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Skin Rejuvenation – Pre-Care and After-Care Instructions

Ellipse IPL and laser skin rejuvenation treatments at City Retreat.

Ellipse IPL helps with the removal of unwanted hair, sun damage, thread veins, rosacea and acne. This NHS approved advanced IPL system can help you feel confident again in your appearance.

Pre-Care Instructions
It is important that you avoid the following within a 30 day* period prior to treatment:

Do NOT sunbathe or use sunbeds. Avoid self tanning products.
Do NOT have electrolysis.
Do NOT wax.
Do NOT pull out hair with tweezers.
Do NOT thread the hairs.
Do NOT bleach the hair.
Do NOT use depilatory creams.

Shave as close to treatment time as possible, leaving a small patch with approximately 2mm or 2 days of hair growth for visual assessment.

Aftercare and Maintaining Growth
We would advise that you should do the following for the next 30 days after the Ellipse SWT treatment:

Avoid sun exposure or sun beds.
Wear at least a SPF 30 or higher when outside.

You should avoid the following for the next 24-48 hours after treatment: 
No perfumed products or make up
No excessive heat e.g saunas, steam rooms or hot baths
No gym or swimming
No touching, picking or scratching the area

Please note: The only method of hair removal which is suitable for in between treatments is shaving. Do not:

Wax, tweeze, thread or pull hairs.
Do not use a bleaching cream.
Do not use a depilatory cream.

Pure Aloe Vera gel must be used for the next 48 hours after treatment if any inflammation persists.

You can shave or exfoliate the area 4 days after the treatment to encourage the hairs to shed.