Aftercare

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Pre & Aftercare

Chemical Peels

One Week Prior to Peel

  • Start the use of Sorella Apothecary products recommended by your UB Skin Esthetician in order to maximize your results.

  • Discontinue the use of topical prescriptions or products containing Retinol, Retin-A, and Vitamin A.

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure.

  • DO NOT receive Botox or Fillers as injection sites may be sensitized during peel application.

  • DO NOT wax, receive laser hair removal or electrolysis, or use depilatory creams.

Day of Chemical Peel service

  • Your UB Skin Esthetician will apply sunscreen post service. Our Sorella Apothecary products are meant to be left on the skin for at least 4-6 hours after treatment.

  • DO NOT use any exfoliation products (Vitamin A, Alpha-hydroxy Acids, Beta-Hydroxy Acids, Benzoyl Peroxide)

  • DO NOT shave your face the day of your peel or the day after.

  • It is recommended (but not mandatory) to avoid makeup application on the day of treatment to allow the skin to normalize.

Days 2-14 (or until your skin is fully healed)

  • Cleanse, Moisturize, and protect your skin with Sorella Apothecary post-peel products suggested to you by your UB Skin Esthetician.

  • Keep your skin CLEAN, COOL, and CALM by cleansing 2-4 times daily, pat your skin dry (DO NOT RUB), and avoid hot showers/baths.

  • Avoid sun exposure. The fresh layer of skin is susceptible to sunburn, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines.

  • Apply SPF every 2-4 hours.

  • Avoid excessive perspiration.

  • Avoid exfoliation. This includes loofahs, washcloths, or rough use of towels.

  • DO NOT PICK. Allow the skin to fall off naturally to avoid hyperpigmentation.

  • DO NOT WAX until your skin is fully healed.

  • Treat skin delicately using only products recommended to you by your UB Skin Esthetician.

Dermaplane

One Week Prior to Dermaplaning

  • Start the use of Sorella Apothecary products recommended by your UB Skin Esthetician in order to maximize your results.

  • Discontinue the use of topical prescriptions or products containing Retinol, Retin-A, and Vitamin A.

  • DO NOT receive Botox or Fillers as injection sites may be sensitized during Dermaplane exfoliation.

Day of Dermaplaning Service

  • Your UB Skin Esthetician will apply sunscreen post service. Our Sorella Apothecary products are meant to be left on the skin for at least 4-6 hours after treatment.

  • It is recommended (but not mandatory) to avoid makeup application on the day of treatment to allow the skin to normalize. Makeup can irritate the skin after dermaplaning. Bacteria, alcohols, colorants, and fragrances are all irritants that can cause contact dermatitis. Be sure to clean your makeup brushes, replace your sponges, and apply clean, new makeup to minimize risks. We recommend mineral makeup for its purity and non-comedogenic properties.

Days 1-7

  • Use a gentle cleanser recommended to you by your UB Skin Esthetician. Cleanse with warm, not hot, water by just lightly splashing water on the face.

  • DO NOT use abrasive cleansers, washcloths, or a scrubbing tool for the first 48 hours.

  • DO NOT use any exfoliation products (Vitamin A, Alpha-hydroxy Acids, Beta-Hydroxy Acids, Benzoyl Peroxide)

  • Ask your esthetician for recommendations on serums to use post-treatment. Active ingredients in a serum penetrate better now. Please do not use Retin-A for at least 5-7 days post dermaplane. For darker skin tones, use a brightening serum to reduce any risk of PIH.

  • Moisturize twice daily. Your skin may feel tight but dewy to the touch.

  • Apply SPF every 2-4 hours. Your skin is more vulnerable to UV rays after exfoliation.

  • Wait 7 days before having any waxing done. Waxing may be done prior to dermaplaning. Your esthetician will not dermaplane over the waxed areas.

Microdermabrasion

One Week Prior to Microdermabrasion

  • Start the use of Sorella Apothecary products recommended by your UB Skin Esthetician in order to maximize your results.

  • Discontinue the use of topical prescriptions or products containing Retinol, Retin-A, and Vitamin A.

  • DO NOT receive Botox or Fillers as injection sites may be sensitized during microdermabrasion treatment.

Days 1-5

  • Use a gentle cleanser recommended to you by your UB Skin Esthetician. Cleanse with warm, not hot, water by just lightly splashing water on your face.

  • DO NOT use abrasive cleansers, washcloths, or a scrubbing tool for the first 48 hours.

  • DO NOT use any exfoliation products (Vitamin A, Alpha-hydroxy Acids, Beta-Hydroxy Acids, Benzoyl Peroxide)

  • DO NOT pick at your skin. While there is little to no downtime with this treatment, there may be visible cellular regeneration (flaky skin).

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure.

  • Apply SPF every 2-4 hours. Your skin is more vulnerable to UV rays after exfoliation.

  • Moisturize twice daily and hydrate!

Microblading

Immediately following your procedure

  • Your new brows will appear to be darker, bolder in color and shape, and more sharply defined. You may feel that your brows are too dark and thick. Over the next 2-3 days, your brows will appear even darker and thicker as the ink on the surface dries up and flakes begin to form. Let the flakes naturally fall off.

  • Do not pick or peel. It may take up to 14 days for the flaking of the brows to be over.

