Avoid extended sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to treatment, including tanning beds and tanning lotions.
Discontinue any products containing Retina-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents or Vitamin C for one week prior and one week after treatment.
Notify us if anything changes with your health history or medications prior to each session.
Please arrive with a clean face, no creams or make-up on the treatment area if possible.
Makeup wipes will be used to clean your face prior to treatment.
Allow 30 minutes for the session.
Pre-treatment photos will be taken for documentation.
Eyeshield and protective goggles will be placed over your eyes and coupling gel applied to face.
Test spots will be performed first to establish energy level and may increase with each subsequent session. Each session will have 2 passes with the faceplate and 2 passes with the Optlight tip.
Your eyes will be protected but you will see a bright flash of light with each pulse.
You skin may be sensitive after: any warmth sensation, redness, and/or swelling usually resolves within several hours to 3 days post-treatment.
Your skin may feel like it has a slight sunburn for a few hours after treatment. It is ok to apply aloe vera or Aquaphor.
You may apply a clean cold washcloth to the treatment area post-treatment (avoid applying ice packs to the treatment area).
Sun spots and age spots may darken and pigmented areas may crust and begin to flake after a few days.
Do not pick, rub, scrub, or exfoliate while healing.
Avoid hot showers and baths until the area is fully healed,cool to warm water should be used when cleansing the area.
No saunas or hot tubs for 4-5 days after.
Make-up can be applied post-treatment as long as the skin is not broken, irritated, or inflamed. Avoid scrubbing or irritating the area post-treatment.
Avoid exercise or vigorous activity at least 24 hours post-treatment.
It is crucial to avoid any sun exposure for the 1st 48 hours post-treatment. Avoid tanning as much as possible as this may enhance melanin regeneration, resulting in unwanted hyperpigmentation.
Apply sunblock with SPF 30 or higher daily. Avoid extended sun exposure and wear a hat and sunglasses when outside. Try to keep the treatment area out of the sun as much as possible for at least 4 weeks post-treatment.