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Together we achieve success! Following the pre-treatment instructions for your service will help you achieve the best results and outcome from your service.

It is important to read, understand, and follow all pre-treatment instructions before arriving to your appointment. If you have any questions regarding any of the information below please contact us at 1-888-553-4247. It is very important that you inform your technician at the consult of any of the pre-treatment precautions that concern you.

APPOINTMENT CANCELLATION POLICY

Permanent Choice sees clients by appointment only. In an effort to decrease unnecessary costs and to contain our fees, we maintain a No Show/Cancellation Policy for all clients. All scheduled appointments at the Permanent Choice require a credit card or debit card to hold an appointment time, including the free consultation.

We require any appointment that is no longer needed or unable to be kept must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Any appointment missed, cancelled or rescheduled with less than a 24 hour notice will be subject to a $25.00 fee. All appointments must be cancelled over the phone. Due to the sensitivity of cancellations and our schedule availability appointments cannot be cancelled by email. Appointment fees will be charged to your card on file. If a card is not on file you will be billed for the missed appointment. All appointment fees must be paid in full prior to booking another appointment.

PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Permanent Choice limits the procedures that are offered to women who are pregnant. If you are currently pregnant or become pregnant during your course of treatments please let us know in advance. We may need to modify or postpone your treatments until after you give birth.

For all hair removal treatments, if you have not seen hair regrowing in the treatment area please contact us a minimum of two days in advance of your appointment to reschedule. We will push your appointment one to two weeks into the future inorder to wait for the new growth to appear.

Electrolysis

For electrolysis we need there to be three to four days of hair growth present when you arrive to each of your sessions. Once you begin sessions you can no longer tweeze, wax, epilate or thread the area being treated. We recommend not tweezing for four days to two weeks prior to your first treatment. Please contact us by phone or speak with your technician on the duration of time since you last tweezed and your first visit at Permanet Choice.

Chemical peels or facials should be avoided one week before and one week after treatment of the same area. The Vi Peel and TCA peels should be avoided two weeks before and two weeks after your electrolysis treatment.

Treatments should be repeated every two to four weeks for maximum effectiveness. Electrolysis works best when the hairs are in the active growing phase. For the maximum result we recommend not waiting more than two to three weeks once you have seen the new hair growth appear.

If you have a history of cold sores, electrolysis and laser around the mouth may trigger this to occur. If you would like to take preventative action or feel a cold sore developing we are able to call in an Acyclovir prescription for you. When calling please let us know your date of birth and the pharmacy where you would like to pick up your prescription.

Adverse reactions are very rare and can be unpredictable. Due to this, we will not perform a procedure two weeks prior to a special event (e.g. wedding, reunion, interview, etc).

First Appointment:

Please arrive ten minutes early to fill out the electrolysis consent card. The card will be set out for you and please begin filling it out when you arrive.

Day of Procedure:

If applicable, apply numbing cream 30-60 minutes prior to treatment. Your technician will remove the product prior to treatment.

 

Laser Hair Removal

It is very important that you check all medications for a light sensitivity or sun sensitivity warning. Sun sensitizing medications including high dose antibiotics. Z-Pac (used to treat various infections including sinus, tooth, bladder, etc) and prescription topical creams cannot be used or taken within 10 DAYS of your laser treatment. Clients will be denied treatment if a light sensitizing medication is last used within 10 days of your appointment.

Extra pigment in the skin will always negatively impact the success of laser treatments and light based treatments. It is important to be at your lightest skin color possible to ensure the most success during the course of your sessions (and completion of sessions in a reasonable number of treatments). Each time you come in for your laser session you need to be the same color in skin tone as your last appointment or lighter. If you are on maintenance treatments you cannot have any extra pigment present in the areas we are treating.

For all treatments at the Permanent Choice, with the exception of electrolysis, clients are required to use a Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB 30 SPF or greater. Sunscreen must be worn at least three weeks prior to your first laser session. The sunscreen must also continue to be worn during the course of your treatments in any area(s) where you are having treatments if exposed to UV light. It is recommended that the sunscreen contain Zinc Oxide. Reapply every two hours when in direct sunlight. If you need a sunscreen recommendation please let us know.

For maximum effectiveness laser treatments should be repeated every 6-8 weeks. Going off schedule for more than one session WILL result in an increased number of treatments to complete your laser sessions. A typical female client over the age of twenty years old will typically need about 6-8 laser treatments. A male client will generally need about 7-12 laser treatments for the body and 8-15 laser treatments for the face. For more information please email us at info@permanentchoice.com. It is always recommend to speak in person with your technician regarding any of your laser hair removal questions but we encourage you if you have any immediate questions to contact us at 952-898-1111.

First Appointment:

Please arrive fifteen minutes early to fill out the laser consents for treatment. Your paperwork will be set out for you and please begin filling it out when you arrive. If you would prefer to have the laser consents emailed to you in advance of your appointment to be filled out and brought to your treatment please let us know.

Day of the Procedure:

For laser hair removal, please come with the area shaved (for the bikini come with the area shaved to the look that you want).**

For large body areas such as the full back, chest and legs, there is an additional $25 fee if we need to shave the area in the appointment. If you are unable to shave, please let us know when you schedule so that we can add additional time to your appointment for shaving.

Clients should arrive to appointments with clean skin, free of lotions, sprays or creams in the treatment area or deodorant if having the underarms treated.

