What is Proud Flesh?
Proud flesh in its simplest is a meaty looking growth from the inside of a wound.
Almost like the wound is turning itself inside out. The outer layer of skin is stretched back and the overgrowth bulges out looking gooey. See image for reference:
Are corrective procedures age restricted?
We do require all clients under 18 years old to have consent from a parent or legal guardian. Identification is required as with all procedures for those under and over 18.
Do I need a consultation?
Yes. A consultation allows us to discuss your suitability, your medical history and health along with discussing the procedure, your aftercare and allowing you to ask any questions you may have. This can be on the same day as the procedure, should an application be prefilled in and images be sent via email. Unfortunately, consultations cannot be discussed via email and all questions will need to be asked in store. The prefilled form will simply allow us to approve you for the procedure on the same day as the consultation. An appointment must be pre booked via phone.
What is the healing like?
Proud flesh requires no sutures and is to be treated just as if the piercing is new once more.
It is uncommon to have any pain or discomfort after the procedure, if anything the location feels noticeably better. Some light bleeding may happen on day 1-3. There may be some tenderness to the area lasting around 14 days. More so when touched or if jewellery is bumped. Cleaning is simple and just the same as our piercing aftercare.
What alternative treatments are available for proud flesh associated with body piercing?
Removal of excess tissue is the fastest method with the least risk of extra tissue damage, scarring and infection. Removal is also the lest painful way to treat the overgrowth associated with piercings. Most people find within 7 - 10 days their piercing is as if they always had it and never had a healing complication at all. Unfortunately for the safety of readers, we cannot recommend alternative home treatments, assessment would be necessary first.
How many treatments will I need?
One treatment per growth is all that is needed.
The science behind the procedure, in its simplest:
When a wound doesn’t heal as fast as it should, it can get stuck in a regenerative stage. In body piercings this can be due to multiple things like bumping the piercing, not cleaning appropriately, touching or playing with the piercing, low quality jewellery, poorly fitted jewellery and so on. When this happens this amount of extra tissue is too much for the skin to hold thus the skin gets stretched back. When we remove the overgrowth it triggers the body to start healing and repair the area once more, the skin can then tighten back over the wound and seal its self-off properly.
Consultation fee with Piercing Specialist: $0.00 (no procedure)
Procedure cost: $50.00
Consultation fee with Cherry: $50.00 (includes removal of growth in the same appointment. Separate appointments will have separate fees)
*Please note this fee is for your appointment and is required at time of booking to secure the appointment. No deposit, no booking. There is no further payment required at the time of consultation.
Atrophic Scar CorrectionWhat is an Atrophic Scar?
An Atrophic scar is a scar that has an inverted appearance.
Is this procedure age restricted?
We do require all clients under 18 years old to have consent from a parent or legal guardian. Identification is required as with all procedures for those under and over 18.
Do I need a consultation?
Yes. A consultation allows us to discuss your suitability, your medical history and health along with discussing the procedure, your aftercare and allowing you to ask any questions that you may have. An appointment must be pre booked and can be either in store or over the phone. We do offer the procedure on the same day as the consultation provide an email is sent with clear images prior and our inquiry form is filled properly. Please email for form.
The science behind the procedure in its simplest:
When a new piercing is placed in the skin, the underlying tissue heals and creates new tissue, this is the scar. The scar does not come from the upper most layer of the skin known as the epidermis, and the edges do not remain a 90 degree angle. The edges of the wound round down, effectively inverting the scar at the entrance and or exit. The centre of the piercing track being furthest from the edges tends to close the fastest in all standard piercing gauges, as it has less air to it and is moist in comparison to the outer edges. It's almost like the inside never truly heals. This is also why when a piercing placement has been worn for a long time, the passage may seem open from one end in oral piercings or both but not in the centre. In order for any wound to heal, it requires blood connection and supply. This means when we are reversing acne damage or a piercing scar, we must have two open wound edges to properly close the inverted scar tissue location. The scar cannot close on their own as it is the result of a healed wound. It can only shrink in diameter or depth at best. To close any atrophic scar tissue, all scar tissue must be removed as well as a small amount of healthy tissue for the two healthy edges to re seal.
