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Preoperative Procedures

One month prior to the procedure, topical medications can be applied daily to prevent the risk of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. An SPF 30 sunscreen should always be applied daily. Some patients may require oral antiviral medication, which may begin the day of the procedure and continue for 5-10 days. Avoid Retin-A, Renova, Differin (Adapalene 0.1%), or any products containing Retinol, AHA or BHA and Benzol Peroxide for a few days prior to procedure. DO NOT EXFOLIATE. Accutane should not be taken for 6 months prior to a deep chemical peel.

Postoperative Procedures

  • 1. Patient should keep the skin moist through frequent and liberal use of water, a moisturizer, and sunscreen.
  • 2. Patient may gently splash, one part water mixed with one part vinegar to the peeled areas when peeling begins. Patients report this helps with the healing process.
  • 3. Aquafor Healing Ointment or Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Cream – Deep Moisture Creamy Formula may be used for any irritation that you may experience.
  • 4. Washing with a gentle cleanser, such as Laser Cliniqúe Green Tea Wash, is recommended twice a day. Rubbing or abrading the skin must be avoided.
  • 5. Any type of makeup or hair spray must be avoided until the peeling process is completed.
  • 6. Use sunscreen with SPF of at least 30. Avoid sunlight as much as possible until peeling is complete.
  • 7. Patient should never pull at the exfoliating skin or help it peel. Doing so may increase the healing time and may even lead to darkened pigment, redness, or scarring.

Occasionally, mild-to-significant swelling (edema) may occur 24 to 48 hours post-peel. Ice packs used the first 24 to 48 hours of swelling are recommended for comfort. Topical, oral, or IM cortisone may be used to control significant swelling. The patient should be reassured that the swelling will subside, and continue moisturizing several times a day.

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P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 17th, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 13th, 2020.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until March 30th.
  • The office will be closed but we will see our urgent follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an accredited medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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