Pre and Post Treatment

TREATMENT INFORMATION

We are committed to ensuring you get the very best out of your treatment at The Skin Nurse. Whether you’re a returning client or new to our clinic, we have created extensive pre and post care information which is available for you to read below. 

Not all treatments are created equal, some require more downtime than others and there some important things to know before advanced dermal therapies and cosmetic injectables which is why we encourage you to take the time to read these thoroughly, so you know what to expect.

 

Corrective Peel Aftercare

Pre Treatment

For 7 days prior to your treatment:

  • Avoid excessive sun and wind exposure
  • Avoid vitamin A/ Retinol skincare products
  • Avoid AHAs/BHAs
  • Ensure good health and stay hydrated

Post Treatment

For 5-7 days following your treatment:

  • Keep skin hydrated
  • Avoid sun exposure – wear minimum SPF 30 daily
  • Avoid saunas
  • Avoid vitamin A/ Retinol skincare products
  • Do not use exfoliation products
  • Do not use products containing AHAs/BHAs
  • Avoid anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers
  • Avoid having any type of skin treatment for at least 2 weeks
  • Do not shave or wax the area that has been treated
  • Do not scratch, pick or pull at the treated skin

Epiblading Aftercare

Pre Treatment

For 7 days prior to your treatment:

  • Avoid excessive sun and wind exposure
  • Avoid vitamin A/ Retinol skincare products
  • Avoid AHAs/BHAs
  • Ensure good health and stay hydrated
  • There is a small chance that a treatment may induce an outbreak of facial cold sores in patients with previous history of cold sores – we advise you take a preventative antiviral prior to treatment if you have a history of coldsores.

Post Treatment

For 5-7 days following your treatment:

  • Avoid sun exposure – wear minimum SPF 30 daily
  • Avoid saunas
  • Avoid vitamin A/ Retinol skincare products
  • Do not use exfoliation products
  • Do not use products containing AHAs/BHAs
  • Avoid having any type of skin treatment for at least 2 weeks
  • Do not shave or wax the area that has been treated for at least 2 weeks
  • Do not scratch, pick or pull at the treated skin

Hydrafacial / Halo'Glow Aftercare

Pre Treatment

For 7 days prior to your treatment:

  • Avoid excessive sun and wind exposure
  • Avoid vitamin A/ Retinol skincare products
  • Avoid AHAs/BHAs
  • Ensure good health and stay hydrated

Post Treatment

For 5-7 days following your treatment:

  • Avoid sun exposure – wear minimum SPF 30 daily
  • Avoid saunas
  • Avoid vitamin A/ Retinol skincare products
  • Do not use exfoliation products
  • Do not use products containing AHAs/BHAs
  • Avoid anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers
  • Avoid having any type of skin treatment for at least 2 weeks
  • Do not shave or wax the area that has been treated
  • Do not scratch, pick or pull at the treated skin

SkinPen Needling / Aquagold Aftercare

Pre Treatment

For 7 days prior to your treatment:

  • Avoid excessive sun and wind exposure
  • Avoid vitamin A/ Retinol skincare products
  • Avoid AHAs/BHAs
  • Ensure good health and stay hydrated
  • There is a small chance that a treatment may induce an outbreak of facial cold sores in patients with previous history of cold sores – we advise you take a preventavie antiviral prior to treatment if you have a history of coldsores.

Post Treatment

For 5-7 days following your treatment:

  • Use your post treatment serum as directed by your Skin Nurse
  • Avoid sun exposure – wear minimum SPF 30 daily
  • Avoid sun exposure – wear minimum SPF 30 daily
  • Avoid applying makeup for 48 hours. Mineral makeup can be used 24 hours post treatment
  • Only apply skincare products prescribed by your Skin Nurse
  • Avoid hot showers and saunas
  • Do not exfoliate
  • Avoid highly fragranced products
  • Avoid high intensity exercise
  • Do not use Vitamin A/ Retinol skincare products
  • Do not use products containing AHAs and BHAs
  • Avoid anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers
  • Do not have skin treatments of any kind
  • Do not shave or wax the area of treatment
  • Do not scratch, pick or pull at the treated skin

PRP / REJURAN Aftercare

Pre Treatment

For 7 days prior to your treatment:

  • Stop taking supplements that increase bruising and bleeding: Green Tea, Omega Supplements (Fish Oil), Evening Primrose Oil, Garlic, Echinacea, St. Johns Wort, Vitamin E.
  • There is a small chance that a treatment may induce an outbreak of facial cold sores in patients with previous history of cold sores – we advise you take a preventavie antiviral prior to treatment if you have a history of coldsores.
  • Stop taking medications that increase bruising and bleeding such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories after consulting your medical practitioner: Nurofen (Ibuprofen), Voltaren (Diclofenac), Naprogesic (Naproxen), Aspirin (Acetylsalicyclic Acid).
  • Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water leading up to and after the appointment of your procedure.

Post Treatment

For 5-7 days following your treatment:

  • Patience is required: swelling may be present for 24-48 hours. The swelling will subside, sleeping elevated will help.
  • Avoid touching your face for at least two hours to allow injection sites to heal over.
  • Wash your hands before touching injected areas to avoid introducing external infection.
  • Gently massage area with a bland moisturiser to help with lymphatic drainage.
  • Your treated area will feel a bit tender for a few days. Keep the area free of oil based products, heavy cosmetics and thick moisturisers for at least 24 hours.
  • Bruising may be reduced by the use of Arnica tablets.
  • Avoid exposure to prolonged UV sunlight, rigorous exercise, saunas, hot baths and excessive amounts or alcohol, as this will increase the swelling and the possibility of bruising.
  • A follow up review at 2 weeks with your Skin Nurse is recommended to follow up your results.

