Over the years we have dealt with hundreds of clients including ultra-healthy, non-smoking, teetotal with absolutely no health complaints and yet it’s still a very rare person who doesn’t have at least one of these blemishes. What we would say is that we don’t expect you to live in a bubble, but there is a list of reasons that we do know helps them along:
Ageing, Alcohol, Air Conditioning, Allergies, Birth Marks, Central Heating, Childbirth, Circulatory Disorders, Constipation, Diabetes, Diet, Exfoliation, Fragile Skin, Health Problems, Hereditary, Hormones, High/Low Blood Pressure, Medication, No Reason at All, Physical Trauma, Pregnancy, Respiratory Conditions, Rosacea, Scar Tissue, Sensitivity, Spectacle Wearing, Smoking, Sports, Squeezing Skin, Temperature Extremes,UV Light, X Rays.So… absolutely anything in life then!
Does it hurt?
Well, it’s not a pampering facial treatment, but it’s also not the worst thing ever. Clients tend to describe it as ‘hot pinpricks’ The majority of clients are absolutely fine but for the very nervous, a little drop of numbing cream helps & can be used if appropriate. This will be advised at your consultation session.
How long will the treatment be?
This is very much dependent on the severity of the problem. It is also dependent on the location of the blemish(es) sensitivity & reaction of the skin. We always try to get a happy medium between completing everything in one sitting & never treating to the detriment of the skin. The most commonly asked for appointment is 30 minutes.
Will I need GP Permission?
Sometimes. If you have a particular fibrous blemish which we are suspicious of then we will recommend you speak to your GP before treatment is started. A letter of approval may be required before commencing treatment.
If you are on medication then this will be covered when you complete your medical questionnaire on your first appointment. Some medications are ‘contra-indicated’ to this treatment but this is rare.
Insulin dependent diabetic clients will need a letter of approval from either their diabetic nurse or GP before treatment can start.
Pregnancy - We don’t recommend any treatment for the first 3 months of your pregnancy. After that, fibrous blemishes can be removed (neck upwards) but we tend not to treat anything vascular. As the blood volume within the body increases so much during pregnancy broken capillaries (red/thread veins) are incredibly common. But, these usually subside back to normal shortly after the birth.
Healing & Aftercare
Healing (and to avoid scarring) which for some treatments or individuals can take several weeks we do require you to follow aftercare instructions please from the advise given by your specialist.
Aftercare is a very important part of your treatment and we will alter it to fit your treatment. You may wear make up 24-48 hours afterwards but only a very good quality mineral based to avoid wound contamination-we recommend Jane Iredale.
Who will you treat?
Men, absolutely. Women, absolutely. Children – unfortunately we can’t treat anyone under the age of 18.