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General Care

With most treatments some pain, redness, bruising and swelling can be normal. Please see specific advice below for your treatment.

If you have any concerns regarding your treatment please contact your Cosmetic Skin Therapies medical professional in the first instance. If it is an emergency situation or you are experiencing extreme discomfort or any other life-threatening symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.

It is essential that you attend your follow up appointment after your treatment. This will allow you to discuss your treatment with your Cosmetic Skin Therapies medical professional who can provide advice. It also helps us to ensure the desired results you are looking for are achieved.

Do not use active serums (AHA/BHA, Vitamin A, B, C) for 48 hours

Product Longevity

Information given on the action of the products used and the expected results is approximate. As everyone metabolises and responds to products in different ways and we cannot precisely predict longevity or results and no refunds will be given if longevity or results do not occur as expected.

Paracetamol (Panadol) can be used for pain relief. Please avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Nurofen, Ibuprofen etc) and oral and topical steroids unless directed by your registered health professional.

Drink water. It is important to stay hydrated before and after your procedure to help your skin heal and rejuvenate faster.

Anti-Wrinkle Treatments

Don’t lie down for four hours post treatment – this particularly relates to not lying on your face (i.e. attending a massage) where your facial muscles are compressed or altered from their normal resting position as this may alter the effect of the product placement. If possible, remain upright for four to six hours post treatment – i.e. sitting, standing and walking as normal.

Don’t touch the injection sites for twelve hours immediately following treatment – this reduces the risk of infection transmitted from hands or movement of the product into unwanted muscles.

Don’t massage the treatment area for 24 hours – this ensures the product remains in the location where it was precisely placed to achieve the best effect, as well as for infection prevention as above.

No strenuous exercise for 24 hours – this relates to product placement, reducing infection and reducing bruising and bleeding due to increased blood pressure and heart rate when exercising.

Do not use a sauna or spa for 24 hours – this relates to infection control as well as bleeding and bruising reduction.

Don’t drink alcohol for 24 hours post treatment – this relates to bleeding and bruising and minimising the risk of product interaction.

Avoid dental work for forty-eight hours afterward to avoid movement of the product into unwanted muscles.

Be aware that it can take up to fourteen days for the full effect of the treatment to take place – the majority of patients will notice a minor change in the strength of their muscles after three days, however the maximum effect occurs at fourteen days and during this time there may be muscle asymmetry which is normal.

Makeup may be worn 24 hours after treatment

Dermal Filler Treatments

Don’t touch the injection sites for twelve hours immediately following treatment – this relates to reducing the risk of infection transmitted from hands.

Please note that our pre-treatment advice was to not have dental treatment (excluding a check up) for four weeks before and after as this can misplace the filler.

Avoid domestic flight for 72 hours and international travel for two weeks after treatment. This is to ensure that in the rare case of vascular occlusion or compression or other complication, that care can be organised in a timely manner for you.

No strenuous exercise for 24 hours – this relates to both product placement, reducing infection and reducing bruising and bleeding due to increased blood pressure and heart rate when exercising.

Do not use a sauna or spa for 24 hours – this relates to infection control as well as bleeding and bruising reduction.

Don’t drink alcohol for 24 hours post treatment – this relates to bleeding and bruising and minimising the risk of product interaction.

Avoid pressure on treated areas for the first few nights post treatment. If possible, sleep on your back – this relates to product being placed in precise locations to achieve the desired cosmetic outcome.

Avoid facials, facial waxing, chemical peels, laser/IPL or energy-based treatments and microdermabrasion for two weeks after treatment – this relates to skin trauma and reducing the risk of infection and interaction with product.

Do not massage the treated area unless instructed by your medical professional – this relates to the precise placement of the product as well as reducing the risk of infection through transmission from hands.

If a small lump occurs after filler treatment, that is after the initial 24 hours period, you can massage the area gently or discuss this with your Cosmetic Skin Therapies medical professional who will advise accordingly.

It is essential that you attend your follow up appointments at two weeks and four weeks post your original treatment. This will allow you to discuss your treatment with your Cosmetic Skin Therapies medical professional who can provide advice. It also helps us to ensure the desired results you are looking for are achieved.

Makeup may be worn 24 hours after treatment.

Double Chin Treatment

Mild to moderate redness, pain, bruising and swelling is normal.

