Treatment Advice & Aftercare
It is highly important you follow the appropriate advice and aftercare after your treatment to protect yourself from adverse reactions and maximise the benefits of your treatment. Failure to follow these instructions may result in your personal health, safety and wellbeing being compromised, and your treatment results and benefits not lasting as they should.
Please note that Aura Tan and Beauty will not take responsibility for service breakdown as a result of poor client aftercare, or failure to provide honest answers when completing the medical and lifestyle card at your first visit to our salons.
If you have any changes to health, medication/topical creams or lifestyle since your last visit, please let your therapist know before your treatment begins, as this may compromise the service and results. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the following information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Hair Removal Advice
Please do not use a sunbed for 24 hours before having a wax, and refrain from using Retin A derived products for 72 hours before, as these will compromise the skin. Hair must be a minimum of 0.5cm for the wax to grip (usually around 3 – 4 weeks growth).
It is normal for the area to go red after having a hair removal treatment, and not uncommon for small, raised bumps and slight soreness to be present in the area, particularly if it is your first time. These contra-actions will usually subside within 24 – 48 hours after your treatment.
Skin grazing (or skin lifting) can occasionally occur after a waxing treatment, causing an abrasion similar to scraping your knee. Often mistaken for a burn, this does not always appear in the area immediately, and can sometimes not become apparent until a day or two after the treatment. It can occur if the skin has been compromised due to factors such as the environment, chemicals, or even foreign substances (such as pollen or artificial fragrance), or if the skin is dry or dehydrated, and does not always show obvious signs on the skin for your therapist to know beforehand. If you experience any skin grazing after your treatment, please let us know as soon as you so we can advise you, and apply a cold compress to the area. If cared for appropriately, skin grazing will heal within a few days and leave no lasting damage to the skin.
After your hair removal treatment, please avoid the following for 24 hours:
Heat treatments such as sunbeds saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and jacuzzis
Hot showers or baths (lukewarm or tepid water is fine)
Swimming, particularly in chlorinated water
What To Do After Laser Hair Removal
After a session of laser hair removal (particularly on sensitive areas) it is normal to feel a sensation of warmth in the area, slightly similar to that of a very mild sunburn. The skin may also appear red in colour and the area around the follicle itself may become raised, these normal side effects usually disappear 24-48hrs after each session. You will notice that these side effects are more obvious after the first few sessions when hair in the area is thick and coarse. Over the course of your treatments hair will begin to thin out and become finer which will cause these side effects to become less noticeable after each session of laser.
What to do 24-48 hrs DIRECTLY AFTER your session
Wear loose cotton clothing
Avoid touching the skin in the treatment area
Apply 100% Aloe Vera ONLY to your treatment area
Avoid the gym, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool
When showering/bathing keep water tepid/lukewarm
Avoid doing all forms of physical exercise
Apply mineral makeup only after all facial laser hair removal treatments
Apply SPF50+ to all treatment areas that are exposed to UV light, cover areas where possible
What to do in the WEEKS IN BETWEEN your sessions
Exfoliate the skin in the treatment area 4-5 days after treatment. Dead or dry skin can sometimes cause slight redness after treatment so keeping your skin in tip top condition when having laser will get the best results.
When hair begins to regrow in between sessions, shaving and using hair removal creams are the only forms of hair removal that are allowed during your course of treatments
Avoid exposing your treatment area to sun or sunbeds throughout your course of treatment
Apply SFP 50+ sunscreen at all times if your treatment areas are exposed to UV light
Stop applying fake tan to your treatment areas 7 days before your next session
Inform us if you begin taking any medications throughout your course
Return for your next session within the time frame recommended by your laser therapist
What to do after your laser session is just as important as the preparation before. It is vital that you follow all after care advice as this will prevent any adverse reactions from your laser hair removal treatments.
If you have any further questions about what to do after your treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us and our dedicated team of hair removal specialists are on hand to answer any of your questions.
AFTER YOUR MANICURE AND PEDICURE
Please read the advice below relevant to your treatment(s). Please note, however, the advice is not a substitute for medical advice, but merely assistance to help you get the best from your treatment(s). If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Leave adequate time after your treatment for your nails to dry
Wear protective gloves when gardening, or doing housework
Use hand cream regularly
Always use a base coat under polish to prevent staining, and top coat to prevent chipping
Never use metal files
Keep nails at a workable length
Drink plenty of water and eat well
Do simple hand exercise to keep joints supple
Avoid harsh and drying soaps
For pedicures, wear open toe shoes if possible
Change socks or tights daily
Apply moisturising lotion daily to the feet after bathing
Apply talc or special foot powder between the toes to help absorb moisture
Foot sprays containing peppermint or citrus oil are useful to refresh the feet during the day
Dry hands and feet thoroughly after washing, especially between toes and fingers
Use cuticle cream or oil daily to moisturise dry cuticles
Use an acetone-free nail polish remover
Ideally, ensure you receive regular, professional manicures & pedicures at least every 2-4 weeks for maintenance and good nail care.
Massage Aftercare Advice
The following advice should be taken following a massage:
Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours, as massage is a detoxifying treatment
Drink plenty of water to assist in the elimination of toxins from the body Eat a light diet to assist the detoxification and healing process
Get plenty of rest. You may feel tired after treatment
Gentle exercise – postural exercises can help with muscle tension as well as exercises that will assist with mobility. Yoga is a suitable and gentle option.
Do breathing exercises to assist with taking in oxygen to your fullest capacity
Research the possibility of treatment options to assist with stress and other conditions, if necessary
Facial Aftercare Advice
Please read the advice below relevant to your treatment(s). Please note, however, the advice is not a substitute for the advice of a medical professional, but merely guidance to help you get the best from your treatment(s).
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Avoid wearing make-up for at least 6 hours after a facial treatment
Always cleanse, tone and moisturise your face; to prevent loss of moisture, protect the skin from make-up and to keep the skin soft and supple
Always remove all traces of make-up at the end of the day
Drink plenty of water (recommended 6-8 glasses per day)
Do not undertake any other facial skincare treatments within 48 hours of facial
Avoid sun-bathing for up to 12 hours
Avoid direct heat (intense sunlight & sunbeds) and indirect heat (sauna, hot bath, shower) for 48 hours after treatment
Do not apply perfume or perfumed products to the treated area within 48 hours
Do not apply any other exfoliating skincare products for 72 hours after facial
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