     

MoRpheus 8 / SYLFIRM X Aftercare

Pre Treatment

For 7 days prior to your treatment:

  • Avoid active skincare for 2-3 days prior to treatment such as AHA, BHA or Retinol.
  • There is a small chance that a treatment may induce an outbreak of facial cold sores in patients with previous history of cold sores – we advise you take a preventative antiviral prior to treatment if you have a history of coldsores.
  • Areas of dental crowns, caps, braces or other metal dental implants may be more sensitive to treat and the clinical may use dental rolls, gauze or a tongue depressor to isolate the area and make the treatment more comfortable.
  • You may take Arnica tablets 2-3 days prior to reduce the risk of bruising. 
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anticoagulant drugs and essential fatty acids (fish oils) for 24 hours before treatment or as directed by your Skin Nurse. 

Post Treatment

For 5-7 days following your treatment:

  • Avoid heat inducing activities for 24-48 hours post treatment (avoid hot baths, massage, sun and UV exposure, excessive sweating)
  • AVOID UV exposure – wear minimum SPF 30 daily
  • Leave Stratacel on your skin for 24 hours post treatment or as directed by your Skin Nurse
  • Discontinue use of over stimulating active ingredients on the treatment area from 5-7 days (AHA, BHA, Retinol)
  • Antihistamine can be used to aid itchy skin in healing phase
  • Basic cleanser, moisturiser or clinic recommended post procedure cream/ serum/ SPF only for the first 1-3 days – use only products as prescribed by your Skin Nurse
  • Avoid touching the face post Morpheus8 until micro wounds have closed and inflammation has subsided.
  • Do not pick or pull at micro scabs, keep skin hydrating to assist healing.
  • Healing on the body can take up to 30 days (Grid marks can still be visible)

BBL Forever Young / Forever Clear & SkinTyte Aftercare

Pre Treatment

For 7 days prior to your treatment:

  • Avoid excessive sun and wind exposure
  • Avoid Vitamin A/ Retinol skincare products
  • Avoid AHAs/ BHAs
  • Ensure good health and stay hydrated
  • There is a small chance that a treatment may induce an outbreak of facial cold sores in patients with previous history of cold sores – we advise you take a preventative antiviral prior to treatment if you have a history of coldsores.
  • AVOID UV exposure – we cannot treat you if you have sunburned or sun exposed skin (termination charge will apply)
  • AVOID self tanning lotions – we cannot treat you if you have ANY remenants of self tanning products on the area being treated (termination charge will apply)

Post Treatment

For 5-7 days following your treatment:

  • Please use cold compresses if the skin feels warm and uncomfortable. 
  • If crusting/ miloing (brown ‘milo’ like spots) occurs please avoid picking – this will naturally shed on its own after 5-7days for the face and 1-3 weeks for the body.
    Avoid swimming in chlorine or heat-inducing activities for 24-48hrs.

     

     

  • Use bland moisturiser or cleanser until the skin heals. Nothing with high strength active ingredients and no exfoliation of the skin for 1 week.
  • Use only products prescribed by your Skin Nurse.
  • Avoid heavy oil based products, heavy cosmetics and thick moisturizer for the first 24 hours so that the excess heat may escape. Avoid AHA (Glycolic/Lactic), BHA (Salicylic), Vitamin A (Retinol) etc.
  • MUST Apply SPF 50+ daily and reapply in the afternoon if going out again. This is a non-negotiable step following all treatments due to increased photosensitivity (sun sensitivity)
  • Avoid exposure to prolonged sunlight between treatments and for 3 months after.
  • Swelling may occur post treatment and may last up to 14 days

Biostimulator Aftercare

Massage the area for 5 minutes, 5 times per day for 5 days.

Sometimes bumps may develop over 6-12 months and may resolve themselves. Sometimes they may require treatment. If you have any concerns, please contact your treating Nurse.

First 24 hours

  • Don’t apply make up
  • Don’t shampoo hair
  • Don’t swim or exercise vigorously
  • Don’t expose yourself to extreme heat or cold
  • Don’t drink very hot beverages or alcohol
  • Arnica tablets if prone to bruising and swelling
  • Apply damp icy cloth if swelling or tenderness. Avoid direct contact of ice to skin as it may burn skin.
  • Try to sleep elevated if excessive swelling
  • There is a small chance that a treatment may induce an outbreak of facial cold sores in patients with previous history of cold sores – we advise you take a preventative antiviral prior to treatment if you have a history of coldsores.

 

Over the next 2 days

  • Avoid all activities that would wrinkle your face and reduce product absorption evenly into your tissues. Use moisturiser cream to massage to reduce friction on face.
  • Sleep on your back so that skin will drape evenly

 

Over the next 7 days

  • After each treatment session, gently massage the treated areas at least daily. More often if lumps occur.
  • Massage in small rotatory rhythmic movement for 5-10 min.
  • Avoid excessive sun and UV lamp exposure until all swelling and redness resolved. Apply sun screen before going out in sun

Download our Post Treatment Care Plans

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