Pre and post treatment guidelines

To ensure safe treatment and effective results during your appointments, it is important that your adhere to pre and post treatment guidelines.

Your recovery time will be influenced by the type of treatment you have received and your individual skin’s response. Your Skin Specialist will have discussed with you the individual time frame you should expect for recovery in addition to your personalised post treatment home care.

Please read the relevant guidelines for the treatments you are receiving below.

Cutera Laser

  • Do not wear makeup to your appointment.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure, or self tanner 2 weeks prior to your treatment (including spray tan, tanning lotions, tanning beds and sun bathing etc).
  • There are some medications/supplements that may increase the risk of bruising.
  • Do not use retinol or chemical exfoliants for 2 days prior to your facial.
  • Avoid any abrasive skin treatments 2 weeks prior to your treatment (including waxing, microdermabrasions, peels and microneedling).
  • Notify your therapist of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of cold sores may require anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.

Medications and Contra-indiacations

There are some circumstances, medical conditions and medications in which Laser may prove to be unsuitable. Please read and consider these before you book your Laser sessions.

Medications:

Antibiotics (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Methotrexate (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Haloperidol (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Chlorpromazine (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Trifluoperazine(5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Amiodrone (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Isotretinoin (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Roaccutane(5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Auranofin (Laser not to be administered)
Azathioprine (Laser not to be administered)
Naproxen (Additional treatments may be required to achieve desired results)
Celecoxib (Additional treatments may be required to achieve desired results)

Contraindications:
(Cannot receieve Laser)

Epilepsy or Seizures triggered by light
Porphyria
Lupus Erythematous
Polymorphic Light Eruption
Photosensitive Eczema
Hypomelanism (Albanism)
Active Skin Cancers

Precautions:
(Please ask your health care provider before starting treatment)

Pregnancy
Eye diseases and conditions
Light induced migraines
St John’s Wort
Recent Introduction of new skincare
Under 16 years old

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage
  • Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time
  • Pigment: treated pigment will turn darker (brown to black) within 24-48 hours. Do not pick at treated areas. Treated pigment will exfoliate off the face in approximately 1 week.
  • Vascular: A “bug bite look” is common and usually resolves in 1-2 days. "Tracking" or visible lines in the direction of treatment is common and resolves within 1-2 days. Individually treated vessels may appear darker in colour before they reduce.
  • Skin tags: it can be normal for the skin tags to change colour or become dark post treatment. A little redness and discomfort can be expected in the 3-7 days until they fall off. The area where the skin tag has fallen off may be different in colour from the rest of your skin. If the skin tags are located in areas of friction, it is best to wear plasters to avoid inflammation and early removal. Do not pick and pull at treated skin tags - let them fall off naturally. Please note it may take more than one session for a skin tag to fall off.
  • Notify us of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)

Skin care up to 10 days post treatment:

  • Gently cleanse the skin morning/night with clean hands and pat dry with a clean towel (no rubbing)
  • Apply any antioxidant serums, moisturiser and SPF as frequently as required throughout the day
  • Avoid application of exfoliating products containing AHAs, BHAs and retinol for 2-3 post treatment.

Avoid activities that will induce heat and vaso-dialation of your capillaries for at least the first 24 hours (including):

  • Exercise
  • Hot showers or baths
  • Use of hot oven/baking
  • Sitting in front of hot air con/fire place
  • Direct sun exposure
  • Alcohol consumption

After care to continue from 72 hours on wards:

  • Sunscreen MUST BE WORN at all times and sun exposure should be avoided
  • DO NOT pick the skin. This can increase the risk of infection, pigment changes and scarring. If you experience excess peeling, gently CUT any dead skin with clean scissors
  • Follow the home care regime that has been prescribed to your by your skin therapist. This will boost the results of your treatment
  • Increase water consumption
  • Avoid treatments such as facial waxing, strong AHAs, BHAs or retinol, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, botox and fillers for 2 weeks post treatment
  • Avoid IPL, laser, deep peels and other forms of needling for 4 weeks post treatment

If you have any concerns post treatment, contact us immediately.

Cosmelan & Dermamelan

  • Do not wear makeup to your appointment.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure, or self tanner 2 weeks prior to your treatment (including spray tan, tanning lotions, tanning beds and sun bathing etc).
  • There are some medications/supplements that may increase the risk of bruising.
  • Do not use retinol or chemical exfoliants for 2 days prior to your facial.
  • Avoid any abrasive skin treatments 2 weeks prior to your treatment (including waxing, microdermabrasions, peels and microneedling).
  • Notify your therapist of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of cold sores may require anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.

