ADVICE CENTRE

BOTULINUM TOXIN
AFTER CARE INFORMATION

General After Care Advice (Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers)
* Avoid hot environments for 24 hours post treatment (sauna, steam room, hot bath).
* Abstain from alcohol or heavy exercise for 24 hours.
* Stay out of sunlight/UV radiation (sunbed) until redness and swelling has resolved.
Specific After Care Advice (Botulinum Toxin)
* Do exercise the muscles treated by tensing and relaxing them for the first hour after treatment.
* Do not rub, massage, apply make-up the treated areas for at least 4 hours after treatment.
* Do not bend excessively or lie down for at least 4 hours.
* Treatment normally takes 4 days to start to take effect but the maximum effect is seen at 14 days.
* If the degree of muscle relaxation is not as you wish, please inform your aesthetic doctor at your follow up appointment.
* Treatment with botulinum toxin is temporary and lasts for approximately 3 months. To maintain the effects treatment is recommended every 3-6 months.
 

DERMAL FILLER
AFTER CARE INFORMATION

General After Care Advice (Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers)
* Avoid hot environments for 24 hours post treatment (sauna, steam room, hot bath).
* Abstain from alcohol or heavy exercise for 24 hours.
* Stay out of sunlight/UV radiation (sunbed) until redness and swelling has resolved.

Specific After Care Advice (Dermal Filler)
* Do not rub, massage or apply make-up to the treated areas for at least 6 hours after treatment.
* Arnica tablets/gel can be used to help reduce bruising.
* The effects of treatment is seen immediate but can take up to 14 days to settle.
* Treatment with HA dermal filler is temporary and can last anything between 6-18 months depending on the product, the individual and the area treated.

 

MICRONEEDELING
AFTER CARE INFORMATION

General After Care Advice (Microneedeling)

 • Refrain from touching the skin with your hands until the pores have had chance to close. DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN. Any redness should subside over a 24 – 36 hour period.

• Gently wash the treated areas on the same day, but do not rub or massage the face for 2 weeks. Cleanse using a mild cleanser (such as the pHformula G.E.L cleanse or F.O.A.M cleanse). It is recommended that the use of soaps, other than those recommended by your practitioner, on the treated skin area is restricted until the redness subsides and where possible lukewarm water and / or gentle skin cleansers are used for cleansing. Do not scrub. Pat to dry only with a clean towel.

• Use of intensive moisturiser (such as pHformula SOS rescue cream) is advised for at least a week as your skin may feel drier or tighter after your treatment – this is quite normal.

• Avoid facial products containing fragrance for 3-5 days after treatment as these may irritate the skin. • Make up can be applied once the skin has settled (24-48 hours), but ensure all brushes and sponges have been cleaned.

• Refrain from extreme temperatures such as intensive sun light, saunas, sunbed, steam bath for a period of at least 2 weeks after treatment. • Apply a sunscreen with an SPF30+ (such as the pHformula U.V.protect SPF 30+) on a daily basis and with regular applications for a period of at least 2 weeks.

• Avoid electrolysis, waxing, bleaching (face), depilatory creams, laser hair removal for at least 72 hours.

• Avoid strong chlorinated water (swimming or cleaning) for approximately 14 days. • Please report any concerns to your practitioner as soon as possible on 0203 488 3559