Small Details Make a BIG Difference
What To Do Before & After Your Microblading Procedure
What I’ve found is that the right pre-care and aftercare can truly make a MASSIVE difference in the results. Knowing just how important prep and aftercare are, I’ve researched and experimented with many techniques and combinations. I’ve done dry techniques, wet techniques, washing, no washing, etc. I’ve tried various products, creams, ointments… you name it, I’ve tested it.
To help you in your microblading procedure, I’ve outlined my lessons learned and provided a formula that will help to ensure that you get the best results possible.
It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:
• Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure
• Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face
• Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure
• Do not work out the day of the procedure
• Do not have botox 3 weeks prior to the procedure
• Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)
• Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
• Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo
• Do not consume coffee before your procedure
• Do not take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood)
Now that you know what NOT to do, it’s time to share my secret recipe for getting amazing microblading results! It's all in the aftercare.
I love a good acronym so here’s one to help you out, just think of: A - W - M which stands for Absolutely Wonderful Make-up or better yet: Absorb, Wash, and Moisturize!
The day of the treatment: Absorb
Days 1-7: Wash
Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.
Days 1-7 Moisturize
AWM should have you covered, but here are some extra tips to help with a smooth and easy recovery:
• Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.
• No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
• Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
• Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
• Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.
• Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
• Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,
• Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.
• DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.
Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your microblading procedure. Don’t forget your new favourite acronym: AWM -Absorb, Wash, Moisturize!
Important note about showering:
Lip Blush Aftercare Instructions
- Avoid any form of exercising on the day of the procedure.
- Do not consume any caffeine or alcohol for 24 hours prior to your appointment to help prevent bleeding and pain.
-Do not come to the appointment if you have a cold sore on your lips as the procedure cannot be done.
-If you are prone to getting cold sores and have the virus herpes, the lip blush treatment can cause an outbreak and it is recommended to take an anti-viral medication (for example, Zivorax) 5 days before and the day of the appointment and continue use for 5 days after or advised by a medical professional.
- Do not get any lip fillers for at least 4 weeks prior or after your appointment.
- Do not get any laser, chemical peels or use any AHA/BHA on your face for at least 4 weeks before your appointment.
-Read through the entire post care instructions before you schedule your appointment so you can schedule the appointment date according to the healing time.
Immediately following the procedure, lips will feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch. They may appear swollen and bright in color.
For 4 hours after treatment, apply light pressure on lips with a clean paper towel, to remove any lymph. After 4 hours, start applying ointment (Aquaphor) as needed to keep lips constantly moist
No kissing, rubbing or friction on treatment area.
Apply ointment on lips several times a day. Keep lips moist at all times. Avoid oily, spicy and heavily seasoned food and drink with a straw. After every meal gently rinse and clean lips with water and pat dry, then re-apply ointment.
Between these days, lips will begin and end the process of peeling, and color will lighten by 30%-50%.
Do not pick or rub your lips and let the peeling happen naturally. Continue keeping your lips moist!
Lips are done peeling, color is light. You may return to normal routines. Lips will continue to heal, up to 6 weeks. Every week more color will surface, it is important to continue keeping lips moist to get the best color at the end of the healing phase.
Your lips are healed and you're feeling unstoppable!!! Just add some lip gloss and go! In most cases it requires two treatments to complete the lip transformation.
The following must be avoided during all 14 days post treatment:
• Increased sweating
• Practicing sports
• Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
• Sun tanning or salon tanning
• Exposure to UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the treatment area
• Touching of the treatment area except for when applying the post-care ointment with a cotton swab
• Picking, peeling, or scratching of the treatment area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
• Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
• Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
• Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact Microblading LA immediately, to discuss further instructions.
Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.
Eyeliner Tattoo Pre + Post Care
Antihistamines like benadryl taken before the procedure may reduce swelling and help you relax. Benadryl also helps eyes not be so watery during eyeliner procedures.
