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Who Should Not Undergo A Treatment?

Each of the following is a contraindication to our facials. If you are uncertain about any of the below, please contact your Local Skin Laundry. Your Skin Laundry treatment provider will also assess your skin prior to treatment to ensure it is at baseline and ready for treatment.

Applicable to all Skin Laundry Treatments:

LIGHT INDUCED SEIZURES

Please check with your neurologist if you are uncertain.

ACTIVE INFECTION OR INFLAMMATORY SKIN CONDITION

Including open, non-healed cold sores and current/active rash, eczema, or psoriasis flare up.

PHOTOSENSITIZING MEDICATIONS

Antibiotics, such as Doxycycline, Tetracycline, Sulfonamides - must wait one week after the last dose. Topical Therapy, such as 5-fluorouracil - must wait one week after completion of therapy. Photodynamic Therapy - must wait 2 weeks after completion of therapy.
Oral Retinoids (Isotretinoin, Accutane) - must wait 6 months after the last dose.
Chemotherapy - please check with your oncologist as some chemo medications can be photosensitizing.
Diuretics may be photosensitizing.
Please note, our medical team will review all medications being taken prior to treatment and will assess the skin to ensure it is at baseline and ready for treatment.

HISTORY OF SKIN CANCER ON THE AREA BEING TREATED

Requires medical clearance form. Please download HERE and consult your dermatologist.

VITILIGO

Based on your skin assessment and consultation, our Skin Laundry medical providers may clear you for treatment as long as vitiligo has never been present on the treatment area.

BOTOX/FILLERS WITHIN PREVIOUS 5 DAYS

ANY OTHER NON-SKIN LAUNDRY TREATMENTS

Laser, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or microneedling, dermaplaning, within the previous 2 weeks. (after laser hair removal - wait one week before Skin Laundry facial). Healing stages may vary and your skin will be assessed during consultation.

CURRENT SUNBURN ON AREA BEING TREATED

SPRAY TAN/SELF-TANNING LOTION ON TREATMENT AREA WITHIN PREVIOUS
1 WEEK

ANY PAST SYSTEMIC THERAPY WITH GOLD

Whether injection-based, intravenous or oral.

Fractional / Ultra Duo Specific Contraindications:

  • Collagen disorder (ie. Lupus)
  • Any invasive/ablative treatments, such as Fraxel, CO2 laser, in previous 1 month
  • Any medications causing impaired wound healing in prior 3 months
  • Pregnancy and/or breastfeeding

OTHER PRECAUTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR MEDICAL TEAM.

This section is for your information only. If any of these apply you may still be treated.
These are not contraindications:

  • If you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, please notify Skin Laundry staff. Prior to receiving any Skin Laundry Laser treatments, Skin Laundry recommends that pregnant and/or breastfeeding clients notify and receive clearance from their OB/GYN physician. While Skin Laundry treatments have not been associated with an increased risk of adverse reactions in clients who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, nor would they be expected to, it's best to consult with your OB/GYN prior to undergoing any cosmetic treatment. Skin Laundry Thermo Fractional treatments are not performed during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
  • Those with a history of cold sores should be aware that they may be triggered by heat/light and prophylactic antiviral medication is recommended.
  • Those with known keloid scarring may have increased risk of keloid formation. Hypertrophic or keloid scars will be avoided during treatment.
  • For bearded clients, it's ideal to come in clean shaven or with only up to 2 days stubble, as we will avoid areas with facial hair growth.

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