SKIN LAB PROTOCOLS

Aesthetics in Peace & Tranquility!

We Share with you our 15 Years of Experience. Please read below for Pre-Treatment and After Treatment guidelines, your procedures will go more smoothly with a quicker healing time, reduced bruising
and enhanced results if you adhere to some of our simple guidelines.

Please take the time to read the guidelines for your particular procedure so you get the best results possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us on 07769692710 / 01376 584555.

Review By Anon -her clinic is beautiful it's so calming i could quite easily spend time there looking out on to her beautiful garden so peaceful thank you Julie..”

Review By Anon - The result is very natural , I didn't have any bruises just minimal swelling for 2 days. Thank you, Julie!.”

Review By Julie - Absolutely over the Moon with the out come the fillers have given me more confidence going back for a little more work very soon.”

Review By Liz - Julie cares about her clients and is an absolute perfectionist, ensuring the best result possible.”

HydraTighten Light Therapy Protocols

“The powerful combination of three celebrity loved treatments, bringing you the deep cleanse and exfoliation of the HydraFacial, followed by the skin Tightening and collagen production of Radio Frequency delivered by ENDYMED™ and completed with the calming Déesse LED PhotoTherapy.”

We are a HydraFacial Expert Skin Clinic and Julie is an Expert Skin Practioner providing Skin Treatments in Essex for Over 15 Years

Your Visit to Facial Aesthetics Essex:
  • Your initial visit to Facial Aesthetics Essex Skin Clinic begins with a FREE, no obligation consultation.
  • On arrival at the clinic you will be asked to complete a confidential patient records form
  • Your free consultation appointment typically lasts for around 30 minutes, we will ensure that all of your questions are answered
  • For injectable procedures (Such as Botox Injection treatments), your consultation and treatment will be carried out by our Specialist Cosmetic Nurse.
  • For Peels, HydraFacial and skin care, You Will initially be assessed by Our Specialist Cosmetic Nurse and Clinical Director to devise a Treatment Plan and then your treatment will be carried out by one of our Skin Peel Specialists.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us on 01376 584555

Your Consultation at Facial Aesthetics Essex:
  • Your consultation will begin by listening and understanding your concerns and discussing how to meet and try to exceed your expectations.
  • We will clearly outline the various treatment options available, together with the benefits and any potential risks of each treatment.
  • Any questions you have about the process or treatment will be answered honestly so together we decide on the most appropriate treatment for you.
  • Any necessary pre and post-treatment after-care will also be explained in detail, We will provide a link to our website for this and will also provide a paper format for you.
  • There is no obligation to book a treatment with us after your consultation as the consultation is entirely complimentary. Above all, we Promise Never to force you into having a treatment and we will only ever treat where appropriate.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us on 01376 584555

HydraTighten Light Therapy Pre-Treatment Instructions:

For best results, it is advised to avoid the following products & procedures as directed below prior your treatment:

  • Discontinue use of Isotretinoin for 6 months (Sotret, Claravis, Amnesteem, and Accutane) Discontinue use of topical prescriptive medications for 48 hrs. (Retin-A, Tazorac, Dierin, EpiDuo, Ziana)
  • Refrain from any type of exfoliating treatment(s) (such as glycolic, enzymes) to the area of treatment for 48 hrs.
  • Refrain from any Medium/Deep chemical resurfacing and laser treatments for 1 month.
  • Refrain from waxing and use of depilatories for 48 hrs.
  • Discontinue use of OTC acne medications (Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic) for 48 hrs.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, the treatment may cause a break out; ask your doctor for a prophylactic treatment such as Valtrex. Please use medication 2 days before, during and 2 days after.
  • Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/sprays for at least 72 hrs.
  • Post injections (Dysport, Juvederm™) wait at least 2 weeks. Botox at least 5 days.
  • For males prior to treatment shaving is not recommended on day of treatment. If you choose to shave, please shave at least 3-4 hours prior to your treatment.

