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PRE & POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS

 

Laser Hair Removal Pre & Post Care Instructions

PRE TREATMENT CARE

 


  • Do not wax, tweeze, sugar, thread, tan or have electrolysis treatments prior to Laser Hair Removal
  • Do not use skin irritants (retinol A or glycolic) for at least 3 days prior to Laser Hair Removal
  • Do not use photosensitive drugs for 7 days prior to treatment
  • If you are on hydroquinone stop it a minimum of 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Shave the treatment site on the day of or the day prior to treatment, excluding the face.
  • Use sunscreen, minimum SPF 30, prior to Laser treatments.
  •  Do Not Tan for 4-6 weeks prior to treatments.

 


POST TREATMENT CARE

 

  • Treated areas may be tender, slightly red or swollen. This usually appears within hours of treatment.  If redness or swelling occurs apply a cold towel for 15 minutes per hour.  Re-apply as needed.  Hydrocortisone (purchased in ointment or cream form) can also be applied to decrease symptoms.
  • Blisters may occur in sensitive areas such as bikini line or neck.  Should this occur and antibiotic ointment such as Polysporin can be applied twice daily until healed.
  • Scabbing, crusting or oozing may occur within 1-3 days.  Do not pick or remove. Do not shave the area.  Apply Vitamin E or Aloe Vera to keep area moist.
  • You may shower the day of Laser treatment. The area should be washed gently with cool to warm water and mild soap.  Pat dry do not rub.
  • Avoid make-up until site is healed.
  • Avoid direct sun and sun bed tanning for the course of treatment and for the month following final treatment.  Use sunscreen with SPF 30 minimum, daily.
  • Type IV-VI skin types should continue to use Hydroquinone if used prior to treatment.
  • Pigmentation change (hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation) may occur with dark skin.  Changes will normalize within weeks.
  • Once the hair gently pushes itself out of the skin you may shave the area to help the process.  You may experience itching and prickling when this occurs.
  • Brazilian treated area: avoid sauna & hot tubs for 48hrs.
 

Photorejuvenation Post Care Instructions


After Laser treatments for Photo-Rejuvenation, it is common to have mild swelling, slight bruising and, or an increase or decrease of skin pigmentation at the site of the treated areas. These conditions usually resolve in 1-3 days.  You may use a Tylenol, Advil or topical anesthesia.

 

Scaring is a rare complication, but is possible if the skin surface is disrupted by the IPL. To minimize this possibility it is important to follow the post care instructions.


Properly caring for your skin after the treatment will improve your overall results. Please follow these instructions for as long as your skin feels sensitive.  

    • Apply ice if needed after treatment.  
    • When washing your face, use a gentle cream-type cleanser and cool water only. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel and avoid rubbing.  You may apply moisturizer after washing area. 
    •  The treated brown spots will become crusted and will flake off within 1-3 weeks. You may apply a thin layer of an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment such as Polysporin. DO NOT SCRATCH or PICK at the affected areas as this could promote scarring.
    •  Apply sunscreen daily of at least 30 SPF. Make-up or moisturizer that contains sunscreen is NOT enough protection. You should make this part of your daily routine. 
    • Avoid sun as much as possible on the treated area and wear a hat if you are going to be outdoors for long periods of time.   The treatment is intended to correct damage done by sun exposure. The results will be enhanced by avoiding further damage caused by unprotected sun exposure.  
    • Pigment changes: During the healing process the area may become lighter or darker. This is usually temporary but in some instances it can be permanent. It is vital to have NO CURRENT FRESH TAN!
    • Broken capillaries may completely disappear or may turn black/blue/grey.  This may take 1-2 weeks to break down and disappear.  Use Polysporin for 7-10 days.
    • Do not wax, tweeze or use “Nair” creams to the treated areas for at least 1 week after your treatment. Avoid irritants to your face, such as any products containing retinol, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, benzoyl peroxide or Vitamin C for one week after your treatment.


