Dr. Aouthmany, MD, FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist


Pre-Care Instructions

  • Avoidance of isotretinoin for 6 months. 
  • Avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, sunburn, and benzoyl peroxide 1 week prior to procedure 
  • Avoid IPL/Laser procedures for the 1 week prior to procedure
  • Avoid waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 1 week prior 
  • Avoid vitamin A, vitamin E, ibuprofen, or fish oil 24 hours, notify us if on blood thinners 
  • No significant changes in the skin recently reported including breakdown of skin or excess dryness
  • No prolonged sun exposure to the face 1 week prior to your treatment. A treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin 
  • Skin is clean without lotion, oil, makeup, deodorant, powder, perfume or sunscreen
  • Optional: Antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and day of treatment if history of oral cold sores

Day of Treatment

  • NO lotions, creams, make up or deodorant in area to be treated
  • Arrive with clean washed skin
  • Update physician of any changes in medical history and of all medications being taken
  • Apply topical anesthetic over entire face and neck extending to hairline at least 20 minutes before procedure

Post-Care Instructions

  • Use post procedure kit for at least 1 week
  • AVOID direct sunlight for 1 week
  • Do not do any peels, exfoliate or pick.  let it fall off naturally.   
  • AVOID all retin A, glycolic acids, salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide for at least 1 week
  • AVOID all pools, jacuzzi, sauna, excessive sweating, lakes, oceans.
  • Apply cool compresses to help with discomfort
  • Sleep for at least 2 days head elevated 
  • Apply only mineral make up 1 weeks after the procedure.