Pre & Post Treatment Care

6 weeks before:
  • Avoid treatments such as skin peels.
  • Avoid dermaplaning if you are having a plasma treatment on your face.
2 weeks before:
  • Avoid use of glycolic acid, retinoids, AHAs and other ‘harsh’ home 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.)
  • Do not use any products or undergo any treatments to remove hair from your face (e.g. waxing).
  • You can take arnica to aid healing and help with swelling.
On the day:
  • You can take paracetamol to help with any discomfort from the treatment.
  • Please try to attend without make-up on.
  • No shoes to be worn on our treatment beds; please come prepared.

You will be required to have a patch test for the numbing cream at least 48 hours before your appointment. This will be done on your consultation day.

7–14 days (whilst your skin is healing from the treatment):
  • Sunbathing, sunbeds, or any sunlight or UV exposure. Sweat can infect open follicles, and heat can irritate the waxed area.
  • Application of products such as deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes or self-tanning products (including spray tans) to the waxed area
  • Hot baths or showers.
  • Touching or scratching the waxed area.
  • Exfoliation of the waxed area.
  • Tight-fitting clothes that may cause friction with the waxed area.
  • Saunas or steam rooms.
  • Exercise, including swimming.

To soothe and calm the skin, we suggest regularly applying an Aloe Vera gel. This will rehydrate the skin and reduce any discomfort you may experience. Tea tree oil can be applied to the area for its antiseptic properties, ensuring the area remains bacteria free. Savlon cream can also be used if needed.

4 weeks:
  • Avoid the use of glycolic acid, retinoids, AHAs and other ‘harsh’ home skincare products that may cause irritation.
8 weeks:
  • Avoid skin peels, dermaplaning and waxing on the treated area (face only).
12 weeks:
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to UV rays for 8-12 weeks after treatment, and sunbeds for 12 weeks after treatment.
  • Always wear SPF when going outside, even if you think it’s not sunny. We advise that you continue to use SPF indefinitely.
  • You must attend your 12-week review. This will be booked on your treatment day.

You may need more than one treatment for optimum results. You must wait at least 8 weeks between treatments, although we recommend waiting at least 12 weeks in most cases.

You are not suitable for this treatment if you have
  • Fat/water retention, i.e. malar mounds/festoons (not loose skin).
  • Keloid scars.
  • Regular cold sores on your lips. (If you experience cold sores more than twice a year, the area around the mouth and under the nose should be avoided.)
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Active vitiligo.
  • Fitzpatrick skin type 4 or above.
  • Any auto-immune deficiency, including HIV or AIDS.
  • An active tan or sunburn.
  • Used Roaccutane within the past six months.
  • Used antibiotics within the past four weeks.
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes.
Additionally you cannot receive this treatment if you are:
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Taking medication that increases the photosensitivity of the skin.
  • Under the age of 18.
You will need written consent from your GP if you have:
  • Skin cancer. You must have been in remission for at least three years before requesting permission from your GP.
  • Another form of cancer. You must have been in remission for at least one year before requesting permission from your GP.
  • Stable vitiligo.

If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, you will need a patch test with the plasma itself to determine whether you are suitable for a plasma treatment.

Please inform us if you have any of the following:
  • Thyroid dysfunction (this may slow down the healing rate, and as a result, the success of the treatment could be affected).
  • Any medical/health conditions or medications that haven’t been mentioned above but may be relevant.