The Courtyard Clinic



  • Clean your mouth guard by washing it with a soft bristled brush, soap and cool (not boiling or warm) water.
  • Before storing away, soak your mouth guard in retainer brite for 20 minutes.
  • Keep your mouthguard in a well-ventilated area when not in use. We provide plastic storage boxes free with your mouth guard. 
  • Heat can have a negative effect on a mouth guard, so do not leave it in hot locations or put it in the dishwasher. 
  • Do not over flex or bend your mouth guard when storing.
  • Replace your mouth guard when it becomes unhygienic, worn, or damaged.


How to wear your Invisalign:

  • Wear your aligners according to your Invisalign treatment plan. We can give you a diary for the dates to change your aligners or download the my Invisalign App to set reminders.
  • Come in for your clinical reviews with your dentist as advised.
  • Wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day.
  • Wear your first 2 aligners for 2 weeks each.
  • The rest of your aligners you will wear for 10 days each.
  • Use the chewies we give you every time you insert the aligners (after meals/drinks) to ensure that the aligners are fully seated. Please also ensure that you bite down on the chewies for 10 minutes in the evening. Chewies are designed to fully engage the trays around your teeth and have been clinically proven to help move the teeth faster and more accurately. 


  • Only drink water with your aligners in. For all other drinks and foods, please remove the aligners.
  • Ensure your teeth are clean before placing aligners in your mouth.
  • Gently brush your aligners with a soft bristled brush, soap and water every morning and night. 
  • Once a week place your aligners in Retainer Brite or the Invisalign cleaning crystals for 20 minutes. 
  • If you are using Dental Monitoring, you will be notified if your oral hygiene is not up to standard and that you need to brush/floss more or book a visit to see the hygienist.
  • During Invisalign treatment you may get more plaque build up than usual so please plan for more frequent hygiene visits.

Dental Monitoring:


At The Courtyard Clinic we will place some of our patients into Dental Monitoring if the case is more complicated. If you are one of these individuals, please follow these instructions:

How Does it work?

How to keep your teeth fixed in their final position long term:

A common problem we see is teeth moving after orthodontics is complete. If you want to keep your smile the way it is after braces you are going to have to wear retainers. Unfortunately, our teeth continue to move for the rest of our lives so there is no other option, other than wearing a retainer. There are 2 options for retention. 

Removable retainers

A removable retainer is a clear tray, much like your Invisalign trays, custom-made for your newly aligned teeth. They are created with the intent on keeping your teeth in their newly aligned position, not allowing them to drift back to the position they were in prior to your orthodontic treatment.

Fixed retainers

This is a small metal wire aligned along the back of your teeth (the inside of your mouth where it cannot be seen) and this stays in place to keep your teeth in position. A removable retainer still has to be worn over the top of this.

It is beneficial to wear both types of retainers for maximum retention power in the mouth.

Retention Duration

  • If you can wear your retainer day and night for 9 months after Invisalign finishes, this is best.
  • After which, you can reduce your wear time of the retainers down until you feel the retainers fit passively in the evenings.
  • By 9 months you will likely be able to wear your retainers just at night.
  • Retention is for life, you will need to wear your retainer nightly, if you don’t want your teeth to move.
  • We will give you a set of 3 Invisalign Vivera retainers to get you going.

Replacement Retainers:

  • Replace your fixed wire when it breaks.
  • Replace your retainer when then become ill-fitting/baggy, unhygienic, worn, breaks or develops defects such as perforations.

Other top tips:

  • Regular check ups are key to check your teeth are not moving long term.
  • Regular hygiene visits to keep any wires placed clean as these are more prone to plaque build up/food packing.
  • Use a TePe brush between your teeth and wire to ensure optimum oral health as floss will no longer fit. 

What happens if my teeth move:

We should come up with a retention scheme and advise our patients what happens if their teeth move and they need more ortho to cover ourselves. What do the mi smile people suggest? Yes, let’s do this and look at introducing DM Retention Monitoring. 

