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Compliance When Having Laser Treatments 


1) Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment.
2) Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products two weeks prior to treatment.
3) Avoid sun exposure or use of tanning beds and self-tanners for at least 4 to 8 weeks (depending on the skin type), prior and/or between IPL treatments.
4) Report all skin diseases, virus, infections, cold sores, eczema or allergies.5) Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide or any other skin irritants two weeks prior to treatment.
6) Avoid Microdermabrasion's or peels for two weeks prior to treatment.
7) If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the IPL treatment must be rescheduled.
8) Report all medication taken within the week of treatment.
9) Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before and after an IPL session
10) Avoid depilating for at least 6 weeks prior to your first treatment. Do not depilate with waxing, sugaring, plucking, threading, or hair removal creams before and/or between IPL treatments. Shaving is permitted and recommended*
10) Discontinue using bleaching creams for 2 weeks prior to treatment and perfumed products (eg Aromatherapy oils) for 48 hours of scheduled treatments*

*Applies to IPL Laser Hair Removal


1) Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self-tanners, for at least 2 weeks after treatment. Apply sun protective cream SPF 50+, 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and 15 minutes after. Keep reapplying as needed throughout the day. Consider using protective cotton gloves for driving, a hat to protect facial areas. 
2) If there are other scabs or blisters, make up should not be used for 3-4 days.
3) For at least two weeks post acne treatment, do not use harsh topical (exfoliators, glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide, acne treatments, etc.) 
4) Avoid touching, rubbing, peeling, or picking of the skin is it this may cause hyper/hypo pigmentation or scarring. 
5) Gently apply pure aloe vera gel or antibiotic ointment to the treated area twice daily until healed and dry
6) For 1 week, avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs, and saunas. When showering and washing, gently pat dry do not rub. 
7) Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following clinical treatment.
8) A "cold pack" may be placed over the treated area to reduce swelling and/or discomfort for the first 2-3 days. Discomfort is usually minimal, but pain medication can also be taken for pain and swelling if required. 


It’s also additionally recommended:

A) To avoid sun exposure for 4-8 weeks prior to IPL treatments (depending on the skin type) and at least 2 to 3 weeks afterwards. 
B) To always be wearing sun protection!
C) To avoid any heat 48 hours prior to, or 48 hours after IPL treatment (no cooking dishes, vigorous cleaning, etc) 
D) To avoid strenuous activity and exercise which causes sweating or excessive heat to the skin
E) Avoid saunas, hot tub's before and after treatment
F) Avoid alcohol 48 hrs prior to, and 48 hours after IPL treatments
G) Avoid make up, anti-perspirant or any topical cream's which may not allow for the skin to properly breathe, 24 hours post treatment.
H) Do not wax between treatments, shaving only! We need the hair papilla to be intact.*

*Applies to IPL Laser Hair Removal 

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