Things to Know Before Your Appointment

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Botox & Dysport

  • This treatment is not recommended if you have an important event within 2 weeks of injections due to the potential for bruising.

  • Avoid herbal supplements such as Ginkgo, green tea, and anti-inflammatories of any kind for 2 weeks before and following treatment to limit bruising.

  • For the first 5-6 hours following injections, remain upright and periodically perform facial movements in the areas of injections in order to work the Botox/Dysport into the muscle - e.g., smile, squint, etc.

  • Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or straining for 2-3 hours (it takes approximately 2-3 hours for Botox/Dysport to bind to the nerve and you do not want to increase circulation during that time).

  • Do not rub, touch, or manipulate the injection site for 6 hours.

  • Avoid irritating products for 24 hours following injections.

  • Make-up may be applied gently before leaving the office, remember to wipe up and away from your eyes or brows.

  • Bruising in the area injected is normal and often expected, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising can last up to several weeks. Using/taking Arnica may help diminish bruising. Apply a cold pack to the eye area right before injections also helps prevent bruising. 

    • NO FACIALS OR MASSAGES FOR TWO WEEKS POST GETTING INJECTABLES

 

Dermal Fillers

  •  This treatment is not recommended if you have an important event within 2 weeks of injections due to the potential for bruising.

  • Avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, St. John's Wort, oral Vitamin E, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in the 24 hours prior to your treatment as they may promote the risk of bruising and bleeding in the injection area.

  • If you are currently taking anti-coagulation medications (Warfarin, Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox, Enoxaparin, Lepirudin, Refludan, Ticlopidine Ticlid, Clopidogrel, Plavix, Tirofiban, Aggrastat, Eptifibatide, Integrilin), discuss the use of these medications with your healthcare provider prior to your treatment. You may or may not be a candidate for treatment with cosmetic dermal fillers.

  • If you are prone to cold sores (oral herpes simplex), take your prescribed medication (Famvir, Famciclovir, Valtrex, Valacyclovir, Acyclovir) as prescribed in the 24 hours prior to your treatment.

  • NO FACIALS OR MASSAGES FOR TWO WEEKS POST GETTING INJECTABLES

 

Hydrafacial MD

  • Avoid sun exposure for 1 week prior to treatment and use SPF 30 daily to ensure coverage against UVB and UBA rays.

  • Do not use harsh exfoliants for 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue use of Tretinoin-type products (Renova, Tretinoin, Retin A, Retin A Micro, Tri-Luma, Solage, etc.) at least 2 or 3 days prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Hydroquinone 2 or 3 days prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, consider beginning prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar no later than the day prior to HydraFacial.

  • Botox and fillers injected up to 2 weeks prior are not permitted.

  • Notify the center if you develop a cold sore or open lesions in the area being treated, or experience any type of illness prior to your treatment

 

IPL Photo Facial

2 Weeks Prior:

  • Certain medications include antibiotics and oral steroids, such as prednisone. May cause your skin to be photo-sensitive. No laser treatments may be performed if you are currently taking or have taken these medications within the last 2 weeks. 

  • Please inform your provider of any medication changes during your course of treatments. 

  • Avoid sun exposure or tanning beds.

  • Discontinue use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolic/ Alpha or Beta-hydroxy acids)

  • Discontinue retinoid medications e.g. Retinol, Tretinoin (Retin-A/ Atralin), Adapalene (Differin), Tazarotene (Tazorac), etc. and OTC anti-aging products contain retinol or retinaldehyde.

  • Day of treatment: Thoroughly wash and dry skin to remove any make-up, sunblock, lotions, etc. Our office will provide/recommend sun protection and/or mineral make-ups that are ok to use post-treatment.

  • After treatment, you may return to work or usual activities as long as you follow the post-treatment guidelines provided in your Client Portal.

 

Laser Skin Resurfacing

  • Certain medications include antibiotics and oral steroids, such as prednisone. May cause your skin to be photo-sensitive. No laser treatments may be performed if you are currently taking or have taken these medications within the last 2 weeks. 

  • Please inform your provider of any medication changes during your course of treatments. 

  • Antiviral prophylaxis against cutaneous herpes simplex virus infection is recommended before any full-face or perioral resurfacing, regardless of whether the person being treated has been symptomatic, beginning at least the day before beginning the planned procedure and continuing as indicated.

  • Discontinue using any Salicylic Acid, Tretinoin, Retinol, or Hydroquinone two weeks prior.

