Find A Better You

ETwo Skin Rejuvenation/Skin Tightening

(Moderate wrinkles, Acne Scars, Tone, Texture, Sun Damage, Dullness)

Pretreatment

  • 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.

Posttreatment

  • 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 636-205-4070 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.

Acne Meds:
Isotretinoin (Accutane) Tretinoin (Retin-A)

Anticancer:
Chlorambucil Cyclophosphamide Dacarbazine Fluorouacil Flutamide Mercaptopurine Methotrexate Procarbazine Thioguanine Vinblastine

Antidepressants:
Amitriptyline Amoxapine Clomipramine Doxepin Imipramine Isocarboxazid Maprotiline Phenelzine Protriptyline Trazadone Trimipramine

Antiepileptics, Sedative, Muscle Relaxants:
Carbamazepine Cyclobenzaprine Diazepam Meprobamate Phenobarbitol Phenytoin

Antihistamines:
Azatadine Clemastine Diphenhydramine Terfenadine Tripelennamine

Antihypertensives:
Captopril Dilitiazem Methyldopa Minoxidil Nifedipine

Antimicrobials:
Ciprofloxacin Clofazimine Dapsone Demeclocycline Doxycycline Enoxacine Flucytosine Griseafulvin Ketoconazole Lomefloxacine Methacycline Minocycline Nalidixic acid Narfloxacin Ofloxacin Oxytetracycline Pyrazinamide Sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Septra, Tetracycline)

Antiparasitics:
Bithionol Chloroquine Pyruvinium pamoate Quinine Thiabendazole

Antipsychotics:
Chlorpromazine Chlorprothixene Fluphenazine Haloperidol Perphenazine Prochlorperazine Promethazine Thioridazine Thiothixane Trifluoperazine Thioflupromazine Trimeprazine

Cardiovascular:
Amiodarone Atenolol Captopril Diltiazem Disopyramide Nifedipine Propranolol Quinidine gluconate Quinidine sulfate Verapamil

Diuretics:
Acetazolaminde Amiloride Bendroflumethiazide Benzthiazide Chlorothiazide Furosemide Hydrochlorothiazide Hydro flumethiazide Methyclothiazide Metalazone Polythiazide Quinethazone Trichlormethia-zide

Hypoglycemics:
Acetohexamide Chlorpropamide Glipizide Tolazamide Tolbutamide

NSAIDS:
Diclofenac Fenoprofen Flurbiprofen Indomethacin Ketoprofen Meclofenamate Naproxen Phenylbutazone Piroxicam Sulindac

Others:
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)