Pre-Treatment Care

Pre-Treatment care is important to a safe and successful laser skin care procedure. Be sure to follow each step.


Acne Scar Treatments Laser Skin MedSpa
  • Avoid receiving natural fillers (hyaluronic acid, Juvederm, Restylane, collagen) 4-6 weeks before treating in the area. Clients receiving synthetic fillers (silicone) cannot be treated in the area
  • Discontinue Accutane (Isotretinoin) 6 months prior to treatment.


Micro-needling PRP LaserSkin MedSpa
  • Avoid waxing, plucking, tweezing, threading, chemical epilation, micro-needling, etc. due to the disruption of the hair follicle, which is the target for the laser.

2 Weeks Before treatment

Laser Therapy - Laser Skin Medspa
  • Avoid tanning beds and sunless tanning products for safety reasons.
  • Avoid chemical peels, bleaching, and other laser procedures in the treatment area.
  • Avoid receiving Botox, Dysport, and Kybella injections in the treatment area.

1 week Before treatment

Laser Skin Medspa
Chemical Peels Suppliments - Laser Skin Medspa
  • Avoid sun exposure greater than 30 minutes, even if wearing sunscreen. UV rays activate melanocytes in the skin, which leads to competing targets for the laser, resulting in a decrease in desired results or hypopigmentation (white spots) which may not resolve for several months.


  • Some medications, including many antibiotics, can increase your sensitivity to the heat and light of the laser. Please disclose all medications to your laser technician so safety can be established. Medications that are photosensitive may necessitate rescheduling. Please call the clinic to check safety.


  • Alpha and beta hydroxy (AHA/BHA) products, hydroquinone, retinols/retinoids (Retin-A, Tazorac, Differin, etc.), and salicylic acid washes must be discontinued at least 7 days prior to treatment.

Day Before treatment

All Skin Care Treatments LaserSkin MedSpa
  • The treatment area must be clean-shaven 12-24 hours prior to treatment. Unshaven clients will be rescheduled. Razors are not provided in the clinics.

Day of Treatment

Acne Removal Treatments
Treatments For All Skin Types LaserSkin MedSpa
  • Skin must be clean and free of makeup, lotions, oils, deodorant, sunless tanning products, numbing cream, etc. Products on the skin can increase the likelihood of adverse responses to the laser.


  • Avoid activities that increase body temperature for at least 2 hours before and after treatments.


  • Clients prone to cold sores may take an antiviral medication prior to treatments if advised by their personal physician. The heat from the laser can aggravate a reaction.


  • Clients with active cold sores cannot be treated in the area of active sores.


  • Skin that is sunburned, hot to the touch, peeling, or is otherwise damaged cannot be treated.

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