- Avoid Chemical Peels or Laser Treatments
One to two weeks prior to procedure, please avoid any types of chemical peels and laser treatments.
- Discontinue Medications, Supplements and Herbs a Week Before Treatment
One week prior to procedure please discontinue your usage of any of the following: Aspirin/Ibuprofen (Advil, Aleve, etc.), Gingko Biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and any other essential fatty acids like omega 3, GLA, CLA, and EPA or DHA.
Because Foods Can Affect Your Results, Follow These Additional Guidelines
1-2 Days Before Treatment
Right before your treatment (24 to 48 hours), it’s important not to use or consume any of the following:
- Niacin supplements
- High sodium foods
- High sugar foods
- Refined carbohydrates (foods with added sugar, fructose, corn syrup, etc.)
- Spicy foods
Immediately following your procedure and for 24 hours thereafter, please avoid the following:
- Strenuous exercise
- Sun/Heat exposure; tanning beds
- Alcoholic beverages
- Massaging or pressing treated areas
- Extreme cold temperatures
48 hours following the procedure, you may resume consumption of Gingko Biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids
72 hours to a week following the procedure (dependent on the sensitivity level), you may resume your regular diet, which may include high sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, caffeine, alcohol, flush-free Niacin, and spicy foods.
Special Note: If you are considering other treatments such as Laser Treatment, Chemical Peel later after the procedure, it’s possible that inflammation could result. However, this can be reduced by having any additional treatments 1-2 weeks before or after the procedure.