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The following instructions provide helpful information and guide you through your recovery.  These instructions are designed to be general guidelines as a patient’s recovery process can vary by individual. 

Quick Links: Botox | Dermal FillersFraxel | IPLLaser Hair Removal | miraDry | PRP Hair RestorationTattoo RemovalThermage | ThermiVa | Ultherapy


Neurotoxins:  Botox / Dysport / Jeuveau

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Dermal Fillers / Volumizers

Filler/Volumizer Pre-Treatment Requirements

  • Avoid using aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E supplements, and other medications that may thin the blood and can increase bruising. See the complete list of medications to avoid:  medications to avoid
  • For Bellafill, 4 weeks prior to treatment, a skin allergy test should be performed to rule out allergy to the collagen component of Bellafill. 

Filler/Volumizer Day-of-Procedure Instructions

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Filler/Volumizer Post-Treatment Instructions

  • 1-2 Days after treatment, avoid alcohol, exercise, or pressure on the face.
  • It is normal to experience swelling, redness, bruising, and/or asymmetry after treatment. These may persist for several days following your injections.

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Fraxel

Fraxel Pre-Treatment Requirements

  • 3 Weeks before your treatment, please avoid sun exposure.
  • 3-5 Days before your treatment, please avoid Retin A and Retinol use.
  • If you become pregnant or start breastfeeding, please give us a call.

Fraxel Day-of-Procedure Instructions

  • If treating your face, it’s preferred to have all facial makeup removed prior to your appointment.
  • 90 Minutes prior to your appointment, please apply the numbing cream per the instructions you received.

Fraxel Post-Treatment Instructions

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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Pre-Treatment Requirements

  • 4 Weeks pror to your treatment, avoid other hair removal methods. This includes plucking, waxing, electrolysis, or anything other removal method that can disturb the hair follicle.
  • 2 Weeks prior to your treatment, please avoid sun exposure.
  • 3-5 Days prior to your your treatment, please avoid Retin A and Retinol use in treatment area.
  • 5-7 Days prior to your treatment, discontinue usage of any antibiotics. 
  • 1 Day prior to your treatment, please shave the are to be treated.
  • If you become pregnant or start breastfeeding, please give us a call.

Laser Hair Removal Day-of-Procedure Instructions

  • If treating your face, it’s preferred to have all facial makeup removed prior to your appointment.

Laser Hair Removal Post-Treatment Instructions

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IPL

IPL Pre-Treatment Requirements

  • 2 weeks before your treatment, please avoid sun exposure and spray tans as both are considered active tans.
  • 5-7 days before your treatment please avoid all blood thinners such as Aleve, Motrin and Ibuprofen, as well as fish oil and flaxseed supplements.
  • If on antibiotics, please complete your last dosage 5-7 days prior to your treatment.
  • If you become pregnant or start breastfeeding, please give us a call.

IPL Day-of-Procedure Instructions

  • If treating your face, it’s preferred to have all facial makeup removed prior to your appointment.

IPL Post-Procedure Instructions

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miraDry

miraDry Pre-Treatment Requirements

  • 4 to 6 Days prior to procedure, shave both underarms; by the time you come in for your procedure, there will be a little bit of hair growth to identify the area to be treated.
  • 2 Days prior to procedure, do not wear any deodorant or antiperspirant.
  • If you become pregnant or start breastfeeding, please give us a call.

miraDry Day-of-Procedure Instructions

  • Wear loose clothing that leaves underarm area bare. E.g. tank top, sports bra, or camisole.
  • Plan for the procedure to last 75 to 90 minutes.
  • Discard of any open/used loofahs, soap bars and deodorants

miraDry Post-Procedure Instructions

  • Immediately after your treatment, ice the treated area using towel-wrapped ice packs.
  • Keep the treated area clean (wash with water and gentle liquid soap) and apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment (e.g. Neosporin) to prevent infection.
  • Increase fluid intake to 6-8 glasses of water per day
  • Avoid shaving or applying antiperspirant/deodorant for a few days after the procedure. If deodorant / antiperspirant is still desired after the treatment, discard any partially used product and open a new product.  
  • Refrain from rigorous exercise and activity for 3-5 days following your treatment.
  • We recommend wearing loose fitting tops to avoid underarm irritation for a few days after the procedure.
  • Following the procedure, you will likely experience: Swelling, Soreness & possible altered sensation in or around underarm.
  • Non-prescription inflammatory medication (e.g., Ibuprofen) can be used to reduce swelling. Continue as needed over the next few days.

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PRP with ACell for Hair Restoration

PRP Hair Restoration Pre-Treatment Requirements

  • 2-3 Weeks prior to treatment, avoid corticosteroid medications.
  • 2 Weeks prior to treatment, avoid smoking. Smoking may impact healing and oxygen delivery to the scalp; therefore, your results may be improved the longer you are able to stop smoking before and after treatment.
  • 1 Week prior to treatment, avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen or arthritis medications such as Celebrex. You may use Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed prior to the treatment.
  • You may color your hair up to 3 days prior to treatment.
  • 1 Day prior to treatment, avoid alcohol.
  • 1 Day prior to treatment, increase fluid intake to ensure you are hydrated for the blood draw.
  • Prescription medications (including heart and blood pressure medication) should be taken as prescribed right up to, and including the day of and the day after your treatments.

PRP Hair Restoration Day-of-Procedure Instructions

  • Wash your hair thoroughly in the morning.  Do not use sprays, gels or any other styling products to your hair. If you wear a hair system, please remove it prior to shampooing and do not wear it before your PRP treatment.
  • Eat a small snack or meal before your treatment.

