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Appointment Advice

Below is our pre and post appointment advice. We recommend you read this before your appointment, and contact us if you have any questions.

Pre-Appointment Advice

We're looking forward to seeing you in our clinic. Please read through the below advice before your appointment.

  • Discontinue over the counter blood-thinning medication for 7 days prior to treatment as they may increase your risk of bruising. This includes; aspirin and ibuprofen (if any medication has been prescribed, check with your doctor first before stopping).

  • Avoid herbal supplements such as garlic, vitamin E, ginko biloba, St. John’s Wort and omega-3 capsules.

  • Avoid using topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid etc. for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid facial laser and Derma Pen treatments for 2 weeks before and after treatment.

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before (and after) the procedure.

  • Please attend your appointment without makeup on the area to be treated.

  • Arnica tablets can be taken to reduce the risk of bruising (start taking 2-3 days before appointment).

  • Ensure you have had something substantial to eat before your appointment to decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.

Aftercare Advice

Advice will differ depending on your treatment. However, there is some standard aftercare advice for injectable treatments.

  • We ask that patients avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, excessive heat (such as saunas) and massage of the treated area for 24 hours post treatment.

  • If you have swelling you can apply a cool compress to the treatment area (do not apply ice directly to the skin) for 10 minutes every half an hour on the day of treatment.

  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before and after your appointment

  • Avoid active cosmeceutical products (AHAs, retinols, vitamin C) and oil based makeup for 24 hours.

  • Use a topical treatment to soothe and calm the skin such as Bepanthen or Arnica cream. Use this three times/day for the next 7 days.

  • Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, skin needling, microdermabrasion, IPL or laser treatments for 2 weeks after treatment. Please discuss your future treatment plans with any of our consultants if you are uncertain.

  • Do not massage the treatment area unless instructed to do so.

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