One of the best treatments for pigmented lesions such as sun spots, freckles, and birth marks, is laser technology. Lasers provide exceptional results when used correctly, however, proper pre and-post care play a very important role in your results and the minimization of side effects.
Below you can find some instructions for pre-treatment care and after treatment care.
Before your treatment
- Do NOT wear makeup on the day of treatment.
- No sun tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks before treatment (this includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.).
- Some medications or supplements may increase the risk of bruising. Consult with your physician.
- If you have very sensitive skin, avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, exfoliation, depilatories, etc.)
- If there are any changes to your health condition or you start taking any new medications since your last appointment, please notify the clinic before your next appointment.
- A history of herpes or cold sores may require a anticipatory anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.
After your treatment
- Use the post treatment products recommended by our specialists in the clinic. Otherwise, any other products can cause irritation or allergic reactions.
- Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with SPF 45to 50 with no chemicals or irritating substances to prevent further sun damage.
- Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve in 2-3 days.
- Treated pigment will turn darker (brown to black) within 24-48 hours
- Do not pick at scabs on treated areas.
- Treated pigment will exfoliate off the face within a week of doing the procedure.
- Full exfoliation will happen in 2-3 weeks.
- Avoid hot showers, hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days
- Avoid skin irritants (examples below) 2-3 days after treatment:
- Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc.
- Notify Angel Gloss Cosmetic Centre of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)
- Consult with the clinic about when to resume your normal skin care regimen.