Buffalo Skincare & Beauty Forms & Post-Treatment Instructions
Immediately Following Treatment:
Do not apply anything other than the serum given to you on your skin for 24 hours after treatment. This includes make-up, SPF or products of any kind.
Avoid clothing, headbands, hats or scarves on the treated area. If clothing is to be worn over the treatment area, we recommend cotton clothing that hasn’t been treated with fabric softeners or dryer sheets.
Redness and/or swelling is common and will resolve within 1-2 days.
After 24 hours-6 Post Treatment:
AM Routine-Gentle Cleanser then apply the products recommended to you by your Skin Care Specialist. Follow with SPF.
PM Routine- Cleanse skin and the products recommended to you by your Skin Care Specialist.
Bruising, pinpoint bleeding, minor scabbing, minor breakouts, swelling and/or redness may occur and will resolve within 7-10 days of treatment.·
Do not pick, peel, rub, scrub or irritate your skin in any way while it is healing, as this may cause scarring and or infection.
Avoid heat, saunas, hot tubs and sweaty activity; this includes exercise of any kind.
Do not use an electric or manual facial brush of any kind.
Leave skin clean for this time period if possible.
You may resume your regular skin care routine as long as peeling/flaking has subsided. If you are still peeling/flaking, be patient and allow your skin the time it needs to heal before starting back on your Zo skin routine.
SkinPen® Post care
General Patient Guidelines After ZO 3-Step Peel®
Avoid washing face or treated area for at least 5 hours after the peel. Preferably, wait to wash face until the morning after the peel.
The day after the peel: 1. Wash face or treated area with the cleanser from your ZO Skin Health program. Wash face gently for 30-40 seconds. Rise and pat dry. 2. Apply entire packet of Retinol Créme Complex. 3. Apply a thin layer of Hydrating Créme.
Hydrating Créme may be applied 3 times daily or more often if needed.
Redness, stinging, itching, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling are all normal signs after the peel and vary based on patient responses.
Exfoliation will generally begin 2-3 days after treatment and end by day 5.
Avoid rubbing, scratching, peeling or picking the skin with your fingers while healing.
Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7-10 days following the peel. Sunscreen may be used after the skin has completely healed
Besides the Retinol Créme Complex, do not use alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products until the skin is healed.
Avoid running water directly on your face while showering.
Avoid strenuous exercise and sweating until skin is completely healed.
Avoid procedures, such as facials, hair removal, microdermabrasion and lasers until skin is fully healed
After skin is healed, return to your daily ZO® Skin Health program.