Pre & Post Care

Taking care of your skin before and after a treatment is essential for healthy skin with the best results.

Laser Hair Removal

  • Avoid tanning beds, sun or self-tanning creams on the area to be treated 4 weeks before your first treatment until your final treatment.
  •  Avoid wearing tight clothing after the treatment to prevent chafing of the treated area.
  • Stop all hair removal methods (other than shaving) on the area to be treated 4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid all perfumed creams or exfoliation the day of the treatment (including deodorant)
  • Shave 12-24 hours prior to the treatment. We offer a shaving service for a small fee; if needed please inform us in advance so we can book extra time for your treatment. Otherwise, the area to be treated must be completely shaved before coming in for your treatment (A small fee will apply if we need to shave you).
  • Avoid using hydrating creams 24 hours after treatment.
  • If need be, apply a cold compress to the treated area followed by aloe gel.
  • Avoid sun exposure on the areas being treated.
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid using any products containing Retinol, vitamin A, AHA, glycolic and salicylic acids, 5 days before and 3 days after a treatment.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing after the treatment to prevent chafing of the treated area.

Chemical Peels

Pre-Treatment Care

  • We may recommend that you pre-treat your skin for four weeks with a Skin Kit/Program prior to your treatments.
  • Stop the use active ingredients 5-3 days before a treatment (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic acids, HQ)
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks before a treatment.
  • Notify your specialist if there was a change in your medical history or medication prior to the treatment.

Post-Treatment Care

  • Use the appropriate post care products for 10 days after a Salicylic peel since the peel remains active in the deeper layers of the skin for 10 days.
  • Stop the use active ingredients for 10 days  (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic)
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks after a treatment.
  • Vitamin C (L’Ascorbic Acid) and Hydroquinone can be applied 3-5 days after a treatment.
  • Always apply Spf and re-apply every 2 hours.

Pre-Treatment Care

  • Depending on your specialist, we may recommend that you pre-treat your skin for four weeks with the Biophora Skin Kit prior to your treatments.
  • Stop the use active ingredients 5-3 days before a treatment (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic acids, HQ)
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks before a treatment.
  • Notify your specialist if there was a change in your medical history or medication prior to the treatment.

Post-Treatment Care

  • Stop the use active ingredients for 10 days  (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic)
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks after a treatment.
  • Vitamin C (L’Ascorbic Acid) and Hydroquinone can be applied 3-5 days after a treatment.
  • Always apply Spf and re-apply every 2 hours.

Pre-Treatment Care

  • Stop the use active ingredients 5-3 days before a treatment (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic acids, HQ)
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks before a treatment.
  • Notify your specialist if there was a change in your medical history or medication prior to the treatment.
Post-Treatment Care
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks after a treatment.
  • It is suggested not to apply any skincare products, clansers or makeup for 24 hours after your treatment.
  • After 24 hours wash your face with a gentle cleaner and a moisturizer.
  • Stop the use active ingredients for 3-5 days  (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic)
  • Vitamin C (L’Ascorbic Acid) and Hydroquinone can be applied 3-5 days after a treatment.
  • Always apply Spf and re-apply every 2 hours.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT: 
It is normal to feel some tingling or burning sensation for up to 3 hours after a treatment. skin may be dry after the treatment and will start some light peeling 2-3 days after the treatment.

Microdermabrasion

Pre-Treatment Care

  • We may recommend that you pre-treat your skin for four weeks with a Skin Kit/Program prior to your treatments.
  • Stop the use active ingredients 5-3 days before a treatment (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic acids, HQ)
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks before a treatment.
  • Notify your specialist if there was a change in your medical history or medication prior to the treatment.

Post-Treatment Care

  • Use the appropriate post care products for 5 days after an Oxygeneo exfoliating treatment.
  • Stop the use active ingredients for 10 days  (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic). Stay away from harsh exfoliants.
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks after a treatment.
  • Vitamin C (L’Ascorbic Acid) and Hydroquinone can be applied 3-5 days after a treatment.
  • Always apply Spf and re-apply every 2 hours.

