Microdermabrasion can be used to refresh and rejuvenate your skin and is most effective in the treatment of various skin concerns including:

  • Dull Skin
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Congestion
  • Dehydration
  • Superficial lines

HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR BEST YOU

At SILK we understand that no two clients are the same, your Treatment Plan has been tailored to treat your specific concerns. To achieve optimal results it is important that you follow this treatment plan as any deviation can affect the overall outcome.

When undergoing Microhydrabrasion treatments it is important to remember that:

  • Regular treatments are advised to promote skin health and target your skin concerns.
  • A Microhydrabrasion treatment will provide a much needed boost for the skin, however for real changes to be seen a home care regime must be followed.
  • The intensity of your treatment will be determined by your technician at the time of your treatment depending on your skins concerns.

 

PREPARATION FOR MICROHYDRABRASION

  • Do not wax or laser the treatment area for 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • Do not expose the treatment area to the sun throughout your treatment plan.
POST TREATMENT CARE

  • If the skin is feeling irritated post treatment the SILK Soothing Gel can be applied in place of any other moisturizer, avoid scratching the treatment area.
  • It is recommended not to exfoliate the treatment area for at least two weeks post treatment.
  • SPF must be applied to all treatment areas and sun exposure must be avoided at all times.
  • Commence the use of your home care regime the following day, with the exception of any product containing Vitamin A which must not be used until 3-5days post treatment.
  • Avoid excessive physical activity, hot showers, pools, spas and saunas for up to 48 hours post treatment.
  • For facial treatments, SILK recommends the use of Colourscience Mineral makeup which can be applied directly after the treatment to calm and conceal the area if needed.

 

COMMON SHORT TERM SIDE EFFECTS:

Throughout the treatment your technician will monitor your skin’s response, below are some indications that are normal and can be a sign of an effective treatment. Please note that these indications can last up to 48 hours, should they extend pass this timeframe please contact your clinic.

  • Erythema, or redness, to the treatment area.
  • Mild skin flaking.
  • Small scabs where extractions are preformed

 

POSSIBLE ADVERSE REACTIONS:

In most cases, if you follow our recommended guidelines, potential adverse reactions can be avoided. However below are some of the common reactions that can occur:

  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening) or Hypopigmentation (lightening) of the skin in the treated area.
  • Herpes Simplex virus activation.
  • Increase in oil or a pustule breakout.
  • Histamine reaction for allergy sufferers, an antihistamine can be taken 1 hour prior to treatment.
  • Purpura or slight bruising can occur generally when a vascular condition is present or when blood thinners, i.e. Aspirin, Warfarin, Vitamin E, Fish or Krill Oil are taken regularly.
  • Dilation of the capillaries.
  • Development of infection that, in very rare cases, can lead to scarring.

It is essential to follow to pre & post treatment instructions to minimize the risk of an adverse reaction.

If you have an adverse reaction please contact the clinic immediately to ensure the correct steps are taken to treat the area.

Should you have any concerns throughout your treatment plan please speak with your SILK Laser Technician.

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