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Pre & Post Radio Frequency (RF) Instructions

RF/ Non-Ablative PRE

  • Avoid sun exposure (apply sunscreen daily and do not tan at all – including self-tanner) for 2 to 3 weeks before and after treatments.
  • Do not use any retinol products (or products containing tretinoin) or exfoliants on the area to be treated for one week. Avoid Accutane (or isotretinoin products) for 6 months prior. Let your doctor know if you have a history of hyperpigmentation.
  • You must notify the technician if you have had any cosmetic tattooing on or near the area to be treated.
  • Photosensitizing medications including doxycycline and minocycline should be discontinued three days prior to the treatment.
  • Anticipate a social “down-time” of 3-5 days before any redness, swelling has subsided.

RF Non-Ablative Post

  • Avoid sun exposure (apply sunscreen daily and do not tan at all – including self-tanner) for 2 to 3 weeks before and after treatments.
  • Do not use any retinol products (or products containing tretinoin) or exfoliants on the area to be treated for one week. Avoid Accutane (or isotretinoin products) for 6 months prior. Let your doctor know if you have a history of hyperpigmentation.
  • You must notify the technician if you have had any cosmetic tattooing on or near the area to be treated.
  • Photosensitizing medications including doxycycline and minocycline should be discontinued three days prior to the treatment.
  • Anticipate a social “down-time” of 3-5 days before any redness, swelling has subsided.

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