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Duplex (Morpheus and C02) Beverly Hills, CA

Duplex (Morpheus and C02)

Pre Instructions:

  • Patients must not be using incompatible medications such as anticoagulants or the use of Accutane within the last 12 months.
  • Patients with a history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) please notify our office prior to treatment for prophylactic medications.
  • Sun and UV lamp exposure should be avoided for one month prior to treatment for full face C02 laser or 2 weeks for C02 laser around eye area.
  • Start Arnica the day before the procedure to help reduce swelling and healing time.
  • Please allow at least 1-2 hours for your appointment There will be 30 to 60 minutes of numbing before the treatment begins.
  • Please note that if scheduled areas for treatment include chest, neck, or hands, the associated down-time (redness, tenderness, and swelling) will be longer. Count on at least 1 week of redness, discomfort and swelling.
  • Stainless steel ocular shields are inserted for safety measures when the area around the eyes is treated. Please remove contact lenses prior to your arrival.
  • Eat a light breakfast the morning of your laser treatment.
  • Have someone available to take you home after your treatment, especially if you plan to take anxiety or pain medication prior to the procedure.
  • Arrive on time for your laser treatment with clean skin. Female patients should not wear any makeup / mascara, lotions, powders or perfumes on or around the areas to be treated. Male patients should shave the morning of their treatment but should not apply lotions or aftershave on or around the areas being treated.
  • If needed, bring your eyeglasses.
  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and shoes.
  • Prepare your post-care soaks: 2 tsp of white vinegar in a quart of water (place in a pitcher in the fridge).
  • Bring a large hat with you to the visit.

CO2 Aftercare Instructions:

  • Patients may apply cool compresses immediately after treatment. Some patients report a “hot” feeling, which lasts a few hours to a few days.Cool compresses (gauze soaked in 2 tsp white vinegar per 1 qt water…keep this mixture in the refrigerator) x 10 minutes, 3-5 times a day.
  • Patients can gently wash area with warm water 3 times a day starting the morning after your treatment. Then immediately ointment for at least 1 week.
  • Patients should apply an occlusive ointment (Skin Medica kit) or Aquaphor to prevent direct contact between the treated tissue and the air during the healing process. The use of occlusive ointment improves patient comfort, and reduces the sensation of pain and burning by preventing air from contacting the treated region.
  • Patients should not “pick at” or aggressively scrub the skin – and should allow it to gently exfoliate during the washing process.
  • Sleeping with head elevated on pillows (head above heart) the first few nights post treatment can help minimize swelling.
  • Take antihistamines (Claritin, zyrtec, allegra, benadryl) or add a couple of drops of olive oil for itching.
  • Wear a protective hat or visor the first 6 weeks while outdoors.
  • Avoid dirty, dusty environments, painting, hairsprays, perfumes while skin is healing
  • Avoid mechanical exfoliation for 4 weeks.
  • Patients may start using Oxygenetix (mineral makeup) 1 week after the treatment or after skin is healed.
  • Topical ointment may be applied to the face- Avene Kit SOS
    • AM:
      • 1st: Cleansing Lotion
      • 2nd: Thermal Spray Water
      • 3rd: Tolerance Extreme Cream – moisturizer
      • 4th: Restorative Skin Cream- cream to speed recovery
      • 5th: SPF
    • PM:
      • 1st: Cleansing Lotion
      • 2nd: Thermal Spray Water
        (Facial Compress and Tolerance Extreme Mask can be used on Day 1 & Day 2 after cleansing the face, then resume next steps. Face Compress and Mask are used to calm and hydrate the skin.)
      • 3rd: Tolerance Extreme Cream – moisturizer
      • 4th: Restorative Skin Cream- cream to speed recover

Long-term care (protect your investment):

  • Retinoids safe beginning 2 weeks after the procedure; begin twice weekly, then increase frequency as tolerated
  • Avoid direct sunlight and sunbathing.
  • Start sunblock application once skin has started to scab (recommended Elta MD) apply 30 minutes before exposure (even just to go to work); reapply every 1-2 hours, as all sunblock is good for only 80 minutes.
  • Avoid spray-on tans, hair dyes (including brow tints) while dots are present, as the dye will show the grid.
  • You may have another procedure as soon as 6 months (great for deep wrinkles or acne scars)…the healing time will be shorter the subsequent treatments, despite lasering deeper, because you have collagen built from the first treatment.

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