It is important to remember when considering this treatment that we are substituting one scar for a much better, less visible scar. Once the skin is damaged, it will always be damaged and there is no way to reverse this entirely. We can only minimise the appearance of the damage. (see image for results)
What alternative treatments are available for correction?
Acid and laser treatments are commonly used for scar treatment, however it is not suitable for near all piercing scars as a piercing scar is a true break in the skin. Acid and laser treatments are designed for more superficial scar tissue like minor acne and blemishes. In most cases these two treatment options require multiple costly treatments over a much longer time frame and may only soften the appearance rather than correct it.
How many treatments will I need?
The longer a piercing has been worn or a scar left untreated, the more tissue damage in surrounding skin will have been created from the scar. This creates both a case of muscle memory and weakness in the skin, resulting in both fine lines and wrinkles. The health of the skin and individuals age will also play a role in the final results. Depending on the scar tissue and each individual's desired results, a combination of treatments may be required. For example, if a client would like a truly flawless finish to improve surrounding skin tone and lines that may have resulted from the scar, then a combination of scar removal with a laser treatment like Fraxel may be the best approach. If the desired results are simply to remove the crater-like appearance, then laser would not be necessary. For acne and other non piercing related atrophic scars, only one treatment is commonly needed. For smaller piercing gauges (20ga - 16ga), only one treatment is needed. For larger piercing gauges (14ga - 10ga) it will depend on the location of the scar and the amount of scar tissue and stretch to the skin associated with the piercing. 1 treatment is normally all that is needed but will be assessed prior. For piercing sizes larger than 8ga, alternative information is required as this is classified as reconstruction.
What is the healing like?
From the day of the procedure, there will be sutures left in the location for 7 - 10 days, depending on the correction. *Please note we do not offer dissolvable skin sutures as an option for cosmetic procedures, as they increase scar tissue development risks and increase risks of infection. Sutures are required to be removed after the 7 - 10 days' time frame. Sutures are very discreet and a hair like thickness. Once feeling returns, a dull aching sensation is normal for 12 - 24 hours at maximum. After this it will go away and feel normal. Some light bleeding may happen on day one, not commonly after though. Bruising is always possible but most find it will be gone by day 2 and at very latest 14 days. There may be some tenderness to the area lasting around 14 days. More so when touched too much. The location should always be supported while sutures are in and for the following 1 - 2 weeks after removal. This can be done simply with a skin tone steri-strip.
When will I see results?
As soon as sutures are removed there is a noticeable change, however the area will still be fresh. A more true to accurate results will be seen once the scar settles around 12 weeks. Before this, the location is still repairing rapidly. It will not be noticeable to others, but you may notice slight differences here and there. After 12 months, there will be very minimal change in the appearance, making your treatment to the location during the first year important for best long term results.
Consultation fee: $50.00 *Please note this fee is for your appointment and is required at time of booking to secure the appointment. No deposit, no booking, there is no payment required at the time of consultation.
Treatment Price starts at $360.00, plus $120.00 per extra scar in the one procedure. After a consultation Cherry will be able to give a set price for the procedure.
Keloid & Hypertrophic Scar Tissue
A scar is a fibroblastic replacement of normal healthy skin tissue. The tissue forms by force of resolution rather than natural ageing and regeneration.
The type of scarring and degree of the scar is determined by many factors including the size of the initial wound and the amount of time between the trauma and complete healing of the site.
Other common factors include location and tension on the wound and infection. Commonly with piercing scars we see prolonged healing due to many factors and quite often the circumstance surrounding the piercing were never going to allow for healing. Commonly we see piercings with low quality, externally threaded jewellery with high nickel exposure creating sensitivity and skin conditions like dermatitis, incorrect jewellery shape and sizing for location and or anatomy, incorrect placement of piercing for anatomy or angle going against tissue and incorrect aftercare treatment being advised.