Eyeliner Tattoo Pre-Care
• Have your eyes free of makeup and moisturizer.
• Do bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.
• If you wear eyeglasses, please bring those to your appointment
• If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them before the procedure.
• It is not a bad idea to have a ride home after an eyeliner procedure if you are sensitive to light. Have sunglasses available. Eyes may be dilated afterward.
• Avoid lash tinting 2 weeks before. Do not dye or perm lashes for 10 days prior.
• If you have had Lasik or Cataract Surgery, you must get medical clearance from your physician.
• Eyelash extensions must be removed 1 week prior to your eyeliner procedure.
• If you are using Laitsse or any other eyelash serums you will need to discontinue use 4 weeks prior to the procedure.
• No botox injections 2 weeks prior to procedure in eye area only.
• The skin must be free of all irritations including blemishes, eczema, and psoriasis.
• Must not be on Accutane medication for one year prior to getting a Permanent Cosmetic Tattoo.
• Stop taking Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Glucosamine, Evening Primrose Oil, Ginger, Ginko one week prior to your appointment as they thin the blood and prevent the pigment from implanting correctly. If you continue to use these the healed result may be patchy.
• Discontinue the use of any anti-aging, skin brightening or anti-acne skincare products. Particularly those that contain Alpha Hydroxy (AHA), Vitamin A, Retinol. Ideally, do not use these products for 30 days prior to your appointment, and yes, even if you do not use it near the area to be treated it does spread under your skin and your cosmetic tattoo will heal patchy. Once your tattoo has healed under the skin surface (approximately 6 weeks following your final session) you may resume your usual skin care routine.
• Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, micro needling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
• Please avoid any type of blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to your procedure unless is unsafe to do so for your health. Please ask your doctor before stopping these types of medications. Such as: Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Advil, Niacin, Voltaren, Indocid. As well as Prenatal Vitamins, Vitamin E or Nutritional Shakes. Tylenol is recommended if you have a low pain tolerance.
• Do not work out on the day of the procedure.
• Avoid sun tanning or tanning beds for 2 weeks prior to procedure. If you show up to your appointment with a sunburn you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn it will take the pigment.
• Scars from surgery or injury must be healed for at least one year prior to service.
• Do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to your procedure
• Do not consume coffee or other caffeine products 24 hours prior.
• Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
** NOT FOLLOWING PRE-CARE WILL RESULT IN FORFEITING YOUR APPOINTMENT AND DEPOSIT **
Eyeliner Tattoo Post-Care
Swelling and redness is to be expected immediately after the procedure as the skin is very thin in this area (it will give off the appearance of as you have been crying). Itching is also normal. The length of time it takes to heal varies from person to person. The swelling shall subside in a few hours. It takes an average about 4-5 days for the scabs to naturally fall off. Your true color will not be apparent until the 4-6 week mark.
Appointment (Day 1)
After the procedure, cleansing should be done by compresses with the water wipes provided for the first 4 hours to clean the eye area in a padding motion, this is to absorb excess lymph fluid. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of any blood/lymphatic fluids and lessens the chance of scabbing. DO NOT APPLY OINTMENT!
Evening: Wash your eyes gently with lukewarm water before bedtime (Do not use rubbing motions, use dabbing motions)
Dry the area: Allow to air dry, or dry with a paper towel. DO NOT APPLY OINTMENT!
Eyes may vary from slightly puffy to swollen, heavy lids; light sensitive and possibly bloodshot eyes. Sleeping in a slightly elevated position can also reduce any residual swelling of the eyes.
Ice packs can be applied for 10 minutes each hour for the first 4-8 hours following the procedure. The ice is used to reduce swelling and provide comfort. If you experience any residual swelling the following day, you may ice them again. After the first 24 hours the use of ice is no longer beneficial.
The treated area may experience the following symptoms for 1 to 10 days after the treatment, which are all common and will dissipate in a short period of time.