To reduce the risk of infection, do not touch the treated areas with your hands in any instance in the immediate first hour post treatment – this relates to infection control; after the initial hour, avoid touching the area with your hands if possible.

No exercise for the first 24 hours post treatment – this relates to both product placement, reducing infection and reducing bruising and bleeding due to increased blood pressure and heart rate when exercising.

Don’t drink alcohol for 24 hours post treatment – this relates to bleeding and bruising and minimising the risk of product interaction.

Ice (cleanly wrapped) or clean cold packs can be applied to the area after the first hour for 15- 20 minutes as needed. Avoid prolonged periods or direct ice to skin. Swelling is expected in the first few days after treatment; however, if you develop any excessive swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing, facial muscle weakness, asymmetric smile or anything that concerns you, contact your Cosmetic Skin Therapies medical professional immediately or seek emergency treatment immediately.

Makeup may be worn 24 hours after treatment

Mono Threads Treatments

Mild pain, bruising and swelling is to be expected and will resolve in a few days.

Please do not apply oil-based moisturiser or make-up for the next 24 hours.

Ice (cleanly wrapped) or clean cold packs can be applied to the area after the first hour for 15- 20 minutes as needed. Avoid prolonged periods or direct ice to skin. Swelling is expected in the first few days after treatment; however, if you develop any excessive swelling or anything that concerns you, contact your Cosmetic Skin Therapies medical professional immediately or seek emergency treatment immediately.

Please do not have any facials or face massage for five days.

Mild exercise is permitted, but please try to keep the face free of sweat.

You may move your face in normal fashion.

Avoid saunas or heat treatments for three weeks.

Makeup may be worn 24 hours after treatment

K Laser Treatments

Avoid sun exposure for 14 days post treatment

Do not pick or scratch the treated area for 14 days post treatment

Makeup may be worn 24 hours after most treatments except resurfacing when you should wait 48 hours

Medical Grade Peel Treatment

Avoid sun exposure for 14 days post treatment

Do not pick or scratch the treated area for 14 days post treatment

Makeup may be worn 24 hours after most treatments except resurfacing when you should wait 48 hours

PRP Skin Treatment

Mild to moderate redness, pain, bruising and swelling is normal and will resolve in seven to ten days

After the PRP application to the skin, it is recommended not to wash your face or apply liquid make-up for at least 12 hours post-procedure. This is to allow platelets to activate and release growth factors to start the skin rejuvenation process. If you need to wash your face, please use warm water without soap.

Avoid sun exposure for 14 days post treatment

Minimal alcohol, coffee, caffeine; and nil supplements that may increase bruising for 2 days post procedure.

Nil exercise that would usually either create a flushed face or excessive facial perspiration for 24 hours.

Very rarely, patients can have a significant response to the injected PRP, and local swelling at the cannula injection under eye area can occur. This is due to the body initiating a pronounced regenerative process in the area and will usually be evident at the time of the procedure. The treating practitioner will assess and apply ice for a short period to calm down the local response to minimise post procedure downtime. If progressive swelling should occur after you leave the clinic, apply ice wrapped in a cloth to the area for 5-10.

PRP Hair Treatment

Mild to moderate redness, pain, bruising and swelling is normal and will resolve in seven to ten days

Avoid sun exposure for 14 days post treatment

After the PRP application to the skin, it is recommended not to wash your hair for at least 12 hours post-procedure. This is to allow platelets to activate and release growth factors to start the hair rejuvenation process.

Skin Needling Treatment

Mild to moderate redness, pain, bruising and swelling is normal and will resolve in seven to ten days

Avoid sun exposure for 14 days post treatment

Use products high in peptides. As skin needling stimulates the production of collagen, the skin needs higher amounts of collagen than normal to recover optimally. Peptides assist in that process, further aiding in the stimulation of collagen production.

Avoid the use of makeup for 24 hours after treatment. It is imperative that you let your skin breathe. Using a makeup brush that has been used before can contaminate the skin and, consequently, lead to infections. Wait 24 to 48 hours before you apply face makeup to give your skin the necessary recovery time.

Avoid vigorous exercise or perspiring heavily for 24-48 hours. As you sweat the pores of your skin will reopen, and the bacteria on your skin may enter the skin punctures. This can lead to a reaction or infection.

IV Therapy
Please contact your medical professional if you feel unwell or your cannulation/injection site becomes red, swollen or painful.
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