I authorize Anti-Aging Centers of Connecticut LLC and its designated staff to perform Laser Hair Removal on my body. I understand that Laser Hair Removal is an FDA-approved treatment method for removing unwanted hair. I have been advised of the possible adverse reactions as well as the Pre-, Intra- and Post-treatment care which are as follows:
The Laser causes mild discomfort which can be minimized by applying an anesthetic cream approximately 45 minutes prior to each treatment. The DCD or cooling device will be used with the Laser to minimize epidermal damage & pain.
If superficial crusts form, they should resolve with the gentle care we describe in the aftercare instructions and the office.
Temporary color changes such as hyper pigmentation, which is a brown discoloration, or hypo pigmentation, which is a skin lightening, may occur. While these can take 3 to 6 months to resolve, they rarely lead to permanent scarring (less than 1% Avoiding sun exposure/tanning beds/self tanners/spray tans before and after reduces the risk of color change. The use of an SPF 46 or higher on the areas of the face/body receiving Laser treatment is highly recommended.
PERSISTANCE OF HAIR
Evaluation of Laser Hair Removal is on going, but studies and clinical experiences suggest that multiple treatments produce long-term hair loss approximately 75-85%. Although some clients respond better than others, most clients will experience progressive hair loss with each treatment. Women’s faces and other male patterned areas on women and men’s backs are areas that are notoriously persistent and may require more maintenance than the average 9-12 treatments due to hormones, age and ethnic backgrounds.
755 nm and 1064 nm Lasers are NOT effective on blonde, red, white or grey hairs. Lasers are NOT as effective on fine hairs. A rare, but potential side effect of lasering fine hairs is stimulation of new follicles. Periodic maintenance may be required to maintain results.
Avoid the sun:
- 7-14 days before and after YAG treatments (tan skin & dark skin) with dark brown to black hair only
- 4-6 weeks before and 1 week after GentleLASE Alexandrite treatment (light skin with no tan)
You MUST avoid bleaching/NAIR and self tanners for 1 week, and avoid plucking or waxing hair for 2-4 weeks prior to treatment.
If you have a history of perioral herpes, prophylatic antiviral therapy may be started the day before treatment and continued 1 week
Avoid antibiotics prior to treatment for 1-2 weeks to avoid photosensitivity. For clients treating their face, please discontinue Retin A for
at least 1 week, no Accutane in prior 6 months, no injectable filler for 4 weeks prior to treatment, and no Botox 1 week before and 1
The laser seeks melanin and is attracted to dark colors. Please wear white or light colored undergarments if you are treating your bikini
Tanned skin can be treated with the GentleYAG laser but avoiding direct exposure to the sun or tanning beds in the treatment area is
always recommended for at least one week before and after treatments. Please call the office and make the staff aware if there is any
color change to skin in the treated area before treatment.
Skin should be free of all products: makeup, deodorant, creams, oils, etc.
The skin is cleaned and shaved or left with one day of new growth.
Safety considerations are important during the laser procedure. Protective eye wear will be worn by the client and all personnel during