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.
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.
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.