Laser treatment – general information (contraindications, preparation before treatment, aftercare)

Each laser treatment should be preceded by a consultation with a doctor or a cosmetologist. During the consultation, thorough medical history should be taken, and laser testing carried out. This enables the physician to select the most suitable parameters.

Contraindications to laser procedures:

  • pregnancy and breastfeeding,
  • fresh suntan,
  • taking photosensitising medication or herbs (retinoids, St. John’s wort),
  • albinism, psoriasis,
  • epilepsy,
  • atopic dermatitis,
  • diabetes,
  • blood clotting disorders, taking blood-thinning medication,
  • hypertension, heart diseases,
  • allergy to anaesthetics,
  • cancer,
  • HIV infection, AIDS,
  • hepatitis B and C,
  • polycystic ovaries syndrome,
  • Accutane treatment (6 months after the end of treatment),
  • using local or systemic steroids,
  • antibiotic therapy (one month after the end of treatment),
  • active infection and inflammation of the skin,
  • using vitamin A (retinol) or alcohol-based medication or cosmetics,
  • drinking alcohol within 24 hrs before the procedure.

Medical consultation

Medical consultation before aesthetic medicine treatment 100 zloty *
Check-up after treatment 0 zloty

*The consultation fee is included in the treatment price. If the treatment goes ahead, the patient only pays for the treatment.

 

Before treatment, the doctor or cosmetologist removes make-up and other impurities from the skin. A protective cover is placed over the eyes to protect them. The laser head with the cooling system is applied to the skin and the laser beam emitted.

Aftercare

What to do after laser treatment:

  • avoid sun tanning: do not sun tan for at least 4 weeks after the procedure,
  • avoid exposure to the sun: for at least 1 month after the procedure always protect the skin with a SPF 50+ filter,
  • exercise, sauna: for 4-5 days avoid any activity that can cause dilation of blood vessels,
  • moisturising: after treatment, the skin should be moisturised with moisturising creams 2-3 times a day,
  • make-up: if there are any skin lesions, applying make-up to the treated area should be avoided for approx. 4-5 days after
  • treatment; otherwise make-up can be applied the following day,
  • medical treatment: in the very rare cases of skin scabbing, it may be necessary to apply an antibiotic cream; if there is very
  • strong itching, a mild steroid cream; any medication is prescribed by the doctor,
  • check-up: approx. 4-6 weeks after the procedure the patient should come in for a check-up to evaluate the treatment results
  • and assess if further treatment is recommended;

For several days after the procedure:

  • do not use soap, rectified spirit or alcohol-based toners,
  • do not use peels,
  • do not sponge or towel the treated area,
  • do not irritate the skin in the treated area.