Harbour Vascular - Dr Mayo Theivendran
Harbour Vascular Laboratory
Bulk-Billed Ultrasounds

Cutera Pre and Post-Op

How to prepare for your procedure and what to expect after your procedure

PRIOR TO TREATMENT

Makeup
Make-up

If you are having treatment on your face, do not wear makeup on the day of treatment.

Tanning
Tanning

No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment. This includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.

Medications
Medications

Some medications or supplements may increase the risk bruising. Consult with your physician.

Waxing
Waxing

Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc.)

Anti-viral Prescription
Anti-viral prescription

History of herpes or cold soles may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.

AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

Sun Exposure
Sun exposure

Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage

Bruising & Redness
Bruising & Redness

Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time. A “bug bite look” is common and usually resolves in 1-2 days

Avoid Heat
Avoid heat

You should avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days

Avoid Skin Irritants
Avoid Skin Irritants

You should avoid skin irritants a few days post-treatment. This include products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc.

LEG VEIN TREATMENTS ONLY

Compression Stockings
Compression stockings

20-30mm/hg are optional

Avoid High Impact Activity
Avoid high impact activity

For 3-5 days

Hemosiderin Staining
Hemosiderin staining

(Brown staining) may occur and usually resolves with time (can take 12 months). In some rare cases may be permanent. Strict avoidance of sun exposure may decrease risk of permanent hemosiderin staining.

Large leg veins may take many months to resolve and should not be re-treated before then.

  Questions

Consult with clinic about when to resume skin care regime. Feel free to contact with any questions you may have.

Concerns

Notify clinic of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)

For appointments and enquiries:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Fax: (02) 9182 7533

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