Before You Come

Important pre-treatment instructions

Welcome and thank you for choosing Althea AgeWell for your aesthetic services. For your safety and to make the best use of your time, please observe the following instructions before each appointment.

Complete pregnancy and breast feeding before using any of our services.

Laser Skin Treatments, Laser Hair Removal, and Microneedling

  1. Avoid direct sun exposure and discontinue tanning for 4 weeks before treatment.

  2. Discontinue prescription skin medications on the treatment area for 3 days before treatment.

  3. Complete antibiotic use 10 days before treatment.

  4. Wait 7 days after neurotoxin (Botox) and dermal filler injections.

  5. Wait 4 weeks after a chemical peel.

  6. Wait 1 year after completing Accutane treatment.

Laser Hair Removal

  1. Discontinue other types of hair removal such as waxing, plucking, stringing, depilatory products such as Nair, and electrolysis for 4 weeks before treatment. Discontinue bleaching 1 week before treatment. You may shave anytime.

  2. Shave earlier in the day before treatment.

Laser Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening

  1. Abstain from fatty foods and alcohol for 24 hours before treatment.

  2. Fast for 2 hours before treatment.

  3. Drink extra water before the treatment.

  4. Light exercise such as walking before treatment is beneficial.


You may experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site if you are using substances that reduce blood clotting such as NSAIDs (aspirin, Tylenol, etc.), vitamin E, or blood thinners.

Thank you for your cooperation!