Pre-Treatment Guidelines

Hair Removal

Before your treatment:

  • Hair should be cleanly shaven 24 to 48 hours before your scheduled appointment. We charge a $10 shaving fee.

  • Do not wear makeup on the treated area on the day of treatment.
  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment. This includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk of bruising.
  • Photosensitive antibiotics (eg, tetracyclines) should be discontinued at least 1 week prior to treatment. Please consult with your physician before discontinuing any medications. We cannot treat clients on Accutane.
  • No waxing, plucking or tweezing at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (depilatories, harsh chemicals, etc).
  • Notify the office with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.
  • If you need numbing cream (Lidocaine), please let us know. You can also purchase the cream for $10 per session.
  • Call us (646-389-1497) or e-mail us (info@centralparklaser.com) if you have any questions!

Isolaz Acne Therapy

Before your treatment:

  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment. This includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc. Doing so will greatly increase your risks of a side effect.

  • Do not wear makeup on the treated area on the day of treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Accutane (Isotretinoin). Topical antibiotics may be applied to the skin before and during treatment.
  • Discontinue use of any topical medications containing Retin-A Tretinoin). Be sure to check with our office regarding which medications are acceptable to use while receiving Isolaz Acne Therapy.
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc).
  • Call us (646-389-1497) or e-mail us (info@centralparklaser.com) if you have any questions!

Laser Genesis

Before your treatment:

  • Do not wear makeup on the treated area on the day of treatment.

  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment. This includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc).
  • Please see list of contraindications below.
  • Notify the office with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.
  • Call us (646-389-1497) or e-mail us (info@centralparklaser.com) if you have any questions!

Vein Removal

Before your treatment:

  • Do not wear makeup on the treated area on the day of treatment.

  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment. This includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk of bruising.
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc).
  • Please see list of contraindications below.
  • Notify the office with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.
  • Call us (646-389-1497) or e-mail us (info@centralparklaser.com) if you have any questions!

LimeLight IPL

Before your treatment:

  • Do not wear makeup on the treated area on the day of treatment.

  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved.
  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment. This includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk of bruising.
  • Please see list of contraindications below.
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc).
  • Notify the office with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.
  • Call us (646-389-1497) or e-mail us (info@centralparklaser.com) if you have any questions!

Peels & Facials

Before your treatment:

  • Do not wear makeup on the treated area on the day of treatment.

  • Please check the list of contraindications below.
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc).
  • Notify the office with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.
  • Call us (646-389-1497) or e-mail us (info@centralparklaser.com) if you have any questions!

Contraindications

(a condition which makes a particular treatment or procedure possibly inadvisable):

  • Call us (646-389-1497) or e-mail us (info@centralparklaser.com) if you have any questions!
    • Women who are pregnant or nursing (for laser treatments only)
    • Cancer treatments within the last 6 months
    • Accutane within the last 12 months
    • Retinoid (Retin A, Retinol, Tretinoin) based products within the last week
    • Any IPL or laser treatments within one month
    • Inflamed Rosacea
    • Sunburned skin, Self tanner, spray tan use within the last month
    • Herpetic lesions (herpes) unless they have taken a prescription antiviral as preventative beforehand
    • Warts
    • Open sores, skin lesions
    • Anyone who takes anti-coagulants
    • Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis
    • Lupus
    • Erythematosus
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Metal implants or any kind around treatment area
    • Pacemaker
    • Vitiligo
    • History of keloid scarring
    • Gold Therapy