Aftercare Information

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Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

– Don’t lie down for 4 hours post treatment – this particularly relates to not lying on your face (ie attending a massage) where your facial muscles are compressed or altered from their normal resting position as this may alter the effect of the product placement.

– Don’t touch the injection sites for 12 hours immediately following treatment – this reduces the risk of infection transmitted from hands.

– Don’t massage the treatment area for 24 hours – this ensures the product remains in the location where it was precisely placed to achieve the best effect.

– No strenuous exercise for 24 hours – this relates to product placement, reducing infection and reducing bruising and bleeding due to increased blood pressure and heart rate when exercising.

– Do not use a sauna or spa for 24 hours – this relates to infection control as well as bleeding and bruising reduction.

– Don’t drink alcohol for 24 hours post treatment – this relates to bleeding and bruising and minimizing the risk of product interaction.

– Be aware that it can take up to 14 days for the full effect of the treatment to take place – the majority of patients will notice a minor change in the strength of their muscles after 3 days, however the maximum effect occurs at 14 days and during this time there may be muscle asymmetry which is normal.

Dermal Filler Treatment

– Don’t touch the injection sites for 12 hours immediately following treatment – this relates to reducing the risk of infection transmitted from hands.

– No strenuous exercise for 24 hours – this relates to both product placement, reducing infection and reducing bruising and bleeding due to increased blood pressure and heart rate when exercising.

– Do not use a sauna or spa for 24 hours – this relates to infection control as well as bleeding and bruising reduction.

– Don’t drink alcohol for 24 hours post treatment – this relates to bleeding and bruising and minimizing the risk of product interaction.

– Do not use AHA, Retinols/Vitamin C therapies or oil-based makeup for 24 hours – this relates to reducing the risk of infection and skin trauma

– Avoid pressure on treated areas for the first few nights post treatment. If possible, sleep on your back – this relates to product being placed in precise locations to achieve the desired cosmetic outcome.

– Avoid facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, IPL or energy-based treatments and microdermabrasion for two weeks after treatment – this relates to skin trauma and reducing the risk of infection and interaction with product.

– Do not massage the treated area unless instructed by your registered nurse – this relates to the precise placement of the product as well as reducing the risk of infection through transmission from hands.

– If a small lump occurs after filler treatment you can massage area gently or discuss this with BeautyFULL CMC whom will advise accordingly.

– It can take up to 2 weeks for bruising and swelling to subside.

– It can take up to 4 weeks for the dermal filler to settle.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My filler has disappeared?
A: Rome was not built in a day. Your initial result will be largely due to swelling. Upon settling, it is up to the you to come back for more sessions every 4-8 weeks until your desired result and goal is achieved. Please keep in mind, most photographs seen on social media platforms are generally immediately post treatment where swelling and potential bruising is present.
All dermal fillers require maintenance every 6-9 months once you have received your desired result and goal, and durability varies depending on your genetics and lifestyle. This is not a one-off treatment. You should consider this when budgeting. In rare/unlucky cases the body can break down dermal filler at a much faster rate than normal, which affects the length of time to build desired results. We understand that this can be frustrating for the client, but it is not damaging.

Q: How many ML/Unit did they have?
A: This is similar to asking how long does it take to fill the pool? Well it depends on the size of the pool, how deep someone wants the pool, and how quick the water is evaporating from the pool?
Please don’t get too caught up in what worked for someone else, because your genetics are no doubt very different. Be prepared to go up or down a ML/unit during your appointment, as it is impossible to tell with precise accuracy how much product is required until we have started the appointment and we can determine depths. Please budget for this to avoid disappointment just in case you need more than expected on the day and don’t worry – if you need less, we will always tell you!!!

Q: Will I bruise?
A: More than likely. The face has millions of capillaries, which are impossible to avoid. Human anatomy is complex and unforgiving. You might be lucky – but be prepared and be realistic. Please be mindful of any important events post procedure.
World Health Organization published clinical data suggesting the prevalence of Anaemia. It affects 1.62 Billion people in the world’s total population, and the population with the greatest number of individuals affected is non-pregnant women (468.4 million). If you bruise significantly, we highly recommend purchasing Arnica Tablets to minimise the length of time the bruising is apparent (as per your pharmacist’s recommendation/advice). Your treating Registered Nurse recommends you seek medical advice (i.e. GP or Specialist) as a result of moderate to severe bleeding or bruising during your treatment.

Q: I’m travelling abroad or afar, will that make a difference?
A: Please make us aware if you have a lengthy journey (in excess of one hour), so we can do our best to ensure that there is a practitioner on standby in the event of our staff being unable to attend. Although this is rare – there is associated delayed complications that can occur post treatment. We recommend you to be in close proximity to BeautyFULL CMC in case of a potential complication for approximately 4 weeks.
Although rescheduling an appointment is rare, the clinic may require to reschedule your appointment. If your appointment is rescheduled, we cannot be held responsible for the cost of your travel expenses in the event an appointment is rescheduled. Please bare this in mind when booking and choose flexible booking options where possible.