Medications and Contra-indiacations

There are some circumstances, medical conditions and medications in which Laser may prove to be unsuitable. Please read and consider these before you book your Cosmelan or Dermamelan sessions.

Medications:

Antibiotics (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Methotrexate (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Haloperidol (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Chlorpromazine (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Trifluoperazine(5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Amiodrone (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Isotretinoin (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Roaccutane(5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Auranofin (Peel not to be administered)
Azathioprine (Peel not to be administered)
Naproxen (Additional treatments may be required to achieve desired results)
Celecoxib (Additional treatments may be required to achieve desired results)

Contraindications:
(Cannot receieve treatment)

Active Skin Cancers
Pregnancy

In order to achieve the best results from your cosmelan treatment we ask that you read and understand the following instructions. It is IMPERATIVE that only the mesoestetic skin care products that are provided with your Cosmelan program are used for optimal results.

Your recovery time will be influenced by the length of application and your individual skin response. This can range anywhere from 5-14 days.

It is normal to have side effects such as redness, swelling, pain (sunburn sensation), sensitivity, itching, peeling, acne or herpes simplex breakout, hyper or hypo pigmentation of the treated area during the initial phases of rejuvenation. We recommend taking prevenative anti-viral or anti-histamines to reduce the risks. Be sure to follow the below after care instructions to ensure optimal results.

On completion of application time:

(time to wash off your Cosmelan peel)

  • Gently remove your Cosmelan peel with warm water
  • Follow with Melan recovery

Skin care for 72 hours post Cosmelan peel:

Morning:

  • Hydracream fusion, Melan recovery and Mesoprotech pigment control 130+ SPF
  • Re-apply SPF at least once through out the day

Evening:

  • Hydracream fusion and Melan recovery

Skin care for 3 months post Cosmelan peel:

Morning:

  • Hydracream fusion, 2 sprays of Hydratonic mist, mix equal amounts Cosmelan 2 (pea size amount) with Hydra-vital factor k, melan recovery and Mesoprotech pigment control 130+ SPF
  • Re-apply SPF at least once through out the day

Evening:

  • Hydracream fusion, 2 sprays of Hydratonic mist, mix equal amounts Cosmelan 2 (pea size amount) with Hydra-vital factor k and melan recovery
  • Alternating nights: Apply Hydravital mask

Skin care from 4-9 months post Cosmelan peel:

(maintaining your depigmenation)

Morning:

  • Hydracream fusion, 2 sprays of Hydratonic mist, melan recovery and Mesoprotech pigment control 130+ SPF
  • Re-apply SPF at least once through out the day

Evening:

  • Hydracream fusion, 2 sprays of Hydratonic mist, Cosmelan 2 and melan recovery
  • Alternating nights: Apply Hydravital mask

*If you experience any excessive sensitivity, discomfort, irritation or dryness after the initial peeling phase has already occurred, please get in touch ASAP! In these cases slightly reducing Cosmelan 2 application should help, but please confirm with us first.

Avoid activities that will induce heat and vaso-dialation of your capillaries for at least the first 24 hours (including):

  • Exercise
  • Hot showers or baths
  • Use of hot oven/baking
  • Sitting in front of hot air con/fire place
  • Direct sun exposure
  • Alcohol consumption

After care to continue from 72 hours on wards:

  • Sunscreen MUST BE WORN at all times and sun exposure should be avoided
  • DO NOT pick the skin. This can increase the risk of infection, pigment changes and scarring. If you experience excess peeling, gently CUT any dead skin with clean scissors
  • Increase water consumption
  • Avoid treatments such as facial waxing, threading, peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, botox and fillers until your skin therapist has given you the okay (at least 4 weeks)
  • Avoid IPL, laser, deep peels and other forms of needling for 4 months post treatment

SkinPen Microneedling

  • Do not use retinol or chemical exfoliants for 2 days prior to your treatment.
  • Avoid any abrasive skin treatments 2 weeks prior to your treatment (including waxing, microdermabrasions, peels and microneedling).
  • Avoid direct sun or UV exposure the week prior to your treatment.
  • Notify your therapist of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of cold sores may require anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.

Post treatment it is normal for the skin to appear slightly pink to red, similar to a sunburn. In the days following you may experience dryness, rough skin, tightness and discomfort during the inital phases of wound healing. Be sure to follow the below after care instructions to ensure optimal results.

Skin care immediately post treatment:

  • Day 1 (up to 24 hours post): Cleanse ONLY with water at night/morning using clean hands and pat dry with a clean towel. Apply SkinFuse Lift HG (provided) with clean hands as often as required. *This is the only product to be applied to the treated area during this time.
  • Days 2-3 (between 24-72 hours post): Gently cleanse with a hydroxy acid free cleanser and water at night/morning with clean hands then pat dry with a clean towel. Apply SkinFuse Rescue Calming Complex (provided), followed by your moisturiser and SPF (in the morning).

