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TREATMENT TERMS

Treatment details, contraindications, potential risks and aftercare advice

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Welcome to the Emmaline Tsui Skin Health Clinic, where I am dedicated to providing personalised and effective facial treatments tailored to your unique needs. My facials are meticulously crafted to enhance your well-being and address specific skin concerns. Below is an overview of the comprehensive facial treatments I can offer within a bespoke facial:

BESPOKE FACIAL EXPERIENCE

My facials are entirely bespoke, ensuring that each session is customised to meet your individual requirements. I prioritise your comfort and satisfaction, creating a tailored treatment plan that may include the following components:

  • Cleansing: Thorough removal of impurities from the skin.

  • Exfoliation: Gently eliminating dead skin cells for a rejuvenated complexion.

  • Facial Steaming: Opening pores to enhance product absorption and promote relaxation.

  • Aromatherapy: Using natural essential oils blended with carrier oils for a sensory experience.

  • Facial Massage: Promoting circulation, relaxation, and a radiant complexion.

  • Buccal Massage: Addressing tension and promoting facial contouring by working from the inside of the mouth.

  • Facial Cupping: Enhancing blood flow and stimulating collagen production using facial vacuum cups.

  • LED Light Therapy: Harnessing the power of light for skin rejuvenation.

  • Acid Peel Treatments: Gentle but effective surface peel treatments to address specific skin concerns

  • Microcurrent Treatment: A non-invasive technique for facial muscle toning using facial microcurrent gloves.

  • Microneedling: Using a 1mm microneedling roller over the face to help boost collagen production and stimulate cell regeneration and product penetration

  • Face Masks: Nourishing and revitalising the skin with bespoke face masks.

  • Face Taping: Addressing specific concerns with a non-invasive approach by applying kinesiology tape the face after facial to help support the treatment results

CONTRAINDICATIONS TO TREATMENTS

Before undergoing our facial treatments, please be aware of the following contraindications which may be relevant to some of the procedures listed above:

  • Open wounds, cuts, or abrasions.

  • Skin infections or contagious skin conditions.

  • Severe, active acne.

  • Recent surgeries to the face or neck.

  • Botox or fillers within the last 4 weeks.

  • Pregnancy

  • Recent dental work.

  • Cancer.

  • Skin or muscle inflammation.

  • High/low blood pressure.

  • Osteoporosis.

  • Diabetes.

  • Thyroid problems.

  • Alcohol or drug addiction.

  • Allergies to aspirin

  • Any other undiagnosed underlying conditions.

  • Skin inflammations and lesions.

  • Open wounds.

  • Intolerance or allergy to tape glue.

  • Epilepsy.

  • Heart conditions, pacemaker.

  • Metal plates or pins.

  • Excessive fillings or bridgework.

  • Thrombosis.

  • Conditions reducing sensation on the face.

  • IPL, Laser, Skin resurfacing treatment, Chemical peel, Microdermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin

  • Injections or Fillers. You need to inform me, as there will be specific guidelines for the use of your products and treatments.

  • Certain topical and oral medications that can affect the thickness and sensitivity of the skin

POTENTIAL RISKS FROM TREATMENTS

As part of my commitment to transparency and your well-being, it's important to be aware of potential contra-actions or risks that may occur following facial treatments. While these are uncommon, everyone's skin responds differently. Please take note of the following:

  • Temporary Redness: Mild redness is a common reaction to treatments and usually subsides within a few hours.

  • Skin Sensitivity: Your skin may become temporarily more sensitive, especially if acid peels are involved.

  • Dryness or Peeling: Some treatments may cause temporary dryness or peeling, particularly with exfoliation.

  • Bruising: Facial massage or cupping may rarely cause minor bruising, especially for individuals with sensitive skin.

  • Allergic Reactions: Although we use gentle products, there is always a minimal risk of an allergic reaction. Please inform us of any known allergies.

  • Acne Flare-ups: In some cases, facials may trigger a temporary acne flare-up as the skin purges impurities.

  • Swelling: Buccal massage or other treatments may result in slight swelling, particularly if you are prone to fluid retention.

  • Discomfort or Tenderness: Some discomfort or tenderness may be experienced after certain treatments, such as microcurrent.

  • Photosensitivity: LED light therapy may increase sensitivity to sunlight; hence, sun protection is crucial.

  • Pregnancy Contradictions: Certain treatments, like buccal massage or LED therapy, may have contraindications during pregnancy.

  • Adverse Reactions to Products: Rarely, an adverse reaction to a specific product used during the facial may occur. If any persistent erythema, redness, swelling or irritation occurs, clients should inform me immediately.

  • Hyperpigmentation or Hypopigmentation: Individuals with a predisposition to pigmentation issues may be at a slight risk.

  • Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores) Activation: Facial treatments may trigger cold sores in individuals prone to the herpes simplex virus.

  • Rare Skin Conditions: Individuals with rare skin conditions may experience unpredictable reactions.

  • Eye Irritation: Take precautions during treatments involving the eye area to prevent irritation.

  • Risk of Infection: Although rare, there is a minimal risk of infection, particularly if aftercare instructions are not followed diligently.

  • Please understand that these risks are rare, and we take every precaution to minimise them. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. If you experience any unexpected reactions, please contact us immediately.

AFTERCARE FOR FACIAL TREATMENTS

To ensure optimal results and maintain the health of your skin, please follow these aftercare instructions:

  • Hydration is Key: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from within.

  • Client MUST avoid prolonged sun exposure and sun beds during a course of Professional Treatments and use a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher thereafter.

  • Gentle Cleansing: Cleanse your face with a mild, non-abrasive cleanser.

  • Hands Off: Avoid touching or picking at your face to prevent irritation or infection.

  • Skip Heavy Makeup: If possible, avoid heavy makeup for the next 24 hours.

  • Moisturise: Apply a gentle, hydrating moisturiser to nourish your skin.

  • Avoid Saunas and Steam Rooms: Steer clear of saunas, steam rooms, and hot baths for 24 hours.

  • No Harsh Products: Refrain from using products containing retinoids or acids for the next 48 hours.

  • Skip Exfoliation: Avoid any additional exfoliation for the next week.

  • Protect Your Results: Follow the specific guidelines discussed during your treatment for prolonged results.

  • Wear your SPF: Sun protection is a very important part of your skincare regimen, ensure you are regularly reapplying SPF to the treatment area after treatments.

  • Rest: Allow your skin to rest and recover. Adequate sleep is beneficial for the skin's renewal process.

  • Diet Matters: Consume a balanced diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants to support skin health.

  • Avoid Harsh Weather Conditions: Extreme weather conditions, such as strong winds or freezing temperatures, can irritate the skin. Take precautions.

  • Stay Informed: If you experience any unexpected reactions or have questions, please contact [Your Business Name].

  • Next Appointment: Schedule your next facial treatment based on the recommendations provided during your consultation.

  • Microneedling Treatments: Ensure to keep the skin free from products and avoid anything coming into contact with the treatment area for 12 hours after your treatment.

  • When using Nimue, you can NOT combine it with ANY other products due to Nimue’s lower pH

  • Avoid waxing for 3-5 days pre-and post-treatment.

  • Remember, everyone's skin is unique, and these guidelines are designed to be general. If you have specific concerns or questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

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