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Profound Lift, Contour, Smooth

(Sagging jowls, skin laxity, double chins, cellulite, wrinkles)

Pretreatment

  • Make sure to hydrate. At least 7 days before treatment ensure that you moisturize skin morning and night, as well as drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to optimize results.
  • You may be provided an antiviral prophylaxis 3-4 days prior to the procedure.
  • Topical retinoid therapy should be discontinued 3-4 days prior to treatment.
  • Avoid sun for 4-6 weeks before and after treatment. Wear broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher if needing to go out.
  • Arrive with clean freshly washed skin before procedure. There should be NO substances used beforehand including: topical anesthetics (can be provided in facility before treatment), hairspray, gel, makeup, lotions, deodorants, self-tanning products and ointments. Do not use flammable products in the vicinity of the equipment.

Posttreatment

  • Immediately after treatment, most patients will experience redness for 3-5 days, however for more aggressive treatments this may last longer. Slight to moderate swelling and a mild to moderate sunburn sensation are also common post treatment and may last 3-5 days. After the second day, skin will appear as an exaggerated tan. Skin will begin to flake at 5-7 days on the face and neck; 7-10 days for the chest; and 10-14 days for the hands.
  • Your provider may opt to use additional cooling methods such as cool compresses, gel packs or facial mask for 30 minutes or more after treatment and then on and off for 24 hours.
  • A topical petrolatum based ointment (like Aquaphor or Vaseline) may be applied to the face, no bandages or wraps are necessary.
  • Wash area 3-5 times daily with a mild cleanser. For more aggressive treatments, your provider may prescribe the use of vinegar soaks to be applied multiple times a day.
  • You provider will inform you when you may resume the use of your usual skin care products. This will range between 5 to 10 days depending on how aggressive the treatment is.
  • There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the skin gently, avoid scrubbing or trauma to the treated area, as if you had sunburn.
  • For face and neck treatments, sleep with head slightly elevated the first night after treatment.
  • Avoid sleeping with pets for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation. The use of broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher at all times throughout the course of treatment is recommended.
  • 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.

MEDICATIONS THAT MAY CAUSE BLEEDING PROBLEMS AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO TREATMENT:

4-Way Cold Tablets Aspircin Tabs A.S.S. Enseals Aspirmin X-Strength Tabs A.S.A. Tablets Aspirmin X-Strength Tabs Aches-N-Pain Aspirmin Tabs Acoda #3 Aspitab Addaprin Asprtab Max Strength Adlevika Axotal Tablets Advil Azdone Tablets Advil Cold & Sinus Caplets Back-Quell Advil Ibuprofen Tablets and Caplets Bayer Aspirin Tablets Advil Suspension (Children’s) Bayer Children’s Aspirin Aleve Tablets Bayer Aspirin Max. Strength Caplets Alka-Seltzer (flavored) antacid Bayer Aspirin Max. Strength Tablets Alka-Seltzer (flavored) antacid and pain reliever Bayer Children’s Cold Tablets Alka-Seltzer Effervescent antacid and pain reliever Bayer Aspirin (Therapy) Caplets Alka-Seltzer Effervescent Tablets Bayer Timed-Release Aspirin Tablets Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength BC Cold Powder Non-Drowsy Formula Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Tablets BC Powder, Arthritis Strength Anacin Arthritis Formula Ketoprofen Double-A Tablets Lanorinal Tablets Dristan Sinus Caplets Listerine Dristan Menthol Lodine Caplets Duoprin Capsules Lodine Tablets Duoprin-S Syrup Lortabl ASA Tablets Duradyne Tablets Magan Tablet Easprin Tablets Magnaprin Arthritis Strength Tab EC- Naprosyn Delayed Release Tablets Magsal Tablets Ecotrin Duentric Marnal Capsules Ecotrin Max. Strength Duentric Maximum Bayer Aspirin Ecotrin Enteric Coated Aspirin Max Strength Maximum Strength Arthritis Pain Formula(Anacin) Ecotrin Enteric Coated Aspirin Reg Strength Maxiprin –15 Ecotrin Tablets McNess Pain Tabs Efficin Tablets Measurin Tablets Eldepryl Mecofenamate Capsules Emagrin Tablets Mefenamic Acid Empirin Tablets Meclomen Caplets Empirin with Codeine Tablets Medipren Ibuprofen Caplets and Tablets Enteric Coated ASA Menadol –IB Equagesic Tablets Megaprin Equazine –M Tabs Mephyton Tablets (Vitamin K) Excedrin Extra-Strength Analgesic Tablets Mepro-Analgesic #2 Excedrin Tablets and Tenstan Tablets Ticlid Tolectin DS Caplets/Tablets Tolectin Tolmetin Tablets Tolmetin Caplets Torado IM Toradol

