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PROTENZA - Pre + Post Care Instructions

Potenza Pre-Instructions:

  • Please plan 1- 2 weeks of no major events.

  • Please keep any travel plans in mind when booking this treatment.

  • Please do NOT wear any jewelry to your appointment.

  • Keep Hydrated- drink lots of water 24 hrs before (at least 8 cups), or hydrating fluids.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hrs

  • 7 days prior avoid all exfoliating treatments retinol, and exfoliating acid preparations.

  • Shave visible hair from the treatment area.

  • Male beards should be shaved on the day of treatment.

  • Bring a hat to the treatment

  • Gentle cleanser

  • Avoid blood thinners and anti-platelets for 5 days if adding PRFM.

  • Avoid tanning for 2 weeks prior.

  • If instructed to pretreat, start 2 weeks before.

Potenza Post-Care Instructions:


  • Bruising is a possibility and avoid all blood thinners for 5 days post treatment.

  • Gentle cleanser- do not scrub or exfoliate the skin for 2 weeks.

  • Avoid makeup for 24 hours and after 24 hours, you can apply mineral makeup until redness resolves

  • If redness or swelling is present after tx, use ice pack with barrier like face cloth

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the face, there are micro pathways open in the skin and the hands can introduce bacteria

  • If skin feels tight and dry, apply moisturizer frequently

  • If you currently have skin breakouts, you may find this condition worsens temporarily. Ask your provider about how to treat this.

  • Do not pick at treated tissue- doing so may cause hypo or hyperpigmentation

  • Avoid UV rays and apply sunblock >30 SPF daily. *Untinted.

  • Avoid alcohol consumption if possible.

  • For 24 hrs refrain from high intensity aerobic exercise or activities that increase the body temperature like saunas, hot tubs, steam showers or exercise (i.e. jogging, weight training, kickboxing, etc.)

  • Call your practitioner if any problems develop, concerns regarding rash, itching, erythema, etc. for more than 24 hrs.

  • Treatment Guidelines:

  • Precautions:

  • Keloid scarring

  • Metal implants near treatment area

  • Adhesive allergy

  • No neutral pad on tattoos or hair

  • No active infection

  • HSV, shingles, or fever blisters- pretreat with antiviral medication

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding

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