Retainer wear and care instructions:

  • Wear the retainer(s) at least 8–12 hours every day. If it is easier, this can be at evenings and night-time, including when you sleep
  • Check the retainer fits closely around or over your teeth
  • Your speech will sound different but should improve as you get used to the retainer
  • Remove your retainer(s) for eating/drinking and brushing/flossing
  • Remove your retainer(s) using the tips of your fingernails, pulling down
    on both sides towards the back. Never pull the retainer out from the front teeth first
  • Store the retainer in the container provided, away from heat and sunlight, when you are not using it
  • Clean the fitting surface daily with a toothbrush and cold tap water, over a sink or bowl of water. You can also use RetainerBrite periodically to clean the retainers, however please avoid denture cleaning tablets.
  • Always bring your retainer(s) when you see your dentist so that we can check the fit
  • If your retainer does not fit, is broken or lost, contact us straight away for advice.

Home Whitening Process


  1. Brush your teeth thoroughly and floss as normal. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Sensitivity - Use Evoseal desensitiser swabs as necessary.
    a. Hold swab with coloured ring end up.
    b. Snap the coloured ring tip gently to one side. The liquid will flow to the bottom of the cotton tip.
    c. Apply saturated end to each sensitive tooth (avoiding the gums) with a gently rubbing motion
    and hold lip away from teeth to let the teeth air dry for 20 seconds. d. Repeat application a couple
    more times if necessary.
  3. Attach the tip to the syringe containing the 10% tooth whitening gel (Week 1) and extrude a little
    of the contents of the syringe into the deepest part on the teeth to be bleached in a small blob for
    each tooth. A single graduation of the syringe will be sufficient for both arches.
  4. TIP – To get the best results you should have a dry mouth before placing the bleaching trays in
    your mouth at night. To do this you should suck the saliva to the back of their mouth with their
    lips closed and then swallow 2‐3 times.
  5. Seat the tray over the teeth and press down firmly pushing backwards for an excellent seal.
    While doing the treatment at home a small amount of excess gel escaping from the margin of the
    tray shows that you have the right amount of gel in the tray. If there is too much excess you are
    putting too much in. If this happens remove the excess gel with a cotton bud or finger.
  6. The tray should be worn ALL NIGHT for seven nights.
  7. In the morning remove the tray and wipe the residual gel from the teeth. Rinse mouth vigorously.
    Rinse out the tray under running cold water, agitating with a cotton bud. Store traysin the container
    provided. Make sure you don’t squash or distort your trays or the treatment will not work.
  8. For the next seven nights use the second 16% syringe. (Week 2).
  9. Do not eat or drink while wearing the bleaching trays.
  10. The whitening syringes should not be exposed to heat or sunlight.

During the course of your whitening treatment, there are a few things to bear in mind to enable you to achieve the best possible results. 


  • After each application of gel to your tray, remove the mixing tip from the syringe and replace it with the plastic cap. This stops air getting to the gel and deactivating it. 
  • Keep the gel in a cool, dry place. 
  • Avoid citrus foods and juices, as this may contribute to sensitivity.   During and shortly after the whitening process (ideally 48 hours), try minimising the intake of tobacco, coffee, fizzy drinks and red wines, as these substances can contribute to re-staining
  • Your custom made kit contains 2 tubes of whitening gel. The gel should be applied for an hour a day, for 10-15 days.
  • Do not overload the whitening trays with gel as overflow may cause some gum irritation. The best size of gel is roughly the size of a lentil per tooth.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke while wearing the whitening trays. The trays are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely. Such activities may distort the trays. You can, however, talk, work or relax as normal.
  • If gums appear to be slightly white following treatments, this is a result of soft tissue dehydration. Although this is a temporary harmless side effect, it is a sign that too much gel is being used. For subsequent treatments, apply less gel.
  • To get the best result quickly, treatment days should not be interrupted. However, if you miss or skip a day, the treatment days should be extended to compensate.
  • It is not uncommon to find darker colour residues in the trays where you have old silver fillings. You may also see some gel bubbles within the trays as you are wearing them. This is part of the whitening process.
  • The neck of the tooth (area next to the gum) may take slightly longer to lighten. It will appear slightly darker than the other parts of the tooth at the end of your treatment, which is how it naturally looks. 



  • Once the session is complete, remove the tray. Rinse mouth well and brush any excess gel from teeth and gums. 
  • Rinse trays with cool water, using a cotton swab or toothbrush to remove any residual gel. Dry. Do not use hot water as it may distort trays. 
  •   Place trays in the tray case and store in a cool dry place. 



