Information + Forms

Here you can access pre- and post-care for all MedSpa services, as well as informed consent and intake forms to review before your appointment.

Pre & Post Care

Laser Hair Removal

Before Your Treatment
  • Discontinue waxing, tweezing, threading, depilatories and electrolysis for at least 3 weeks prior to and throughout treatment.
  • Discontinue self-tanners/tanning lotions and spray tans 3 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue tanning beds and natural sun exposure 8 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk of bruising.
  • Notify INTERLOCKS MedSpa with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • Caution is advised to persons with a history of herpes simplex in the treatment area. Those who carry the herpes simplex virus and receive laser treatment on their upper lip, chin, lower cheeks or bikini area may have a “flare up” of their condition. This risk of this complication can be reduce if you take a prescribed antiviral medication for a few days before and after each treatment. If you have an active herpes outbreak, your appointment will have to be rescheduled.
After Your Treatment
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 2 weeks post-treatment and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen.
  • It is common to experience immediate swelling, redness and perifollicular edema (mild rash) at the treatment site.
  • Avoid any trauma to treatment area such as scratching, picking or rubbing.
  • Avoid heat (Ex: hot tubs, Jacuzzis saunas and steam rooms) for 1-2 days.
  • Avoid any deep exfoliation treatments such as microdermabrasion, or the use of products containing a chemical exfoliator such as tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, or astringents.

Note: Over the next 2-3 weeks you may notice hair stubble and hair shedding. You may rub a facecloth gently across the skin to speed up the shedding process but do not aggressively exfoliate. Please consult with your Laser Technician for further instructions.

Laser Genesis™

Before Your Treatment
  • Excess hair may need to have shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved prior to arriving for treatment.
  • Discontinue natural sun exposure, tanning beds, self-tanners/tanning lotions and spray tans 4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate your skin such as waxing or depilatories for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Notify INTERLOCKS MedSpa with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • Caution is advised to persons with a history of herpes simplex in the treatment area. Those who carry the herpes simplex virus and receive laser treatment on their upper lip, chin, lower cheeks or bikini area may have a “flare up” of their condition. This risk of this complication can be reduced if you take a prescribed antiviral medication for a few days before and after each treatment. If you have an active herpes outbreak, your appointment will have to be rescheduled.
After Your Treatment
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 2 weeks post-treatment and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen.
  • Bruising, swelling and redness may occur and resolve with time.
  • Avoid heat (Ex. hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, etc.) for 1-2 days.
  • Avoid any deep exfoliation treatments such as microdermabrasion, or the use of products containing a chemical exfoliator such as tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, or astringents.

IPL Limelight

Before Your Treatment
  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk of bruising. Consult with your physician.
  • Discontinue natural sun exposure, tanning beds, self-tanners/tanning lotions and spray tans 4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate your skin such as waxing or depilatories for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Notify INTERLOCKS MedSpa with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • Caution is advised to persons with a history of herpes simplex in the treatment area. Those who carry the herpes simplex virus and receive laser treatment on their upper lip, chin, lower cheeks or bikini area may have a “flare up” of their condition. This risk of this complication can be reduced if you take a prescribed antiviral medication for a few days before and after each treatment. If you have an active herpes outbreak, your appointment will have to be rescheduled.
After Your Treatment
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 2 weeks post-treatment and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen.
  • Bruising, swelling and redness may occur and resolve with time.
  • Treated pigment will turn darker (brown to black) within 24-48 hours after treatment and naturally exfoliate off the face typically within 1 week, and off the body within 2-3 weeks.
  • Do not pick at treated area
  • Avoid heat (Ex. hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, etc.) for 1-2 days.

Avoid any deep exfoliation treatments such as microdermabrasion, or the use of products containing a chemical exfoliator such as tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, or astringents.

