Preparing Skin For Treatment
Skin preparation is a very important step, alongside treatments that we offer or that you partake elsewhere. Preparation ensures that you can achieve safe, beneficial and optimal results.
General Skin Preparation
Due to skin treatments relying on the individuals susceptibilities, increase in health will improve the outcome. In other words, better skin preparation will yield better results. Please read our advice on the factors that influence skin health.
- Try using our Tone and Defence Formula Skin Oil – clients whom nourish their skin prior to treatment, have seen and felf a difference.
- A weekly honey facial, a few months prior to contemplation of treatment, will increase skin health.
- Be careful with your oral or topical drug use – if in doubt email us.
- Do not use scrubs or treat the skin in a harsh manner – see out tips on avoiding skin sensitivity.
Individuals should avoid tanning and must not use fake tan 6 weeks prior or during the treatment period.
This is to avoid excessive discomfort from light absorption in the skin.
Immediately after treatment, the skin is particularly sensitive to UV light, and you shouldn’t suffer exposure to strong sun light for 1-2 weeks.
Application of a protective barrier is essential.
If you are going on holiday to somewhere hot in the near future, make sure you plan treatment around travel arrangements.
Don’t carry out another skin treatment on the area, at least a week prior.
Be honest with your skin therapist about your health.
Please tell your therapist of any concern regarding the treatment area.
What to expect prior to light treatment
For Pure White Light IPL/Laser Treatments, most patients experience the sensation as moderate and acceptable. They liken the feeling to a rubber band being fired against the skin. Pain level is variable depending on the individual. Individuals have commented it “being like a mild electric shock or a slight pin prick depending on the area and his/her sensitivity levels“.
Therefore it is always best to be relaxed, rested and have eaten regularly prior to treatments. Clients whom are menstruating at time of treatment can also suffer more discomfort than they would otherwise.
Skin Treatment Contraindications
Clients whom are ill/taking medication which contradicts the treatment will not be treated at our Manchester Clinic. If you have queries prior to your appointment, please call the office as soon as possible and discuss the matter with a member of our team.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.