Avoid activities that will induce heat and vaso-dialation of your capillaries for at least the first 24 hours (including):

  • Exercise
  • Hot showers or baths
  • Use of hot oven/baking
  • Sitting in front of hot air con/fire place
  • Direct sun exposure
  • Alcohol consumption

After care to continue from 72 hours on wards:

  • Sunscreen MUST BE WORN at all times and sun exposure should be avoided for AT LEAST 2 weeks
  • DO NOT pick the skin. This can increase the risk of infection, pigment changes and scarring
  • Follow the home care regime that has been prescribed to your by your skin therapist. This will boost the results of your treatment
  • Avoid application of exfoliating products containing AHAs, BHAs and retinol for 5-10 days post treatment
  • Avoid treatments such as facial waxing, strong AHAs, BHAs or retinol, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, botox and fillers for 2 weeks post treatment
  • Avoid IPL, laser, deep peels and other forms of needling for 4 weeks post treatment

If you have any concerns post treatment, contact us immediately

Facials

  • Do not use retinol or chemical exfoliants for 2 days prior to your facial.
  • Avoid any abrasive skin treatments 2 weeks prior to your treatment (including waxing, microdermabrasions, peels and microneedling).
  • Avoid direct sun or UV exposure the week prior to your treatment.
  • Notify your therapist of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of cold sores may require anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.

Depending on the level of facial you receive, it is normal for the skin to appear slightly pink to red post treatment. In the days following you may experience dryness, rough skin, tightness, discomfort, purging and potentially peeling during the initial phases of rejuvenation. Be sure to follow the below after care instructions to ensure optimal results.

Skin care up to 10 days post treatment:

  • Gently cleanse the skin morning/night with clean hands and pat dry with a clean towel (no rubbing)
  • Apply any antioxidant serums, moisturiser and SPF as frequently as required throughout the day
  • Avoid application of exfoliating products containing AHAs, BHAs and retinol for 3-7 days post treatment

Avoid activities that will induce heat and vaso-dialation of your capillaries for at least the first 24 hours (including):

  • Exercise
  • Hot showers or baths
  • Use of hot oven/baking
  • Sitting in front of hot air con/fire place
  • Direct sun exposure
  • Alcohol consumption

After care to continue from 72 hours on wards:

  • Sunscreen MUST BE WORN at all times and sun exposure should be avoided
  • DO NOT pick the skin. This can increase the risk of infection, pigment changes and scarring. If you experience excess peeling, gently CUT any dead skin with clean scissors
  • Follow the home care regime that has been prescribed to your by your skin therapist. This will boost the results of your treatment
  • Increase water consumption
  • Avoid treatments such as facial waxing, strong AHAs, BHAs or retinol, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, botox and fillers for 2 weeks post treatment
  • Avoid IPL, laser, deep peels and other forms of needling for 4 weeks post treatment

If you have any concerns post treatment, contact us immediately.

Chemical Peels

  • Do not use retinol or chemical exfoliants for 2 days prior to your facial.
  • Avoid any abrasive skin treatments 2 weeks prior to your treatment (including waxing, microdermabrasions, peels and microneedling).
  • Avoid direct sun or UV exposure the week prior to your treatment.
  • Notify your therapist of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of cold sores may require anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.

Depending on the level of peel you receive, it is normal for the skin to appear slightly pink to red (similar to a sunburn) post treatment. In the days following you may experience dryness, rough skin, tightness, discomfort and peeling during the initial phases of rejuvenation. Be sure to follow the below after care instructions to ensure optimal results.

Skin care up to 10 days post treatment:

  • Gently cleanse the skin with an acid free cleanser morning/night with clean hands and pat dry with a clean towel (no rubbing)
  • Apply any antioxidant serums, moisturiser and SPF as frequently as required throughout the day
  • Avoid application of exfoliating products containing AHAs, BHAs and retinol for 5-10 days post treatment

Avoid activities that will induce heat and vaso-dialation of your capillaries for at least the first 24 hours (including):

  • Exercise
  • Hot showers or baths
  • Use of hot oven/baking
  • Sitting in front of hot air con/fire place
  • Direct sun exposure
  • Alcohol consumption

After care to continue from 72 hours on wards:

  • Sunscreen MUST BE WORN at all times and sun exposure should be avoided
  • DO NOT pick the skin. This can increase the risk of infection, pigment changes and scarring. If you experience excess peeling, gently CUT any dead skin with clean scissors
  • Follow the home care regime that has been prescribed to your by your skin therapist. This will boost the results of your treatment
  • Increase water consumption
  • Avoid treatments such as facial waxing, strong AHAs, BHAs or retinol, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, botox and fillers for 2 weeks post treatment
  • Avoid IPL, laser, deep peels and other forms of needling for 4 weeks post treatment

If you have any concerns post treatment, contact us immediately.

