Prep & Aftercare
Preparing for your treatment
Some of our advanced skin treatments, such as peels, skin needling and microdermabrasion do require some preparation. As a guide, here's what you should do in the lead up to your appointment.
• One week before your treatment avoid waxing, electrolysis, deploritory creams, and laser hair removal.
• Two to three days before the peel discontinue using any prescription topicals such as Retin-A, differin or Tazorac, as well as any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) or benzoyl peroxide.
• Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving treatment. Please advice us upon booking if this applies to you.
• We encourage new clients to bring a photo of their current skincare regime so we can assess suitability for treatment and recommend appropriate aftercare.
During your treatment
Wondering what to expect during your treatment?
While this varies based on the service you've chosen, it will usually go something like this:
• We will begin with a discussion about your skin. This will include your current skin health, homecare, concerns and desired outcomes.
• Our team will then have a look at your skin and choose the best treatment for your needs.
• We will then cleanse your skin and begin the treatment.
• Aftercare is applied and you'll be given specific instructions for how to look after your skin.
After your treatment
Aftercare is key to enhancing your results and minimising downtime. This will vary based on your treatment.
Immediately after treatments such as peels and skin needling, your skin may feel tight and may be red. Peeling is common in the days after and should be treated with a gentle cleanser and moisturiser. Do not pick!
Normal activity may be resumed after the treatment, however, strenuous exercise and heavy sweating may need to be avoided for 2-3 days.
Sun exposure should be avoided while skin is healing; exposure of treated skin to a lot of heat should also be avoided as it may induce swelling, redness and blistering.