IPL/SHR Information

AT NBMC we specialise in IPL and SHR treatments, these treatments address a number of the most common skin concerns including Acne, Acne scarring, Pigmentation treatment, vascular therapy and permanent hair reduction.
Our treatments are fast, non-invasive, highly effective and painless and are all performed by a licenced and trained IPL/laser technician with years of dermal and machinery experience.

It’s best to have a free consultation and test patch so your Therapist can ensure we work out which setting will be best for you and if IPL & SHR is right for you. This is also a great indicator for you to understand what the treatment entails in more depth and for you to ask any questions.

IPL/SHR Pre, During & Post Information

What do I do before a treatment?

A thorough consultation and test patch will need to take place no less than 24 hours prior to your first treatment. This gives you a chance to ask any questions you might have, and for us to go in depth about your results and expectations and to let you know if you’re the right candidate.

Your therapist will advise you that sun exposure is strictly prohibited on the treatment area for at least two weeks prior to your treatment and Mineral Pro 30+ is mandatory during your treatment cycle. If you are having a skin treatment performed, please ensure you arrive to your appointment with no perfumes on the area. If you are having a Super Hair removal treatment performed please ensure all your hair removal has taken place 24 hours before (This includes shaving, trimming or Hair removal creams. SHR cannot be performed on a waxed or plucked area)

During your treatment

Most of our guests explain our IPL and SHR treatments as quite comfortable with sometimes a little warmth, peppery or “sunburnt feeling’. At NBMC we take care to ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible and during your consultation we will do a test spot, so you can understand and experience the sensation.

For our SHR and IPL treatments we usually allow 15-60 minutes depending on the area we are treating and the severity of your skin concern. This time is usually discussed in further detail during your consultation.
Make sure to let your Therapist know if you have changed or recently been on medications, different skin care or diet as this may increase your risk of burning and complications.

Post treatment advice

IPL and SHR at NBMC requires no downtime, so you are free to get on your way as usual. Some temporary redness or ‘warm sunburn/peppery’ feeling may occur but will soon pass.

Pigment or age spots may initially go darker & fade off over a few days (depending of the depth of pigment this can take anywhere from 7-16 days).
Continue with normal OCosmedics or DMK skin care regime and serums, as prescribed by your Dermal Therapist. Your therapist will ensure when you leave the salon you will have appropriate after skin care and tinted SPF applied.

It is important to not exfoliate or use AHA’s/Peels on the skin 5-7 days after your treatment. If you have been prescribed your skin care regime through NBMC, your therapist will discuss with you what products to use and not to use post IPL/SHR.

Be VERY mindful of the sun – make sure your OCosmedics or DMK SPF is applied every day for the best possible result. Failure to stay out of the sun post IPL/SHR treatment can risk skin burns and complications.

Dermapen Pre, During & Post Information

Pre Dermapen treatment

Dermapen can be performed on almost any skin type, condition and colour. Complexions which are affected by pigmentation or excessive sun damage are recommended to use our topical pigment-blockers (O Vitamin C Powder, B3 Plus, Potent Retinol Serum in conjunction with SPF30 Mineral Pro daily) to achieve the greatest results possible. All other skins will be prescribed products that will target their skin concerns

During your treatment

Unlike other methods of needling, Dermapen is virtually pain free because of the oscillating motor featured within the Dermapen that dissipates nerve receptors allowing for the painless and comfortable treatment.
The feeling that is felt is a mild vibrating sensation with light pressure (some of our guests describe the treatment just like microdermabrasion).

Post Dermapen Treatment

Immediately after, your skin will feel warm and slightly tight, similar to the feeling of sunburn. This feeling will progressively reduce over a 1-2 day period as will the redness (Mineral Makeup can be used to conceal redness, but remember that goes onto your skin will penetrate 200 times deeper)
It is imperative that all skin post Dermapen treatments are protected with Mineral Pro 30SPF as it can be vulnerable.

For the first 5 days after treatment the use of scrubs, exfoliators and active ingredients such as Vitamin A (Retinol) or AHA’s should be stopped – This gives the skin time to heal and rejuvenate.

It is recommended to avoid high-cardio workouts and any activities that may cause heat or sweat for a minimum of 48 hours post-Dermapen treatment. Normal activities including work may be resumed immediately with no downtime required.

Flaking, breakouts, tightness and dryness are completely normal post treatment and will reside themselves quite quickly if using a light moisturiser and sunscreen to comfort and reduce inflammation

Fat Cavitation Pre, During & Post information

Pre Fat Cavitation treatment

Prepping the Body with plenty of water and detoxing supplements such as spirulina will help you to get the best results possible and to maintain them.

During Treatment

Fat cavitation works by applying ultrasound energy to the targeted area of fat cells, converting them into a liquid state, for the body to naturally detox out. It is a very comfortable and painless treatment and most guests describe it as a ‘cicada bug’ sound and vibration. Treatments take 10 minutes per A5 area and only two areas every 24 hours can be treated.