• Minimal Swelling
• Dryness and Itching
Clean: Wash your eyes gently in the morning and evening with lukewarm water. (Do not use rubbing motions, use dabbing motions)
Dry the area: Allow to air dry, or dry with a paper towel before applying ointment. Apply the provided ointment on the treated area with a clean q-tip or clean fingertips.
Day 3 - 7
DO NOT WASH!
Apply Ointment: Apply ointment sparingly 2 to 3 times a day. Use the Q-tip in a gentle dabbing motion as not to disrupt the pigmentation bonding process. This will keep the area moist and accelerate the healing. If scabs form, always keep ointment on them. Do not rub the area in any way.
Day 1-2: Eyes will be swollen and perhaps a bit ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will reduce after being in an upright position and from blinking and increased circulation to the area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion, and crying.
Day 2: Eyes will be less swollen, but will feel tight. The lash area will feel sore if touched.
Day 3-4: The top layer of skin will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation. DO NOT PICK THEM – you will pull pigment out and end up with uneven color. Blinking helps eliminate the small pieces of pigment that have detached. It is important not to pick at it or rub the eyes.
Day 7-9: All shedding should be complete. You are safe to shower facing the shower head. During this time, the pigment may appear to have vanished, this is a normal part of the healing process, and the pigment will re-emerge.
Day 10: Pigment, if it faded, should have returned. What you see now is very close to the healed result. If it is not as you like, please wait the final 4 weeks and return for a touch-up procedure.
• Healing usually takes 5 to 7 days to heal.
• When showering makes sure you wash your hair with your head tilted backwards to avoid shampoo and conditioner from getting into the treated areas. You may apply the ointment provided or Aquaphor to cover your eyeliner. Do not face the shower head because of water pressure purposes. You will be dry healing the area. This means no water on the area for a minimum of 10 days. This includes sweating. When showering or washing your face, please make sure water is not running into the eyes. You can use oil free wipes clean your face, just make sure you are avoiding the eye area.
Pre-care instructions MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure will dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.
The following must be avoided:
• Do not use contact lenses for 48 hours.
• Do not use mascara until outer healing is complete. Do not use old tubes of mascara. Replace old with new.
• Application of any makeup for 10 days.
• Do not use a eyelash curler the day of the procedure.
• Do not use saline eye drops/wash or mascara until healed
• Do not rub, pick or scratch, as the color may heal unevenly and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.
• Avoid direct sun exposure/tanning or tanning beds for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors and/or big sunglasses.
• Eyes are sensitive to pet dander, gardening, dust and dirty hands. Sunglasses add wonderful protection to sun.
• Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, sports, sauna, swimming, steam rooms, jacuzzi, and long hot showers for 10 days. Eyes heal very well. However, they are exposed to the possibility of a secondary infection like conjunctivitis. Seek medical attention if needed.
• Avoid use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area.
• Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids lactic acid, salicylic acid, and Vitamin A on or around the tattooed area for 30 days. (Causes premature fading)
• Use a fresh pillowcase. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
• Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, micro needling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks. They can darken/lighten or distort the pigment.
• Avoid drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
• Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.
• Do not performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or storage cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris–now is not the time! Care must be taken to keep the eyes clean and free of bacteria.
• If needed, over-the-counter Tylenol is recommended for temporary relief of pain.
• After the healing process your eyeliner will appear lighter in color because of natural skin regeneration. Often, even with proper care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. It is normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that your artist can control. That’s why a complimentary follow up is included after 6-12 weeks from the initial session to fine tune your investment and assure that richness of color, symmetry, density in the shape and desired effect is achieved.
• Healed results vary per individual client. We have no control over what occurs during the healing process. After the second session (touch-up) additional sessions may be required to obtain optimal results. Additional charges may apply.
Following the proper post-care is necessary to achieve the best results. When scheduling an appointment for a cosmetic tattoo keep in mind the healing time of the procedure will depend on your body’s regeneration, age, immune system and lifestyle.
