FAQ

FAQs

Are scrubs bad for my skin?

Some can be, especially when the ingredients contain shell type grains like almond or apricot kernels. Those type of scrubs contain jagged edges that can harm or scratch the skin. Most professional exfoliators contain perfect round spheres that will exfoliate your skin without any harm.

 

How can I prolong my facial?

I recommend being diligent with your skin care routine and wash your face twice a day. During your visit, I will recommend specific products for your skin type. Drink plenty of water and exercise often to regulate oil production in your sebaceous glands.

How do I determine what kind of skin care treatment is best for my skin?

Each individual has different skin, therefore, Couture Aesthetics does not offer “cookie cutter” treatments and only offers customized skin care treatments. After a full skin care consultation, we will determine what type of treatment is best for you.

 

How often should I have a facial

To maintain healthy glowing skin, I recommend a facial every 4-6 weeks. However, I may recommend more frequent visits if your skin condition is experiencing breakouts or to treat a specific skin condition, such as active acne or hyperpigmentation.

What are the pre and post treatment instructions for chemical peels with downtime?

Before Chemical Peel Instructions (Haute Couture Peel or Luxury Exfoliant)

• Clients with a history of herpes or cold sores must pre-medicate with Valtrex or Acyclovir.

• Clients with very active cold sores or warts, wounded or sunburned skin is contraindicated.

• Clients with a history of allergies, rashes or other skin reactions may be sensitive to treatment.

• Clients that have taken Accutane or received Chemotherapy or radiation therapy within the past year should receive prior authorization from their physician

• Clients with Vitiligo should not receive chemical peels.

• Clients with a history of auto-immune disease or any condition that weakens the immune system should check with their physician before receiving a peel.

• Stop use of Retin-A, Retinol, Tretinoin, Tazorac, Differin, Triluma, Renova 5 days before peel.

• If you just had BOTOX or injectable fillers (i.e. Juvederm, Radiesse), it is perfectly fine to have a peel immediately after.

• Wait a week before or after having facial hair removal If you need brows and upper lip waxed, it can be done at the same time as your peel. Just make sure you let us know before the treatment begins.

• Advise skin care specialist of any skin conditions (i.e.: Psoriasis, Ezcema, Rosacea). Yes, you can have a peel if you have Rosacea. There are special peels for this condition.

• If you have a special event, like a wedding, do not receive any kind of facial or peel treatments for two weeks prior to this engagement.

After Chemical Peel Instructions (Haute Couture Peel or Luxury Exfoliant)

For the first 8 hours, do not wash face at all. And avoid touching or rubbing skin.

• Avoid harsh cleansers, scrubs, Clarisonic (or any other scrubbing brushes), washcloths, Retin-A, AHAs, exfoliants or Benzoyl Peroxide.

• Pat skin dry/do not rub.

• DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN, as scarring and hyperpigmentation (brown spots) can occur.

• You may apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream and aquaphor over treated areas to minimize redness, itching, irritation as needed (optional). You may also apply aloe vera gel to calm skin.

• It is safe to wear mineral makeup during the peeling process, however the makeup may make the flaking more noticeable.

• Apply gentle moisturizer anytime as needed to help with dryness and diminish the appearance of flaking.

• Avoid sweating while peel is on your skin to avoid peel from migrating into eyes and on neck. (if solution gets into eyes, flush eye immediately. Do not rinse your entire face.)

• Do not have any other facial treatments/procedures for at least one week after peel or until flaking stops.

NOTE: Everyone will not experience peeling of their facial skin. However, this is not an indication that the peel was ineffective. If peeling does not occur please know that you are still receiving all the benefits of the peel, such as: stimulation of collagen production, improvement of skin tone and texture, and diminished fine lines and pigmentation.

What can I expect and what will I look like after a superficial peel?

For the first day, it is possible that the skin will feel tight and appear slightly more red. In some cases, the skin may deepen in color.  Generally, the skin is less irritated after the first 24 hours.

What is the difference between Dermalinfusion and Microdermabrasion?

While both Dermalinfusion and Microdermabrasion remove a portion of the upper layer of the skin, or the stratum corneum, the Dermalinfusion treatment is much more controlled and consistent in the way it operates.  That is because, rather than blasting particles at skin (as with older microdermabrasion devices), or pushing an abrasive tip across the skin by hand, Dermalinfusion uses the controlled vacuum pressure to pull the skin up into a chamber in the hand piece, where it is evenly abraded just as aggressively or as softly as the vacuum pressure is set by the skincare professional.  This is significant, because all other devices rely on the operator to apply the same pressure, at the same speed, consistently over the skin.   the same treatment.

The process of controlled exfoliation, or microdermabrasion is where the comparisons stop.  However, it is just the beginning of the actual Dermalinfusion treatment one receives during the procedure.  With a Dermalinfusion treatment, that same controlled vacuum pressure that is used to pull the skin into the chamber, allowing the diamond abrasive tip to very consistently remove the stratum corneum, is also driving a condition-specific topical solution deep into the skin, right down to the dermal junction where the skin cells are regenerating.

What should I avoid after a facial?

During a facial, your skin will be steamed, exfoliated, extracted, massaged, etc. The last thing you want to do is go home and wash your face with an AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid) or apply retinoids. Do not apply comedogenic makeup and avoid picking and touching your face. Stay out of the sun and avoid tanning beds.