Pre & Post Treatment Care

Laser Hair Removal

Pre-Treatment:

  • Avoid tanning beds for self-tanners for 10 days prior to treatment.

  • You must shave or closely clip the hair of the body part to be treated.

  • No waxing, tweezing, electrolysis in the treatment area.

 

             

Post-Treatment:

  • Care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated area for the first 2 days following treatment. Shaving should be avoided post treatment for 24 hours.

  • A minimum sunblock of SPF 30 (UVA/UVB) should be used for any sun exposure during your treatment duration.

  • Tanning has to be avoided 10 days prior and 1 week post a Laser Treatment.

  • Cold packs can be applied to ease any temporary discomfort.

  • Hair can take up to 3 full weeks to fall out, or in some cases as little as a few days. On average you should see hair falling out at the 7-10 day mark.

  • In some people temporary itchiness can occur, you can apply hydrocortisone cream to the area to relieve the sensation.

Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin)

  • Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise or straining for 4-5 hours.

  • Do not rub, touch, or manipulate the treated area.

  • Avoid irritating products (Retinols, Glycolic acid, acne medications, etc.) for 24 hours following treatment.

  • Bruising in the area injected is normal although rarely occurs, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising can last up to several days. Using/taking Arnica may help diminish bruising.

  • It may take up to 1 week to take full effect.

Fillers

Pre-Treatment:

  • One week prior to your treatment, avoid taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort and high doses of Vitamin E supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

 

             

Post-Treatment:

  • Immediately after the treatment, the most commonly reported side effects were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days. Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling.

SkinPen

Pre-Treatment:

  • The treated area may be pink and mildly inflamed (similar to the appearance of a mild sunburn) for 24-48 hours following your SkinPen procedure.

  • If you are prone to herpes simplex infections, such as cold sores, ask your physician whether prophylaxis therapy is appropriate prior to the procedure.

  • If you have been overexposed to the sun (sunburn) the day preceding your appointment, please call our office to reschedule your appointment.

  • Wait at least six months post isotretinoin use before your SkinPen procedure, as isotretinoin use may impair wound healing and increase risk of scar tissue formation.

  • Allow 48 hours after spray or self-tanning lotions before your SkinPen procedure.

  • Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours prior to the procedure.

  • Discontinue the use of topical products containing Retinol or Vitamin A for 24 hours prior to your SkinPen procedure.

  • If you are on autoimmune therapy, ask your physician if you should refrain from taking any medications prior to your SkinPen procedure.

 

             

Post-Treatment:

  • Avoid strenuous exercise or excessive perspiration, as excess blood flow and sweat can cause discomfort and irritation to compromised skin.

  • Avoid use of any topical products not provided by your skincare professional for specific use with this procedure. This includes but is not limited to cosmetics, cleansers, sunscreens, moisturizers, etc.

  • Strictly avoid sun exposure as you will not be wearing sunscreen. You may return to sunscreen use the day following the procedure. Continue to minimize sun exposure for one week following the procedure.

Pico Genesis

Pre-Treatment:

  • Avoid tanning and self-tanners for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Ensure treatment area is clean shaven.

  • Avoid depilatories and harsh chemicals (products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, etc.) for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment.

 

             

Post-Treatment:

  • Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 2 to 4 weeks and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

  • Treated pigment will turn darker within 24-48 hours.

  • Treated pigment will exfoliate off the face in approximately 1 week.

  • Avoid heat (hot tubs, saunas, etc.) for 1-2 days.

  • Avoid skin irritants (products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, etc.) for 3 days post treatment.

Laser Genesis

Pre-Treatment:

  • Avoid tanning beds, spray tans, and sun for a minimum of two weeks.

  • Stop use of exfoliants (including Glycolic Acid), on treated area one week before treatment.

  • Stop use of Retin – A one week prior to the treatment.

  • Shave area closely the day of the treatment.

  • Patients who have a history of recurring cold sores (Herpes simplex type 1) should start oral Valtrex 500 mg tablets 2 days prior to your Genesis treatment and continue for 3 days after treatment.

 

             

Post-Treatment:

  • Avoid hot baths, massage, and exercising.

  • Avoid using skin irritants, Retin-A, Benzyl Peroxide, Glycolic Acid, and astringents on the treated areas. Chemical peels are not recommended throughout treatment series.

  • Avoid tanning beds. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation.

Spray Tans

Pre-Treatment:

  • Do not shave the day of your appointment. Shave the day before.

  • Do not use deodorants or fragrances/perfumes before your spray tan service. These will cause a barrier between you and your tan, and can cause the bronzers to turn green

  • Exfoliate the day before paying close attention to elbows, knees and other dry areas.

  • Wear loose fitting clothing and shoes to your appointment. Avoid tight fitting clothing for at least 5 hours after your tan.

 

             

Post-Treatment:

  • Let your tan set for at least 8 hours before showering or taking a bath. This allows your tan to develop.

  • Keep skin hydrated by using moisturizer after bathing.

  • Avoid long, hot showers or baths as this speeds up the exfoliation process and will cause your tan to fade.

  • Avoid swimming pools and saltwater.

  • Pat your skin dry after bathing or showering. Rubbing may cause your tan to fade.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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