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Post-Treatment Instructions

Care Following Shave Excision/Dermabrasion

1. Clean the area 3-5 times a day with mild cleanser or soap and water or half strength peroxide with water for removing more resistant exudate. You need to clean only once a day if keeping covered with a band-aid.

2. Apply a small amount of Bacitracin/ Aquaphor ointment over the area.

3. DO NOT LET SCAB/CRUST FORM. Increase cleaning frequency to gently soak off crust. DO NOT PICK THE AREA.

4.Continue cleansing and applying ointment until the area is healed, usually 5-10 days after the procedure. Contact Dr. Russo if the area had not healed within 10 days. The area will be pink for at least 2-4 months. This is normal.

5. The area will look worse 2-3 days following the procedure; this is also normal.

6. Care should be taken to use sunscreen to protect the area once the area has developed new skin. An SPF 30 or higher, broad-spectrum (UV-A & UV-B) sunscreen is recommended.

7. Call the office at 217-398-4856 if questions or problems arise.

A note to our "injectable" (toxin and filler) patients,

Thank you for visiting Rejuvenis Beauty. At Rejuvenis Beauty, patient satisfaction is our first priority. We appreciate your confidence in us, and to our returning patients, your loyalty. To ensure we meet your scheduling needs in this time of higher than usual demand for appointments with Dr. Russo, we ask patients to schedule future appointments well in advance. For our returning patients we recommend you schedule your next appointment at the end of your appointment while checking out.