Microneedling

  • Your Dermamode technician will suggest an at home skin care protocol to ensure the best results.
  • Stop the use active ingredients 5-3 days before a treatment (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic acids, HQ)
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks before a treatment.
  • Notify your specialist if there was a change in your medical history or medication prior to the treatment.
  • Immediately after treatment, there may be Erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) at the treatment site and may last up to 2 hours or longer.
  • You may experience an itchy sensation as well (important not to scratch) which can be treated with an over-the-counter Hydro-cortisone cream or gel during the day and an anti- histamine (Benadryl) before bed is highly suggested.
  • You may continue to experience redness for anywhere from 24 to 72 hours post treatment. The social downtime is expected to take about 3 days but it is normal to see lasting effects for up to 10 days after the treatment. Skin will start to look better two weeks after a treatment.
  • Avoid all sun exposure at all cost on the treated area in order to ensure a safe and effective treatment.
  • There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the area gently, as with any other wound.
  • You can restart using active ingredients such as retinol, AHAs, BHAs and Hydroquinone when your skin has fully recovered (can take up to 10 days).

POST CARE AT HOME ROUTINE: 

  1. For the first 24 hours, if possible, do not cleanse the face and only apply the Epidermal Repair as needed. The goal is to keep your skin hydrated to help with the healing process.
    *If sunscreen was applied after the treatment you will have to cleanse your skin before bed. We suggest Physical Fusion UV Defuse Sunscreen.
  1. After 24 hours or the following morning, cleanse with a light cleanser that will cleanse and hydrate without irritation. We suggest the Soothing Cleanser.
  2. Use a calming serum to calm and hydrate your skin in order to recover better and faster.
    SOME SUGGESTIONS: Epidermal Repair, Ultimage, Après Soothing, Hyaluronic Serum.
  1. After the first 24 hours, repeat this routine morning and night. Use the suggested post care products for 5-10 days after a treatment. Once your skin is fully healed you can start reintroducing active ingredients to your skin care routine.

Make sure to apply sun block daily and reapply every 2 hours.

Repeat this in the evening and morning for about 5-10 days depending on when your skin is fully recovered. Then you can go back to your regular routine.

Oxygeneo

Pre-Treatment Care

  • We may recommend that you pre-treat your skin for four weeks with a Skin Kit/Program prior to your treatments.
  • Stop the use active ingredients 5-3 days before a treatment (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic acids, HQ)
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks before a treatment.
  • Notify your specialist if there was a change in your medical history or medication prior to the treatment.

Post-Treatment Care

  • Use the appropriate post care products for 5 days after an Oxygeneo exfoliating treatment.
  • Stop the use active ingredients for 10 days  (inclu.: retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic or lactic). Stay away from harsh exfoliants.
  • Stay away from sun exposure 2 weeks after a treatment.
  • Vitamin C (L’Ascorbic Acid) and Hydroquinone can be applied 3-5 days after a treatment.
  • Always apply Spf and re-apply every 2 hours.

