Waxing

Preparation:

  • Exfoliate 2-3 times per week, to support the removal of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This is best achieved by using a coarse, dry body mitt and ‘dry brushing’ the body prior to showering.
  • Moisturise and hydrate the skin every day. This nourishes the skin, reduces dehydration and flaking skin and improves the skin’s appearance.
  • Prior to waxing ensure that the hairs are long enough to be completely removed by the root. To achieve this the hair needs to be at least 0.5cm long.
  • If you have been shaving prior to waxing, it is important to note that it might take a couple of waxes to get your hair into a cycle of growth that allows for the most effective finish.

Aftercare:

  • It is normal for the treated area to be a little red, sensitive and warm following waxing due to a histamine reaction. This should subside 3-6 hours following the treatment.
  • Limit exercise for the first 48 hours after waxing, as sweat is a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Don’t expose yourself to heat or UV rays for at least 48 hours.
  • Avoid using body lotion, moisturisers, fragrances, soap or deodorant on the area for the first 12 hours.
  • Don’t use saunas, spas or public pools for 2-3 days following to avoid cross infection.

Electrolysis

Preparation:

  • Prior to the treatment allow the hair to grow (about 3-4 days) so that it is visible on the skin surface.
  • Most clients find that they require no pain relief prior or after the treatment, however if you find that the treatment is too discomforting you can take a mild pain relief an hour prior to your treatment.

Between Treatments:

  • Any hair growth between appointments must not be plucked or removed. It may be cut to surface level with scissors to reduce growth if required.
  • If you receive scabbing around the treated follicles following treatment, don’t pick at the scabs as this could lead to cross infection or scarring.

Aftercare:

  • Immediately following the treatment you can expect the skin to be slightly raised and reddened. This will subside 6-12 hours after the treatment. It is essential that after care is adhered to for ultimate results.
  • Don’t touch the treated area for at least 48 hours to avoid cross infection.
  • Avoid applying cosmetic products including body lotions, moisturisers, fragrances, make-up or deodorant to the area for the first 24 hours.
  • Regularly apply using a cotton swab a thin film of antiseptic cream to the area for the first 3-5 days.
  • Don’t use saunas, spas or public pools for 2-3 days following to avoid cross infection.

IPL – Hair Removal Treatment

Preparation:

  • The treatment CANNOT be performed on the skin that has had unprotected sun exposure 6-8 weeks prior to treatment. Sunscreen MUST be worn daily and reapplied when required for the 6-8 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Fake tanning products must not be used on the treatment area for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid tweezing, waxing, and electrolysis for 2-4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Minimal hair growth must be left prior to initial consult but following treatments the area must be shaved 1 day prior to your appointment.
  • Exfoliate 2-3 times per week. This is best done using a course, dry body mitt and dry brushing the area prior to showering, follow this up by moisturising daily.
  • If required pain relief can be taken prior to treatment although most clients find this is not required.

Expected directly following treatment:

  • Immediately after treatment swelling and redness around some hair follicles is expected. This should reduce 24-48 hours following treatment.
  • IPL CANNOT treat hairs that don’t have pigment, therefore white and light blonde hair will not respond to treatment.
  • Hairs will continue to ‘grow’ for the next week but then will fall out. These hairs can be shaved until they fall out if required.

Aftercare:

  • Avoid very hot baths/ showers/ steam baths/ sauna for 1 week following treatment.
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water for 1 week following treatment.
  • Do not exfoliate the treated area for 3-4 days following treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, plucking or electrolysis while having treatments as this physically removes the target. The area can be cut or shaved.
  • Sunscreen MUST be worn, when and if treatment area is exposed to UV. Failing to do so will affect results and may result in refusal of treatment.

IPL – Skin Restoration and Rejuvenation- Photo- Facial, Pigmentation Removal, Vascular Lesions

Preparation:

  • The treatment CANNOT be performed on the skin that has had unprotected sun exposure for 6-8 weeks prior to treatment. Sunscreen MUST be worn daily and reapplied when required for the 6-8 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Fake tanning products must not be used on the treatment area for 2 weeks prior to treatment.

Expected directly following treatment:

  • Immediately after the IPL treatment the skin will be provided with topical actives to support results. A cooling masque will then be applied to the skin.
  • Mild redness is expected following the treatment and will usually last between 24-48 hours. Mineral makeup can be used to conceal redness if required. In some cases small blisters may appear, if these are uncomfortable you can cool the area using a cool face cloth.
  • Any pigmentation that responds to treatment (sun generated pigmentation) will become noticeable or darker (milo-effect) before lightening or disappearing.
  • Slight swelling can be expected when treating vascular skin concerns.
  • The treatment area for specific concerns (pigment or vascular) may feel hot for a period of time following treatment. A cooling balm can be applied to the skin to reduce any heat.

Aftercare:

  • Use only cool water to wash face for 2 days after treatment.
  • Avoid very hot baths/ showers/ steam baths/ sauna for 1 week following treatment.
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water for 1 week following treatment.
  • Do not exfoliate the treated area for 3-4 days following treatment.
  • Do not wax or pluck the area for 2 days following treatment.
  • Sunscreen MUST be worn and reapplied as required continually. This is ongoing; failing to do so will affect results and may result in refusal of treatment.