BC Tablets and Powder Anacin Coated Analgesic Tablets Buf-Tabs Anacin Coated Analgesic Caplets Buff-A Comp No. 3 Tablets (Codeine) Anacin Maxmum Strength Analgesic Tablets Buff-A Comp Tablets and Capsules Anacin Tablets and Capsules and Caplets Buffaprin Tablets Anaprox Tablets Buffasal Anaprox DS Tablets Bufferin Analgesic Tablets and Caplets Anodynos Tablets Bufferin, Tri-buffred Tabs Ansaid Tablets Bufferin, X-Strength Tri-Buffered Aqua Mephyton Amps (Vitamin K derivative) Bufferin, Arthritis Strength Argesic Tablets Bufferin with Codeine No. 3 Tablets Arthralgen Tablets Buffets II Tablets Arthritis Pain Formula Tablets Buffinol Taablets Arthritis Strength Bufferin Tablets Butalbital Compound Tabs Arthritis Strength Bufferin Analgesic Caplets Butazolidin Caplets Arthropan Liquid Butazolidin Tablets Arthrotec Tablets Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever Ascriptin A/D Caplets Carisoprodol Comp. (Soma) Ascriptin A/D Caplets Meprobamate and Aspirin Tablets Feldene Caplets Methocarbamol with Aspirin Tablets Fenoprofen Tablets Micrainin Tablets Fiogen Tablets Midol Caplets Fiorinal Capsules Mobidin Tablets Fiorinal Tablets Mobigesic Tablets Fiorinal with Codeine Mobisylcreme Flexeril Momentum Muscular Backache Formula Tablets Fortabs FungiCure Motrin (All Motrin Products) Gaysai –S Tablets Motrin (Children’s) Gelpirin Tablets Myofluxcreme Gemnisyn Tablets Nabumetone (Relafen) Genacote Nalfon Caplets/Capsules Genacote Max. Strength Nalfon Tablets Genpril Naprelan Tablets Genprin Film –Coated Tab Naprosyn Susp. Gensan Naprosyn Tablets Goody’s Headache Powder Naprosyn Sod.Tablets Goody’s X-Strength Tabs Naprosyn Sod. Tablets Naproxen Tablets Neocylate Tablets Norgesic and Norgesic Forte Tablets Norgesic Forte Tablets Norwich Extra Strength Aspirin Norwich Aspirin Tab Nuprin Ibuprofen/Analgesic Tablets & Caplets Nuprin Tablets/IM Injections Toradol Syrup Triaminicin Tablets Tricosal Tri-gesic Trilisate Tablets/Liquid Uracel -5 Ultraprin Valprin

Tablets Celebrex Capsules Ascriptin with Codeine Tablets Clinoril Ascriptin X-Strength Caps Codoxy Tabs Asperbuf Tablets Congesprin Chewable Tablets Aspergum Cope Tablets Aspercreme Coricidin D. Decongestant Tablets Aspirin Uniserts (Rectal) Coricidin Tablets Aspirin 15gram Delayed Release Tablets Cosprin Tablets Aspirin 800mg Tablets Cosprin 325 Tablets Aspirin 800mg SR Cosprin 650 Tablets Aspirin and Codeine Phosphate Tablets Coumadin CP-2 Tablets Halfprin Damason-P Haltron Tab Darvon Compound Pulvules Hep-Lock Darvon Compound-65 Heparin Darvon with A.S.A. Pulvules Ibufen-200 Dasin Capsules Ibuprin Daypro Caplets IBU-TAB Ibuprofen Tablets Diflunisal Tablets Ibuprofen Tablets Dinol Tablets Idenal Tab Dimetapp Sinus Caps Indocin Supp./Oral Suspension/SR Capsules Disalcid Tablets/Capsules Indomethacin Caplets Doan’s Pills Isollyl Improved Capsules Dolobid Tablets Orudis Orphengesic Os-Cal-Gesic Tablets Oruvail Capsules Pabalate -SF Tablets Pabalate P-A-C Revised Formula Pain Reliever Tabs Pamprin Max. Pain Relief Caplets PediaProfen Suspension Pepto-Bismol Tablets and Suspension Percodan And Percodan –Demi Tablets Persistin Tablets Phenylbutazone Ponstel Kapseals Propoxyphene HCI/Aspirin Formula Propoxyphene Compound –65 Relafen Tablets Regular Strength Ascriptin Tablets Robaxisal Tablets Rowasa (5-ASA) Roxiprin Tablets Rufen Tablets S-A-C Tablets Saleto Tablets Salicysal Salocol Tablets Sine-Off Sinus Medicine Tablets-Aspirin SK-65 Compound Capsules Sloprin Soma Compound Tablets Soma Compound with Codeine Tablets St. Joseph Aspirin for Childred St. Joseph Cold Tablets for Childred Salflex Tablets St. Joseph’s Adult Chewable Aspirin Caps Stanback Tablets and Powder Sulindac Supac SupacTablets Surasal Tablets Synalgos Capsules Synalgos –DC Capsules Tablets and Caplets Talwin Compound Talwin Compound Tablets Uvsinus Inlay Tabs Verin Vanquish Caplets Voltaren Opthalmic Sol. Voltaren Tablets/X-R Tablets Yutopar Tablets Vioxx


SUPPLEMENTS TO DISCONTINUE DURING THE PREOPERATIVE PERIOD

The “natural products” listed below may be beneficial for a variety of ailments, but THEIR USE AROUND THE TIME OF SURGERY MAY NOT BE DESIRABLE. Therefore, it is advisable to stop taking these products to avoid problems with surgery and anesthesia. If time permits, discontinue the use of these products TWO WEEKS prior to surgery and TWO WEEKS after surgery.

Specific nutritional supplements that should be discontinued include:

Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) Echinacea (Echinacea augusifolia) Feverfew (Tanacetum paithenium) Fish Oil Capsules Garlic (Allium sativum) Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Ginkgo Biloba Ginseng (Panax ginsenglPanax quinquefolium)

Hawthorne (Crataegus laevigata) Kava Kava (Piper methystlcum) Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Ma Huang (Ephedra sinlca) Melatonin Red Clover {Trifolium pratense) St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perloratum) Valerian (Valeriana offlcinaiis) Vitamin E Yohimbe (Corynanthe yohlmbe)