Resolve Fractional Laser

  • Avoid the sun 2-3 weeks before and after treatment until your technician allows it.
  • Your Dermamode medical technician will suggest an at home skin care protocol to ensure the best results. Using Hydroquinone for darker skin types 4 weeks before starting a series of treatments is highly recommended.
  • If you are using Hydroquinone you will have to stop using it 3-4 days before.
  • Stop using products that contain retinol (vitamin A), AHAs (Glycolic or Lactic Acids), BHAs (Salicylic Acids) 5 days before your treatment.
  • Tanned skin should not be treated. If treated within 2 weeks of active (natural sunlight or tanning booth) tan, you may develop hypo-pigmentation (white spots) and this may not clear for 2-3 months, or even longer.
  • The use of self-tanning skin care products must be discontinued 1-2 weeks prior to treatment. Any residual self-tanner must be removed prior to treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol, Advil or other blood thinning elements 36 hours before the treatment.
  • Patient must wait 3 weeks to do a laser treatment after having Dermal fillers and 3 -5 days after having Dysport or Botox injections.
IF YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY HAS CHANGED OR IF YOU ARE TAKING A NEW MEDICATION, PLEASE NOTIFY US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Some medications may cause photosensitivity which can cause adverse reactions.
  • Immediately after treatment, there may be Erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) at the treatment site and may last up to 2 hours or longer.
  • You may experience an itchy sensation as well (important not to scratch) which can be treated with an over-the-counter Hydro-cortisone cream or gel during the day and an anti- histamine (Benadryl) before bed is highly suggested.
  • If swelling occurs, cool compresses may be applied for relief.
  • You may continue to experience redness for anywhere from 24 to 72 hours post treatment. The social downtime is expected to take about 3 days but it is normal to see lasting effects for up to 10 days after the treatment. Skin will start to look better two weeks after a treatment.
  • Avoid all sun exposure at all cost on the treated area in order to ensure a safe and effective treatment.
  • There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the area gently, as with any other wound.
  • You can restart using active ingredients such as retinols, AHAs, BHAs and Hydroquinone when your skin has fully recovered (can take up to 10 days).
  • Use sun block, not sunscreen (SPF 30+) at all times throughout the course of your treatments. We suggest Physical Fusion UV Defuse Sunscreen from SkinCeuticals. If you want to wear makeup 48-72 hours after the treatment, we suggest Oxygenetix Foundation or FACE Shield Tinted SPF.

AT HOME POST CARE ROUTINE
Post care routine after each Resolve laser facial care treatment:

  1. For the first 24 hours, if possible, do not cleanse the face and only apply the Epidermal Repair as needed. The goal is to keep your skin hydrated to help with the healing process.
    *If sunscreen was applied after the treatment you will have to cleanse your skin before bed. We suggest Physical Fusion UV Defuse Sunscreen.
  1. After 24 hours or the following morning, cleanse with a light cleanser that will cleanse and hydrate without irritation. We suggest the Soothing Cleanser.
  2. Use a calming serum to calm and hydrate your skin in order to recover better and faster.
    SOME SUGGESTIONS: Epidermal Repair, Ultimage, Après Soothing, Hyaluronic Serum.
  1. After the first 24 hours, repeat this routine morning and night. Use the suggested post care products for 5-10 days after a treatment. Once your skin is fully healed you can start reintroducing active ingredients to your skin care routine.

Make sure to apply sun block daily and reapply every 2 hours.

Repeat this in the evening and morning for about 5-10 days depending on when your skin is fully recovered. Then you can go back to your regular routine.

Vbeam PDL Treatment

  • We suggest avoiding alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or fish oils for three days prior to your laser treatment. Using these may increase the likelihood of bruising.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun. A sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater should be used when exposed to the sun for several months before and after your treatment, or as long as you plan to continue treatment. Darker melanin or pigment from the sun may produce side effects or make the treatment less effective.
  • Stop using products that contain retinol (vitamin A), AHAs (Glycolic or Lactic Acids), BHAs(Salicylic Acids) 5 days before your treatment.
  • The use of self-tanning skin care products must be discontinued 1-2 weeks prior to treatment. Any residual self-tanner must be removed prior to treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol, Advil or other blood thinning elements 36 hours before the treatment.
  • Patient must wait 3 weeks to do a laser treatment after having Dermal fillers and 3 -5 days after having Dysport or Botox injections.
IF YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY HAS CHANGED OR IF YOU ARE TAKING A NEW MEDICATION, PLEASE NOTIFY US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Some medications may cause photosensitivity which can cause adverse reactions.

The treated area may show a reddish/bruised discolouration. This will last 5-14 days, depending on what part of the body is treated. The treated area is delicate and should be treated with care. Please read and follow these instructions.

