PRE AND POST HIFU SKIN TREATMENT INSTRUCTIOONS
Week before treatment:
Avoid sun exposure and sunless tanning. Sun burned or tanned skin will not be treated.
All skin irritants must be stopped (glycolic/ salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinol products such as Retin A, Tazorac, Triluma, Differin, and Vitamin C) on the area being treated Advise staff when taking antibiotics. Certain antibiotics (Tetracycline, doxycycline) can make a patient photosensitive, therefore, treatment may not be able to done until two weeks after completion of antibiotic.
Day Before Treatment:
Please let the staff know if you have a history of cold sores/fever blisters PRIOR to treatment, so an antiviral medication can be prescribed. Treatment can not be done if you have an active cold sore or skin infection and will be rescheduled.
Day of Treatment:
If this is your first treatment, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your treatment to take photos and make sure consents are signed.
Please come with a make-up free face and no moisturizers on the area being treated, however, we have cleaners that can be used for you to remove in the office.
If a patient chooses to use a topical numbing (anesthetic) cream or take an anti-anxiety medication, please arrive 45 minutes prior to treatment. Please purchase the topical anesthetic PRIOR to treatment from our staff. Instructions will be given to the patient at the time of purchase to ensure proper application. Additionally, if you choose to take an anti-anxiety medication, we suggest that you have someone drive you home after your treatment