Have a good read through all my pre and post advice to check if this treatment is right for you and you are looking after your skin after.
CONTRAINDICATIONS Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment. Conditions that would mean you were not able to have this treatments: Pregnant/Nursing HIV/AIDS Cancer (all forms) Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy Immunodeficiency Lupus High blood pressure (uncontrolled) Insulin dependent diabetics Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation) Heart problems or diseases Haemorrhagic disease, trauma or bleeding Scleroderma Family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation Solar Keratosis Anticoagulants / Blood thinners (including but limited to Warfarin or aspirin) Nickel or stainless steal allergies Active Acne Conditions that need a doctors letter to confirm the treatment is suitable before treatments can begin:
Transplant Anti-Rejection Drugs
Hypertension (High blood pressure treated with medication)
Cancer - after 12 months
The list below is of things that require a waiting period until you can start treatments: Active skin infection of any type, such as herpes simplex, impetigo, flat warts. (wait until healed) Sunburn in the treatment area ( wait until completely healed) Have bacterial or viral diseases of the skin (wait until clear) Inflammation (wait until healed) Laser treatments — face only — 4-6 weeks post treatment Active Herpes – cold sores — must take anti-viral meds 2 weeks pre and post treatment (peels & needling) Warts (avoid Area) Ro-accutane (6 - 12 months post treatment) Wait 3 months before commencing with treatments: Recent facial operations — must wait at least 3 months post surgery Tattooing / Cosmetic Tattooing (Treatment Area) Wait 2 week before commencing treatments: Strong chemical peels - PH lower than 3.1. Botox and fillers Any recent invasive or stimulating skin procedures i.e. micro-dermabrasion, electrolysis, IPL Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, aspirin and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections Stop using/taking 1 week before commencing treatments: Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. These will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical for your skin rejuvenation. Waxing or depilatory creams Retin-A Pre Treatment Advice
Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)
Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, aspirin and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.
Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.
If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, use your anti-viral medication prior to treatment.
Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
Post Treatment Advice
There may be some redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising which should settle within days.
Clean your face with a gentle cleanser and warm water
Try not to wear makeup.
Use creams with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to reduce irritation and hydrate the skin.
Avoid active skincare products which contain: Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, Retinol (Vitamin A), and Vitamin C (in low pH formula). Continue to do so for 3 days post treatment.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Avoid sun (and sunbeds), Saunas, Steam rooms or heat for 72 hours.
Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling.
If you have swelling you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.
Use Paracetamol for discomfort. Do not take Ibuporfen for two weeks after the treatment.
Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.
Take Arnica to help the bruising and swelling, start at least 2 days prior to injections.
If you are planning to attend a special event when a bruise, should it occur, would be unacceptable to you.
Results will not be immediate, but will develop over time. and a course of treatment will be required