Before + After Care Instructions...
Do not sunbathe for 48 hours
Do not apply make up to the area for 12 hours
Inform your therapist if you are taking any medications or vitamins
Inform your therapist if you think you may be pregnant
Inform your therapist if you have iodine allergies
Use the following Dermafix home care skin products after your treatment for 5-7 days...Gentle Cleansing Gel, ACC Copper, Bio Hydrating Cream or Skin ResQ and Dermashield 40+ or 50+
frequently asked questions...
What is alkaline wash and how does it work?
Alkaline wash is an alkaline powder, which is mixed into a paste and applied to the skin for approximately 2-4 minutes. The treatment works by taking the hair to a high alkaline level. This will dissolve the hair part of the underlying follicle and it is totally pain free.
After the first treatment the hair will grow back at its normal rate, but as treatments progress the re-frowth rate will become slower and slower, usually resulting in a permanent hair loss over a period of time.
How many treatments will I need before the hair is permanently removed?
It is impossible to estimate how many treatments are needed as permanent removal is dependent on may things, ie. how the hair was previously treated, how long it has been there, the reasons for the hair growth etc. Some clients report a reduction in hair growth after just one session, however there is no guarantee as every clients skin is different.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment usually takes approximately 45 minutes
Why do I need a patch test prior to treatment?
The patch test is usually carried out on the area to be treated and ensures that your skin is suitable for the alkaline wash treatment.
Are there any side effects?
The treatment is totally pain free; however in some cases the area cab appear red and warm. This is normal and will subside in a short period of time.
Which area of my face can be treated?
Any areas of the face can be treated, provided the hair type is suitable.
I have both course and fine hair, can I still have the treatment?
Yes, although the course dark hair will need to be treated with electrolysis, while the fine downy hair can be treated with alkaline wash. I would recommned that you begin with alkaline wash treatment, the course hairs that are not removed can then be treated with electrolysis a few days later.
How often should I have a treatment?
After your first alkaline wash the hair will grow back at its normal rate but as treatments progress, the regrowth rate will become slower and slower and your time between treatment sill increase. Some clients go months without needing an alkaline wash.
Will the treatment stimulate hair?
No, the alkaline wash has a dissolving and damaging effect on the follicle. It is impossible to stimulate hair growth.
The treatment is pain free
Large areas of hair can be removed in one treatment
Ideal for persons who are not suitable for IPL or electrolysis
Works well when combined with electrolysis
Can lead to permanent hair removal
$79 l 45min
softer, smoother, brighter, glowing skin
Dermaplaning is a fast, safe, non-invasive treatment that can improve many skin conditions with instant results and no downtime.
Dermaplaning is safely performed using a sterile stainless steel surgical blade. The blade is held against the skin at a 45-degree angle and is stroked gently along the skin to remove the outermost layers of dead cells along with fine facial hair known as ‘peach fuzz’ or vellus hair. It immediately leaves the skin feeling smooth, supple and vibrant.
Your dermaplaning treatment includes a deep cleanse, exfoliation (dermaplaning), a light enzyme treatment finished with nourishing serums, moisturisers and an SPF.
Improves skin texture
Lightens uneven hyperpigmented skin for a more even skin tone
Unblocks blackheads, making pores appear smaller
prevents breakouts and acne
helps makeup go on smoother
Allows better penetration of skin care products
reduces the appearance of acne scarring
reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
promotes smoother, more radiant skin
primes skin for other skin treatments such as: skin conditioning facials and the green power rebuilder (natural micro skin needling)
INSTANT RESULTS WITH NO DOWNTIME
Before + After Care Instructions...
Before your treatment...
Please discontinue products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.) 24-48 hours before treatment.
A history of herpes or cold sores may require a course of anti-viral medication pre and post treatment.
Your therapist may recommend appropriate products to help enhance results and/or minimize potential side effects.
After your treatment...
You may experience slight redness and swelling, which should resolve within 24 hours.
Mineral make-up can be worn immediately following treatment.
Avoid heat, saunas, hot tubs and sweaty activity for 24 hours; this includes exercise of any kind.
Avoid products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, retinol, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.) for 24 hours after treatment.
You may resume your regular skin care routine 24 hours after treatment.