Long Term Care
• Future touch-up appointments are required to maintain their shape and depth of color. If you do not maintain, the color will lighten over time. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, and iron deficiency. We suggest that if you want to maintain your eyeliner looking its best, that you plan on scheduling a touch up once a year for best results.
• The regular use of eye drops, or other preparations instilled in the eyes will cause premature fading of permanent eyeliner.
• Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment.
• Avoid using chemical exfoliants or heavy creams on the eyes, as it will cause fading.
• Do not laser near your eye are (IPL). Some lasers distort the color causing it to darken or lighten.
• Additional eye makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look.
• If you are planning a laser procedure or MRI scan, inform the technician of your cosmetic tattoo.
• The use of Retin-A/Tretinoin, hydroquinone, or any other rapid skin exfoliation used regularly on any area surrounding the eye area will cause your cosmetic tattoo to fade prematurely.
• The use of chemical peels, acid peels, lightening or any brightening product that targets hyper-pigmentation used regularly near the eye area can cause permanent eyebrows to fade prematurely.
• The use of exfoliating cleansers, scrubs, cleansers with acne fighting ingredients or “acid” in the name will cause rapid exfoliation of the skin containing the pigment and will increase odds of premature fading.
It is a non-invasive/non-surgical procedure with the same or comparable results as traditional surgery. Before the treatment the topical anesthetic is applied, ensuring a painless procedure. This innovative technique cannot cause the so-called “over lifting”, as it only damages excess/loose skin which returns to its “original state” after the regeneration phase. A partial effect can be seen immediately after the treatment. You need to wait for 6–8 weeks to see the perfect results.
The Fibroblast treatment uses the fourth state of matter – plasma. Tissues treated “sublimate” and we avoid spreading unwanted heat to the surrounding areas. The principle is to ionize gases in the air to create a small electrical arch, similar to a tiny lightning bolt, with which dermal and epidermal areas, which are affected by aesthetic problems, may be treated without spreading unwanted heat to the surrounding areas.
When the electrical arch – plasma – touches the skin surface, the heat widens the acne and is transferred into the epidermis all the way to the papillary layer which contains fibroblast cells. The result is contraction and tightening of the skin cells. Consequently, the excess skin is reduced, and the result is comparable to lifting or wrinkle reduction.
First, the topical anesthetic (cream) is applied, minimizing the risk of pain and numbing the treated area. The anesthetic takes effect 20 minutes after the application. The procedure itself does not last long, 20–30 minutes depending on the area. The duration of the treatment (with anesthetic application): 60–90 minutes.
There is no special pre-treatment needed. It is advisable that you do not apply any cosmetic products on the treated area (especially those containing alcohol). During the consultation you should mention all recent surgical or aesthetic procedures
There is no special pre-treatment needed. It is advisable that you do not apply any cosmetic products on the treated area (especially those containing alcohol). During the consultation you should mention all recent surgical or aesthetic procedures
Fibroblast skin tightening is a NON-invasive procedure with minimal level of pain. It is virtually painless, as the treated area is numbed before the treatment. After the treatment the treated area is red (7–14 days) and some patients may experience some swelling, which may last up to 3–4 days. At the site of each spot a small crust will form. They should not be touched, and you should wait for 4–5 days for them to fall off naturally. During the procedure the clients may feel some discomfort, not actual pain, depending on the treated area of the face/body.
With the help of Plasma instrument it is possible to treat various skin problems (acne), achieve the “lifting effect” of the loose skin or correct or remove scars …
If you suffer from any of the above mentioned and do not want to go through a traditional surgical procedure, PRIVÉ Fibroblast Lifting is right solution for you.
Eyelid lift (upper, lower), facelift, neck lift …
Resurfacing of wrinkled areas (labial, nasolabial, worry lines, smile lines …).
Removal of different kinds of moles.
