Treatment Protocols

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.

PRE-TREATMENT PROTOCOLS

 Laser Hair Removal

• Avoid direct sunlight 6 weeks prior to treatment.
• Shave the treatment site to eliminate any surface hair that could interfere with the treatment.
• Shaving should happen within 24 hours before the treatment.
• Clean the skin to remove perfumes, cosmetics and sunscreens.

 Laser Tattoo Removal

• Shave the treatment site to eliminate any surface hair that could interfere with the treatment.
• Shaving should happen just prior to the treatment.
• Clean the skin to remove perfumes, cosmetics and sunscreens.

 Photorejuvenation (for Vascular & Pigmented Lesions)

• Avoid direct sunlight 6 weeks prior to treatment.
• Clean the skin to remove perfumes, cosmetics and sunscreens.

 ClearLiftTM

• Clean the skin to remove perfumes, cosmetics and sunscreens.

 HydraFacialTM & Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion

• Clean the skin to remove perfumes, cosmetics and sunscreens.

 MediFacial

• Clean the skin to remove perfumes, cosmetics and sunscreens.

 RF Dual-Layer Thermotherapy Body Contouring

• Client should be well hydrated (drink at least 2 glasses of water 10-15 minutes before treatment)
• Clean the skin to remove perfumes, cosmetics and sunscreens.

POST-TREATMENT PROTOCOLS

 Laser Hair Removal

• Avoid direct sunlight 6 weeks after to treatment.
• Always wear sunscreen on treated exposed areas (face, neck, etc).
• Avoid any type of tanning for a minimum of 4 weeks.
• Do not wax, pluck, or do any other hair removal treatment other than shaving if necessary.
• Patients should return in 4 to 8 weeks after treatment for additional treatment.
• If no additional treatment is necessary, the patient should return for a re-examination in 3 to 4 months, or when any new hair has grown in the treatment area.

 Laser Tattoo Removal

• Apply a layer of Polysporin ointment beneath a dressing of nonstick gauze.
• Change the dressing twice daily after first gently cleansing the area with soap and water; continue until re-epithelialized.
• Keep the area moist with antibiotic ointment at all times.
• Apply Aloe Vera gel for soothing.
• Avoid direct exposure to the sun on the treatment area; use UVA/UVB sun blockers.
• Patients should return in 8 to 12 weeks after treatment for additional treatment.
• If no additional treatment is necessary, the patient should return for a re-examination in 3 to 4 months.

 Photorejuvenation (for Vascular & Pigmented Lesions)

• Avoid direct sunlight 6 weeks after to treatment.
• Always wear sunscreen on treated exposed areas (face, neck, etc).
• Patients should return in 3 weeks after treatment for additional treatment.
• If no additional treatment is necessary, the patients should return for a re-examination in 2 months.

 ClearLiftTM

• Apply Aloe Vera gel for soothing.
• Avoid direct exposure to the sun on the treatment area; use UVA/UVB sun blockers.
• Patients should return for in 4 to 6 weeks after treatment for additional treatment.
• If no additional treatment is necessary, the patients should return for a re-examination in 3 to 4 months.

 HydraFacialTM & Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion

• We do not recommend patients to use cosmetics right after treatment, however you can apply sunscreen.
• Avoid direct sunlight and tanning on treated area for a few days.

 MediFacial

• We do not recommend patients to use cosmetics right after treatment, however you can apply sunscreen.
• Avoid direct sunlight and tanning on treated area for a few days.

 RF Dual-Layer Thermotherapy Body Contouring

• Gently clean the treatment oil from the skin surface and dry it.
• Let the patient rest for 10-15 minutes on the treatment bed.
• Patient should drink two glasses of water immediately after the treatment.
• It is recommended to drink a lot of water (at least 8-10 cups a day) for three days following the treatment.
• It is recommended not to wash the face with hot water for 24 hours after treatment.
• It is recommended to avoid excessive exercise, sweating, hot baths or saunas for three days after the treatment.
• It is recommended to avoid consumption of alcoholic drinks for three days after treatment (alcohol might drain water from the body and skin).
• In order to maintain the treatment results, it is highly recommended to apply a moisturizing cream to the treatment area every day.

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