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PICOSURE PRO - Pre + Post Care Instructions

Picosure Pro Pre-Instructions:

  • Precautions to take before your light-based treatment: 

  • No sun exposure, tanning beds and sunless tanning cream for 4 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of Posttreatment complications. 

  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun and it is recommended to make this a part of your skin care routine. 

  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment. 

  • Be sure to inform your care provider if you have ever had cosmetic tattoos or cosmetic pigmentation or permanent makeup applied near the area of treatment 

Picosure Pro Post-Care Instructions:


  • Cleanse the treated area at least daily with water and mild soap, and then pat the area dry. 

  • Do not rub or scratch the treated area. 

  • If crusting/scabbing occurs, do not shave or pick areas. Apply Aquaphor ointment (tattoo) or other moisturizer (face) to the area 2-3 times a day. Keep the area moist, and let the crusting/scabbing resolve on its own. 

  • If you are prone to breakouts or have oily skin, consider waiting 24 hours before applying any topical products 

  • Discomfort may be relieved by cold gel packs and/or an over the counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen. 

  • Avoid contact sports or any other activity that could cause injury of the treated area. 

  • Avoid swimming, soaking or using hot tubs/whirlpools until the skin heals. 

  • Contact our physician if there is any indication of infection (redness, tenderness or pus). 

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