The treatment is very safe, as it is a non-surgical procedure. It has a negligible amount of possible side effects and serious complications alike. The procedure is based on the natural stimulation of skin regeneration, so the excesses which may be seen in the world of traditional surgery are not possible.
The Fibroblast treatment takes a very short time, with stress on the aftercare, as, in case the client neglects the instructions for aftercare, the treated area may suffer from: inflammation, hyper-pigmentation, scarring …
The Fibroblast treatment is an exceptionally safe procedure with virtually no side effects, or they occur very rarely. Possible side effects are inflammation, scarring or minor change in skin pigmentation, which is very rare. It is highly important for each client to follow the instructions for aftercare closely. Crusts which occur after the treatment are part of the treatment and will fall off after 4–5 days. Minor swelling after treating the area around the eyes is normal and will disappear after 3–5 days, depending on the client’s sensitivity.
Aftercare is one of the most important parts of the treatment. Each client has to follow the instructions for aftercare closely to achieve the perfect results:
Do not pick carbon crust; it will fall off in a few days
Clean the treated area with Octenisept twice a day.
After the treatment continue applying the aftercare cream on the treated area as long as it is sensitive or when you are exposed to sun, as it contains SPF and protects the treated area.
Avoid sauna, pools, solariums or any kind of exposure to activities which present risk for infection of the treated area
Make sure to protect the treated area from direct sun until the skin is completely regenerated (2–3 weeks).
Do not apply products containing alcohol or other scents.
Until the crusts fall off, you may apply colloidal silver to prevent inflammation.
Do not cover with plasters.
Do not use makeup after the treatment, as it generally is not sterile. First 5–6 days after the treatment, until the crusts fall off, use the antiseptic product and the aftercare cream, applying it softly to the treated area. When the crusts fall off, you may apply some makeup, if necessary, as the cream the therapist gives you contains skin powder which covers the crusts and the blush.
The results are visible immediately after the treatment, but we must inform the client that the maximum results will be visible after 3–4 weeks when the skin enters the third phase of the healing – collagen and connective tissue growth. So, results are visible immediately, but the end results follow 3–4 weeks after the treatment.
It depends on the state of the clients’ skin and the desired degree of correction. The client is often satisfied after only one treatment, of course if, e.g. the wrinkles are not very deep, but due to the simplicity of the procedure and the affordable price the clients opt for two or even three treatments to achieve a perfect result. The procedure may be repeated after the skin is fully regenerated, so 6–8 weeks after the procedure.
Generally 2 sessions are required
The results of the Fibroblast treatment are permanent and may be visible for years. But we should acknowledge that the aging process is continuous and thus the skin ages every day after the procedure and this cannot be stopped. The results of this method are permanent, but when we talk about mimic facial lines (worry lines) these may recur quickly because muscles are stronger than the skin and consequently the lines recur.
Average results last from 2-4 years
Before Your Treatment
1. Avoid any kind of tanning (Spray tanning, tanning injections, sun tanning and tanning beds) for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment. Ideally, you should try to use SPF5O to prep your skin for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment, especially if you are naturally darker skinned. You may even wish to consider using a natural Tyrosinase Inhibitor to helps ensure there is no overproduction of pigment in the skin aka hyperpigmentation.
Immediately Following Treatment
2. If the treated area is swollen, you may apply ice packs covered with a clean cloth. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or steroids if possible.
3. If you are receiving a Plasma Pen treatment anywhere on your face or neck, we recommend you sleep on your back with your head elevated to reduce swelling.
4. Do NOT cleanse the treated area until the following day.
5. Do NOT exercise 48 hours after treatment or expose yourself to any heat, steam or sweat because this can intensify the inflammation that’s already present.
6. Your technician will provide you with after care products and instructions. You must follow the provided aftercare
protocol to expedite the healing process and avoid complications.
