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  • Skin Tone & Texture Treatments

Pre Treatment Advice

  1. Sun Exposure / Tanning Beds / Tanning Solutions
    At no time should you have unprotected sun exposure (sunblock 30+ / hat / long sleeve shirt etc are to be used) during the two weeks pre treatment. Unprotected sun exposure includes the use of tanning beds and or self tanning creams / lotions / spray tans.

  2. Cosmetics / Retina A (aka Tretinoin) / Exfoliants
    The treatment area needs to be completely free of all makeup / cosmetics / dirt / sunscreen etc. You should cease using creams and lotions that contain “Retinol” (aka Retina A / Tretinoin), Vitamin A and or exfoliants (in any of its forms including scrubs, peels etc), during the period three days immediately prior to treatment.

  3. Medications / Anti-Wrinkle Injectables
    During the six months prior to your procedure anti-acne medications including but not limited to “Roaccutane” cannot be taken. Blood thinning medications including “Aspirin” and fish oil are to be avoided during the two weeks prior to treatment. Photosensitive medications e.g. “tetracyclines” e.g. doxycycline and including herbal and natural remedies cannot be taken six months prior to treatment. Botulinums (Botox / Dysport / Xeomin etc) should not be injected two weeks prior to your treatment. If you are taking “Warfarin” or “Heparin” please raise these medications with our staff prior to treatment. If you have any doubt about the medication(s) you are taking please ask our staff, as some medications will make you ineligible for treatment.

  4. Infections
    We do not treat clients who have active bacterial, viral or inflammatory conditions in or associated with and or connected with the treatment area. As a precaution, we advise our clients who are prone to “cold sores” to take a cold sore treatment (“Zovirax” etc) one week prior to treatment.

 

Post Treatment Advice

  1. Texture & Tone
    Expect the treated area immediately post treatment and up to 24 hours to be red, swollen and possibly lumpy in texture. You will feel and look like you have a mild “sunburn” for a period up to four days post treatment. It is unlikely but not entirely uncommon that you may experience some crusting, irritation, itching, bruising, slight pain, burning sensation, scabbing, stinging and or tenderness. If you have any of these symptoms and are concerned please contact our clinic. Until the skin has recovered, avoid swimming, unprotected exposure to chemicals, hot showers, hot tubs, saunas, activities that cause excessive perspiration (gyms / exercise) and activities that raise core body temperature.

  2. Comfort
    Similiar to treating mild sunburn you will get some relief, reduce any discomfort and swelling by applying cooling (ice packs, aleo vera etc) to the treated area. Elevating the treated area for the first 48 hours will assist in your recovery. Do not apply ice directly to the skin and avoid fan cooling which can unnecessarily dry your skin. Only use a mild cleanser e.g. QV wash or Jan Marini and apply a mositureiser after cleansing. You can take over the counter pain relievers including “panadol”, “nurofen” etc.

  3. Medications
    During the two months post procedure anti-acne medications including but not limited to “Roaccutane” should not be taken. Blood thinning medications including “Aspirin” are to be avoided during the week post treatment. Photosensitive medications e.g. “tetracyclines” e.g. doxycycline and including photosensitive herbal and natural remedies cannot be taken for two months post treatment. Botulinums (Botox / Dysport / Xeomin etc) should not be injected in the period two weeks post treatment. If you are taking “Warfarin” or “Heparin” please raise these medications with our staff prior to treatment. If you have any doubt about the medication(s) you are taking please ask our staff.

  4. Sun Exposure
    Sun exposure post treatment can lead to “hyperpigmentation” of the treated area. It is essential that you avoid all unprotected sun exposure. You should apply 30+ sunscreen, use a hat, wear long sleeve clothing and not use tanning facilities, creams and lotions and or exfoliating products for a period not less than two weeks post treatment.