8-411 Huronia Rd.| Barrie, Ontario L4N9B3| Canada

PHONE 705.737.9888

PAtient Information

Precautions to Take Before Your Light-Based Treatment
  • No sun exposure, tanning beds and sunless tanning cream for 4 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post-treatment complications.
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun and it is recommended to make this a part of your skin care routine.
  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment.
Instructions Following Your Laser Treatment

General (Pigment and Tattoo):

  • Cleanse the treated area at least daily with water and mild soap, and then pat the area dry.
  • Do not rub or scratch the treated area.
  • If crusting/scabbing occurs, do not shave or pick area. Apply Aquaphor ointment (tattoo) or other moisturizer (face) to the area 2-3 times a day. Keep the area moist, and let the crusting/scabbing resolve on its own.
  • Discomfort may be relieved by cold gel packs and/or an over the counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen.
  • Avoid contact sports or any other activity that could cause injury of the treated area.
  • Avoid swimming, soaking or using hot tubs/whirlpools until the skin heals.
  • Contact us if there is any indication of infection (redness, tenderness or pus).

Tattoo:

  • After cleansing and while skin is still moist, apply a thin layer of Aquaphor® ointment to the treated tattoo.
  • Apply a non-stick pad over the tattoo until it is healed.
  • Avoid sun exposure to the treated area. Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun and it is recommended to make this a part of your skin care routine.
  • Clean area daily with mild soap and water and pat dry.
  • Do not rub or scratch the area.
  • Discomfort may be relieved by using cool gel packs or acetaminophen.
  • If blistering occurs, keep the area moist by applying Aquaphor 3 times per day or antibiotic ointment per recommendation of the physician. Do not enter swimming pools or hot tubs until treated areas are healed.
  • No swimming or using hot tubs for 48 hours post-treatment.