Pre Treatment Advice

Please be aware of the following:

There are a number of full or part contra indications to treatment, please see the information below to check your suitability. A full questionnaire will be carried out on the day of your appointment.


Contraindication Charts

New patients:
 You MUST complete a New Patient Assessment form and attend a skin consultation with a SKN REHAB Specialist prior to your first treatment.


The SKN REHAB treatments

It is important that all of our clients have a good understanding of SKN REHAB treatments, what they involve and what the potential risks are; so please take a few minutes to read through this information.

About Diamond Microdermabrasion 

Exfoliation and deep polish.

Diamond Microdermabrasion offers an array of benefits to the skin. It can be used to treat skin dullness, dehydration, acne, pores and improves the surface of the skin and the skin’s texture. As with most skin therapies, Diamond Microdermabrasion compliments a professional home skincare regime and best results are seen after a course of treatments.

Microdermabrasion exfoliates dull, dry skin revealing healthy new skin underneath as well as deep cleansing and extracting pores. Overall this treatment makes the skin look brighter, smoother and plumper.


About ION Detox –

Removal of toxins and impurities.

ION Detox – uses a negative galvanic current to repel and extract impurities from the skin. The negative electrical charge works with your bodies own electrical frequency to remove toxins from the skin and open the pores in preparation for the absorption of vitamins, nutrients, and actives.

The negative galvanic current works with your bodies natural electrical charge to effectively ‘pull’ out any impurities from the skin – ION Detox-  detoxifies from the cellular level and is used alongside an AHA-rich gel.


About ION Infusion +

Infusion of actives, vitamins and antioxidants.

ION Infusion+ uses a mild positive micro-electrical charge based on the basic laws of electricity, to effectively ‘push’ actives, antioxidants and vitamins into the cellular level of the skin to brighten and hydrate whilst treating a multitude of concerns. Once the active ingredients are delivered into the deepest part of the skin, the ionic molecules are activated and in turn this pushes them even further into the dermal layer to feed the cells resulting in flawless, beautiful and healthy skin – By using the current product reaches the dermis 400% more than if you were using product alone. Its an excellent way to treat the skin at cellular level to promote healthy cell renewal.


About LED Light Therapy

Balance of pH levels.

First developed by NASA, LED Light therapy rejuvenates and repairs, brightens a dull complexion, calms irritable skin, balances pH levels, helps improve fine lines and wrinkles, stimulates collagen production, helps speed skin’s natural healing process.

LED Light Therapy uses colour light (UV-free) in a spectrum of wavelengths via tiny LED bulbs to treat and cure an array of skin concerns. The red rays are scientifically-proven to stimulate collagen and elastin production by increasing local blood circulation, the blue rays are proven to kill up to 80% of blemish-producing bacteria, and the green rays calm, balance, and brighten the skin.


About Oxygen Therapy (zeolite)

Skin oxygenation.

The largest ‘organ’ on your body is your skin. And like every other cell, your skin cells need oxygen to stay healthy. And the more oxygen your skin cells get, the healthier they become. This part of the treatment is our finishing touch –  95% pure oxygen is pressed into every pore to plump, illuminate and hydrate the complexion. The oxygen further acts as a catalyst that opens up the skin’s pores to allow increased absorption of the active ingredients and antioxidants.


Skin preparation for all treatments

The best results from a facial are usually achieved when the skin is well prepared for the treatment. It is important to ensure that the skin has not been excessively damaged or inflamed in the time leading up to the treatment. Failure to prepare for treatment may contra indicate some parts of the SKN REHAB treatment. We ask you to ensure that you have:

  • Not used retinol or tretinoin in the last 14 days
  • Not used Topical Antibiotics in the last 14 days
  • Not tanned (holiday or sun bed) in the last 14 days
  • Not used oral vitamin A e.g. Roaccutane in the last 6 months
  • You are not pregnant, breastfeeding or currently trying for a pregnancy
  • Not using light sensitising products in the last 28 days
  • Not using acid peel products for the last 14 days
  • Not using Topical Corticosteroids


Possible side-effects of the SKN REHAB facials

It is possible to experience some redness, stinging, and slight swelling of the skin (particularly after Diamond Microdermabrasion) – if this occurs any irritation should resolve within 7 days.  Although extremely rare, other possible side effects include:



  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Allergy
  • Infection
  • Triggering cold sores, shingles or other pre-existing skin problems
  • Pigmentation problems e.g. post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)


Please make certain that you understand: 

  • It is possible that side effects not described may occur and that a complication not previously reported may occur for the first time.
  • You will need to follow after-care instructions to reduce the risk of complications and to optimise the effectiveness of my treatment. Aftercare includes:
    • Avoiding direct sun exposure for 2 weeks
    • Using broad spectrum physical sunblock of factor 30+ daily and reapplying

If you feel any of these instructions may be a problem for you, please inform the therapist before the treatment.


Do you have any questions? 

We are here to make your treatment easy, comfortable and safe. If there’s anything we can do to make sure you have an exceptional experience with us, please do let us know.