 

Microdermabrasion Post Care Instuctions

A microdermabrasion treatment is a procedure with certain inherent risks.  If you follow your skin care professional’s advice and directions, the risk and complications in this procedure is small. Anything that you do against your skin care professionals advice increases the chances of you having complications.

 

Prior to your treatment certain conditions may require postponement of your treatment. These include:

 

  1. Inflamed acne lesions
  2. Open cuts or scratches on your face
  3. Active cold sores on lips and or face
  4. Any facial surgery within 3 months


In addition, if you are under physical or mental stress, it is not a good time for a treatment.

Most patients who undergo this kind of therapy have only a little redness for 12-24 hours. Occasionally, they may have very slight flaking in a few localized areas for 1 to 2 days. Still it is extremely important that you do not pick, scratch, pull or rub your skin during or after. If you go, you may damage the underlying new skin and cause scarring or changes in your pigmentation.

 

If, despite these warnings, you pick or rub your skin, you may alter the results and your skin care professional may not elect to perform any further treatments on you if there is doubt that you will follow instructions exactly.

On the day of your treatment please avoid extensive, sun or tanning beds, swimming pools and any hot water including saunas, Jacuzzis and hot tubs and waxing hair removal.

During the entire time of healing (2-7 days), you should only use the products recommended by your skin care professional. If these products are not available apply a bland moisturizer to your skin as often as needed. Do not apply any medications or glycolic acid products during this time or your skin may become irritated. Be sure to use sun screen daily.

It will be your responsibility to follow this advice since you will be caring for your skin at home and your signed consent form is your promise to us that you will do so.

Please realize that these warnings are for your protection. The motto in this office is if you are not sure if you should do something or don’t understand the directions, call the office before you do anything! We never think that any of your questions are foolish or silly.

 

Chemical Peel Post Care Instructions

Glycolic Peel


  • Healing is usually painless with no discomfort. The skin may feel tight for 1-2 days.
  • Some swelling may occur, usually around the eye area. Skin may become itchy.
  • In rare occasions, a herpes breakout may occur. If you have a history of cold sores, an anti-viral may be prescribed 3 days prior to treatment. If you develop a breakout post treatment, contact us or your physician. 
  • NO topical skin care products including makeup should be applied for at least 24 hours after a peel. Wash face with a gentle cleanser only. Use a mild moisturizer and keep skin well hydrated.
  • Sun Avoidance.  Avoid all outdoor activities that involve the sun. If needing to go out use sunscreen with a minimum 30 SPF.
  • No hot tubs, saunas or physical exertion for 48hrs.
  • Once this time period has elapsed the following products should be applied as needed for the next 4-7 days:


  1. Hydrating lotion
  2. Ceramide lotion 1%
  3. Skin soothing cream
  4. Moisturizing cream
  5. Ceramide cream 1%
  6. Ageless Peptide Cream


 

TCA Peel


  • Healing is usually painless with no discomfort. The skin may feel tight for 1-2 days before it peels.
  • Peeling usually last 2-5 days, some flakiness may last longer.
  • Some swelling may occur, usually around the eye area. Skin may become itchy.
  • In rare occasions, a herpes breakout may occur. If you have a history of cold sores, an anti-viral may be prescribed 3 days prior to treatment. If you develop a breakout post treatment, contact us or your physician. 
  • For Optimal Results and Healing: DO NOT PICK, RUB, SCRATCH or FORCE any skin off. Apply petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on areas that are very dry or where areas of peeling skin are noticeable. The edges of peeling skin should be covered with the petroleum jelly until they slough off on their own. Picking or pulling is Strictly Prohibited.
  • NO topical skin care products including makeup should be applied for at least 24 hours after a peel. Wash face with a gentle cleanser only. Use a mild moisturizer and keep skin well hydrated.
  • Complete sun Avoidance for 7-14 days. Avoid all outdoor activities that involve the sun. If needing to go out use sunscreen with a minimum 30 SPF.
  • No hot tubs, saunas or physical exertion for 48hrs.
  • Once this time period has elapsed the following products should be applied as needed for the next 4-7 days:


  1. Hydrating lotion
  2. Ceramide lotion 1%
  3. Skin soothing cream
  4. Moisturizing cream
  5. Ceramide cream 1%
  6. Ageless Peptide Cream


 


Sublative Pre and Post Instructions

Sublative Pre Care Instructions

Always use sunscreen, minimum SPF 30, prior to Laser treatments.

