Frequently asked questions

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Here you will find the most asked questions regarding our treatments. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, please reach out to us so we can put your mind at ease.

Anti-wrinkle Injections

What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Antiwrinkle injections are the most popular cosmetic treatment throughout the worlds. It is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment, which relaxes the muscles that form wrinkles. When your skin is relaxed existing lines soften and the active lines are not as strong creating a smooth appearance. Preventing active wrinkling of your skin prevents deeper lines from forming over time and as we age. This is helpful for people in their 20s to know as anti-wrinkle treatments will also prevent lines from forming and slow the ageing process.

How long do the results last?

Antiwrinkle injections can take up to 2 weeks for the full effect to take place. They generally last 3-4 months. Repeat injections tend to last longer.

When is it best to book my next appointment?

The best time for a top up is just before full wrinkling starts again.

What are the side effects?

Side effects include but are not limited to:

Most common –

  • Bruising, Swelling and or redness at the injection sites
  • Headache or a sensation of tightness Rare 
  • Drooping of the brow or eyelid
  • Dry eyes
  • Nausea
  • Asymmetry of expression

Side effects are temporary and usually spontaneously resolve with the exception of the drooping brow or eyelid, which may take 2 – 3 weeks. 

Who is suitable to have Anti-wrinkle injections?

  • You must be over 18 years old to have anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetic purposes.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you will have to wait and be given medical clearance before receiving a treatment.
  • If you have had a previous allergic reaction to Botulinum Toxin Type A.
  • It is not not suitable for people with certain neuromuscular disorders, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert‐Eaton syndrome.
Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers?

The dermal fillers used at Skin Revolution Australia are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that provides volume in our skin and a ‘cushioning’ for our joints and soft tissues. 

These dermal filler are a gel designed for injection under the skin to volumise, lift, create structure and improve fine lines.

Skin Revolution Australia uses only Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

Are all dermal fillers the same?

‘One size does not fit all’!

Dermal fillers are ‘tissue-tailored’ to meet your goals for the area to be treated in order to achieve the best result for each area.  This will be assessed with you during your consultation.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Generally, you will see that dermal fillers last up to 6 months to in excess of a year.

But as always individual results vary. But the main things that impact duration are the type of product used and the area, how active you are and your body temperature.

When will I see results?

You will see an immediate improvement. An improvement is seen straight away, but the final result will be around the 2 week follow up appointment, as any swelling, bruising, tenderness and lumpy-type feeling will be mostly settled.

What areas do dermal fillers treat?

  • Facial contours: cheeks, temples, jawline, nose, chin
  • Lips
  • Facial wrinkles or folds
  • Hollows under the eyes (tear troughs)
  • Improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin.

Do Dermal Filler treatments hurt?

Dermal filler treatment may be uncomfortable but not usually painful. Some areas like the lips are a little more sensitive than others.

The dermal fillers used at Skin Revolution Australia contain a local anaesthetic to provide pain relief during the procedure.

A numbing cream can be applied to numb the skin and lessen the sensation for the areas being treated.

A cold compress can be applied after to help reduce any discomfort and bruising that may occur. 

Do I have to take any precautions after my treatment?

You can continue with your day-to-day life. There maybe some redness or swelling at the treatment site.

You can apply cold compresses to settle any swelling or bruising but avoid massaging or deep rubbing in the treated area.

You can clean your skin as you normally do and avoid wearing make-up or any product which may irritate the skin.

Avoid extreme heat or cold, vigorous exercise or wearing anything tight in the area.

Fat Dissolving Injections

How do fat dissolving injections work?

Fat dissolving injections are an effective and non-surgical way for body sculpting by removing stubborn fatty areas that don’t go away even when we diet and exercise.

Firstly, the area to be treated is determined during your consultation and baseline measurements taken to be able to compare results between treatments.

The actual treatment consists of numbing the area with a cream (optional and for comfort purposes) and then a series of fine injections follows directly into the fatty layer of tissue.

The injections breakdown the fat cell membrane and dissolve the fat cell contents, which are then naturally eliminated by your body. 

