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Skin Boosters Pre & Post Advice Reference

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

This is a student reference guide to contraindications, pre and post treatment advice. Have a good read through all my pre and post advice to check if this treatment is right for your client.


Skin Peels

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Total Contraindications:

  • Pregnant/Nursing

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Cancer (all forms)

  • Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy

  • Immunodeficiency

  • Lupus

  • High blood pressure (uncontrolled)

  • Insulin dependent diabetics

  • Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation)

  • Heart problems or diseases

  • Haemorrhagic disease, trauma or bleeding

  • Scleroderma

  • Family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation Solar Keratosis

  • Anticoagulants / Blood thinners (including but limited to Warfarin or aspirin)

  • Nickel or stainless steal allergies

  • Active Acne

  • Under 18 years old

Conditions that need a doctors letter to confirm the treatment is suitable before treatments can begin:

  • Epilepsy

  • Transplant Anti-Rejection Drugs

  • Thyroid Disease

  • Heart Disease

  • Hypertension (High blood pressure treated with medication)

  • Cancer - after 12 months

The list below is of things that require a waiting period until you can start treatments: Active skin infection of any type, such as herpes simplex, impetigo, flat warts. (wait until healed) Sunburn in the treatment area ( wait until completely healed) Have bacterial or viral diseases of the skin (wait until clear) Inflammation (wait until healed) Laser treatments — face only — 4-6 weeks post treatment Active Herpes – cold sores — must take anti-viral meds 2 weeks pre and post treatment (peels & needling) Warts (avoid Area) Ro-accutane (6 - 12 months post treatment) Wait 3 months before commencing with treatments: Recent facial operations — must wait at least 3 months post surgery Tattooing / Cosmetic Tattooing (Treatment Area) Wait 2 week before commencing treatments:

  • Strong chemical peels - PH lower than 3.1.

  • Botox and fillers

  • Any recent invasive or stimulating skin procedures i.e. micro-dermabrasion, electrolysis, IPL

  • Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, aspirin and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections

Stop using/taking 1 week before commencing treatments:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. These will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical for your skin rejuvenation.

  • Waxing or depilatory creams

  • Retin-A

Pre Treatment Advice

  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)

  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, aspirin and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.

  • Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.

  • Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.

  • If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, use your anti-viral medication prior to treatment.

  • Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.

Post Treatment Advice

  • There may be some redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising which should settle within days.

  • Drink plenty of water to maximize your results

  • Clean your face with a gentle cleanser and warm water

  • Try not to wear makeup.

  • Use creams with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to reduce irritation and hydrate the skin.

  • Avoid active skincare products which contain: Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, Retinol (Vitamin A), and Vitamin C (in low pH formula). Continue to do so for 3 days post treatment.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

  • Avoid sun (and sunbeds), Saunas, Steam rooms or heat for 72 hours.

  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling.

  • If you have swelling you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.

  • Use Paracetamol for discomfort. Do not take Ibuporfen for two weeks after the treatment.

  • Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.

  • Take Arnica to help the bruising and swelling, start at least 2 days prior to injections.

  • If you are planning to attend a special event when a bruise, should it occur, would be unacceptable to you.

  • Results will not be immediate, but will develop over time. and a course of treatment will be required

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