Before and during a course of light therapy, you will need to limit any additional exposure to natural ultraviolet light in sunlight.

Your doctor may give you the following advice.

  • Cover your skin when out in sunlight and don’t use sunbeds.
  • Don’t eat a lot of foods that contain natural psoralen, which will make you more sensitive to ultraviolet light. These include celery, carrots, figs, citrus fruits, parsnips and parsley. You should avoid these for at least two hours before a session.
  • Don’t use perfumed products, creams, ointments and lotions, unless told to by hospital or clinic staff. This may include coal tar or disinfectant soap you use for your condition and some deodorants.
  • Before a treatment session, it’s also important to tell us about any new medicines you’ve started taking (including any herbal medicines). This is because some medicines can make your skin more sensitive to light. For example, St John’s Wort is known to increase sensitivity to light.
  • Psoralen ultraviolet A (PUVA) light therapy can affect your liver and interact with medicines for other conditions, such as warfarin (for blood clotting) and antipsychotics. These may need to be monitored during your course of treatment. The psoralen you take for PUVA can increase your response to caffeine and give you headaches or make you jittery. So your doctor may advise cutting down on drinks containing caffeine on the days you have light therapy treatment.
  • PUVA may also make some medicines less effective, including calcium channel blockers, statins and oral contraceptives. If you’re taking these, and you and your doctor decide that you should have PUVA, your doctor will give you the lowest possible dose of PUVA to limit the risk while still improving your skin condition.
HydraTighten Light Therapy Post-Treatment Instructions:
  • Avoid sunbathing for at least 48 hrs. (Although, we recommend this indefinitely) to prevent UV rays from damaging your skin which slows down the benefits of the treatment. Patients who absolutely cannot avoid sun exposure should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to maintain your improved skin.
  • Injections can be resumed in 24hrs.
  • Waxing and depilatories can be resumed in 48 hrs.
  • Avoid heat (hot showers, sauna, and intense cardio) for 24 hrs.
  • If you do not need make-up for the evening of treatment, wait until the next morning.
  • Topical prescriptive medications can be resumed in 48 hrs.
  • OTC acne medications may be resumed in 48 hrs.
  • You should avoid exposure to the Sun or other forms of ultraviolet light (including sunbeds) after any type of light therapy.

The above is a guideline and not exclusive. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

HydraTighten Light Therapy Possible Side Effects:
  • The treatment is usually painless and doesn’t irritate the skin greatly. A few patients may experience some slight tightness and redness of the skin, which may last for an hour or two following treatment. Treatments using peel products may prolong any redness however.
  • On very rare occasions, redness may continue for a day or so and sensitive skin around the eyes can become swollen, but cold compresses will help to get rid of this side effect.
  • The risk of any scarring is very rare with this procedure.
    The following are possible side-effects of all types of light therapy.
  • Red skin, similar to sunburn. This is more likely if you’re taking medicines that make your skin sensitive to light. The redness should fade over the days following your treatment. You can use moisturisers to help relieve any discomfort.
  • Dry and itchy skin, particularly when you first start treatment. Moisturisers may help to relieve this. Your doctor may prescribe antihistamines to stop the itching.
  • A rash.
  • Cold sores (if you get them). Covering your lips with high-factor sunscreen during treatment can reduce the risk. Take your usual medicines to prevent them.
  • Blisters, especially if you’re fair skinned.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me on 07769692710

Your Follow-Up and Future Appointments at Facial Aesthetics Essex:
  • We will provide a follow-up Post Treatment call to ensure that you are happy with your treatment.
  • Where necessary we will provide a complimentary Review and Top-up where necessary as we always want you to be happy with your treatment outcome. Please remember we will only provide a top-up where clinically indicated and within your treatment plan.
  • Any further questions you have about the process or treatment will be answered honestly.
  • For Some treatments that require regular repeat treatments throughout the year we are happy to provide a follow-up email or text. Above all, we Promise Never to force you into having a treatment and we will only ever treat where appropriate.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us on 01376 584555

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