  • This is a recognised side effect for some people, but can be easily controlled by brushing your teeth with Sensodyne or placing some in your whitening trays and wearing the trays overnight.
  • GC Tooth Mousse can also be very effective if used in your whitening trays.

Getting used to your new dentures and the best ways to care for them


Learning to wear new dentures successfully takes practice. Lower dentures are the hardest to get used to because of the tongue and floor of the mouth lifting and there is less surface area for the denture to suction onto. 


We have many years of experience at making dentures at The Courtyard Clinic so here is our top advice:

Your initial adjustment period

  • Leave your dentures in for the first 24hrs
  • Feelings of fullness and increased salivation will decrease with time
  • Expect sore spots to develop during this initial period, please come in when necessary for adjustment
  • Read aloud to help the mouth get used to the new dentures

Eating with your new dentures

  • New denture teeth are often bigger than what you are used to which slightly reduces the amount of chewing space available between the top and bottom teeth so put smaller pieces of food in to begin with
  • Cut your food up and eat at the back to begin with
  • Biting foods with the front teeth requires skill and may dislodge dentures at first
  • Avoid sticky foods whenever possible
  • Use Fixodent if this helps to aid retention
  • Remove your dentures after a meal and rinse your mouth and denture with water 

Talking with new dentures

  • Adjusting takes time, be patient
  • Some oral and facial muscles will need to be re-educated thus helping stabiles the new denture/s
  • The feeling of ‘fullness’ and ‘crowing’ will reduce with time

Denture Aftercare Advice:  Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do leave your dentures in for the first 24hr hours 
  • Don’t persevere with sore spots or ulcers, come to see us
  • Don’t leave your dentures in at night while you sleep to ensure good oral hygiene and to let your gums recover from daily denture wear

Cleaning your mouth and your dentures

  • Cleanse and massage your dentures and gums daily with a soft toothbrush.
  • Soak your dentures in strident once a week. Ensure you follow the manufacturer preparation instructions
  • If you get any infections under your dentures or sores at the side of your mouth appearing do come in as you may have a fungal infection that needs treatment.
  • Wash dentures with a sink filled will water or a bowl filled with water in case it accidentally drops whilst cleaning 

When is it time for a new set of dentures or a denture repair?

  • Worn areas, holes or cracks
  • Ill-fitting
  • Poor retention
  • Badly colour faded and staining
  • Poor hygiene
  • Worn down teeth
  • Broken teeth


How often should I have my dentures checked?

Even if you wear full dentures it is important you come in for your checkups to evaluate that your dentures are fit for purpose and the soft tissues in your mouth are healthy. Infections can occur under dentures and oral cancer is also a risk for everyone, so we advised regular screening for this. 

Bring your dentures into your hygiene appointments so we can clean them and if necessary, we can send them away for deep professional cleaning if they are in a particularly poor condition. 

At The Courtyard Clinic, we have Airflow hygiene which is designed to clean dental appliances and the soft tissues under dentures so ensure you keep seeing the hygienist regularly. 

  • For the first 24 hours, try to avoid eating hot food/drink, don’t smoke, don’t drink any alcohol, and try not to disturb any blood clot which might have formed.
  • Don’t rinse your mouth for 24 hours after extraction. After that, rinse gently with warm salty water – half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water is enough.
  • Brush your teeth as normal to keep your mouth as clean as possible, just avoid the socket where your tooth was taken out.
  • You may feel some small pieces of bone work their way out of the socket – don’t worry, this is perfectly normal.
  • There may be some swelling and a bit of discomfort in the first two to three days. If you need to, take some ordinary painkillers – ibuprofen or paracetamol will be fine if you can take these medications.
  • If you feel pain a few days after the tooth has been removed, it might be where the blood clot has broken down leaving an empty hole in the gum. This is called a ‘dry socket’ and will need to be looked at by your dentist. Simply call the clinic on 01932 582 949 for further treatment. 
  • If you experience a bleed after treatment we will have given you some gauze to place onto the area where the tooth has been removed – if not, a clean cloth handkerchief will do just as well (but not a paper tissue).Roll it into a small firm pad large enough to fit over the gap (probably around 1cm by 3cm). Bite down on it firmly for 10 to 15 minutes. Take the pad off and check whether the bleeding has stopped. If not, apply a fresh pad and contact your dentist
  1. No food or drink should be taken for at least two hours before the dental sedation appointment unless told otherwise by your dentist.
  2. All patients must be accompanied to the surgery by a responsible person age 18 or over. In the case of a patient under 16 years, the accompanying person should be a patient or guardian.
  3. The accompanying person must be available to sit with the recovering patient if necessary and to escort the patient home.
  4. No patient receiving intravenous sedation should drive a vehicle, operate machinery, ride pillion on a motor bike, consume alcohol or undertake any responsible matters for 24hours of following the procedure.
  5. It is important to take your routine medicine at the usual times.
  6. If you are taking any new medicine or tablets since your last visit, you must inform the dentist.
  7. After the first 24 hours RINSE OUT WITH HOT SALT WATER MOUTHWASHES as often and as thoroughly as possible. Continue for AT LEAST one week. 
  8. Some swelling is normal following surgery – use the ice packs provided and supplement with ice packs at home for the first eight hours after surgery.
  9. Take analgesics (nurofen and paracetamol) as needed.

