Instructions2018-07-26T13:55:34+00:00

INSTRUCTIONS

FACE SERVICES

Before Your Wrinkle Relaxer Treatment 

  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or medications since your initial visit, please let us know.
  • Avoid Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 14 day prior to treatment to help decrease your chance of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without consulting your prescribing physician.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce chances of bruising. 
  • To help reduce the chances of bruising, start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle. 
  • If you are being treated for excessive sweating, you may wear deodorant on the day of your appointment. 
  • You cannot be treated if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 
  • Clients actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Clients must be in remission for 6 months to be treated. 
  • Please inform your Master Provider of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems you may have.

After Your Wrinkle Relaxer Treatment 

  • You may receive multiple procedures on the same day as your Wrinkle Relaxer appointment. Dermal fillers can be done before or after a Wrinkle Relaxer treatment. Microneedling must be performed prior to receiving Wrinkle Relaxers. If you wish to get Dermal filler, Microneedling, and Wrinkle Relaxer, they would be done in that order. 
  • Do not participate in any strenuous exercise for a minimum 24 hours.
  • Do not massage or manipulate injection sites for 24 hours.
  • Bruising may occur after injections, and typically resolves within 14 days.
  • Allow 10 days for Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin to fully set in  before judging the final result, even though some benefits are typically seen earlier. In some clients, it may take up to 14 days to reach full effect. An improvement in skin appearance may begin after Botox/Dysport is fully set in.
  • If you are being treated for excessive sweating you may wear deodorant after your treatment.
  • Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are FDA indicated to last about 3 months.  However, everyone is unique and the longevity and amount of product required will differ per person.

Suggested Skincare

  • AM – SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum + Skinmedica HA5 + SkinBetter Lines
  • PM – SkinMedica Retinol .5 + Skinmedica Dermal Repair Moisturizer or Obagi Nu Derm or CRX System

Before Your Lip Filler Treatment 

  • Please plan your treatment to allow for several days of potential swelling and bruising.
  • If you have an active cold sore/fever blister, canker sore, shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores/fever blisters or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or other medications since your initial visit, please let us know.                      
  • Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing medical provider.
  • Do inform your clinician of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce risk of bruising.
  • To reduce the risk of bruising, consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores, at Juvly, Whole Foods, etc). Start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • Take an antihistamine (Claritin, Zyrtec or Loratadine) 3 days prior to treatment. This will help reduce swelling.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be treated.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemo or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patient must be in remission 12 months to be treated.  
  • Tylenol will not increase the chance of bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment. To help with possible discomfort, you may take acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) one hour prior to your scheduled appointment.  Do not take more than 3000mg of acetaminophen/Tylenol in a 24 hour period.

After Your Lip Filler Treatment 

  • Lips may be swollen for several days (up to 2 weeks) following your lip filler treatment. Swelling may increase during the first 24 hours. Applying ice packs gently to the lips for no more than 30 seconds at a time throughout the first 1-2 days can help with swelling. Do not over-ice.
  • Do consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores, Whole Foods, etc) to help reduce the risk of bruising, start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Continue taking after treatment until bruising and/or swelling has subsided. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • Take an antihistamine (Claritin, Zyrtec or Loratadine) 3 days prior to treatment. Continue taking after treatment until swelling has subsided. This will help reduce swelling.
  • Avoid exercise for 48 hours following treatment as it may increase swelling.
  • Bruising may also occur in or around the lips. Bruises may not be visible but may feel like small lumps within the lips. This is common in the first two weeks and even up to 6 weeks. Lips may temporarily appear uneven because of this.
  • Starting on day 3, a slightly firm massage of the lips with clean fingertips will help bruises to break down or absorb and will promote a smooth result. Massage with fingertips several times daily for the first 2 weeks.
  • Keep lips well moisturized in the coming days with a non-medicated moisturizer like Vaseline. Lipstick/makeup may be applied the following day if desired.

Before Your Dermal Filler Treatment 

  • Please plan your treatment to allow for several days or more of potential swelling, tenderness, and bruising.
  • If you have an active cold sore, fever blister, canker sore, or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores, fever blisters, or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or other medications since your initial visit, please let us know.                      
  • Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment is best to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing physician.
  • Do inform your Master Provider of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce risk of bruising.
  • To reduce the risk of bruising, consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores). Start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • If you are having dermal filler placed to your tear trough please take an antihistamine (Claritin, Zyrtec, or Loratadine) for 3 days prior to treatment to help reduce post-treatment swelling.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be treated.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patients must be in remission for 12 months to be treated.  
  • If you have recently used the medication accutane, it is recommended to postpone treatment until at least six months after stopping the medication.
  • Tylenol will not increase the chance of bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment. To help with possible discomfort, you may take acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) one hour prior to your scheduled appointment.  Do not take more than 3000mg of acetaminophen/Tylenol in a 24 hour period.

After Your Dermal Filler Treatment 

  • You might have some redness and swelling that should resolve within several days. Bruising may occur, and may last up to 14 days. Cold compresses/ice may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. You may apply a cold compress to the area for several seconds at a time, up to 20 minutes per hour, and you may do this hourly for 3 days.
  • Certain areas of the face such as the undereyes, will swell more than others. Swelling and bruising may last several days to weeks. Call our office if you notice blanching (whitening of the skin) or have any other concerns.
  • Do not manipulate, push, or rub injection sites within the first 48 hours.
  • Exercise should be avoided within the first 24-72 hours as it may increase swelling.
  • Your skin may be more sensitive during the first several days after treatment. Use gentle skin care products during this time, and wait 3 days before using harsher treatment products such as retinol, or AHA. Makeup and gentle cleansers can typically be applied several hours after treatment

Suggested Skincare

SkinMedica offers a line of products containing TNS, a compound which promotes skin healing and renewal and is a great addition to your skincare regimen. Remember, daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is recommended to maintain your improved skin.

