Before & Aftercare: Skin Treatments

It is essential to follow the before and aftercare advice written below for optimum results and to prevent any adverse reactions. Please refer to our contraindications page to ensure your eligibility for a treatment.

If you are experiencing any unusual side effects or skin irritation after your treatment, please contact us here as soon as possible.


  • Please inform us if you are currently taking any medications for your skin or  using retinoids or derivatives of vitamin A (eg. Retin-A, Retrieve, Doxycycline, Epiduo, Roaccutane) - These medications can cause extreme sensitivity, therefore your treatment will require some modification.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 2 weeks before your appointment.
  • Avoid using any exfoliating products, including retinoids and alpha/beta hydroxy acids, for at least 72 hours before your appointment.
  • Avoid laser, IPL or resurfacing treatments for at leat 2 weeks before your appointment.
  • Avoid taking any blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, for at least 24 hours before your appointment, unless directed by your doctor.
  • Please inform us if you have had injectables (Botox and filler), as it may be necessary to wait at least two weeks before having a skin treatment.
  • Make sure your skin is clean and free of makeup or lotions before your appointment.


  • Avoid touching or rubbing your face for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Avoid applying makeup for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and apply sunscreen (at least SPF30+) if you must go outside.
  • Do not use any exfoliating products or treatments for at least 3-4 days after the treatment.
  • Use gentle, hydrating products on your skin to soothe any sensitivity.
  • Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from the inside out.
  • Follow any additional aftercare instructions provided by Lia Kim Beauty.