If you have any worries or concerns do not hesitate to contact us.

  1. If sutures were placed inside the mouth, they will dissolve or be removed in one to two weeks. If they become unraveled soon after the procedure please call the practice for advice, as you may need to come back in for re-stitching.
  2. Avoid sucking through a straw/ rinsing or spitting vigorously/ touching the wound for 24 hours.
  3. Avoid exercise/alcohol for 24 hours.
  4. Take any medication you normally take as usual.
  5. Place ice packs on the side of your face that feels swollen if you see necessary.
  6. Brush your teeth and gums gently as normal except be gentle in area where procedure was performed.
  7. Oozing from the biopsy site overnight is normal. You may use gauze packs and gently bite down for 30 minutes to control bleeding. Any serious bleeding you can’t control please get in contact with the practice/in an emergency go to ANE.
  8. Diet: Start with nourishing liquids and soft foods and gradually return to your normal diet as tolerated. Avoid extreme hot foods, foods with sharp edges or foods that may lodge in the biopsy area. 
  9. Good oral hygiene after biopsy is essential. Make every effort to clean your teeth within your range of comfort. The day after your biopsy, begin gently rinsing your mouth with salt water (A teaspoon of salt dissolved in a mug of warm water) every 4 hours and after food to help cleanse the area.
  10. Do not smoke or use tobacco products for at least 24 hours, the longer you stop the better the healing potential will be.
  11. Take pain control as require, following instructions on the package.


Sometimes the after effects of surgery are quite minimal, so not all of the instructions may apply. Common sense will often dictate what you should do. However, when in doubt follow these guidelines or call the practice for clarification.

  1. The sedation may produce temporary amnesia, which rarely lasts more than a few hours.
  2. A responsible adult will be required to escort you home after the procedure, either by car or taxi. This person will also receive instructions about your aftercare, and should ideally remain with you until the next day. Guidelines do not allow us to send you home on your own.
  3. Please continue to take your regular medication as usual afterwards.
  4. Please do not take alcohol for the remainder of the day.
  5. Avoid breastfeeding for 24 hours afterwards.
  6. It can take up to 24 hours for the sedative drugs to be eliminated from your body and for you to fully recover from the effects of sedation (drowsiness, loss of memory, lack of awareness and coordination, etc). Therefore, please do not:
    • drive a vehicle (insurance will be void), or cycle
    • use electrical equipment, cook, or operate machinery
    • care for children or dependant adults
    • make important decisions, sign important documents
    • use alcohol, sleeping tablets, tobacco or recreational drugs
    • perform any complicated tasks . go to work
  7. We do not anticipate you having any complications, but should you become concerned about anything, however trivial, please contact your sedationist or our office.

Top 5 Tips For Keeping Your SomnoDent Clean

If you having recently become a SomnoDent patient, or if you are thinking about having this oral device improve your sleep by treating your mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), then you might be thinking about how best to keep the oral device clean. The acrylic and, in some cases, the soft liner of the SomnoDent have a very important job to do as they work towards moving the lower jaw slightly forward in order to prevent the soft tissue at the back of the throat area from collapsing the airway and obstructing airflow. It follows then that keeping your oral device in tip-top condition is going to be important. Here are 5 top tips on how to keep your SomnoDent clean.