Before Your Kybella Treatment 

  • Please plan your treatment to allow for several days of potential swelling and bruising. Swelling may last up to 4 weeks. Consider a scarf or turtleneck to camouflage when treating the chin, jawline, or cheeks.
  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or other medications since your initial visit, please let us know.
  • You cannot be treated if you are pregnant or nursing.
  • You may not be treated if you have a history of difficulty swallowing, nerve injury, or weakness in the lower face you if you are treating your chin, jawline, or cheeks.
  • Inform your medical provider if you are on blood thinners, or have had procedures or surgery of your lower face or neck.
  • If you have an active cold sore, fever blister, canker sore, or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores, fever blisters, or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.                     
  • Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing medical provider.
  • Do inform your Master Provider of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Tylenol will not increase the chance of bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment. To help with possible discomfort, you may take acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) one hour prior to your scheduled appointment.  Do not take more than 3000mg of acetaminophen/Tylenol in a 24 hour period.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce risk of bruising.
  • To reduce the risk of bruising, consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores). Start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patient must be in remission 12 months to be treated.  

After Your Kybella Treatment 

  • You should expect swelling and redness. You may also experience bruising, pain, numbness, and induration. This will normally last around 7 days, and for some customers may last up to 4 weeks.  Some clients will experience numbness for longer than 4 weeks.
  • You may elect to ice the area post treatment, but must do so very carefully. Use an ice pack with the fabric side against the skin, or wrap a soft plastic ice pack in a wet thin towel. Apply the ice pack approximately 30 seconds on, and 30 seconds off. Icing too vigorously can cause frostbite and scarring. You may apply a cold compress to the area for 20 minutes per hour, and you may do this hourly for up to 3 days.
  • Do not participate in strenuous activity for 3 days following treatment.
  • Sleeping with your head elevated may help avoid increased swelling.
  • Do not scratch, pick or traumatize the area in any way. Do not massage or manipulate the injection sites.
  • You may apply your normal skin care regimen and sunscreen.
  • Kybella treatments are done in a series, for best results we recommend a series of 2-4 treatments spaced about 2-3 months apartment.
  • Call our offices if you have any difficulty swallowing, crusting or scabbing, asymmetry of your smile or any other unusual symptoms.

Suggested Skincare

SkinMedica offers a line of products containing TNS, a compound which promotes skin healing and renewal and is a great addition to your skincare regimen. These products are available at our office.

Remember, daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is recommended to maintain your improved skin.

Before Your Sculptra Treatment 

  • Please plan your treatment to allow for several days of potential swelling, soreness and bruising.
  • If you have an active cold sore, fever blister, canker sore, or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores, fever blisters, or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or other medications since your initial visit, please let us know.                      
  • Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing medical provider.
  • Do inform your clinician of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce risk of bruising.
  • To reduce the risk of bruising, consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores). Start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be treated.
  • Clients actively undergoing chemo or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Clients must be in remission 12 months to be treated.  
  • Tylenol will not increase the chance of bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment. To help with possible discomfort, you may take acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) one hour prior to your scheduled appointment.  Do not take more than 3000mg of acetaminophen/Tylenol in a 24 hour period.

After Your Sculptra Treatment 

  • Do massage the treated areas 5 times a day for about 5 minutes for 5 days after treatment.
  • Following your procedure, you may experience soreness in the jaw and in the treated area which may last for several days. You may hold ice packs on the treated areas gently for several seconds at a time to minimize discomfort.
  • Feel free to wear makeup a few hours after treatment.
  • Treated areas may be red, swollen, and bruised for the first 2-14 days.
  • Avoid strenuous workouts and alcohol for 24 hours.
  • A few days after treatment, the injected volume will absorb and you will look as you did before treatment. This is normal. Your body will gradually build collagen in the treatment areas and full results may be seen in about 3 months.

Follow-Up Treatments

  • Follow up treatments should be scheduled every 6 weeks until treatment is completed (2-3 treatments for desired correction is normal).
  • Visible results may not be seen until 2-3 sessions have been completed.
  • Results can last more than two years.

Suggested Skincare

SkinMedica offers a line of products containing TNS, a compound which promotes skin healing and renewal and is a great addition to your skincare regimen. These products are available at our office.

Remember, daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is recommended to maintain your improved skin.

Before Your Instalift Threadlift Treatment 

  • Please plan your treatment to allow for several days of potential swelling and bruising.
  • If you have any history of medical or skin conditions, (including psoriasis, vitiligo, cold sores, shingles, etc) inform your clinician as this may make PDO threads an unsuitable treatment for you.
  • If you have an active cold sore/fever blister, canker sore, shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores/fever blisters or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or other medications since your initial visit, please let us know.                      
  • Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment is best to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing medical provider.
  • Do inform your clinician of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce risk of bruising.
  • Do consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores, Whole Foods, etc) to help reduce the risk of bruising, start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be treated.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemo or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patient must be in remission 6 months to be treated.  
  • Tylenol will not increase the chance of bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment. To help with possible discomfort, you may take acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) one hour prior to your scheduled appointment.  Do not take more than 3000mg of acetaminophen/Tylenol in a 24 hour period.