IPL Vascular Therapy

Before Your Treatment
  • Some medications or supplements may increase risk of bruising. Consult with your physician.
  • Discontinue natural sun exposure, tanning beds, self-tanners/tanning lotions and spray tans 4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate your skin such as waxing or depilatories for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Notify INTERLOCKS MedSpa with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • Caution is advised to persons with a history of herpes simplex in the treatment area. Those who carry the herpes simplex virus and receive laser treatment on their upper lip, chin, lower cheeks or bikini area may have a “flare up” of their condition. This risk of this complication can be reduced if you take a prescribed antiviral medication for a few days before and after each treatment. If you have an active herpes outbreak, your appointment will have to be rescheduled.
After Your Treatment
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 2 weeks post-treatment and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen.
  • Bruising, swelling and redness may occur and resolve with time.
  • A “bug bite look” is common and usually resolves in 1-2 days.
  • Avoid heat (Ex. hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, etc.) for 1-2 days.
  • Avoid any deep exfoliation treatments such as microdermabrasion, or the use of products containing a chemical exfoliator such as tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, or astringents.
  • Notify INTERLOCKS MedSpa of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)
  • Leg vein treatments:
    • Compression stockings (20-30 mm/hg) are recommended.
    • Avoid high-impact activity 3-5 days.
    • Hemosiderin staining (brown staining) may occur after treatment and usually resolves with time (can take up to 2 years) but, on a rare occasion, it may be permanent.
    • Leg veins may take many months to resolve and should not be re-treated before then.

Botox® Cosmetic

Before your treatment
  • It is recommended to schedule Botox® injection 2-3 weeks prior to any special event or vacation.
  • Discontinue the use of Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acid at least 1 week before your treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Consult your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes 24-48 hours before treatments. These items may contribute to increase swelling or irritation.
  • If you develop a cold/flu, infection, blemish or rash in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you reschedule.
After your treatment
  • Do not massage the injected sites for at least 4 hours.
  • Contract the injected muscle 1 hour after injection.
  • Must stay upright and not lay down for 4 hours after injection.
  • Avoid heavy lifting, straining, vigorous exercise for a least 4 hours.
  • Discontinue the use of Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acid at least 1 week after your treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Consult your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes 24-48 hours after treatments. These items may contribute to increase swelling or irritation.
  • No cosmetic treatments such as laser, ultrasounds, peels, facials, or microdermabrasion for 24 hours.
  • No makeup on treated area for 24 hours; earlier use may cause pustules.
  • Avoid wearing hats or headbands for 4 hours.
  • The treatment may take 2-10 days to take full effect. No additional Botox® injection should be repeated until 2 weeks after initial treatment.

Fillers

Before your treatment
  • It is recommended to schedule your injectable aesthetic filler 2-3 weeks prior to any special event or vacation due to swelling and bruising post treatment.
  • Patients should not schedule any invasive procedures for 2 weeks prior to treatment. These include but are not limited to:
    • Dental cleaning or dental work
    • Lesion excision or biopsy
    • Surgery of any kind
    • Internal device placement
    • Tattoo or permanent makeup
  • Discontinue the use of Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acid at least 1 week before your treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Consult your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes 24-48 hours before treatments. These items may contribute to increase swelling or irritation.
  • Caution is advised to persons with a history of herpes simplex in the treatment area. For those who carry the herpes simplex virus, it is recommended to be pretreated with a prescribed antiviral medication for a 3 days before and after each treatment. If you have an active herpes outbreak, your appointment will have to be rescheduled.
  • If you develop a cold/flu, infection, blemish or rash in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you reschedule.
  • Discontinue the use of Retin-A for 3 days before treatment to avoid any increased redness and irritation.
  • Inform your Nurse Injector if you have dermal filler treatments or have previously had cosmetic treatments with laser within the last 2 weeks.
After your treatment
  • Patients should not schedule any invasive procedures for 2 weeks after treatment to treatment.
  • Do not touch, rub, press, massage, or manipulate the injected sites for at least 6 hours.
  • Avoid rigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for 3 days after treatment.
  • Avoid submerging head under water for 24 hours after injection.
  • No cosmetic treatments such as laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or microdermabrasion for 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Avoid makeup for 24 hours. Earlier use may cause pustules.
  • Ice the treated area for the next 24 hours, every 20 minutes.
  • Discontinue the use of Retin-A for 2 days after treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes 24-48 hours before treatments. These items may contribute to increase swelling or irritation.
  • Avoid Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acid at least 1 week before your treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Consult your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
  • Please call INTERLOCKS MedSpa if you have increased pain, swelling redness, blisters or itching.

