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Pre & Post Care
Instructions for Laser Services

HAIR REDUCTION TREATMENT


 

Client Compliance Pre-Treatment 

 

  1. Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment 

  2. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks prior to treatment 

  3. Avoid sun exposure, or the use of tanning beds for four to eight weeks (dependant on the skin type of Patient), and self-tanners for at least four weeks, prior and/or in between IPL treatments 

  4. Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies to treating Practitioner 

  5. Do not use glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any other skin irritants one week prior to IPL treatments. 

  6. Avoid Microdermabrasions, or peels for two weeks prior to treatment 

  7. If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the IPL treatment must be rescheduled 

  8. Report all medication taken within two weeks of the treatment 

  9. Avoid depilating / waxing for at least 6 weeks prior to your first treatment. Do not depilate with: waxing, sugaring, plucking, threading or hair removal creams before and/or in between IPL treatments. Shaving is permitted and recommended.

  10. Discontinue using bleaching creams for 2 weeks prior to treatment and perfumed products (eg. Aromatherapy oils/Essential oils) for 48 hours before treatment 

  11. Do not use sun blocking creams within 12 hours of scheduled treatments. Consider wearing protective clothing, cotton gloves for driving, or a hat to protect facial areas 

  12. Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before an IPL session. 

  13. The treated area should be clean shaven before your appointment. 

 

Client Compliance Post Treatment 

 

  1. Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self-tanners for at least 2-3 weeks after a treatment. Apply Sun Protective Cream of SPF 50+, 15 minutes prior to sun exposure, and 15 minutes afterwards. Keep reapplying as needed throughout the day. Consider using protective cotton gloves for driving, a hat to protect facial areas 

  2. If there are scabs or blisters, make-up should not be used for 3-4 days 

  3. Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling or picking of the skin on the treatment area, as this may cause hyper/hypo pigmentation, scarring or infection. 

  4. Gently apply pure Aloe Vera gel or antibiotic ointment to the treated area, twice daily until healed and dry 

  5. A “cold pack” may be placed over the treated area to reduce swelling and/or discomfort for the first 2-3 days. Discomfort is usually minimal but pain medication can also be taken for pain and swelling if required 

  6. Avoid: hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas 12-24 hours after treatment.  When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub. 

  7. Avoid strenuous exercise that would cause perspiration for 24-48 hours following clinical treatment. 

  8. Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water 24 hours after an DPC session.



 

SKIN REJUVENATION or VASCULAR/PIGMENTATION TREATMENT


 

Client Compliance Pre-Treatment 

 

  1. Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment

  2. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks to treatment

  3. Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self-tanners for at least four to eight weeks, prior and/or between DPC treatments (dependant on skin type)

  4. Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies

  5. Do not use glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any other skin irritants for oneweek prior to treatment

  6. If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the DPC treatment must be rescheduled.

  7. Report all medication taken within 2 weeks of the treatment

  8. Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before an IPL treatment.

  9. Avoid Microdermabrasions or peels for two weeks prior to treatment.


 

Client Compliance Post Treatment 

 

  1. Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self-tanner for at least 2-3 weeks after a treatment. Apply Sun Protective Cream (SPF 50+), 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Keep reapplying throughout the day. 

  2. For at least two weeks post Skin Rejuvenation/ Vascular/ Pigmentation treatment, do not use: harsh topical exfoliants, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, acne creams etc. 

  3. Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling or picking of the skin, as this may cause hyper/hypo pigmentation, scarring or infection. 

  4. Gently apply pure aloe vera gel or antibiotic ointment, to the treated area as needed. 

  5. Avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas for 12-24 hours. When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub. 

  6. Avoid strenuous exercise that would cause perspiration for 24-48 hours following clinical treatment.

  7. Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water for 24 hours post IPL treatment. 


