• Temporary mild redness and increased skin sensitivity is normal and is caused by an increase in circulation and advanced exfoliation.

  • Direct sun exposure should be avoided for a minimum of two weeks post treatment and SPF should be worn at all times.

  • Moisturize adequately to avoid/lessen any mild dryness and flaking from professional grade exfoliation.

  • Avoid make-up and other non-essential products for a recommended period of 72 hrs as your skin will better absorb anything applied (good or bad) immediately afterwards.

  • It is important that you maintain the cleanliness of anything your skin will come in contact with such as makeup application brushes, towels etc.

  • Refrain from using any at home exfoliation devices or products for a minimum of one week.

Why is it important for people to use a broad spectrum SPF?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer within their lifetime. Daily sunscreen application is vital to protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Broad Spectrum SPF allows you to identify the sunscreens that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are mostly responsible for giving the skin that “burn” and damage more of the top layers of the skin. UVA rays however are actually more damaging because they penetrate deeper within the skin and cause more of the aging factors like fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots. So be sure to check your sunscreen to confirm you have a Broad Spectrum SPF.

Do people of all skin tones need to wear SPF? Why?

Yes, all skin is affected by UV rays. Darker skin types produce more melanin which is the pigment of the skin so while they do have more of a natural “built-in” UV protection they still can develop sun related damage. It just isn’t always visible on the surface. Once darker skin types start to show sun related spots, it is more challenging to treat. It’s best to be preventative and wear sunscreen daily.