Pre Treatment Protocol for CO2 Laser

Sun Protection:

Avoid excessive sun exposure and use broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily, even on cloudy days, to protect your skin from UV damage. Start this habit one week before your laser treatment.

Avoid Tanning:

Refrain from tanning, whether through sunbathing, tanning beds, or self-tanning products, for at least four weeks before the laser procedure.

Discontinue Certain Products:

Avoid using skincare products containing retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), and vitamin C at least one week before the treatment to reduce the risk of skin sensitivity.

Stop Waxing and Depilatory Creams:

Cease waxing, threading, or using depilatory creams in the treatment area for about two weeks before the procedure.

No Recent Skin Injuries or Infections:

Ensure the skin in the treatment area is free from recent injuries, cuts, infections, or cold sores.

Avoid Blood-Thinning Medications:

If you are taking blood-thinning medications or supplements, consult your healthcare provider about temporarily discontinuing them before the procedure, if medically safe.


Maintain well-hydrated skin by drinking an adequate amount of water and using a gentle, hydrating moisturizer regularly.

Cleanse Gently:

Use a mild, non-irritating cleanser to clean your skin on the day of the procedure.

Makeup Removal:

Remove all makeup, lotions, and creams from the treatment area before arriving for the laser procedure.

Avoid Alcohol and Smoking:

Refrain from consuming alcohol and smoking for at least a few days before the treatment, as these habits can affect skin health and healing.

Discuss Medications:

Inform us of any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements, as they may advise adjustments or discontinuation if necessary.