What areas can I treat?

Fat deposits above the knees and the face and neck can be treated.

The most common areas that are treated are – abdominal bulges, love handles, back fat, saddle bags, thighs (inner and outer), buttocks, arms, double chins, cheeks and jowls, and cellulite can be injected to soften the appearance.

Can I use fat dissolving to lose weight?

No. It is important to be aware that this treatment is not an alternative to weight loss, obesity management or healthy living.

The key benefit of fat dissolving injections is safely and non-surgically removing stubborn pockets of fat.

Although healthy eating and exercise do compliment this treatment improve results!

Is there any downtime?

You can go back to what you usually do, even exercising and high impact sports. You won’t be damaging your treatment. But just so you know, the area will feel warm, swollen and tender… it generally does not look like it feels.

Am I a suitable candidate for fat dissolving injections?

You are unable to receive fat dissolving injections if you are:

  • A minor or child
  • Pregnant or breast feeding
  • Diabetic with microangiopathy or other perfusion disturbances
  • Certain auto-immune diseases such as scleroderma, pemphigus vulgaris, systemic lupus, erythematosis, dermatomyositis
  • Severe liver disease – such as cirrhosis or carcinoma.
PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

Why Platelets and Plasma?

Plasma is full of minerals, proteins, platelets, stem cells and white blood cells, which are elements that slow as we age. A key ingredient in this treatment are the platelets which when activated, in this case through injection, release growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin and in turn improve blood supply. An overall benefit for your skin and any target areas for treatment.

Collagen is an important component to skin and connective tissue health as it provides structure, elasticity and moisture. In other words it keeps our skin youthful and glowing.

What does a PRP treatment entail?

After PRP is determined to be right for you, some blood will be taken from your arm and spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets.

Your treatment area will be numbed for your comfort and aseptically cleaned to minimise the risk of infection. Once you are all ready, the PRP can be directly injected into your target areas using a needle or cannula, as well as micro-needled generally into the skin’s dermal layer of the treatment area/s.

You may be marked for the first 24 hours and sometimes it may take a week for things to settle but you will still be able to go about life as you do. 

When will I see results?

You will start to see improvements that show around 3 weeks and improve up to 12 weeks and will last up to 18-24 months, but you will feel the improvements before 3 weeks.

How many treatments do I need?

This is dependent on assessment, the individual, treatment purpose, age and goal.

For tired aged skin, it is generally recommended to have 3 treatments about 4-6 weeks apart.

Hair rejuvenation it is generally recommended to have an initial series of 5 treatments about 2-3 weeks apart.

What does it treat?

It is nicknamed “Liquid Gold” treatment, as it addresses:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Areas needing some volume
  • Suitable for around the eyes
  • Dull, tired skin
  • Photodamaged skin – sun and laser.
  • Neck and décolletage
  • ‘Smokers lines’ around the mouth
  • Scars/acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Hands
  • Hair loss – Yes – that’s right hair regrowth _ PRP not only stimulates inactive hair follicles ut also improves blood supply. Studies show that patients see just over a 30% increase in hair growth in 3 months as compared to those who don’t have PRP treatments and continue to experience an increase in hair loss.

Can I have PRP and is it safe?

Since the PRP used is your (patient’s) own blood, the risk of disease transmission, allergic reaction, toxicity or rejection are avoided.

Some side effects may include:

Redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness or mild discomfort.

Treatment is not recommended if you:

  • suffering from any skin infection in or near the treatment area or are unwell in any way (even a cold).
  • have previously experienced allergic reactions to any dermal filler or local anaesthetic
  • are taking any medicines which affect bleeding, such as aspirin or warfarin. If you are taking steroids or have autoimmune disease
  • have any bleeding disorders
  • are undergoing chemotherapy
  • suffer from a poorly controlled medical condition
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
Tattoo Removal

Is Laser Tattoo Removal safe?

Laser tattoo removal is the safest, most efficient and effective way to remove a tattoo.