After Your Instalift Threadlift Treatment 

  • Bruising and swelling is normal and expected – if bruising is visible you can start taking oral Arnica and apply topical Arnica cream to areas that are discolored.
  • Asymmetry and irregularity of the tissue is common and will resolve on its own in about 2 weeks.
  • Pain at the insertion points is normal and may last several days to 2 weeks after treatment. Tylenol can be taken if desired, unless you have been otherwise directed by your primary care physician. It is advisable to avoid anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and Naproxen (Aleve) as they can suppress new collagen formation. Do NOT stop taking any prescription medications without consulting your prescribing physician.
  • Do not apply ice or heat to the area for 4 weeks
  • Gently wash the treated area as required, but do not rub or massage for 4 weeks
  • It is important not to overstretch the treated area (i.e. open the mouth wide or animate excessively) for 4 weeks (avoid dental treatment during this time if possible).
  • No exercise (including light exercise) for the first week.
  • No strenuous exercise (weight lifting, running) for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid tanning beds for at least 4 weeks.
  • Do not have facials, facial treatments, microneedling, Radio-frequency, IPL, Laser or other heat treatments near the treated area for 6 weeks 

SPA SERVICES

Before Your Facial 

  • The preparation required before treatment is minimal but it is suggested that any retinol product should be discontinued 3 days before treatment.
  • Inform your provider before treatment if you have any skin allergies or have an active breakout.
  • You cannot get a facial if you have an active cold sore.
  • If you have recently used the medication accutane, it is recommended to postpone treatment until at least six months after stopping the medication.
  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved 24 hours before treatment.

After Your Facial

  • Immediately following the Juvly facial, skin may be slightly pink in color depending on individuals skin sensitivity.  
  • Make sure to wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and you can begin using your normal product routine the following day.

Before Your Chemical Peel Treatment 

  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or other medications since your initial visit, please let us know.
  • Do not schedule this procedure if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • Clients actively undergoing chemo or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Clients must be in remission 6 months to be treated.  
  • If you have an active cold sore, fever blister, canker sore, or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores, fever blisters, or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • Continue to use gentle skincare products and cleansers post procedure.
  • Do inform your Aesthetician or Provider of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Although you will see some results after 1 chemical peel, for best results we recommend a series of 3-6 chemical peels.
  • For better penetration of the chemicals in the peel consider a dermaplane prior to your chemical peel. Not all peels actually cause peeling on everyone. This does not mean it is not working or that you are not receiving the benefits from your peel.
  • The team of Master Aestheticians can help you develop a daily skin care regimen as well as an overall plan of care for your skin.
  • If you have recently used the medication accutane, it is recommended to postpone treatment until at least six months after stopping the medication.
  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved 24 hours before treatment.
  • Do not get Botox or dermal fillers 24 hours before a peel. However, you can have a chemical peel and then Botox on the same day.  
  • Avoid any irritants (such as retinol, retinoid, glycolic, salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, alpha or beta hydroxy acids, astringents and Vitamin C) to your face for 7 days before treatment. If your skin is irritated please contact our office at least 24 hours prior to appointment to reschedule.
  • Do not wax, tweeze, or use depilatory creams such as Nair.
  • Avoid artificial tanning and sun exposure 2 weeks prior to scheduled treatment.

After Your Chemical Peel Treatment 

  • Day 1: Do not apply anything else to the skin. Your skin will appear sunburned today and will continue to get more red as the day continues. It will begin to feel tight. You may also experience itching or mild burning as the peel penetrates deeper into the skin. You can help to alleviate this sensation by taking Benadryl or Zyrtec (for itching) and Aspirin or Tylenol (for discomfort) as needed, unless otherwise directed by your physician. Avoid wearing makeup or tight fitting glasses for the first 3 days. Pressure from the nosepiece could cause deepening of the peel in that area.
  • Day 2: Your skin will continue to feel very tight and dry. The top layers of the skin are dehydrating. You will look like you have an uneven sunburn/tan. You may still feel comfortable in public today. By the end of the day your skin may begin to flake, usually starting between your eyes, around your mouth and nose. Sun damaged spots may turn darker prior to peeling. Rinse your face with cool or tepid water, and only use your fingertips. Do not use a cleanser or moisturizer. Do not peel the skin. If any area is irritated, you may apply SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex.
  • Day 3: Your skin will flake, peel and feel very tight today. Do not pick, pull or peel the skin at any time. If you were to peel skin that is not ready to come off, you can cause scarring or hyperpigmentation. You may carefully use manicure scissors to clip any hanging skin. Today and tomorrow you may want to avoid making any social plans. Begin using a gentle cleanser today, such as SkinMedica’s Sensitive Skin Cleanser or SkinMedica’s Facial Cleanser, and a strong hydrating cream, such as SkinMedica’s Dermal Repair. Do NOT use SPF or retinoids, retinol, acids, astringents or vitamin C. You must completely avoid the sun during this time. *Not all peels actually peel. This does not mean it is not working or that you are not receiving benefits from your peel.
  • Day 4: The majority of peeling takes place between days 3 and 4. Continue with cleansing and moisturizing. Some areas will have completely peeled and other areas may have not peeled at all. This is normal.
  • Day 5: Your skin may be tender for a few days. You may exfoliate the skin with a gentle scrub to remove any remaining skin that has not peeled. Continue to avoid sun exposure for the next two weeks. You may begin to wear SPF if it is not irritating.
  • Day 6: Ease back into your skin care products.
  • Between Weeks 1 & 2: You may resume waxing, tweezing, or depilatory (Nair) creams during this week. By the end of the second week you should be able to tolerate glycolic, salicylic, vitamin C, and retinol or retinoid products. You may notice your skin is pink for about one more week.

Suggested Skincare

SkinMedica offers a line of products containing TNS, a compound which promotes skin healing and is a great addition to your post peel regimen.  Daily sunscreen with minimum SPF of 30 is recommended to maintain your improved skin.

Before Your Dermaplane Treatment 

Please inform us prior to your treatment if:

  • You’re using any topical or oral medications for your face
  • You have any skin allergies
  • You have or are prone to developing cold sores. You cannot be treated if you have a cold sore.
  • You have an active breakout.