Keeping Your SomnoDent CleanBrush them – gently

Keep your SomnoDent clean by brushing it with the brush enclosed in your retainer case and/or with a soft bristle brush. You will be able to remove your device every morning and carry out your own dental hygiene routine. This is a great time for you to clean your SomnoDent oral device as well. Don’t use toothpaste to brush your device, because the abrasives in toothpaste can cause scratches and potentially damage your device. Use a soft toothbrush, with gentle brushing motions on your device.



Only wear your SomnoDent on teeth that are clean

It is very important that you clean your teeth before you wear your device each night. Not only will you experience discoloration and strong odors, but you will also increase bacteria on your device if you do not wear your SomnoDent on clean teeth.


Keeping Your SomnoDent CleanKeep it safe

Have you got into the habit of taking out your oral device and leaving them on your nightstand or next to the bathroom sink? This is one sure fire way for your device to breed bacteria. Always rinse off your device with water after they are removed from your mouth so that saliva doesn’t dry onto them. After you clean your device we recommend that you store them based on your device specifications.



Avoid heat

To maintain fit and longevity of your SomnoDent oral device, avoid placing it in direct sunlight, leaving it in your vehicle, and/or hot or boiling water to clean your device.

Cleaning ready

SomnoMed has an easy to use cleaning tablet to keep your SomnoDent clean. Exclusively manufactured for SomnoMed and specifically designed for use with SomnoMed devices; SomTabs helps to keep your SomnoDent oral device in pristine working condition. Watch the video below to learn more about SomTabs and maintaining your device.

  •   Although some of the root canal procedures we perform at The Courtyard Clinic can be completed in 1 appointment, root canal therapy often takes several appointments. Please come back for further procedures if instructed, even if any pain you had completely subsides. 
  •  Since anaesthetic has been used, parts of your mouth may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Avoid chewing or hot and cold drinks until the numbness has worn off.
  • Between appointments, a temporary filling is placed to protect the tooth. It is common (and not a problem) for a small portion of your temporary filling to wear away or break off. If the entire filling falls out, please call the clinic and set up a time to come in and have it replaced.
  • It is normal to experience some discomfort for several days after a root canal procedure. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them as directed, even if all signs and symptoms of infection are gone.
  • Taking ibuprofen before the numbness wears off can greatly reduce post-operative pain.
  • To protect the tooth and keep the temporary filling in place, avoid eating hard or sticky food (such as gum), and try to chew on the other side of your mouth.
  • Continue to brush and floss normally. Usually, the last step in a root canal is the placement of a crown and permanent filling in the tooth. A crown will protect the tooth from breaking in the future.
  • If you have signs of swelling or increasing pain, or if you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the practice.


Facial Aesthetics


Risk of bruising/marks is low with Profhilo owing to the small needle size. Do follow our instructions on how to look after the area afterwards. We recommend no intense exercise for 48 hours and for 2 weeks avoid; sun beds, saunas, facials, and steam rooms.

Profhilo has a Haenkenium cream recommended to improve the beautiful results of treatment …

You will usually be able to go about your day-to-day activities immediately following treatment.

However, to ensure optimal results it is important to keep the target muscles active for a few hours and to avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise for 24 hours, and lying down or leaning over for 4-6 hours. Thorough advice will be given at the time of your appointment.

Here at The Courtyard Clinic we get asked a lot of questions  about dermal fillers and what to expect after your treatment, and the advice is the same whether you have had treatment for your lips, hands or your face.

First and foremost it is extremely important to listen to the advice given during the consultation and to take note of the aftercare advice being provided. It is your responsibility to look after your treatment as you would following any medical procedure.

As we always discuss at every consultation there are some risks associated with dermal filler treatments however expected down time and ‘side effects’ are explained below.

Any serious problems after a treatment (as discussed during consultation) are not discussed here.

So what to EXPECT after your treatment.

There might be redness, swelling or tenderness in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injections and will generally disappear within a few days. The initial swelling after a lip enhancement treatment may last longer. If symptoms persist for over 7 days or other reactions occur please contact the clinic immediately.

Bruising is a common and expected side effect with any dermal filler treatment. It will not effect your end result. Please plan your treatments accordingly to personal events.

Bruising is unfortunate and although can sometimes be due to poor technique it is often just due to the use of a needle/cannula and a predisposition to bleeding and/or BAD LUCK!

