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Sylfirm X Instructions

Pre-Treatment Instructions

•  Avoid prolonged sun exposure prior to the procedure. Wear SPF 30+ daily.
•  Discontinue the use of topical products containing AHAs, Retinol or Vitamin A for 24 hours prior to your Sylfirm X procedure. 
• Arrive to your appointment with clean skin. There should be no lotion, makeup, perfume, powder, bath or shower oil present on the skin to be treated. You will be given the opportunity to remove your make-up in the event this was not possible
• Avoid spray or self-tanning lotions on treatment areas before your Sylfirm X procedure
•  If your face or treatment area has irritated skin (sunburn, open wounds, sores) the day preceding your appointment, please contact our office before your appointment.
•  If you are prone to herpes simplex outbreaks, such as cold sores, consult your provider on 
ways to treat prior, or whether the procedure is appropriate for you. 
•  Wait at least six months post accutane use before your Sylfirm X procedure, as accutane use may impair proper wound healing. 
•  If you are on autoimmune therapy, ask your provider if the procedure is appropriate for you.
• IF MEDICAL CONDITION ALLOWS, avoid taking anticoagulants (aspirin, mobic, ibuprofen, naproxen) for one week

Post Treatment Instructions

  • A certain degree of discomfort, redness, and/or irritation during and after treatment is expected.

  • If any discomfort or irritation persists more than 24-hours, please notify your treatment provider at 815-249-1025

  • Tiny scabs (of less than 1 mm in diameter) may form 24-72 hours post treatment and may remain for several days. The scabs should not be touched or scratched (even if they itch) and should be allowed to shed naturally.

  • During the first two (2) days following treatment, care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated site: avoid hot baths, massage, irritating skin care products or exfoliants, etc. The skin should be kept clean to avoid contamination or infection; any mechanical or thermal damage to the area must be avoided.

  • It is important to keep your skin moisturized after the treatment

  • You may have mild swelling for 1-3 days after your treatment. Patients may apply an icepack (NOT direct ice)to the irritated area for 1-2 days in approximately 15-minute sessions 3-4 times per day.

  • Redness for 1-3 days is common. After 12-hours post procedure, the patient may apply a hydrocortisone cream 3-4 times per day to reduce redness. 

  • Makeup can be applied 12 hours after treatment.

  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure or use of a tanning bed for at least two weeks after the treatment, as the skin that was treated will be more sensitive to the sun after your sublative treatment.

  • Use a minimum of SPF 30 daily to protect your skin after your treatment

  • Multiple treatments over a period of several months may be required to achieve the desired response. You will notice immediate as well as longer term improvements in your skin. The time for skin cell turnover is 28 days so most people will begin to see increased results after this time.

Please call if you have any questions or concerns: 815.249.1025

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