Contraindications that PREVENT facial treatments

Contraindications are conditions or symptoms that restrict a treatment. Please note that while this list covers many contraindications, there may be others not listed below that would also prevent you from receiving services, and we reserve the right to determine what constitutes a contraindication. Speak with your esthetician and your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Use of Accutane within 12 Months of service

  • Viruses such as colds, cold sores, warts

  • Bacterial infections such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, styes

  • Fungal infections such as ringworm, blepharitis

  • Undiagnosed lumps or swelling

  • Known sensitivity or allergy to products

  • Fresh bruising

  • Open sores, wounds

  • Bleeding

  • Tooth abscess

  • Broken jaw or other facial bone

  • Facial cancer, cancer treatments

  • Head lice

  • Unstable blood pressure

  • Recent head injury, neck injury

  • Fever

  • Contagious disease

  • Recent hemorrhage

  • Severe acne

Before your appointment

  • One week prior to appointment, discontinue use of any strong at-home facial treatments and any exfoliation treatments a few days prior. (retinols, benzoyl peroxide, AHA/BHA, etc)

  • Avoid spray tan or sun tanning and heavy sun exposure five days before your facial.

  • Do not wax at least 48 hours before your facial. This could lead to skin irritation.

  • Do not get laser treatments within a week before your appointment.

  • Wait at least 2 weeks after injections to get a facial.

  • Wear clothing that is comfortable.

  • Remove contact lenses before your appointment. 

Aftercare Instructions

  • Avoid direct sun light. Wear broad spectrum SPF of 30 or higher.

  • Avoid heavy sweating, exercising, sauna, ect., at least 24 hours after your facial.

  • Avoid exfoliating for 48 hours.

  • Do not touch your face.

  • Avoid wearing make up for the rest of the day.

  • Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water.

  • Be gentle with to your skin.



Informed Consent:

Although every precaution will be made to ensure your safety and well-being before, during and after your facial, please be aware of the possible risks below.


  • Adverse side effects include but are not limited to: swelling of the face, redness of the treated area, blistering of the skin, crusting of the skin, scars, infection, cuts and burns, change of pigmentation of the skin, allergic reaction to the products used and stinging.

  • Facials may cause temporary redness and/or purging of the pores.

  • Facials are designed for pampering and can be a corrective treatment for the face and those parts of the neck affected by acne, clogged pores, blackheads, dehydration, dead skin cell build-up, etc.

  • The goal of a facial treatment is improvement, not perfection.

  • For optimal results the use of daily at home skincare products is recommended.