Come to your appointment with a clean face, with no makeup or moisturizer on.

Do NOT tan prior or during treatments and for at least 1 month after final treatment

No Surgical Procedures in the last 3 months

No Injections / Fillers in the past 3 months

Tetracycline’s or St John's Wort passed 2 weeks

If you are on hydroquinone stop it a minimum of 2 weeks prior to treatment.

Not using any Medications/ Herbs / Vitamins inducing Photosensitivity 7 days prior

Facial Laser Resurfacing / Deep Chemical Peeling, last 3 months

Conditions that may not make you a suitable candidate for Sublative or may require doctor’s note

Do you have any of the following?

  • Not Pregnancy and Nursing
  • a Pacemaker / Defibrillator
  • Active Skin Infections (e.g. psoriasis, eczema, rash)
  • Metal Implants in the treated area
  • Skin Disorders ( e.g. Keloids, abnormal wound healing)
  • Current or history of Skin Cancer / other Cancer / pre-malignant moles
  • History of Bleeding Disorders / Use of Anticoagulants
  • Severe Concurrent Medical conditions (e.g. Cardiac disorders)
  • Impaired Immune System (e.g. HIV/AIDS)
  • Diseases stimulated by Light (e.g. Lupus, Porphyria, Epilepsy)
  • Tattoo or Permanent Makeup in treated area
  • Diseases stimulated by Heat (e.g. Herpes Simplex -Cold sores)
  • Endocrine Disorders (e.g. Diabetes, PCO-for HR) may require doctors note
  • Saphenous Insufficiency (venous insufficiency)

Post Care Instructions

After Sublative treatments, it is common to have mild swelling, slight bruising, and crusted dots within the 1st 24hrs, mild burns at the site of the treated areas. These conditions usually resolve in 1-3 days. You may use a Tylenol, Advil or topical anesthesia.

Scaring is a rare complication, but is possible if the skin surface is disrupted the elosPlus. To minimize this possibility it is important to follow the post care instructions.

Properly caring for your skin after the treatment will improve your overall results. Please follow these instructions for as long as your skin feels sensitive.

  1. We are wanting that heat and irritation to the skin, but if it is unbearable you my Apply COLD cloth if needed after treatment, but only in small intervals as to not cool off the skin to much. DO Not use an ice pack.
  2. When washing your face, use a gentle cream-type cleanser and cool water only. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel and avoid rubbing. Apply moisturizer after washing area. We recommend Skin Soothing Cream, Ceramide Cream, Hyaluronic Acid, or Auqafor.
  3. The crusted dots(micro-crusting) will flake off within a few days to 7 days. Some may take up to 14 days. DO NOT SCRATCH or PICK at the affected areas as this could promote scarring.
  4. Apply sunscreen daily of at least 30 SPF. Make-up or moisturizer that contains sunscreen is NOT enough protection. You should make this part of your daily routine.
  5. Makeup may be applied 12-24 hrs after procedure at the clients discretion
  6. Avoid direct sun as much as possible on the treated area and wear a hat if you are going to be outdoors for long periods of time. The results will be enhanced by avoiding further damage caused by unprotected sun exposure.
  7. Pigment changes: During the healing process the area may become lighter or darker. This is usually temporary but in some instances it can be permanent. It is vital to have no CURRENT FRESH TAN.
  8. Do not wax, tweeze or use “Nair” creams to the treated areas for at least 1 week after your treatment. Avoid irritants to your face, such as any products containing retinol, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, benzoyl peroxide or Vitamin C for one week after your treatment.

Please call  if you have any questions or concerns 306-750-7066

Thank you.