you will wear for your procedure. The donor site will need to be shaven down using a 1 or 0 guard.

  • Smoking is strongly prohibited, as this will delay your wound healing time.

  • If you color your hair, it is recommended that you color your hair a few days before your procedure. After the procedure, you must wait 6-8 weeks before you can color your hair again and a semi- permanent color should be used instead of a permanent hair color that may cause damage to your new grafts. Permanent hair color can be used 3 months post op.

  • Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like. We want you to be well informed.

During the procedure:

  • You may bring your own audiobooks or music as long as you have wireless earbuds for listening. Please do not bring a laptop or work that requires you to write, as you cannot move your head during the procedure. Grace Medical Aesthetics can provide you with access to Netflix, Hulu, etc.

  • At any time during the procedure you may get up for breaks, such as restroom breaks or a brief stretch.

  • We will break for lunch if your procedure is scheduled for the entire day. Please discuss lunch arrangements with the practice staff prior to your procedure.

After the procedure:

  • You will be given all required prescriptions, medications, and detailed post-op instructions. Please follow those instructions carefully.

  • Arrange for a ride/Uber/Taxi to drive you home.

  • Should you have any questions concerning any aspect of your procedure, please call/text Jessica’s direct line at (860) 556-1635.

  • 48 hour bandage removal will be done in office.

NEOGRAFT HAIR RESTORATION POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

24-48 hours post-procedure:

  • Avoid all contact to both donor site and to the newly implanted grafts.

  • No washing scalp or full stream water pressure from shower head on newly implanted grafts.

  • No alcohol.

  • Consult with your physician before resuming any medications, including vitamins and herbal supplements.

  • No Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Aspirin, or blood thinners of any kind. Speak with your physician to see if a prescription strength medicine is needed.

  • Do NOT remove pressure bandage from back of scalp. 48 hours is the best time to remove the bandages and will be done in the Grace Medical Aesthetics office.

  • No hats, caps, bandanas, or beanies for 2 days.

  • No activities that cause excessive sweating such as running, weight lifting, or intense workouts for the first 14 days.

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure to grafts for the first 14 days. After 14 days, SPF must be applied for 3 months to treated area.

  • Ice forehead & eyes about 1 inch below hair line, do not ice implanted area.

  • Once the bandage is removed after 48 hours post-procedure, gently massage the donor site (back of head) with baby shampoo. Gently rinse the implant site with a cup and avoid direct water stream on the implants. Apply a thin layer of Bacitracin to the donor site.

To sleep:

  • Avoid side/stomach sleeping. You may use an airplane pillow for more comfort.

  • Frontal/Temporal Hairline Restoration - Sleep in an elevated position for 2 nights following your procedure. It is best to use 3 pillows under your upper body or sleep in a recliner.

  • Crown Restoration - Sleep with a neck pillow or rolled up towel under your neck.

For minor bleeding:

  • In occasional instances, minor bleeding may occur from the transplant site and/or donor area.

  • To control bleeding, apply gentle, but firm pressure on the area for 5-10 seconds with a dampened gauze pad. Press only, do NOT rub.

* If excessive bleeding occurs anywhere on the scalp and cannot be stopped by firm pressure for greater than 20 minutes, proceed to the nearest ER or Urgent Care. Take your Post-Op instructions with you. Please contact Jessica at (860) 556-1635. *

After 48 hours post-procedure:

  • The donor site should now be closed up and healing. You will have just had your bandage removed by Grace Medical Aesthetics.

  • You may gently wash your entire scalp, including the sides and back of your head, by using Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo and rinsing it by gently pouring luke-warm (NOT hot) water from a cup over your scalp.

  • Wear button down shirts to avoid touching head.

  • Try and avoid rubbing head on car seat while driving.

  • Avoid direct water pressure on newly implanted grafts.

  • You may massage the donor site, but do NOT touch the recipient area with your fingers for 14 days post-procedure, as this may cause the grafts to dislodge. After 14 days you may begin to wash your hair normally.

  • Do NOT use any hair products NOT recommended to you by your physician for the first 14 days. Use only Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo for 2 weeks.

  • As your scalp begins to heal, you will start to see scabbing on the donor and newly implanted graft site. This is normal. Do not pick or remove the scabs.

  • A very loose-fitting hat/cap that does not come in contact with the grafts may be worn.

  • After bandages are removed, apply Bacitracin ointment over the donor area at least 3 times a day for the next 3-4 days to keep it moist.

  • In between Bacitracin use, CopperK Scalp Cream should be gently dabbed on the donor site to help heal scabs.

72 hours post-procedure:

  • Swelling is a part of the healing process and typically occurs on day 2 or 3 post-op. It usually disappears in 5-7 days.