At Skin Revolution Australia, your laser tattoo removal is performed by an experienced technician, who is invested in maintaining skin health and integrity, and is a fully qualified licensee and certified to own and possess a Medical Grade 4 Laser for Tattoo Removal. This is important to check before undergoing any treatment.

Skin Revolution Australia uses the new Q-switch, Nd:YAG Bodilase system.

  • TGA approved and is a high-powered Class 4 laser
  • Able to remove a tattoo containing black, green, blue, yellow, red and brown colours of ink.

It is important to note that this is not IPL.

How does it work?

Laser tattoo removal is a treatment that involves using a laser which emits ultra-short pulses of light energy, which pass through the skin and is rapidly absorbed by the targeted tattoo ink. This causes the tattoo ink particles to fragment into smaller pieces. Once the laser has broken up the ink particles, the fade of the tattoo can start. This is because the body’s healing response disposes of the fragmented tattoo ink via the body’s immune system, through skin cell migration, and the body’s natural waste system. It is important to understand that fading of the tattoo can take multiple sessions and is not only determined by the way in which the body disposes of the ink, which can vary between individuals and skin tone. It is also determined by various tattoo characteristics; such as the ink type and quality that was used, the skill, depth and layers of tattoo placement by the tattoo artist, the tattoo age/size/location. 

With this in mind the speed at which the laser emits a pulse is of little (nanosecond vs picosecond). The key factors are:

  • the depth of the laser setting for effective tattoo removal are set accordingly
  • the person’s immune system is up to the challenge
  • that a minimum of 4-6 weeks is allowed between treatments to support healing and the immune system in removal of the tattoo’s fragmented ink.

What about scarring?

You have to remember that you already have a scar tissue and skin texture changes where your tattoo is. When your tattoo was created needles penetrated your skin anywhere from up to 50 to 10,000 times forming a dermal scar in the creation of your tattoo. This scarring may appear once the ink is removed from your skin.

Scarring from tattoo removal may occur if scabbing or infection occurs after a tattoo removal treatment. So it is important not to pick scabs and to keep the site dry and clean.

Because at Skin Revolution Australia your tattoo removal will be done by and experienced Registered Nurse, a variety of techniques can be used upon a skin assessment to maintain optimal skin health and integrity. 

What is the minimum amount of time between treatments?

A minimum of 4-6 weeks is allowed between treatments to support healing and the immune system in removal of the tattoo’s fragmented ink. 

Does it hurt?

People have likened the experience to getting multiple fast flicks from a rubber band or hot fat splatter.

It is also important to remember that people’s pain thresholds vary.

Pain management for during and after the treatment will be discussed upon initial consultation and each treatment.

Super Hair Removal

How does it work?

It transports heat energy through the skin to the protein (chromophore) in the melanin down to the hair follicle. Using the In-Motion technology, the hand piece or applicator is repeatedly moved across the treatment area using a rolling technique to gently warm the treatment area combined with concurrent cooling of the skin’s surface. Consequently, providing a gradual thermal rise or longer heating process that effectively prevents the hair follicles re-growth, while avoiding injury to the surrounding tissue. This process ensures full coverage while preventing superficial burns and allowing for virtually painless, yet highly effective hair removal.

How Is This Different To Traditional IPL or Laser?

In comparison to traditional laser and IPL methods, SHR provides faster, safer and pain free hair removal for clients with very minimal side effects. Other laser techniques use massive amounts of heat and require multiple generalized laser shots to the skin to destroy hair follicles. As a result, increasing discomfort and side effects.

Why Do I Need More Than One Treatment? 

Treatments are mostly effective when the hair is at the active stage (Anagen phase) in the growth cycle. Some hair follicles can lay dormant and not all hair is at the same phase of the growth cycle at the same time. It can take 10 to 21 days after the procedure for the treated hair to fall out. 

Since hair growth cycles vary it is recommended that 6-8 treatments at 4 weekly intervals will provide the best result. Hair in some areas, such as facial hair grows faster than other areas. So, treatment intervals can vary in such cases. Other considerations requiring extra or ‘top up’ treatments include hairs that lay dormant; some leg hairs can be dormant for 24 weeks, and hormonal changes can stimulate hair growth.

