Before booking your treatment could you kindly check if you suffer or are effected from any of the below if you are please contact Nicola for further advice to see if the treatment can be carried out.
-Are you currently taking steroids or anti-coagulants on a daily basis? -Do you have a predisposition to keloid or hypertrophic scars? - Have you used any products containing topical retinoids (Vitamin A, Retinol, Retin A etc) in the last week? -Have you had electrolysis, depilatory creams, or waxing on the area to be treated in the last week? -Have you had any recent sunburn, windburn, cuts or skin abrasions? -Do you have any known allergies? -Diabetes-not controlled by diet or medication? - Under going any cancer treatment? - Taking any blood thinners? - Acne - severe? - Chemicals peel within last 2 weeks? - Sunburn or skin problems? - Pregnant/breastfeeding? - Taking any medication for serious condition? - Taking medication for any skin problems? - Has any Botox or filler within the last 1-2 weeks
A few simple guidelines and advise before treatment can make a difference between a good result and a fantastic one.
Do not use Retin-A or other exfoliating creams 24 to 72 hours (1 to 3 days) prior to your treatment.
Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/sprays for at least a week before treatment
You must NOT have recently had laser surgery or used Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin) therapy, also known as isotretinoin, is a medication on the market to treat acne. During therapy and up to 6 months after completing isotretinoin, the skin is highly sensitive and chances of scarring are high; therefore, I recommend my patients to wait at least 6 months after completing therapy to consider any treatments to
Candidates who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure, such as filler injections, should wait two weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion. Please wait one week after Botox injections to have a microdermabrasion.
Prospective patients should also refrain from waxing or tanning the skin to be treated for a few days prior to microdermabrasion treatment.
Wash your face and neck with a non-oily, non-soap based cleanser before each scheduled treatment.
Patient must not have an active cold sore. If you are prone to cold sores, please let us know so we can discuss the option of prescription prophylactic treatment.
POST TREATMENT ADVISE
Apply serums and moisturizer's as the absorption levels will be elevated
Be sparing with self-tan, remember absorption levels are elevated
Stay well hydrated
Avoid touching your face directly after treatment
No scrubs, peels, or aggressive brushes for 7 days
No swimming for 7 days
No exfoliation for 7 days after treatment
No heat treatments for 48 hours sun/sauna/steam
Avoid make up for 24-48 hours
Avoid facial waxing for 7 days
Avoid products such as retinol / Vit A retinoids, 5to 7 days before and after
Headaches can occur after lymphatic drainage as we are flushing any built up toxins away
You may experience a slight windburn sensation post treatment and skincare products may tingle slightly, this is normal for the first few days