Who is a suitable candidate for VPL treatment?
Anyone who wants younger looking skin! A full consultation will be carried out in private with our doctor. Your suitability will be assessed, followed by a treatment plan tailored to suit your individual needs. The consultation provides you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Can I have other types of treatment while undergoing VPL?
This will depend entirely on the type of treatment you are considering, and you will be advised of its compatibility with VPL during your consultation. However, inclusion of other types of treatment into your VPL procedure is often recommended to achieve optimal results.
What should I be aware of before VPL treatment?
If you have recently been in the sun or in a tanning salon, you will need to wait at least four to six weeks before commencing VPL. It is important that you avoid exposure to the sun as well as sunbeds for another four to six weeks after treatment. A commitment to stay out of the sun is necessary because treating tanned skin increases the possibility of unwanted side effects, such as pigmentation (colour) changes to your skin.
– If you are planning a holiday in the sun we can help you plan your treatments around your holiday.
– If you are pregnant, it is advisable to wait until after you have had the baby before considering treatment.
– If you are using or have used Roaccutane you must have finished this medication for at least six months before beginning VPL treatment.
What must I do after receiving treatment?
Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the skin or exposing it to additional heat or friction such as hot showers, baths, steam rooms, saunas and hairdryers. The avoidance of heavy exercise for up to two days after treatment is also recommended, to prevent the skin from sweating and causing redness.
How do I prepare for treatment?
Patients should avoid tanning one month ahead of treatment and also during the entire treatment itself. The reason is that immediately after the treatment, the skin is especially sensitive to UV light and strong sunlight. Patients should avoid exposing themselves to strong sunlight for 4-5 day after treatment.