BEFORE, DURING and AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

BEFORE your IPL session

DURING your IPL session

AFTER your IPL session

BEFORE YOUR IPL TREATMENT

Treatments need minimal preparation on your behalf. These simple guidelines apply to every treatment, not just the first one. Prior to commencing your treatment plan with any S&S clinic please:

a) avoid tanning for at least 4-6 weeks. If you have a dark tan, your treatment may be postponed until the tan has faded.

b) You are strongly encouraged to stop waxing, plucking, and using depilatory creams or electrolysis for at least 3-5 weeks prior to commencing with us.

c) Feel free to continue shaving for up to 2-3 days prior to the days of your treatment. Some hair growth is required in order for us to assess you hair type and density correctly as well as for monitoring progress.

d) Feelings of anxiety and even stress before you are "zapped" for the first time are not uncommon. This is usually because they do not know what to expect and how it�s going to feel and what goes where etc. The element of the �unknown� is what can cause this uncomfortable feeling. If you happen to feel this way � we understand and ask you to let your therapist know. Rest assured we can use wonderful, pure techniques to make these feelings go away - these work every time!

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DURING YOUR IPL TREATMENT:

As you arrive at the treatment room and depending on the area being treated, you may be asked to change out of your clothing. Where needed we provide you with a fresh towel gown, single use personal wet cloth and hygienic disposable G-string. Most of accessories in S&S clinics are DISPOSABLE, SINGLE-USE solutions.

Your will need to lie or sit down and will be given protective eye wear which you need to have on during the treatment.

Skin on the area to be treated is then carefully prepared and a special gel (same as the one used for scans) is applied. (NOTE: Gel serves several purposes. Although it is not necessary to use it with our equipment , we find that when gel is used better results are achieved). IPL hand piece is then placed onto the skin and flashes of light are delivered to the required area as the hand piece is moved within the marked region.

The appearance of the area treated immediately after the session may vary greatly on an individual basis. Within several minutes to several hours after the session, the treated area may become slightly red and/or puffy. This quickly disappears and you can return to your normal duties immediately.

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AFTER YOUR IPL TREATMENT:

Although it is not necessary, at the end of your session S&S IPL therapist will always apply 100% organic post-treatment product. We prepare this unique pure lotion on a weekly basis and it is always fresh. This formula will take care of your skin by soothing it and helping it heal quicker.

A natural organic sun block will also be applied to those treated areas which can potentially be exposed to sun (such as face).

Please follow after care instructions which you will receive on the day of your first treatment.

The general rules are:

a) do not expose the area to any form of heat for 24 hours.

b) do not exercise/ play sport for at least 24 hours. Sweat may cause irritation on the treated area.

c) apply recommended post-treatment cream for 1-3 days following your treatment.

d) use natural (you can get it at S&S clinics) sun block everyday during the course of your treatment.

e) avoid sun exposure completely, if possible.

f) exfoliate the treated area every day or two, starting from about day 7 after your treatment. 10-14 days after your visit, the roots of your hair will become visible and exfoliating will help shed the hair.

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