Skin Treatment FAQ

Skin Needling

When will I see results?

It may take up to three to six months to see results. This is because the beneficial effects associated with skin needling rely upon the wound healing process within the skin, which takes time; hence the results may take this long to physically appear. Regular treatments will help to maintain results.

What should I do before my treatment?

Prime your skin two weeks prior with vitamin A, vitamin C and other growth factor serums.
Avoid vitamin A and vitamin C products for three days prior.
Avoid prescription topical vitamin A for one week prior.
Avoid tanning and prolonged sun exposure for two weeks prior.
Men are to be clean shaven prior to treatment.
Avoid wearing make-up to your appointment.

Advise your clinician if you:
Are taking topical antibiotics for acne – you will need to cease this two weeks prior to treatment.
Have active sunburn, solar keratosis or a tan.
Have cosmetic body implants.
Have an autoimmune disorder.
Are taking blood thinners (e.g. aspirin, warfarin, ibuprofen, fish oils, ginkgo biloba), photosensitising medications and/or antidepressants.
Have received cosmetic injectable treatments in the past 14 days.

Note: do not cease prescribed medications without first consulting your treating general or specialist practitioner.

What can I expect?

Prior to your first treatment, you will need a consultation to assess your suitability for skin needling and to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. 

The treatment involves making small punctures to the outermost layers of your skin with a Skinpen™ device.  An anaesthetic agent may be applied prior to treatment to minimise discomfort.

What should I do after my treatment?

Avoid excessive exercise in the first 24 hours.
Avoid the application of any facial products not recommended by us for 48 hours.
Avoid scrubs, exfoliants and potent skincare products for the first three to five days.
Avoid cosmetic injectables, laser/IPL, peels, microdermabrasion, home needling, shaving or waxing for the first week.
Avoid tanning and prolonged sun exposure for the first two weeks.
Consider  taking natural supplements or antiviral medication for prevention if you are prone to cold sores.

Who is not suited?

Anyone who:
Is pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is or has taken isotretinoin in the past six months.
Has cold sores, acne or any other skin infection.
Has tested positive for Hepatitis B or C or HIV.
Has had any laser resurfacing in the last three months.
Currently has a bacterial or fungal infection.
Has a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring or wound healing.
Has areas of skin that are numb or lack sensation.
Has undergone radiation treatment in the last 12 months.
Has a history of post-inflammatory pigmentation.
Has a history of skin cancers in the proposed treatment area.

Do I need a follow-up appointment?

To achieve the best results, an initial course of three treatments every four to six weeks is recommended.  

We suggest that your next treatment be within 28 days of this initial course.

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment or if you become unwell, contact the clinic immediately.

Microdermabrasion

When will I see results?

Results are visible immediately with several treatments recommended initially for optimum results. Results last up to one month. Regular treatments will maintain results.

What should I do before my treatment?

Avoid sun exposure for one week prior to treatment.
Avoid waxing or using depilatory creams for one week prior to treatment.
Avoid laser or IPL treatments for one week prior to treatment.
Avoid chemical peel treatments for four weeks prior to treatment.

What can I expect?

Prior to your first treatment, you will need a consultation to  assess your suitability for microdermabrasion and to discuss any concerns or questions you may.

The treatment involves the gliding of a  microdermabrasion device over the treatment area. You may experience the sensation of suction. The treatment may feel scratchy but local anaesthetic is not required.

What should I do after my treatment?

Avoid the use of AHA and BHA containing skincare products and scrubs for the first one to two days.
Avoid excessive sun/UV exposure.
Wear SPF daily.

Who is not suited?

Anyone who: 
Has rosacea.
Has eczema, dermatitis or severe telangiectasia in the proposed treatment area .
Has a healing tattoo in the proposed treatment  area .
Is currently taking or has taken  isotretinoin in within the preceding 12 weeks .
Has sunburn .
Is a long term user of  cortisone .
Has had anti-wrinkle injections within the past four hours and filler injections within the past 48 hours.

Do I need a follow-up appointment?

To achieve the best results, an initial course of four to six treatments over one to two weeks is recommended.

After this initial course, monthly treatments are recommended to maintain results.

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment or if you become unwell, contact the clinic immediately.

Medical & Professional Peels

When will I see results?

Results  are  visible  instantly and continue to improve over time. Regular treatments will help to maintain optimal results. 

What should I do before my treatment?

