How Long will Results Last?
The optimum result is achieved over a course of treatments and over a period of months. Depending on the treatment indications a course of between 3 and 5 treatments 4-6 weeks apart will be recommended. Most patients report a notice improvement after the first two weeks and report skin feels smoother, softer and looks fresher, but the real changes occur from about 12 weeks. Skin quality continues to improve for up to 12 months.
All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, so please come ‘fresh faced’ if possible. Alcohol, aspirin, Ibuprofen and a range of dietary supplements including; St. Johns Wort, fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E- may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided 24 hours before treatment. Treatment cannot be administered if there is an active skin infection, including acne or cold sores or if you are unwell- including colds, coughs, sore throats etc. Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.
Immediately after treatment your skin will be pink. Degrees vary from one individual to another, from pale pink blush to beetroot red. Any redness is expected to resolve steadily over hours, sometimes it may take 3 or 4 days to return to normal colour. Make-up can be worn the next day.
If redness worsens, or itching occurs in the first few hours after treatment, cold compresses, or an anti-histamine tablet will help to resolve any discomfort.
Use only the recommended products until skin colour returns to normal, then usual skin care may be resumed.
The use of a serum is recommended to support healthy skin repair and boost results
SPF 30 or above should be worn daily during the course of the treatment.
You are advised to avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, and extremes of heat or cold for 48 hours post treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong redness and swelling.
Do not use hair dyes for a week following treatment.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.