After Your Dermaplane Treatment 

  • Immediately after your treatment, your skin may be a sensitive for a few minutes. After this, you will notice smooth, glowing skin. However you will still need to provide a bit of extra care for your skin for the first dew days.
  • Continue to use your regular moisturizer, hydrator or skin rejuvenation product such as SkinMedica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator or Skinbetter’s Face Treatment Cream. Your skincare products will penetrate more effectively after your dermaplane.
  • You can get a chemical peel and Botox and Filler right after a Dermaplane Treatment. But you cannot do Botox/Fillers or a Chemical peel and then do a dermaplane on the same day.
  • Avoid swimming, intense workouts and saunas for 2 days post treatment.
  • Limit sun exposure for the first 3 days after your treatment, and use a mineral-based sunscreen such as SkinMedica’s essential Defense Everyday Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 47.
  • Use a gentle skin cleanser such as the Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser.
  • Do not wax within the first week after your treatment.
  • If the area peels or flakes, do not pick or scrub, the dead skin will exfoliate naturally.

Before Your Microdermabrasion Treatment 

  • The preparation required before treatment is minimal but it is suggested that any retinol or tretinoin product should be discontinued 3 days before treatment.
  • Inform your provider before treatment if you have any skin allergies, are prone to cold sores, or have an active breakout.
  • If you have an active cold sore/fever blister, canker sore or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores/fever blisters or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • If you have recently used the medication accutane, it is recommended to postpone treatment until at least six months after stopping the medication.
  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved 24 hours before treatment.

After Your Microdermabrasion Treatment 

  • Immediately following procedure, skin may be slightly sensitive to the touch and pink in color.  This redness will dissipate within an hour or so depending on individuals skin sensitivity. During the 2 days after treatment be sure to avoid swimming, intense workouts and saunas.  
  • Avoid sun exposure or wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
  • Use only a gentle cleanser and moisturizer with limited active ingredients as the skin will be more reactive after the procedure.
  • Do not wax within the first week after procedure.

Before Your Lash Treatment 

  • Please arrive with no makeup on your eyes – this includes mascara.
  • If you wear contacts, you will asked to remove them prior to your service. Make sure you bring contact storage and solution with you.
  • Inform us if you have any allergies or sensitivities to the eyes or hair.

You may not be a good candidate for Lash Lifts & Tints if you have:

  • Chronic dry eye
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Damaged lashes or lashes with gaps (this treatment may make the gaps more noticeable)
  • Active eye infections of any kind
  • Trichotillomania (habitual pulling out of lashes)
  • Recent chemotherapy treatments (you will need to wait at least a year from your last treatment. When in doubt, always consult with your physician)
  • If you are pregnant

After Your Lash Treatment 

  • Keep lashes dry for 24 hours post service.
  • You can use Latisse in combination with this treatment to prolong the results as Latisse slows down the rate at which lashes naturally fall out. However, do not apply Latisse for at least 24 hours.
  • Do not enter any swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, etc for 24 hours post treatment.

Before Your Microblading Treatment 

  • If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, have any active cold sores or shingles, have a history of keloid scarring, etc. you cannot be treated.
  • Please wait 2 weeks after your Botox treatment to get Microblading.

After Your Microblading Treatment 

  • Do not get eyebrows wet for 48 hours and keep brows dry as possible for 2 weeks after the procedure. Same goes for after your perfection session.
  • No strenuous activity for 48 hours post procedure.
  • No excessive sun exposure for at least 10 days. If you will be out in the sun make sure to cover your brows and wear sunscreen on them to protect them from fading.
  • Washing the face is okay, just be sure to not rub or scratch around the treated area. Do not use any kind of exfoliating cleansers or washes on the brows.
  • This is an open wound, treat it like one!
  • It is normal for there to be some scabbing and flaking of the brows. No picking! Let the pigment fall of naturally as your brows heal.
  • Make sure to schedule your second session, The Perfection Session, 4-6 weeks after your first Microblading session. 
  • Your brows are not completely finished until the perfection session has been completed.
  • We recommend a yearly touch-up to maintain your beautiful new brows.

Is the perfection session necessary?

Yes! The perfection session( 4-6 weeks after your first session) is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick/hold up during pigment from the first session.

In this session, pigment colors can be adjusted and more strokes can be added if the client desires a fuller brow. Your brows are not completely finished until you have completed your touch-up session.

Please note that oily skin types will not retain pigment as well as dry skin types.

Also note: any facial procedure you do that speeds up the exfoliation process on the skin will fade the tattoo faster. Such as: chemical peels, microneedling, laser photo facials, microderm or dermaplane.

After your initial complimentary perfection session, most clients get yearly touch up color pop session to maintain your awesome brows.

Before Your Microneedling Treatment 

  • Schedule your procedure to allow for about 3-5 days of facial redness, possibly bruising and flaking.
  • Avoid any irritants (such as retinol, retinoid, glycolic, salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, alpha or beta hydroxy acids, astringents, Nair and Vitamin C) to your face for 7 days before treatment.
  • If your skin is irritated please contact our office at least 24 hours prior to appointment to reschedule. If you have skin conditions, psoriasis, cystic or inflammatory acne, inform your clinician.
  • If you have an active cold sore, fever blister, canker sore, or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores,fever blisters, or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • Do not schedule a procedure if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.  Pregnant or breastfeeding clients can not get microneedling.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patient must be in remission 6 months to be treated.
  • You can do a Microneedling before a Wrinkle Relaxer on the same day, but not vise versa.  If you have had Microneedling, please wait at least 24 hours before scheduling a Wrinkle Relaxer appointment.  
  • Inform your clinician of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Tylenol will not cause bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment. To avoid possible discomfort, you may take 1g of acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) one hour prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • If you have recently used the medication accutane, it is recommended to postpone treatment until at least six months after stopping the medication.
  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved 24 hours before treatment.

