All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, so please come as ‘fresh faced’ if possible. Numbing cream will be applied prior to the procedure for your comfort.
Alcohol, aspirin, Ibuprofen and a range of dietary supplements including St. Johns Wort, fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided 24 hours before treatment.
Treatment cannot be administered if there is an active skin infection, including acne or cold sores or if you are unwell- including colds, coughs, sore throats etc. Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.
You will be given a consent form to read and sign as well as have your before pictures taken.
Most people can continue with normal activities with immediate improvement in their appearance. Some will have some redness, pin prick marks, possibly swelling, possibly bruising. Applying ice to the area as well as the use of arnica cream and intake of Vitamin C post treatment can help reduce the side effects above.
Make-up should not be worn until the next day.
You are advised to avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, sunbathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong swelling.