Pre Care Instructions
o Notify your practitioner of any medications you have used within the last 6 months. *Blood thinning medications can hinder the results of vein treatments.
o Notify your practitioner if you have a history of perioral herpes.
o Discontinue use of medications containing AHA’s, retinoids, exfoliants, etc 1 week prior to treatment.
o Discontinue waxing, tweezing or plucking 3 weeks prior to treatment. Shaving is required for these areas as the follicle must be present for the treatment to be as effective as possible.
o It is best to shave or clip hairs 2-3 days prior to treatment and have stubble of 2-3 mm. This helps the laser operator see the treatment areas and allows a more effective treatment.
Immediately Before Treatment
o If applicable, shave or trim any hair in the area to be treated. This will help achieve the best possible results.
o Remove any make-up and/or lotions and make sure that the skin is dry in the area to be treated.
o If having leg veins treated, bring a pair of shorts to wear during your session.
Post Care Instructions
o You may return to your normal daily activities immediately after your treatments, but refrain from vigorous exercise for 3 days post-treatment.
o Avoid extended sun exposure or tanning for at least 1-week post treatment.
o Keep the treatment site moist by reapplying an inert moisturizer multiple times per day for a week after treatment. Should any scabbing occur, do not pick or scratch at the treated skin.
o Veins may convert to what looks like a cat-scratch from 24 hours up to 2 weeks post-treatment. This is a normal occurrence. Veins may disappear and re-appear for a period of up to 3 months post-treatment.
o Avoid blood thinners for 1-2 weeks post-treatment. Avoid hot showers, baths, saunas and steam rooms for 48 hours post-treatment.
o To achieve the best results, complete the full treatment schedule at the intervals recommended by your laser practitioner.
o Use of a broad spectrum UVA/UVB minimum of SPF 30 is very important after receiving any laser treatment. Remember to reapply throughout the day.
o Discontinue any chemical peels or exfoliating agents as the skin may become more sensitive after the treatment.