Pre-PDT Instructions

  1. It is imperative to protect the treated skin from the sun for a full 4 weeks prior to PDT. This is best accomplished by the use of SPF 30 sunscreen daily (containing zinc oxide) and a hat worn during times of greater exposure to the sun’s rays. Any tan or “color” from the sun can increase the chance of discoloration. Artificial tanners should be stopped 3 weeks before treatment.
  2. Wash your face well just prior to your appointment to remove any make-up or creams.
  3. Come to the office with a hat as you will need to protect your skin diligently for the 48 hours post procedure.
  4. Let us know if you frequently get cold sores on the lip so we may prescribe medication to prevent a flare after the procedure.