After Your Microneedling Treatment 

  • During the first 24 hours, you will need to keep your skin well moisturized with Vaseline or Cerave cream only. These two products are non-irritating, hypoallergenic, and are a good option for this 24 hour period. We have Cerave cream available at our office. Do not use any other products or makeup during the first 24 hours. If needed, skin may be rinsed gently with lukewarm water between applications of Cerave, but cleansers should not be used within the first 24 hours.
  • After the procedure, your skin may look and feel like you have a sunburn.  You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly by the next day following treatment. After 3 days most visible erythema (superficial reddening of the skin) will be resolved. Continue moisturizing with a non-irritating moisturizer like Cerave during this time period.
  • Do not exercise for 48 hours post treatment as sweating can irritate the skin and cause an outbreak.
  • 3-5 days post treatment, resume a normal gentle skin care regimen unless otherwise instructed by your clinician. You may find that you are sensitive to products that you usually use and tolerate well–wait 5-7 days before applying retinols, Vitamin C or salicylic acid, or glycolic acids. If your skin still feels more sensitive than usual, hold off on these products and continue using Cerave moisturizer.
  • Some clients may experience flaking 3-5 days post treatment. If this occurs do not pull or pick flaking skin. Continue using a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer until flaking resolves. You may schedule a dermaplane 5-7 days after treatment to help exfoliate flaking.
  • Makeup may be applied after 24-48 hours post treatment. Mineral makeups are best.
  • You should always wear an SPF of 30 when exposed to any sunlight. SPF must not be applied for the first 48-72 hours, so sun exposure must be avoided.

Follow Up

  • While you may see visible results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will be seen after 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, supplemented by a recommended skin care regimen.
  • We recommend maintenance treatments after your initial series of 3-4 times a year.
  • Please note that skin-damaging activities such as smoking and sun exposure can damage your skin and prevent your from seeing full results.

Suggested Skincare

SkinMedica offers a line of products containing TNS, a compound which promotes skin healing and is a great addition to your post peel regimen.  Daily sunscreen with minimum SPF of 30 is recommended to maintain your improved skin.

Before Your PRP Treatment 

  • If you develop a fever, cold, flu, or develop a cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, you must reschedule your appointment.
  • It is recommended that if you have a special event or vacation coming up, you should schedule your treatment at least 1 week in advance.
  • If you are being treated in the lip area and have a history of Herpes (cold sores) with outbreaks more than 2 times a year, you will need to be pre-treated with antiviral medication. We recommend Valtrex 2gm the day before or the morning of the treatment followed by another 2gm 12 hours after the first dose. Please let us know if you need a prescription if you do not have the medication on hand.
  • Discontinue the use of anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Naprosyn, etc., at least 1 week before your treatment. One of the purposes of PRP is to induce inflammation and these medications limit or prevent inflammation. You may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed.
  • Discontinue the use of any blood thinning agents such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver, Essential Fatty Acids (EPA, DHA), etc., for at least 1 week before treatment to minimize bruising and bleeding.
  • You will not be able to undergo a treatment if you are or have been on systemic corticosteroids (Prednisone, Methylprednisolone, etc.) within 2 weeks of treatment. Consult your provider for approval to discontinue use of corticosteroids for this procedure.
  • It is recommended that you avoid alcohol, caffeine, niacin, spicy foods, and cigarettes 3 days before your treatment as these products may increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink at least 64 oz. of water the day before and the day of the treatment. It is important to be well hydrated, as you will be giving blood.

After Your PRP Treatment 

  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink at least 64 oz. of water the day before and the day of the treatment. It is important to be well hydrated, as you will be giving blood.
  • After the treatment, your skin will be slightly pink and feel slightly sunburned. For most people, your skin will completely recover in 24-72 hours. Your body’s collagen production usually takes about 4-8 weeks, so you will continue to see improvements over this time.
  • No makeup to area of treatment for at least 24 hours post microneedling with PRP.
  • Apply CeraVe moisturizer to area of treatment daily following treatment. You may purchase this at any of our locations.

BODY SERVICES

Before Your CoolSculpting Treatment 

  • Please plan your treatment to allow for several days of potential swelling and bruising.
  • If possible do not apply lotions/creams or perfumes to the treatment areas the day of your appointment.                     
  • Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment is best to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing medical provider. Notify the Provider who will be performing the treatment of any bleeding disorders/clotting.
  • Do inform your Provider of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, surgical history, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce risk of bruising.
  • Do consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores, Whole Foods, etc) to help reduce the risk of bruising, start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Continue taking after treatment until bruising and/or swelling has subsided. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be treated.
  • Clients actively undergoing chemo or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Clients must be in remission 6 months to be treated.  
  • Please wear comfortable clothing, dark undergarments, and an extra change of underwear.
  • Bring chargers for the electronics you bring. Download movies and TV shows prior to your appointment as Contour Clinic’s WiFi doesn’t work in all treatment rooms.

After Your CoolSculpting Treatment 

  • To enhance your CoolSculpting results, a massage to the treated area will be performed immediately after the applicator is removed.
  • It is common to look or feel mildly sore/stiff or swollen immediately after being treated. Transient blanching (temporary whitening) of the skin may occur.
  • You may feel a sense of nausea or dizziness as your body naturally warms and sensation returns to the treated area. These are normal reactions that usually resolve within minutes
  • The treated area may be red for a few hours after treatment and this is normal.
  • Bruising, swelling, and tenderness, can occur in the treated area and will resolve in a couple weeks.
  • Temporary dullness of sensation to the area treated may occur and last for several weeks after your treatment.
  • There typically is minimal recovery time after CoolSculpting.
  • Most people return to their daily schedule immediately after the procedure, with no restrictions.

