Laser Procedure Check List

PRE-TREATMENT LASER INSTRUCTIONS

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

·       Do not wax, bleach, use depilatory creams, tweeze or have electrolysis for 4 weeks. You need to shave the area the night before your visit. You may leave small areas un-shaved for us to view the area(s).

·       Avoid chemical peels, photo facials, and microdermabrasion for 2 weeks prior to treatment of the same area(s).

·       Avoid unprotected natural, artificial sun and self-tanner in the area to be treated for 2 weeks for the best results. A broad-spectrum sunscreen (UVA & UVB) with a SPF of 30 or greater is recommended when outside.

PHOTOFACIAL / SKIN REJUVENATION (IPL)

·       Avoid unprotected natural and artificial sun exposure of the area to be treated for 4 weeks.

·       Avoid chemical peels and laser hair removal for 2 weeks or until healed.

RESURFACING / FRACTIONAL RESURFACING

·       Avoid chemical peels, photo facials, and microdermabrasion for 2 weeks prior to treatment of the same area(s).

·       Avoid unprotected natural and artificial sun exposure of the area to be treated for 2 weeks for the best results. A broad-spectrum sunscreen (UVA & UVB) with a SPF of 30 or greater is recommended.

POST-TREATMENT LASER INSTRUCTIONS

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

.        After treatment, the area may be tender, slightly red, and swollen. This reaction will disappear in a few hours. If a burning sensation, apply ice packs every 2 hours, call office with any concerns.

·       May apply aloe-based lotions as needed.

·       Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (UVA & UVB) with an SPF of 30 or greater between treatments.

·       Do not shave for 48-72 hours following treatment.

·       Do not wax, pluck, or bleach between treatments (shaving is ok).

·       In 14-21 days, you will see stubble. Do not be alarmed if it takes a full 3 weeks for the dead hairs to shed. If ingrown hairs appear, shave and exfoliate area gently.

PHOTOFACIAL/SKIN REJUVENATION

·       Avoid unprotected natural and artificial sun exposure of the area between treatments.

·       Pigmented and vascular lesions will appear worse for approximately 3 days and then the areas should begin to fade over the next 2-3 weeks.

RESURFACING

·       Meticulous wound care is crucial.

·       Clean area daily with mild soap (Dove, Cerave, Cetaphil) and dry.

·       Keep area treated moist with Cicalfate 5-7 days.

·       Avoid sun exposure until healed, used broad-spectrum sunscreen. Mineral make-up on day 7.

·       Treated area(s) heal within 5-7 days.

FRACTIONAL RESURFACING

·       Clean area daily with mild soap (Dove, Cerave, Cetaphil) and keep dry.

·       Apply Cicalfate only for 2 days & cold compress for the first 24 hours. Sleep elevated with 2 pillows. Avoid sun exposure until healed; use broad-spectrum sunscreen w/ 30 SPF.

·         Treated area will appear red 1-2 days followed by minor peeling and flaking day 5, mineral make-up is allowed on day 3.

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