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Wear a scowl and have wrinkles.George Eliot
Dental Post Treatment Care
• 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.
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.
Cosmetic Post Treatment Care
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.
CleanFor 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.
HealThe mineral properties copper-based skin care are ideal for helping to heal and sterilise the skin.
HydrateAs 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.
StimulateIn the days following treatment use products containing collagen stimulating peptides to stimulate your skin and maximise your results.
Make-upAt 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.
ProtectImmediately following your treatment apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen (where possible, chemical free).
What to avoidTo 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
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.
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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