Pre-Treatment Instructions

In order to minimize the risk of possible side effects and complications, please consider each point under your specific treatment.

The outcome and duration of treatment results is dependent on many factors including but not limited to: age, sex, tissue conditions, general health and life style conditions, and sun exposure. Ensure that you complete your medical history and speak to your provider if you have any questions or concerns.

Follow all instructions and recommendations made by your provider for your specific treatment.

If you have any concerns about your specific treatments Pre-Treatment Care points, please contact us and speak to your provider to seek advice.

Disclaimer: You are not a candidate for treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have open sores in the treatment area.

COSMETIC INJECTABLES and PDO THREADS

  • Results from the dermal filler and/or neurotoxin injections will take approximately 4 to 14 days to appear. (Bruising and swelling may still be apparent in that time period. Sculptra does take longer to see results so plan accordingly with your provider)
  • Schedule your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event that you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation.
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood-thinning medications, if possible, for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. (Medications and supplements such as Aspirin, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDS have a blood-thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.)
  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to treatment. (Alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising.)
  • Do not use the following products 2 days before and 2 days after your treatment: Retin-A, Retinoids, or similar Vitamin A compounds.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, please let your provider know as you may require an antiviral medication prior to treatment.
  • Reschedule your appointment at least 48 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore, or blemish in the treatment area.
  • Be sure to eat and drink water before your procedure — this will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
  • It is recommended that clients wait at least a week post-treatment to fly. Changes in cabin pressure can precipitate the worsening of any swelling or bruising.
  • Avoid dental work (including standard teeth cleaning) at least 2 weeks prior to treatment and one month following treatment.
  • Do not plan facial treatments, facials, facial waxing, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Do not plan Laser/IPL or energy-based facial treatments for 6 weeks after treatment.
  • Studies show that smoking doesn’t immediately undo the benefits of a Botox treatment, but it will have an adverse impact over time, and tends to shorten the positive effects. If there is any bruising from the treatment, it may take longer to heal if the patient continues to smoke.

LASER TREATMENTS

  • Mild to moderate skin darkening, redness and/or swelling is normal for some treatments. Results may vary between treatments and clients, please check with your provider as to what to expect and possible downtime so you can plan accordingly.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, please let your provider know prior to treatment; you will require an antiviral medication prior to treatment.
  • Reschedule your appointment at least 48 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore, or blemish in the treatment area.
  • Do not use the following products 7 days before and 7 days after your treatment: Retin-A, Retinoids, or similar Vitamin A compounds, any photosensitizing essential oils, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products and bleaching creams. Check with your provider for further instructions regarding your specific laser treatment.
  • The following supplements should be discontinued 7 days prior to treatment: Gingko, Ginseng, Garlic, Fish oil, Vitamin E, and Iron.
  • Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment.
  • In the treatment areas, avoid dermal fillers and/or neurotoxin at least 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Shave the treatment area within 24 hours of your scheduled treatment (unless instructed otherwise by your provider).
  • Do not apply any creams, lotions, perfume or makeup, etc. to the area being treated.
  • Avoid all natural and artificial tanning, tanning booths, tanning lotion or spray-tanning 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment.
    RECENTLY TANNED SKIN CANNOT BE TREATED!
  • Do not wax 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment. (Waxing, tweezing and electrolysis within 6 weeks before with Laser Hair Removal.)
  • Check with your provider if you plan to go for a swim or use a hot tub or sauna after your treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure for 6 weeks before treatment.
  • Makeup may be worn 24 hours after treatment in treated areas. Check with your provider to clarify your makeup type and the specific laser treatment.

SKINCARE TREATMENTS and BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE FACIALS

  • Results may vary between treatments and clients, please check with your provider regarding any downtime and plan accordingly.
  • Avoid tanning, spray-tanning or sun exposure 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Do not wax 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, please let your provider know; you may require an antiviral medication prior to treatment.
  • Do not use the following products 7 days before and 7 days after your treatment: Retin-A, Retinoids, or similar Vitamin A compounds, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products and bleaching creams.
  • Check with your provider if you plan to go for a swim or use a hot tub or sauna after your treatment.

FAT DISSOLVING and BODY CONTOURING

  • Mild to moderate redness, pain, bruising and swelling is normal and may last for a few weeks. Results may vary between treatments and clients, please check with your provider regarding any downtime and plan accordingly.
  • Schedule your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event that you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation.
  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to treatment (Alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising.)
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood-thinning medications, if possible, for a period of 2 weeks before treatment (Medications and supplements such as Aspirin, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDS have a blood-thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.)
  • Do not use the following products 2 days before and 2 days after your treatment: Retin-A, Retinoids, or similar Vitamin A compound.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, please let your provider know; you may require an antiviral medication prior to treatment.
  • Reschedule your appointment at least 48 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore, or blemish in the treatment area
  • Be sure to eat and drink before your procedure- this will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
  • It is recommended that clients wait at least a week post-treatment to fly. Changes in cabin pressure can precipitate the worsening of any swelling or bruising.