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Treatment Prep & Aftercare

Please take the time to read the Treatment Prep & Aftercare advice for our skin treatments, laser hair removal, and cosmetic aesthetic services below.

If you have a specific question about your treatment, we recommend contacting your local clinic before your appointment.

Laser Hair Removal

Preparation and aftercare

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  • Ensure the treatment area is cleanly shaved (24 hours prior)
  • Avoid the application or deodorants, body oils and moisturiser to the treatment area (24 hours prior)
  • Avoid the application of Vitamin A/Retinol products to the treatment area (1 week prior)
  • Avoid direct sun exposure to the treatment area (2 weeks prior)
  • Avoid the application of fake tan and tanning products such as self-tanning moisturiser to the treatment area (2 weeks prior)
  • Avoid the use of solariums (4 weeks prior)
  • Avoid skin treatments such as skin needling, chemical peels and resurfacing treatments (2 weeks prior), and Advanced Brightening and Clearing Peel and Anti-Ageing Peel (4 weeks prior)
  • Avoid the use of tanning drugs such as Melanotan II (6 months prior)
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Post care
  • Avoid the application of makeup (24 hours)
  • Avoid direct heat or very hot showers (2 days)
  • Avoid rubbing, picking or scratching at the skin (2 days)
  • Avoid wearing tight, irritating or restrictive clothing on the areas treated (2 days)
  • Use your recommended Skinstitut products as instructed by your therapist including Skinstitut Laser Aid post cooling gel on all treatment areas (3 days)
  • Avoid active topicals such as Vitamin A creams and retinols (3 days)
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or any heat-based activities such as saunas, spas or steam rooms (3 days)
  • Exfoliate the area 5 days following the treatment with Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%. This will assist with allowing the hair to gradually fall out on its own. Do not pluck or pull at the hairs, allow these to fall out naturally (5 days)
  • Avoid direct sun exposure to the treatment area and ensure SPF50+ is worn daily (2 weeks)
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Skincare

The Skinstitut™ Glycolic Scrub 14% is recommended to use 5 days post-treatment to ensure the hair is encouraged to shed from the follicle and aid in the treatment of ingrown hairs.

To learn more about the Skinstitut™ range and why it is the #1 choice for at-home care to support, soothe, and heal post-treatment skin, click HERE.

Microdermabrasion

Preparation and aftercare

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2 weeks prior to treatment:

• No Cosmetic Injectable treatments
• Avoid excess direct sun exposure
• No waxing or Laser Hair Removal/IPL treatments on the face

1 week prior to treatment:

• No depilatory use on face

3 days prior to treatment:

• Stop using active ingredients on the skin
• No Chemical Peel treatments

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2 weeks post-treatment:

• No Cosmetic Injectable treatments
• No waxing or Laser Hair Removal/IPL treatments on the face

1-week post-treatment:

• No depilatory use on the face

Microdermabrasion treatments are extremely safe and effective. Any redness, temporary flaking, or mild discolouration will disappear after your treatment and can be covered with a light layer of mineral makeup. Avoid exfoliating the treatment area for at least 5 days after the treatment, don't pull or pick any loose skin.

To enhance your results, use the Skinstitut™ Gentle Cleanser to soften, purify and hydrate your skin. Skinstitut™ Age Defence SPF 50+ sunscreen to be applied as aftercare for all Skin Treatments.

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For optimum results, we recommend a minimum of 6 treatments at fortnightly or monthly intervals. Maintenance treatments and a quality skincare regime is recommended to upkeep results.

Top Tip:

Team our Microdermabrasion with any of our professional Skin Treatments.

Skin Needling

Preparation and aftercare

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This treatment is not suitable for all skin types, clients are required to have a complimentary consultation prior to treatment to determine suitability. At your complimentary consultation, your therapist will create a tailored preparation plan based on your skin type. Adhering to your preparation plan is key to achieving optimum results from your Skin Needling treatment.

2 weeks prior to treatment:

Avoid Laser Hair Removal, waxing, depilatory creams, and IPL treatments on the face
Avoid Cosmetic Grade Peels
Avoid Cosmetic Injectables
Avoid sun exposure, always wear SPF
For clients with medium to dark skin tones or prone to hyperpigmentation, we advise you to prep the skin with a melanin inhibitor such as the Skinstitut™ Even Blend serum. This will help reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation after the treatment.

1 week prior to treatment:

Avoid exfoliating products such as Retin-A and exfoliating acids.
For clients prone to hyperpigmentation, we advise you to prep the skin with a melanin inhibitor such as the Skinstitut™ Even Blend serum, this includes all skin types capable of producing melanin. This will help reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation after the treatment.

