Thermafrax Pre-Post Care Instructions

  • If you are having a facial treatment you can either come without makeup, or you will be asked to remove it when you arrive. If you wish, you can reapply your makeup immediately after treatment. (Most people decide not to, however.)
  • You will be red and notice the greatest amount of swelling on the morning after treatment. The intensity and duration of these side-effects depends on the aggressiveness of your treatment and how you heal. It is best not to schedule this treatment within two weeks of an engagement for which you have concern about your appearance.
  • Stop all active tanning, either from the sunshine or tanning booth, at least two weeks prior to treatment. There are no restrictions on the use of self-tanning products.
  • Do not have any laser or other light-based treatments until your series of Fraxel® Laser Treatments is complete, unless approved by your our office.
  • If you use products that contain glycolic acid, retinoids, or retinols; stop them 2 weeks prior to treatment.  Read the labels on all of your skin care products, including over-the-counter.
  • Plan to use non-irritating and non-clogging skin care products for the first week or so after treatment. We recommend NeoCutis Gentle Cleanser, NeoCutis BioCream or BioGel and a Physical UV Defense SPF 50.
  • If you take an oral medication for pain or anxiety, you will need someone to drive you home.
  • If a bleaching regimen is prescribed; stop it 2 days prior to treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores please advise us; you will need to take preventative medication.