Piercings are true brakes in the skin and are required to be treated as such. They also consist of a foreign item being permanently placed in the skin making biocompatibility highly important along with surface finish.
It is most common to see scar formation in cartilage areas of the body due to the layering of the tissue in these areas creating a longer healing time frame than that of a soft tissue area or an area of better blood supply.
Having an enlarged scar form in a cartilage piercing does not make you prone to keloids and in a lot of cases these scars classified as keloids actually started as hypertrophic scars that have been left untreated or not treated correctly and have not had correction made regarding jewellery quality and suitability. Full thickness wounds always scar. Some people find their scars are less visible than others, but either way, a piercing is a true break in the skin and will result in a scar. The size is dictated by other events.
This combination leads to a continued state of aggravation and stimulation in the overactive cells, essentially it is like creating a chronic wound because it is never allowed to heal properly.
Sometime people get to the point they are ready to give up and remove the piercing however once the growth has hit a certain size and has been left for an extended amount of time it will no longer decrease on its own as it would have in earlier stages.
We also have the impact of toxicity from cheaper metals leave trace elements to the tissue the after removal continue an irritation to the skin and the added complication of infections that may have happened during the piercings time in the body and after.
It is highly important for us to assess your scar and see what type of tissue you have in order to know how and if we can treat the scar or provided further information on alternative treatments options.
For most people with cartilage scars the issue is cosmetic and they have never had scar tissue complication previously. This makes for a good candidate. If a person has experienced enlarged scars or true keloids on soft tissue locations, then there is a chance we may not be able to assist solely or if at all. If the keloid required intervention and we feel there is a risk, we will always advise of this as we will need to team up with your regular physician for further monitoring and prevention of re-development. It is always easier to prevent than treat however if the risks of treatment outweigh the benefit of intervention than we cannot offer the service. don’t let that get you down though, everyone thinks they have the worst scars that are impossible to treat and in all my years I have only ever had to say no to possibly one person.
Normal skin tissue has a matrix of collagen sheets, compared to scars which have organized unidirectional collagen bundles. This leads to prominent or raised tissue unlike normal undamaged skin tissue. In some cases, scars require treatment in an attempt to control the stages and growth it is forming.
Typically, significant scar formation is separated into two categories: Hypertrophic and keloid.
After your treatment we monitor your scar formation and apply a precautionary stage one treatment option to the scar. Being that these scars are more so the result of a negative piercing the chances of recurrence are lower than a standard soft wound that formed the same scar.
Hypertrophic scars are defined as a scar that form an excessive amount of tissue production at the site of the injury, which remain within the boundaries of the initial wound. These can also be subdivided into linear or widespread hypertrophic scars. In most people these scars soften over time without the need for treatment to control the scar. If control is required products like medical silicone dressings are a first stage intervention for these scars. Scars once healed and during healing can undergo further treatments to decrease scar size. We have multiple treatments we offer in the Studio for scar revision. The over stimulation of a hypertrophic scar can give the impression of a keloid scar and form a similar style mass however in most cases this over stimulation is never actually the formation of a true keloid. The two types of scars while very similar to each other in many ways have a few differences in how they look and it’s these difference that allow us to predict the likelihood of a scar reforming and the expected results we can achieve.
Keloids have a tendency of not softening much at all and not reducing much in size which can make people feel very sensitive regarding the growth size and be insecure about its noticeability.
Keloid scars involve excessive scarring that extends beyond the boundaries of the initial wound and the impregnation of surrounding healthy tissue. This is one of the most important points we assess during your consultation, it is inevitably the impregnation of healthy tissue that will determine how easily the removal process will go. There are some differences to the formation of the scar and the time line in which they form, including the types of collagen fibres that form in the scar itself.
Scars can be graded and categorized by their appearance and by individual factors including the size, the scars height or depression, thickness, pigment, vascularity, flexibility, individuals pain, itching and discomfort. It is these characteristics that can turn a once classified hypertrophic scar into a keloid scar. There are many different methods used for categorization too.