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Any redness and irritation will subside within 3-4 hours. For the first 48 hours, avoid excessive sun exposure, hot showers, and saunas, strenuous exercise.

Avoid swimming or strenuous exercises at least for the next 24-48 hours.

Use correct aftercare including gentle hydrating products such as the Skinstitut™ Gentle Cleanser, Normal Moisturiser, Rejuvenate 15 serum (contains copper peptides which can help accelerate wound healing).

Avoid active/exfoliating products for the next 5-7 days after the treatment.

Don't pull or pick any loose skin after the treatment.

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For optimum results, we recommend a total course of 4-6 treatments with each treatment spaced monthly.

Top tip:

Team Skin Needling with Yellow LED Light Therapy to accelerate the healing process. By adding the Yellow LED Light Therapy treatment to your Skin Needling session, you will energise the cells so they function at full potential. This further stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and leaves the skin more radiant and youthful.

The mineral-rich Skinstitut™ Rejuvenate Serum is a perfect product to help maintain results. It is designed to accelerate skin renewal and increase skin firmness and elasticity.

To learn more about the Skinstitut™ range and why it is the #1 choice for at-home care to support, soothe, and heal post-treatment skin, click HERE.

BBL (Broadband Light Therapy)

Preparation and aftercare

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Clients should avoid any treatments that exfoliate or irritate the skin 4 weeks prior to treatment. This includes laser, skin needling, peels, and skin resurfacing treatments

No Vitamin A 2 days prior to your BBL treatment

No sun exposure or fake tan 2 weeks prior to treatment

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Must use post care products as recommended by therapist including Laser Aid and SPF

No sun for 2 weeks post treatment

No other skin treatment for 4 weeks unless advised by therapist

No exfoliation 5 - 7 days following treatment

If vascular issues are being corrected with Forever Flawless by BBL Hero, physical activity, alcohol, stimulants; and spicy food should be avoided for 3 days post-treatment

LED Light Therapy

Preparation and aftercare

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Yellow LED Light Therapy

- Wound healing
- Collagen induction
- Skin rejuvenation and hydration
- Brighter complexion
- Improves lymphatic drainage

Blue LED Light Therapy

- Subsides active acne
- Eliminates acne-causing bacteria
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves skin texture
- Reduces sebaceous hyperplasia (enlarged oil glands)

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Preparation

None

Aftercare

Keep the skin protected and hydrated with Skinstitut™ Rejuvenate 15, Skinstitut™ Age Defence SPF 50+, and Skinstitut™ Multi-Active Mist to ensure long-lasting results.

To learn more about the Skinstitut™ range and why it is the #1 choice for at-home care to support, soothe, and heal post-treatment skin, click HERE

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For optimum results, we recommend 4-6 LED Light Therapy treatments at 2 sessions weekly.

Our LED Light Therapy treatment is a fantastic stand-alone treatment to leave your skin feeling energised and radiant.

It's the hero treatment to supercharge the results of any of our other Skin Treatments as well as any of our Cosmetic Injectable treatments to accelerate the healing process, minimising bruising and/or swelling.

Cosmetic Grade Peels

Preparation and aftercare

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Calm & Hydrate Peel
Perfect for individuals with sensitive skin, before main events (usually 48 hours prior) and maintenance in between other skin treatments. (all skin tones)

Clear & Bright Peel
Perfect for individuals with skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, acne, superficial acne scarring, and congestion (all skin tones - with prep care)

Anti-Ageing Peel
Perfect for individuals who are concerned with ageing, stubborn pigmentation and scarring, and acne (all skin tones - with prep care)

Advanced Brightening & Clearing Peel
Perfect for individuals with cystic acne, stubborn pigmentation, and concerned with ageing (Only Fitzpatrick 1-3)

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Calm & Hydrate Peel

Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 14 days prior to your appointment
No waxing, depilatory creams at least 14 days prior to your appointment
Avoid laser and skin treatments at least 14 days prior
Avoid exfoliators, acids, and any retinol or vitamin A-based products. at least 7 days prior

Clear & Bright Peel

Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 14 days prior to your appointment
No waxing, depilatory creams at least 14 days prior to your appointment
Avoid laser and skin treatments at least 14 days prior
Avoid exfoliators, acids, and any retinol or vitamin A-based products at least 7 days prior

Preparation is required for clients who are prone to hyperpigmentation or have medium to dark skin tones (Glycolic 12% Cleanser, Skinstitut™ Even Blend serum) for at least 4 weeks

Anti-Ageing Peel

Preparation is required for clients who are prone to hyperpigmentation or have medium to dark skin tones (Glycolic 12% Cleanser, Skinstitut™ Even Blend serum) for at least 4 weeks. Clients are required to use a Retinol serum at least 4 weeks prior to their appointment.