  • Discomfort or stinging may be evident, but usually lasts no more than a few hours. Consider Tylenol for comfort and applying cool packs post treatment.
  • If swelling occurs, cool compresses may be applied for relief. For facial swelling, sleep with your head elevated.
  • We suggest avoiding alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or fish oils for 3-5 days after your laser treatment. Using these may increase the likelihood of bruising.
  • Antibiotic ointment should be considered if there is crusting/scabbing.
  • If a crust or scab develops, allow it to fall off on its own. DO NOT PICK OR SCRATCH at the area. Keep the area moist with the ointment until the crust falls off.
  • Showering is permitted. Do not soak in a hot tub until the area is healed. Do not rub the treated area with a face cloth or towel. Pat the area dry so the skin is not disturbed.
  • Avoid swimming and sports if bruising is present to reduce skin irritation and infection.
  • Do not apply make-up for 2-3 days, or as long as the crusting is present.
  • When any discoloration/bruising clears, there may be very little change in the vascular lesion. Improvement will take place slowly over a period of a few weeks.
  • There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the area gently, as with any other wound.
  • You can restart using active ingredients such as retinols, AHAs, BHAs and Hydroquinone when your skin has fully recovered (can take up to 10 days).

AT HOME POST CARE ROUTINE
Post care routine after each Vbeam PDL laser facial care treatment:

  1. For the first 24 hours, if possible, do not cleanse the face and only apply the Epidermal Repair as needed. The goal is to keep your skin hydrated to help with the healing process.
    *If sunscreen was applied after the treatment you will have to cleanse your skin before bed. We suggest Physical Fusion UV Defuse Sunscreen.
  2. After 24 hours or the following morning, cleanse with a light cleanser that will cleanse and hydrate without irritation. We suggest the Soothing Cleanser.
  3. Use a calming serum to calm and hydrate your skin in order to recover better and faster.
    SOME SUGGESTIONS: Epidermal Repair, Ultimage, Après Soothing, Hyaluronic Serum.
  4. After the first 24 hours, use the suggested post care products for 5-10 days after a treatment. Once your skin is fully healed you can start reintroducing active ingredients to your skin care routine.

Make sure to apply sun block daily and reapply every 2 hours.

Keep using the suggested post care products morning and night 5-10 days or when your skin has fully recovered. At that point you can go back to your regular skin care routine.

Tattoo Removal

  • Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment until your technician allows it.
  • Your Dermamode technician may ask you to stop any oral or topical medications or other skin care products 3-5 days prior to treatment.
  • Tanned or darker skin types should not be treated. If treated within 2 weeks of active (natural sunlight or tanning booth) tan, you may develop hypo-pigmentation (white spots) and this may not clear for 2-3 months, or even longer.
  • The use of self-tanning skin care products must be discontinued 1-2 weeks prior to treatment. Any residual self-tanner must be removed prior to treatment.
  • It is recommended to avoid alcohol, Advil or other blood thinning elements 36 hours before the treatment.

IF YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY HAS CHANGED OR IF YOU ARE TAKING A NEW MEDICATION, PLEASE NOTIFY US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Some medications may cause photosensitivity which can cause adverse reactions.

  • Immediately after treatment, there may be Erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) at the treatment site and may last up to 2 hours or longer. Pinpoint bleeding may also occur.
  • An ointment, Aquaphor and a bandage will be applied after your treatment. For the first 48 hours change dressing every 4 hours. On the third night remove the bandage only at night to let the area breath but cover during the day for up to 10 days if needed.
  • The treated area will be sore or sensitive for 3-4 days. Keep on applying Aquaphor until the area scabs. About 3-4 days after your treatment a crust will start to form, at this point stop applying Aquaphor and let it air dry as much as possible. The crust should fall off after 7-10 days.
  • Avoid scratching or rubbing the treated area.
  • Avoid all sun exposure at all cost on the treated area in order to ensure a safe and effective treatment.
  • There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the area gently, as with any other wound.

