Laser Vein Therapy Pre + Post Care Instructions

Before your treatment

  • 1 WEEK BEFORE treatment, discontinue all topical products containing Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Vitamin C, or any anti-aging products.
  • AVOID bleaching, waxing, tweezing, or using depilatory creams in the treatment area.
  • Use sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection with SPF 30 or higher.
  • If you have a history of Herpes or cold sores, a course of anti-viral medication before and after treatment is required. Please call our office for a prescription.

Day of Your treatment

  • Please come to the office without make-up, creams, gels, or lotions on treatment areas.

What to expect

  • The treated area will be red.
  • Vessels that are treated may become dark red and then fade.

After Your treatment

  • Use plain, lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser to wash your skin 2x daily. Use your hands and fingertips to clean.
  • DO NOT rub, scrub, or use an exfoliant or skincare brush such as a Clarisonic on the treated area.
  • Moisturizer should be applied generously with clean hands over the treated area and reapplied whenever your skin feels dry.
  • Use sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection with SPF 30 or higher.

Follow-up

  • As needed or as instructed by your esthetician

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