What Are the Risks or Side Effects?

  • It is normal if your skin feels warm, similar to a mild sunburn, and for the treated area to remain pink for 2-3 hours. In some people this subsides in a matter of hours or could last for a few days and present like a sunburn.
  • A light crusting or stubble may be experienced, which vanishes after 2-3 weeks.
  • Blistering is a very small risk that may occur and may take several days to heal.
  • Alteration in skin pigment is a very rare risk that may occur. In the rare event that this does occur it disappears after 4-6 months.
  • There is no ‘downtime’ or recovery time required.
  • After SHR treatment your skin is more susceptible to sunburn and sun damage, which can effect how you respond to the treatment, damage your skin, alter the skins pigment and increase likelihood of blistering.
  • To minimize risks of side effects you must provide accurate information and comply with the pre and post treatment instructions.
Super Skin Rejuvenation

How Does It Work?

SSR stands for Super Skin Rejuvenation. Super Skin Rejuvenation is the latest laser technology offering customers a gentle and effective treatment with less chance of trauma to the skin. SSR uses a broad spectrum of light which is transmitted through a smooth, transparent hand piece that is gently placed over the skin. It targets the deeper dermal layers delivering heat which gives a gradual thermal rise. The treatment head glides over the skin in one slow motion so it is less likely to miss areas and the areas can be treated faster. Cut off filters in the hand piece change the wavelength range of the laser light allowing it to deliver optimal levels to safely treat different skin concerns and types. This means no down time, so you can return to normal daily activities. This significantly lessens the chance of burning or pain in comparison to other methods.

SSR can reduce the appearance of brown spots, broken capillaries and sun damage, repairs skin defects and treats facial wrinkles, as their molecules (chromophores) are receptive to light. SSR uses a low energy, short pulse broadband light that creates a heat (photothermolysis), which damages targeted cells. Imperfections can be gently heated and eliminated by the body’s natural process. The SSR reaction stimulates the production of more collagen and elastin at a faster rate promoting cell repair and renewal at the deeper layer, replacing the skin by a newer younger looking skin.

This is a pain free treatment and does not require any pain medications or numbing creams. Some clients have compared SSR to a hot stone massage. The results can be seen even after one or two treatments. Treatment times take about 30 minutes and are usually every three weeks. Clients significantly benefit from 4 – 6 treatments for an effective non-invasive treatment to address common cosmetic concerns. After 4 treatments at 3 week intervals the dermal layer has been shown to thicken and plump by up to 2mm. 

How Is This Different To Traditional IPL or Laser?

In comparison to traditional laser and IPL methods, SSR provides faster, safer, targeted and pain free skin treatment for clients with no downtime. There are very minimal side effects or risks using the SSR machine due to the relatively low-energy, short-pulse broadband light that is equally distributed to ensure the targeted area is entirely treated. Older IPL or Laser machines often caused bruising or skin striping which could then lead to white patches or pigmentation problems. Some laser treatments are ablative and strip or damage the upper and lower layers of your skin and requires downtime. Other laser techniques use massive amounts of heat and require multiple generalized laser shots to the skin to address the skin concern and has been reported as being quite painful. As a result, increasing discomfort and side effects unlike SSR.

Who Is Suitable For SSR?

  • This approach means the SSR system is safe and effective for both men and women with dark, blonde and red hair types, and for people with fair to darker skin types.
  • People who experience photo-sensitive epilepsy are not suitable for SSR treatment.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, undertaking fertility treatments to conceive, on medication that causes photosensitivity or taking growth hormones you will have to wait 6 months from the time you have given birth, stopped breastfeeding, finished taking medications/therapies or provide a medical certificate with specific clearance to proceed with SSR from the relevant specializing medical consultant or general practitioner.
  • You must directly notify Skin Revolution Australia of any changes in your health status prior to receiving any treatment.

 What Are the Risks or Side Effects?