Avoid vitamin A, retinol, retinaldehyde or retinoic acid for 48 hours.
Avoid waxing for five days.

Advise your clinician if you:
Have received injectable treatments, facial chemical peels, microdermabrasion, waxing or threading in the past two to three weeks.
Have undergone major facial surgery or laser resurfacing in the past two months.

Notify the clinic if you are using isotretinoin medication, a topical vitamin A prescription or benzoyl peroxide.

What can I expect?

Prior to your first treatment, you will need a consultation to  assess your suitability and to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

The treatment involves cleansing the skin followed by the application of a peel. You may experience minor discomfort, redness, tingling, heat and/or flakiness.

What should I do after my treatment?

Avoid excessive sun/UV exposure.
Wear SPF daily.
Avoid excessive exercise for the first 24 to 48 hours.
Use your moisturiser as instructed for the next five to seven days.
Avoid active homecare products (e.g. vitamin A, vitamin C, AHAs and BHAs) for the first five to seven days.
Avoid picking at flaking skin as this may cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Who is not suited?

Anyone who:
Has an active cold sore.
Has undergone chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Is pregnant or breastfeeding – only select peels are suitable.
Has an injury or broken skin around the proposed treatment area.

Do I need a follow-up appointment?

For best results, we recommend most peels every four to six weeks.

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment or if you become unwell, contact the clinic immediately. 

Aesthetic Facials

When will I see results?

Results  are  visible  instantly and continue to improve over time. Regular treatments will help to maintain optimal results. 

What should I do before my treatment?

Avoid vitamin A, retinol, retinaldehyde or retinoic acid for 48 hours.
Avoid waxing for five days.

Advise your clinician if you:
Have received injectable treatments, facial chemical peels, microdermabrasion, waxing or threading in the past two to three weeks.
Have undergone major facial surgery or laser resurfacing in the past two months.
Are taking isotretinoin medication, a topical vitamin A prescription or benzoyl peroxide.

What can I expect?

Prior to your first treatment, you will need a consultation to  assess your suitability and to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

The treatment involves cleansing the skin followed by a luxurious facial of your choice. You will experience relaxation, facial massage and the desire not to leave. You may experience redness, tingling, heat and or flakiness.

What should I do after my treatment?

Avoid excessive sun/UV exposure.
Wear SPF daily.
Avoid excessive exercise for the first 24 hours.
Use your moisturiser as instructed for the next five to seven days.
Avoid active homecare products (e.g. vitamin A, vitamin C, AHAs and BHAs) for the first three to five days.
Avoid picking at flaking skin as this may cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Who is not suited?

Anyone who:
Has an active cold sore.
Has undergone chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Has an injury or broken skin around the proposed treatment area.

Do I need a follow-up appointment?

For best results, we recommend most facials every two to four weeks.

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment or if you become unwell, contact the clinic immediately.

Omnilux™ LED Therapy

When will I see results?

Results occur gradually with an initial series of treatments recommended to achieve optimal results that last up to one month. Regular treatments will maintain results.

What should I do before my treatment?

Advise your clinician if you are:
Taking photosensitising medications or products.
Taking supplements (e.g. St John’s Wort), some of which can cause photosensitivity.
Have an autoimmune disease.
Are taking or have taken isotretinoin within the past six months.
Are taking or have been taking antibiotics within the last two weeks.

Note: do not cease prescribed medications without first consulting your treating general or specialist practitioner. 

What can I expect?

Prior to your first treatment, our clinician will assess your suitability for LED light therapy and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

The treatment may involve a gentle exfoliant being applied to your skin before the LED device is placed over the treatment area. The process is comfortable and relaxing. You may experience the sensation of heat.

What should I do after my treatment?

Avoid excessive sun/UV exposure.
Wear SPF daily.

Who is not suited?

Anyone who: 
Is pregnant or breastfeeding.
Has had platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment within the past 24 hours.
Has porphyria.
Has photosensitive eczema.
Has systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Is taking photosensitising medications or products that can cause photosensitivity.
Has albinism.
Has vitiligo.
Has xeroderma pigmentosum.
Has a metabolic disorder.
Has had LED treatment within the past 48 hours.

Do I need a follow-up appointment?

To achieve the best results, an initial course of nine treatments over three to four weeks is recommended.  

Weekly treatment after this initial course is suggested to maintain optimal results.

Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment or if you become unwell, contact the clinic immediately.