Post Fat Cavitation Treatment

We recommend drinking plenty of fresh water following your cavitation treatments as this will greatly help the process of removing the fatty acids naturally from your body. A healthy diet and regular exercise is also the best way to maintain your results and keep you looking good and feeling great. A quick 30 minute workout post fat cavitation treatment is recommended to help speed along the detoxing process.

RF Skin Tightening Information

Radio Frequency (RF) Skin Tightening treatments tightens, tones and firms loose, sagging and ageing skin. RF Skin Tightening treatments can address lax skin on virtually any part of the face or body.

Enjoy full body confidence while;

  • Tightening loose, droopy skin on the face neck and body
  • Reshaping your silhouette
  • Tightening & toning
  • Improving your skins elasticity and firmness
  • Improving collagen
  • Invigorating circulation & lymphatic flow.

Common areas, which we treat at NBMC;

  • Face
  • Cheeks
  • Foreheads
  • Necks (also known as annoying turkey necks)
  • Under eyelids
  • Jawline & neck
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Upper Arms (also known as tuckshop arms)
  • Hips
  • Jowls

How many treatments will I need?

This will be individually assessed during your consultation. Typically to achieve maximum results, a course of 6-10 treatments will be prescribed spaced at one week apart.

Are the treatments painful?

RF Skin Tightening Treatments are painless, which is one of the many reasons why they are a popular alternative to surgery or liposuction. Some of our guests may experience slight redness in the treatment area initially, and a warm ‘sunburn’ feeling.

Is there any downtime with this treatment?

NO! Another great benefit of RF Skin Tightening is that treatment does not require downtime. Following your session, you are free to go on your day as per usual.

Spray Tanning Pre, During & Post Information

Pre Tanning Treatment

All hair removal treatments, waxing, shaving or depilatory creams should be carried out at least 24 hours prior to your spray on tan application so that the natural oils within your skin are restored for optimum tanning results.

On the day of your appointment, you will need to exfoliate your skin using gloves, exfoliating shower cloth or a non-oil granule based scrub (Exfoliation is vital in preparing the outermost cells of the skin to not be more receptive to the spray tan solution and to ensure your spray tan will fade evenly).

Before your spray tan appointment, you will need to come with a fresh skin with no moisturiser, deodorant, perfume or makeup as these will hinder the results of your tan. (We recommend having a shower just before your appointment).

When preparing what to wear for your spray tan we recommend a pair of thongs or flats and loose dark clothing (snug fitting clothes will hinder your results and can cause a streaky tan).

During your tan treatment

Let your therapist know if you are allergic to any products if they aren’t already aware.

Your therapist will leave you to get changed and will explain how the tanning appointment will work. Tanning appointments normally take no longer than 15 minutes.

Post Tanning Treatment

Avoid showering, bathing, sweating, makeup, deodorant, moisturiser, exercise etc for 1-2 hours (this will depend what tan is used. Your therapist will let you know on the day) following your spray tan application as the tan requires the full time to develop. When you have a shower after your waiting period, keep the water cool and wash the tan off gently with the water and your hands (This is very important! Failure to wash off all the tan correctly will result in a streaky tan) Once showered, your tan may look lighter than expected; it will continue to develop darker over the next 6 hours after showering until full colour is reached. After your shower, you can resume your normal beauty regime.

Prolonging your tan

Spray Tans normally last anywhere from 5-7 days depending how you look after them. Follow NBMC’s handy tips to prolong your tan!

  • After each shower, pat your skin dry with your towel rather than rubbing, as rubbing in itself is a mild form of exfoliation, which will prematurely fade the tan.
  • Once dry, it is imperative that you moisturise every day throughout the duration of your tan (especially in our dry climate) in order to maintain the tan’s depth of colour and prolong its longevity
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools, excessive exercise, soaking in Jacuzzis or sweating in saunas, as these can all fade the tan prematurely

Pro dermal Pre, during & Post information

O Cosmedics peels are not just ‘peels’ as you know them to be. They are made with strong, high active Biomimetic (Mimics the cells own natural communication) ingredients ingredients that take peels one step further from a surface cosmeceutical peel to an advanced dermal COSMEDICAL peel that achieves CELL OPTIMISATION and where results are our key focus!

Pre dermal peel treatment

If you have any of the following in the lead up to your peel, we may not be able to perform our advanced pro dermal peels. Active cold sores, open lesions or infection on the area being treated, uncontrolled diabeties, lupus and Auto immune diseases, Roaccunatne (acne medication) Retin A, Blood infections, pregnant or breast feeding (an entry level peel can still be used) skin cancer in the treatment area, undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy, sunbaking or sunbeds (Sun exposure needs to be avoided for at least 14 days before treatment) Unrealistic expectations and unprepared skin. If you’re not sure about any of these, check with us in clinic or call us on 47433223 and one of our Dermal Therapists will be happy to help

During your pro dermal peel

Most of our guests experience a slight warm/hot “Peppery” sensation while the peel is on –you will be able to feel the peel doing all the work, this feeling doesn’t last long and we fan and make your treatment comfortable the whole time! Most of our guests find the pro dermal peels very relaxing & they love the visible results!