  • It is normal if your skin feels warm, similar to a mild sunburn, and for the treated area to remain pink for 2-3 hours. In some people this subsides in a matter of hours or could last for a few days and present like a sunburn.
  • A light crusting or stubble may be experienced, which vanishes after 2-3 weeks.
  • Blistering is a very small risk that may occur and may take several days to heal.
  • Alteration in skin pigment is a very rare risk that may occur. In the rare event that this does occur it disappears after 4-6 months.
  • There is no ‘downtime’ or recovery time required.
  • After SSR treatment your skin is more susceptible to sunburn and sun damage, which can effect how you respond to the treatment, damage your skin, alter the skins pigment and increase likelihood of blistering.
  • There are possible unknown side effects that may arise.
  • To minimize risks of side effects you must provide accurate information and comply with the pre and post treatment instructions.
Microneedling

What does it entail?

Skin Revolution Australia uses a professional dermal microneedling pen to treat acne, scars, fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sunspots, skin congestion and more, in conjunction with a serum or treatment like Platelet Rich Plasma.

What should I expect?

  • Depending on the area of your face or body being treated and the type of device used (i.e. needle length), the procedure is well-tolerated and, in some cases, virtually painless, feeling only a mild prickling sensation.
  • Your practitioner will apply a topical anaesthetic to your skin prior to treatment to reduce any pain and discomfort.
  • Your skin will be pink or red in appearance, much like a sunburn, for a couple of hours following treatment.
  • Minor bleeding and bruising is possible depending on the length of the needle used and the number of times it is pressed across the treatment area.
  • Your skin may feel warm, tight, and itchy for a short while. This should subside in 12-48 hours.

How long does it take to see results?

Your collagen stimulation will increase in the first few days and the results will become more visible over the following 4 weeks. Results can last up to 18-24 months.

Waxing (Depilatory treatment)

What length should my hairs be for waxing?

Answer: Generally the hairs will be trimmed to a maximum of 10mm. A minimum of around 5mm is required.

Is waxing painful?

Answer: It’s rather like removing a plaster. If you are a wax virgin then you may find it slightly more uncomfortable at first. The more waxing you have the less uncomfortable it becomes. It really depends on your threshold – taking pain killers around one hour prior to any waxing treatment may help.

Will the hair stop growing after waxing?

Answer: Waxing makes the hair finer, but it’s not a permanent hair removal method.

How long should I leave it between waxing sessions?

Answer: 4 to 6 weeks is recommended to allow the hair to grow to at least 5mm.

What measures can be taken to help prevent ingrown hairs?

Answer: Exfoliate before waxing and again 2-3 days after so that the hairs can grow freely through the skin.

Am I likely to suffer from any skin reactions?

Answer: You may suffer with red and or blotchy skin after waxing. This normally lasts for around 2 hours but may last up to 24 hours. If you are particularly concerned about the effect waxing will have on your skin, we are able to offer a free patch test at least 24 hours to your treatment. Call for information.

Do you offer after care advice?

Answer: Your therapist will offer advice on the day of the treatment but the general advice given is as follows:

  • No hot baths or showers for 24 hours
  • No sun exposure for at least 24 hours
  • Wear loose clothing after treatment
  • There may be products on the market that can help to soothe the skin after waxing and we will be pleased to discuss this with you during the treatment
Mesoesteic Facials

Question: What products do you use in your salon for facials?

Answer: We use a professional range from a company called Mesoesteic. We have used this range for several years and clients have seen fantastic results with them.

Question: I am not sure on which facial to have or which one would suit my skin type. Can you give me any advice?

Answer: When you visit in for a facial, your therapist will be more than happy to assist you to determine which facial would be best suited to your particular skin type.

Question: What actually happens during a facial treatment?

Answer: When you come in for your facial, you will be asked to remove the clothing from the top part of your body and you will be provided with a towel and blanket to cover up. If you have long hair, we would also tie this back in to a hair band to keep it out of the way and we will provide a hair net. A facial treatment is definitely one of the most relaxing beauty treatments you can have.

Question: I already have wrinkles, is skincare really going to reduce them?