 

ACNE TREATMENT

 

Client Compliance Pre-Treatment 

 

  1. Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment 

  2. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products two weeks prior to treatment 

  3. Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self-tanners for at least four to eight weeks (depending on the skin type), prior and/or between IPL treatments 

  4. Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies 

  5. Do not use glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any other skin irritants two weeks prior to treatment 

  6. Avoid Microdermabrasions or peels for two weeks prior to treatment 

  7. If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the IPL treatment must be rescheduled 

  8. Report all medication taken within the week of the treatment. 

 

Client Compliance Post Treatment 

  1. Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self-tanners for at least 2 weeks after a treatment. Apply Sun Protective Cream of SPF 50+, 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and 15 minutes afterwards. Keep reapplying as needed throughout the day. Consider using protective cotton gloves for driving, a hat to protect facial areas 

  2. Make-up should not be used for 3-4 days 

  3. For at least two weeks post acne treatment, do not use harsh topical (exfoliators, glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide, acne creams etc.) 

  4. Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling or picking of the skin as this may cause hyper/hypo - pigmentation or scarring 

  5. Gently apply pure Aloe Vera gel or antibiotic ointment to the treated area twice daily until healed and dry 

  6. Avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas for 24 hours. When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub 

  7. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following clinical treatment


 

RADIO FREQUENCY TREATMENT
(Body & Facial Contouring)

Client Compliance Pre-Treatment 

 

  1. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products, and avoid the use of glycolic acid, peels, benzoyl peroxide, microdermabrasions, or any other skin irritants, 1 week prior to treatment 

  2. Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds, 1 week prior to treatments 

  3. Report all NEW medications, skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema and/or allergies 

  4. Report all medications taken within 1 week of the treatment 

  5. If skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the RF treatment must be rescheduled 

  6. Advise your Aesthetician if any new metal implants, or any other aesthetic implants and/or fillers and botox of any kind, have been placed in the treatment area.  

 

Client Compliance Post Treatment 

 

  1. Avoid direct sun exposure 48 hours post treatment, apply sun protection SPF 50 

  2. Gently apply Aloe Vera gel to soothe the treated area, keep it well hydrated and nourished 

  3. Avoid any additional heat post treatment, for a period of 48 hours 

  4. For 48 hours, avoid hot baths, hot showers, hot tubs or saunas, ect 

  5. You should also resume a non-strenuous regular exercise program, but please don’t over excerpt yourself for 48 hours post treatment. A 45 minute leisurely walk is highly recommended!! ☺ 

  6. Drink lots of water immediately post treatment (1 Litre), and regularly 8 – 12 glasses of water daily 

  7. It is highly encouraged to explore a healthy diet program that suits your personal health and weight goal interests.

*This treatment should not interfere at all with normal life activities

 

ND:YAG Q-SWITCHED

TATTOO REMOVAL


 

Client Compliance Pre-Treatment 

 

  1. Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment 

  2. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks to treatment 

  3. Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self-tanners for at least 4-8 weeks, prior and/or between Laser treatments (dependant on skin type) 

  4. Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies 

  5. Report any changes/updates to your medical health history 

  6. Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any other skin irritants one week, prior to treatment 

  7. Avoid Microdermabrasions or peels for two weeks prior to treatment (notify treating practitioner if these kinds of treatments have been performed within 3 weeks prior to treatment) 

  8. If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the Laser treatment must be rescheduled. 

  9. Report all medication taken within 2-3 weeks of the treatment 

  10. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours prior to the clinical treatment. 

  11. Avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to treatment 

 

Client Compliance Post Treatment 

 

  1. Cool the area immediately following the treatment for 15-20 minutes with a sterile cold compress/ice pack. 

  2. Apply a generous amount of healing ointment/ soothing cream/ soothing gel over the treated area 

  3. Dress treatment area with sterile gauze, held on by medical tape 

  4. Cool area as needed in the following hours 

  5. Keep the area covered for 24-48 hours (avoiding any debris/perfumes etc.) 

  6. Avoid: touching, rubbing, scratching, picking, or any friction in the treatment area as this may result in hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, infection or other undesired effects such as scarring. 

