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Pre/Post Treatment Guideline: Laser Genesis

Pre-treatment:

● Avoid use of Accutane for 6 months prior to treatment. 

● Avoid tanning beds, spray tans, and sun for a minimum of two weeks. 

● Stop use of exfoliants (including Glycolic Acid), on treated area one week before treatment. 

● Stop use of Retin – A one week prior to the treatment.

● Shave area closely the day of the treatment.

● Avoid makeup on areas to be treated. If there is makeup on the treatment area, it shall be removed prior to the treatment.

● You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive treatment.

● Patients who have a history of recurring cold sores (Herpes simplex type 1) should start oral Valtrex 500 mg tablets 2 days prior to your Genesis treatment and continue for 3 days after treatment.

Laser Genesis POST-CARE INSTRUCTIONS

● Apply a cool pack (not frozen) to the treated site immediately after treatment. Cool packs are applied for 10 min with a 10 min interval for approximately 2 hours or needed. 

● Moisturize with Aloe Vera gel or any light fragrance-free moisturizer, after the first 48 hours.

● Use high factor sunscreen, SPF 45 or higher. A good sun block will contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and will protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

● The first 5 days following treatment, care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated site. Avoid hot baths, massage, and exercising.

● Avoid using skin irritants, Retin-A, Benzyl Peroxide, Glycolic Acid, and astringents on the treated areas. Chemical peels are not recommended throughout the treatment series.

● Don’t tan after treatment. Tanning after treatment may cause hyperpigmentation. 

● Apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to the treated area every 12 hours for the first 48 hours.

● If scabs appear after blistering, they should be kept soft with a lubricating cream. Blistered or ulcerated skin may be treated with an antibiotic ointment or burn treatment cream.

● If bruising occurs, avoid picking at it. Picking can cause scarring. Once the scab falls off, the skin may be lighter, or darker. This usually resolves over a few months. There will be an obvious color difference from the unburned skin.

● Fillers or other injectables should not be done within 2 weeks before/after treatment, or at the discretion of the physician.

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