If you have a history of cold sores electrolysis and laser around the mouth may trigger an outbreak. If you would like to take preventative action or feel a cold sore developing we are able to prescribe you an anti-viral prescription such as Acyclovir or Valtrex.

**If you are on maintenance treatments and only need random hairs treated please come in with at least one weeks worth of growth. If a majority of the area needs treatment please shave the area the night before your laser session.

If applicable, apply numbing cream 30-60 minutes prior to treatment. Your technician will remove the product prior to treatment.

Seven (7) days prior to your treatment avoid the items (in the treatment area) listed below:

Alpha Hydroxy (Glycolic or Lactic Acid)

Benzoyl Peroxide

Beta Hydroxy (Salicylic Acid)

Retinol Products

Microdermabrasion, Facials & Chemical Peels

Three (3) weeks prior to your treatment avoid the items (in the treatment area) listed below:

Tanning Beds

Self-Tanners

Extended Sun Exposure

Discontinue tweezing, waxing, epilating or threading the area(s) to be treated (any method that removes the hair by the root). The root of the hair must be present to treat.

Adverse reactions are very rare and can be unpredictable. Due to this, we will not perform a procedure three weeks prior to a special event (e.g. wedding, reunion, interview, etc).

Once you begin sessions you can no longer tweeze, wax, epilate or thread the area being treated.

One year prior to your treatment you must have been off Accutane. We cannot treat if you have been on Accutane in the last year.

Two (2) weeks post treatment you may be slightly more light sensitive. During this time period we highly recommend using a Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF of 30 or greater, reapplying at a minimum every two hours when in direct sunlight. Also, avoid strenuous exercise and sweating for 24-72 hours post treatment.

See our laser hair removal aftercare form for additional post care instructions.

 

BBL PhotoRejuvenation,

Capillary Cauterization

& SkinTyte

It is very important that you check all medications for a light sensitivity or sun sensitivity warning. Sun sensitizing medications including high dose antibiotics. Z-Pac (used to treat various infections including sinus, tooth, bladder, etc) and prescription topical creams cannot be used or taken within 10 DAYS of your PhotoRejuvenation/BBL andSkinTyte treatment. Clients will be denied treatment if a light sensitizing medication is last used within 10 days of your appointment.

Extra pigment in the skin will always negatively impact the success of laser treatments and light based treatments. It is important to be at your lightest skin color possible to ensure the most success during the course of your sessions (and completion of sessions in a reasonable number of treatments). Each time you come in for your laser session you need to be the same color in skin tone as your last appointment or lighter. If you are on maintenance treatments you cannot have any extra pigment present in the areas we are treating.

For all treatments at the Permanent Choice, with the exception of electrolysis, clients are required to use a Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB 30 SPF or greater. Sunscreen must be worn at least three weeks prior to your first laser session. The sunscreen must also continue to be worn during the course of your treatments in any area(s) where you are having treatments if exposed to UV light. It is recommended that the sunscreen contain Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. Reapply every two hours when in direct sunlight. If you need a sunscreen recommendation please let us know.

Consuming alcohol 24 hours before and 24 hours after a laser skin treatment can cause excess swelling in the treatment area and the areas surrounding. It is not recommended that you consume any alcoholic beverages in this time frame.

You can use Hydroquinone up to the day of your treatment.

Five (5) days prior to your treatment discontinue use of the products (in the treatment area) listed below:

Alpha Hydroxy (Glycolic or Lactic Acid)

Benzoyl Peroxide

Beta Hydroxy (Salicylic Acid)

Ten (10) days prior to your treatment discontinue use of the products or procedures (in the treatment area) listed below:

Waxing

Chemical Peels of any type

Retinol Products

Sun sensitizing medications including high dose antibiotics (Z-Pac used to treat various infections including sinus, tooth, bladder, etc)

Four (4) weeks prior to your treatment avoid these to the treatment area:

Sunless Tanners

Sun exposure

Tanning Beds

Four (4) weeks post treatment you will need to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds. Always using an SPF of 45 or higher, reapplying throughout the day if needed. Your skin will be more light sensitive.

Adverse reactions are very rare and can be unpredictable. Due to this, we will not perform a procedure four weeks prior to a special event (e.g. wedding, reunion, interview, etc) when treating the face. Due to the lifting of pigment being slower on the body we do not recommend having SkinRejuvenation treatments six weeks before a special event.

VI Peel, Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peels

For the VI Peel please allow two weeks before and after an electrolysis treatment, IPL, BBL or laser treatment and having a VI Peel in the same area.

Seven (7) days prior to your treatment avoid these items listed below on the treatment area:

Electrolysis *There is an exceptions made for receiving microdermabrasion and electrolysis treatments closer together when you consult with your Permanent Choice technician in-person.

Laser Hair Removal

Retinol Products

Benzoyl Peroxide

Alpha Hydroxy (e.g. Glycolic & Lactic Acid)

Beta Hydroxy (e.g. Salicylic Acid)

Waxing, tweezing or threading the area(s) to be treated

Tanning Beds

Extended Sun Exposure

After Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels, you will want to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 2 weeks. Always using an SPF of 30 or higher every 2-3 hours because your skin will be more sun sensitive.

Also, avoid strenuous exercise and perspiring for up to 3 days after treatment.

 

We look forward to serving you!

Permanent Choice Team

 

 

 

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