Most people tolerate the infusion well, but there are a few conditions that make the infusion unsafe. for example: Have you been told that you have CHF (Congestive Hearth Failure) this is not safe for you.
Are you on dialysis or have you been told to start dialysis? Then NO IV INFUSION is safe for you.
Have you been told you have end-stage renal disease? 🡪 Schedule Free Consult to discuss further.
Have you been told that you have a decreased GFR or decreased kidney function?
If patient knows their most recent GFR and can bring a lab <3months old, then no pre-screen labs are needed.
If patient doesn’t know their GFR or they don’t have a lab result within three months, then labs are recommended.
The labs can be drawn with their first infusion and costs $25 for CMP (LIVER and KIDNEY function)
Have you been told that you have “G6PD Deficiency”?
YES – May still receive Myer’s with Vitamin C (max 10G) due to risk of hemolysis.
NO/ UNKNOWN – May still receive with max of 10G Vitamin C. Nurse will discuss the test at the first appointment.
This test can be ordered through the clinic or they can choose to use their insurance (cost is unknown and dependent on insurance coverage.
A few simple guidelines before your treatment can make a difference:
If you develop a fever, cold/flu, or currently have a cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, you must reschedule (we will not treat you).
It is recommended, if you have a special event or vacation coming up that you schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance (we prefer 3-4).
If you are being treated in the lip area and have a history of Herpes (cold sores) with outbreaks more than 4 times a year some practitioners recommend that you are pretreated with medication. This office recommends Valtrex 2 grams the day before or the morning of the treatment and then another 2 grams 12 hours after the first dose.
Discontinue use of anti-inflammatory drugs (steroidal and non-steroidal) such as: Aspirin, Motrin, Naprosen, Ibuprofen at least 3 days to 1 week before your appointment.
We “want” inflammation, this is one of the mechanisms of how this treatment does its work.
If you are currently taking or have been on Systemic use of Corticosteroids (steroids) within 2 weeks of treatment, we cannot treat you.
Consult your physician for approval to discontinue use of steroids and receive treatment.
Discontinue the use of any other blood thinning agents such as: Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s and DHA’s) etc. at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising and bleeding.
It is recommended that you avoid: alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplements, spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment. (All of these factors may increase risk of bruising).
● We ask that you are freshly showered or bathed with completely clean skin, without lotions, oils, creams or fragrances of any kind before coming in.
● The treatment area should be shaved completely prior to treatment. Legs should be shaved no sooner than 24 hours prior to your appointment to avoid irritation.
● Do not wax, tweeze, depilate, or use chemical depilatories between laser treatments. Since the laser targets the root of the hair, it must be present for the treatment to be effective. Shaving is the only form of hair removal recommended during the course of your treatments. A charge of $75 or more will be added if the laser tech shaves the treatment area.
● Avoid sun exposure to the treatment area, and do not use UV tanning beds at all for two weeks before treatment.
● Use a broad-spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 or above on a daily basis (rain or shine).
● Do not use any topical products that cause photosensitivity (e.g. hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, retinals, and benzoyl peroxide) in the treatment areas for three days before treatment. Use a gentle cleanser and lotion on treated areas.
● If you are taking any medications, like anticoagulants, antibiotics, NSAIDs, etc., contact our office prior to your appointment.
● Do not have BOTOX-injections, dermal filler injections, chemical peels or microdermabrasion in the treatment area for at least 14 days before laser hair removal.
● For women; must not be pregnant or lactating.
Avoid microneedling 2-4 weeks before VI Peel
● Avoid sun exposure 1 week before VI Peel
● Avoid waxing, threading, or depilatory creams for 10-14 days before VI Peel
● Avoid electrolysis and laser treatments for 7 days before VI Peel
● Avoid using a Retin-a 3 days before VI Peel
Stop using anyskincare products such as retinol, glycolic acid, etc. 3 days before treatment.
No tanning 4 days before treatment.
Continue using gentle cleanser or mild soap until the day of treatment.
No botox, Fillers or cosmetics procedures 3 weeks before treatment.
No perfumed/fragranced lotions 2 days before treatment