Preparing for your aesthetics treatment

This blog covers how to prepare for your aesthetics treatment. These are general guidelines, however if there are any additional steps you need to take specifically for the treatment you've booked, your clinician will make you aware before you come in.

Before you come in for your aesthetics treatment, it's important to take note of any vitamins, alternative medicines, homeopathic and herbal remedies you might be taking so you can let your practitioner know, in case there are any contraindications for the treatment you've chosen. If you're unsure about whether your treatment is right for you based on your medical history, please feel free to call in advance or speak to your GP.

Please note, it's especially important for your practitioner to know if you are taking any of the following:

  • Warfarin or Aspirin (or any other blood thinning medication)
  • Ibuprofen
  • High dose Vitamin E
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Ginger and garlic supplements

You should also avoiding drinking alcohol for 24 hours prior to your treatment, as it has blood-thinning properties that can make you more vulnerable to bruising and swelling after your treatment.

We also recommend you minimize the risk of any damage to your skin 48 hours before your aesthetic treatment, including UV exposure, sunbeds, fake tanning products and any skin peels. You should also stop any retinol or retinoid topical treatments for 72 hours prior to and aesthetics treatment.

If it's your first time having any sort of non-surgical aesthetics treatment, you might be feeling apprehensive or have more questions. Check out our blog for What to Expect at Your First Aesthetics Treatment for information and assurance - or feel free to send us an email with your questions.


Private Harley Street Clinic is a doctor-led non-surgical aesthetics clinic based in Marylebone, London, offering Dermal Filler, Profhilo, Anti-Aging, Tixel, Ultherapy, Microneedling, Tixel and Chemical Peels Treatments. Book a Dermal Filler, Profhilo, Anti-Aging, Tixel, Ultherapy, Microneedling, Tixel and Chemical Peels Treatments consultation appointment in Marylebone, London today, or contact our helpful staff if you have any questions for us. Our team are specialists in injectables - so if you're looking for 'Non-surgical Treatments Near Me' contact Private Harley Street Clinic. Our central London Clinic is 5 minutes walk from Edgeware Road and Marylebone Tube Stations. Anti-Aging Consultation walk in appointments in London may also be available.