Advanced Brightening & Clearing Peel

Preparation is required for clients with active products (Glycolic 12% Cleanser, Skinstitut™ Even Blend Serum, Retinol) for at least 4 weeks (not suitable for medium to dark skin tones and prone to hyperpigmentation)

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Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks after your appointment

Don't pick or pull at any loose skin peeling

No active/exfoliating products for at least 5 days after the treatment or until you stop peeling

No facial hair removal for at least 14 days (this includes waxing, depilatory cream, laser)

Only use gentle products including Gentle Cleanser, Multi-Activ Mist, Repair balm.
Apply SPF daily.

Avoid heat, water, or product application for 12 hours. Failure to do so may reactivate the peel and cause an adverse reaction.

To learn more about the Skinstitut™ range and why it is the #1 choice for at-home care to support, soothe, and heal post-treatment skin, click HERE.

Kleresca®

Preparation and aftercare

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You need to avoid high-intensity products for 12 hours prior to your Kleresca® treatment. These include

  • Glycolic Cleanser 12%
  • L-Lactic Cleanser
  • Glycolic Scrub 14%
  • Even Blend Serum
  • Vitamin C 100%
  • Retinol Serum
  • Any other skincare product that contains alpha or beta hydroxy acids and retinol.

Remember to avoid excessive sun exposure prior to your treatment.

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Following your treatment it is important you avoid excessive sun exposure and continue to wear your broad-spectrum SPF50+ (Skinstitut™ Age Defence SFP50+).

Depending on your condition treated your therapist will tailor your home care regime to ensure you achieve a better result from your treatments. Please follow the product prescription provided by your therapist.

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Kleresca offers long-lasting results across Acne, Rosacea, and Rejuvenation treatments. You can expect to enjoy your results 6 months to 1 year post-treatment.

Kleresca® Acne Treatment

We recommend an initial package of 12 treatments. Clinical trials show best results are two treatments per week for six weeks (a full course is 12 treatments), but we are able to ‘stack’ treatments and administer two treatments - one after the other, on the same day, therefore only needing one treatment per week

Kleresca® Rejuvenation Treatment

We recommend a course of 4 or more treatments.

Kleresca® Rosacea Treatment

We recommend a course of 4-6 treatments.

To learn more about the Skinstitut™ range and why it is the #1 choice for at-home care to support, soothe, and heal post-treatment skin, click HERE.

Pigmentation Removal

Preparation & Aftercare

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2 weeks prior to treatment:

- Avoid direct sun exposure and use of Skinstitut™ Age Defence SPF 50+ sunscreen.
- Avoid Laser, IPL, and Skin Needling/Cosmetic Grade Peels
- Avoid electrolysis, facial waxing, and depilatory use
- Fake tan, solarium, or tanning drugs such as Melanotan

1 week prior to treatment:

- Avoid prescription topical Vitamin A or Hydroquinone

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- Use your Skinstitut™ aftercare pack, as prescribed by your Therapist
- Avoid direct sun exposure for 7 days and wear Skinstitut™ SPF 50+ before going outside
- Avoid strenuous exercise or anything that may cause excessive perspiration including saunas, spas, and steam rooms within the first 1-2 days.
- Avoid direct heat (including hair dryers and very hot showers) within the first 1-2 days
- Avoid picking or pulling any loose or exfoliating skin.
- Avoid exfoliating your skin for the first 1-2 week after treatment
- Avoid using any active or high-intensity skincare products for the first 5 days
- Avoid electrolysis, facial waxing, and depilatory use

Note, any Pigmentation Removal Treatment that uses medical grade lasers can expect a mild discolouration of pigment before it heals after just a few days.

To learn more about the Skinstitut™ range and why it is the #1 choice for at-home care to support, soothe, and heal post-treatment skin, click HERE.

Fractional RF

Preparation and aftercare

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For clients with medium to dark skin tones, we recommend prepping the skin with a melanin inhibitor such as the Skinstitut™ Even Blend serum. This will help reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation after the treatment. 

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Use correct aftercare including gentle hydrating products such as the Skinstitut™ Gentle Cleanser, Normal Moisturiser, Rejuvenate 15 serum (contains copper peptides which can help accelerate wound healing).