Post pro dermal peel treatment

  • Avoid direct sun for 5-10 days. Mineral Pro SPF 30+ is mandatory and must be reapplied every 2 hours or as much as possible. If in direct sunlight, the likelihood of pigmentation & burning is increased. The Mineral Pro SPF 30+ is recommended due to its high percentage of zinc oxide which acts as an anti-flammatory & also because of its lack of chemical SPF’s (it’s full of anti-aging ingredients too!) –this is our most popular seller and comes in a clear or tint.
  • Avoid waxing/hair removal for 14 days.
  • Avoid peels, IPL, SHR, Laser and Cosmeceutical Facial Treatments for 14 days that are not prescribed by Natural Beauty & Medi Clinic, to avoid over treating the skin & potentially causing damage to the skin.
  • Avoid exercise, heated yoga, saunas, spas and getting over heated for 24-48 hours. -Your skin is still processing the active ingredients & will redden, tingle & re-activate very easily.
  • Do not pick, scratch or peel the skin. Let the peel do its job.
  • No exfoliating products, AHA’s, Vitamin A products, Retin A scrubs, or enzymes post treatment for 2-4 days, unless recommended & prescribed by your experienced Dermal Therapists.
  • Do not use harsh or scratchy washcloths, brushes or mitts for 3 days after the peel. Simply cleanse the skin by applying ‘O’ Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser to the hands (this is the recommended application anyway!).

Feather brow tattooing Pre, during & Post information

Before your treatment

Brow Feathering is performed at Natural Beauty & Medi Clinic by your qualified Cosmetic Brow Technician Reegyn, who will only conduct Brow Feathering in Natural hair brow strokes, enhancing your natural brow we use a soft semi-permanent pigments made for you face & customised for your skin tone. A $30 consultation is performed before the treatment if you wish.

During your treatment

Your Cosmetic Brow Technician will carefully measure your brows to where they frame your face. Numbing treatment is applied and during the treatment you may find that you will feel mild pressure and it is normal to feel heat towards the end of the treatment, Our guests have always found this a comfortable treatment in the past.

Your Cosmetic Brow Technician will also match a colour to suit your natural hair colour and the desired colour you wish to have.

Post Brow Feathering

When you leave the clinic, it is normal for your brows to look slightly darker than usual (just like they would when they are tinted) & the skin may feel sensitive.

  • Apply the recommended after care cream provided for 14 days a minimal of 5 hours per day with a disposable clean cotton tip
  • Do not wash or wet the area for 14 days
  • Apply the given after care treatment to the area for 14 days
  • Do not pick, itch, scratch or touch the area for 14 days
  • Do not apply make up or brow colour to the area for 14 days
  • Do not sweat or get the area sweaty or hot for 14 days
  • Avoid direct sunlight on the area for 14 days
  • Ensure you next follow up touch up treatment is booked 4-6 weeks after your first treatment.

Lash Lifting Pre, during & Post information

Pre Lash Lifting Treatment

For best results please come to your lash lifting appointment with fresh, clean lashes. If you still have residue mascara on your lashes, this will affect the lifting solution and they will unfortunately not lift properly. Also remove contact lenses for your treatment, to prevent irritation due to products being used.

During your treatment

Lash Lift treatments usually take 45 minutes. During this time your eyes will be shut and you will feel your therapist gently working on your lashes. It is completely pain free, relaxing and comfortable!

Post Lash Lifting treatment

Keep your lashes dry and free of makeup for 24 hours after the treatment.
Do not use oil-based products on your lashes

Using Retinol (Vitamin A) Tips

If you’re using our OCosmedics Retinol Serum then here is some information that your Dermal Therapist will have explained (but we know how easy it is to forget!) This information will coincide with both our Potent Retinol serum and Retinol Concentrate

  • Retinol Serum is only ever to be used in the evening (Never used in the morning)
  • When using Retinol serum, your skin will become more photo-sensitive to light & sun, so Mineral Pro 30+ SPF is absolutely essential at protecting your skin so we don’t risk further damage.
  • Never use neat on the skin, it will always be mixed in with either your Immortal, Recovery, Comfort or Rebalancing cream
  • Use 1-2 Pumps mixed into your hydrator, Mix onto fingertips and apply to face & throat (avoiding the delicate eye area)
  • When using retinol for the first time begin usage every second or third evening and gradually increase usage to every day giving your skin time to build up tolerance and avoid sensitisation.
  • If your skin isn’t used to the dosage being used yet, you may experience redness, dryness and flakiness. This is all completely normal and amazing and just means your skin is having a ‘retinoid response’ Just decrease the use back to every second night until the tolerance is built up again
  • Avoid using retinol for a week before facial waxing treatments (Retinol speeds up cellular turnover, and if used before a waxing treatment, can cause skin breakage, especially around the eye area)
  • Retinol cannot be used if you are currently pregnant or Breastfeeding
  • The Retinol process will make your skin worse before it gets better, as it’s going through its purge stage. This can last up to 4 weeks but the results are worth it!