Dermaplaning

  • Do not use retinol or chemical exfoliants for 2 days prior to your facial.
  • Avoid any abrasive skin treatments 2 weeks prior to your treatment (including waxing, microdermabrasions, peels and microneedling).
  • Avoid direct sun or UV exposure the week prior to your treatment.
  • Notify your therapist of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of cold sores may require anti-viral prescription prior to treatment.

Depending on your skin health and response, it is normal for the skin to appear slightly pink to red post treatment. In the days following you may experience dryness, rough skin, tightness, discomfort, purging and potentially peeling during the initial phases of rejuvenation. Be sure to follow the below after care instructions to ensure optimal results and prevent dehydration or dryness.

Skin care up to 10 days post treatment:

  • Gently cleanse the skin morning/night with clean hands and pat dry with a clean towel (no rubbing)
  • Apply any antioxidant serums, moisturiser and SPF as frequently as required throughout the day
  • Avoid application of exfoliating products containing AHAs, BHAs and retinol for 3-7 days post treatment

Avoid activities that will induce heat and vaso-dialation of your capillaries for at least the first 24 hours (including):

  • Exercise
  • Hot showers or baths
  • Use of hot oven/baking
  • Sitting in front of hot air con/fire place
  • Direct sun exposure
  • Alcohol consumption

After care to continue from 72 hours on wards:

  • Sunscreen MUST BE WORN at all times and sun exposure should be avoided
  • DO NOT pick the skin. This can increase the risk of infection, pigment changes and scarring. If you experience excess peeling, gently CUT any dead skin with clean scissors
  • Follow the home care regime that has been prescribed to your by your skin therapist. This will boost the results of your treatment
  • Increase water consumption
  • Avoid treatments such as facial waxing, strong AHAs, BHAs or retinol, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, botox and fillers for 2 weeks post treatment
  • Avoid IPL, laser, deep peels and other forms of needling for 4 weeks post treatment

If you have any concerns post treatment, contact us immediately.

LED light therapy

  • Avoid direct sun or UV exposure the week prior to your treatment.
  • Notify your therapist of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.

CONSIDERATIONS AND CAUTIONS

There are some circumstances, medical conditions and medications in which LED may prove to be unsuitable. Please read and consider these before you book your LED sessions.

Medications:

Antibiotics (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Methotrexate (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Haloperidol (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Chlorpromazine (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Trifluoperazine(5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Amiodrone (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Isotretinoin (5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Roaccutane(5 day stand down prior to treatment)
Auranofin (LED Not to be administered)
Azathioprine (LED Not to be administered)
Naproxen (Additional treatments may be required to achieve desired results)
Celecoxib (Additional treatments may be required to achieve desired results)

Contraindications:
(Cannot receieve LED)

Epilepsy or Seizures triggered by light
Porphyria
Lupus Erythematous
Polymorphic Light Eruption
Photosensitive Eczema
Hypomelanism (Albanism)
Active Skin Cancers

Precautions:
(Please ask your health care provider before starting treatment)

Pregnancy
Eye diseases and conditions
Light induced migraines
St John’s Wort
Recent Introduction of new skincare
Under 16 years old

Depending on your skins vascularity, it is normal for the skin to appear slightly pink to red post treatment.

Skin care up to 10 days post treatment:

  • Gently cleanse the skin morning/night with clean hands and pat dry with a clean towel (no rubbing)
  • Apply any antioxidant serums, moisturiser and SPF as frequently as required throughout the day
  • You can continue the application of exfoliating products containing AHAs, BHAs and retinol

Avoid activities that will induce heat and vaso-dialation of your capillaries for at least the first 24 hours (including):

  • Exercise
  • Hot showers or baths
  • Use of hot oven/baking
  • Sitting in front of hot air con/fire place
  • Direct sun exposure
  • Alcohol consumption

After care to continue from 72 hours on wards:

  • Sunscreen MUST BE WORN at all times and sun exposure should be avoided
  • DO NOT pick the skin. This can increase the risk of infection, pigment changes and scarring.
  • Follow the home care regime that has been prescribed to your by your skin therapist. This will boost the results of your treatment
  • Increase water consumption

If you have any concerns post treatment, contact us immediately.