Pre & Aftercare Advice

ZO Chemical Peels

  • Stop Retin-A products for 5 days before your appointment 
  • Avoid laser treatments for 4 weeks before 
  • Avoid having any sort of chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment within 2 weeks of your appointment unless supervised by your practitioner. 
  • No waxing or electrolysis for 7 days prior to your appointment 
  • There must be at least a 2-week gap between treatment and injectables including fillers, muscle inhibitors and derma needling treatments. 
  • Steroid creams, topical antibiotics and the use of Roaccutane will prevent treatment
  • Please advise us of any medical changes at each appointment including pregnancy and breastfeeding 
  •  4-6 Weeks Prior to Treatment To enhance the results of your peel, your physician should start you on a ZO® program based on your skin type before commencing the medical 3 step peel
  • For patients with a high risk of pigmentation problems, your physician may recommend some form of bleaching and correcting creme. 5-7 days prior to peel  
  • Avoid any form of laser hair removal, electrolysis, waxing or use of depilatory creams. 3-4 days Before Your Facial Peel Treatment 
  • Discontinue the use of topical retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinol and other potentially irritating products. At least 7 days prior to treatment.
  • Please consult your GP prior to discontinuing any medication

 

N.B: If you have had any procedure such as IPL, laser or microdermabrasion, avoid having a peel treatment until your skin has completely healed. 

  • Ensure a minimum SPF 30 is worn daily whatever the weather conditions 
  • Avoid perfumed products on the face for 24 hours 
  • Avoid Heat treatment including UV rays, Saunas, Steams etc 48 hours after treatment 
  • Avoid Retinol products for 4 days after treatment 
  • Don’t panic! Redness, stinging, itching, tightness, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling are all normal reactions following a peel. The severity of these responses varies for each individual. Exfoliation generally will start 2-3 days after treatment and ends by approximately day 5. 
  • Avoid rubbing, scratching or peeling/picking the skin 
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 to 10 days following treatment to allow your skin to fully heal If at any time throughout the healing process direct sun exposure cannot be avoided, use  
  • Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 protection as necessary. Apply very lightly and gently to avoid premature exfoliation.
  • Besides the Retinol Crème, do not use alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products until the skin has fully healed. 
  • You should also avoid running water directly on your face while showering. 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and consequent sweating until the skin has completely healed. 
  • Do not have any other procedures such as chemical peels, facials, hair removal, microdermabrasion and lasers until the skin has fully healed. 
  • Once your skin has healed, return to the daily ZO® program your physician would have recommended. 
  • Patients may experience skin peeling three days post procedure  By day 7 all evidence of peeling should have cleared.  
  • Avoid make up for 12 hours, mineral make up is recommended. 
  • Hydrate the skin well

Aquagold, Microneedling, Dermaplaning, LED Light Therapy, Plasma And SKN Rehab Bespoke Facials

  • Avoid using any products on your skin that increase sensitivity, such as retinoids or exfoliants.
  • Avoid laser procedures or overexposure to the sun before treatment. This can damage the skin and increase sensitivity. (4 weeks)
  • Don’t shave, wax, or use depilatories before the procedure. This can lead to an increase in skin sensitivity. (1 week)
  • Stop Retin-A products for 5 days before your appointment
    Avoid laser treatments for 4 weeks before
  • Avoid having any sort of chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment within 2 weeks of your appointment unless supervised by your practitioner.
  • No waxing or electrolysis for 7 days prior to your appointment
  • There must be at least a 2-week gap between treatment and Injectables including Fillers, Muscle inhibitors and Derma needling treatments.
  • Steroid creams, topical antibiotics and the use of Roaccutane will prevent treatment
  • Please advise us of any medical changes at each appointment including pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Please consult your GP prior to discontinuing any medication
  • Ensure a minimum SPF 30 is worn daily whatever the weather conditions 
  • Avoid perfumed products on the face for 24 hours  
  • Avoid Heat treatment including UV rays, Saunas, Steams etc for 48 hours after treatment  
  • Avoid Alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products for 7 days or until the skin has fully healed. 
  • Don’t panic! Redness, stinging, itching, tightness, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling are all normal reactions following any sort of invasive treatment. The severity of these responses varies for each individual. 
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 to 10 days following treatment to allow your skin to fully heal 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and consequent sweating until the skin has completely healed. usually 48 hours.
  • Hydrate the skin well  
  • Avoid chemical peel, Microdermabrasion, IPL Hair removal including waxing and Laser treatments for a minimum of 2 weeks after treatment or until the skin has fully recovered. 
  • Avoid make up for 12 hours, mineral make up is recommended.
  • Avoid Alcohol or vigorous exercise for 48 hours
  • Bruising may take place, especially after injectable treatments ( Profhilo/ Jalupro) arnica can be helpful to reduce this.
  • Report any redness, tenderness, swelling or worsening after 3 days.
  • Report any Blanching, mottled or severe pain 
  • Severe allergic reaction would include – Breathless, Wheezing, couching, swallowing, swelling of the tongue, lips, eyelids, stomach pains, nausea, diarrhoea or hoarseness of the voice. if you experience any of these symptoms call 999 or visit your local Emergency department.
  • Do not pick any scabs caused by treatment 
  • DO not touch the treated area to avoid infection

Dermal Filers, Antiaging Injections, Jalupro HMW, Jalupro Skin Boosters And Profhilo

  • 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 24 hours before treatment. 
  • Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections. 
  • Schedule your Dermal Filler and Anti-Wrinkle injections appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. 
  • Results from the Dermal Filler and Anti-Wrinkle injections will take approximately 4 to 10 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period. 
  • Discontinue Retin-A 3 days before and 3 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, they may put you on an 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 light headedness during your treatment. 
  • You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Avoid taking the following for 24 hours days prior to treatment: Aspirin, Herbal medicines, Vitamin Supplements, Fish oils, Ibuprofen
  • Please consult your GP prior to discontinuing any medication
  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area. Unless instructed by the provider. 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours. 
  • Avoid extensive sun 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. 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. 
  • Avoid Heat treatment including UV rays, Saunas, Steams etc for 48 hours after treatment  
  • Avoid Alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products for 7 days or until the skin has fully healed. 
  • Avoid chemical peel, Microdermabrasion, IPL Hair removal including waxing and Laser treatments for a minimum of 2 weeks after treatment or until the skin has fully recovered. 
  • Avoid make up for 12 hours, mineral make up is recommended.
  • Bruising may take place, especially after injectable treatments ( Profhilo/ Jalupro) arnica can be helpful to reduce this.
  • Report any redness, tenderness, swelling or worsening after 3 days.
  • Report any Blanching, mottled or severe pain immediately 
  • Severe allergic reaction would include – Breathless, Wheezing, couching, swallowing, swelling of the tongue, lips, eyelids, stomach pains, nausea, diarrhoea or hoarseness of the voice. if you experience any of these symptoms call 999 or visit your local Emergency department.
  • If there is any adverse effects of your anti-ageing injection you must contact our Nurse Clinician urgently on 07799330459 she is available 24 hours a day for emergency’s or Julia 07958682267
  • It is important to have realistic expectations when having any injectable treatment, the duration of injectables is completely down to the individual and can be affected by numerous factors that can be discussed with your nurse prescriber.   
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DESOFACE And DESOBODY

  • Avoid Aspirin for pain to reduce the risk of bruising or bleeding. Paracetamol is acceptable. Intermittent cooling with ice can be used by applying for 5 minutes post-procedure. A simple fan can also be helpful for discomfort.
  • Bruising may occur. Avoid direct sunlight, sunbeds and heat therapies during the treatment period.
  • Avoid hot baths and showers (tepid water only) for 5 days.
  • Nodules are not uncommon. They can last up to a month and usually disappear without any intervention. However, your Practitioner would need to assess anything unusual.
  • A compression garment may be worn for 2-5 days following treatment (this will be guided by your Practitioner’s recommendation).
  • Contact your Aesthetic Practitioner with any concerns without delay.
  • For 48 hours you should avoid exposure to UV light and heat i.e. saunas, steam rooms, sun beds, hot showers etc, as this may increase discomfort and swelling.
  • Abstain from particularly demanding physical exercise for 7 days.
  • After DesoFace/DesoBody therapy treatments using laser, kyrolipolysis or radio-frequency- therapy must not be administered.
  • Do not touch the area for 12 hours.
  • Do not apply any kind of cosmetics onto the treated area within the first 12 hours following treatment.
  • If there is any adverse effects of your anti-ageing injection you must contact our Nurse Clinician urgently on 07799330459 she is available 24 hours a day for emergency’s.
  • Please consult your GP prior to discontinuing any medication
  • No Alcohol for 24 hours 

  • No fake tans for 24-48 hours 

  • Avoid touching the area for 24 hours 

  • Stay hydrated – aim for 2 liters of water per day for 5 days 

  • No Exercise for 10 days 

  • Gentle massage the area for 2-3 weeks 

  • Wear Tight clothes for a few days to support the area, this reduces swelling and discomfort 

  • Decrease caffeine for 24 hours 

  • No Heat treatments or sunbeds for 48-72 hours 

  • No Anti-inflammatory medication for 48 hours 

  • No laser or chemical treatments for 2-4 weeks

Celluerase

  • Avoid Laser, chemical peel treatments prior to treatment
  • Avoid Aspirin or any non-steroidal for pain to reduce the risk of bruising or bleeding. Paracetamol is acceptable. Intermittent cooling with ice can be used by applying for 5 minutes post-procedure. A simple fan can also be helpful for discomfort.
  • A local anaesthetic is administered, medical consultation is essential prior to treatment.
  • Please consult your GP prior to discontinuing any medication
  • Bruising will occur. 
  • Avoid direct sunlight, sunbeds and heat therapies during the treatment period.
  • Avoid hot baths and showers (tepid water only) for 5 days.
  • Do not bath for 24 hours after treatment – the area must stay dry
  • Nodules are not uncommon. They can last up to a month and usually disappear without any intervention. However, your Practitioner would need to assess anything unusual.
  • A compression garment may be worn for 2-5 days following treatment (this will be guided by your Practitioner’s recommendation).
  • Contact your Aesthetic Practitioner with any concerns without delay.
  • For 5 days you should avoid exposure to UV light and heat i.e. saunas, steam rooms, sun beds, hot showers etc, as this may increase discomfort and swelling.
  • Abstain from particularly demanding physical exercise for 7 days.
  • Avoid Laser, chemical peel treatments for 2 -4 weeks after your procedure
  • Avoid Aspirin or any non-steroidal for pain to reduce the risk of bruising or bleeding. Paracetamol is acceptable. Intermittent cooling with ice can be used by applying for 5 minutes post-procedure. A simple fan can also be helpful for discomfort.
  • Do not touch the area for 12 hours.
  • Do not apply any kind of cosmetics onto the treated area within the first 12 hours following treatment.
  • If there are any adverse effects of your anti-ageing injection you must contact our Nurse Clinician urgently on 07799330459 she is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Laser Facial, Lumecca IPL, Carbon Facial, IPL Hair Reduction And Tattoo Removal

IPL treatments require you to be tan-free. Tans can prevent the machine from accurately detecting the specific blemishes that you want addressed, and put you at greater risk of being burned. You also need to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, anticoagulants, alcohol, and anything else that thins the blood. Additionally, be sure to notify us if you’re taking antibiotics or any supplements.

  • Avoid any sort of UV at least 30 days prior to treatment, includes sunbeds
  • Avoid using any self tanning products at least 14 days prior to treatment
  • Avoid hair removal in the area 30 days prior to treatment- including Electrolysis, Hair removal creams, Threading, Waxing, Plucking and throughout the entire treatment – shaving is permitted
  •  Avoid any chemical or glycolic peels at least 30 days prior to treatment
  •  Avoid Bleaching the hairs to be treated at least 30 days prior to treatment
  • Avoid Shaving 7 days prior to treatment
  • Avoid Gels, Deodorant, body lotions etc on the area 12 hours prior to treatment
  • Avoid retinol and AHA products at least 7 days prior to treatment
  • Avoid Asprin 48 hours prior to treatment
  • Please consult your GP prior to discontinuing any medication
  • Avoid UV exposure 30 days after treatment 
  • Avoid Touching the area 
  • Avoid Fake tans during your treatment plan
  •  It is essential to use SPF30 for a minimum of 30 days after treatment 
  • Avoid heat treatments for at least 48 hours after treatment
  • Avoid swimming and exercise for at least 48 hours after treatment 
  • Avoid makeup for at least 48 hours after treatment 
  • Avoid picking or scratching the area or any other trauma
  • Apply Aloe Vera Gel to the area if required after treatment or a cold compress to cool the area 
  • During hair removal treatments hair may continue to grow 1-2 weeks after treatment before falling out-you may shave the area 48 hours after treatment
  • Hair removal may be permanent, but we cannot guarantee total hair removal and results are variable from client to client, treatment does not carry back a money-back guarantee 
  • Laser and IPL does not treat any underlying medical conditions 
  • Multiple treatments are required to achieve optimum results 
  • There may be pain or tenderness in the area after treatment
  • Hyper or Hypopigmentation may occur and will discolor after 6-18 months- UV exposure will make these worse
  • Hair will not fall out immediately this is a process for hair removal 
  • Pigment may darken before improvement this is a normal reaction
  • Apply SPF minimum 30 in the treatment area regularly 



For the best results, we advise you to observe the following recommendations. Please ensure that the treated area is well moisturized with frequent applications of a non-perfumed topical moisturizer, ideally containing an SPF of 25 or greater. Do not irritate the treated area with harsh chemicals such as acne medications or face scrubs for 1 to 2 days after your treatment. Makeup may be applied immediately after treatment. Wash the treated area gently with mild soap and water. If the treated area is red or irritated, the area should not be rubbed with a face cloth or towel but lightly patted dry. 

We recommend that you minimize your sun exposure to prevent further damage and that you avoid tanning beds throughout treatment. A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater should be applied whenever the area is exposed to the sun. If you develop a tan within the proposed treated area, delay further treatments for 2 weeks or until the tan has significantly faded. Avoid excessive heat or friction to the treated area e.g. heavy exercise, saunas. Provided that there is no persistent redness, blistering, or crusting present in the treatment area you may resume all normal activities.

Mesoestetic

  • Discontinue use of any exfoliating agents (scrubs) 48 hours prior to your peel treatment
  • Discontinue use of any Retinol, AHA’s, or BHA’s, and take care to avoid self-tan at least 7 days prior to treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, hair removal, bleaching, and sunbed use 14 days prior to your peel.
  • Notify us if cold sores present within 14 days prior to treatment.
  • We recommend the use of Mesoestetic® Peel Booster Serum 15 days prior to any in-clinic MesoPeels. Please incorporate this AHA product into your routine slowly and build up your tolerance.
  • Please consult your GP prior to discontinuing any medication
  • Avoid laser treatments for 4 weeks before 
  • Avoid having any sort of chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment within 2 weeks of your appointment unless supervised by your practitioner. 
  • No waxing or electrolysis for 7 days prior to your appointment 
  • There must be at least a 2-week gap between treatment and injectables including fillers, muscle inhibitors and derma needling treatments. 
  • Steroid creams, topical antibiotics and the use of Roaccutane will prevent treatment
  • Please advise us of any medical changes at each appointment including pregnancy and breast feeding 
  •  4-6 Weeks Prior to Treatment To enhance the results of your peel, your physician should start you on a Mesoestetics® program based on your skin type before commencing the medical 3 step peel
  • For patients with a high risk of pigmentation problems, your physician may recommend some form of bleaching and correcting creme. 5-7 days prior to peel  
  • Avoid any form of laser hair removal, electrolysis, waxing or use of depilatory creams. 3-4 days Before Your Facial Peel Treatment 
  • Discontinue the use of topical retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinol and other potentially irritating products. At least 7 days prior to treatment.
  • Please consult your GP prior to discontinuing any medication
  • Ensure a minimum SPF 30 is worn daily whatever the weather conditions 
  • Avoid perfumed products on the face for 24 hours 
  • Avoid Heat treatment including UV rays, Saunas, Steams etc 48 hours after treatment 
  • Avoid Retinol products for 4 days after treatment 
  • Don’t panic! Redness, stinging, itching, tightness, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling are all normal reactions following a peel. The severity of these responses varies for each individual. Exfoliation generally will start 2-3 days after treatment and ends by approximately day 5. 
  • Avoid rubbing, scratching or peeling/picking the skin 
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 to 10 days following treatment to allow your skin to fully heal If at any time throughout the healing process direct sun exposure cannot be avoided, use  
  • Use SPF 50 protection as necessary. Apply very lightly and gently to avoid premature exfoliation.
  • Besides the Retinol Crème, do not use alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products until the skin has fully healed. 
  • You should also avoid running water directly on your face while showering. 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and consequent sweating until the skin has completely healed. 
  • Do not have any other procedures such as chemical peels, facials, hair removal, microdermabrasion and lasers until the skin has fully healed. 
  • Once your skin has healed, return to the daily mesoestetic®  program your physician would have recommended. 
  • Patients may experience skin peeling three days post procedure  By day 7 all evidence of peeling should have cleared.  
  • Avoid make up for 12 hours, mineral make up is recommended. 
  • Hydrate the skin well 

Morpheus8

  • Topical retinoid therapy should be discontinued at least 7 days prior to treatment 
  • Avoid any prolonged exposure to the sun, if you must be in the sun use a zinc oxide sunscreen of at least SPF 30. 
  • Avoid taking anticoagulants (aspirin, mobic, ibuprofen, naproxen) for one week if medical conditions allow. 
  • Arrive to your appointment with clean skin. There should be no lotion, makeup, perfume, powder, bath or shower oil present on the skin to be treated. 
  • Stop Retin-A products for 5 days before your appointment  
  • Avoid laser treatments for 4 weeks before 
  • Avoid having any sort of chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment within 2 weeks of your appointment unless supervised by your practitioner. 
  • No waxing or electrolysis for 7 days prior to your appointment 
  • There must be at least a 2-week gap between treatment and Injectables including Fillers, Muscle inhibitors and Derma needling treatments. 
  • Steroid creams, topical antibiotics and the use of Roaccutane will prevent treatment  
  • Please advise us of any medical changes at each appointment including pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 2 weeks
  • Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, herbal supplements, vitamin E, and Fish Oil at least one week prior to your treatment day if permitted.
  • It is recommended any use of retinol products, topical antibiotics, exfoliants etc are avoided 5 days before your Morpheus8 treatment.
  • Avoiding sun exposure or tanning (including tanning beds and self-tanning products) for a minimum of 2 weeks before the treatment.
  • Avoid filler and antiwrinkle injections 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Avoid chemical peels, laser and excessive heat treatments 2 weeks prior to treatment.

 

You will notice immediately as well as longer term improvements in your skin. The time for skin cell turnover is 28 days so most people will begin to see increased results after this time. 

Following MORPHEUS8 Fractional remodeling & contouring, it is recommended that patients use the following treatment aftercare advice and are aware of post treatment expectations.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 2 weeks
  • Wear SPF sunscreen on the treatment area everyday after the 3 day initial treatment
  • Avoid touching the treated area for the first 48 hours and after this period this ensure your hands are thoroughly clean if you do
  • Keep the treatment area moisturised with the aftercare cream provided
  • Use a clean Gauze and clinispet regularly on the treated are for the first 3 days after treatment to prevent any infection
  • Make up can be applied 3 days after the treatment
  • Ice packs or cool compresses can be used in the first day to help to reduce the skin from initially feeling hot and any swelling
  •  If you are planning to have dermal fillers or botullium toxin– we’d advise having this done 4 weeks after your Morpheus8 treatment. This must be done a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your next Morpehus session
  •  No active products are to be used for 4 weeks after treatment, this includes Retinol, Vitamin C serums, Hyaluronic acid products and salicylic acids
  • Skin will feel dry during the healing stage you may exfoliate your skin 1 week after treatment
  •  Paracetamol may be taken however avoid antihistamines for 4 days after treatment
  •  Its normal for the skin to feel itchy a week or so after treatment this is just the collagen production being stimulated
  • Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness depending on treatment parameters
  • Morpheus8 treatments may bring about the possibility of developing needle point bruises. Some patients may also experience slight swelling.
  •  You may feel some warmth over the skin area that’s been treated which may last upt 48 hours. The overall healing time can take between 1-10 days depending on individual factors.
  • Avoid essential oils for 3 weeks after treatment
  • Ensure you have a clean pillow case and towels
  • No exercising for 72 hours after treatment
  • No heat for 2 weeks – sauna steam etc
  • Arnica gel or cream may be used for bruising 3 days after treatment
  • Erythema (redness) 1-3 days 
  • Possible edema (localised swelling) up to 1 week
  • Tiny needle holes/scabs may appear, lasting for a few days
  • Possible bruising
  •    Downtime 1-2 days – 1 week, depending on treatment parameters, patient skin type & treatment response/side effects
  •    Possible breakout, dry or itchy skin
  • Use an antiseptic product (e.g. Clinisept) immediately following treatment & for up to 1-3 days, or until needle holes have closed
  • Can cool skin post treatment to reduce discomfort/heat, with clean cooling method
  • Use only tepid water and clean hands to clean face on first night
  • Avoid using make-up for 1-3 days post treatment, until needle holes close (only recommended make-up may be used until then) Use new/clean applicators.
  • Avoid touching treated area (clean hands first if necessary to touch)
  • Once holes have closed you may use your usual products – though avoid exfoliating/retinol based products until any scabs have healed 
  • Use an SPF moisturiser daily once holes have closed (with factor 30+) & for at least 4 weeks post treatment, but ideally ongoing for best results
  • Avoid significant sun exposure or sunbeds for approx. 4 weeks post treatment
  • Moisturise the skin if itchy during healing and do not pick scabs 
  • Before discharge a topical ointment may be applied to the face, no bandages or wraps are necessary. You may be given samples of a topical balm to use for the 3 days after the procedure.
  • Makeup may not be worn for 24 hours after the procedure. If there are no areas with active oozing and warm redness, makeup may be applied after this time. 
  •  You may resume the use of your usual skin care products (usually 2-3 days). Retinoids may be used 5-7 days after treatment. 
  • There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the skin gently, avoid scrubbing or trauma to the treated areas, as if you had a sunburn. 
  • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation (darker pigmentation). 
  • The use of zinc oxide sunblock spf 30 at all times after 24-48 hours. 
  • Multiple treatments over a period of several months may be required to achieve the desired response. You will notice immediate as well as longer term improvements in your skin. The time for skin cell turnover is 28 days so most people will begin to see increased results after this time.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 2 weeks
  • Wear SPF sunscreen on the treatment area everyday after the 3 day initial treatment
  • Avoid touching the treated area for the first 48 hours and after this period this ensure your hands are thoroughly clean if you do
  • Keep the treatment area moisturised with the aftercare cream provided
  • Use a clean Gauze and clinispet regularly on the treated are for the first 3 days after treatment to prevent any infection
  • Make up can be applied 3 days after the treatment
  • Ice packs or cool compresses can be used in the first day to help to reduce the skin from initially feeling hot and any swelling
  •  If you are planning to have dermal fillers or botullium toxin– we’d advise having this done 4 weeks after your Morpheus8 treatment. This must be done a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your next Morpehus session
  •  No active products are to be used for 4 weeks after treatment, this includes Retinol, Vitamin C serums, Hyaluronic acid products and salicylic acids
  • Skin will feel dry during the healing stage you may exfoliate your skin 1 week after treatment
  •  Paracetamol may be taken however avoid antihistamines for 4 days after treatment
  •  Its normal for the skin to feel itchy a week or so after treatment this is just the collagen production being stimulated
  • Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness depending on treatment parameters
  • Morpheus8 treatments may bring about the possibility of developing needle point bruises. Some patients may also experience slight swelling.
  •  You may feel some warmth over the skin area that’s been treated which may last upt 48 hours. The overall healing time can take between 1-10 days depending on individual factors.
  • Avoid essential oils for 3 weeks after treatment
  • Ensure you have a clean pillow case and towels
  • No exercising for 72 hours after treatment
  • No heat for 2 weeks – sauna steam etc
  • Arnica gel or cream may be used for bruising 3 days after treatment

If you have any concerns following treatment with MORPHEUS8 please contact your practitioner immediately.

Our recommended post care tips will indefinitely overlap with ways to maintain your Morpheus8 results. These include:

  • Keep the treatment area moisturised
  • Avoid direct sun exposure
  • Use a high SPF sunscreen every day on the area
  • 4-6 weekly microneedling to maintain collagen stimulation
  • Maintain a good homecare protocol we can assist with a homecare plan if desired
  • Annual treatment of 1 Morpehus will be suggested to maintain results

 

For the best ultimate Morpheus8 results, it is recommended you have 3 sessions. However, our expert clinic practitioners will assess and discuss this with you depending on the area being treated.

Sclerotherapy And Thread Vein Removal

It is advisable to schedule treatments several weeks prior to or after special occasions, events, or vacations that might be impacted by these factors. You must also avoid vigorous physical activity for two weeks. Walking and normal daily activities can be resumed immediately. Your legs will look worse before they start looking better. Many patients need a number of weeks for the bruising and discoloration to fade. 

 

  • 14 DAYS BEFORE: Limit sun exposure two weeks before treatment. 
  • 7 DAYS BEFORE: DO NOT use blood thinning substances such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and/or Vitamin E at least one week before treatment to decrease bruising or bleeding. AVOID blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve. Also avoid herbal supplements, such as Garlic, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and Omega-3 capsules.
  • Please note: If you have a cardiovascular history, please check with your doctor prior to stopping use of Aspirin. 
  • 5 DAYS BEFORE: DO NOT use bronzers or tanning lotions on your legs.
  • Avoid using any cosmetics on the area prior to treatment
  • It is not unusual to have tenderness and bruising at the injection sites in the first 2 to 3 days following treatment. These symptoms can usually be relieved by elevation of the leg(s). Use of a heating pad may help. 
  • If necessary, you may take Paracetamol (preferred over aspirin – which may cause increased bruising).
  • Wear support clothing for 5 days after treatment – such as Gym leggings
  • You may resume normal activities. Avoid strenuous physical activity such as aerobics, jogging, and heavy lifting for the first 2 to 3 days after procedure.
  • Avoid prolonged standing in one position. If you must stand in one place, move your feet or toes frequently or support one foot on a small stool or box.
  • Limit sun exposure for 4 to 6 weeks after treatment.
  • DO NOT apply creams or lotions to your legs for 24 hours after treatment.
  • If swelling occurs over an injection site, elevate and apply ice to the affected leg.
  • Small dark clots may develop in the treated veins. Contact your provider if one of the clotted areas becomes very red, tender, and/or inflamed.
  • A small, superficial ulceration of the skin may occur over an injected vein. This usually does not leave a scar, but needs to be examined immediately by your provider. 
  • Irritation of the injected vein rarely occurs. This can be treated with compression stockings and anti-inflammatory medications such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen
  • Avoid hot baths – this is advisable long term as hot baths are one of the main causes of thread veins

Vitamin Drops And Boosters

Please ensure you eat well before your treatment

  • Vitamin drips have no known side effects and are perfectly medically safe when given in appropriate doses.
  • On very rare occasions, some more sensitive patients may experience minor headaches following an infusion, but this is only temporary and should dissipate within a few hours.
  • Keep hydrated after your vitamin Infusion to ensure full benefits

Cosmelan

Day 1:

  • Use a spray bottle with water to keep the mask moist if it begins to flake or feel dry.
  • Please remove your peel at the allocated time
  • Set an alarm reminder for yourself.
  • Use lots of cold water to remove the mask. Towel off and apply the Melan Recovery Cream. You may feel some warmth/stinging/itchy sensations following removal of the peel. Cool air/fan will help to ease this discomfort. Use Melan Recovery Cream as necessary over the first few days to relieve these symptoms.
  • Do NOT use any other active ingredients such as acids, retinols, or hydroquinone on your skin during your 3 month treatment with Cosmelan.
  • Do NOT do any sweaty exercise or swimming for at least 72 hours.
  • Do NOT use a hot tub, sauna or steam for 30 days following treatment.
  • Do NOT get another skin treatment or procedure on the treated area for 30 days following peel.
  • Do NOT use makeup for 3-5 days if possible.
  • Do NOT have botox or any dermal filler performed for 5 days after the initial Cosmelan mask application.
  • Avoid sun exposure as much as possible and use SPF everyday.
  • During maintenance on Cosmelan 2, discontinue it’s use for 3-5 days prior to waxing and do not start until 3 days after waxing.

After the required leave on time:

  1. Gently remove the Cosmelan treatment with cold water using Hydra milk or Gel cleanser and pat dry entire skin with a clean face towel.
  2. Dispense a generous amount of Melan recovery cream until fully absorbed.
  3. Finalize by applying a nickel size amount of Melan 130+ pigment control mesoprotech onto hands and apply on entire face until fully absorbed (during the day).

Day 2:

  1. Cleanse the skin with Hydra milk or Gel cleanser in circular motions, and remove with warm water using facial sponges.
  2. Dispense a generous amount of Melan recovery cream until fully absorbed.
  3. Finalize by applying a nickel sized amount of Melan 130+ pigment control mesoprotech onto hands and apply on entire face until fully absorbed (during the day).

Day 3 (48 hours after initial treatment):

  1. Cleanse the skin with Hydra milk or Gel cleanser using circular motions and remove with warm water using facial sponges (morning & night).
  2. Gently apply a dime sized amount of Cosmelan 2 cream on entire face (3x a day).
  3. Dispense a generous amount of Melan Recovery Cream on entire face until fully absorbed (3x a day).
  4. Finalize by applying a nickel sized amount of Melan 130+ Pigment Control onto hands and apply on entire face until fully absorbed (during the day).

Month 1:

Apply the following products to clean skin 3 times a day (morning, noon, and night):

  • Cosmelan 2
  • Melan recovery
  • Melan 130 pigment control

Months 2-3:

Apply the following products to clean skin 2 times a day (morning, and night):

  • Cosmelan 2
  • Melan recovery
  • Melan 130 pigment control

Please note, you will need to repurchase another tub of the Cosmelan 2 cream, as one container generally lasts 3 months.

Months 4-7:

Apply the following products to clean skin once in the morning:

Cosmelan 2

Melan recovery

Melan 130 pigment control

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

  • We recommend that no alcohol is consumed 24 hours before and after this treatment.
  • We do request that patients come to their appointment with minimal make up to the areas that are going to be treated.
  • Any allergies. If you suffer from cold-sores. Can I have treatment if I suffer from cold-sores? we advise cold-sore sufferers to take Acyclovir tablets seven days before their treatment appointment to prevent an outbreak. If you have a cold-sore we CANNOT treat you.
  • For 24 hours before your treatment appointment it is advised that you avoid anti-inflammatory pain killers like Ibuprofen and Aspirin. Paracetamol is fine to take and the only pain relief we advise you to take 24 hours before and after treatment
  • We recommend avoiding direct sunlight for four weeks before and after treatment.
  • Avoid using any products on your skin that increase sensitivity, such as retinoids or exfoliants.
  • Avoid laser procedures or overexposure to the sun before treatment. This can damage the skin and increase sensitivity. (4 weeks)
  • Don’t shave, wax, or use depilatories before the procedure. This can lead to an increase in skin sensitivity. (1 week)
  • Stop Retin-A products for 5 days before your appointment
    Avoid laser treatments for 4 weeks before
  • Avoid having any sort of chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment within 2 weeks of your appointment unless supervised by your practitioner.
  • No waxing or electrolysis for 7 days prior to your appointment
  • There must be at least a 2-week gap between treatment and Injectables including Fillers, Muscle inhibitors and Derma needling treatments.
  • Steroid creams, topical antibiotics and the use of Roaccutane will prevent treatment
  • Please advise us of any medical changes at each appointment including pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Please consult your GP prior to discontinuing any medication
  • Avoid touching the treated area.
  • No alcohol for 24 hours after your treatment appointment.
  • Please don’t apply make-up or products to the area for 24 hours, after 24 hours you can apply make-up.
  • You can wash your face with water and a gentle cleanser but we advise no serums or moisturizers with active ingredients in or products that could irritate the skin for 24 hours.
  • The skin may feel tight and dry, 12 hours after the treatment a light moisturizer can be applied.
  • Avoid waxing and hair removal for at least 48 hours after treatment.
  • Topical prescriptive medications can be resumed no sooner than 72 hours after treatment. Avoid extreme heat like saunas, steam rooms and sunbeds for two weeks
  • Ensure a minimum SPF 30 is worn daily whatever the weather conditions 
  • Avoid perfumed products on the face for 24 hours  
  • Avoid Heat treatment including UV rays, Saunas, Steams etc for 48 hours after treatment  
  • Avoid Alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products for 7 days or until the skin has fully healed. 
  • Don’t panic! Redness, stinging, itching, tightness, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling are all normal reactions following any sort of invasive treatment. The severity of these responses varies for each individual. 
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 to 10 days following treatment to allow your skin to fully heal 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and consequent sweating until the skin has completely healed. usually 48 hours.
  • Hydrate the skin well  
  • Avoid chemical peel, Microdermabrasion, IPL Hair removal including waxing and Laser treatments for a minimum of 2 weeks after treatment or until the skin has fully recovered. 
  • Avoid make up for 12 hours, mineral make up is recommended.
  • Avoid Alcohol or vigorous exercise for 48 hours
  • Bruising may take place, especially after injectable treatments ( Profhilo/ Jalupro) arnica can be helpful to reduce this.
  • Report any redness, tenderness, swelling or worsening after 3 days.
  • Report any Blanching, mottled or severe pain 
  • Severe allergic reaction would include – Breathless, Wheezing, couching, swallowing, swelling of the tongue, lips, eyelids, stomach pains, nausea, diarrhoea or hoarseness of the voice. if you experience any of these symptoms call 999 or visit your local Emergency department.
  • Do not pick any scabs caused by treatment 
  • DO not touch the treated area to avoid infection
  • It is recommended to leave the Platelet rich blood on your skin for up to 8 hours for maximum infusion.

LUMECCA IPL

The following advice is given for the safety and protection of the treated area, and for the efficacy of your treatment. It should always be adhered to avoid adverse incidents and increase treatment results.

  • Avoid hot baths/showers for 48hrs (keep water tepid)
  • Avoid heat treatments (sauna/steam room/swimming/exercise) in area for 48hrs
  • Avoid UV (sun or sunbeds) exposure in the treatment area for 4 weeks
  • Use UV/sun protection SPF30+ for 4 weeks following each treatment session
  • Make-up may be applied after the treatment if skin is intact (do not apply over crusting)
  • May have darkening of pigmented lesions in next few mins which get even darker the next day/may have darkening of blood vessels
  • May have erythema/edema around pigments and vessels – local inflammation
  • You may have a crust of pigmented lesions that flakes off after 7-10 days (should be left alone and must not be picked/scratched)
  • Results may require more than one treatment 
  • Skin may be red/tight/with some edema for a day or so after treatment
  • Avoid Touching the area 
  • Avoid Fake tans during your treatment plan
  • Avoid picking or scratching the area or any other trauma
  • Apply Aloe Vera Gel to the area if required after treatment or a cold compress to cool the area  
  • Laser and IPL does not treat any underlying medical conditions 
  • Multiple treatments are required to achieve optimum results 
  • There may be pain or tenderness in the area after treatment
  • Hyper or Hypopigmentation may occur and will discolor after 6-18 months- UV exposure will make these worse
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  • Avoid touching the treated area.
  • No alcohol for 24 hours after your treatment appointment.
  • Please don’t apply make-up or products to the area for 24 hours, after 24 hours you can apply make-up.
  • You can wash your face with water and a gentle cleanser but we advise no serums or moisturizers with active ingredients in or products that could irritate the skin for 24 hours.
  • The skin may feel tight and dry, 12 hours after the treatment a light moisturizer can be applied.
  • Avoid waxing and hair removal for at least 48 hours after treatment.
  • Topical prescriptive medications can be resumed no sooner than 72 hours after treatment. Avoid extreme heat like saunas, steam rooms and sunbeds for two weeks
  • Ensure a minimum SPF 30 is worn daily whatever the weather conditions 
  • Avoid perfumed products on the face for 24 hours  
  • Avoid Heat treatment including UV rays, Saunas, Steams etc for 48 hours after treatment  
  • Avoid Alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products for 7 days or until the skin has fully healed. 
  • Don’t panic! Redness, stinging, itching, tightness, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling are all normal reactions following any sort of invasive treatment. The severity of these responses varies for each individual. 
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 to 10 days following treatment to allow your skin to fully heal 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and consequent sweating until the skin has completely healed. usually 48 hours.
  • Hydrate the skin well  
  • Avoid chemical peel, Microdermabrasion, IPL Hair removal including waxing and Laser treatments for a minimum of 2 weeks after treatment or until the skin has fully recovered. 
  • Avoid make up for 12 hours, mineral make up is recommended.
  • Avoid Alcohol or vigorous exercise for 48 hours
  • Bruising may take place, especially after injectable treatments ( Profhilo/ Jalupro) arnica can be helpful to reduce this.
  • Report any redness, tenderness, swelling or worsening after 3 days.
  • Report any Blanching, mottled or severe pain 
  • Severe allergic reaction would include – Breathless, Wheezing, couching, swallowing, swelling of the tongue, lips, eyelids, stomach pains, nausea, diarrhoea or hoarseness of the voice. if you experience any of these symptoms call 999 or visit your local Emergency department.
  • Do not pick any scabs caused by treatment 
  • DO not touch the treated area to avoid infection
  • It is recommended to leave the Platelet rich blood on your skin for up to 8 hours for maximum infusion.

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