Skin Health & Rejuvination for Council Bluffs, Iowa & Omaha, Nebraska
BBL Pre and Post Treatment Care
During treatment, you will feel a snap with each pulse of light. If you feel pain, burning or building discomfort, you MUST tell me so that I can make adjustments in settings to help avoid burns or discoloration. Cold packs, aloe vera or other cooling preparations may be used to ease temporary discomfort. Quick warm to cool showers are advised; avoid hot baths or excess heat. Occasionally, even without problems noted during the procedure, swelling or patchy bruising can occur. Reduce this risk by avoiding aspirin, NSAIDs, fish oil or other agents which promote blood thinning/bruising 7-10 days prior to treatment if ok’d by your prescribing doctor.
Smoking may prevent effectiveness or shorten duration of results. Differences in responses can be noted between different patients and different treatment sessions.
If the skin is broken or a blister appears, apply an antibiotic ointment and notify me. The area should be kept lubricated to prevent crusting or scabbing of the tissue. Do NOT pick or scratch even at loose flakes of skin.
Prolonged sun exposure is to be avoided for 2-3 weeks before and after treatment. A total sun block and hat should be used if it is impossible to comply. For best results and duration, a commitment to avoid sun damage is necessary. Sun exposure may cause certain complications (possibility of blistering, scarring and/or hyper/hypo-pigmentation).
Makeup/moisturizers can be used as long as the skin is not broken/sore.
You may look freckled or peppered a few days after treatment. The dark spots will flake off over the next several days and you should NOT pick or rub at the area. If you don’t see these changes you ARE still getting anti-aging and other benefits.
If you have EVER had a cold sore, take 1000mg L-lysine 2-3 times a day starting the day before treatment and continue through 3 days after. If you feel or see a cold sore or fever blister forming, call me for a prescription and vinegar soaks and use your normal means of treatment but avoid contact or spread.
When undergoing treatments for permanent hair reduction, you may shave or clip hair between treatments but should NOT pluck or use depilatories. Let hair remain when you come in for treatments, though so that the distribution and character of the hair can be evaluated.
Only hair with adequate pigment may be treated effectively. White, blonde, red or gray hair will not respond. 75-80% reduction is the expectation with a complete series.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Stacey E. Whitehead at CB Skin Secrets 402-915-2756 during clinic hours. After hours calls will be returned as able but if there is an emergency, call 911 or go to the ER.