I hereby authorize the practitioner, and any delegated associates to perform Non-Ablative Skin Therapy on me. I understand that this procedure works on promoting vibrant and healthy looking skin by creating a thermal response in the dermis that stimulates new collagen. I understand that multiple treatments are required and it is possible the result will be minimal or not help at all.
I am aware of the following possible experiences/risks:
- DISCOMFORT – A slight warming sensation may be experienced during treatment.
- REDNESS/SWELLING/BRUISING – Short term redness (erythema) or swelling (edema) of the treated area is common and may occur. There also may be some bruising.
- PIGMENT CHANGES (Skin Color) – During the healing process, there is a possibility that the treated area can become either lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation) in color compared to the surrounding skin.This is usually temporary, but, on a rare occasion, it may be permanent.
- WOUNDS – Treatment can result in burning, blistering, or bleeding of the treated areas. If any of these occur,please call our office.
- INFECTION – Infection is a possibility whenever the skin surface is disrupted, although proper wound care should prevent this. If signs of infection develop, such as pain, heat, or surrounding redness, please call our office.
- SCARRING – Scarring is a rare occurrence, but it is a possibility if the skin surface is disrupted. To minimize the chances of scarring, it is IMPORTANT that you follow all post-treatment instructions carefully.
- EYE EXPOSURE – Protective eyewear (shields) will be provided. It is important to keep these shields on at all times during the treatment in order to protect your eyes from injury.
The following points have been discussed with me:
- Potential benefits of the proposed procedure
- Possible alternative procedures such as topicals, microdermabrasion, or surgery
- Probability of success
- Reasonably anticipated consequences if the procedure is not performed
- Most likely possible complications/risks involved with the proposed procedure and subsequent healing period
For women of childbearing age: By signing below I indicate that I am not pregnant. Furthermore, I agree to keep the practitioner and staff informed should I become pregnant during the course of treatment. Photographic documentation will be taken.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW, I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THIS PERMISSION FORM FOR NON ABLATIVE LASER TREATMENT, AND THAT THE DISCLOSURES REFERRED TO HEREIN WERE MADE TO ME.