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Lolfa Lois, Clinig Croen & Lynton

Pre and after-care

We want you to have the best experience possible at Lolfa Lois so here are some of our tips on pre and after-care for all our aesthetic treatments.

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Patch Test

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A patch test is carried out to determine the treatment parameters and to judge how your skin might react to full treatment.

A patch test Is a small trial in an area with similar hair and skin to the treatment site and allows the practitioner to assess how well the light energy is being absorbed and whether the skin is responding as expected.

Make a note of any redness or swelling, how long it takes to reduce following the test patch, and whether or not the skin blister or feel excessively hot and for how long.


Pre treatment tips

  1. The area to be treated should be free from make-up, perfume, deodorant and body or face creams. Be careful when using spray deodorant before treatment.

  2. Avoid waxing, plucking, hair removal creams and bleaching for one month before hair removal treatments. Hair should be shaved before treatment and be no longer than 1mm in length.

  3. There should be no active or fake tan in the area to be treated. Use of sunbeds or prolonged exposure to sunlight is not allowed in the month before treatment, and an SPF 30 must be used on the area between treatments. Suntan must be left to fade completely before treatment can start. Fake tans must also be fully faded before treatment can commence.

  4. We reserve the right to charge for any appointment booked but abandoned due to active sun tan or fake tan.

  5. A medical history is taken at consultation, but we rely on you to inform us of any changes to this. We need to know about any medication you take, including those bought from a chemist or herbalist.

  6. Make sure that you arrive in good time for your appointment; this will allow us to pre-cool the skin if this should be required.

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After-care tips

  1. In order to minimise skin heating and reduce the likelihood of skin reactions, the treatment area may be cooled before, during and after the procedure. You can apply a cold flannel or cool pack if the area still feels hot at home. Do not allow ice packs or ice into direct contact with the skin.

  2. Following treatment, the area may appear red and raised, and you may experience a tingling sensation. This is completely normal and should settle over the next few days.

  3. Occasionally, you may experience swelling or bruising, lasting anything from 1-2 days up to 1-2 weeks. If you experience swelling, it is usually worse one to two days following treatment. If it follows a treatment to a facial area, sleeping with your head raised on pillows will minimise its appearance. Ice packs will also help to reduce swelling. If your skin is particularly sensitive and prone to histamine reactions, you may also wish to consider taking an antihistamine medication.

  4. Following vascular treatments, a bruise may appear in the treated area. This may last up to 15 days, and as the bruise fades, there may be brown skin discolouration. This usually fades in 1-3 months. When larger vessels are treated, they may take on a darker colour. Again, this may take up to four weeks to resolve as the body re-absorbs the damaged vessels.

  5. Make-up can be applied after several hours if the skin is not sore or broken. However, we advise caution if the area is feeling sensitive. Remove make-up carefully, as rubbing the skin can cause irritation or infection. The make-up should be avoided if the skin in the treatment area becomes broken.

  6. Care should be taken to avoid trauma to the treated area for 4 or 5 days afterwards. Avoid strenuous activities, sauna and steam, excessively hot baths, massaging etc.

  7.  Wash and bathe as normal but take cool showers rather than hot baths. The skin should be patted dry and not rubbed. Use Lynton Light Soothe Serum to reduce irritation and keep the area moisturised and the skin protected. If there is any discomfort, treat the area as you would sunburn. No swimming for at least 72 hours after treatment.

  8. Use a sunscreen (SPF 30+) and protect the area from sunlight as much as possible between treatments and for at least one month after treatment ends. Failure to do this can lead to sunburn and hyper-pigmentation of the treated area. (Most changes in pigmentation occur when the treated area has been exposed to sunlight or in people with darker skin types).

  9. If blistering occurs, contact the clinic immediately for further advice. Keep the area clean and dry and allow for healing naturally. Do not use lotions or creams on open skin, as this may increase the risk of infection. DO NOT pick graze or blisters - as this may increase the chance of a scar. Once the skin has healed, a high-protection sunscreen should be used daily for 12 months to prevent pigmentation changes in the skin.

  10. If you have any urgent concerns or queries regarding the treatment area, please contact Lolfa Lois for advice.

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