Preparing Your Skin: The Essential Guide to Prepping for Aesthetic Treatments

Preparing Your Skin: The Essential Guide to Prepping for Aesthetic Treatments

Preparing Your Skin: The Essential Guide to Prepping for Aesthetic Treatments


Preparing your skin prior to an aesthetic treatment is essential for maximizing outcomes. This process encompasses various factors, with particular emphasis on skincare prepping. In this guide, we'll delve into the recommended steps for prepping the skin, including which products to temporarily avoid and which ones to incorporate into your routine to enhance results of aesthetic treatments at Sunday Skin.

Treatments and Products

Injectables– Neurotoxins, Sculptra, Radiesse, Fillers

At Sunday Skin, prior to receiving injectable treatments like neurotoxins, Sculptra, Radiesse, and fillers, there's no need to abstain from using any skincare products. However, to optimize your results, we suggest incorporating a daily SPF to prep and shield your skin from potential irritation caused by sun exposure. We are loving Alastin Hydratint for daily protection. Additionally, adding a daily moisturizer to your routine can provide your skin with extra hydration ahead of the treatment for enhanced benefits. We recommend Sunday Skin Silky Skin hydrating serum or Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion!

Lasers– IPL, Morpheus8, Face Laser Hair Removal

Ensuring adequate hydration is crucial in preparing the skin for laser treatments. We advise maintaining hydration levels and prioritizing the protection of your skin barrier leading up to your appointment. This safeguarding can be achieved through consistent use of SPF during the day and moisturizer both day and night. Additionally, it's advisable to refrain from using products containing active ingredients, such as glycolic and salicylic acids, retinol, and tretinoin, in the 3 to 5 days preceding your laser treatment. While active ingredients are extremely beneficial in skincare routines and we highly recommend them, it's important to discontinue their use before the treatment to prevent any potential reactions.

For a Morpheus8 treatment, we suggest incorporating Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology® into your skincare regimen starting two weeks prior to the procedure. This product aids in strengthening the skin, optimizing treatment results, and minimizing recovery duration. Formulated to complement skin-rejuvenating procedures, Nectar is scientifically supported and can significantly enhance your outcomes.

Chemical Peels

At Sunday Skin, we offer a variety of chemical peels! For all chemical peel treatments, it's crucial to avoid using products containing active ingredients in the 3 to 5 days leading up to your appointment. Prioritizing a gentle skincare routine including SPF during this time is essential for optimal results. As part of this regimen, we recommend incorporating the Sunday Skin Fresh Face gentle exfoliating cleanser for your initial or secondary cleanse. Fresh Face effectively exfoliates the skin, aiding in better penetration of the peel, yet remains gentle enough for use before undergoing a chemical peel.

Microneedling & Micro-Glow Infusion

Microneedling and Micro-Glow Infusion are excellent treatments for promoting skin health, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, stimulating collagen production, and achieving a radiant complexion. To prepare for these treatments, it's advisable to refrain from using products containing active ingredients for at least 2 days beforehand. Hydration remains essential for both treatments, so we recommend incorporating the Epionce Enriched Firming Mask into your weekly skincare routine several weeks prior to your appointment. This mask provides intense hydration, serving as a rejuvenating boost for your skin barrier, making it an ideal choice for pre-treatment preparation. 


At Sunday Skin, we provide a diverse array of facial treatments tailored to suit every individual's needs. Whether you're interested in Hydrafacials, specialty facials, or our signature Sunday Skin Glow Facial, we have the perfect facial for you. In preparation for your facial, we advise avoiding products containing active ingredients for at least 2 days prior to your appointment. Additionally, depending on your specific concerns, we suggest complementing your facial with appropriate pretreatment products. For instance, if you're looking to address a dull complexion, we recommend the Brightening facial, preceded by the application of Alastin A-LUMINATE Brightening Serum™. Furthermore, we always emphasize the importance of incorporating daily SPF into your skincare routine for optimal skin health and protection.

Consultation with a Skincare Professional at Sunday Skin

Not sure where to begin? No problem! At Sunday Skin, we provide complimentary skincare consultations and offer a 15% discount on your first treatment! During these consultations, our board-certified providers will guide you through your skin concerns, budget considerations, product suggestions, and collaborate with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. They'll also discuss any pre and post-treatment instructions, ensuring you're fully informed and comfortable every step of the way.

In summary, proper preparation is essential for successful aesthetic treatments. From ensuring your comfort to utilizing scientifically supported products for optimal results, we're dedicated to helping you achieve your best skin possible. Book your appointment with any of our providers here– we’re excited to be one step closer to your Sunday best skin!

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