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Pre-Care Instructions

Laser Hair Removal

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OVERVIEW

Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair anywhere on the body, but not all hair will respond in the same way to treatment. Coarse, dark hair is the easiest to eliminate because the laser seeks out dark pigment.
Laser Hair Removal
TREATMENTS INCLUDE:
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PRE-CARE
Checklist

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pre treatment
Set Realistic Expectations
Make sure you are a good candidate and set up realistic expectations.
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pre treatment
Schedule supplemental treatments
Schedule all your supplemental treatment appointments in advance.
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4 weeks prior
Stop tanning
Cease sun exposure, tanning beds, and artificial tans 4 weeks prior to treatment.
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2 weeks prior
Stop waxing
Stop waxing or plucking the area for at least 2 weeks before your treatment.
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2 weeks prior
Stop using Harsh skin chemicals
Discontinue harsh chemicals, depilatories, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringent, 2 weeks before treatment and 4 weeks after treatment.
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7 days prior
Avoid other Treatments
Avoid all injections, fillers, chemical peels, or microderm.
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2 days prior
avoid alcohol
Avoid alcohol for 48 hours before your treatment and caffeine on the day of your treatment.
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Wear loose fitting clothes
Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing.
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Pre Surgery
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PREScriptions

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Recommended
POST CARE Supplies

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Shower
Instructions

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Wear Clean Clothes After Your Shower
Make sure you have clean clothes, sheets and pillowcases after your shower.
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Do not apply lotions
Do not apply lotions, powders, or perfumes to your skin after your pre-surgical bathing.
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Remove false eyelashes
Remove false eyelashes.
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Remove any body piercings
Remove any body piercings if they are in the mouth, face, or belly button
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Don't Shave
Do not shave any body hair in the planned surgery area.
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Exfoliate Skin with Washcloth
Use a washcloth to exfoliate the skin while using Hibiclens/CHG products.
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Clean under fingernails
Clean under fingernails with Hibiclens/CHG products. It is preferable to not wear any nail polish, however light-colored nail polish is allowable.
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Avoid Your Eyes
When washing your face, be careful to avoid your eyes; Hibiclens/CHG products will sting your eyes. If you get it in your eyes, flush thoroughly with water.
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Wash your Hair
Wash your hair with Hibiclens/CHG products.
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Wash your entire body
Wash your entire body.
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No baths
Shower instead of taking a bath.
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Use Hibiclens antiseptic skin cleanser.
Use the provided bottle of Hibiclens antiseptic skin cleanser. Hibiclens /CHG does not lather like soap. Hibiclens /CHG Products continue to kill germs even after you rinse with water.
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Wash Garments While Showering
It is recommended to throw garments in the washing machine while showering. Use a mild detergent, and do not place the garment in a heated dryer. You may use towels and/or a hairdryer to dry the garment as best as you can, though it is unlikely to become completely dry. Expect the garment to stay damp for a few hours afterward. Reapply the garment as timely as you can after your shower.
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Cover with New Gauze Pads
Cover with new gauze pads. Timely reapply outer garment, wearing at all other times.
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After Showering, apply Aquaphor
After showering, apply Aquaphor or Petrolatum to all exposed incision sites.
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Shower Normal
Shower as you normally would.
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Sit While Removing your Outer Garment
During your first shower, you will remove your outer garment. Because you can faint, make sure to be sitting while removing the garment. Ensure that you are sitting on an absorbent pad.
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Start Showering 48 hours after Surgery
Your first shower will be 48 hours after surgery.