Everything You Need to Know Before Your Thermage Appointment
Ready for tighter, smoother skin? Not so fast. Before you show up for your appointment, you’ll need to make sure you’ve read and understand everything on this list. Otherwise, there’s a chance we won’t be able to treat you, and no one wants that.
Things To Avoid
TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT...
Avoid incidental or direct sun, tanning beds, spray-tans and self-tanners. If you are out and about, apply sunblock (with at least SPF 50!) and use barrier protection such as wide-brimmed hats, large sunglasses and protective clothing.
THREE DAYS BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT...
Stop using any topical prescription products on areas being treated.
THE DAY OF YOUR TREATMENT...
Makeup, lotion, sunscreen and literally everything else you might put on your skin must be removed from the area being treated before your appointment. If you forget this one, we’ll have wipes on hand.
EARLY IS THE NEW ON-TIME
Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time to ensure we can treat you. If you’re more than 5 minutes late, we may have to reschedule.
A Few More Things We Need to Know
Any changes to your medical history
New diagnosis? New pregnancy? New medications? We need to know. Please tell us, as some medical conditions and medications are not compatible with radiofrequency treatments. It may be necessary to reschedule your appointment, as your health and safety are always our top priority!
If you get cold sores
If you have a history of HSV-1 and are treating the lower face, we recommend you take an antiviral medication starting 24-48 hours before your treatment to prevent an outbreak, and continuing for three to five days after. Contact your primary care provider if you need prescription medication.
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