After YOUR treatment

Aftercare

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Aftercare for CND Shellac, INK London, Calgel Nails

We know that you will absolutely love your nails and we expect your nails to last perfectly for at least 14 days – as long as you follow your homecare and give them a little care and attention. We say that gel nails is pretty indestructible with normal wear and tear but it is important that you have to follow this aftercare and give them a little love and attention

Use INK Cuticle Oil at least twice a day (and especially before bed) to replace lost moisture to the skin and nails. Make sure you run it all around your cuticle and onto the nails itself even if you have natural nails, polish, acrylics or gel polish. Regularly using Your oil and hand creams will substantially prolong the life of your gel polish and keep your natural nails and the skin surrounding them healthy, moisturised and supple. Ink cuticle oil is available from the salon and retail at £5.

Moisturise your hands with a lanolin-free hand cream every time you wash your hands. Lanolin will cause lifting and peeling of your gel manicure.

Do not use your nails as a tool to pick (sellotape and/or stickers – invest in a tape dispenser) or prise things open (ring-pulls, for example) as this will put unnecessary pressure on the nails. Treat your nails with respect and all you should see is the growth in your natural nail.

Always use gloves when washing up, cleaning, using harsh chemical products or gardening – your gel will help protect your natural nails, but it is not indestructible. Doing these things without protection can cause chipping and reduce its longevity. NEVER use a cheese grater…this is one of the biggest enemy for gel wearers. If your family want grated cheese let them know where the grater is kept! 😂

Gel polish may become discoloured by products such as fake tan, hair dye, turmeric and curry sauce. Please try to avoid getting these on your nails and wash your hands thoroughly after use.

Some sun tan oils and insect repellents contain DEET which will cause major damage to gel polish. (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, abbreviated DEET is a slightly yellow oil which is a common active ingredient in insect repellents). To minimise this effect wash your hands and nails immediately after applying sun tan oils or insect repellents.

If you are going on holiday, please remember to wash and dry your hands thoroughly after swimming. Some delicate colours can fade when subjected to long bouts of chlorinated water and excessive harsh sunlight. Remember that chlorine is a bleach and sun intensifies the bleaching action

If you wish to temporarily change the colour of your nails whilst wearing gel you can use nail enamel over the gel but please be sure to use an Acetone Free Remover when removing nail polish. Excessive enamel change is not advisable as a non-acetone remover will still contain a small percentage of acetone which will eventually affect your gel polish

Your gel polish will need fortnightly or three weekly maintenance as there will be obvious re-growth. At this point we can either reapply gel to your nails or remove the gel completely and carry out a hydrating mini manicure. It is recommended that maintenance appointments are booked every 2-3 weeks.

If you happen to do something that causes your gel polish to chip or lift please do not pick or pull at the area as this will cause damage to your natural nail plate. If this does happen please contact me so I can assess the nail and decide if a repair is necessary – please note repairs older than a week will be chargeable. Do not bite, pick, cut or file at your nails as this will cause the gel polish to become weak and will damage your own nails, causing delamination (separation of the natural nail layers).

If you do decide that you want to remove your gel please contact us and let us do it safely for you in the salon. Incorrect removal at home may damage the surface of your nails. We will be able to remove your gel using a professional remover and to give you a mini-manicure so that your natural nails look perfect.

Nouveau Extend aftercare

After your Nouveau Extend treatment:

  • For the first 48 hours after any Extend treatment it’s important not to allow water to come in to contact with your lashes
  • For 2 days afterwards do not steam your face, use a steam bath, swim or wash your face with hot water
  • Do not use waterproof mascara
  • Use oil free make-up remover if mascara is worn (only use a water-based mascara)
  • Do not attempt to perm or use lash curlers on Nouveau Lashes extensions
  • Don’t rub your eyes when washing your face – always pat the lashes dry after cleansing
  • Ensure lashes are not manipulated into different positions (e.g. when sleeping, cleansing the face, applying moisturiser or cosmetics)
  • Ask your Nouveau Lashes technician for expert advice in how best to look after your choice of lashes

Ready to remove your lashes? You can now remove your eyelash extensions at home with our Lash Extension Remover.

