If you have any allergies, most importantly anaphylaxis, this should be communicated before making your appointment. Schedule appointments at least 48 – 72 hours before any special event where appearance is a factor. Some clinical treatments may cause redness and/or sensitivity,dryness especially on reactive/sensitive clients or those new to treatments.
Make sure you avoid direct tanning, scrubs, AHAs, benzoyl peroxide, retinols, facial waxing/sugaring (shaving for men) or topical prescriptions for 2 days before your appointment. Botox/filler, and abrasive laser, 12 days before your appointment. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
Avoid Sun Exposure/tanning beds *Very Important*
Your skin has been scrubbed/peeled. A new batch of vulnerable skin cells are on the surface that can burn easily. UV rays (sun) can damage the skin and also leave scars and pigmentation. PLEASE DO NOT EVER USE TANNING BEDS PERIOD. I recommend Tinted spf, self tanners and spray tans. The sun and UVA/UVB exposure is the number 1 cause of aging and skin cancer.
Drink Water *lots* (This is not a tip to follow just after a facial)
Stay hydrated and to maintain that glowing skin & make it last longer. This is something you must do regularly. Your body needs adequate water intake every day to prevent dehydration and flush out toxins, which results in a clearer, brighter complexion.
Avoid Makeup (if possible)
(24 hrs) Don't worry; it's just for a little while. Your pores have just endured heavy cleaning from and are now recuperating, so putting on makeup will block the pores and heavily damage your skin. You might notice that your skin after a facial feels "open", and putting anything on it will
go deep down to the epidermis layer and get trapped, possibly causing breakouts and other skin problems in the future. When you do apply makeup again, use fresh sponges or a clean brush. If you must, you can use light mineral powder if necessary after as it will not clog the pores.
Avoid Face Wash (for the next 24 hours)
The chemicals in the face wash can be harmful for your skin. You may resume using your face wash after 24 hours, if you are unsure if your face wash is okay to use after the 24 hour period is over please check with one of the members of our staff.
Avoid Steam rooms or Saunas
We just cleaned you and steamed you, heating your face up is going to strip away your just paid for glow.
Don't touch your face
We just spent all this time cleaning your skin, try to avoid touching your skin to protect it from dirt and debris. Touching your face transfers dirt and bacteria from your hands onto your face, and it might result in new breakouts, especially on sensitive post-facial skin.
Do not use at home peels, Retin A, AHA’s or BHA’s (for at least 72 hours)
Give your skin a break from potent at home products after a treatment. Check with us if you're unsure of what you can/can't use.
If there’s a pimple left behind, it’s usually because they’re not close enough to the
surface yet. Leave your pimple for a day—a deep-cleansing facial can make a few naturally surface within 24 hours
Clean items that will touch your face
After a facial treatment, it will benefit you to change or wash your pillowcases to avoid pressing bacteria into your skin while you sleep. Use only freshly-washed towels on your skin. Dab your skin rather than wiping it; dabbing it lightly will not irritate the skin, as it will be extra sensitive after the treatment.
Remember! Protect your skin from the sun by applying sunscreen regularly, drink lots of water, and by keeping your skin clean. The recommended time to have your next facial will depending on your skin concern discussed with us, however, facials are recommended to be done once every 4-5 weeks for skin care maintenance and health.
PRE TREATMENT CARE
-Have hair 1/8' in length
-Do not exfoliate the day before, the day of or the day after treatment
-Do not tan or exercise prior to treatment
-Do not apply cream, deodorant or lotions 24 hours prior to your treatment
-Do not schedule your appointment while on antibiotics, if you think you may have a virus or to coincide with your menstrual cycle, as you may be more sensitive
-Do not use razors or depilatory creams between treatments, as this will interfere with your goal to refine and diminish your hair growth
-For any breakouts (acne) prior to service soak in ( Dead Sea Salt) Salt Spring™ ½ cup for 20 minutes
-For chest, back and full bikini please arrive with a second pair of clean clothing
POST TREATMENT CARE
-We recommend waiting 24 hours before exposing your skin to the sun or infrared lamps
-Do not apply creams, lotions and avoid perfume soaps or products with chemical irritants for 24hrs
-Do not go swimming, to the gym or in a sauna for 24hrs after treatment
-Following your bikini, chest or back treatment please wear clean clothing
-We recommend soaking in a ½ cup of Saltspring™ dead sea salt for 20 minutes the day of your treatment to clean out the follicle and detoxify and hydrate the skin
DAY OF TREATMENT
Knowing what to expect on the day of your microneedling treatment will make this procedure as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible for you.
What To Expect At Your Appointment
As with any cosmetic skin treatment, it’s important to look after your skin following a microneedling procedure for best results.
Microneedling is a quick and non-invasive cosmetic procedure with minimal side effects. However, it’s quite normal to experience the following:
A sunburn-like effect is normal. Your skin may feel tight, dry or sensitive to touch. Treat the skin gently by washing it with a gentle cleanser, cool water, and using only your hands to pat dry no earlier than 4 hours after treatment.
Some redness may also be present and in some cases, patients may experience slight bruising that can last for 5-7 days and temporary swelling for 2-4 days.
Peeling may start 3-5 days after the treatment. You’ll notice skin dryness and flaking which is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. DO NOT pick, scratch, or scrub at treated skin!
Important information: You must allow the old skin to flake off naturally and keep it moisturized at all times. Talk to your skin specialist about which products to use.
You may start your regular skin care products again, once your skin no longer feels irritated. Most of our patients have noticed continued skin improvement over the months following their last treatment.
For best results: We recommend follow-up and repeat microneedling treatments every 4-6 weeks, with a series of 3-6 treatments depending on your personalized care plan.
For the following 24 hours After Treatment you must:
• Avoid any dark staining drinks like Tea, Coffee, Red Wine, coloured soft or alcoholic drinks and fruit juice.
• Avoid all dark staining foods like bolognese, soy sauce, red meat, chocolate and all fruit except bananas.
• Avoid any foods or drinks that would leave a stain on a white shirt.
• No Smoking for 24 hours, smoking a cigarette within the first 24 Hours will stain your teeth
• Moderate use of electronic cigarettes is OK.
• Avoid coloured toothpaste (red or blue) or Mouthwash for 24 hours.
Food and drinks that may be consumed are as follows:
– Skinless chicken/turkey (minus the fat)
– White fish
– White rice
– White pasta
– White cheese
– White onion
– Egg whites
– Peeled potatoes cooked to your liking
– Crustless white bread
– Rice Crispies (yes, the Kelloggs ones – good to know for breakfast)
– White low-fat yoghurt
– Still / sparkling water
– Tonic/soda water
– White lemonade
– Skimmed milk
– Clear coconut water (not milk!)
– Clear alcohol mixed with clear mixers (gin and tonic, vodka and white etc)