Answer: A combination of a rigorous home-care program of active anti-ageing products and frequent visits to a professional Beauty Therapist for more intensive treatments, will help to soften existing lines and minimise further fine lines from becoming deeper and more obvious. It is never too late to start using skincare and you are never too old to prevent further fine lines and wrinkles.

Question: My skin is very sensitive and I react to everything I use, what can I do?

Answer: A visit to a professional Beauty Therapist is your first step. She will help you determine what it is you are allergic to and can advise you on a simple skincare routine to calm your skin down.

Mesoesteic ingredients contain many different vitamins that a sensitive skin requires to function properly. It is very rare that a skin will experience any irritations with the Mesoesteic skincare range.

Question: At what age should I start using skincare?

Answer: A basic skincare routine of Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising prescribed for your skin type by a professional Beauty Therapist can be started at the early age of 13.

Question: What is the difference between professional skincare you can purchase at a beauty salon or a range you buy over the counter?

Answer: Professional skincare ranges are full of very active ingredients that stimulate and enhance the skin, they are prescribed by a trained professional Beauty Therapist that knows and understands the skins functions and how it should be treated for a successful result.

Question: What 4 products are essential in a beauty regime?

Answer: The 4 most important products to use are:

  • Cleanser – to remove make up, grime and impurities.
  • Exfoliant – to remove dead cells from your skin and give luster to your skin.
  • Toner – to remove the excess cleanser and to allow the proper absorbtion of a moisturiser.
  • Moisturiser – to replace lost moisture from throughout the day and to protect the skin against the damaging effects of the environment.

Question: What is wrong with using soap and water, my mother used it when she was growing up?

Answer: Most soaps are detergent based and can alter the pH level of the skin. The normal ph level is 5.5; the aggressive actions of soap can strip the skin of its natural protective layer of oil leaving the skin dry and susceptible to bacterial infections such as blemishes.

Back in the “old days” it was acceptable to use soap on the face as they were often home made with pure natural ingredients (there was nothing else available, you couldn’t go to the Mall to purchase your skincare) and the climate conditions then, are not like the harsh environment of today.

Question: Why should I use a separate sunblock when my moisturiser & foundation contains it?

Answer: Due to the amount of sun protection that is mixed into these products, it is not enough to provide you with all day protection. A separate sunblock (SPF30+) should be applied after your moisturiser and before your foundation to give you a good 6 hours of protection against the UVA ageing rays, UVB burning rays & UVC cancerous rays.

For maximum protection a sunblock should always be applied 20 minutes before going out in the sun.

Question: Are toners really necessary? Can I just use water?

Answer: Yes toners are necessary – they remove the excess cleanser and prepare the skin for the application of a moisturiser. Toners are pH balanced and contain active ingredients to allow your moisturiser to penetrate into the skin. It restores the skins pH levels after a cleanser has been removed with water.

If you use water as a toner you may alter the pH levels of the skin due to the chemical content found in water.

A moisturiser will always last longer when used in conjunction with a toner.

Question: I would like to purchase some homecare products. Can you advise which products I should be using?

Answer: Our therapists are professionally trained in the Mesoesteic skin care range and would be happy to prescribe a routine that suits your particular skin type.