  • Do NOT apply ice directly to graft area.

  • For swelling around eyes and forehead, apply ice pack to eyebrow area and below.

  • Do NOT use hot compresses.

2 weeks post-procedure and/or once the scabs have fallen off:

  • Minor workouts can be added into your daily regimen.

  • You may use spray sunscreen or an adjustable fitted hat if you will be out in the sun for more than 30 minutes.

  • Check with your physician before resuming Rogaine 5% foam (typically 1 month). Propecia can continue to be used.

Additional information:

  • Scabbing or itching at donor and transplant site may occur. Do not pick or scratch at these scabs as this can endanger healing and could cause scarring or infection.

  • Scabs will naturally fall off within 2 weeks and may contain small hairs. Do NOT be alarmed as this is normal. The hair bulb remains in the skin.

  • Saline spray will reduce discomfort, itching, and inflammation. This can be used as needed, up to 2 times a day for 2 weeks post-procedure to keep the scabs moist.

  • It is recommended to use the diluted saline solution on the irritated area immediately after the shower.

  • You must wait 6-8 weeks before you can dye your hair. It is recommended that you color with semi-permanent dye as to not damage your grafts.

  • Hair-cuts can be done 14 days after surgery.

 

Tattoo Removal

TATTOO REMOVAL PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid the use of self-tanners in the treatment area for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Be sure the area you are looking to treat is clean and shaven prior to treatment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.

  • Notify Grace Medical Aesthetics if you have used Accutane in the past. Use within a 6 month period of treatment may be a contraindication.

 

 

TATTOO REMOVAL POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

The tattoo removal laser treatment may create a superficial burn wound. Some clients may experience bruising or swelling. There is immediate whitening of the treated area, which usually lasts for several minutes. Many clients then develop blisters, crusts, or scabs within 12-72 hours, which may last for 1-2 weeks or more. Do not pick or peel any scabs, as this puts you at risk for infection and scarring. The treated areas may be pink or pale after the scab separates. Loss of skin pigment in the treated area is common, and is usually temporary. Healing is usually complete by 6-8 weeks.

  • Keep the treated area clean and dry while it is healing. Clean the area gently with soap and water and gently pat the area dry. You may apply a thin coating of antibiotic ointment up to three times a day while the area is healing if you keep the area covered with a sterile dressing.

  • Apply a cool compress as necessary for 24 hours after treatment to ease discomfort and inflammation.

  • Tylenol may be taken as necessary. Avoid Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Aspirin, as they can increase the risk of bruising.

  • Do not pick at the scabbing or blistering, as this may result in scarring or inflection. Shaving the treated area should be avoided until the treated area is fully healed. 

  • Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ containing UVA/UVB protection  with sun blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on the treated area daily if exposed to the sun.

  • Do not apply any cream, medication, or make-up to the area for 48 hours other than what is recommended or provided by Grace Medical Aesthetics.

If the area begins to look infected (honey colored crusting/oozing or spreading redness), if you experience any unusual discomfort or bleeding, or if any other complications develop, please call us at (860) 578-4722 immediately. 

 

Spray Tans

SPRAY TAN INSTRUCTIONS:

Preparing your skin in imperative, as it allows the tan solution to set into your skin properly.

24 HOURS BEFORE:

  • Shower and exfoliate with a non-oil based gritty scrub or exfoliant the day of your tan. You want to remove all dead skin so your tan will look as even as possible.

  • DO NOT apply oils or moisturizer, as this will create a barrier on your skin.

  • Shave all unwanted hair prior to your tan.

  • Do NOT apply antiperspirant. 

  • Wear dark, loose fitting clothing to avoid excess contact with your skin or staining to your clothing.

  • DO NOT wear tight fitting jeans, shorts, or light-colored fabrics.

  • It is advised to wear or bring with you dark-colored flip flops.

6-8 HOURS AFTER:

  • Contact with water or sweat can result in streaks or uneven tanning.

  • Do not shower. Avoid any activity that would cause sweating. Your spray tan is developing during these hours.

  • If you choose to sleep in your spray tan so it darkens overnight, please cover your bed with dark sheets and pillow cases to avoid staining your sheets.

8+ HOURS AFTER:

  • Shower normally. You will see some color wash away from your skin. This is completely normal.

  • Pat yourself dry. Do not rub your skin.

  • Apply a tan extending lotion each night.

  • The life of your spray tan depends on how you care for it. For the longest lasting results, moisturize twice a day, avoid chlorine, avoid using scrubs and exfoliants, and avoid scented body wash.

  • Our spray tans DO NOT contain UVA/UVB protection. Apply a broad spectrum 30+ oil free SPF before all sun exposure.