After Care Instructions

Microblading

Microblading Hamilton After Care

 

The success of a micropigmentation treatment depends on how well you follow after care instructions. It is essential to keep the treated area dry for the first 72 hours and then moist, thereafter. Do not rub or pick as the color will peel off prematurely. Avoid extreme heat and contaminated water (saunas, hot tubs, pools, lakes).

As with any tattoo, sun exposure makes color fade faster. To retain color, apply sunscreen daily after healing. We use an iron-oxide based pigment which is absorbed by your body over time. The fading speed depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, iron deficiency, and skin treatments after cosmetic tattooing. Although an initial touch up is included with your first spa treatment, you may need a touch up every 1-3 years to keep pigment true. Our team will help you keep your shape and color looking its best so you can enjoy waking “made-up” every morning!

lash lifts and extensions

Lash Lifts Hamilton After Care



If you want to get the most out of your eyelash extensions, it is important to properly care for them at home. Lash extensions that are not properly cared for will fall out sooner and can even be the cause of irritation for the eyes. In order to maintain good ocular health, as well as lengthen the life of your extensions, it is imperative that you practice proper maintenance. If you properly care for your extensions, they will likely remain in place until the natural lashes that hold them fall out.

The beauty of eyelash extensions is that they are fairly maintenance free. There is not a whole lot that needs to be done in order to facilitate their upkeep. They are designed to enhance your eyes and add a thicker, fuller look to the eyelashes. If you follow a few simple rules, you will be able to easily maintain your lash extensions and keep them much longer. With the proper attention, you can enjoy them for even more than the two months by applying sealent daily, cleaning around the lash line every day, twice a day & refilling them in between (every two to three weeks) maximum of 3-6 touch-ups in the 100 day hair cycle.

1. Do not swim or have a facial or spray tan right after your application (this also means too much creamy concealer right away can effect the bond!) for 4 hours. You can still rinse them right away but make sure you pat them dry and air dry before combing them. (avoid swimming laps, hot yoga or sauna for 24 hours then after is fine)

Especially SOAKING the extended lashes under the shower head or swimming is a NONO. That doesn’t mean “never wash your lashes” but in fact the opposite – we actually encourage you to SHAMPOO & RINSE YOUR LASHES EVERY EVENING.

It is not water that makes the extensions fall off but the water pressure that may loosen the bases and surprisingly YOUR NATURAL skin oils. Water pressure causes movement at the bases, can interfere and cause them to fall out pre-maturely. Try taking a bath or leaning your head back to shampoo your hair. You may shampoo the lashes with a foaming cleanser the evening after the initial service, rinse and pat the eye area upwards gently with a dry towel cleaning around the lash line with fingers, cleansing wand or pointed q-tips. Please advise with your W Lash expert for the best way to cleanse your lashes. LASH TIP: Blow dry on a low cool setting and use a dry eye shadow brush gently and blot the excess water in an upwards motion to dry and fan them out.

2. Do not rub your eyes or tug at the extensions.

Not only is rubbing your eyes harmful to the health of your eyes, but it can also rip your extensions out or remove your natural lashes (plus the extensions bonded to them). Rubbing your eyes can introduce bacteria and diseases into the eyes. It can also damage the look you have achieved by causing extensions to lift from the base and fall out.

3. Oil-based products is not recommended to be used around the eye area or on the lash extensions.

This includes creamy makeup, waxy or treatment based eye liners, anti-aging creams, serums, oil based or duo phase eye makeup remover, skin creams and oily or cream cleansers. These will interfere with the bonding, break down the glue and cause the eyelash extensions to fall out. Make sure to clean around the eye area and in between lashes with pointed qtips wet with water every day, twice a day.If you do choose to use these products you may want to come more often for fills or book in for Extended Remax Touch up.

