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Good aftercare decreases the risks of complications, increases the response to treatment and gets you to your skin goals sooner! Each treatment has its own unique after care instructions so please have a read and ask us if you have any questions or concerns.

Remember we are all a little unique in our physiology, treatment plans and goals, so talk to your provider about how you can best optimize your skin health process.

Maximising the benefits of a facial treatment

By taking care of the aftereffects of the treatment on your skin, you are giving it time to adapt to the treatments and ingredients, thereby boosting the effectiveness of the treatment in restoring your skin’s health.

Helping you reach your skin goals faster

Different facial treatments offer different results, and this varies depending on your skin concerns, skin type and goals.

Much like taking medications and getting on bedrest when you fall ill, the aftercare helps your skin get better. The more you keep to it, the sooner you will see your desired results.

Preventing overstimulation or lingering side effects

Some facial treatments may involve procedures that may overstimulate your skin, such as extractions.

The aftercare here plays an important role - as with all other facials - as it helps in reducing the side effects of such facial treatments as much as possible, so that you may achieve your desired skin goals.

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Aftercare Instructions

BBL Acne

Aftercare for BBL Acne Download

BBL Acne Treatment aftercare
Patient response can vary after a BBL Acne treatment. Erythema (redness) is usually noted
within a few minutes after the completion of the procedure. A slight sun burn sensation in and
around the area treated is also normal and expected. These reactions tend to subside within
1-4 hours after the treatment.

The treated area must be treated with care. BE GENTLE! Do not scratch or pick at your skin

Until sensitivity has completely subsided, avoid all of the following:

  • Sun exposure

  • Use of scented lotions or soaps, exfoliant creams (Retin-A, AHA’s or BHA’s) or any other acne creams or gels, loofa sponges and aggressive scrubbing

  • Hot or cold water - wash with tepid water

  • Shaving

  • Swimming pools and spas with multiple chemicals/chlorine

  • Activities that cause excessive perspiration

  • Strictly avoid any sun exposure to the treated area for a minimum of 7 – 14 days after the procedure. The treated area is more prone to sunburn and pigmentation change. Keep the area covered and use a sun block with SPF of 30+, reapplying every two hours. Delayed blistering secondary to sun exposure has been noted up to 72 hours post treatment

  • A cold compress or an ice pack can be used to provide comfort if the treated area is especially warm. This is rarely needed but if so, usually within the first 4 hours after the treatment.

  • Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment as long as skin is intact and there are no signs of blistering.

  • Vitamin E or Aloe Vera applied to the treatment area may provide a soothing effect.

  • Post treatment discomfort is typically minimal but if the area is very uncomfortable, oral pain relievers, i.e. Extra Strength Tylenol may be used.

  • If the skin is broken or a blister appears, apply an antibiotic ointment and contact our clinic immediately. Keep the affected area moist and avoid direct sunlight.

  • Subsequent treatments are based upon your clinician’s recommendation and are typically 1-treatments per week for at least 4 weeks or until acne clears. The number and frequency of treatments required will depend on the severity of your acne and how well it responds to treatment.

  • Clinical studies suggest that at least two BBL acne treatments are needed to begin to see results and results have been reported to last up to 6 months.

On-call medical team can be reached anytime at 403-763-3464. For non-emergency calls please call the clinic at 403-475-4025.


Aftercare for Belkyra Download

Belkyra (DEOXYCHOLIC ACID) is an injectable prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe amounts of fat under the chin, along the jawline or buccal area. Many people treated with Belkyra experienced visible improvement in the appearance of their chin profile in just 2 to 4 treatments. Up to 6 may be needed for optimal results.


  • AVOID topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, AlphaHydroxy Acid, or other anti-aging products.

  • AVOID waxing, bleaching, tweezing or the use of hair removal creams on the area to be treated.

  • AVOID blood-thinning over-the-counter medications such as ASA/Aspirin, Motrin,
    Advil/Ibuprofen and Naproxen/Aleve.

  • AVOID herbal supplements, such as Garlic, Ginseng, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John's Wort and Omega-3 capsules.

  • Skin will be cleansed and prepared by one of our medical aestheticians

  • Topical numbing cream and ice will be applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort

  • Skin markings will be placed outlining treatment area

  • You may experience a mild amount of discomfort or a stinging sensation during your injection.

  • Redness and swelling are normal

  • There may be some tenderness at the treatment site(s) that can last for a few hours or
    several days. You may develop bruises in the areas treated.

  • Apply ice pack to the areas treated for 15 minutes every hour for the next 4-6 hours to minimize discomfort and swelling. Avoid prolonged episodes of icing as there is a risk of developing frostbite

  • Take Tylenol/ Acetaminophen if you experience any mild tenderness or discomfort

  • You will experience mild pain, swelling and/or tingling over the next few days (or in rare cases weeks). This is caused by the degree of inflammation/dissolving that has occurred. Each treatment will yield less symptoms then the last.

  • Cleanse hands before touching the area

  • Drink plenty of water for 48 hours after treatment

  • AVOID exercise or strenuous movements for the remainder of the day

  • AVOID makeup for 24 hours

  • AVOID hot environments like saunas /extended UV exposure until any redness/swelling has passed.

  • AVOID laser treatments, resurfacing treatments, or chemical peels for a minimum of 2 weeks

  • You may shower and wash your face as per routine

  • You may use moisturizer or sunscreen as per routine

  • Book your follow up appointment in 4-6 weeks

When to call:
  • Changes in smile, speech or any asymmetry noted to face/treatment area

  • Ongoing pain at injections sites

  • Discharge from injection site


On-call medical team can be reached anytime at 403-763-3464. For non-emergency calls
please call the clinic at 403-475-4025.



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