Aftercare2019-07-17T09:30:57+10:00

Anti Wrinkle

After treatment

  • Try to exercise your treated muscles for 1-2 hours after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, raising your eyebrows or squinting). This helps to work the product into your muscles. Although this is thought to help, it will not impact your treatment negatively if you forget to do this.
  • Do NOT rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Do NOT do strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment. Also avoid facials or saunas for 24 hours after your treatment. This will minimize the risk of raising your blood pressure and therefore minimize the risk of temporary bruising. Feel free to shower and go about most other regular activities.
  • Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after treatment. This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas (from your pillow) and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally.
  • Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away with in a few hours. If you need to apply make-up (preferably a mineral based makeup) within 4 hours after your treatment, only use a GENTLE touch to avoid rubbing the treated area.
  • Results of your treatment may take up to 14 days to take full effect. Please wait until the 14 days has passed before assessing if you are pleased with the results.
  • We need to see you for a 2 week follow up assessment appointment.

Cosmelan

After treatment

  • It is vital to ensure your Cosmelan mask is left on between 10-12 hours
  • Avoid sun exposure.
  • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage.
  • Redness and swelling may occur and resolve with time.
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days.
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) 2-3 days post treatment.
  • Products containing, Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic/ Salicylic acids and Astringents, etc.
  • No picking or pulling while skin is flaking.
  • Ensure to follow the instructions of the pack you are given.
  • Follow up appointment with Esteem Medi Spa 3 days post treatment.

Dermal Filler

  • The temporary facial dermal fillers that Esteem chooses to use are made from a sugar compound called Hyaluronic acid. They are fully biodegradable and safe to use, with very few side effects and extremely low risk of allergy.
  • Do not massage the area that has been injected, this will be done at the time of treatment if needed.
  • If needed, Panadol is fine for mild discomfort, do not take Nurofen, Aspirin or blood thinning anti-inflammatories.
  • Bruising and/or swelling may make the site look uneven initially. If there is still asymmetry at 2 weeks, this can be discussed at your review. If additional filler is required extra costs may apply.
  • Avoid physical activity, alcohol and caffeine for 24 hours following treatment.
  • Do not expose yourself to extreme heat for 2 weeks.
  • If you have been treated with dermal filler in your lips, avoid very hot or cold beverages for 24 hours.
  • If your cheeks have been treated, avoid sleeping on your side for a few days.
  • No laser, IPL, microdermabrasion’s, chemical peels, facials, facial waxing for 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Results from treatment may take up to 14 days to take full effect.
  • Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after treatment. This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas (from your pillow) and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally.
  • Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours. If you need to apply make-up within 4 hours after your treatment, only use a GENTLE touch to avoid rubbing the treated area.

Hylase

After treatment

  • Do not massage the area that has been injected, this will be done at the time of treatment if needed.
  • If needed, Panadol is fine for mild discomfort.
  • Bruising and/or swelling may make the site look uneven initially. If there is still asymmetry at 2 weeks, this can be discussed at your review.
  • Avoid physical activity, alcohol and caffeine for 24 hours following treatment.
  • Do not expose yourself to extreme heat for 2 weeks.
  • If you have been treated with Hyalase in your lips, avoid very hot or cold beverages for 24 hours.
  • No laser, IPL, Microdermabrasion’s, Chemical peels, Facials, Facial waxing for 2 weeks after treatment.
  • You may need more than 1 treatment, depending on results.

Limelight

After treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage.
  • Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time.
  • Treated pigment will turn darker (brown to black) within 24-48 hours.
  • Do not pick at treated areas.
  • Treated pigment will exfoliate off the face in approximately 1 week.
  • Treated pigment will exfoliate off the body in approximately 2-3 weeks.
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days.
  • Avoid skin irritant (examples below) a few days post-treatment.
  • Products containing Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic/Salyclic acids and astringents etc.

Picosure

After treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage.
  • Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time.
  • Treated pigment will turn darker (brown to black) within 24-48 hours.
  • Do not pick at treated areas.
  • Treated pigment will exfoliate off the face in approximately 1 week.
  • Treated pigment will exfoliate off the body in approximately 2-3 weeks.
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days.
  • Avoid skin irritant (examples below) a few days post-treatment.
  • Products containing Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic/Salyclic acids and astringents etc.

Vampire Treatment

After treatment

  • You may return to normal activity immediately following your procedure with the exception of strenuous exercise.
  • Most side effects from the treatment should not be cause for alarm. Symptoms are usually minor and should subside in time, as a normal part of the healing process. They may be alleviated with simple over-the-counter measures.
  • Immediately following treatment, the treatment area may appear very red to flushed, which usually subsides within three days.
  • Mild tingling, swelling, soreness, and tenderness may occur for up to three days.
  • Bruising, particularly at injection sites, may last for several weeks.

