10th July 2020
We’re back! Reopening Weds 15 July!
Following the government announcements on 9 July, we’re delighted to announce that Unico Aesthetic will be re-opening on Wednesday 15 July from 9am.
We will contact all our clients with outstanding appointments from the lockdown in the first instance by phone or email. If you need to contact us in the meantime or to request a new appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note our phones are likely to be very busy for the first few days.
You’ll notice some changes in our new Covid-safe environment. We have developed a full risk assessment to maintain a safe clinical environment for you, our clients, and our staff. We will restrict the number of people in our reception at any one time, so please be patient if we ask you to wait in the mall for a minute or two. We have installed safety screens and greatly increased our use of PPE to keep us all safe, so please don’t be surprised to find your therapist greeting you from behind a fetching face visor! Physical distancing measures are of course in place and we’ll advise you on arrival of how these may affect your visit. Face coverings must be worn by everyone in the clinic, so please bring your own to your appointment.
We will send you a pre-appointment email and checklist asking you to respond with some further details – please note your response to this prior to your appointment will be essential. Please ensure you arrive on time, a few minutes before your appointed time, to allow us to keep everything on schedule.
Face treatments are not included in the permissions to resume at this time, so we regret we cannot book any facial treatments until further notice.
Our team are all delighted to be back working with our wonderful clients. We greatly look forward to welcoming you back to the clinic in the near future.
We hope you are all keeping well and safe. Government guidelines for when we can re-open are still unclear unfortunately. We look enviously at hairdressers opening on 4 July, and hope that we can follow suit soon after that. We will be in touch with you again as soon as we have some certainty on the date.
We thought in the meantime you might like a little advice on paused treatments: what this means for your results and at-home maintenance advice.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Firstly, the reduction you have seen from laser hair removal is already achieved. Once your treatment restarts you will see further results quickly, so you don’t need to be worried about progress due to the pause in treatments. The reason for a course of treatments is to catch the hairs in the anagen phase, which is the active growth phase. Anagen occurs at different stages depending also on whether the hair is on the face or body. So treatments are normally spread evenly for convenience, from four to eight weeks depending on your hair type. When your treatments are spaced outside this period because of the lockdown, laser hair removal will continue to give you the desired results. Everyone is different so depending on your hair and hormones, you may need additional sessions as usual.
You should still shave and exfoliate regularly so there is no need to worry nor think you need to let your hair fully grow out. For laser hair removal to work, the hair has to be present in the follicle. This is why you should shave to only remove surface hair, keeping the hair in the follicle.
Contrary to what some believe, shaving does not cause hair to grow stronger. Rather, it just leaves a sharp end on the cut hairs as they re-grow, causing the stubby sensation.
Aftercare is still really important so make sure you continue to use the products you have been advised to use. In particular, continue to apply SPF to any exposed areas that have been treated to avoid sun damage.
It is important to know that there are no at-home treatments that will match the results achieved through in-clinic injectables and fillers. Don’t be tempted to order products online that claim to offer clinical results as you could run the risk of causing serious harm and damage. These types of treatments should only ever be administered by a qualified practitioner within a clinical environment.
As fillers are non-permanent, over time the results will start to disappear. Typically, fillers last around 6 to 12 months. The good news is that you will be able to pick right back up from where you left off with your previous treatment, as the results are instant.
You can prolong the results of your recent fillers by:
Applying SPF, especially on the areas that you have had treatment. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Fine lines and wrinkles will appear when skin is dry, so keeping your skin nice and hydrated will help to prologue results. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. This will help to enhance the water-absorption effect of hyaluronic-based fillers which will help to keep the skin plump and wrinkle-free.
SKIN PEEL + MICRONEEDLING
Skin peels deeply exfoliate to brighten the skin’s surface. They help to stimulate new cell growth and collagen production, revealing fresher, clearer and brighter skin. Microneedling helps to gradually reduce the appearance of scars or pigmentation as the new layer of skin beneath is revealed.
Be sure to continue looking after your skin during the pause and follow any personalised advice given by your therapist. In particular remember to use an SPF 50+ to protect your skin from sun damage.
CLINIC SAFETY PREPARATIONS
We want our clinic to be somewhere you can relax and feel safe so things will be a bit different when you enter and we are taking extra measures now.
While we remain closed, we are busy preparing for our reopening with lots of new safety, hygiene and distancing measures. We are kindly asking clients not to make an appointment if:
|* You have experienced any cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days |
* You have been in contact with anyone with cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days
* You are experiencing a fever
* You have a loss of or change in your normal sense of taste or smell
* You have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or you have tested positive recently for Covid-19
We are hoping to reopen as soon as we can so please bear with us – we are all in this together. Once we are allowed to set a date to re-open, we will contact clients with an outstanding appointment in the diary to be re-booked and then we can start taking new bookings by email on email@example.com
We can’t wait to see you back in the clinic!
Client care is incredibly important to us and we apologise for any impact coronavirus (Covid-19) is having on our ability to care for you. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unusual time and we hope you stay safe and well.
Following the Government’s announcement on Covid-19 restrictions, we’re sorry to let you know that with immediate effect, we have closed the clinic for the next few weeks.
If you have an appointment with us in the next few weeks, we will be in touch with you to re-arrange to a later date. Appointments beyond that time can remain in place and we will review the developing situation as it unfolds.
If you need to get in touch, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for preference. We may not be able to take phone calls during the period of closure and will pick up voice messages occasionally.