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Dental Post Treatment Care

Your tooth coloured porcelain and resin fillings will be set hard when you leave, so you can eat and drink straight away on the affected tooth. Some sensitivity can be normal for a day or two after treatment, due to the bonding of the filling to your tooth. If you experience lasting discomfort please get in touch with us again.
Your crowns/bridges will be bonded to the underlying tooth structure when you leave the clinic. For temporary crowns or bridges:
• Avoid hard or sticky foods until your next appointment.
• Continue to brush and floss your teeth with care
• Keep gums healthy between treatments by using salt water mouth rinses.

If you’re booked in for a tooth extraction, it’s natural to have concerns about what you will experience and how to care for this area afterwards.

Immediately following the procedure you will be given soft padding to bite down on to stop the bleeding. Pain relief may also be administered.

In the hours immediately following your extraction a blood clot will start to form. To prevent disturbing this clot avoid exercise, chewing in this area, alcohol, smoking, drinking through a straw and vigorous rinsing for at least a few days.

Once the clot has formed, salt water rinsing is a good way to keep the area clean and infection free – simply stir half a teaspoon of salt through a glass of warm water and swish around your mouth, focusing on the affected area. Repeat this throughout the day as required.

If in the days following an extraction you experience any of the following symptoms, please contact us:

• Swelling that does not subside 5 days post extraction
• Pain that increases 2 or more days post extraction
• High temperature
• Excessive bleeding (where bleeding does not subside within 30 minutes of applying pressure from sterile gauze whilst lying down)

For safety, if you’ve received treatment under any form of sedation you will need to arrange transport, or for someone else to drive you home – as you may experience a lack of coordination and concentration.

Local anaesthesia are commonly used for patient comfort during during several dental and some dermal procedures. Although the side effects are typically mild, some people may experience continued numbness in this area as well as numbness in areas outside the targeted area. This will wear off after time – just take extra care not to bite your cheek or tongue, or to damage this area while you lack sensation.

Cosmetic Post Treatment Care

Chemical peels are popular for achieving smoother, less wrinkled and generally younger-looking skin. This treatment can be used to address a number of skin problems, ranging from acne and associated scaring through to sun damage and the appearance of large pores.

Initially following a chemical peel, skin can appear red, dry and irritated and will usually peel. Some swelling may also occur around the eyes. These are all completely normal side effects. Whatever you do don’t pick at flaking skin or exfoliate the treated areas, as this may cause scarring and even more redness in the new layers of skin. With all skin rejuvenating treatments you’ll want to ease your skin through any initial skin irritation:

Go easy on your skin:
If you typically use an abrasive wash cloth, opt for something softer until your skin settles down.
Soothe your skin:
While your skin is healing, chemical peels can leave your skin quite dry and vulnerable to cracking and scarring. To rehydrate your skin, apply gentle moisturiser throughout the day, as required.
Slip, slop, slap!
Chemical peels expose immature skin cells to UV harmful UV rays if left unprotected. To limit your exposure to UV rays, apply a low irritant, high SPF sunscreen across your face and neck daily.
Immediately following your Dermastamp skin needling treatment your skin will be redder than usual (it may look as though you have moderate sunburn), and it may feel warm and tighter than usual. These symptoms are completely normal, and will start to improve after 1-2 hours. Most patients recover fully within the same day, with only light redness the following day. For optimal results, continue your post-treatment skin care regime for 3 days before resuming your normal face care routine.

Clean
For 48 hours following treatment use a soothing cleanser or face wash with tepid water to cleanse the face. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area, and be sure to pat your skin dry gently.

Heal
The mineral properties copper-based skin care are ideal for helping to heal and sterilise the skin.

Hydrate
As your skin may feel drier than usual following your skin needling treatment hydration is really important. As well as getting your fill of water during the day, directly hydrate your skin with products containing Hyaluronic Acid to help restore hydration and balance your skin.

Stimulate
In the days following treatment use products containing collagen stimulating peptides to stimulate your skin and maximise your results.
Make-up
At least for the first 24 hours following skin needling it is recommended that patients avoid using make-up. It is advisable that only mineral make up is used on the skin if absolutely necessary while the skin is red. When applying anything to the skin, be sure to use clean, sterile brushes.

Protect
Immediately following your treatment apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen (where possible, chemical free).

What to avoid
To allow your skin to heal, for at least two days following your treatment do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or any other ‘active’ skincare.

SKIN NEEDLING POST-TREATMENT CARE SOURCE: Dermaroller

Most importantly, do not touch the treated area for at least 8 hours following treatment. This includes wearing or removing makeup, sleeping, flying (as most people sleep on flights) and exercise.

Sometimes, very small amounts of bruising can occur, however this will subside within a few days.

Treatment results may take 3-7 days to start to take affect and are temporary, lasting for 3-6 months.

Most importantly, do not touch the treated area for at least 8 hours following treatment. This includes wearing or removing makeup, sleeping, flying (as most people sleep on flights) and exercise. Touching the treated area can affect the cosmetic outcome by repositioning the material that has been administered.

Bruising and some swelling can occur but will subside within a few days.

Results are seen immediately but are temporary, lasting 6-12 months.

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