Spider Vein Treatment

After treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage.
  • Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time.
  • A “bug bite look” is common and usually resolves in 1-2 days.
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days.
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) a few days post treatment.
  • Products containing Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids and astringents etc.
  • Leg vein treatments only:
  • Compression stockings (20-30 mm/hg) are optional.
  • Avoid high impact activity 3-5 days.
  • Hemosiderin staining (brown staining) may occur after a treatment and usually resolves with time (can take 1-2 years) but, on a rare occasion, it may be permanent.
  • Strict avoidance of sun exposure may decrease risk of permanent hemosiderin staining.
  • Large leg veins may take many months to resolve and should not be re-treated before then.

Belkyra

After treatment

  • Do NOT rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Do NOT do strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours as this can increase bruising.
  • Panadol is recommended for any discomfort or headache.
  • Results of your treatment may take up to 4 weeks to take full effect.
  • Swelling is part of the process, this may cause discomfort, this can last up to 6 weeks.

Cosmetic Tattoo

All procedures 

  • The treated area will appear very exact and darker in colour when first treated, approximately 30%-50% of colourintensity will be lost during the healing process. The colour will soften during healing.
  • Schedule your retouch appointment within 4-8 weeks of initial treatment, never before. This allows time for the healing process to be complete. The practitioner is then able to correctly assess the colour and make any adjustments required. Any areas that have resisted or lost pigment will be retouched. If you do not schedule your retouch within 8 weeks of initial procedure, you will be charged as per initial treatment.
  • Stay out of the sun whilst the tattoo is healing (7-10 days). Once the area has healed you can apply sunblock or keep the area covered when in the sun to prevent fading.
  • There may be slight swelling. It will subside within a couple of hours. You may apply an icepack on top of a damp gauze and aftercare cream to reduce the swelling.
  • No swimming in chlorine or in salt water for 7-10 days or until the procedure area has healed.
  • No sauna, spa or sunbed for 7-10 days or until the procedure area has healed.

Eyebrows

  • For the first 3 hours after treatment keep wiping away any lymph fluid on eyebrows gently with a clean cotton pad.
  • Apply strataderm once in the morning and once at night, wiping away any excess gel before reapplying- for 7 days.
  • Keep area as dry as possible for 7 days.
  • No excessive exercise for 24 hours.
  • When showering and concerned about liquid or shampoo getting into treated area, apply small amount of strataderm.
  • Keep treated area out on direct sunlight for up to 5 days.
  • No swimming or excessive heat (sauna) for 7 days.

Eyeliner

  • Keep area as dry as possible for 7 days.
  • No excessive exercise for 24 hours.
  • Keep treated area out on direct sunlight for up to 5 days.
  • No swimming or excessive heat (sauna) for 7 days.

Lips

  • Apply strataderm once in the morning and once at night, wiping away any excess gel before reapplying- for 7 days.
  • Keep area as dry as possible for 7 days.
  • No excessive exercise for 24 hours.
  • When showering and concerned about liquid or shampoo getting into treated area, apply small amount of strataderm.
  • Keep treated area out on direct sunlight for up to 5 days.
  • No swimming or excessive heat (sauna) for 7 days.

Epiblading

After treatment

  • Use antioxidant/hydrating and peptide serums in between treatments for homecare.
  • You must use a SPF50 post treatment.
  • Using mineral makeup is recommended post treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure 5-10 days post treatment.
  • Avoid facial waxing and hair removal procedures for 14 days.
  • No heat generating activities for 24 hours e.g. exercise, steam, saunas.
  • No exfoliating products (mechanical/physical or enzymatic) for 3-5 days post treatment.

Laser Genesis

After treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage.
  • Bruising, redness and swelling may occur and resolve with time.
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days.
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) 2-3 days post treatment.
  • Products containing, Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic/ Salicylic acids and Astringents, etc.
  • Multiple treatments are required, at least 2 weeks apart.

Massage

After treatment

  • Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after treatment.
  • Drink water to keep hydrated.
  • Avoid coffee and Alcoholic beverages.
  • A warm shower to detoxify the body.

Skin Needling

After treatment

  • Skin will appear red, similar to a sunburn for 1-3 days.
  • Swelling or bruising may occur. This varies from client to client.
  • Ice packs may be applied as required.
  • Avoid itching or scratching the skin.
  • Avoid sun exposure or solarium use for 3 weeks as this will increase the chance of developing pigmentation and burning.
  • Use prescribed cream to alleviate irritation.
  • Apply SPF 30 or 50 sunscreen daily.
  • Do not pick or exfoliate your skin for 3-5 days as this may introduce bacteria or cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Avoid skincare products containing Glycolic or Salicylic acid.

V2

After treatment

  • Regular application of ice of the injected zone.
  • Do not drink alcohol or participate in sport for 72 hours following the injection.
  • Do not to have any dental work or other aesthetic procedures for 15 days following the injection.
  • It’s advisable to avoid extensive exposure to the sun, use of a sauna or Turkish bath 15 days following the injection.
  • Avoid air travel for 72 hours following the injection.
  • The persistence of inflammatory reactions beyond 8 days or the occurrence of any side effect must be reported to your practitioner as soon as possible; these side effects may need treatment which could last several months before they disappear.
  • Do not use makeup for 12 hours following injection.

