PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS for LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Avoid the sun 2-3 weeks before and after treatment until your healthcare provider allows it.
Your provider may ask you to stop any topical medications or skin care products 3-5 days prior to treatment.
You MUST avoid bleaching, plucking or waxing hair for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. The melanin-containing hair must be present in the follicle as it is the “target” for the laser light.
If you have had a history of genital herpes simplex virus, your provider may recommend prophylactic antiviral therapy. Follow the directions for your particular antiviral medication. Notify the staff if you have a history of herpes infections.
RECENTLY TANNED SKIN CANNOT BE TREATED! If treated within 2 weeks of active ( natural sunlight or tanning booth) tanning, you may develop hypopigmentation (white spots) after treatment and this may not clear for 2-3 months or more. The use of self- tanning skin products must be discontinued two weeks before treatment. Any residual self-tanner should be removed prior to treatment.
The skin is cleaned and shaved prior to treatment. The use of a topical anesthetic is optional.
When treating the upper lip, the teeth may be protected with moist white gauze. The gauze also serves to support the lip during treatment, allowing a surface to push against.
Safety considerations are important during the laser procedure. Protective eyewear will be worn by the patient and all personnel in the treatment room during the procedure to reduce the chance of damage to the eye. In addition, your provider will take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety.
Immediately after treatment, there should be erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) of each hair follicle in the treatment site, which may last up to 2 hours, or longer. The erythema may last up to 2-3 days. The treated area will feel like a sunburn for a few hours after treatment.
Your provider may use an optional cooling method after treatment to ensure your comfort.
A topical soothing skin care product such as aloe vera gel may be applied following treatment if desired.
Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation (darker pigmentation).
Use a sunblock (SPF 30+) at all times throughout the course of treatment.
Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal treatment products or similar treatments (waxing, electrolysis or tweezing) that will disturb the hair follicle in the treatment area for 4-6 weeks after the laser treatment is performed. Shaving may be used.
Anywhere from 10-21 days after the treatment, shedding of the treated hair may occur and this appears as new hair growth. This is NOT new hair growth. You can clean and remove the hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth or Loofa sponge. Do not scrub the area until 72 hours after treatment to avoid irritation of the skin.
After the axillae (underarms) are treated, you may wish to use a powder instead of a deodorant for 24 hours after the treatment to reduce skin irritation.
There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the skin gently, as if you had a sunburn, for the first 24 hours.
Call ESSENCE DAY SPA AT 305-728-4944 with any questions or concerns you may have, or email: INFO@ESSENCEDAYSPAMIAMI.COM
PRE & POST TREATMENT FOR NAIL FUNGUS LASER TREATMENT
For best results, please follow these instructions:
24 hours before, remove any polish from every nail on both feet prior to treatment. For the most effective treatment, there must be no artificial pigment of any kind and no clear nail polish on any of your nails.
Shave any hair you can see or feel from every toe the evening prior to the treatment if possible.
Clip toe nails down the evening prior to the treatment if possible.
Bring open-toed shoes to your appointment. You will need to wear these from the office after treatment.
You may resume normal activities almost immediately. However, do not put untreated shoes back on after your treatment. See below for our recommendations on treating your shoes before wearing them again after treatment has been done.
The application of anti-fungal Powder to both feet and in between toes after treatment is necessary.
We suggest the following to prevent re-infection:
Place antifungal powder in your shoes before wearing them again.