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Aftercare Instructions at Skinsational Cosmetic Nursing in Wangaratta

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

Remember, it takes a full 2 weeks to see your results of anti wrinkle injections and 2-4 weeks for dermal fillers.

ANTI WRINKLE AFTERCARE

You may begin to notice the effects of your treatment within 3-5 days.

  • Avoid alcohol and exercise for 24 hours after treatment. 

  • Do not touch or rub the area for a few hours after treatment.

  • Avoid facials, massaging the area and acupuncture to the area for 1 week after treatment.

    POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

  • You may experience a headache, paracetamol may be taken if required.

  • Tenderness and bruising may appear at injection sites.

DERMAL FILLER AFTERCARE

  • The results of dermal fillers are best with regular and continued treatments over time.

  • The first 24-48 hours you will experience redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated areas.

  • Avoid touching, applying pressure and massaging the treated area. 

  • Gently apply a cool compress or wrapped ice pack to the treated area for approx. 15 minutes every few hours as needed to reduce pain, swelling and bruising up to a few days after treatment.

  • Do not consume alcohol, hot drinks or do any exercise for 24 hours.

  • If you get any bruising, apply ice and arnica cream.

  • Do not smoke, as smoking can accelerate the breakdown of the product.

  • If you experience any prolonged pain in the area injected or change in skin colour or mottling bruise appearance, please contact me immediately for advice.

DOUBLE CHIN REDUCTION AFTERCARE

  • After your treatment, you should expect swelling and redness. You may also experience bruising, pain, numbness, and induration (firmness). This will normally last less than 5 days, and for some patients may last up to 14 days. You may have swelling of the area for up to a month. Swelling is a good sign that the treatment is working.

  • Ice and Paracetamol can be used for swelling and discomfort. Do not place ice directly onto the skin.

  • Avoid strenuous activity for 3 days after your treatment.

  • Sleeping with your head elevated for the 3nights after your treatment can help minimize swelling.

  • Do not scratch, pick at, massage or manipulate the treatment area.

  • You may apply your normal skin care regimen to the area, including cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen etc.

PDO MONO THREADS AFTERCARE

  • Please do not apply oil-based moisturiser or makeup for the next 24 hours. When applying makeup over the next five days, do so gently in the treated area

  • Ice may be applied to soothe area of treatment

  • Bruising and swelling is to be expected and will resolve in a few days

  • Please sleep on your back and elevate your head for the first three nights

  • Please do not have any facials or face massages for three weeks

  • There may be mild tenderness in the treated area for approximately one week

  • Avoid strenuous exercise or contact sports for three weeks

  • No dental surgery for four weeks

  • Avoid saunas or heat treatments (Laser, IPL) in the treated area for three weeks

  • Remember, results can be expected in 8–12 weeks

SKINPEN AFTERCARE

       IMMEDIATELY AFTER TREATMENT

  • There may be moderate redness, warmth and swelling that can last 1-3 days. Apply cool face cloth if required.

  • There may be bruising which can last 1-5 days. If bruising occurs, avoid medications such as Aspirin, nurofen, vitamin E or fish oils which may exacerbate bruising, for 24 hours.

  • Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun so avoid sun exposure and solarium treatments for at least 2 weeks after treatment.

  • Do not apply foundation for 24 hours as slight weeping may occur.

    OVER THE NEXT WEEK

  • Redness will settle and may be replaced by dry, tight skin. This will shed over the next week to reveal a fresh skin. You MUST NOT pick, scratch or use any exfoliant as this may damage the new skin and introduce bacteria, leading to skin infections.

  • Avoid any skincare that contains AHA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid or Retinoic Acid for 3-5 days. Use a bland cleanser and moisturiser morning and night, along with applying 30+ or 50+ sunscreen daily.

  • It is important to maintain a good skincare routine with frequent hydration/moisturisation.

CLINICAL PEELS AFTERCARE

  • Your recovery time will be influenced by the type of Peel you have received and your skin's individual response.

  • Avoid exercise and getting face wet for the next 24 hours.

  • For the next 5 - 10 days: NO EXFOLIATING PRODUCTS, only use products recommended to you by Skinsational Cosmetic Nursing, no anti wrinkle injections or sun exposure.

  • For the next 2 weeks: No Facial waxing, IPL, LASER, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion or epidermal levelling.

  • DO NOT PICK AT YOUR SKIN.

  • Increase your water intake.