Chemical Peels

After treatment

  • You may get some redness, frosting, flaking and dryness that results after the treatment and is just temporary.
  • Stop using Retin A 3-4 days before treatment.
  • When cleansing that night, use cool water as the skin will be sensitive to heat.
  • No scrubbing or use of abrasive textures.
  • Do not use any skin products with AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) or BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) ingredients in them for 24hrs.
  • Keep skin moist.
  • Keep your skin cool for 24 hrs. Stay away from saunas, spas, solariums, heavy exercise and stay out of direct sunlight.
  • Always use a UVA & UVB broad spectrum sunscreen.
  • Retin A can be used 3-4 days after the peel.

Dermafrac

After treatment

  • You may get some faint lines, redness, flaking and dryness that results after the treatment and is just temporary.
  •  Skin will appear red, similar to a sunburn for 1-3 days.
  • Swelling or bruising may occur. This varies from client to client.
  • Ice packs may be applied as required.
  • Avoid itching or scratching the skin.
  • Avoid sun exposure or solarium use for 3 weeks as this will increase the chance of developing pigmentation and burning.
  • Use prescribed cream to alleviate irritation.
  • Apply SPF 30 or 50+ sunscreen daily.
  • Do not pick or exfoliate your skin for 3-5 days as this may introduce bacteria or cause hyper pigmentation.
  • Avoid skincare products containing Glycolic acid, Salicylic acid or Retinoic acid for 5 days after treatment.
  • To achieve the best results, six treatments, combined with one of our medical graded skin care ranges are recommended.

Facial

After treatment

  • Avoid strenuous exercise or any activity that causes excessive perspiration for the next 24hrs. It will not harm your skin but the perspiration could be irritating.
  • Avoid the sun post treatment.
  • Sunscreen is a must, apply daily and reapply every 2-3 hrs.
  • Drink additional water to keep the skin hydrated
  • Skin may be sensitive, slightly flushed.
  • Do not exfoliate for at least 48hrs post treatment. This includes Retinols and Glycolic.
  • Cleanse and moisturise the skin as per normal.

Laser Hair Removal

After treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen.
  • Redness and perifollicur oedema (looks like a rash/bug bites) are common and resolve with time.
  • Bruising and swelling are less common but may occur and will resolve with time.
  • Hair may take up to 2 weeks to fall out.
  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas etc. for 1-2 days.
  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below) for 3 days post-treatment.
  • Products containing Tretinoin, Retinol, Benzoyl peroxide, Glycolic/Salicylic acids and Astringents, etc.
  • Do not wax or pluck between treatments.
  • Hair removal requires a series of treatments. The number of treatments depends on body location and type of hair.

Micro- dermabrasion

After treatment

  • Avoid strenuous exercise or any activity that causes excessive perspiration for the next 24hrs. It will not harm your skin but the perspiration could be irritating.
  • Avoid hot showers, spas, pools or sauna for 12- 24hrs.
  • Avoid the sun, sunscreen is a must apply daily and reapply every 2-3 hrs.
  • Refrain from waxing or electrolysis the treated area for at least 7 days.
  • Drink additional water to keep the skin hydrated.
  • Skin may be sensitive, slightly flushed, and similar to windburn or chaffing this is quite normal.
  • Do not exfoliate for at least 48hrs post treatment. This includes Retinols and Glycolic.
  • Cleanse and moisturise the skin as per normal.

Thread Lift

After treatment

  • Regular application of ice of the injected zone.
  • Do not drink alcohol or participate in sport for 72 hours following the injection.
  • Do not to have any dental work or other aesthetic procedures for 15 days following the injection.
  • It’s advisable to avoid extensive exposure to the sun, use of a sauna or Turkish bath 15 days following the injection.
  • Avoid air travel for 72 hours following the injection.
  • The persistence of inflammatory reactions beyond 8 days or the occurrence of any side effect must be reported to your practitioner as soon as possible; these side effects may need treatment which could last several months before they disappear.
  • Do not use makeup for 12 hours following injection.

V2 Plus

After treatment

  • Regular application of ice of the injected zone.
  • Do not drink alcohol or participate in sport for 72 hours following the injection.
  • Do not to have any dental work or other aesthetic procedures for 15 days following the injection.
  • It’s advisable to avoid extensive exposure to the sun, use of a sauna or Turkish bath 15 days following the injection.
  • Avoid air travel for 72 hours following the injection.
  • The persistence of inflammatory reactions beyond 8 days or the occurrence of any side effect must be reported to your practitioner as soon as possible; these side effects may need treatment which could last several months before they disappear.
  • Do not use makeup for 12 hours following injection.