  7. Keep the area clean (antibiotic ointment/polysporin may be applied) 

  8. Avoid any exposure to sun or artificial tanning for a minimum of 2 weeks post treatment. SPF of at least 30 should be applied, and reapplied every two hours as necessary. 

  9. Avoid any activity/environment which could cause excessive heat or perspiration (i.e.: fitness, vigorous cleaning, etc) 24 prior to treatment and for 48 hours post treatment. 

  10. Avoid hot baths/hot showers/hot tubs or anything similar for one week post treatment. When showering, use cool water, and gently pat dry – do not rub the treated area. Baths, hot tubs, swimming pools, or any form of soaking are not recommended until all blistering and scabbing are completely healed, as they may increase the risk of infection. 

  11. Avoid chlorinated water (swimming pools) 24 hours pre/post treatment. 

  12. Avoid alcohol 48 hours pre/post treatment. 

  13. Should the treatment area be tanned/irritated prior to the treatment- further treatment WILL BE RESCHEDULED 

 

 


 

FRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING 

ER:YAG 2940NM

Client Compliance Pre-Treatment 

 

  1. Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment 

  2. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks to treatment 

  3. Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self-tanners for at least 4-8 weeks, prior and/or between Laser treatments (dependant on skin type) 

  4. Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies 

  5. Report any changes/updates to your medical health history 

  6. Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide or any other skin irritants one week, prior to treatment 

  7. Avoid Microdermabrasion’s or peels for two weeks prior to treatment (notify treating practitioner if these kinds of treatments have been performed within 3 weeks prior to treatment) 

  8. If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the Laser treatment must be rescheduled. 

  9. Report all medication taken within 2-3 weeks of the treatment 


 

Client Compliance Post Treatment 

 

  1. Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for at least 2 weeks after a treatment. Apply Sun Protective Cream of SPF 50+, 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and 15 minutes afterwards. Keep reapplying as needed throughout the day. Consider using protective cotton gloves for driving, a hat to protect facial areas 

  2. Apply sterile cold packs/cold compresses to the treated area for at least 15 minutes after the treatment, and as necessary in the following hours 

  3. It is recommended to apply antibiotic ointment to prevent infection (subject to the technician’s discretion) 

  4. Until the skin has healed, wash face with a soap free cleanser 

  5. If there are scabs or blisters, make-up should not be used for 4-5 days 

  6. For at least three weeks post Laser, do not use harsh topical exfoliants, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, acne creams etc. 

  7. Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling or picking of the skin, as this may cause hyper/hypo-pigmentation, infection or scaring 

  8. Gently apply soothing creams/moisturizers on the following days 

  9. Avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas for 24 hours. When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub 

  10. Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours following clinical treatment 

  11. Avoid alcohol 48 hours post treatment.

 


 

CC Peel / Hollywood Facial

ND:YAG Q-SWITCHED

 

Client Compliance Pre-Treatment 

 

  1. Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment 

  2. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks to treatment 

  3. Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self-tanners for at least 4-8 weeks, prior and/or between Laser treatments (dependant on skin type) 

  4. Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies 

  5. Report any changes/updates to your medical health history 

  6. Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any other skin irritants one week, prior to treatment 

  7. Avoid Microdermabrasion or Peels for two weeks prior to treatment (notify treating practitioner if these kinds of treatments have been performed within 3 weeks prior to treatment) 

  8. If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the Laser treatment must be rescheduled. 

  9. Report all medication taken within 2-3 weeks of the treatment 


 

Client Compliance Post Treatment 

 

  1. Keep the area clean from makeup for 24 hours.

  2. Avoid any exposure to sun or artificial tanning for a minimum of 4 weeks post treatment. SPF of at least 30 should be applied, and reapplied every two hours as necessary. 

  3. Avoid any activity/environment which could cause excessive heat or perspiration for 24 hours post treatment. 

  4. Avoid chlorinated water (swimming pools) 24 hours pre/post treatment. 

  5. Should the treatment area be tanned/irritated prior to the treatment- further treatment WILL BE RESCHEDULED 

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