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Q: What should I do or not do before and after a Laser Hair Removal appointment.
A: Here is a list of things you need to have in mind and observe before your appointment as well as after the treatment session, but please also consult with your family doctor or your specialist.

YOUR COMPLIANCE PRE-HAIR REDUCTION TREATMENT

  1. Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment.
  2. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products one week prior to treatment.
  3. Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self tanners for at least four weeks prior and/or between IPL treatments.
  4. Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies.
  5. Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, retinoic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any other skin irritants one week prior to treatment.
  6. Avoid microdermabrasions or peels for one week 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.
  9. Avoid depilating for at least 6 weeks prior to your first treatment. Do not depilate with waxing, sugaring, plucking or treading before and/or between IPL treatments. Shaving is permitted.
  10. If possible, shave the treatment area 2 days before IPL session.
  11. Discontinue using bleaching creams for 2 weeks prior to treatment and perfumed products (eg. Aromatherapy oils) for 48 hours before treatment.
  12. Do not use sun blocking creams within 24 hours of scheduled treatments.
  13. Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before an IPL session.

 

YOUR COMPLIANCE POST-HAIR REDUCTION TREATMENT

  1. After treatment, a mild sunburn sensation may be experienced. A “cold pack” may be placed over the area to reduce swelling for the first 2-3 days. Discomfort is usually minimal but Tylenol can be taken for pain and swelling if required.
  2. Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self tanners for at least 2 weeks after a treatment. Apply sun Protective Cream of SPF 30+ 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.
  3. If there are scabs or blisters, make-up should not be used for 3-4 days.
  4. Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling or picking of the skin as this may cause hyperpigmentation or scarring.
  5. Gently apply pure aloe vera gel or antibiotic ointment to the treated area twice daily until healed and dry.
  6. A “cold pack” may be placed over the area to reduce swelling for the first 2-3 days. Discomfort is usually minimal but Tylenol can be taken for pain and swelling if required.
  7. For 1 week, avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas. When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub. Avoid using any harsh topical creams.
  8. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following clinical treatment.

HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN AGGRAVATE SKIN IN THE PERIOD IMMEDIATELY BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT.

Q: I am going to have Acne Treatment soon. Is there anything I need to know?

A: Sure, you have to observer a few conditions prior to your appointment and some others after your treatment, but we always suggest that you also consult with your family doctor or specialist. Here is what we can add:

YOUR COMPLIANCE PRE-ACNE TREATMENT

  1. Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment
  2. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products three days prior to treatment
  3. Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self tanners for at least four weeks
  4. prior and/or between IPL treatments
  5. Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, exzema or allergies
  6. Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any other skin irritants one week
  7. week prior to treatment
  8. Avoid microdermabrasions or peels for one week prior to treatment
  9. If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the IPL treatment must be rescheduled
  10. Report all medication taken within the week of the treatment.

YOUR COMPLIANCE POST-ACNE TREATMENT

  1. Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self tanners for at least 2 weeks after a treatment. Apply Sun Protective Cream of SPF 30+ 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. For at least two weeks post acne treatment, do not use harsh topical (exfoliators, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, acne creams etc.)
  4. Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling or picking of the skin as this may cause hyperpigmentation or scarring
  5. Gently apply pure aloe vera gel or antibiotic ointment to the treated area twice daily until healed and dry
  6. For 1 week, avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas. When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub
  7. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following clinical treatment.

HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN AGGRAVATE SKIN IN THE PERIOD IMMEDIATELY BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT.

Q: I am told that I I should avoid sun exposure before my Skin Rejuvenation treatment. Are there other points that I must know.

A: Yes, there are a number of facotors that you must bear in mind, for before and after the treatment of in between treatments. Please consult your family doctor or specialist as well. Here are some of the points that our aesthetician will discuss with you:

YOUR COMPLIANCE PRE-SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENT

  1. Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment
  2. Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products three days prior to treatment
  3. Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self tanners for at least four weeks
  4. prior and/or between IPL treatments
  5. Report all skin diseases, viruses, infections, cold sores, exzema or allergies
  6. Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or any other skin irritants one week
  7. week prior to treatment
  8. Avoid microdermabrasions or peels for one week prior to treatment
  9. If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the IPL treatment must be rescheduled.
  10. Report all medication taken within the week of the treatment

YOUR COMPLIANCE POST-SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENT

  1. Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self tanners for at least 2 weeks after a treatment. Apply Sun Protective Cream of SPF 30+ 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. For at least two weeks post skin rejuvenation treatment, do not use harsh topical (exfoliators, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, acne creams etc.)
  4. Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling or picking of the skin as this may cause hyperpigmentation or scarring
  5. Gently apply pure aloe vera gel or antibiotic ointment to the treated area twice daily until healed and dry
  6. For 1 week, avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas. When showering and washing, gently pat dry and do not rub
  7. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following clinical treatment.

 

HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN AGGRAVATE SKIN IN THE PERIOD IMMEDIATELY BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT.