Some medications and supplements designed to increase blood flow can increase your risk of bruising as can alcohol. Smoking will also increase your healing time. Do not use blood-thinning medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen for 3 – 4 days prior to treatment. Some herbal supplements such as fish oil and ginko can also increase your risk of bruising.
Maximise facial movement (frowning, eyebrow raises and squinting) for 30 minutes following your treatment (botox or dysport), to draw the muscle relaxant into the tissue.
Do not rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours post treatment. You may gently cleanse and moisturise.
Avoid exercise on the day of your treatment.
Some clients experience a mild headache following anti-wrinkle injections. If this occurs, you may use paracetamol but please avoid anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen, aspirin) as this could increase your risk of bruising.
If bruising occurs ice and arnica can be applied to the affected area and makeup 4 hours post treatment.It can take anywhere from 5 - 14 days to see the full effects post Botulinium Treatment. It is recommended that at this time you should have review with your Nurse if any further treatment is needed.
Some medications and supplements designed to increase blood flow can increase your risk of bruising as can alcohol. Smoking will also increase your healing time.
Do not use blood-thinning medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen for 3 – 4 days prior to treatment.
If you are on antibiotics or have been unwell, it is recommended that treatment be postpone until a minimum of 2 weeks prior to completion.
If planning on travelling overseas treatment should be completed 2 weeks before travel is planned. For Lip Fillers - Please advise your RegisterNurse Injector if you have ever had cold sores as prophylactic treatment is recommended. Viral infections such as cold sores may be reactivated by some treatments. We advise taking L-lysine daily for two to three days prior to and after your treatment if you do have a history of cold sores.
It is not recommended that you do not consume alcohol, caffeine, blood thinning medications and some vitamin supplements for 24 hours following treatment, as these may worsen swelling and bruising.
Do not rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours post treatment. You may gently cleanse and moisturize.
Avoid exercise on the day of your treatment. Some clients experience a mild discomfort following dermal filler injections. If this occurs, you may use paracetamol but please avoid anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen, aspirin) as this will increase your risk of bruising.
If bruising occurs ice, hirudoid and arnica cream can be applied to the affected area and mineral makeup can be applied with a clean brush 4 hours post treatment.
Drink plenty of water throughout the following days as this will help the dermal filler settle more quickly and flush the anaesthetic from your body. Following treatment, you may experience redness, swelling and tenderness in the treatment area. This is normal and will resolve within 24-72 hours. Bruising at the injection site is normal and should clear within ten days.
The treatment area may have the appearance of ‘unevenness’ immediately following treatment, due to swelling and bruising. This will settle. If any unevenness remains after ten days, please contact the clinic for a review appointment.
DERMAL SKIN NEEDLING
Immediately After Treatment: Your skin will feel very hot, this will intensify and may persist for 6 – 24 hours post treatment. You may experience slight swelling and puffiness particularly around the eyes. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. Your skin must remain DRY for 6 hours post treatment.
1-3 Days After Your Treatment: Redness will resolve. Any swelling will start to subside and dissipate completely. The outer layer of your skin will become dehydrated and will feel dry and rough, leave to exfoliate naturally. Don’t pick or use exfoliating treatments for 7 days. You will be able to wash your skin with cool water and gentle soothing cleanser.
Just as important as the waxing itself is making sure you take care of your wax afterward. Please, please follow the advice of your Therapist and refer back here for a guide of what (and what not!) to do.
Before your Wax
- If you’re really worried about the pain, and have not had waxing before then take 1 or 2 paracetamol about 30-40 minutes before your appointment. This can help reduce the surface discomfort.
- Make sure your hair is long enough to remove completely from the roots – it should be at least 0.5 centimetres. If you’ve shaved the area within the last few weeks it might take a couple of waxes to get your hair into a cycle of growth that allows the most effective wax finish.
It’s normal immediately after your wax for a little bit of redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours and is normally due to a histamine reaction. Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it’s important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free.
– No sunbathing for at least 12 hours (have your waxing done at least the day BEFORE you go on holiday)
– No swimming in a chlorinated pool for 24 hours
– Same for spa baths or saunas
– Avoid applying any topical lotions for at least 12 hours (fragrances and other lubricants can cause a burning sensation)
– Also avoid touching the waxed area to ensure it remains bacteria free
– Use a tea tree oil based product to apply to the area for it’s anti-bacterial qualities.
3-10 Days after waxing
– Use a soft brush or exfoliating glove to gently buff the area every 2-3 days – this is particularly important after about day 3 through to about the 10 day mark. It doesn’t need to be hard scrubbng, just a gentle exfoliation.
– Use a product like Lycon Ingrown-X-it Solution to roll over the area after showering. This product contains lactic acid which helps ensure dead skin cells are buffed away allowing your hair back through the follicle opening.
How long will your wax last?
If you’re a first-time or occasional waxer you will likely notice some new hair growth within 2-3 weeks due to the naturally staggered hair growth cycle. This part of regrowth will be sparse, about one-third of the hair normally present. Soon after the remaining hair will begin growing in.
Regular waxing will leave the area hair free for 3 – 6 weeks. Over time the density of hair in the waxed area may start to decrease as well.