Please see images for indication on pre-consultation self-assessment and to further understand why we classify some types of keloids as not true keloids even though they now present the required traits of a true keloid scar and how this point is what makes it more effectively treated than a true keloid.
Pre Procedure Information
Q: Will I be in pain?
A: It is common to experience some very mild discomfort for the first day of healing. After the first day, the ear will feel relatively normal and pain free. It is expected to have a warmth and throbbing ache to the location appear around 3 hours post treatment. This will be the peak in discomfort and will subside fairly quickly.
Q: Can I take pain killers?
A: If you feel that you really need to, then yes; but all NSAIDs medications, must be avoided. Most clients do not need pain relief, however Panadol and Panadeine is safe to take if necessary.
Q: Can I bring a child / guest?
A: Unfortunately, all 3 required appointments are not suitable for children or guests. Bringing a child that requires supervision in our waiting area will result in a cancelled appointment.
Q: Can I choose how I want the scars and shape to look?
A: To an extent. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of freedom in reconstruction as only one way may be the best way. We will hear your concerns and take them into consideration.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: Depending on the scar/s requirements, it can take from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
Q: How long are the sutures in for?
A: Sutures remain in place for 7 days. They are then removed in the Studio. Unfortunately, we do not offer the procedure with dissolvable sutures, as these are more susceptible to infection and scar tissue complications, effecting the final cosmetic results.
Q: Can I wash my hair?
A: Yes, wait a minimum period of 24 hours after the procedure before doing so.
Q: Can I colour my hair?
A: Ideally not for at least 4 weeks after the procedure to prevent any chemical sensitivity to the newly healed scar tissue.
Q: Can I drive after the procedure?
A: Yes, you will be fine to drive.
Q: What do I do if I’m unsure if something is normal after my procedure?
A: Simply contact the Studio via phone during Studio hours or email us outside of Studio hours. If you are concerned regarding infection or a situation that is harmful to your health, you must seek medical assistance without delay. An infection is not something we see, and we will provide education on how to monitor your wound and provide you with outside of Studio hours care should it be needed.
Q: How long will the swelling last?
A: There are 2 stages to swelling, one being the initial swelling that will start to appear within 3 hours of the procedure and reduce drastically within 7-10 days after the procedure, and stage 2 being the lingering inflammation that will last for up to 12 weeks. Some hardness to the scar connection may be felt for 6-12 months, generally no longer.
Getting to Cherrycore
39 Main Street, Upwey, Victoria 3158.
The nearest train station is Upwey Station. It is within a 2-minute walking distance should a public transport option be required.
Should you wish to drive, you will be perfectly fine and able to drive yourself to and from the Studio. There is ample parking nearby, with 4-hour parking found 5 shops up the street from the Studio.
The Day of the Procedure
Please be showered and as clean as possible. No strong scented deodorants or perfumes are to be worn.
No smoking, no caffeine, no medications unless notified of prior and approved. Eat a hearty meal within 2 hours of your appointment.
Drink water and please feel free to bring snacks and liquid.
Should you wish to bring snacks that require refrigeration, this is not an issue. Simply notify staff on arrival.
Please make sure to leave your day as stress free as possible both before and after the procedure with minimal activity.
Our clinical procedure room is fitted with an iPad, and we supply disposable headphones so you can simply relax watching Netflix while the procedure is being carried out.
Your Arrival Time
While our clinic will endeavour to minimise your waiting time, it is highly important to be punctual to all appointments.
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes earlier to your procedure time to prevent issues with traffic delays and to fill in client paperwork.
If you are worried that you may be late to any of your appointments, a phone call should be made out of courtesy and to confirm the appointment can still continue.
If re-booking your procedure is required due to being late, your deposit will be forfeited and a new booking fee of 50% of your total quote will be required before securing future dates.
Future rebooking options are not guaranteed, with Cherrycore reserving the right to refuse service without disclosure of reason.