 

Nouveau SVS aftercare

After your Nouveau SVS treatment:

  • Ensure your lashes do not come into contact with water for the first 48 hours after your SVS treatment, to allow the adhesive to cure
  • Avoid steam, sauna, and swimming for 48 hours after treatment – remember this includes heat from an oven and steam from the kettle
  • Do not use any mascara as this will cause the fans to close and may impede the maintenance of the treatment
  • Try not to use liquid eyeliners, as these can affect the lashes
  • Use only oil-free make up remover (ours is specially formulated one to use with SVS extensions)
  • Be mindful how you sleep at night as sleeping face down may reduce the longevity and change the appearance of the lashes
  • Do not use lash curlers as this will cause your lashes to break
  • Try not to rub or stroke your lashes, as this will transfer oil and bacteria onto them
  • Take care when cleansing, moisturising and applying make-up that you don’t manipulate your lashes into different positions as this may cause them to loosen or fall off
  • SVS lashes are a fan application method which is created using extra fine lash extensions, therefore, we do not recommend clients use any conditioning serums, as this will encourage the fans to close and stick together
  • Brush your lashes daily to help the fans to look their best using a disposable mascara wand

We recommend that clients wash their lashes regularly at least 2-3 times per week (daily if you wear eye make up), using our Lash and Lid Foaming Cleanser – as follows:

  • Wash & rinse your hands
  • Pump a small amount of foaming cleanser onto the back of your hand
  • Using your finger or lash cleansing brush, gently work the product through the lashes from root to tip
  • Gently rinse your lashes with clean water
  • Pat dry with a towel or tissue and gently brush with a mascara wand to remove any residue or water.
  • Then allow lashes to dry naturally, this will allow the fans to open up again

 

LashUS aftercare

After your LashUS treatment:

  • For the first 24 hours after your treatment it’s important not to allow water to come in to contact with your lashes
  • For 2 days afterwards do not steam your face, use a steam bath, swim or wash your face with hot water
  • Do not use waterproof mascara
  • Use oil free make-up remover if mascara is worn (only use a water-based mascara)
  • Don’t rub your eyes when washing your face – always pat the lashes dry after cleansing
  • Ensure lashes are not manipulated into different positions (e.g. when sleeping, cleansing the face, applying moisturiser or cosmetics)
  • If you’re in any doubt, please ask us for expert advice on how best to look after your LASHUS lashes

Pre & aftercare Dermaplaning treatment

Pre-Treatment Instructions:

No shaving, peels, waxing or aggressive exfoliations one week prior to Dermaplaning treatments. You should wait 7 days after receiving Botox or Dermal Fillers to receive Dermaplaning treatments. Avoid sun tanning or spray tans for at least a week before treatment.

Post Treatment Instructions:

  • Use a gentle cleanser and apply moisturizer at least twice daily for a minimum of 7 days post treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure as much as possible for a minimum of 3 days post treatment. Be careful of sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily for 2 weeks. Apply SPF 30 or greater - reapply often.
  • Avoid excessive heat 3 days’ post treatment, i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms or saunas, etc.
  • Avoid chlorine for 24 hours.
  • Avoid facial waxing for 7 days.
  • Avoid Dermal Fillers or Botox for 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Do not pick, scratch, or aggressively rub the treated area.
  • No scrubs, polishers, or aggressive brushes should be used for 7 to 14 days.
  • Do apply serums as absorption levels will be elevated.
  • You may experience slight peeling for the first few days. Slight windburn sensation and/or blotchiness are normal for the first few days.
  • Skin care products may tingle or slightly burn for the first 2 days.

 

For best results, Dermaplaning treatments are recommended every 3-5 weeks. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding your treatment or suggested home regimen, you should consult your esthetician immediately.

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