-One of the best things you can do to minimize the possibility of a small injection site bruise is to avoid any aspirin or aspirin containing products. This will include similar medications, including ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, and most over the counter analgesic pain medications other than acetominophen(Tylenol).

-If you take prescription medications that thin your blood, including (but not limited to) Coumadin (warfarin) and Plavix, you should be aware that you are more likely to have bruising from your injections. If you smoke, your likelihood of bruising is also increased. If you bruise easily, you may choose to take a natural supplement called Arnica Montanna. This has been associated with a decreased incidence of bruising.

-Please come without makeup on the area to be treated if possible.

-We advise you plan your treatment 1-2 weeks prior to any important event, results take 14 days to reach their maximum potential.

Workout prior to procedure if you wish to workout that day, as you will not be able to post procedure


-Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, all NSAID products 2 weeks before and after the injections. (If you take blood thinners, speak to your doctor about discontinuing these medications)

-Stop all herbal supplements and vitamins 2 weeks before and after the injection.

-You may eat fresh pineapple and/or take Bromelain supplements three days before and 1 week after injections. Have Arnica unhand for after procedure.

-Do not exercise after the injections.

-Take Arnica Montana for 3 days prior to appointment to decrease bruising.

-Sleep with your head on two pillows the first night.

-Remember, despite doing all the things on this list,  any time a needle is inserted into the skin, bleeding and bruising can occur. If bruising occurs, use ice compresses for the first 2-3 days, then on the third day begin using to warm compresses.

-We recommend you schedule your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to any big event.


-The ideal time to schedule this procedure is AT LEAST 2 weeks before a big event. Thursdays and Fridays are preferred by many patients to allow for most intense swelling over the weekend.

-DO inform your nurse or physician if you have a history of DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING, surgeries in the neck area, multiple medication allergies, or history of anaphylaxis, as you may not be a candidate for this procedure.

-Workout prior to procedure if you wish to workout that day, as you will not be able to post procedure



-Patients with active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosecea in the area to be treated. Inform the RN if you have any history of herpes simplex

-Patients with a history of allergies (especially allergies to salicylates like aspirin), rashes, or other skin reactions, or those who may be sensitive to any of the components in this treatment

-Patients who have taken Accutane® within the past year

-Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating)

-Patients who have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy

-Patients with vitiligo

-Patients with a history of an autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, etc.) or any condition that may weaken their immune system

Note: Patients who have had medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures (e.g. laser therapy, surgical procedures, cosmetic filler, microdermabrasion, etc) should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves before receiving a SkinMedica Peel.


-Electrolysis, Waxing, Depilatory Creams, Laser Hair Removal

  • Patients who have had BOTOX® injections should wait until full effect of their treatment is seen before receiving a SkinMedica Peel



-Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®, Tazorac®

-Any products containing retinol, alpha -hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), or benzoyl peroxide

-Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating

Note: The use of these products/treatments prior to your peel may increase skin sensitivity and cause a stronger reaction.


-Workout prior to procedure if you wish to workout that day, as you will not be able to post procedure

-Come with a clean, makeup free face.

-You will most likely start to peel 3 days after appointment so plan accordingly



  -Avoid Accutane for the past 6 months

 -Avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, sunburn, and benzoyl peroxide 3 days prior to procedure

-Avoid NSAIDs and fish oil for a week prior to facial

-Avoid IPL/Laser procedures for the past 7 days prior

-No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 5-7 days prior to the facial.

-If use of a peel was recommended in conjunction with the micro-needling, No topical agents that may increase skin sensitivity, reaction to the facial, or dryness 3-4 days prior to the peel (topical retinoid or hydroquinone products). No acids or defoliants that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), exfoliating masks, hydroquinone, or benzoyl peroxide acne products). If no peel, 24 hours without irritating products. 

-No shaving the day of the procedure

-No significant changes in the skin recently reported including breakdown of skin or excess dryness or sunburn

-Antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and day of treatment if history of cold sores

-No active cold sores, herpes simplex, or warts in the area to be treated, open sores, sunburned, or excessively sensitive skin within the application area, pregnancy, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea within the peel application area, no allergies to salicylates

Day of Treatment Instructions

  • Omit lotions, creams, make up or deodorant in area to be treated

  • Arrive with clean washed skin

  • Workout prior to procedure if you wish to workout that day, as you will not be able to post procedure

Feminine Rejuvenation

-You will not get full results if there is blood present, so best to schedule when you will not be menstruating.

-Avoid intercourse 24 hours prior to procedure

-You will not be able to have intercourse or use tampons for 48 hours post treatment

-You are not a candidate for this procedure if you have an implanted device such as an Internal Automatic Defibrillator.

OMG Shot

-You will not get full results if you have low platelet count.

-You should schedule your appointment for just after you finished your menstruation if possible.

-Avoid blood thinning products for 48 hours prior if possible (Advil, Aleve, Fish Oil, Aspirin, Marijuana)

Hair Restoration with PRP

-Please come with clean hair with no styling product in it if possible.

-Know that your hair will be slightly wet after procedure so you should not schedule your procedure for the day of a special event.

-Avoid anti-inflammatories 48 hours prior to procedure. (Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, marijuana)

-You will not get full results if you have a low platelet count.

Diamond Tip Facial

-Stop using Retinol or any exfoliating products 48 hours prior to facial.

-Arrive with no makeup on if possible.

-Workout prior to appointment if you wish to workout that day.