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Pre Care Instructions

  • Patients who have a history of recurring cold sores (Herpes simplex type I) should start oral Valtrex 500 mg two tablets twice daily for five days – starting this prescription 2 or 3 days prior to your PDT treatment. The prescription for this product will be given to you.
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses and a scarf the day of your treatment. Purchase Hydrocortisone 1% ointment, Laser Cliniqúe’s Calming Moisturizer and Laser Cliniqúe’s 45 before your treatment.
  • Photographs will be taken the day of treatment.
  • A consent will be signed in order to be treated.
  • Prior to the treatment the area will be cleansed and any oils will be removed from your skin. A Vibraderm treatment will be performed on the skin to improve penetration of the Levulan.
  • Levulan is applied topically to the area being treated, such as the face, chest, back or back of hands.
  • The Levulan is left on for 45-60 minutes before the light treatment.
  • The Levulan is activated by IPL or the Blu-U Light depending on what is being treated. This unique spectrum of light activates the Levulan beginning with low energy levels.
  • Post-treatment instructions and a skin care prescription will be given to you to care for your improved skin. Be prepared to be out of direct light for 48-72 hours post treatment.

Meet Dr. Ataii

Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe

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.

  • Delivered Over 25,000 Botox Treatments
  • Delivered Over 20,000 Dermal Fillers
  • Top 250 of 42,000 Allergan Providers Nationwide
  • Patients' Choice Award Winner 2007-2020
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