PRP Hair Restoration Post-Procedure Instructions

  • Following treatment you may experience some swelling, bruing, and/or tenderness.
  • 1-2 Days after your treatment, you may shower and wash hair using a mild shampoo. 
  • Until the treated area is fully healed, avoid hot tubs, rivers, lakes etc. to reduce risk of infection. 
  • Avoid hair coloring or chemical treatments to the hair util no signs of irritation from treatm
  • Avoid smoking for 2 weeks after treatment. Smoking may impact healing and oxygen delivery to the scalp; therefore, your results may be improved the longer you are able to stop smoking before and after treatment.

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Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal Pre-Treatment Requirements

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Tattoo Removal Day-of-Procedure Instructions

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Tattoo Removal Post-Procedure Instructions

  • Immediately after your treatment, apply ice for 5-minutes then off for 5-minutes. Alternate on/off for the remainder of the day, and continuting the next morning as needed.
  • When you arrive home, you may remove your bandage. At home or in clean work environments leave bandages off so the treated area can breath. You may cover the area again if it will be exposed to dirt. 
  • For the first 24 hours, apply Clear Aloe Vera gel to keep treated area moist.
  • After 24 hours switch from Clear Aloe Vera gel to Vaseline or Aquaphor to keep moist for up to 5 days. Once the area is healed (no longer red or raw) you may switch to a simple moisturizer and continue to moisturize until the area feels like normal skin again.  
  • For the first day plan on relaxing and taking it easy. Avoid exercising or activities that make you sweat.
  • Rest with the treated area elevated, especially at night. This is particularly important for treated areas on the lower legs, ankles or feet.  
  • It is common to have areas of pin-point bleeding after laser. This bleeding should stop in the first 12-24 hours.
  • Blistering may occur after laser treatments. Do not pop or disrupt them. If they open they may secrete a yellow or clear discharge. If you develop a large blister please contact our office. 
  • For the first day or two following treatment, you may feel a burning sensation for the first day or two after treatment. Use of cold compress can calm this sensation. You may also use ibuprofen or Tylenol to help with pain control.
  • The tattoo may appear unchanged, white, or brighter. The skin itself may turn red, pink, or even "frosted" immediately after treatment. This is normal.
  • 1 Day after your treatment, you may shower. Use lukewarm water, avoid hot steamy water and baths. Hot water will increase blood flow to area leading to more swelling and potential irritation. Wash the area with a gentle soap like Cetaphil or Neutrogena. Pat area dry with a clean towel.  Until the treated area is fully healed, avoid hot tubs, rivers, lakes etc. to reduce risk of infection.
  • Swelling occurs in most patients after this procedure but varies from person to person. Most of your swelling should resolve in the first five days. Using cold compress or icing immediately after procedure will help minimize the swelling. 
  • Your skin may flake for a couple weeks after treatment.
  • Avoid smoking for 4 weeks after your treatment.
  • For the first 8 weeks following treatment, avoid sun exposure. After 8 weeks you will need to wear sunblock on the area anytime you may be exposed to sunlight. Sunlight can permanently affect the skin's pigmentation, causing your skin to darken. It is recommended to wear SPF 30 or higher.  

Tattoo Removal Treatment Schedule

  • Do not get the tattoo treated again for at 6 weeks. 

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Thermage

Thermage Pre-Treatment Requirements

  • Electrical devices or metal implants are not permitted for treatment, please give us a call if this applies to you. 
  • If you become pregnant or start breastfeeding, please give us a call.

Thermage Day-of-Procedure Instructions

  • If treating your face or eyes, please have all facial makeup removed prior to your appointment.
  • For eye treatments only, please remove contact lenses before treatment.

Thermage Post-Procedure Instructions

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ThermiVa

ThermiVa Pre-Treatment Requirements

  • A negative pregnancy test may be required for women of childbearing age.
  • 1 Day prior to treatment, increased hydration. Drink an extra 4-6 glasses of water.
  • 1 Day prior to treatment, shave the external treatment area. (Wax or laser hair removal 5-7 days prior to treatment to avoid further irritation).

Thermage Day-of-Procedure Instructions

  • Immediately before treatment, empty bladder.
  • Menstruating is not contraindicated. However, if you are in the middle of a heavy flow you will need to reschedule. 

ThermiVa Post-Treatment Instructions

  • If treated externally, skin may be slightly pink to red, swollen and warm to the touch approximately one-hour post procedure.
  • Possibility of mild cramping, which may occur immediately after your procedure.  Cramping will subside within 24-hours.
  • Light spotting may occur immediately after procedure.  Call our office if bleeding or cramping last longer then 24-hours. 
  • No restrictions on bathing, showering, swimming or hot tubs. If spotting or light bleeding please wait 24-hours before swimming or getting into a hot tub.
  • Normal activity (including sexual activity) may be resumed immediately after treatment
  • Continued water intake is recommended, this will help ensure optimal results 

ThermiVa Treatment Schedule

  • Space treatments approximately 2-3 weeks apart. 
  • For best results a series of 3 treatments is recommended with an annual maintenance treatment.

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Ultherapy

Ultherapy Pre-Treatment Requirements

  • No broken skin or lesions on treatment area. 
  • If you become pregnant or start breastfeeding, please give us a call.

Ultherapy Day-of-Procedure Instructions

  • 1 Hour prior to treatment, it’s recommended to take 800mg of Ibuprofen as for discomfort. (Permitting you do not have any allergies to Ibuprofen) 
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment so we can take your before treatment photos. 
  • If treating your face, it’s preferred to have all facial makeup removed prior to your appointment.

Ultherapy Post-Procedure Instructions

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