In order to reduce bruising it is important to adhere to the aftercare regime. Please avoid any medications containing NSAIDs, aspirin, vitamin E and ginseng for the week prior and week following a treatment unless medically necessary, in cases where the use of these medicines is for treatments please discuss with your GP prior to stopping any treatment.

IMMEDIATE aftercare – What to do at home

  • Apply a cool compress to the treatment area (do not apply ice directly to the skin) for 10 minutes every half an hour on the day of treatment.
  • Avoid any heat inducing activities for 24 hours such as strenuous exercise, spas, saunas and hot showers.
  • Avoid pressure on the area for the first 48 hours (sleep on your back if possible, no face down massages).
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours, longer if possible.
  • Avoid active cosmeceutical products (AHAs, retinols, vitamin C) and oil based makeup for 24 hours.
  • Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, skin needling, microdermabrasion, IPL or laser treatments for 2 weeks after treatment. Please discuss your future treatment plans with any of our consultants if you are uncertain.
  • Do not massage the treatment area unless instructed to do so.


A top-up treatment within 3-4 weeks of the initial dermal filler treatment may be necessary to achieve optimal correction and results. Although results from dermal fillers are immediate the end result is not really evident until this time as the filler ‘integrates’ into the skin.  It can also take this long for swelling to settle so it is important to wait until this time for the dermal filler to settle.

There can also be asymmetries prior to this time (due to irregular swelling) too so don’t panic and trust in the process (and trust our hands). Dermal filler products are long lasting but not permanent. Longevity depends on the type of filler used, its indication, compliance with aftercare and individual factors such as metabolism.


We hope this information is helpful. As usual please email if you have any other questions.

Post treatment the skin will be reddened, possibly a little ‘puffy’ and you may be aware of a little tenderness. You will also experience skin tightness and the skin may also ‘flake’ in the first few days. Do not pick at any flaking skin it should be left to shed naturally.


  • Do use the remaining HG lift that your practitioner will have given to you and the day after treatment use the Rescue product to calm and soothe
  • Do resume normal skincare after 24 hours, please note the skin will feel tight and extra thirsty
  • Do Keep out of the sun on the day of treatment and for the following24 hours also
  • Do use sunscreen factor 50and keep out of direct sunlight to maximise long term results
  • Do have a clean pillowcase on your bed and use clean towels


  • Don’t touch the skin unnecessarily immediately post treatment this will be important to avoid any post treatment infection
  • Don’t apply makeup for 24 hours post treatment
  • Don’t use harsh perfumed, astringent, AHA or alcohol containing products in the area for 24-48 hours post treatment
  • Don’t go swimming or in chlorinated water for 4-5 days post treatment and please
  • Don’t engage in any heavy exercise sessions for 24-48 hours after treatment
  • Don’t have any other clinical treatments for 1-4 weeks post treatment. Speak to your practitioner for exact advice on how best to combine other treatments you may be having or may want to start having
  • Don’t shave or use any after-shave type products over the area that has been treated for 12-48 hours post treatment 
  • Don’t allow any pets to lick the area that has been treated-this is likely to lead to infection

During the skin healing process, minor itching, hives, flaking, or redness may appear. If  symptoms persist, please call your Dermapen™ practitioner. Do not pick, squeeze or agitate during the recovery period. Please avoid the following activities for up to 2 days following a  Dermapen™ clinical procedure: 

  • Direct ultra violet exposure (sun and solariums) 
  • Intensive cardio, exercise or gymnasium regimens 
  • Excessively hot showers, bathing, spas or sauna 
  • Spray or self-tanning 
  • Swimming in chlorinated pools or the ocean 
  • Tattooing (including cosmetic tattooing) 
  • Further clinical treatments (including, but not limited to): microdermabrasion, laser, intense pulsed light, chemical peels, muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers) should be avoided for up to two weeks. 


Please avoid the use of skin care products containing any of the following active resurfacing ingredients for up to 5 days following a Dermapen™ clinical procedure: 

  • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) (including but not limited to) glycolic, lactic or malic acid Beta hydroxy acid (BHA) including salicylic acid 
  • Benzoyl peroxide 
  • Retinoids (including but not limited to) tretinoin, retinol and retinaldehyde Hydroquinone 
  • High levels of Kojic or azelaic acid 
  • Alcohol (including but not limited to) isopropyl alcohol/de-natured alcohol/rubbing alcohol