Pre & Post Treatment Care

When booking your appointment, remember to factor in that your skin may be slightly red and you should avoid wearing make-up for 24 hours after treatment.

1 week before:
  • Avoid use of retinoids, AHAs and other ‘harsh’ skincare products that may cause irritation.
  • Avoid prolonged UV exposure to reduce the risk of burning. (If you have burnt skin, you will not be able to receive the treatment.)
  • No sunbeds.
  • Do not use any products or undergo any treatments to remove hair from your face (e.g. waxing).
On the day:
  • Please attend without make-up on, or arrive early enough to remove it.
  • No shoes to be worn on our treatment beds; please come prepared.
  • Your therapist is likely to ask you about your daily skincare routine; knowing the names of the skincare products you are using at home is helpful. If you’re concerned about your skin, you can always bring your products into us and we can talk to you about how to adapt your routine.
First 24 hours:
  • Avoid touching your skin.
  • Avoid heat e.g. hot baths/showers, saunas.
  • Avoid wearing make-up. (We recommend mineral make-up if needed.)
  • No excessive exercise.
  • Do not wash off products that have been applied to your face unless you have been told to do so.
  • Start following an advised skincare routine at home.
First 48 hours:
  • Avoid swimming.
  • Avoid electrolysis, waxing or bleaching on the face.
First week:
  • Avoid use of retinoids, AHAs and other ‘harsh’ skincare products that may cause irritation.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure to the face.
  • Do not have any other facial exfoliating treatments.
  • Do not have any chemical peels.
  • Do not use any facial scrubs.
  • Wear SPF on your face every day.
  • Do not use sunbeds.
General aftercare:
  • If you suffer from cold sores, we recommend Acyclovir for use up to 2 weeks post-treatment.
  • Take directed advice if undergoing laser or IPL treatment – or any other facial – for appropriate timing between treatments.
  • Skin may feel tighter – this is normal. You may want to use more moisturiser than usual.
  • Make sure you are not on any medications that thin your skin or make you hypersensitive.
  • Book your next Dermaplaning Facial for 4-6 weeks’ time to keep your skin glowing.
You are not suitable for this treatment if you have:
  • Inflamed/active acne.
  • Used retinol within the past 2 weeks.
  • Active cold sores. (Your skin must have been clear for two weeks prior to treatment. We also recommend Acyclovir for use up to two weeks post-treatment.)
  • Severe rosacea.
  • Any autoimmune deficiency, including HIV or AIDS.
  • Chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
  • Recently taken steroidal medication.
  • Excessively oily skin.
  • Recently taken medication that thins the skin or increases photosensitivity.
  • Not received parental consent and are between the ages of 16 and 17, or if under 16.
You will need written consent from your GP for this treatment if you have:
  • Used Roaccutane within the past 6 months.
  • Used antibiotics within the past 4 weeks.
  • Recently taken blood-thinners.
  • Diabetes types 1 or 2.
Please inform us if any of the following apply:
  • Allergic to nickel.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Numerous raised lesions on the skin.
  • Keloid scarring.
  • Cold sores.
  • Skin/medical conditions not mentioned above that may contraindicate the treatment.