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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by Indianapolis3767 in Indianapolis, IN
This should be cleared with the doctor prescribing the medications and the medical director at the clinic you are having the treatment.
The following are instructions I give my patients in preparation for a photofacial (IPL) treatment: •No sun exposure or use of tanning products for 4-6 weeks before and during the full course of therapy. Sun protections with sunscreen (at least SPF 30), protective clothing and sunglasses are essential prior to, in-between, and following our series of treatment. If you are currently tan, you will need to postpone your first treatment. •Avoid aspirin, Advil or Motrin or any...
Photofacials should not be used with photosensitizing drugs. Cipro is a photosensitizing drug and it is best to wait several weeks after finishing the drug before receiving light treatments.
Cipro is a photosensitizing medication. The photosensitivity can be to both ultraviolet and/or visible light. I do not recommend having a photofacial as it can potentially result in serious burns. All the antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone class (like Levaquin and Avelox) and many others can cause similar photosensitivity reactions.