Manicures
  • Leave adequate time after your treatment to allow your nails to dry before leaving the salon
  • To prolong the life of your vanish wear gloves to perform any household or work related chores
  • Try and use hand cream and cuticle cream every day
  • If you wish to change your nail enamel between visits use only “acetone free” nail polish remover (as this is kinder to the nail) and remember to use a clear nail enamel/base coat before any colour to prevent yellowing on the nail
  • Apply a top coat to protect, prolong and help prevent chipping the polish
Pedicures
  • Leave adequate time after your treatment to allow your toenails to dry before leaving the salon
  • Wear open toe shoes if possible
  • Where possible use a pumice stone in between appointments to avoid the build up of callus
  • To remove polish use a non acetone nail polish remover as this is kinder to the toenail
  • Use a base coat to avoid staining the toenail
  • Moisturise feet daily to avoid roughness and dryness
  • Exfoliate weekly to avoid dryness
Eyelash Tint
  • A patch test will be necessary 24 hours before these treatments
  • Avoid rubbing the eyes
  • Avoid heat treatments for 24 hours
  • Avoid sunbathing for 24 hours, as this fades the tint
  • Avoid putting your contact lenses back in for the rest of the day
  • Although we do make sure every trace of dye is removed, it is possible that residues may remain
  • Do not apply make-up or receive any other eye treatments for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
    Spray Tan
    • It is preferable not to apply any type of perfume, deodorant, or aromatherapy oils on the day of your treatment as these reduce the results
    • Waxing or shaving should be completed at least 24 hours prior to the treatment to reduce sensitivity
    • The evening before your treatment, exfoliate your entire body using body polisher. Pay special attention to dry areas of your body such as hands, elbows, knees and feet
    • Wear dark loose fitting clothing, together with a dark coloured bra, or preferably no bra at all. Please be aware that the guide colour can stain light hair, man-made fibres and wool
    • Paper briefs will be provided or you can wear your own
    • If you have sensitive skin or have not had a spray tan treatment before I recommend that you have a patch test 24 hours prior to your treatment
    • Your tan will begin to develop immediately after the treatment
    • Do not shower or bathe for a minimum of 1 two 2  hours after the treatment
    • Do not participate in any activity which may cause perspiration for at least 12 hours after the treatment
    • It is fine to leave the guide colour on overnight and wash in the morning. If a little colour does appear on the bed linen, it is a naturally-derived dye and will wash out of cotton but not so easily from man-made fibres and wool
      Tan Maintenance Tips
      • With the correct aftercare your tan will last longer
      • Apply body moisturiser daily. This hydrates skin ensuring your tan lasts the longest time possible
      • Exfoliate your skin with body polisher every 3 days to ensure your tan fades evenly
      • Do not rub, but pat your skin dry after showing or bathing
      • Avoid Swimming pools as chlorine will bleach your tan
        Swedish Massage

        After your treatment please follow the advice below in order to gain the most benefit from your Swedish body massage.

        • Increase your water intake following a massage to assist the body’s detoxification process
        • Have a suitable rest period after the treatment
        • Cut down on consumption of stimulants (ie alcohol/coffee/tea)
        • You may experience the following reactions. These are beneficial to your body, but some can be unpleasant and short lived. Over a period of time your reactions will diminish. The main reactions you will experience are pleasant.
        • You may feel generally sleepy or tired
        • Weepy / emotional due to the release of tension
        • Warm due to your improved circulation
        • Increase in urination due to the body releasing toxins
        • Aching and soreness in the muscles, this will be short-lived and followed by a relief from muscular tension
        • Less stressed and more relaxed
        • Improved sleep patterns
          Massage

          Question: What can I expect when I go for a massage appointment?

          Answer: On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history form. Your therapist will go over your health history form with you to determine your treatment needs and goals.

          Question: Must I undress for my massage?

          Answer: Massage therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet so that they expose only the area which they are working on. You may need to undress for therapy. However, you do not need to expose yourself in any way that you are uncomfortable.

          Question: What if I am uncomfortable with my body?

          Answer: It is possible to work on a client who is dressed. So just let your therapist know your comfort level.

          Question: Does the gender of the massage therapist make a difference?

          Answer: This is an issue of personal preference.

          Question: I bruise easily, can I still get a massage?

          Answer: It is important to let your massage therapist know (this should be asked on the health history form you will asked to fill out on your first visit). Massage therapy is not recommended for people who suffer from haemophilia.

          Question: Am I expected to talk during the massage?

          Answer: If you wish to have silence, you should say so at the beginning of the treatment. The therapist may, however, require verbal information pertinent to health findings during the treatment.

          Question: After my appointment, is there anything I need to have on hand or anything specific I should do?

          Answer: An epsom salt bath is recommended to soothe and to calm muscles, and enhance the benefits of the massage. It will help to alleviate stiffness you may feel the next day, and it is also recommended for use after workouts for the same reason. Drink plenty of water to keep your tissues hydrated.