  • Following the aftercare steps will decrease the flaking process (it’s normal to not get them at all!). Your brows will become lighter in color, thinner in shape and more natural-looking as healing progresses. Patience is key!

  • You may NOT get the area wet or apply any kind of product (except for the recommended ointment) for at least 10 days after the procedure.

  • NO makeup on the area for at least 2 weeks.

  • NO direct sun exposure until your brows are fully healed after at least 28 days (it is recommended to use sunscreen to protect them).

Day 1

  • For the first 24 hours lightly wipe brows with a clean cotton swab dipped in distilled water, and finish up by applying a light layer of Aquaphor with a clean cotton swab.

  • Do not rub or manipulate the skin - pressure should be light. Do this every hour for the first 24 hours - aside from while asleep. When asleep, it is best to sleep on your back to avoid pressure on the brows.

  • Avoid direct shower pressure, makeup, facial cleansers and products, sweat, and direct sunlight.

Days 2-9

  • Twice daily (am and pm) you will lightly wipe your brows with a clean cotton swab dipped in distilled water, and finish up by applying a light layer of Aquaphor with a clean cotton swab.

  • Do not rub or manipulate the skin - pressure should be light. Your brows will most likely start to appear dark and sharp at this point - they will fade!

  • Avoid direct shower pressure, makeup, facial cleansers and products, sweat, and direct sunlight. AVOID Exercise and sweating.

  • AVOID Exfoliants.

  • Discontinue the use of topical prescriptions or products containing Retinol, Retin-A, and Vitamin A.

  • AVOID Direct Sunlight and heat sources.

  • AVOID swimming, taking baths, direct water contact, and saturating the brows.

  • AVOID smoking.

Day 10

  • You may begin to exercise again.

  • You may start to experience flaking, itching, or even scabbing - this is normal. To ease any discomfort you can apply a thin layer of Aquaphor.

  • Do NOT pick scabs.

Day 14-28

  • You may swim.

  • You may wash your face with a cleanser and apply makeup.

  • Please continue to avoid applying any exfoliants.

  • Discontinue the use of topical prescriptions or products containing Retinol, Retin-A, and Vitamin A as it will fade pigment.

Lash Tinting

  • Prepare for your appointment by removing all eye makeup, contact lenses, and false eyelashes.

  • Stop using waterproof mascara 48 hours before your treatment since it leaves unwanted residue.

Instructions for 3-6 weeks of luscious, tinted lashes.

  • Do NOT expose lashes to excess hot water or steam for the first 24 hours.

  • Do NOT use shampoo, makeup, un-approved conditioners, un-approved makeup removers, creams, or eye serums for the first 24 hours.

  • Oil-based products cause the semi-permanent mascara to dissolve faster.

  • Do NOT rub or play with your lashes.

  • Do NOT sleep on your face for the first 24-48 hours as this can shift the shape of your lashes.

Lash Perm/Lift

  • Prepare for your appointment by removing all eye makeup, contact lenses, and false eyelashes.

  • Avoid curling your natural lashes for at least 24 hours prior to your treatment.

  • Stop using waterproof mascara 48 hours before your treatment since it leaves unwanted residue.

Instructions for 6-8 weeks of luscious, lifted lashes.

  • Do NOT expose lashes to excess hot water or steam for the first 24 hours.

  • Do NOT use shampoo, makeup, un-approved conditioners, un-approved makeup removers, creams, or eye serums for the first 24 hours.

  • Do NOT rub or play with your lashes.

  • Do NOT sleep on your face for the first 24-48 hours as this can shift the shape of your lashes.

Brow Tinting

  • Prepare by exfoliating your brows 24 hours BEFORE the appointment.

Instructions for 2-4 weeks of gorgeous, tinted brows.

  • Do NOT use shampoo, makeup, un-approved conditioners, un-approved makeup removers, or creams for the first 24 hours.

  • Oil-based products cause tints to dissolve faster.

  • Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, saunas, steam, water, and sweat for the first 24 hours.

Brow Lamination

Instructions for 8 weeks of healthy brows.

  • Avoid exfoliation of the skin around the brow area for at least 48 hours pre and post-treatment.

  • Avoid waxing and the use of Retinols, Vitamin A, AHAs, BHAs, steroid creams, or skin thinning treatments around the brow area for at least 48 hours pre and post-treatment.

  • After wetting the brow hairs (after the first 48 hours), it is necessary to gently brush them back into place.

  • For total transparency in May of 2020, instead of raising our service prices, we are implementing a small service charge (based on the price of complete services), to help cover the cost of supplies and maintenance throughout the salon.

  • Urban Betty is now a Green Circle Salon! We repurpose and recover up to 95% of the resources that were once considered waste, materials such as hair, leftover hair color, foils, color tubes, aerosol cans, paper, and plastics. We do charge a small Eco Fee ($2.50) to keep this program running. If you would like this taken off your bill, please inform the front desk at checkout.
  • Prices vary depending on the stylist providing the service; please ask for details when scheduling your appointment. We feel confident in recommending all of our stylists regardless of price.
  • Note for booking a haircut: some hair types require additional time, such as thicker, longer, or more textured. In these instances, the haircut must be scheduled for additional time and will be reflected in the haircut price.
  • If you would like to have your hair styled with heat tools such as a Flat Iron or Curling Iron, please request this at the time of booking, and we will accommodate your request. An additional charge will be added to the service price.