1-2 days post-treatment:

- Avoid excessive exercise
- Avoid heat (hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms)
- Avoid chlorinated pools
- Use Skinstitut™ Rejuvenate 15 to repair the skin and encourage cellular regeneration. Apply 3-4 times daily in the first 24 hours.
- Use Skinstitut™ Multi-Active Mist to cool and hydrate skin
- Avoid sun exposure at least 14 days prior to the treatment
- Do not pull or pick any loose skin after the treatment

3 days post-treatment:

- Avoid active ingredients

5 days post-treatment:

- Avoid exfoliating products

7 days post-treatment:

- Avoid Cosmetic Injectable treatments

3-week post-treatment:

- Avoid excess direct sun exposure or solarium use as this will increase the chance of developing pigmentation.
- No waxing or depilatory creams at least 14 days prior.

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For optimum results, we recommend 6 Fractional RF treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Top tip:

Book a 5-Step Custom Microdermabrasion 2 weeks prior to professionally exfoliate the skin. This prepares the quality of your skin's surface and will improve the results of your Fractional RF treatment.

For the ultimate healthy glow, opt for a Yellow LED Light Therapy treatment immediately after your Fractional RF session.  

Capillary Reduction

Preparation and aftercare

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1 week prior to treatment:

- Avoid prescription topical Vitamin A or Hydroquinone
- Avoid exfoliating products

2 weeks prior to treatment:

- Avoid fake tan, solarium, or tanning drugs such as Melanotan
- Avoid hair removal including electrolysis, waxing, and depilatory use
- Avoid direct sun exposure and ensure daily use of SPF 50

4 weeks prior to treatment:

- Avoid Laser, IPL treatments, and skin treatments including Cosmetic Grade Peels and Skin Needling 

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You may experience some bruising, redness, and swelling in the treated areas, this is completely normal and usually subsides within 3-5 days by following the recommended aftercare directions.

1 - 5 days post treatment:

- Avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight and always use Skinstitut™ Age Defence 50+ to protect your skin
- Avoid direct heat (hot showers, saunas, or hair dryers)
- Avoid strenuous exercise, saunas, etc. for at least 5 days after the treatment.
- Apply cooling products to the treated skin such as Skinstitut™ Laser Aid
- Avoid active products
- Do not pick or pull any darkened, loose, or exfoliating skin
- Follow the recommended aftercare directions including Skinstitut™ Gentle Cleanser, Multi-Active Mist, Rejuvenate 15, Enzymatic Micro Peel, and Age Defence SPF50+

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For capillary reduction, we use medical-grade Candela GentleYag for fast, effective results. The number of treatments will depend on the size of the capillaries and their location. Usually, smaller capillaries respond more quickly to the treatment. To maintain results achieved, we recommend treatments every 2-4 week intervals.

Team Capillary Reduction treatments with Yellow LED Light Therapy for maximum results. The soothing, deep penetrating LED lights target deep into cells, heightening their internal functions, photo-stimulating dermal blood flow, and creating faster healing so your skin always looks rejuvenated.

Skin Tightening

Preparation and aftercare

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2 weeks prior to treatment:

No direct sun exposure and daily use of Skinstitut Age Defence SPF 50+.

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Redness and heat in the skin normally subside within 3-4 hours. Post-treatment, it's important to keep the skin cool, calm, and hydrated.

Immediately after treatment

- Avoid direct sun exposure, always protect the skin with a high-quality sunscreen like the Skinstitut™ Age Defence 50+
- Avoid exercise, and heat on the treated area (hot showers, saunas)
- Follow the aftercare directions. The Skinstitut™ Skin Tightening post-treatment pack is recommended. It includes the Skinstitut™ Gentle Cleanser, Enzymatic Micro Peel, Multi-Active Mist, Rejuvenate 15, and Age Defence SPF 50+.

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For optimum results, we recommend 6 treatments at fortnightly or monthly intervals.

Team Skin Tightening with a Yellow LED Light Therapy treatment. The Yellow LED Light Therapy treatment will maximise your treatment results.

Top tip:

Step up to Skin Needling. This will compliment your Skin Tightening treatments by stimulating the production of your collagen to create smoother, healthier skin.

To boost your results, team our the Expert Firming Facial and boost your skin's hydration with Skinstitut™ Expert Skin-Firming Peptide Serum and Niacinamide Cream.

To learn more about the Skinstitut™ Expert range to support, soothe, and heal post-treatment skin, click HERE.

