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Pre-Treatment Information 2016-07-11T12:08:50+00:00

Pre-Treatment Information

WAXING PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • To help alleviate any possible pain, you can take non-aspirin products or ibuprofen at least 30-40 minutes prior to treatment.
  • Regarding body waxing, please allow 2 weeks of growth before your treatment. The length of your hair should be 1⁄4”. This will help you get a cleaner wax. If the hair is shorter than that, the wax may not be able to grasp onto the hair to remove it.
  • If you have a menstrual cycle, please try to schedule your appointment within the first two weeks after the end. This will help to decrease sensitivity to the area that is being waxed.
  • Limit sun exposure, no tanning booth or spray tan prior to any waxing procedure.
  • To prevent burning or tearing of the skin, discontinue any product that exfoliates or dries the skin at least one week prior to being treated. Some products that conflict with waxing are: Accutane, Differin, Retin-A/retinols and glycolic or salicylic acids.
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LASER HAIR REDUCTION PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Please remember that laser treatments and sun exposure do not mix!
    • Tanned skin cannot be treated as safely or effectively as your baseline skin color.
    • A broad-spectrum sunblock of SPF 30 or higher should be applied to the areas being treated whenever sun exposure is possible. Please avoid unprotected sun exposure and any self-tanning products prior to your treatment.
  • Please shave within 24 hours of your treatment, preferably the night before or the morning of your treatment to avoid overheating of hair and to prevent superficial burns to the skin.
    • No tweezing, waxing, threading, electrolysis or use of any depilatory products for at least 4 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • If you require a topical anesthetic, please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • Please review both prescription and non-prescription medications that may be photosensitizing. Patients taking Accutane should wait six months before having laser treatments.
  • If you experience a Herpes lesion, please wait at least four weeks before scheduling your next treatment.
  • Pregnant women will not be treated.

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PHOTOFACIAL PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Minimize sun exposure and use of sunless tanning agents prior to treatment. If your skin is currently tanned, your treatment may be postponed.
  • Applying an SPF of 30 or higher and wearing a hat and sunglasses are essential before and after treatment.
  • Men should be closely shaven; please shave the day of your treatment.
  • Please notify your provider of any new skin cancers or use of photosensitizing medications.
  • Discontinue use of exfoliants or glycolic acids at least one week prior in the area being treated.
  • If prone to frequent cold sores/herpes outbreaks please notify us for potential pre-treatment with acyclovir or valtrex.
  • If you experience a Herpes lesion, please wait at least four weeks before scheduling your next treatment.
  • If you require a topical anesthetic, please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • Pregnant women will not be treated.