Next Steps To Protect Your CoolSculpting Investment

  • Weight gain will prevent you from appreciating your CoolSculpting results.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight, diet, and exercise program can help to prevent this.
  • Schedule a follow up appointment 90 days after your procedure to review your clinical results and discuss the option of additional treatments – which may be needed to achieve desired fat reduction.

Before Your Sculptra BBL Treatment 

  • Please plan your treatment to allow for several days of potential swelling, soreness and bruising.
  • If you have an active cold sore, fever blister, canker sore, or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores, fever blisters, or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or other medications since your initial visit, please let us know.                      
  • Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing medical provider.
  • Do inform your clinician of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce risk of bruising.
  • To reduce the risk of bruising, consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores). Start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be treated.
  • Clients actively undergoing chemo or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Clients must be in remission 12 months to be treated.  
  • Tylenol will not increase the chance of bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment. To help with possible discomfort, you may take acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) one hour prior to your scheduled appointment.  Do not take more than 3000mg of acetaminophen/Tylenol in a 24 hour period.

After Your Sculptra BBL Treatment 

  • Treated areas may be red, swollen, and bruised for the first 2-14 days.
  • Avoid strenuous workouts and alcohol for 24 hours.
  • A few days after treatment, the injected volume will absorb and you will look as you did before treatment. This is normal. Your body will gradually build collagen in the treatment areas and full results may be seen in about 3 months.

Before Your Radiesse Treatment 

  • Please plan your treatment to allow for several days of potential swelling, soreness, and bruising.
  • If you have an active cold sore/fever blister, canker sore, shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores/fever blisters or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or other medications since your initial visit, please let us know.                      
  • Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment is best to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing medical provider.
  • Do inform your Master Provider of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce risk of bruising.
  • If you have any upcoming x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or any medical grade visual scan- please be advised that radiesse will show up on these scans, so it is imperative to inform your medical provider ordering those scans.
  • Do consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores, at Juvly, Whole Foods, etc) to help reduce the risk of bruising, start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • It is preferred for patient to start taking an antihistamine (Claritin, Zyrtec or Loratadine) for 3 days prior to treatment to help reduce the chance of swelling.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be treated.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemo or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patients must be in remission for 12 months to be treated.  
  • Tylenol will not cause bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment. To avoid possible discomfort, you may take 1g of acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) one hour prior to your scheduled appointment.

After Your Radiesse Treatment 

  • You might have some redness and swelling that should resolve within several days. Bruising may occur, and may last up to 14 days. Cold compresses/ice may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. You may apply a cold compress to the area for several seconds at a time, up to 20 minutes per hour, and you may do this hourly for 3 days.
  • Call our office if you notice blanching (whitening of the skin) or have any other concerns.
  • Do not manipulate, push, or rub injection sites within the first 48 hours.
  • Exercise should be avoided within the first 24-72 hours as it may increase swelling.
  • Retreating before the product has fully dissipated may enhance the lasting effect. Please be sure to consult our office about recommendations for touch-up or follow up treatments.

Before Your Kybella Treatment 

  • Please plan your treatment to allow for several days of potential swelling and bruising. Swelling may last up to 4 weeks. Consider a scarf or turtleneck to camouflage when treating the chin, jawline, or cheeks.
  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or other medications since your initial visit, please let us know.
  • You cannot be treated if you are pregnant or nursing.
  • You may not be treated if you have a history of difficulty swallowing, nerve injury, or weakness in the lower face you if you are treating your chin, jawline, or cheeks.
  • Inform your medical provider if you are on blood thinners, or have had procedures or surgery of your lower face or neck.
  • If you have an active cold sore, fever blister, canker sore, or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores, fever blisters, or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.                     
  • Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing medical provider.
  • Do inform your Master Provider of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
  • Tylenol will not increase the chance of bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment. To help with possible discomfort, you may take acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) one hour prior to your scheduled appointment.  Do not take more than 3000mg of acetaminophen/Tylenol in a 24 hour period.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce risk of bruising.
  • To reduce the risk of bruising, consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores). Start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patient must be in remission 12 months to be treated.  

After Your Kybella Treatment 

  • You should expect swelling and redness. You may also experience bruising, pain, numbness, and induration. This will normally last around 7 days, and for some customers may last up to 4 weeks.  Some clients will experience numbness for longer than 4 weeks.
  • You may elect to ice the area post treatment, but must do so very carefully. Use an ice pack with the fabric side against the skin, or wrap a soft plastic ice pack in a wet thin towel. Apply the ice pack approximately 30 seconds on, and 30 seconds off. Icing too vigorously can cause frostbite and scarring. You may apply a cold compress to the area for 20 minutes per hour, and you may do this hourly for up to 3 days.
  • Do not participate in strenuous activity for 3 days following treatment.
  • Sleeping with your head elevated may help avoid increased swelling.
  • Do not scratch, pick or traumatize the area in any way. Do not massage or manipulate the injection sites.
  • You may apply your normal skin care regimen and sunscreen.
  • Kybella treatments are done in a series, for best results we recommend a series of 2-4 treatments spaced about 2-3 months apartment.
  • Call our offices if you have any difficulty swallowing, crusting or scabbing, asymmetry of your smile or any other unusual symptoms.

Suggested Skincare

SkinMedica offers a line of products containing TNS, a compound which promotes skin healing and renewal and is a great addition to your skincare regimen. These products are available at our office.

Remember, daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is recommended to maintain your improved skin.

