WHAT TO EXPECT WITH AEROLASE® TREATMENTS
The Aerolase provides a premium patient experience that no other device can offer. It is a uniquely gentle and versatile laser device which is safely and efficiently used for a broad range f common aesthetic skin treatments:
Skin Rejuvenation & Tightening
Melasma & Hyperpigmentation
Rosacea & Redness
Spider Veins & Facial Veins
Ingrown hairs (PFB)
Sun & Age spots
Skin and Scar Tone & Texture
Nail Fungus Removal
Discontinue retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide-containing products at least one week prior to the procedure. Be sure to check all skin care products including over-the-counter ones.
If you have any history of cold sores, please let us know as soon as possible so we may reschedule your appointment.
No prolonged sun exposure, spray tanning, or tanning bed use for at least 1 week prior to the procedure.
Please try to arrive for your appointment without makeup, but may be removed at the spa if more convenient.
What to expect:
Most clients who have tried other lasers report that Aerolase is much gentler and more pleasant. Clients experience a mild warming sensation on the skin. A slight redness of the skin, if it occurs at all, will typically fade within a few hours.
It is recommended to not apply anything to the skin 15 minutes post-Aerolase.
This treatment helps with stimulating collagen so you want that heat response. There is little to no downtime after Aerolase, you may have some mild redness to the skin for a few hours then will fade.
Do not use any products like retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or scrubs to face for 48-72 hours post-treatment.
You can resume normal daily activities after each treatment, you should avoid direct sun exposure and use sunblock.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A LASER TREATMENT?
Before treatment, you should take some precautions to ensure you get the most effective and safe results possible. The following guidelines explain what to do prior to and on the day of treatment.
SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO TREATMENT
Accutane treatments must have been discontinued for a minimum of six months prior to a laser treatment.
TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO TREATMENT
Discontinue any exposure to direct sun, tanning beds, or spray tans.
Discontinue the use of any photosynthesizing drugs that can cause increased skin sensitivity to sunlight. This includes over-the-counter and prescription medications such as antibiotics, Tetracycline, Retin A, or St. John’s Wort.
24-48 HOURS PRIOR TO TREATMENT
Avoid the use of harsh cosmetics or those that include photosynthesizers such as Retinols or Tretinoin.
ON THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE
Use sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30 on the day of any treatment, whether sunny or cloudy.
Take medication for any of the following inflammatory skin conditions before your treatment:
Active Herpes Simplex
IS THERE ANYONE WHO SHOULDN’T GET THE TREATMENT?
Those with pacemakers or defibrillators
Those with skin conditions such as vitiligo or skin cancer
Those with epilepsy/seizures
Those who are pregnant
Those with impaired immune systems
Those with active sunburns
SIDE EFFECTS OF LASER
After your laser session, you will notice changes in your skin. Do not be alarmed as mild side effects are perfectly normal. These changes indicate that the treatment is working properly. The most common issues that clients experience are:
These symptoms create no reason for concern. Even when a procedure is non-invasive like a laser there is a healing process that takes place, with side effects lasting only a few days. I will offer the complimentary Aquafor gel and other post-care products to promote healing and lessen side effects.
THE HEALING PROCESS & RECOVERY
The side effects of laser treatment are temporary. As each reaction differs, so does their lifespan. What to expect after.
During the healing process:
Redness lasts for two to five days
Bruising may last up to two weeks
Darkened age spots or freckles last for three to seven days
Crusting may last up to 10 days
Sunburn and redness persist two to five hours after treatment
It is uncommon for an individual to experience all these side effects. However, if you have any questions or concerns post-treatment, please contact me directly anytime.
It is essential to give your skin proper TLC after your Laser session. Being that your skin’s surface will become very sensitive, particularly to heat exposure, I offer a list of recommended skincare do's and don’t’s based on my experience.
What Not to Do
There are several simple steps you can take to ensure your post-laser experience goes as smoothly as possible. Knowing what to expect after laser sessions will help you remember this aftercare don’t’s.
Don’t take hot showers, hot baths, or bask in a hot tub for a minimum of 48 hours.
Don’t exfoliate your skin within the first seven days as it may cause irritation.
Don’t pick any crusting or blisters.
Don’t exercise or participate in any strenuous physical activity. Wait at least two days to do so.
Don’t expose your skin to the sun unprotected. Wait at least 30 days to do so.
Don’t use skin care products that have harsh chemicals or contain high amounts of vitamin A, such as alpha-hydroxy acids, Accutane, Retin-A (tretinoin), glycolic acid, and retinoic acid.
While there are a few things to avoid post-laser, there are certain things recommended for you to do. Following these quick tips can give you the best results, enhancing your skin’s natural glow:
Do apply sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF. This protects your skin from UVB and UVA rays.
Do cleanse your skin twice a day with warm water.
Do keep your skin moist at all times using a gentle moisturizer.
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