Morpheus8 Pre + Post Care Instructions

Before your procedure

  • 2 WEEKS BEFORE treatment, avoid sun exposure (tans/burns/tanning beds/spray tans)
  • 1 WEEK BEFORE treatment, discontinue all topical products containing Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Vitamin C, or any anti-aging products.
  • 10-14 DAYS BEFORE treatment, do not ingest blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve.
    • If you have a cardiovascular history, please check with your doctor prior to stopping the use of blood thinners.
  • Also, avoid herbal supplements, such as Garlic, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and Omega-3 capsules.
  • 3 DAYS BEFORE We recommend starting Arnica tablets to minimize bruising.
  • 2 DAYS BEFORE treatment, do not drink alcoholic beverages.
  • AVOID bleaching, waxing, tweezing, or using depilatory creams in the treatment area.
  • Use sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection with SPF 30 or higher.
  • If you have a history of Herpes or cold sores, a course of anti-viral medication before and after treatment is required. Please call our office for a prescription.

Day of your procedure

  • Please come to the office without make-up, creams, gels, or lotions on treatment areas.
  • We will have you wash your face when you arrive at the practice.
  • A topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin, and you will numb for 45-60 minutes

What to Expect

  • Minimal pinkness/redness may last for up to 1 week.
  • Superficial bruising may occur, typically around the eyes.
  • Small needle marks may be present for a few days to a week post-procedure

After your procedure

  • 2-3 HOURS AFTER (preferably just before bedtime): You may use a gentle cleanser to wash your face.
  • Sleep in a slightly elevated position for the first 2-3 days to help prevent additional swelling
  • 2 DAYS AFTER Avoid consuming alcohol and/or smoking 2 days after your procedure.
  • 4 DAYS AFTER Avoid taking NSAIDS (Aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.), Vitamin E, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, and St. John’s Wart to reduce your risk of bruising and swelling.
  • 1 WEEK AFTER You may start using your regular skin care regimen. Using a retinol product is strongly recommended as it will optimize your results.
  • 10 DAYS AFTER Avoid direct sun exposure for 10 days post-treatment. NO TANNING BEDS.

Follow-up

  • 3-5 weeks after each treatment.

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