Photo Rejuvenation Pre & Post Care
Permanent Choice limits the procedures that are offered to women who are pregnant. If you are currently pregnant or become pregnant during your course of treatments please let us know in advance. We may need to modify or postpone your treatments until after you give birth.
For all hair removal treatments, if you have not seen hair regrowing in the treatment area please contact us a minimum of two days in advance of your appointment to reschedule. We will push your appointment one to two weeks into the future in order to wait for the new growth to appear.
BBL PhotoRejuvenation, Capillary Cauterization & SkinTyte
It is very important that you check all medications for a light sensitivity or sun sensitivity warning. Sun sensitizing medications including high dose antibiotics. Z-Pac (used to treat various infections including sinus, tooth, bladder, etc) and prescription topical creams cannot be used or taken within 10 DAYS of your PhotoRejuvenation/BBL andSkinTyte treatment. Clients will be denied treatment if a light sensitizing medication is last used within 10 days of your appointment.
Benadryl is recommended the night prior to treatment and to continue for a minimum of three days post BBL. Swelling is typical after receiving BBL on the face. Not all clients experience significant swelling but swelling must be expected. Following the Benadryl recommendation and all additional pre-treatment instructions is crucial. Swelling usually lasts 72 hours but can take up to a week to resolve in limited cases. The most significant swelling usually occurs after the first BBL (when addressing the greatest amount of sun damage present) but can occur at any BBL treatment. All clients treating broken capillaries through the cheeks and nose will see significant swelling. Drinking plenty of water, applying a cold compress, and keeping the area elevated (especially at night) is advised.
Extra pigment in the skin will always negatively impact the success of laser treatments and light based treatments. It is important to be at your lightest skin color possible to ensure the most success during the course of your sessions (and completion of sessions in a reasonable number of treatments). Each time you come in for your laser session you need to be the same color in skin tone as your last appointment or lighter. If you are on maintenance treatments you cannot have any extra pigment present in the areas we are treating.
For all treatments at the Permanent Choice, with the exception of electrolysis, clients are required to use a Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB 30 SPF or greater. Sunscreen must be worn at least three weeks prior to your first laser session. The sunscreen must also continue to be worn during the course of your treatments in any area(s) where you are having treatments if exposed to UV light. It is recommended that the sunscreen contain Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. Reapply every two hours when in direct sunlight. If you need a sunscreen recommendation please let us know.
Consuming alcohol 24 hours before and 24 hours after a laser skin treatment can cause excess swelling in the treatment area and the areas surrounding. It is not recommended that you consume any alcoholic beverages in this time frame.
You can use Hydroquinone up to the day of your treatment.
Five (5) days prior to your treatment discontinue use of the products (in the treatment area) listed below:
Alpha Hydroxy (Glycolic or Lactic Acid)
Beta Hydroxy (Salicylic Acid)
Ten (10) days prior to your treatment discontinue use of the products or procedures (in the treatment area) listed below:
Chemical Peels of any type
Sun sensitizing medications including high dose antibiotics (Z-Pac used to treat various infections including sinus, tooth, bladder, etc)
Four (4) weeks prior to your treatment avoid these to the treatment area:
Four (4) weeks post treatment you will need to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds. Always using an SPF of 45 or higher, reapplying throughout the day if needed. Your skin will be more light sensitive.
Adverse reactions are very rare and can be unpredictable. Due to this, we will not perform a procedure four weeks prior to a special event (e.g. wedding, reunion, interview, etc) when treating the face. Due to the lifting of pigment being slower on the body we do not recommend having SkinRejuvenation treatments six weeks before a special event.