Scarification - Before Your Procedure

 

Getting to Cherrycore
Address: 39 Main Street, Upwey, Victoria 3158.
Transport:
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 perfume 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 liquid or snacks that require refrigeration, this is not an issue, simply notify staff on arrival.

Your procedure is estimated to take between (to be determined) hours.

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, listen / watch Netflix while your procedure is being carried out.

Your Arrival Time
While our clinic will endeavour to minimize 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 that 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 re-booking 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 organizations.
Your information will be stored complying with Victorian Health Regulations, and 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.

Medications
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. You can not take any anti-inflammatory pain medications, or anticoagulants unless you are required to for general health, and this must be mentioned during your consultation. This includes but is not limited to:
Arnica
NSAIDs

Preparing for your Procedure

Patient’s responsibilities
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.

If you are aware of any particular conditions that may cause undue harm to others or staff, this should be disclosed prior to your procedure or at time of arrival.

Diet
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, C along with iron and protein. These all play a big part in healthy, 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. Lentils are also a fantastic source of protein, to name a few foods. All of these things will help collagen 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 to your procedure. 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.

Sleeping
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. Your sleeping position may need altering to prevent damage to your procedure.

Your design:
We do not offer multiple draw ups without payment for each design, as the drawing may take multiple hours to complete. The design will be drawn based off your consultation information, and should only require a small amount of changes should you like to make any when seeing the design ahead of time.