Pre Treatment Instructions

Pre Treatment Instructions
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Jun 2017

Special Instructions for clients receiving injectable (Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, mesotherapy) procedures: please do not drink any alcoholic beverages or take Advil, aspirin, Aleve, excedrin, Ibuprofen, or Motrin, or fish oil for at least two days prior to your procedure. If you are prone to bruising, or if you drink regularly (1-2 drinks per week), please take Arnica tablets every four hours starting two days prior to the procedure, and continue two days after.

Special instructions for those receiving light-based treatments (skin tightening, spider veins, hair removal, acne, photofacials, laser resurfacing, fractional laser treatments): avoid retinols and suntanning / sun exposure for one week prior to and one week after for best results. Reapply sunblock every 2 hours while exposed to the sun. If you scheduled only an initial consultation, you may not have enough time designated for a treatment the day of your initial visit. If you want to add a procedure to your consultation, please book another appointment for the requested procedure. Thank you. Please bring old photographs of yourself, preferably not smiling.

Special instructions for those receiving the CO2 fractional laser treatment: please email if you have any allergies to narcotic medications, if you are prone to cold sores, and the pharmacy phone # of your choice. Also include your birthdate; I need it to call in your prescription. Please pick up your prescriptions, aquaphor, white vinegar (2 tsp), saran wrap, old t-shirts, and a large hat prior to the visit. Get all your public activities, like grocery shopping, out of the way, before you come in.

Plan for at least three days of staying inside, and please schedule your Follow Up Fractional Treatment three days after this laser treatment

Dr. Ling

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Ling
Dr. Shirat Ling is a national instructor who trains physicians to perform medical aesthetic procedures. This experience has provided Dr. Ling a unique perspective, recognizing that cosmetic medicine involves not only science and technique, but also an artist’s eye — a rare but essential combination.