Frequently Asked Questions
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
When you book an appointment at Natalie Hunter Aesthetics and her representatives, please note that you are accepting our terms and conditions.
All appointments require a 50% deposit, if this is not taken at the time of making your appointment you will get a call from Natalie 1-7 days prior to your appointment. Without a deposit your appointment is not confirmed, and that time may be given to another client. The deposit will be deducted from the total balance on the date of service or carried forward to future appointments if notice is given.
Please be 100% certain about an appointment with Natalie Hunter Aesthetics as deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
At Natalie Hunter Aesthetics we have a strict 24-hour cancellation policy in place, this allows us enough time to offer your appointment to another client. Should you need to cancel your appointment you can do this by either replying to the reminder sms provided or by phoning the clinic, if we do not answer you can leave a message. Please note if 24 hours’ notice is not given this will result in a late fee and or forfeiting your deposit.
Natalie Hunter Aesthetics have the right to refuse to perform any service/ treatments if they have health or safety concerns for the client or themselves.
All clients must let the clinic know of any medical conditions or any changes of their medical information that has been provided.
Children under the age of 16 must have parental consent before any services can be performed.
WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?A lash lift is a semi-permanent that curls your lashes upwards using a curling rod and perming solution. A lash regeneration serum is applied at the end of treatment to maintain the health of the lashes.It is a painless treatment that takes around an hour. Results last up to 8 – 10 weeks.
LASH LIFT AFTERCARE
- Be gentle with your lashes; no rubbing.
- Do not get your lashes wet for the first 24 hrs.
- No Saunas or Steam is possible for 24hrs
- No eye makeup for 24 hours.
WHAT IS DERMAPEN / MICRO-NEEDLING?
A medical device used for the purpose of breaking down old scar tissue and stimulate skin cells for proliferation. This multiplication results in the creation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibres, as well as improved blood supply.
How does it work?
The device glides gently along the skin, penetrating the layers of the skin closest to the surface, to a depth of up to 2mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The therapy encourages the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibres. As the skin responds, it plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles and fine lines.
What conditions does micro-needling treat?*
- Mild to moderate acne scarring
- Surgical scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Pore size and skin texture
- Keloid scarring
What can I expect from the procedure?
The skin is cleaned and numbing cream may be applied to lessen discomfort. For better results we use a collagen-stimulating product like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin-C serum or skin lightener for pigmentation during the procedure. A small handheld pen-like device with a sterile, disposable tip with 12 tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin. Our needling pen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depth allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of products. After the treatment, soothing Vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid are used to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.
How will I look after treatment?
Most people will experience mild redness and possibly some swelling. The same way you may feel with a mild sunburn. Effects may last for 24-48 hours and there may be pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Within several days to several weeks you will notice a smoother, brighter, and more radiant appearance, however, the full effects of the treatment do not appear until several months later.
What is the down time like?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sunblock. The use of mineral makeup may be used after procedure.
What effects does micro-needling have on the skin?*
Reduces pore size
Improves the quality and texture of the skin
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Improves the look of disfiguring scars from surgery, accidents or acne.
Will it be painful?
Numbing cream can be applied prior to the treatment which drastically minimizes or eliminates any pain altogether.
Are there any risks?
The tiny pricking channels close within one hour, and because the procedure is performed under clinical conditions, the likelihood of infection occurring is extremely low.
How many treatments do I need and how often?
Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the extent of the damage at the beginning Micro-needling can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc). Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment.
Can micro-needling be performed for all skin types and colors?
Absolutely. It’s safe and effective for all types and colors of skin. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
What are the side effects?
There are virtually no negative side effects from the procedure. None have been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.
How much does the treatment cost?
Most clinics perform a complimentary consultation to educate you about your options. Micro-needling is often performed in conjunction with other therapies, so as to give you the best results possible.
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki was founded by Usui Mikao of Japan. The system was originally taught direct from Usui to student and there were no specific records kept to indicate a date when the practice began. However from research conducted it is believed to have been well in existence by 1922. And at this time in Japan there were many “hands on healing” styles in all different secular and buddhist traditions.
Reiki is a gentle, effective energy healing method, which treats the whole individual. With Reiki the practitioner acts as a conduit for the healing energy of the universe to flow through his/her hands to the individual or animal, causing a shift toward health at the deepest levels. It restores balance and harmony to a person or animal’s entire being: physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual. Reiki can also be used to accelerate personal growth and healing and just as importantly can be a practice for maintaining wellness.
The beauty of Reiki as a healing system is that it is simple, non-invasive, and stress-free, yet highly effective.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
- balanced emotions
- reduced stress levels
- improvement in concentration and memory
- greater self awareness
- deepening of self acceptance
- reduction in anxiety, anger and tension
- improved relationships, compassion for self and others
- developing your intuition
- ability to maintain a sense of your centre and inner calm when life around you is the opposite
- overall greater wellbeing, balanced and inner happiness
WHAT IS A REIKI CRYSTAL FACIAL
BALANCE YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL WITH REIKI HEALING AND CRYSTAL FACIALS
Prepare to be amazed with this unique facial that will leave you glowing and smiling from the inside out. Crystal rollers are combined to remove congestion, tone skin and muscles of the face, improve microcirculation and stimulate energy healing. It is a facial that not only gives you beautiful visible results but helps to balance your body, mind and soul through harmonising the chakras “energy centres” with the selection of crystals used within the treatment. The chakra balance Reiki healing and facial will leave you feeling balanced, free and wanting more.