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Fractional RF

Contraindications

  • Patients with electrical devices such as the following: pacemakers, metal implants, artificial metal hip joints, heart valves, or dental plates cannot be treated as the radio frequency may interfere with these devices.
  • Current history of skin cancer or any other type of cancer.
  • Current history of premalignant moles or cardiac diseases.
  • History of diseases that may be stimulated by wavelengths or light such as the following: lupus erythematosus, porphyria, and epilepsy.
  • History of diseases that may be stimulated by heat, such as recurrent herpes.
  • History of diseases that impair the immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as AIDS, HIVS, Herpes, etc.
  • Excessively tanned skin from the sun, tanning lotions, or tanning beds within the last 2 to 4 weeks may interfere with the treatment.
  • Any active skin conditions on treatment area such as the following: sores, psoriasis, eczema, and/or rashes. Tattoos or permanent makeup over the treatment area may impair results as well.
  • History of skin disorders such as keloids, abnormal wound healing, or medically diagnosed fragile skin.
  • Use of medications that are known to induce photosensitivity to light and wavelengths such as Retin-A, Isotretinoin (Accutane), Tetracyclines, or St John’s wort.
  • Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within the last 6 months that are not completed healed.
  • If you are now pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are trying to become pregnant.

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid excessive Alcohol, Aspirin, NSAIDS, Fish Oils, Vitamin E, Retin A, Retinols, Vitamin A at least 24 hours prior to your treatment day.
  • Stop using topical retinoids 1 week prior to treatment.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure, tanning beds, or tanning lotions 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, they may put you on an antiviral medication prior to treatment.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Redness is to be expected and will subside after. If needed, apply a cold compression to treated area.
  • Do not exercise and avoid physical activity for 48 hours.
  • Avoid heat and steam for 72 hours.
  • Men must avoid shaving treatment area for 48 hours.
  • Avoid applying makeup for 36-48 hours on treatment area.