We will get you to see our cosmetic nurse to discuss pre-treatment and to discuss post treatment management as this greatly improves your result and long term maintenance.
The first step of treatment involves preparing the skin for laser treatment. A good skin care regime with medical grade ingredients, especially topical retinoids( Vit A), before laser can help improve the results achieved from laser as well as reduce the potential side effects. Topical retinoids increases skin turnover and if used for at least two weeks prior to laser resurfacing, reduces the time of regeneration of skin.
For those with darker or olive skin types, preparation with a topical lightening agent such as hydroquinone may help to reduce complications such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin in the treated areas as a result of treatment).
Ideally we will have you on a specialized skincare regime 4 week prior to your treatment. (This consultation is included in the price of your treatment).