Find A Better You
ETwo Skin Rejuvenation/Skin Tightening
(Moderate wrinkles, Acne Scars, Tone, Texture, Sun Damage, Dullness)
- Recently tanned skin CANNOT be treated! Treating within 2 weeks of active tanning (natural or tanning booth), you may develop blistering or hypopigmentation (white spots) after treatment. Hypopigmentation may not clear for 2-3 months or more.
- Avoid sun for 4-6 weeks before and after treatment. Wear broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher if needing to go out.
- You may be asked to stop topical medications or skin care products 3-5 days prior to treatment.
- Self-tanning products must be discontinued at least one week before treatment. Any residual self-tanner must be removed prior to treatment.
- If you have a tan or have a darker skin type, a bleaching regimen may be recommended 4-6 weeks before treatment.
- Arrive with clean freshly washed skin before procedure. There should be NO lotion, make-up, perfume, powder, or bath/shower oil present on skin that is in the treatment area.
- If necessary, a topical anesthetic can be used as directed if approved by physician.
- Areas of dental crown, caps, braces, or other metal implants may be more sensitive to treatment. Gauze, dental rolls, or a tongue depressor may be used in sensitive areas to make treatment more comfortable.
- If you have a history of peri-oral or genital herpes simplex virus, your provider may recommend a prophylactic antiviral therapy. Follow the directions for your particular antiviral medication.
- After treatment there will be redness and swelling. Treated area will feel like a sunburn and may last a few hours after treatment. Redness may last up to 2-3 days.
- A cooling method after treatment may be provided for comfort.
- A topical soothing skin care product such as aloe vera gel may be applied following treatment if desired.
- Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation.
- Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher at all times throughout recovery.
- Any treated pigment will appear darker immediately and within first few days following treatment. Darkened pigment will flake off within 7-10 days. Avoid picking or scratching treated area.
- Bathing is allowed but treat skin gently, as if you had a sunburn at least for 24 hours. Avoid high temperature water on skin to avoid irritation.
- Make a plan with your provider on an appropriate skin care regimen to keep up your results and have long lasting success.
- Call Find A Better You at 636-238-5863 for any questions or concerns you may have.
Potentially Photosensitizing Medications
This is not an exhaustive list of all potentially photosensitizing drugs. The clinician should ultimately determine if a medication photosensitizes a patient to the spectrum of light emitted from our equipment.
Isotretinoin (Accutane) Tretinoin (Retin-A)
Chlorambucil Cyclophosphamide Dacarbazine Fluorouacil Flutamide Mercaptopurine Methotrexate Procarbazine Thioguanine Vinblastine
Amitriptyline Amoxapine Clomipramine Doxepin Imipramine Isocarboxazid Maprotiline Phenelzine Protriptyline Trazadone Trimipramine
Antiepileptics, Sedative, Muscle Relaxants:
Carbamazepine Cyclobenzaprine Diazepam Meprobamate Phenobarbitol Phenytoin
Azatadine Clemastine Diphenhydramine Terfenadine Tripelennamine
Captopril Dilitiazem Methyldopa Minoxidil Nifedipine
Ciprofloxacin Clofazimine Dapsone Demeclocycline Doxycycline Enoxacine Flucytosine Griseafulvin Ketoconazole Lomefloxacine Methacycline Minocycline Nalidixic acid Narfloxacin Ofloxacin Oxytetracycline Pyrazinamide Sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Septra, Tetracycline)
Bithionol Chloroquine Pyruvinium pamoate Quinine Thiabendazole
Chlorpromazine Chlorprothixene Fluphenazine Haloperidol Perphenazine Prochlorperazine Promethazine Thioridazine Thiothixane Trifluoperazine Thioflupromazine Trimeprazine
Amiodarone Atenolol Captopril Diltiazem Disopyramide Nifedipine Propranolol Quinidine gluconate Quinidine sulfate Verapamil
Acetazolaminde Amiloride Bendroflumethiazide Benzthiazide Chlorothiazide Furosemide Hydrochlorothiazide Hydro flumethiazide Methyclothiazide Metalazone Polythiazide Quinethazone Trichlormethia-zide
Acetohexamide Chlorpropamide Glipizide Tolazamide Tolbutamide
Diclofenac Fenoprofen Flurbiprofen Indomethacin Ketoprofen Meclofenamate Naproxen Phenylbutazone Piroxicam Sulindac
Bergamot oil Oils of citron, lavender, lime, sandalwood Benzocaine Clofibrate Oral contraceptive Etretinate Gold salts Hexachlorophene Lovastatin St John’s Wort Gmethylcoumarin (used in perfumes, lotions, etc)