Personal Information and Privacy
Cherrycore does not share your personal information with any third party persons or organisations.
Your information will be stored complying with Victorian Health Regulations and will be made available to you on request, including photos of your before-and-after images and documents of all sterile single use equipment used during your procedure.
If you are taking, or start taking any medications (including non-prescription, over the counter or herbal alternative medicines and vitamins) that are not documented in your consultation form, the Studio must be made aware of this prior to the procedure immediately.
This includes generic pain relief.
After the procedure, you will be able to take Panadol and Panadeine if needed for relief.
Preparing for your Procedure
You have the responsibility to:
- Find out about your treatment options.
- Answer questions about your health frankly and honestly.
- Follow your treatment and inform the Studio if you are not able to.
- Keep appointments or notify the Studio if unable to attend.
- Pay the fees quoted in full on the completion of the procedure.
- Maintain skin hydration and health while not wearing jewellery in the procedure site.
If you are aware of any conditions that may cause undue harm to others or staff, this should be disclosed prior to your procedure or at time of arrival.
In the lead up to your procedure date, we ask that you make sure that you are eating a healthy, balanced diet, giving you the all vitamins and minerals that you require for fast healing and to allow the best results possible.
It is important to increase your intake of foods that contain good amounts of vitamins A, B and C along with iron and protein. These all play a big part in healthy and fast healing. Orange vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potato are good sources for vitamin A. Strawberries and capsicum are two of the best forms of vitamin C, and also helps your body absorb iron, which helps with energy and blood consistency. Vitamin B is commonly found in asparagus, spinach, broccoli, beets and lentils to name a few; and lentils are a fantastic source of protein. All these things will help collagen production and energy needed for cell repair.
Drink plenty of water and avoid all caffeinated drinks, drugs and alcohol for 2 weeks prior and for at least 4 weeks after your procedure.
If you have not had a blood check with in the last 6 months, this is also something to consider having done prior. If you are having blood tests, make sure to check Iron, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12. You can also check immune function including thyroid function and clotting factors.
It is highly important to have well rested sleep in the days leading up to your procedure, and the following 2 - 8 weeks after your procedure to aid in scar repair and prevent prolonged healing. You will be required to use a travel pillow while sleeping for the first 8 weeks to prevent damaging the revision while healing should your scar be located on an ear. It is best to start this process a few days prior to get used to and comfortable with the pillow. If you do not have a travel pillow or would like to have a look at a few options, you will find both beaded and memory foam varieties at Spotlight and a variety of beaded at Kmart.
In the days leading up to your procedure, it is important to make sure that the skin is healthy with no dryness. A basic moisturiser will help to maintain tissue health and provide a great head start for cell repair.
After your procedure, when the skin is healed, make sure to apply sunscreen to the scar when outdoors for the first 12 months. It is very important to use UV protection as the scars will burn much more easily than surrounding tissue.
Scar Tissue and Results
While we will do our best to minimise visible scars, it is unavoidable to have some visible scars while healing. After healing, the scars will become less and less noticeable. By 12 months, most people find that they cannot see where the connections were made, however if you have an event closer to your procedure date and are concerned that the thin connecting lines may be noticeable, the use of Youngblood Mineral Make Up can be applied over the top (not all mineral make ups are made the same, we only recommend Youngblood over the scars within the first 3 months after the initial 2 weeks of healing).
We have multiple stages of scar repair; the first being the first 2 weeks after the procedure. This is when your skin will be at its most delicate. The second phase of scar repair takes a following 8-10 weeks, hitting a total of 12 weeks. At this point in time, the scar is bonded and more durable with less inflammation and is less active. There are no issues sleeping on the location at this point and returning to life as if nothing happened.
Scar tissue overgrowth is associated with the weeks leading up to this, however if you are prone to keloid development, it may start to show at this point and it is important to come in should there be a concern and follow your aftercare information.
Silicone dressings will be provided if needed, or should you wish to use them after 4 weeks to help support the healing process.
