Post Care Instructions

Profound RF

Before:

  • Avoid the use of Aspirin, NSAIDS, Gingko Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids for up to 1 week pre and post injection as they will increase your risk of bruising.

  • Stay hydrated and keep skin moisturized.

  • Avoid any sun exposure for 10 days before your treatment and use SPF 30+.

  • Do not apply products that are potentially irritating for 10 days before and after treatment (examples- tretinoin/Retin-A, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone).

  • Inform your provider if you have a history of cold sores to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to treatment.
     

After:

  • Ice for 45 minutes. Then every 2 hours for 15 minutes at a time on the day of treatment. 

  • For the next 5 days while healing, wash with tepid water using a mild cleanser. 3-5 times daily, or prior to reapplying ointment. 

  • Avoid harsh wash cloths, harsh irritants, and scrubs. 

  • Sleep with head slightly elevated (if face/neck was treated)

  • Change pillowcase or lay on a clean towel for 5 days.

  • Avoid sleeping with pets for 48 hours

  • Contact physician if you have any concerns how your skin is responding/healing.

  • Avoid sun exposure for one month and use sunscreen (SPF 30+).

  • Expected downtime 5-7 days.
     

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