Contraindications & Warnings

NOTIFICATION: In 2014, most of the aesthetic and cosmetic industry have updated their protocols about sun exposure. Avante Laser & Aesthetics along with our equipment manufacturer, Alma Lasers, have also updated our protocols and now strongly suggest to avoid direct sunlight 6 weeks before and after your IPL Photorejuvenation & Laser Hair Removal treatments. The increase of 2 weeks of avoiding direct sunlight before and after your treatment is a precaution to the increase of UV exposure levels. We are committed to your safety and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM Laser Hair Removal

• History of local or recurrent skin infection
• Pregnant or Lactating*
• History of herpes simplex, especially perioral
• History of genital herpes, important when treating the pubic or bikini area
• History of keloids/hypertrophic scaring
• Isotretinoin – past and present
• Certain Medications (i.e.Accutane (if used within the last year))
• Epilepsy
• History of Koebnerizing skin disorders, such as vitiligo and psoriasis
• Previous treatment modalities – method, frequency and date of last treatment, as well as response
• Recent suntan (natural or chemical) or exposure to a tanning bed
• Tattoos or nevi present on the treated area.
• Past or ongoing medical condition (diabetes, epilepsy, high or low blood pressure, or others)

*Pregnancy including IVF procedure. Patient untreatable until menstruation returns and/or end of breast feeding.

NOTE: No waxing, plucking, bleaching, threading or chemical depilatories prior to or in between treatments.
WARNING: If you insist on using an anesthetic cream, you may not be able to feel any heat sensation from the laser. This can create adverse effects as it is the duty of the patient to advise the technician on any uncomfortable feelings/sensations. Without that knowledge, a technician may not be able to gauge properly how many extra breaks in between pulses are required for the patient. As per our pre-treatment protocols, we do not recommend any use of anesthetic creams. Use at your own risk.
IPL Photorejuvenation of Vascular and Pigmented Lesions

• Tanned skin (active tan) through sun exposure, chemical, or tanning bed use in the previous 30 days
• Hypopigmentation (Vitiligo)
• Any inflammatory skin condition e.g. eczema, active herpes simplex, etc. at the treatment site
• Skin cancer or any other cancer and/or any cancer drug therapy (such as Ducabaxine, Fluorouracil, Methotrexate, etc.)
• History of keloid scarring
• Epilepsy
• St. John’s Wort (herbal remedy) for depression in the past 3 months (because of increased photosensitivity)
• Isotretinoin – Roaccutane in the previous 12 months
• Tretinoin – Retin A in the last 2 weeks
• Pregnant or Lactating*
• Diabetes (because of increased possible photosensitivity and poor wound healing)

*Pregnancy including IVF procedure. Patient untreatable until menstruation returns and/or end of breast feeding.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Absolute:
• Cellulitis (MRSA)
• Psoriasis
• Lichen Planus
• Lichen Nitidus
• Renal Failure (Acute or Chronic)
• Malignancy
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Vitiligo
• Immunosuppression
• Keloids
• Certain Medications (i.e.Accutane (if used within the last year))
• Collagen Vascular Diseases
• Pregnant or Lactating*

Relative:
• Poorly Controlled Diabetes Mellitus
• Thrombocytopenia
• Peripheral Vascular Disease
• Anemia
• Bleeding Disorders
• Rheumatoid Arthritis/ Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Subnormal Intelligence or Psychiatric Disorders
• History of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
• Chronic Disease (Crohn’s Disease, IBD, etc.)

*Pregnancy including IVF procedure. Patient untreatable until menstruation returns and/or end of breast feeding.

ClearLiftTM (formerly known as Pixel Q-switch)

Absolute
• Cellulitis (MRSA)
• Psoriasis
• Lichen Planus
• Lichen Nitidus
• Renal Failure (Acute or Chronic)
• Malignancy
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Vitiligo
• Immunosuppression
• Keloids
• Certain Medications (i.e.Accutane (if used within the last year))
• Collagen Vascular Diseases
• Pregnant or Lactating*

Relative
• Poorly Controlled Diabetes Mellitus
• Thrombocytopenia
• Peripheral Vascular Disease
• Anemia
• Bleeding Disorders
• Rheumatoid Arthritis/ Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Subnormal Intelligence or Psychiatric Disorders
• History of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
• Chronic Disease (Crohn’s Disease, IBD, etc.)

*Pregnancy including IVF procedure. Patient untreatable until menstruation returns and/or end of breast feeding.

HydraFacialTM Skin Resurfacing/Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion/LED Therapies

• Pregnant or Lactating*
• Accutane (if used within the last year)
• Autoimmune Diseases (Lupus, Scleroderma)
• Botox (5 days); Fillers (2 weeks)
• Cold Sores (Use medication 2 days prior and after)

Other Areas of Caution
• Red or Raised Bumps
• Unidentifiable Skin Conditions/Issues

*Pregnancy including IVF procedure. Patient untreatable until menstruation returns and/or end of breast feeding.

RF Dual-Layer Thermotherapy Body Contouring

Absolute
• History of any skin malignancy
• Chronic skin conditions / irritated skin (i.e., Urticaria)
• History of cancer
• Pregnant or Lactating*
• Active collagen or vascular disease
• High blood pressure
• Phlebitis and blood-clotting (hematology-related)
• Implantable pacemaker or automatic defibrillator/ cardioverter (AICD)
• Past or present of autoimmune illness or disorder
• Large dental metallic prosthetic implants
• Multi systemic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, renal insufficiency etc.)

Special Considerations
• Smoking
• Alcohol consumption
• Dental metallic structure (i.e., bridge)
• Recent surgical procedures
• On-going medications
• Recent (less than 6 months) use of Isotretinoin (Accutane)
• Recent (less than 1 month) use of dermal fillers
• Hormone pellets

*Pregnancy including IVF procedure. Patient untreatable until menstruation returns and/or end of breast feeding.

Avante Laser & Aesthetics
106 - 7315 Edmonds Street BurnabyBCV3N 1A7 Canada 
 • 604-553-1616