Pre & Post Treatment Protocol

BBL

Pre-Care:

  • It is essential to be out of the sun 2 weeks prior to having the treatment. 

  • Do not use any photo- sensitizing medications. 

  • You cannot be on accutane for 6-12 months. 

  • Cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Cannot have the treatment if you have a history of keloid scarring. 

  • Cannot have a history of cancer. 

  • Do not use self tanning products.

  • Cannot use any anticoagulant medications 

  • Discontinue use of tretinoin type products ( Renova, Retin-A , Hydroquinone) 2-3 days prior to treatment. 

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin treatment with Valtrex or similar no longer then the day prior to treatment. 

  • Notify us if develop a cold sore, open lesion or any sickness before your treatment.

  • Longevity of botox & fillers done anytime within 6 months may be affected, needs to be done after 2 weeks.

 

 

Post-Care:

  • Although rare scarring can occur following the treatment.

  • Hives may also occur, irritation will subside in a few hours. 

  • Permanent pigmentary changes may occur.

  • Bruising may also occur, these bruises may last 1-2 weeks.

  • Swelling around the eyes and bridge of nose may occur immediately after a BBL treatment and may remain for 24-48 hours.

  • Do not sunbathe, use tanning beds , or use self tanning lotions for at least 2 weeks following your treatment, if you are in the sun wear SPF 30 minimum.

  • Avoid swimming, hot tubs, & saunas several days following your treatment. 

  • Until sensitivity has completely subsided, avoid using lotions, soaps, exfoliant creams or any product that has active ingredients. 

  • Activities that cause excessive perspiration.

  • A cold compress or an ice pack can be used to provide comfort if the treated area is especially warm.

  • Skin may appear red and swollen and have a mild sunburn sensation. This is a normal reaction. It can happen a few hours after the treatment.

  • Freckles and sunspots may turn slightly darker initially and then flake off   within 7-14 days. This is a desired and normal reaction. 

  • There may be erythema (redness) and slight swelling around the treated vessels. Often they are lighter in appearance and look somewhat smudgy or less defined. 

  • Make up can be applied immediately after the treatment as long as skin integrity has not been compromised. 

  • In the unusual case of crusting of the skin in the treated area, apply an antibiotic ointment twice a day to the affected area. DO NOT PICK  at these areas , as this may result in infection or scarring. 

  • If the skin is broken or a blister appears, apply an antibiotic ointment and contact the office immediately. Keep the affected area moist and avoid direct sunlight. 

  • Subsequent treatments are recommended 2-4 weeks apart and a minimum of 3 treatments. 

  • If you have any specific post care related questions or concerns, please contact the clinic directly at (647) 960-7546

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