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Before your treatment:

  • Hair should be cleanly shaven.

  • Do not wear makeup on the treated area the day of treatment.

  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners (including healthy glow cream) 4 weeks prior to treatment. Includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.

  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk bruising. 

  • No waxing, plucking or tweezing at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Some body parts may require a longer wait time.

  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (depilatories, harsh chemicals, etc.).

  • Notify us with any changes to  your health history or medications since your last appointment.


After your treatment:

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen.

  • Redness and perifollicular edema (looks like a rash/bug bites) are common and resolve with time.

  • Bruising and swelling are less common but may occur and will resolve with time​.

  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days.

  • Avoid skin irritants (retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc. ) a few days post-treatment.

  • Notify us of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.).

  • Compression stockings (20-30 mm/hg) are optional.

  • Avoid high impact activity 3-5 days.

  • Hemosiderin staining (brown staining) may occur after a treatment and usually resolves with time (can take 1-2 years) but, on a rare occasion, it may be permanent.

  • Strict avoidance of sun exposure may decrease risk of permanent hemosiderin staining.

  • Large leg veins may take many months to resolve and should not be re-treated before then.

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