  • Wear SPF and reapply as recommended, follow full sunsmart guidelines.

  • Do not use face washers or cloths on the skin, apply cleanser with clean hands.

VENUS VERSA AFTERCARE

Tribella & Bibella

  • For the first 24 hours we recommend dry healing. This means no moisture is to get onto the treated area. Avoid showering or applying any skincare during this period. 

  • Avoid make up for the first 24-48 hours as well, and when applying make up ensure you remove it all entirely.

  • Significant swelling and redness of the treated areas and untreated parts may occur following your procedure, and will be maximal at 24 - 48 hours. To minimize swelling, keep your head elevated. It is not uncommon for clients to experience under-eye swelling for the first 1 to 2 days, but this swelling will subside.

  • There will be redness and slight heat emanating from the treated area for the first 24 hours, akin to a mild sunburn. It is unusual to experience severe or excessive pain; you should notify us if this occurs.

  • Tiny scabs will usually be formed 24 - 72 hours post-treatment, and may remain for several days. The scabs should not be touched or scratched even if they itch, and should be allowed to shed off naturally.

  • It is advised that you avoid hot baths, saunas, Jacuzzis, and pools for the first 2 days following treatment, as bacteria found in these environments could cause an infection. It is best to avoid applying ice or cooling compresses to the treated area, as the heat emanating from the skin is the body’s natural healing response.

  • Avoiding direct sun should become a permanent component of your long-term skin care program. Always use an SPF 30 or greater beginning 24 - 48 hours after the skin has fully healed. Sun exposure, tanning beds, and artificial sunless tanning lotions are not allowed in the treated areas during the course of the treatment and healing.

  • Browning or darkening of the skin pigment, and purplish or black tints to a dark pigment, as well as crusting of the pigmented area over a few days, may all occur as part of normal post-treatment healing. Crusting will flake off, and while erythema and oedema may also appear, these symptoms will resolve in 3 to 7 days.

 

Diamond Polar Treatment

  • For the first 24 hours we recommend dry healing. This means no moisture is to get onto the treated area. Avoid showering or applying any skincare during this period. 

  • While it is possible for patients to experience swelling in the under-eye area for the first day, this swelling will subside. For the first three hours, there will be redness and slight heat emanation from the treated area. It is unusual to experience severe or excessive pain; let us know if this occurs. Bruising is not common; let us know if this occurs. You should notify us if you experience pain that is severe or excessive, as this is unusual.

  • Post-treatment redness is mild, and you may return to regular activities immediately. If you experience mild heat emanating from the treated area, this is normal—do not apply ice or cooling compresses, as the heat being produced in the treated area is your body’s natural healing response

  • Moisturizer should be applied regularly throughout the course of your treatment series, and it may be applied immediately after each treatment.

  • Avoiding direct sun should become a permanent component of your long-term skin care program. Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater, even on cloudy days, regardless of season.

IPL treatment

  • For the first 24 hours we recommend dry healing. This means no moisture is to get onto the treated area. Avoid showering or applying any skincare during this period. 

  • Swelling and redness may occur following your procedure for up to 24 hours. It is not uncommon for patients to experience swelling in the under-eye area for the first 1 to 2 days post-treatment. 

  • You may experience some redness and slight warmth emanating from the treatment area for the first 24 hours post-treatment, akin to a mild sunburn. This is a normal part of your skin’s post-treatment healing response. However, excessive or severe pain is unusual; if this occurs, immediately notify the clinic.

  • Pigmentation: Browning or darkening of the skin pigment, and purplish or black tints to a dark pigment, as well as crusting of the pigmented area over a few days, may all occur as part of normal post-treatment healing. Crusting will flake off, and while erythema and oedema may also appear, these symptoms will resolve in 3 to 7 days.

  • Acne: A deepening in color of the treated lesions, tenderness to the lesions (if cystic), blanching/greying of vessels/vascular scars, and intense oedema and erythema may occur, lasting 5 to 10 days.

  • Moisturizer may be applied 24 hours after each treatment. Moisturizer should then be applied regularly throughout the course of your treatment program.

  • After 24 hours, most patients are able to apply makeup to hide the pinkness of the skin. It is important that you remove all makeup that is applied to the skin at night.

  • Avoid hot baths, saunas, Jacuzzis, and pools for the first 2 days following treatment, as bacteria found in these environments could cause an infection. It is best to avoid applying ice or cooling compresses to the treated area, as the heat emanating from the skin is the body’s natural healing response

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