Hair Growth Treatments

  • Do not wash your hair or apply any creams or shampoos for 24 hours following a treatment (not even the hair lotion).
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours after a treatment.
  • Avoid the sun for at least 24 hours after a treatment and make sure to avoid sun exposure for the remainder of the treatment plan. Apply SPF daily if needed or wear a hat.
  • Do not use the Dermaroller the night following a treatment. Wait 48 hours to use the Dermaroller at night again. You can use the lotion 24 hours after a treatment.

AT HOME DERMAROLLER NIGHT TIME ROUTINE

Best time to care for your hair is at night before bed.

 

  1. Either shower or disinfect the skin on your scalp before. (to disinfect, apply 60-70% alcohol to a cotton pad and rub it into the scalp cleansing and disinfecting)

 

  1. Product application;

 

  1. EVERY NIGHT: apply the Hair Lotion and massage it in well, with slight pressure (like a scalp massage you may have experienced at your hair dresser or barber in the past) for 3-5 minutes.
  2. EVERY SECOND NIGHT:
    1. use the Dermaroller on your scalp for 4-5 minutes (TIP: set a timer on your phone and watch TV)
    2. apply the Hair Lotion and massage it in well, with slight pressure (like a scalp massage you may have experienced at your hair dresser or barber in the past) for 3-5 minutes.

 

How to apply the Hair Lotion:  Apply 4-5 drops on the scalp (try to get the drops on the more problem spots on the scalp) and “scalp massage” with your fingers for about 3 minutes.

How to clean your Dermaroller:  When you’re done hold the roller under the hottest water you have for 45-60 seconds, then spray with the cleanser (4 sprays/pumps); make sure you wash all sides of the roller.

  • Make sure to wash/disinfect the roller at every use.
  • Do not share your Dermaroller with anyone in the household.

Post Care Products

  • $111.00$367.00

    This kit is designed for normal aging, element exposed skin. Most of us fall into this category. In addition to recommend treatments this kit will address typical sun or other damage caused by exposure to harsh weather, pollutants, smoking, dehydration and age related conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, dull skin surface and uneven pigmentation.

    $111.00 – $367.00

    Kit Size: 6 starter size products (30ml – 15ml)    Brand: Biophora

    * This kit includes smaller starter size products for the perfect start to a skin care routine. Larger sizes are available in the same products.

  • $111.00$373.00

    This kit is made for oily skin types with or without apparent acne.  In addition to peel treatments we recommend the following at home products designed to reduce bacteria buildup and loosen debris that clogs the pores. The goal is to increase cellular turnover resulting in normally functioning pores, which are able to release the flow of oil.

  • $111.00$340.00

    This kit is created for sensitive skin types that wants to treat their skin without aggravating it. The following products will help heal and normalize the skin.

     

  • $41.00

    A soothing, moisturizing, pH correct cleanser with calming and hydrating botanicals and extracts containing Aloe, Vitamin C and E.

    Designed to gently cleanse the skin and pores, remove sebum, dirt, skin debris and makeup, all without irritating or drying sensitive skin.

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  • $41.00

    A soothing, pH correct, nutrient and botanically rich moisturizing toner with Aloe, Witch Hazel Extract and Chamomile designed to refresh, tone and hydrate irritated and sensitive skin.

    Removes excess sebum, dirt, skin debris and makeup and makes the skin soft and soothed, delicately toned.

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  • $85.00

    Intensive hydrating cream extra emollient and rich in antioxidants containing large amounts of nourishing, soothing and lubricating elements.

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  • $48.00

    A gentle cleanser that removes impurities and sebum to cleanse and purify the skin.

    Ideal for all skin types.

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  • $93.00

    A gentle moisturizer that alleviates and protects against chapping, cracking, and roughness, while helping to relieve itching due to dry skin. Ideal post-procedure to soothe, calm and repair skin.

    Ideal for all skin types.

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  • $140.00

    Ultimage is an innovative dual-action complex with Neuropeptides and Hyaluronic Acid, enhanced with water binding molecules and glycol technology. Ultimage works synergistically to soften expression lines and wrinkles, and boost hydration for a smoother, ageless complexion. Look up to 5 years younger in 30 days* and reveal your ultimate image. Ideal for all skin types.

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