4. GROOM your lashes and use an eyelash brush. Part of good maintenance is a neat appearance.

Gently using an eyelash brush will help improve the look and length of the natural lashes as well as the lash extensions. Oils and bacteria from the hands can transfer and interfere with the bonding. Additionally, the brush will keep lashes and extensions from clumping or sticking together. It’s very important to use an eyelash extension sealant on classic application daily to maximize longevity.

5. Be careful of what other beauty products you use (no water proof liners or mascara)

Most people are so pleased with the look of their eyelash extensions that they do not feel that the use of mascara is warranted or necessary. However, it is possible to use mascara just at the tips (classic 1:1 only) when you have extensions. It should be water based, however, and never waterproof. Waterproof mascara’s agents interfere with the adhesive used on semi-permanent eyelash extensions and can cause the bonding solution to become compromised, resulting in losing of your extensions. It’s very important to use an eyelash extension black coating sealent daily to maximize longevity.


Facials

Hamilton Facials After Care

 

Avoid Applying Heavy Makeup

Avoid applying makeup right after-and up to 4 hours -after your facial. Pores are open, and applying makeup can clog them which might lead to further breakouts. Skipping or using minimal application post-facial will further enhance your glow!

Avoid Over Cleansing and Exfoliants

After your facial your skin is clean, refreshed, and radiant. You can make it last longer post treatment by avoiding over cleansing, using harsh toners, or heavy creams. Instead, use a soap free cleanser, and a light to mid weight moisturizer.  There are certain ingredients in products that should be avoided for at least 24 hours such as BHA/AHA, or Retin-A. These ingredients may cause irritation and redness.

Avoid UV Exposure

Most facials include an exfoliant or light peel to activate new skin cells which aids the treatment in giving you a fresh look. For this reason, it is very important to protect your face, and other areas by avoiding or limiting sun exposure and selecting the right sunscreen. Titanium oxide and zinc oxide are ideal ingredients in products for your skin. They work by physically blocking the UV light from being absorbed into your epidermis. Choose a minimum of SPF 30, and reapply every 80 minutes if you are outdoors.

Avoid Steam, Sauna, or Gym

During your facial steam, exfoliants, and medical grade skin care products are used. Exposing your freshly treating skin to excessive heat in a shower/sauna or working up a sweat can cause irritation, redness and breakouts. Make your pretty glow last- enjoy a cup of green tea instead!

Avoid Picking

Sometimes breakouts can appear right after your treatment. While a facial can rid your skin of congestion, often times dirt and oil are too deep under the skin to extract. When this happens, do not give into the temptation to pick, or squeeze them yourself. Picking can cause more breakouts and lead to scarring. Wait until the congestion rises to the surface and treat by visiting your medical aesthetician for extractions or products.

waxing

Hamilton Waxing After Care

 

  1. Moisturise the waxed area regularly, preferably with a cream containing antiseptic properties such as tea tree oil, aloe vera and witch-hazel, which will also help to alleviate any irritation. Ingrown hairs are often caused by dry or flaky skin which does not allow the hairs to grow through. If you are moisturising your intimate bits, be sure to use an appropriate cream or oil that won’t aggravate these most sensitive of areas.
  2. Exfoliate the waxed area several times a week to get rid of dead skin cells. Again, if it’s an intimate area, make sure you choose a suitable scrub that is not highly-perfumed. The exfoliator needs to be grainy enough to have an effect, but not so harsh that will irritate your skin or make it sore. In fact, over-exfoliation or the use of an unsuitable scrub will graze the skin and may actually cause ingrown hairs, rather than prevent them.
  3. Dead sea salt used as bath salts can help prevent infection as can anti-bacterial shower gels. Dead sea salt baths may sting in the first 24 hours after waxing, but could be used several times a week thereafter in the week immediately following your wax.
  4. Loofahs and exfoliating mitts can be used in the shower but these must be kept clean and dry, and should be replaced regularly. These are especially useful for men exfoliating areas such as their backs and chests after waxing. For non-intimate areas of the body, dry brushing can have a useful exfoliating effect.
  5. Some people find that rubbing antiseptic cream into the waxed area for 3 days after treatment soothes and protects the skin. Always wash your hands before applying any product.