The “No Go” Naughty List
No caffeine 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after
No smoking 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after
No drugs or alcohol 2 weeks prior and 6 weeks after
No sleeping on the repair 8 weeks after
No pulling or rough contact for at least 8–12 weeks after
No exercise for 2 weeks after the procedure, with a slow increase of the following 6-8 weeks
If these are not followed, the end results will be compromised and extra scar tissue may develop as a result, requiring a second procedure to correct.
Any exceptions to these rules will depend on your individual health. If you are unsure on what these are relating to your health since discussing at your consultation, please email us.
The Cherrycore Studio is committed to promoting infection control awareness to both staff and clients. All clients and visitors are encouraged to use hand sanitiser located in the waiting area and with supervision in procedure rooms to assist with reducing infection risks.
We also ask that visitors with colds, gastroenteritis or other contagious diseases do not visit the Studio, in order to prevent the spread of these infections.
Should you fall sick prior to your procedure, you must notify the Studio as soon as possible to rebook. No client will be treated while sick.
The following list is not intended to frighten. All complications are avoidable or treatable and listed purely for legal reasons.
Infection is always possible with any skin trauma, making all risks associated with infection possible. Should you suspect an issue like an infection, the Studio must be notified promptly, and medical attention must be sought out immediately.
Common signs of infection are;
Bright fire redness to skin tone, Shiny/scaly skin appearance, an abnormal amount of swelling affecting the surrounding skin, radiant heat, an intolerable pain while not touching or when touching, feeling unwell (be it nausea or diarrhoea), fever or chills.
If not cleaned properly, the scabbing will prevent proper wound closure and impact the results. With more delicate tissue, the body can sometimes create fluid retention that may need draining and will make attending your follow up highly important. If left and this happens, essentially the wound edge can open but treatment prior will prevent that from happening.
Soft tissue closure scars can be torn open within the first 10-14 days, just the same as any skin closure from a surgical wound; making it incredibly important to be careful during the day not to tug or have any pulling to the area.
At night-time, it is possible to rupture the wound while sleeping should you sleep on them. If this happens, in some cases you may need to attend the ER if you feel best to do so. In some cases, you will be fine to bandage the area and get in contact with the Studio right away. This may compromise your results.
As listed and discussed, a travel pillow is required to prevent sleeping on the ear. Using the provided head dressing for ears for the first 8 weeks will increase healing speed, reduce scar tissue formation and is required to help prevent any night-time injuries.
It is the clients’ responsibility to make sure that all necessary steps are taken to heal the procedure and prevent injury.
While these are all low risk, they are still theoretical risks, and any incidents will not be at the expense of Cherrycore to repair. We understand that it would be devastating to have anything happen, but we cannot offer free repairs for those that have accidents or do not follow instructions properly. Just the same, we are not responsible or obligated to offer compensation for mistreatment resulting in the need of medications and medical bills.
It is the clients responsibility to prevent cross contamination within their home care.
Should there be any confusion on how to clean, this must be addressed prior to the procedure.
Aftercare will be covered again after the procedure for extra clarity and to make sure you are confident.
Scar tissue development will depend on each individual genetically, as well as how they are cared for. Following care instructions will minimise risks of over development in scar tissue.
Pricing is personalised per client conditions. Those with more complex reconstructions will both take longer and be priced at a higher amount. This information should not be shared or used for any other person as their requirements may be different.
When booking the procedure, you are agreeing that you have been given the opportunity to ask questions and have not only received all information that you require, but had a sit down consultation, or phone consultation prior to your booked in Studio consultation (if from outside of Victoria).
You are agreeing that this is your decision to have your appearance altered.
You understand all healing instructions must be followed and any negative outcome due to not following these is at the clients’ own responsibility to correct and seek help.
Cherrycore reserves the right to refuse service to those that do not comply with their protocol.
You understand that you will not be leaving with a piercing in the placement unless agreed to. Re-piercing cannot be done for at least 3 months in the scar area at very earliest, it is not ideal before 12 months and should be reassessed before having the piercing for safety. You are welcome to come in at any time for a check-up should you wish to book at No Cost.
