Why You Should Skip Your Laser Treatment if You Are On Antibiotics

What Laser Treatments Do We Offer?

Here at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center, we offer a wide range of treatments that we employ to make you look and feel your absolute best. Many of these treatments involve a laser.

The laser treatments we offer here at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center are:

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is an aesthetic treatment offered at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center. The aesthetic practice uses Clarity by Lutronic Aesthetic to remove unwanted hair. The innovative laser tool is a dual-wavelength platform that works quickly and efficiently. The laser also has a range of settings so the team can offer laser hair removal for all skin types. This laser treatment can be performed on virtually any desired part of the body.

What is LaseMD?

LaseMD is an advanced aesthetic laser treatment from Lutronic® Aesthetic. The innovative laser allows the experienced providers at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center to offer skin resurfacing treatments for all patients, no matter their skin type, need, or age. LaseMD is a versatile laser system equipped with several settings, so we are able to adjust to make sure we achieve your beauty goals and needs.

 This treatment can help treat:

What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Tattoo removal is a procedure offered at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center to help you get rid of your unwanted tattoo. The aesthetic practice uses the advanced Spectra laser for tattoo removal. The Spectra laser is an advanced laser tool that uses quick, short pulses of light to remove your tattoo. The innovative laser tool treats a wide range of pigments at multiple depths to help you get the best possible results. 

Can I Receive Any of These Treatments If I Am On Antibiotics?

The short answer is no. You cannot receive any laser treatment while you are actively on antibiotics, and must wait at least 2 weeks after you have finished, to resume your laser treatments.

This is because many antibiotics are considered photosensitive, according to the My Skin Clinics website, “A photosensitive drug is one that is affected by exposure to UV light. The extent to which people taking these types of medication will be affected by UV exposure will differ depending on the amount of photoreactive (light-sensitive) agents contained within the drug, as well as the natural sensitivity of the user’s skin.”

There are serious side effects that can occur when a patient is on photosensitive antibiotics such as hyperpigmentation. If you are unsure if the medication you are taking is photosensitive, it is probably safer to wait 2 weeks once you’ve finished the medication.

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