Vascular – Pre and post care Ensuring the proper care leading up to, and immediately after your treatments is vital. To ensure the best possible result and for your safety, please follow the care instructions listed below. VASCULAR LASER PRE TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS Clients With Conditions – Clients with a history of any of the following conditions may not be good candidates for laser treatment and should consult their physician when considering treatment: *Diabetic clients or clients with poor circulation *Clients who have a history of poor healing *Clients who take a blood thinner, such as Coumadin or Aspirin Iron Intake – Clients who are taking high doses of iron may have an increased risk of hyperpigmentation. Avoid Sun Exposure – The area to be treated should not be exposed to sunlight or to tanning booth light for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Self Tanning Products – The use of self-tanning skin products must be discontinued one week before treatment. Any residual self-tanner should be removed. Topical Medications – Avoid applying any topical medications or skincare on the treatment area that may cause sensitivity for 3-5 days before your appointment. Skin Cleanliness – Your skin should be completely clean and dry prior to treatment. Remove or omit application of any skin care products on the day of treatment. **Please Note: Treatments for veins and pigmented lesions are not recommended for clients who have darker skin types (Fitz V-VI) as they have an increased risk of hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation.** VASCULAR LASER POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS Avoid Sun Exposure – Use a sunblock (SPF 30+) after and during the course of treatments. Sensitive Skin – You may have some swelling or itching post treatment. Cool Compresses – You may apply ice/cool compresses and elevate your legs to decrease discomfort, especially when large areas have been treated. Tylenol is recommended for pain, as needed. Exercise & Physical Activity – Avoid excessive exercise, hot tubs, or any temperature raising activities for 24 hours. If treating large areas on the legs, avoid exercising or strenuous activity for 2-5 days following treatment. Vein Colour – Veins may appear bruised or darker red following treatment. This discolouration will fade over the next few weeks. Brown discolouration may take several months to fade. Treatment Response – Wait at least 8 weeks to see if treatment was effective. Rare Possibility of Blistering – If blistering occurs inform the salon and allow natural healing process (topical antibiotic ointment is recommended). If blistering is severe please see your physician. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your pre or post care instructions, please contact us. We are here to help.