Kybella®

Before your treatment
  • It is recommended to schedule KYBELLA® injection 2-3 weeks prior to any special event or vacation due to swelling and bruising post treatment.
  • Discontinue the use of Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acid at least 1 week before your treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Consult your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
  • If you develop a cold/flu, infection, blemish or rash in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you reschedule.
  • You cannot receive KYBELLA® if pregnant, or intend to become pregnant during course of treatment. It is not known if KYBELLA® will cause harm to an unborn baby.
  • You cannot receive KYBELLA® if breast-feeding during course of treatment. It is not known if KYBELLA® passes into breast milk. Talk to your healthcare providers about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®.
  • Tell your Nurse Injector if you have had or plan to have surgery or cosmetic treatments on your face, neck or chin.
  • Notify INTERLOCKS MedSpa with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
After your treatment
  • Do not touch, press, rub, massage or manipulate the treatment area.
  • It is common to experience immediate swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids.
  • Apply ice or cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes, as needed.
  • Apply Arnica gel to the treatment area to help decrease bruising, swelling and discomfort.
  • Must stay upright and not lay down for 4 hours after injection. Sleep on your back with head elevated for the next 3-5 days.
  • Discontinue the use of Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acid at least 1 week after your treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Consult your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
  • Avoid rigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure (ex. hot tubs, steam rooms) for 3-5 days.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes 24-48 hours after treatments. These items may contribute to increase swelling or irritation.
  • Avoid cosmetic treatments such as injectables, laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or microdermabrasion to the KYBELLA® treatment area for 2 weeks.
  • Please call INTERLOCKS MedSpa if you develop an asymmetric smile or facial muscle weakness, skin ulceration in the treatment area, difficulty swallowing, or if any existing symptoms worsen.

Semi-Permanent Makeup + Microblading Pre-Care

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Before Your Treatment

Contraindications – You are not a candidate for micropigmentation if any of the following apply to you:

Restrictions
  • Retinol/Retin-A must be discontinued 7 days prior to procedure. (It may cause the skin to bleed).
  • Injections (Botox, Radiesse, JuvaDerm, Voluma, etc.) must be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after procedure.
  • Chemical peels and laser treatments may not be done within 60 days before or after procedure.
  • The use of Latisse® must be discontinued at least 3 months prior to your eyeliner procedure.
  • Sunburned or Suntanned skin is damaged skin and therefore may cause excessive bleeding. We CANNOT work on sunburned or suntanned skin.
  • You cannot expose the area to the sun for 30 days before or after procedure.
  • Stay out of steam rooms, saunas, hot yoga, swimming pool, etc. for one week following procedure.
  • Avoid working out or sweating for 1 week post procedure. (sweat may prevent pigment from healing into the skin)
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine 1 day before procedure to minimize any bleeding or swelling.
  • Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin, fish oil or vitamin E 3 days prior to procedure unless medically necessary.
Pre-Procedure Instructions

Eyebrows: 
Avoid tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, and coloring your brows for two weeks prior to the procedure. This will allow your technician the most flexibility to achieve optimal results. We offer several different options of eyebrow pigmentation lasting from several months to several years; your specialist will discuss the best options for you depending on your skin type, lifestyle, desired results and desired maintenance.
Eyeliner: 

  • Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following your eyeliner procedure. Remember to bring your eye glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-treated condition.
  • The use of Latisse® must be discontinued at least 3 months prior to your eyeliner procedure. Latisse® produces an inflammatory reaction in the skin, which may cause excessive pain and bleeding.
  • Do not use other growth stimulants such as RapidLash®, or RevitaLash® for at least one week prior to, or one week after your eyeliner procedure.
  • Lash extensions must be removed completely before your eyeliner procedure.

Lips: 
If you have any history of cold sores, fever blisters, or herpes simplex, you must contact your physician to obtain and take the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks for at least 4 days before and after the procedure. Many physicians prescribe 12 capsules of 500mg Valtrex. Follow your physician’s instructions.

Wear your normal makeup and bring your lip or brow pencils with you the day of the procedure. Please be aware that in order to ensure we choose the right color pigment, we may need to remove any foundation or concealer you are wearing to see the true undertone of your skin. You may choose to bring your makeup to touchup after your procedure.

Semi-Permanent Makeup + Microblading Post Care

Micropigmentation (semi-permanent makeup) procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) on which they are performed. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is different and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment after the initial application has fully healed. Because of this, the micropigmentation process is not complete after the initial procedure. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 4-6 weeks after your initial application to fine tune and ensure the best result.

Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.