Before Your Laser Hair Reduction Treatment 

  • Please note, the laser is not effective on blonde, white, gray, or red hair.
  • Clean shave the area to be treated 24-48hrs before the treatment; preferably with a fresh razor.
  • Skin must not have any sun exposure or tanning bed use 4 weeks before treatment. Sunscreen should be used daily.
  • Do not spray tan or use self-tanner for 2 weeks before treatment.
  • If you have an active cold sore/fever blister, canker sore, or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores, fever blisters, or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment at info@contourclinic.com for recommendations.
  • If you are treating your face, avoid any irritants or sensitizing agents (such as retinol, tretinoin, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, astringents, and topical Vitamin C) 7 days before treatment. If your skin is irritated please contact our office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule.
  • Do not tweeze or wax, or use depilatories (Nair) for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment as this removes the root of the hair which is the target.
  • Do not bleach hair for 4 weeks prior to treatment as laser is ineffective on bleached hairs.
  • If possible, please do not wear any makeup prior to your facial treatment.
  • In women, skin may be more sensitive during a menstrual period.
  • Women may not be treated while pregnant.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patients must be in remission for 6 months to be treated.
  • If you have recently used the medication Accutane, please postpone treatment until at least six months after stopping the medication.
  • Inform your Provider or Aesthetician of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, and any other medical problems.

After Your Laser Hair Reduction Treatment 

  • Continue sun precautions for at least 2 weeks, and use a sunscreen with minimum SPF of 30 at all times.
  • Until initial skin irritation subsides, avoid hot water or any products irritating to the skin. Redness and perifollicular edema (bumps around hair follicle)  are common and will resolve with time.
  • The laser destroys only hair roots that are in the active growth phase. For best results, a minimum of 6-10 treatments are needed for effective results.
  • Hair reduction will not be immediately noticeable. Affected hairs will typically release from the body within 1-3 weeks. Until this time, hairs may appear to continue growing and feel more  coarse than usual until the body is able to expel them.
  • Do not wax or pluck treated areas between treatments.

Suggested Skincare

Cerave PM for the face and Cerave Moisturizing Cream for legs as well are recommended after your laser treatment. 

Before Your Wrinkle Relaxer Treatment 

  • If you’ve started any antibiotics or medications since your initial visit, please let us know.
  • Avoid Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 14 day prior to treatment to help decrease your chance of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without consulting your prescribing physician.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours before treatment to reduce chances of bruising. 
  • To help reduce the chances of bruising, start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle. 
  • If you are being treated for excessive sweating, you may wear deodorant on the day of your appointment. 
  • You cannot be treated if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 
  • Clients actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Clients must be in remission for 6 months to be treated. 
  • Please inform your Master Provider of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems you may have.

After Your Wrinkle Relaxer Treatment 

  • You may receive multiple procedures on the same day as your Wrinkle Relaxer appointment. Dermal fillers can be done before or after a Wrinkle Relaxer treatment. Microneedling must be performed prior to receiving Wrinkle Relaxers. If you wish to get Dermal filler, Microneedling, and Wrinkle Relaxer, they would be done in that order. 
  • Do not participate in any strenuous exercise for a minimum 24 hours.
  • Do not massage or manipulate injection sites for 24 hours.
  • Bruising may occur after injections, and typically resolves within 14 days.
  • Allow 10 days for Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin to fully set in  before judging the final result, even though some benefits are typically seen earlier. In some clients, it may take up to 14 days to reach full effect. An improvement in skin appearance may begin after Botox/Dysport is fully set in.
  • If you are being treated for excessive sweating you may wear deodorant after your treatment.
  • Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are FDA indicated to last about 3 months.  However, everyone is unique and the longevity and amount of product required will differ per person.

Suggested Skincare

  • AM – SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum + Skinmedica HA5 + SkinBetter Lines
  • PM – SkinMedica Retinol .5 + Skinmedica Dermal Repair Moisturizer or Obagi Nu Derm or CRX System

LASER SERVICES

Before Your Laser Treatment 

  • Use sunscreen daily, sunburned or tanned skin cannot be treated.
  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved 24 hours before treatment. If receiving an IPL treatment, men should also clearly mark their beards and mustaches as this laser treatment can reduce hair to the treated area and cannot be performed safely over this area without risk for hair reduction
  • Do not go tanning 4 weeks or use self tanner for 2 weeks before treatment.  
  • Avoid any irritants or sensitizing agents (such as retinol, tretinoin, glycolic or, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, astringents and Vitamin C) 7 days before treatment. If your skin is irritated please contact our office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule.
  • If you have an active cold sore/fever blister, canker sore or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores/fever blisters or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • Taking an antihistamine (Claritin, Zyrtec, or Loratadine) for 3 days prior to treatment to help reduce post-treatment swelling. You may also continue the antihistamine post treatment as well until swelling has resolved.
  • If possible, please do not wear any makeup prior to your facial treatment.
  • If you have recently used the medication accutane, it is recommended to postpone treatment until at least six months after stopping the medication.
  • Women may not be treated while pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemo or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patient must be in remission for 6 months to be treated.
  • Do inform your clinician of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, and any other medical problems.

After Your Laser Treatment 

  • Bruising, blistering, scabbing, redness, swelling and changes to the skin’s pigmentation may occur.  Depending on the client and treatment these issues will subside in 2-7 days for most clients.
  • Keep treatment area clean by using a mild face cleanser- avoiding ingredients with fragrance or chemicals that can be drying or irritating to the skin. Avoid scrubbing the skin.  Keep skin moisturized with an emollient.
  • Continue sun precautions and use a sunscreen daily with an SPF of 30 or higher, preferably a mineral sunscreen. Sunscreen needs to contain Zinc Oxide.
  • Avoid the sun for at least 2 weeks or continuously between treatment intervals.
  • To reduce the risk of swelling, consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online, at most supplement stores, at Juvly, Whole Foods, etc). Start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle.
  • Apply Preparation H (if you have a tube, purchase a new one) to treatment area 1-2 times a day to help resolve swelling.
  • Do not use TNS Essential Serum for 3-5 days post treatment.
  • Recommend that the patient keep treatment area clean by gently wiping with micellar cleansing water or towelettes for 3-5 days post treatment. Garnier carries this product as does Lancome, Simple, Nivea and Bioderma. All found in drugstores.
  • Keep skin moist with an emollient such as Cerave or Aquaphor.
  • Avoid abrasive scrubbing of the skin until swelling resolved.
  • Photofacial (IPL): Sunscreen and Mineral makeup can be worn immediately post treatment.
  • ResurFX: Avoid makeup until day 2-3. Mineral makeup is preferred.
  • For best results, please schedule:
  • IPL: “Photofacial” must be repeated in 4-6 week intervals averaging 4-6 treatments
  • ResurFX: “Fractional” must be repeated in 6 week intervals averaging 3-5 treatments
  • Combination: “Photofractional”  must be repeated in 6 week intervals averaging 3-5 Treatments