7. The area that has been treated must NOT be covered with occlusive dressing or any type of sunblock, make-up, mascara, creams or any other products until the area has fully healed.
8. It is highly unlikely you will ever get an infection from a Plasma Pen treatment, as the wound we cause is not open. However, the first 12 hours post-treatment is vital that you could expose yourself to contaminants.
9. You may return to work the following day. However, you will not look your absolute best during the initial healing
process (approximately 7 days).
10. Expect redness, swelling and inflammation for the first 1 to 5 days post-treatment. This is normal but will usually be of a very minor nature.
2. Avoid any other type of procedures on the same area which you intend to have treated with Plasma Pen
• No facial acids 14 days before or 21 days after Plasma Pen.
• No Botox or fillers 21 days before or after Plasma Pen.
• No Micro needling/PRP 21 days before or after Plasma Pen.
• No laser or peels (depending on intensity of peel) for 90 days before or after Plasma Pen.
Following Days After treatment
2. Tiny crusts will quickly form on the treated area. These may be visible for up to about a week.
3. Do NOT pick crusts off as this will delay the healing process and could cause hyperpigmentation and scarring.
4.The area(s) treated may be cleansed daily with room temperature water and your fingers. Avoid using washcloths or any other washing devices. Do NOT be tempted to rub, brush or exfoliate the area in any way to aid in the removal of the crusts.
5. Do NOT stand with your face under a hot shower for the first 3-4 days. This could increase swelling. Try to avoid shower gels or hair products running on to your face as this could cause irritation and inflammation.
6. Avoid swimming or chlorinated water as it can increase irritation.
7. Keep scabs/crusts moist by applying provided aftercare three times a day – but only in small amounts, do not soak the area.
8. Men should avoid shaving the treated area until it is fully healed.
9. If you have had treatment around your eyes, you should avoid wearing contact lenses for 72 hours after your treatment.
10. Once the scabs have fallen off (approximately 7 days), your skin may be a little pink. You may begin to apply your normal foundation /make-up/sunblock but avoid using skincare products containing glycolic/salicylic/retinoic/AHA/ scrubs/Clarisonic or any other active exfoliating ingredients/devices for at least 21 days, as this will cause irritation. ABSOLUTELY NO MAKEUP UNTIL SCABS HAVE FALLEN OFF.
11. Avoid sun exposure. Once the scabs have fallen off, you must wear a physical sunblock (zinc & titanium) and a hat while your skin is in the healing stages (pink in color) and you should continue to do so for at least the next 12 weeks to avoid hyperpigmentation.
12. Do NOT sunbath/sun tanning beds for 10–12 week post.
13. Do NOT have any other facial treatments in the same treatment area while your skin is healing (12 weeks).
14. Do NOT wax treatment area for at least 21 days, if not longer. If you are receiving Plasma Pen treatment anywhere around the eyes, I would wait the full 12 weeks. It will be ok to tweeze or thread any unwanted hairs after scabs have fallen off the area
With our state of the art Plasma Pen under our highly trained estheticians and practitioners, we force the skin tissue to contract virtually immediately by thermally disrupting the skin as well as fibroblasts. This micro-trauma stimulates new collagen (neocollagenesis) and helps release and activate essential proteins and growth factors like cytokines and fibroblasts, which makes more collagen than before it was disrupted. Eventually, excess skin dries off to form tiny crusts that fall off like dandruff in just a few days. New collagen is formed over a period of up to 6 months.
Our Plasma pen is one of the first in the World to utilise a Low frequency delivery of the plasma arc. This enables the treatment imprint to be wider, and shallower than traditional thermal only devices. The benefits of which are a greater tightening effect allowing for better results, a quicker healing process and less down time to the client. The plasma pen can be used on most skin types, however, your practitioner will assess your skin and offer a test patch prior to treatment.
Plasma Pro Skin Tightening is able to treat a number of imperfections without any actual cutting of the skin. It can be used for:
-Eyelid Tightening, including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin.
