With most treatments some pain, redness, bruising and swelling can be normal. Please see specific advice below for your treatment so you can make plans if necessary.
If you have any questions regarding your treatment before you attend please contact your Cosmetic Skin Therapies medical professional in the first instance.
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. Please ensure you have booked this straight after your treatment.
Do not take blood thinning supplements for 48 hours prior to attending your appointment (St John’s Wort, green tea, omega-3 fish oil etc). If you take prescribed blood thinners (heparin, warfarin, rivaroxaban) please consult with your GP prior to attending your appointment.
You will not be able to lie down for four hours or drink alcohol, do strenuous exercise, have a massage or sauna for 24 hours
Do not plan to have dental work for forty-eight hours before or after your treatment
Be aware that it can take up to fourteen days for the full effect of the treatment to take place
Avoid domestic flight for 72 hours and international travel for two weeks. 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.
Mild to moderate redness, pain, bruising and swelling is normal and may last for a few weeks.
Mild pain, redness, bruising and swelling is to be expected and will resolve in a few days.
Please do not plan to have any facials or face massages for five days. Avoid saunas or heat treatments for three weeks.
Preparation for a peel will vary from treatment to treatment and be influenced by what home care regimen you are following.
Generally, we request that the following treatments be completed at the following intervals prior to your chemical peel but please check for the specifics of your treatment:
1 WEEK PRIOR
2 WEEKS PRIOR
4-6 WEEKS PRIOR
6-12 MONTHS PRIOR
Expected results will also vary from mild redness and no peeling to obvious redness and peeling. Check with your Cosmetic Skin Therapies medical professional as to what to expect with your peel.
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