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Eyebrows

POST-PROCEDURE INFORMATION
  • An invisible liquid bandage will be applied over your brows and will wear off after approximately 48 hours.
  • Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, gently apply a very thin coat of aftercare salve with a clean, sterile Q-tip to the area twice a day.
  • Maintain moisture on your brows with the aftercare salve we provide. Reapply when eyebrows feel dry or brow skin feels taught. Apply just enough product to moisten them; if the salve is visible, there is no need to apply more; too much product may cause the scab to lift prematurely and affect the healing process.
  • Do not wipe off aftercare salve from eyebrows. This can cause the scab to fall off prematurely. Let the salve absorb into the skin.
  • Do not get your brows wet for the next 10-12 days. This includes saunas, showers, baths, or sweat.
  • Avoid facial cleansers or soap on brows until all scabbing falls off. We recommend using microfiber clothes to remove makeup and cleanse face.
  • Do not scratch, pick, peel, rub or pull on the skin or scabs.
  • Do not wear makeup over your brows until scabs have fallen off – usually up to 14 days.
  • Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 10 days post-procedure.
  • Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas for at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete.
  • Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds for at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete.
  • Sleep on your back! Rubbing your brows on pillows may cause scabs to come off and produce patchy brow healing.
  • Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, and alpha hydroxyl creams near the treated area until healed.
  • Avoid Retin-A, glycolic acids, and exfoliants at all times (not just during healing) on all micropigmented areas. These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.
  • Do not resume any method of eyebrow hair removal or coloration for at least two weeks.
  • Avoid eyebrow tinting within 48 hours before and two weeks after the procedure.
  • Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.
  • Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.
What will make your eyebrows fade?
  • Natural lighter skin pigments – natural blondes fade faster than brunettes
  • Oily skin – hairstrokes will both fade and blur over time
  • Frequent exercise – the salt in sweat will help to purge the pigment from the skin
  • Sun exposure
  • Acne medications and cream
  • Youth – simply put, the younger/healthier you are, the faster your cells turn over which causes color to fade.

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Eyeliner

POST-PROCEDURE INFORMATION
  • Apply ice packs as necessary to prevent or reduce swelling.
  • Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, gently apply a very thin coat of aftercare salve with a clean, sterile Q-tip to the area twice a day once a day.
  • Maintain moisture on your eyeliner with the aftercare salve we provide. Reapply when skin feelS dry or taught. Apply just enough product to moisten; if the salve is visible, there is no need to apply more. Too much product will also cause the scab to lift prematurely and affect the healing process.
  • Do not wipe off aftercare salve from eyes. This can cause the scab to fall off prematurely. Let the salve absorb into the skin.
  • Avoid facial cleansers or soap until all scabbing falls off. We recommend gently using microfiber clothes to remove makeup and cleanse face.
  • Do not scratch, pick, peel, rub or pull on the skin or scabs.
  • Do not wear makeup on your eyes until scabs have fallen off – usually up to 14 days.
  • Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24-hours post-procedure.
  • Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas for at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete.
  • Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds for at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete.
  • Sleep on your back! Rubbing your eyes on pillows may cause scabs to come off and produce patchy brow healing.
  • Avoid Retin-A, glycolic acids, alpha hydroxyl creams, and exfoliants at all times (not just during healing) on all micropigmented areas. These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.
  • Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools until healed.
  • Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.
  • Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.
  • Contact lenses should not be worn until the swelling subsides.
  • Do not use any eyelash tinting or other coloration for at least two weeks after the procedure.
  • Ice packs may be used to minimize swelling the day of and the day after the procedure.
  • Use of mascara during the healing process:
    • Do not wear mascara for 3 days
    • Use ONLY new unopened mascara, in order to avoid contamination and infection.
    • Apply mascara only to the tips of the eyelashes; avoid contact with eyelid.
  • Do not use eyelash curlers during the healing process.

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Lips

POST-PROCEDURE INFORMATION
  • Apply ice for the first 2-24 hours to reduce swelling.
  • Beginning 48 hours after your procedure, gently apply a very thin coat of aftercare salve with a clean, sterile Q-tip to the area twice a day once a day for 4 days, and then switch to lip balm or lipstick with an SPF of 15 or greater as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly.
  • Do not wipe off aftercare salve; let the salve absorb into the skin.
  • Do not scratch, pick, peel, rub or pull on the skin or scabs.
  • Lips may appear to have too much color in the days following the procedure. You may add makeup to soften the color.
  • Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. See our Pre-Procedure Instructions for lips.
  • Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24-hours post-procedure.
  • Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, and tooth whitening toothpaste until healed.
  • Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas for at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete.
  • Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds for at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete.
  • Avoid Retin-A, glycolic acids, alpha hydroxyl creams, and exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on all micropigmented areas. These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.
  • Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh.
  • Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.