-Skin imperfections, including skin tags and sunspots.
-Improvement in the appearance of acne scars
-Diminishing Stretch marks.
-Tightening loose stomach skin after pregnancy.
-Lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
-Plasma Facelift and Plasma Necklift.
The treatment can be uncomfortable, and really depends on your pain threshold. For a comfortable experience we recommend attending your appointment on time to allow the topical anaesthetic application to have the required time to absorb and take effect in the areas you would like to have treated. The topical anaesthetic is applied for 30 mins for the best effect.
Your practitioner will apply topical anaesthetic to the skin’s surface for 30 mins prior to the treatment, the cream will be removed and the treatment using a small, hand help pen shaped device will apply the treatment. A 60 min appointment is allocated to allow you to relax and receive your after care advice prior to leaving the clinic.
An immediate tightening will be seen with the plasma pen and dermal fillers. Once healing has taken place you will see an improvement in skin condition and tone. Collagen production and skin tightening gets progressively better over 10-24 weeks and continues to improve up to a year later.
Once collagen is formed, the natural ageing process of breaking down the collagen will then take place. Intrinsic and extrinsic factors can contribute to the collagen breakdown such as UV exposure and smoking. However, depending on the amount of sagging skin, sometimes it may require more than a single session.
This is a single treatment, but depending on the skin laxity, more than one treatment may be required.
The skin will have multiple millimetre trauma marks to the skin’s surface, and as healing occurs the skin will appear dry and flaky. In the first couple of days, redness and swelling will be present. Every individual will vary, others may have more swelling, whereas some may swell for over a week. Pigmentation from the small marks can be present for longer if the scabs come away earlier than expected, for example when lying on one side of the face whilst sleeping.
Tenderness, redness and swelling are common side effects and are to be expected following the treatment. As the skin starts to heal, itching may occur. After care gel that is included in the price of the treatment, should be used to alleviate the side effects. Other side effects are not limited to, but may include slight redness for a few weeks after the treatment, with a risk of scarring, infection and hyperpigmentation (darker skin) or hypopigmentation (lighter skin), being rare but possible.
You will be required to stay out of direct sun light during the healing process. Whilst the scabs are still present you won’t be able to get the areas wet such as having a shower, steam room, swimming or sweating from exercising.
It is important to have a test patch prior to the treatment. No active sun exposure is important with no active tan being present for the test patch and treatment. We suggest not to apply any cosmetics beforehand, and you should let us know about any recent medical conditions and medications taken.
We advise that you don’t take a hot shower on the day of the treatment, and to keep the area dry for the duration of the scabs being present. It is advised that you don’t apply make-up to the area for the duration of the scabs, as attempting to remove the makeup at the end of the day, can cause the microscabs to come away from the skin too early and cause scarring. Sun exposure should be avoided for 4 weeks after the treatment, sunblock application is highly recommended for 4 to 6 weeks after the initial treatment.
Reasons you may not be suitable for the treatment are due to the following. In which case, we would ask for a specialist’s letter stating that they are happy for you to proceed with the treatment, where applicable:
– Metal plates or pins – Severe circulatory deficiencies inc. ischemic tissue, thrombosis, severe uncontrolled blood pressure – Severe Cardiovascular conditions -Pacemaker – Pregnancy – Current or recent haemorrhage – Malignancy and chemotherapy in the past 3 years.
We need to be cautious with certain illnesses, our nurse will confirm your full medical history prior to commencing any treatments.
The treatment takes less than 30 mins, however, we allow 60mins per treatment to ensure that you’re happy with the treatment choice and to ensure you’re happy to proceed. The skin is treated and an after care cream is applied.
Yes. Once new collagen is stimulated, new collagen is formed. It doesn’t however, stop the ageing process, therefore the natural ageing and collagen breakdown will occur. You can help reduce the natural ageing by protecting the skin from further UVA rays and external environmental damage.