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AviClear Pre Treatment Instructions:

  • Let your AviClear provider know if you have used Isotretinoin (Accutane) within the last 6 months.

  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) for a few days before treatment.

  • Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, vitamin C/ascorbic acid, astringents, etc.

  • Avoid prolonged suntanning or self-tanners prior to and during the treatment regimen.

    • Includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.

  • Notify your AviClear provider with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.

  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an antiviral prescription prior to treatment. Please let your AviClear provider know if you have a history of cold sores.

  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved

AviClear Post Treatment Instructions:

  •  Immediately post-treatment, apply a broad- spectrum (UVA/UVB) SPF 30 sunblock, which should be applied at least once daily. 

  • Cold compresses or chilled gel packs may be applied post-treatment for your comfort. • If a blister develops, contact your AviClear provider. 

  • Starting the morning after treatment, wash you face with a gentle cleanser, followed by a gentle moisturizer every day twice a day for a few days.

  • Resume regular skincare regimen a few days after treatment.

  • Makeup can be applied the day after treatment.

  • Start applying UVA/UVB 30 SPF sunblock DAILY, starting the morning after treatment.

  • Sunblock should be applied at least once daily, reapplying every 90-minutes if outside.

  • Direct sun exposure should be minimized throughout the duration of the treatment regimen.

  • Most patients will experience mild redness of the treatment area, lasting up to one day post-treatment.

  • Some patients experience dryness and itching of the treatment area up to four weeks post-treatment.

    • Use a gentle moisturizer (e.g., CeraVe, Cetaphil).

  • Roughly half of AviClear patients may experience post-inflammatory flareups after one or all their treatments.

    • Condition may worsen before it improves

    • Typically occurs a few days post-treatment 

    • Can last a few weeks post-treatment

    • Non-comedogenic makeup for acne-prone skin is okay to cover

    • To help decrease the risk of flare-ups that could lead to hyperpigmentation, patients can take Loratadine (Claritin®), an over-the-counter non-drowsy antihistamine, for 3  to 7 days post treatment.

    • Over the counter benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoids can help minimize breakouts.

  • Avoid heat (hot tubs, saunas, etc.) for 1-2 days post-treatment.

  • Limit any exercise or activity that can cause sweating for 24 hours post-treatment.

  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days after treatment:

    • Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolicsalicylic acids, vitamin C/ascorbic acid, astringents, etc.

  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks after treatment:

    • Waxing, depilatories, etc. •

  • Contact your AviClear provider with any concerns such as swelling with or without pustules, blistering, excessive or prolonged redness/swelling, etc.

 

Good Skincare Tips to Remember:

  • Remember to wash your face every morning and night and after working out/sweating.

  • Benzoyl peroxide or a retinoid product (starting a few days after treatment) can prevent clogged pores.

  • Every morning and evening, apply non-comedogenic moisturizer to prevent rebound oiliness.

  • Use UVA/UVB sunblock daily.

  • Shampoo your hair regularly if it’s long or touches your face/back.

  • Stick to your treatment regimen, trying too many new acne treatments can irritate your skin.

  • Don’t touch or pick your face.

  • Wash makeup brushes, pillowcases, sheets, etc. regularly.

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