Cosmetic Dermatology
Cultivating healthy, glowing skin starts from the inside out.
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Tandem First Timers

If you are planning to receive treatment the same day as your initial consultation, that's great!

Here's what you need to know

 

Before

As with any medical procedure, bruising and swelling can happen. Here are some helpful hints and tips to reduce bruising and swelling.

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hydrate

Drink plenty of water and have something to eat before your procedure.

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avoid alcohol

Please refrain from consuming alcohol for 3 days prior to your treatment. Sorry! You'll thank us for this one.

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avoid blood thinners

It is best to avoid aspirin, advil, ibuprofen and other blood thinning medications as well as topical products containing vitamin A, retinol, glycolic acid and other 'anti-aging' products the week before your treatment.

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let us know...

If you have a history of bruising, if you get cold sores, have any allergies, have been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition or have a history of keloid scarring.


Day Of

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time for paperwork. 

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numbing cream

If you wish to use a topical numbing cream for your procedure (recommended with microneedling), please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time and inform the front desk you're here for your numbing, they'll know what to do!

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make-up free

Try to arrive with a fresh face, but we have makeup remover if you forget. You may bring your own makeup to apply after your treatment.

 
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fyi...

You may experience tenderness at the treatment site that can last for a few hours or a few days, and redness and swelling are normal. Some bruising may also be visible. We recommend bringing a hat with you so you can avoid direct sunlight the day of treatment.

 

after

We'll be sure to send you home with aftercare instructions for your procedure, but you can always call or email us too! Unless otherwise specified by your practitioner, please wait 2 weeks before booking a touch up, if needed.

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ice ice baby

If you've had an injection procedure performed, we'll send you home with some ice. You may continue to ice at home to help reduce swelling and bruising.

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do's & don'ts

Do not massage or rub the treatment area for the remainder of the day. Do not lay down or engage in strenuous activity for 4 hours after your procedure. Avoid extended UV exposure until any redness or swelling has subsided. Be sure to apply a 30 SPF or higher sunscreen.