Preparation & Aftercare

Waxing

Preparation:

  • Prior to waxing ensure that the hairs are long enough to be completely removed by the root. To achieve this the hair needs to be at least 0.5cm long.
  • If you have been shaving prior to waxing, it is important to note that it might take a couple of waxes to get your hair into a cycle of growth that allows for the most effective finish.

Aftercare:

  • It is normal for the treated area to be a little red, sensitive and warm following waxing due to a histamine reaction. This should subside 3-6 hours following the treatment.
  • Limit exercise for the first 36 hours after waxing, as sweat is a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Don’t expose yourself to heat or UV rays for at least 48 hours.
  • Avoid using body lotion, moisturisers, fragrances, soap or deodorant on the area for the first 12 hours.
  • Don’t use saunas, spas or public pools for 48 hours after waxing to avoid cross infection.
Feather Touch Brows

Pre-Treatment Guidelines:

  • Avoid fake tan for 7 days prior to the treatment,
  • Aren’t taking any blood thinning medications or prescribed acne medications.
  • Aren’t taking any multi-vitamins, fish oil capsules, Evening Primrose Oil, or flax-seed oil for up to 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Are not using Vitamin A, C or acid skin care products for 2 weeks before the treatment.

Post-Treatment Guidelines:

  • Use Bepanthen 5x a day for 5 days following treatment.
  • No swimming or saunas for 5 days following the treatment.
  • No sunbathing for 5 days following the treatment.
  • Avoid excessive sweating immediately after the treatment.
  • No active skin care, for example Vitamin A, C & acidic based products until 14 days following the final treatment.
  • No picking the scabs!
  • Keep the areas clean from brow make-up for 5 days following the treatment.
  • Ares must be kept clean and dry to avoid infection.
  • All brow tattoos must be protected from the sun to keep their colour as long as possible.
  • For best results a minimum of 2 treatments are required. The 2nd treatment must be within 6 weeks of the first treatment and is free of charge.
  • Feather touch will need to be refreshed roughly 12-24 months from initial treatment.

Please let us know if you go on any new medication while getting treatments, eg antibiotics.

What to expect following the treatment:

  • Immediately after treatment: Slight redness, tingling.
  • 5 days following treatment: Slight scabbing, colour changes, slightly flaky skin in the surrounding area, uneven healing/missing spots. It is normal to lose up to 80% of colour during healing.
IPL – Hair Removal Treatment

Preparation:

  • The treatment CANNOT be performed on the skin that has had unprotected sun exposure 6-8 weeks prior to treatment. Sunscreen MUST be worn daily and reapplied when required for the 6-8 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Fake tanning products must not be used on the treatment area for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid tweezing, waxing, and electrolysis for 2-4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Minimal hair growth must be left prior to initial consult but following treatments the area must be shaved 1 day prior to your appointment.
  • Expected directly following treatment:
    • Swelling and redness around some hair follicles is expected. This should reduce 24-48 hours following treatment.
    • Hairs will continue to ‘grow’ for the next week but then will fall out 10-14 days after IPL treatment. These hairs can be shaved until they fall out if required.

Aftercare:

  • Avoid very hot baths/ showers/ steam baths/ sauna for 1 week following treatment.
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water for 1 week following treatment.
  • Do not exfoliate the treated area for 3-4 days following treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, plucking or electrolysis while having treatments as this physically removes the target. The area can be cut or shaved.
  • Sunscreen MUST be worn, when and if treatment area is exposed to UV. Failing to do so will affect results and may result in refusal of treatment.
IPL – Skin Restoration and Rejuvenation- Photo- Facial, Pigmentation Removal, Vascular Lesions:

Preparation:

  • The treatment CANNOT be performed on the skin that has had unprotected sun exposure for 6-8 weeks prior to treatment. Sunscreen MUST be worn daily and reapplied when required for the 6-8 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Fake tanning products must not be used on the treatment area for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Expected directly following treatment:
  • Immediately after the IPL treatment the skin will be provided with topical actives to support results. A cooling masque will then be applied to the skin.
  • Mild redness is expected following the treatment and will usually last between 24-48 hours. Mineral makeup can be used to conceal redness if required. In some cases small blisters may appear, if these are uncomfortable you can cool the area using a cool face cloth.
  • Any pigmentation that responds to treatment (sun generated pigmentation) will become noticeable or darker (milo-effect) before lightening or disappearing.
  • Slight swelling can be expected when treating vascular skin concerns.
  • The treatment area for specific concerns (pigment or vascular) may feel hot for a period of time following treatment

Aftercare:

  • Use only cool water to wash face for 2 days after treatment.
  • Avoid very hot baths/ showers/ steam baths/ sauna for 1 week following treatment.
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water for 1 week following treatment.
  • Do not exfoliate the treated area for 5 days following treatment.
  • Sunscreen MUST be worn and reapplied as required continually. This is ongoing; failing to do so will affect results and may result in refusal of treatment.
  • Entering a spa or swimming in chlorinated water will reduce the life of your tan.
Achieving the best Tanning results

Pre-tan:

  • For best results shower and exfoliate, do not apply any moisturiser, make-up or deodorant
  • Hair removal is best performed at least 24 hours before getting sprayed.

What to wear:

  • When being sprayed you can wear as much or as little as you wish
  • Loose clothing is recommended to be worn after being sprayed until showering. For ladies we also recommend not wearing a bra between being spray tanned.

After tan:

  • It is recommended to shower 6-8 hours after B Gorgeous Tan original or 2-4 hours after application with B Gorgeous Rapid Tan.
  • For a longer lasting tan, always use mild forming body wash for showering.
  • Avoid any activities that may result in perspiration before your first shower.
  • Use a good moisturiser daily to nourish & moisturise the skin.