Q: Will I get lumps?
A: Possibly, but in most cases, you cannot visibly see them. In the event that a lump/s forms that does bother you, the lump/s can be dissolved relatively safely (there is always a potential risk of allergic reaction, etc) with minimal pain. Minor lumps are relatively common and providing you go to an experienced practitioner, any lumps that may form will generally have nothing to do with the skill of the injector! Lumps can occur post bruising, choice of product, how well the dermal filler binds and integrates to your natural tissue and the interaction of different brands of HA being injected.
However, it is important to remember that how our bodies react to dermal filler is unpredictable. Severe reactions are rare due to HA (Hyaluronic acid) being found naturally in the body.

Skin Peel Treatment

– DO NOT PICK skin crusting as this may lead to a scar!
– Keep your skin hydrated by drinking water
– If you experience skin irritation, we recommend the application of a Cooling Face Mask
– Avoid Sun Exposure
– We do not advise the use of sunscreen immediately after the procedure. You can apply a mineral sunscreen once the skin has healed over, approximately 24 hours after your Skin Peel treatment. Sun Block with a SPF 50+ is mandatory and should be applied every 2 hours during daylight after 24hours post treatment.
– Do not Use Skin Products Containing Active Ingredients
– The Skin Peel treatment will leave your skin in a highly sensitive state, so we recommend that you avoid all skin care products that contain any kind of ‘active ingredients’ such as retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids and Vitamin C.
– You can incorporate these products back into your regime 3-5 days after your treatment, or as recommended by your BeautyFULL CMC nurse.
– Avoid Using Makeup for at least 24-48 hours after treatment
– Using make up brushes can irritate the open skin, and if there’s any bacteria on the brushes you run the risk of developing a skin infection.
– Avoid activities or situations that make you sweat
– Prior to and immediately after don’t take any anti-inflammatory medications
– Use a Gentle Cleanser
– Do not use Collagen Stimulating Peptides

Treatment day and up to 24hrs after, please avoid the following:
* Exercise * Spas * Saunas * Sun exposure * Solarium * Hot showers * Spray tan

1-7 days after treatment please avoid the following:
* Washing with hot water * Scrubs * Loofa’s * Shaving * Waxing * Plucking
* Avoid direct sun exposure * Spray tans * Solariums * Exfoliants

IMPORTANT: Please avoid the following products for 1 week after treatment
Vitamin A’s: * Steiva A * Retrieve * Dr Exf A * Retinaldehyde * RX Refine * RX x-cellerate
Lightener’s: * Hydroquinone * RX Lightening * Anti-pigment cream * Dr Complete pigment
AHA’s: * Refining Serum * Defy * Define * Exfol L15
Please do not apply toners, astringents or aloe vera to the treated area

Skin Needling Treatment

– DO NOT PICK skin crusting as this may lead to a scar!
– Keep your skin hydrated by drinking water
– If you experience skin irritation, we recommend the application of a Cooling Face Mask
– Avoid Sun Exposure
– We do not advise the use of sunscreen immediately after the procedure. You can apply a mineral sunscreen once the skin has healed over, approximately 24 hours after your Skin Needling treatment. Sun Block with a SPF 50+ is mandatory and should be applied every 2 hours during daylight after 24 hours post treatment.
– Do not Use Skin Products Containing Active Ingredients
– The Skin Needling treatment will leave your skin in a highly sensitive state, so we recommend that you avoid all skin care products that contain any kind of ‘active ingredients’ such as retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids and Vitamin C.
– You can incorporate these products back into your regime 3-5 days after your treatment, or as recommended by your BeautyFULL CMC nurse.
– Avoid Using Makeup for at least 24-48 hours after treatment
– Using make up brushes can irritate the open skin, and if there’s any bacteria on the brushes you run the risk of developing a skin infection.
– Avoid activities or situations that make you sweat
– Prior to and immediately after don’t take any anti-inflammatory medications
– Use a Gentle Cleanser
– Do not use Collagen Stimulating Peptides

Treatment day and up to 24hrs after, please avoid the following:
* Exercise * Spas * Saunas * Sun exposure * Solarium * Hot showers * Spray tan

1-7 days after treatment please avoid the following:
* Washing with hot water * Scrubs * Loofa’s * Shaving * Waxing * Plucking
* Avoid direct sun exposure * Spray tans * Solariums * Exfoliants

IMPORTANT: Please avoid the following products for 1 week after treatment
Vitamin A’s: * Steiva A * Retrieve * Dr Exf A * Retinaldehyde * RX Refine * RX x-cellerate
Lightener’s: * Hydroquinone * RX Lightening * Anti-pigment cream * Dr Complete pigment
AHA’s: * Refining Serum * Defy * Define * Exfol L15
Please do not apply toners, astringents or aloe vera to the treated area

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)/Collagen Stimulant Treatment

– Avoid alcohol, caffeine, hot drinks and spicy food for 24 hours, as these may exacerbate bruising and
swelling.
– Avoid medications such as aspirin or nurofen for 1-2 weeks as they are blood thinning agents and
may exacerbate bruising (if these medications have been advised by your GP please check with
your GP before stopping them).
– Avoid supplements such as multivitamins, fish oils, glucosamine and Vitamin B or Vitamin E, which are
blood thinning agents and may exacerbate bruising for 1-2 weeks (if these supplements have
been advised by your GP please check with your GP before stopping them)
– Avoid exercise/exertion for 24 hours
– Avoid excess sun exposure or solarium use for 24 hours
– Apply ice frequently as required to the area injected for up to 6 hours after the treatment. This will
prevent or help to alleviate any bruising. It will also help to reduce any swelling.

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