Re-piercing should not be done with anything but a needle and should be performed in our Studio. If you choose to have the piercing done elsewhere, we cannot be held accountable for any damage created to the correction. If having a piercing elsewhere and infection happens, this can damage your reconstruction scars.
We are, to-date, the only best practice piercing studio in Victoria. This means that we are the only studio that uses sterile gloves for all piercings services, implant grade internally threaded titanium with all piercings, single use sterile items, following strict aseptic protocol and all piercers in our Studio are members of the APP (Association of Professional Piercers).
You are required to notify the studio should you come down with a cold or any sickness within 2 weeks prior to your procedure. This may affect your ability to have the procedure and will need discussing via phone.
If cancelation is needed due to sickness, we require a medical certificate to rebook in order to void the 50% rebooking fees. The rebooking process will be subjected to admin fees of $220.00. This payment will either be consumed from the deposit or a new payment.
If re-booking is required more than once, a further re-booking option may not be offered, and it is the Studios right to refuse service.
Last minute cancellations are those made under 3 weeks of your procedure date. Last minute cancellations prevent your appointment dates being filled, affecting the Studio and other clients.
Last minute cancellations void the deposit placed. Should a new date be requested, the quoted price is subjected to price increases for administration fees and procedure charges. We do not guarantee re-booking options for those that cancel their procedure short notice. Cherrycore reserves the right to refuse service for no disclosed reason and expect that this is respected and not argued. Argumentative emails will not be responded to.
If rebooking is granted, a new deposit of 50% of the new quote will be required and an admin fee of $220.00 must be paid before we can invest time into discussing new dates.
When booking, you are acknowledging that cancellations are not to be made lightly should you wish to be able to rebook, as our Studio takes time management very seriously.
We appreciate that situations can change, and will do our best to accommodate, however we cannot make exceptions that will hurt the Studio financially due to change of mind or situation.
All changes are best made as far in advance as possible to prevent complications, and are to be made via phone call, not email. Changing procedure dates after confirmation may be subjected to admin fees outside of the last-minute cancellation time. Please select dates responsibly.
Should there be any confusion regarding this policy, please call to book a time to speak to Cherry or Diana.
Individual aftercare to be determined after consultation.
After healing aftercare.
Newly healed scar tissue is sensitive to sun exposure, people should avoid unnecessary sun exposure as much as possible for the first 12 months as a minimum.
The use of a mild non-perfumed soap should be used once healed to wash skin. Having tepid showers during healing and for the first few weeks is advised as scar tissue can burn much more easily.
Application of oils:
Jojoba oil is supplied and advised during the first 12 weeks of healing to aid in relief of itching of the skin. It is very common to experience itching however it is highly important not to scratch the skin as this can lead damage and scar formation.
Blisters and cysts:
Newly formed skin may remain fragile for many months. It is prone to blistering and may require a protective dressing or garment. Occasionally small cysts may form in a healed area. These look similar to pimples but are not usually infected. Blisters and cysts normally resolve without the need for treatment however it is important not to squeeze them no matter how tempted you are. This can lead to infection and damage to your scar. Should you be concerned an appointment should be booked for assessment prior to self-treatment.
Consultations are conducted over the phone. We will contact you after submitting your Pre Consultation Enquiry Form (below) to organise a suitable time for your consultation.
The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns & expectations about the procedure along with allowing time for any relevant questions that you may have.
In your consultation, we will
- Go over your medical history to evaluate your suitability for our procedure.
- We will examine your scar tissue.
Discuss your options & take your preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment for you
- No children are to attend consultation appointments.
- No food or drinks are to be brought or consumed in the studio (water accepted)
- To book your consultation, please fill in the following form. Once this form is submitted, we will contact you via email to move forward with booking in your consultation. Please be advised; if we do not hear back from you within one week of submitting your form, your enquiry will be cancelled, and your account refunded.