And remember…

  • No fake tans, massages, extreme heat treatments (e.g. very hot baths or showers, saunas, steam rooms), swimming, sunbathing (including sun beds or any other exposure to UV light) or tight clothing for 24-48 hours.
  • Try and avoid exercise for 24 hours as getting sweaty could clog the hair follicles. Do not scratch or touch the area with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid applying deodorant, anything perfumed or make-up to the waxed area for 24 hours.

Finally, in the unlikely event that your skin has not returned to normal after 24 hours, seek advice from your GP in case you have had an allergic reaction to the wax or in case an infection is developing.

laser treatment aftercare

before laser treatment

Pre-Laser Treatment Hamilton

 Cease any excessive sun exposure for four to eight weeks prior to treatment.

• No tanning products for two weeks prior to treatment.

• Notify staff of any medications you are currently taking to determine if they are photosensitive

• No IPL treatments while pregnant.

• Shave 24 hours prior to treatment.

• No excessive exercise that will cause     profuse sweating for 24-48 hours post treatment.

• No hot baths or showers for 24 hours post treatment.

• No perfume, lotions or make up 24 hours after treatment, except mineral make-up.

• Use hypoallergenic SPF30 sunblock for protection in treated areas and apply liberally and ofte

• Cease any excessive sun exposure for four to eight weeks prior to treatment.

• No tanning products for two weeks prior to treatment.

• Notify staff of any medications you are currently taking to determine if they are photosensitive

• No IPL treatments while pregnant.

• Shave 24 hours prior to treatment.

• No excessive exercise that will cause     profuse sweating for 24-48 hours post treatment.

• No hot baths or showers for 24 hours post treatment.

• No perfume, lotions or make up 24 hours after treatment, except mineral make-up.

• Use hypoallergenic SPF30 sunblock for protection in treated areas and apply liberally and often.

After laser treatment

Laser Treatment After Care

1. Following treatment your skin may feel like it has slight sunburn. You may experience erythema (redness), edema (swelling), and some discomfort of the treated areas for several hours or up to 3 days post-treatment.

2. You may experience some purpura (purpleish spots or patches) in treated areas, which would be expected to resolve within several days.

3. If you experience itching after treatment, you may use over the counter topical hydrocortisone cream. After treatment, your skin may appear slightly reddened which subsides rather quickly. Mild swelling may occur.

4. You may use cold or ice packs, 10-minute intervals, as needed for comfort and to relieve swelling. Should swelling occur, application of an ice pack (10 minutes on, 10 minutes off) multiple times in the fi rst 24 hours will help minimize the swelling.

5. Apply a gentle moisturizer immediately after treatment. Use a mild cleanser (such as Cetephil, Aquinil, or Dove) and a mild moisturizer after the treatment for a few days before resuming your normal skin routine.

6. Avoid any irritants to your skin, such as any products containing Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic & salicylic acids, astringents or Vitamin C for one week after your treatment.

7. Avoid sun exposure to the treated area for 1 to 2 months following the treatment (if not indefi nitely). Use a broad spectrum of sunblock of at least SPF 25 or higher at all times.

8. If desired, you may use makeup on the treated area, as long as the skin is not broken, blistered, or irritated. If you do not need makeup for the evening or treatment, wait until the next morning.

9. Avoid hot baths or showers, aerobic exercise, massage, harsh cleansers, or chemicals on the treated area for 48 hours following treatment.

10. Do not wax, tweeze or use a depilatory to the treated areas for 1 week after your treatment. 

F.A.Q.

Facials

Q: How many treatments will I need for Hair Removal?

A: 6-8 treatments depending on the area. Some future touch-up treatments may be required, due to hormonal or other medical reasons.

Q: When will I see some results?

A: Approximately 20% reduction of hair per treatment.

Q: Are the treatments painful?

A: Most clients do not find the treatments painful due to the cooling system.