Pre Treatment Laser Guidelines
Before an IPL laser treatment, (Skin Tightening, Skin Rejuvenation/Photofacial and/or a Laser Hair Removal treatment) you must avoid sun exposure, tanning beds and sunless tanning creams/lotions for at least 3 weeks prior to treatment, and throughout the course of your laser treatments. Patients with the slightest tan or evidence of exposure will not be treated and asked to reschedule.
If treatment site is on the face, please remove make-up prior to coming.
The laser technician may inquire about current medications you are taking as they may cause photosensitivity. It is important for your safety to please let the technician know what you are taking and how long you have been taking it (antibiotics, anti-depressants, etc.). We ask that our clients receiving a laser treatment on the face to halt from using medicated creams, (hydrocortisone for example) at least 2-3 days prior to treatment. We also ask that our clients halt from utilizing creams or lotions that contain Retinol-A or Vitamin-A 2 weeks before their treatment.
Clients who have had botox or fillers done must wait 3 weeks before receiving a laser treatment on the face.
Clients who have had a Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peel, OxyGeneo or another Laser appointment must wait at least 2-3 weeks before an IPL laser treatment on the face.
Clients who have had a Microneedling treatment must wait >3 weeks before an IPL laser treatment on the face.
Patients with a history of hyper-pigmentation may be prescribed a preparation containing kojic dipalmitate 2-4 weeks prior to treatment.
For Laser Hair Removal Clients:
Thick overlying hair (if not shaved) will absorb the laser energy and superficial thermal injury may occur.
For axillary hair (underarm), it is important to not use ANTI-PERSPIRANTS or DEODORANTS for the entire day.
Shave the treatment area a day before the treatment- this is to remove the overlying hair from the treatment site. If the area is not shaved the appointment scheduled will be cancelled or the laser technician will charge an additional fee to shave the area before your treatment.
Prior to treatment wash the area with a mild soap and rinse thoroughly. Avoid all other body treatments (i.e. no perfumes, colognes, after-shave, body lotion etc.).
For bikini lines/Brazilians treatments, dress appropriately and bring a change of clothing if necessary. If you are menstruating at the time of your appointment please check with the laser technician regarding re-scheduling your appointment if necessary without being charged a cancellation fee.
It is recommended that all fitness/aerobic activity not take place after a Laser Hair Removal appointment. We ask that our clients postpone classes or workout sessions until the following day.