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.
LIGHT INDUCED SEIZURES
Please check with your neurologist if you are uncertain.
Including open, non-healed cold sores.
Tetracyclines, Sulfonamides- must wait one week after the last dose. Oral Retinoids (Isotretinoin, Accutane)- must wait 6 months after the last dose. Photodynamic therapy or 5-fluorouracil- must wait one week after these treatments before receiving Skin Laundry facials. Chemotherapy- please check with your oncologist as some chemo medications can be photosensitizing. Diuretics may be photosensitizing.
HISTORY OF SKIN CANCER ON THE AREA BEING TREATED
Requires medical clearance form. Please download here and consult your dermatologist.
May still have treatment if vitiligo has never been present on area being treated.
BOTOX/FILLERS WITHIN PREVIOUS 5 DAYS
ANY OTHER NON-SKIN LAUNDRY LASER TREATMENTS, 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/ SUN EXPOSURE ON AREA BEING TREATED
Recent sun tan or sunburn is contraindicated to Skin Laundry laser treatment. We recommend no sun exposure on the area(s) being treated at least 5 days prior and 5 days post laser to prevent irritation and/or adverse reactions
SPRAY TAN/SELF-TANNING LOTION ON TREATMENT AREA WITHIN PREVIOUS 1 WEEK
ANY PAST SYSTEMIC THERAPY WITH GOLD
Whether injection-based, intravenous or oral.
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:
- 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 should be educated about their increased risk of keloid formation. Okay to treat, just avoid area of hypertrophic or keloid scar.
- 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.
- Carbon facial not permitted during pregnancy.