Skindepth Cosmetic Nurse: Brooke Iriks
Skindepth’s cosmetic nurse Brooke is a key part of the team and comes with over 5 years injectables experience. “The way you prepare for treatment and care for your skin post-treatment will highly influence the results you see” says Brooke. Join Brooke for her must dos for achieving the best results from your treatment.
- The best results are based around a healthy skincare routine at home including cleaners, moisturisers, SPF 50+ sunscreen and active ingredients. This will ensure the canvas is in peak condition before starting treatments. The best skincare can be advised by our dermal clinician who will assess your skin and provide recommendations for a glowing complexion that will compliment what you are trying to achieve with your treatments.
- Please avoid aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or mobic and some herbal supplements like St John’s Wart for two weeks prior to injections. This will decrease your chances of bruising and promote recovery. If you have any questions about your medication don’t hesitate to ask. If these medications are prescribed by a doctor please don’t stop them.
- If you are concerned about discomfort or bruising, please use ice before the treatment. Additionally a numbing cream can be used prior to your treatment, however most people find it tolerable.
- Talk to your cosmetic nurse or doctor about the results you want to achieve. Having a clear outcome in mind will assist to determine how the treatment is administer
After your treatment
- Don't touch your skin where you have been injected. Avoid rubbing and massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours as you don't want to spread the injected substance to other unintended locations.
- Icing the affected area post treatment will reduce any potential signs of bruising or inflammation. Ice on and off in 10 minute intervals for up to 4 hours. Refreeze your ice in between.
- Avoid strenuous physical activity for 12-24 hours.
- Avoid consuming alcohol for 24-48 hours.
- Avoid getting facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and other skin treatments for 2 weeks post treatment. Again, discuss this with your practitioner.
- Paracetamol is a safe for headaches or pain relief.
- If you get bruising from your injections, topical treatments such as Vitamin K and Arnica can help. Alternatively you can get Vbeam, pulsed-dye, or KTP laser treatments to make the bruising reduce faster. Green or yellow concealers can also help cover up any bruising.
- Continue your recommended skincare routine post treatment and enjoy the results by using in conjunction with your injectable treatment.
- Enjoy the results!
If you are thinking about injectables and unsure about the best option for you, Brooke is available for consultation. Consultations can determine the type of treatment you are after and what you want to achieve. Brooke is dedicated to ensuring her clients leave feeling like the best version of themselves. For more information email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us.