  • Any hair that lies on the skin surface during treatment will absorb laser energy, limit full contact, and cause unnecessary discomfort or present other complications to the skin. Therefore, all treatment areas should be reasonably clear of hair prior to treatment. Hair that is singed during treatment should eventually grow back.

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds and should use sunblock (SPF 45 or higher) and protective clothing and a hat for at least four to six (4-6) weeks prior to treatment. Avoid sun exposure four to six (4-6) weeks post-procedure.

 

Three For Me

  • Certain medications include antibiotics and oral steroids, such as prednisone. May cause your skin to be photo-sensitive. No laser treatments may be performed if you are currently taking or have taken these medications within the last 2 weeks. 

  • Please inform your provider of any medication changes during your course of treatments. 

  • Antiviral prophylaxis against cutaneous herpes simplex virus infection is recommended before any full-face or perioral resurfacing, regardless of whether the person being treated has been symptomatic, beginning at least the day before beginning the planned procedure and continuing as indicated.
    • Any hair that lies on the skin surface during treatment will absorb laser energy, limit full contact, and cause unnecessary discomfort or present other complications to the skin. Therefore, all treatment areas should be reasonably clear of hair prior to treatment. Hair that is singed during treatment should eventually grow back.
    • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds and should use sunblock (SPF 45 or higher) and protective clothing and hat for at least four to six (4-6) weeks prior to treatment. Avoid sun exposure four to six (4-6) weeks post-procedure.

  • Discontinue use of any Salicylic Acid, Tretinoin, Retinol, or Hydroquinone 2 weeks prior.

 

Microneedling

  • Antiviral prophylaxis against cutaneous herpes simplex virus infection is recommended before any full-face or perioral resurfacing, regardless of whether the person being treated has been symptomatic, beginning at least the day before beginning the planned procedure and continuing as indicated.
    •If you have any open lesions, sores, or cystic acne breakouts your treatment may be delayed until these issues are resolved.

 

Skin Tightening - TempSure Envi

IMPORTANT: 

• Please alert us of any medical conditions you may have and/or any prescribed medications you are taking prior to your treatment. 

• We CAN NOT treat you if you have been tanning, including self-tanners and spray tanning, 4-6 weeks prior to your appointment. 

• Results can vary from person to person.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

This procedure is contraindicated for those patients who: 

• Are pregnant or breastfeeding 

• Have an active cold sore/fever blister or skin infection 

• Take anticoagulants (ex. blood thinners; Plavix; Coumadin; and the likes) 

• Take medications that alter wound healing response, such as immunosuppressants 

• Are taking or have taken isotretinoin capsules (Accutane/Sotret, Claravis, Myorisan) within the last six months 

• Have seizure disorders triggered by light 

• Have a pacemaker or defibrillator 

• Have a history of skin cancer or exhibit suspicious lesions 

• Have received gold therapy 

PRE-TREATMENT: 

The following products MUST BE STOPPED 48 hours prior to doing treatment: All retinol products such as Retin A, Tazorac, Triluma, Differin, and Vitamin C. 

DAY OF TREATMENT: 

• Arrive well hydrated. 

• Do not wear any make-up or skincare products on the area being treated. 

• Remove all metal from around the treatment area including jewelry.

 

Laser Hair Removal

 Beginning 2 weeks prior to treatment:

  • Certain medications include antibiotics and oral steroids, such as prednisone. May cause your skin to be photo-sensitive. No laser treatments may be performed if you are currently taking or have taken these medications within the last 2 weeks. 

  • Please inform your provider of any medication changes during your course of treatments. 

  • Avoid sun exposure or tanning beds.

  • Discontinue use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolic/ Alpha or Beta-hydroxy acids)

  • Discontinue retinoid medications e.g. Retinol, Tretinoin (Retin-A/ Atralin), Adapalene (Differin), Tazarotene (Tazorac), etc. and OTC anti-aging products contain retinol or retinaldehyde.

  • Day of treatment: Thoroughly wash and dry skin to remove any make-up, sunblock, lotions, etc. Our office will provide/recommend sun protection and/or mineral make-ups that are ok to use post-treatment.

  • After treatment, you may return to work or usual activities as long as you follow the post-treatment guidelines provided in your Client Portal

  • Discontinue any Steroids or Antibiotics 2 weeks before any Laser Treatment

  • The area being treated must be clear of hair, please shave 1-2 days prior to treatment

  • Waxing must be discontinued at least 4 weeks prior to treatment