o The area to be treated must be clean-shaven. Unshaven clients will be rescheduled.
o Avoid UV exposure 7 days prior to your treatment.
o Clients who are sunburned or tan must wait 2 weeks before being treated to avoid additional skin damage.
o Avoid sunless tanning products 7 days prior to your treatment. It is recommended that you exfoliate the area to remove any residual color.
o If applicable, apply numbing cream 30 to 40 minutes prior to your treatment. All products must be completely removed prior to treatment.
o Clients should come to appointments with clean skin in the area to be treated. All client's who are treating any part of their face/neck will be required to cleanse their entire face in the clinic.
o Avoid chemical peels in the area to be treated for 2 weeks prior and after your laser treatment.
o Avoid other laser treatments in the area to be treated for 4 weeks prior and after your laser treatment.
o Avoid all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxyl products(AHA/BHA), hydroquinone, retinols/retinoid),Tazorac, Differin for 7 days before treatment.
o Clients with any abnormal lesions, moles or spots on the area to be treated must be cleared by medical practitioner prior to treatment.
o Clients must stop waxing, tweezing and chemical epilation 3 weeks prior to treatment.
o If you are prone to cold sores, it is highly recommended to take an anti-viral medication (such as Valtrex) prior to your treatment. Clients with active cold sores will not be treated.
o Clients who have used Accutane, or similar products, within the last 6 months CANNOT have laser hair removal treatments.
o Client should not perform any physical activity that increases body temperature or blood pressure within 2 hours before and after treatments.
o If you have botox or dermal fillers in the area to be treated, wait 14 days both before and after injection.
o Antibiotics may increase photosensitivity. We recommend that you check with your personal phy- sician prior to receiving laser treatments if you are taking a long term antibiotic. If you become ill and begin taking an antibiotic you will need to be off of the medication for 7 days before laser treatment.
WHAT TO EXPECT
o Clients with red, grey or blonde hair, in the area to be treated, should consult with a Simplicity Laser Technician prior to receiving treatments, as the laser is less effective on these hair colors.
o During your treatment you can expect slight discomfort, similar to a rubber-band snap on your skin. An over the counter numbing cream is available for purchase. Consult your laser technician with questions.
o You should experience slight redness, bumps, and swelling in the treated area for up to 72 hours. If these conditions persist, topical creams such as Restorative Gel (highest recommended), aloe, calamine or hydrocortisone may be applied.
o Allow a minimum of 7 to 14 days post treatment for hair to “fallout.”
o On average clients experience 20-30% less regrowth after each treatment. and 70-90% reduction in hair growth after a series of 8-12 treatments
o For best results, allow your technician(s) to customize your treatment schedule based on your needs.
POST TREATMENT CARE
o Avoid extended UV exposure for 7 days post treatment.
o If blisters occur, do not puncture. If skin is broken, apply an antibiotic ointment until healed.
o Over the counter medication is recommended for post treatment discomfort or you may apply Restorative Gel (highest recommended), cool towels, ice packs or aloe vera to alleviate discomfort due to heat.
o Avoid any additional laser treatments or chemical procedures on the treated area for at least 2 weeks post treatment or until healing has occurred.
o Using a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 or higher is critical when receiving laser treatments and is recommended ongoing for maintenance of results.
o If you experience any side effects such as hypo or hyper pigmentation, prolonged redness or swelling, histamine reaction, or blistering call or come in for instructions on treatment.
o To achieve the best results, complete the full treatment scheduled at the intervals recommended by your technician.
o Exfoliate treated areas to minimize risk of ingrown hairs.