Facial Wrinkles & Lines Patient Info
Facial Wrinkles & Lines How to Prepare
How to Prepare for Your Doctor Visit to Treat Facial Wrinkles & Lines
Prior to laser therapy, your skin can be prepared by using a Retin-A product or alpha-hydroxy acid topically. These two products work to enhance the efficacy of the light therapy by:
- Diminishing the skin’s dead surface area.
- Decreasing hyper-pigmented areas.
- Stimulating collagen production.
- Increasing cell turnover.
You may be advised to discontinue aspirin or anticoagulation therapy for 1014 days prior to treatment.
Participate in a smoking cessation program 68 weeks prior to treatment. It will enhance the efficacy of the light therapy.
Understand that there will be a full gamut of emotions worry, anxiety, fear, excitement, hope, elation and anticipation.
Plan to put off vacation plans for the immediate post-treatment period.
Arrange for a ride home from the physician’s facility.
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