AquaFacial

Preparation and aftercare

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Skinstitut™ AquaFacial
Suitable for all skin types, the Skinstitut™ AquaFacial can be tailored to target your skin concerns using one of 3 powerful serums:

100% Vitamin C Serum: perfect for individuals concerned with dull skin, pigmentation, uneven skin tone

1% Hyaluronic Complex Serum: perfect for those individuals with dry skin or who have textural concerns

10% Niacinamide Power Serum: perfect for clients concerned with acne scarring, uneven skin tone, or wanting overall skin improvement

Expert Firming 6 Step AquaFacial
Perfect for individuals wanting to firm, plump, and smooth their skin. For anyone who is wanting an anti-ageing or hydration treatment.



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AquaFacial must not be performed within the following timeframes of other treatments including:

  • Injectables - avoid having AquaFacial 2 weeks before and after inject treatments in the treatment area
  • Cosmetic Peels - avoid having AquaFacial 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after Peel treatments
  • Other Skin Treatments in the treatment area - avoid having AquaFacial treatments 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after other Skin Treatments such as Skin Needling, Max RF, Skin Resurfacing treatments, and Laser or IPL Skin Treatments
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  • No actives for 3-5 days (Vitamin A & Acids)
  • Ensure adequate application of SPF50+
  • Avoid direct sunlight by limiting time outdoors
  • Makeup may be applied immediately following treatment
  • Complement your treatment with Skinstitut™ skincare
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AquaFacial delivers instant and long-lasting results that you can see and feel. With ongoing treatments, you’ll notice intensely improved hydration, minimized dark spots, and dramatically reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Many clients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or even longer. One treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, oily and congested skin. Continued AquaFacial treatments are highly recommended to maintain skin health results.

We recommend a series of treatments 2-4 weeks apart for optimum results. The AquaFacial is perfect to prep you for your next special event, we recommend having your treatment 7 days out.

Anti-Wrinkle

Preparation and aftercare

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After a Botox® or Dysport® treatment, it's important to take proper care of your skin to ensure that you get the most out of it. Here are some instructions for caring for your skin after treatment:

Follow post-treatment instructions: Listen carefully to the instructions provided by your healthcare provider. They will give you specific guidelines based on your individual needs. Follow these instructions closely to ensure proper care.

Avoid touching the treated area: After a Botox® or Dysport® injection treatment, it's important to avoid touching the treated area as much as possible for at least 24 hours. This will help to reduce the risk of infection, avoid moving the product into unintended areas (such as adjacent muscles which can cause unwanted results) and ensure that the treatment results settle in properly.

Avoid strenuous exercise: Strenuous exercise should be avoided for the first 24 hours after treatment, as this can increase blood flow and potentially cause the Botox® or Dysport® to move to unintended areas.

Avoid hot baths, saunas, and steam rooms: Similarly, it's best to avoid hot baths, saunas, and steam rooms for the first 24 hours after treatment, as the heat can also cause the Botox® or Dysport® to move to unintended areas.

Don't apply makeup: Avoid applying makeup for at least 4 hours after treatment and be gentle when washing your face. It's best to use a mild cleanser and pat your face dry with a soft towel. This reduces the risk of infection and avoids moving the Botox® or Dysport® into unintended areas.

Sleep on your back: To ensure that the Botox® or Dysport® injections settle in properly, it's best to sleep on your back for the first night after treatment. This will help to avoid any accidental pressure on the treated area.

Avoid alcohol: Alcohol can increase swelling and bruising, so it's best to avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours after treatment.

Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water will help to keep your skin hydrated and healthy and will also help to flush out any toxins.

Use sun protection: Always use sun protection when going outside, as sun exposure can damage your skin and undo the benefits of your Botox® or Dysport® injections treatment. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours if you're outside for an extended period.

Follow up with your LCA Injector: Schedule any recommended follow-up appointments with your injector to monitor your progress and ensure proper healing. They can address any concerns or questions you may have.

If you experience any side effects or symptoms of concern, please contact Laser Clinics Australia in the following format:

Within normal business hours: please phone the LCA clinic reception to book in a review with your injector.

Outside of normal business hours: if non-urgent, please phone the LCA clinic reception within business hours to book in a review with your injector. If urgent please contact your injector directly via the contact he/she has provided to you.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact your nearest Emergency Department without delay.

By following these instructions, you can help to ensure that your skin stays healthy and beautiful after your Antiwrinkle injections treatment. Remember to always follow your healthcare provider's instructions for aftercare, and don't hesitate to contact them if you have any questions or concerns.