State-of-the-art, personalized skin care
from experienced professionals
“A regular skin checkup can literally save your life.” Jennifer Krasnoff, MD

Prior to Treatment

  • Do not pluck, wax, use a depilatory or undergo electrolysis in the areas you wish to have treated for 4 - 6 weeks prior to laser hair removal.
  • Do not tan the areas to be treated for 4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid using self-tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Please shave the treatment area the morning of your appointment.
  • If you have a history Herpes/cold sores in the treatment area, please take your prophylactic anti-viral medication as directed by your physician.

After Treatment

  • Some redness and swelling in the area is normal after treatment and may feel similar to a sunburn.  This should resolve within several hours but can last 1-3 days after treatment.  Applying an ice pack for the first 24 hours will help minimize swelling.
  • Gently clean area twice daily with a gentle skin cleanser ( i.e. Cetaphil, Toleriane). A hydrating regimen may be recommended.
  • Make-up may be applied if desired, but it is recommended to avoid applying it for 24 hours, if possible.
  • Avoid irritants (glycolics, retinoids etc.) for seven days after treatment.
  • Apply sunscreen for 6 weeks over the treated area. AVOID DELIBERATE SUN EXPOSURE.
  • If a blister or scab develops, gently wash the area daily, use an antibiotic ointment twice daily (polysporin) and protect the area from sun exposure.

Do not hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns.

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Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
(707) 762-5531
Fax: (707) 762-5976



Hercules Office
500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday for aesthetic services
 (510) 741-7418
Fax: (510) 741-7456


Billing office
Fax: 510- 741-7493

At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456