A FRESH START
Lasers have long been used to treat many different skin concerns, and are constantly evolving and improving. Nurse Fiona and her associates offer an array of laser skin treatments at her practice, ensuring that there will almost always be a laser available that can treat your particular skin condition and type.
In the past, lasers were most effective on lighter skin tones, but recently, there have been lasers developed that can work on darker skin tones as well. Fiona and her team of certified aestheticians have extensive experience working with all of the lasers that she offers, and they are certain to find one that works for you.
WHAT AREAS DO Lasers TREAT?
Skin Rejuvenation/"Photo Facial"
Active Acne Treatment
Laser Vein Therapy
PREPARING FOR LASER
Our professional team will evaluate your individual condition and talk with you about what you hope to achieve. We will then develop a treatment plan to address the specific problem, and to meet your aesthetic goals. Some important considerations that should be discussed with us before beginning treatment include:
- Avoid sun exposure 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after
- Avoid sunless tanning products 7 days prior to your treatment. It is recommended that you exfoliate the area to remove any residual color
- Patients who are pregnant cannot be treated
- Avoid all alpha hydroxy, hydroquinone, retinols/retinoid, Tazorac, and Differin for 1 week before treatment
- Patients with any abnormal lesions, moles or spots on the area to be treated must be cleared by a medical practitioner prior to treatment.
- Patients must stop waxing, tweezing and chemical epilation 3 weeks prior to treatment
- If you are prone to cold sores, it is highly recommended to take an anti-viral medication (such as Valtrex) prior to your treatment. Patients with active cold sores will not be treated
- Patients who have used Accutane or similar products within the last 6 months CANNOT have laser hair removal treatments
- Patient should not perform any physical activity that increases body temperature or blood pressure within 2 hours before and after treatments
- If you have dermal fillers in the area to be treated, wait 4 weeks after injection to receive laser treatments.
- Antibiotics may increase photosensitivity. We recommend that you check with your PCP 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 the medication for 7 days before laser treatment.
- Patients with red, grey or blonde hair in the area to be treated should consult with a Nurse Fiona Laser Technician prior to receiving treatments, as the laser is less effective on these hair colors.
INTERESTED IN Laser Procedures?
We'd love to sit down and talk with you to see what options are best for you. Schedule an appointment and we can see what Laser Procedures are right for you.Book an Appointment