Wait Time Between Treatments

  • IPL: PhotoFacial: Lip filler and Botox can be performed same day and will result in extra swelling.
  • Resurfx: Lip fIller can be performed on the same day but will result in extra swelling.
  • Botox can be placed 72 hours before or after treatment.
  • Cheek, Undereye, Chin, and Nose filler should be placed two weeks before a laser series is started or two weeks after a laser series is completed.
  • A Kybella and Sculptra treatments should be done four weeks before a laser series is started or two weeks after a laser series is completed.
  • PDO Threads can be placed six weeks before or after a laser treatment.
  • Microneedling can be performed six weeks before or after IPL or ResurFX laser treatment.

Suggested Skincare

Consult with our providers to customize a skincare regimen to achieve optimal results based on your skincare goals.

Before Your Laser Hair Reduction Treatment 

  • Please note, the laser is not effective on blonde, white, gray, or red hair.
  • Clean shave the area to be treated 24-48hrs before the treatment; preferably with a fresh razor.
  • Skin must not have any sun exposure or tanning bed use 4 weeks before treatment. Sunscreen should be used daily.
  • Do not spray tan or use self-tanner for 2 weeks before treatment.
  • If you have an active cold sore/fever blister, canker sore, or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores, fever blisters, or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment at info@contourclinic.com for recommendations.
  • If you are treating your face, avoid any irritants or sensitizing agents (such as retinol, tretinoin, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, astringents, and topical Vitamin C) 7 days before treatment. If your skin is irritated please contact our office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule.
  • Do not tweeze or wax, or use depilatories (Nair) for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment as this removes the root of the hair which is the target.
  • Do not bleach hair for 4 weeks prior to treatment as laser is ineffective on bleached hairs.
  • If possible, please do not wear any makeup prior to your facial treatment.
  • In women, skin may be more sensitive during a menstrual period.
  • Women may not be treated while pregnant.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patients must be in remission for 6 months to be treated.
  • If you have recently used the medication Accutane, please postpone treatment until at least six months after stopping the medication.
  • Inform your Provider or Aesthetician of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, and any other medical problems.

After Your Laser Hair Reduction Treatment 

  • Continue sun precautions for at least 2 weeks, and use a sunscreen with minimum SPF of 30 at all times.
  • Until initial skin irritation subsides, avoid hot water or any products irritating to the skin. Redness and perifollicular edema (bumps around hair follicle)  are common and will resolve with time.
  • The laser destroys only hair roots that are in the active growth phase. For best results, a minimum of 6-10 treatments are needed for effective results.
  • Hair reduction will not be immediately noticeable. Affected hairs will typically release from the body within 1-3 weeks. Until this time, hairs may appear to continue growing and feel more  coarse than usual until the body is able to expel them.
  • Do not wax or pluck treated areas between treatments.

Suggested Skincare

Cerave PM for the face and Cerave Moisturizing Cream for legs as well are recommended after your laser treatment. 

Before Your Laser Treatment 

  • If possible, please do not wear any makeup prior to your facial treatment.
  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved 24 hours before treatment. Men should also clearly mark their beards and mustaches as this laser treatment can reduce hair to the treated area (face, arms, torso, legs).
  • Use sunscreen daily, sunburned or tanned skin cannot be treated.
  • Do not go tanning 4 weeks or use self tanner for 2 weeks before treatment.  
  • Avoid any irritants or sensitizing agents (such as retinol, tretinoin, glycolic or, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, astringents and Vitamin C) 7 days before treatment. If your skin is irritated please contact our office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule.
  • If you have an active cold sore/fever blister, canker sore or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores/fever blisters or shingles, please contact us 1 week before treatment for recommendations.
  • If you have recently used the medication accutane, it is recommended to postpone treatment until at least six months after stopping the medication.
  • Women may not be treated while pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Patients actively undergoing chemo or radiation treatment cannot be treated. Patient must be in remission for 6 months to be treated.
  • Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing medical provider.
  • Do inform your Master Provider of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, and any other medical problems.

After Your Laser Treatment 

  • Continue sun precautions and use a sunscreen daily with an SPF of 30 or higher, preferably a mineral sunscreen. Avoid the sun for at least 3-5 days after treatment.
  • Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time.
  • Do not use anything abrasive over the treatment area for 3-5 days.
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 3-5 days.
  • If treating the face continue to avoid skin irritants or sensitizing agents (such as retinol, tretinoin, glycolic or, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, astringents and Vitamin C) 3-5 days  post-treatment.
  • Notify clinic of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)

Leg Vein Treatments Only:

  • Compression stockings (20-30 mm/hg) are optional.
  • Avoid high impact activity 3-5 days as such activity may reopen veins.
  • Hemosiderin staining (brown staining) may occur after a treatment and usually resolves with time (can take 1-2 years) but, on a rare occasion, it may be permanent.
  • Strict avoidance of sun exposure may decrease risk of permanent hemosiderin staining
  • Large leg veins may take many months to resolve and should not be re-treated before then.

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