Day Of Treatment
For the first 3 days, use only the products your provider will provide at your treatment.
For the remainder of the day avoid clothing on the treated area (i.e. hats, scarves, headbands, or any other clothing), if this cannot be avoided then use only cotton clothing that has not been treated with fabric softener or dryer sheets.
If you are prone to cold sores continue your medication as directed.
For discomfort you may take acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol, Advil) if needed.
Cleanse your eyeglasses, sunglasses and phone with an alcohol wipe. Use a clean pillowcase at night.
Try to avoid dirty, dusty environments and sun exposure.
3 to 5 Days After (or once skin is no longer sensitive or peeling)
You may resume retinoid use.
You may resume use of alpha-hydroxy acids (e.g. lactic acid, glycolic acid, malic acid).
You may resume use of salicylic acid.
You may resume the use of scrubs and exfoliating products.