NAILS

Our nail treatment services are available on Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays and we are open late nights until 7pm on Thursday and Friday evenings.

MANICURE
Express manicure
Full Luxury Spa Manicure
Quick file and paint


PEDICURE
Full luxury Pedicure


ACRYLIC NAIL EXTENSIONS

Temporary / Weekend Nail extensions
Full set acrylic nail extensions
Rebalances
Removal


SHELLAC

Shellac is a long lasting gel/varnish overlay for natural nails with a wide variety of colours available


WAXING

No appointment needed for our walk in service.

We offer a specialist eyebrow waxing service as well as the below:

  • HALF LEG
  • FULL LEG
  • UNDER ARM
  • BIKINI LINE
  • MENS BACK WAX


EYELASH EXTENSIONS

FLARE EYELASHES / CLUSTER


This is a temporary and cheaper alternative option to permanent eyelash extensions, lasting two to three days. Express timing – this procedure takes just 15 minutes

INDIVIDUAL LASH EXTENSIONS

A more permanent solution to acquire longer fuller and thicker, more natural looking eyelash extensions. Infills and required every two weeks to maintain the desired look. This procedure takes up to 1 hour.

FACIALS (Booked on appointment basis only)


MICRODERMABRASION FACIAL

This is an exfoliating facial treatment that is suitable for oily skin, acne prone skin, aging skin and deep cleansing.  – 30 minute treatment.


COLLAGEN FACIAL

This treatment is a non surgical facial, suitable for ageing skin types. This procedure tones and rejuvenates skin cells to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  – 30 minute treatment.

 

EXPRESS FACIAL

Quick cleanse, tone, face mask and moisturiser – 30 minute treatment.

 

FULL SPA FACIAL

Luxury treatment that includes cleanse, exfoliation, tone, face mask and collagen moisturiser. A 15 minute neck shoulder and facial massage is included in this treatment. – 1 hour treatment.

SPECIALIST TREATMENT CLINICS

Once a month we hold specialist treatment clinics where experts join us to provide the following services:

  • Botox / Fillers Clinic
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Teeth Whitening
  • IPL Permanent Hair Removal
Information leaflets can be provided. If you have any questions on the above treatments, visit our Contact Us page or call the salon on 01723 379062.
BODY PIERCING TREATMENT & AFTERCARE ADVICE

We have compiled the following to assist in the aftercare of any body piercing and also to help inform clients to help realise the importance of using a professional body piercer to perform their piercings.

At Chrysalis every care is taken to ensure that your piercing is carried out in the most hygienic way possible, using sterile instruments and jewellery as well as pre-sterilised pre-packed, single use needles. All of our jewellery used for piercing is solid titanium except for ear piercing in which case  surgical steel or hypo allergenic metals are used.

We use anesthetic numbing sprays for all our piercings.

Christine Wheeler is a fully qualified Body Piercer and has practiced professional body piercing for 15 years, after taking several courses, 2 being advanced courses. She also holds a fully qualified first aid certificate.

We are registered with Scarborough Borough Council for Body Piercing.

After Care for Body Piercing - Naval, Nipple, Lip and Eyebrow

It is important to follow the advice so that the risk of infection is greatly minimised. Remember the after care of your piercing is your responsibility.

  • Most piercings bleed at first but this should stop within a few minutes. This may occasionally re-occur in the first few days but should stop by applying pressure for a few moments. If excessive/continuous, seek medical advice.
  • Handle your new piercing as little as possible and avoid total submersion in water for the first few days, and swimming for at least one month, unless covered by a waterproof plaster. Do not pick or play with a new piercing. Always wash and dry hands before and after touching a new piercing.
  • After removal of dressing applied by the piercer, clean the piercing twice a day with the recommended solution and fresh, clean cotton buds, taking care to use separated buds for top and bottom of piercing.
  • Recommended Solution - Make up a saline solution of 1 cup of boiled water (cooled) and 1 teaspoon of salt. Make up a fresh solution for each and every cleaning session.
  • Always dry the cleaned piercing with dry fresh tissues.
  • Soak off any crust formation before attempting to turn or move it.
  • Try to let as much air exposure get to your new piercing as possible.
  • Most piercings swell to some extent and hence jewellery inserted be longer than the piercing holes at first.
  • A new piercing can be tender, itchy and slightly red and can remain so for a few weeks. A clear, odourless liquid may sometimes discharge from the piercing and the crust. This should not be confused with pus, which would indicate infection.

Common Complications

If aftercare advice is not followed correctly, infection can occur at the site.

Possible indication of an infection are:
Increased redness and / or swelling.
The piercing is painful to touch.
There is a painful throbbing sensation and a feeling of 'heat' at the site.
The discharge becomes yellow or green and smells offensive. If these symptoms occur you need to seek medical help. Try to avoid removing the jewellery before being medically assessed.

Jewellery Migration.

This is when the jewellery starts to move outwards through your skin. Eyebrow and navel are prone to this. This can lead to permanent scarring. Please see the piercer if this occurs, who will probably advise you to remove the piercing to avoid it being pulled or torn out of the skin.

Nose Piercing Aftercare

The Gun vs The Needle (also applies to ear cartilage piercings)

Before there were professional Body Piercers around, some people used to get their nose pierced using the Ear Piercing Gun. Now there is no excuse for this practice, all nose piercing should always be done using a needle, there are a host of reasons for this.

The Gun was designed to be sterile because of the no touch principle, no skin came in contact with the gun and therefore it was safe to be used repeatedly, because it is made of plastic it cannot be autoclaved and is therefore unsterile if the gun comes into contact with the inside of the nose. Potentially fatal micro-organisms (staphylococcus aureus) can therefore be transmitted between customers, and as approximately 30% of the population have resident colonies of staph. aurous in their noses, you have a 1 in 3 chance of developing a potentially fatal infection, because of the proximity of the nose to the brain.

The studs used in the gun were designed to pierce the flesh of the ear, the nose is quite thick cartilage, and is some instances the gun fails to pierce the nose on the first attempt. A needle produces a very quick, short, sharp pain, but because the studs in the gun are quite blunt they are forced through the would by brute force, this results in trauma to the wound and it can cause pain for several days afterwards.

The whole reason for getting your nose pierced is for aesthetics, it is very hard to sometimes get the proper placement using the gun, and you have a very large unsightly stud in your nose. The needle method gives minimal pain, exact placement, and you can have a tiny stud inserted immediately.

Source: Life Threatening Staphylococcal disease following ear piercing - Pediatrics Vol 46pp. 301-303 (July 1970)

Healing

Even provided that you have the piercing done properly with a needle, have proper jewellery and look after it properly you may still develop a problem with healing; this is because the nose is cartilage and it doesn't heal in the same way as flesh. The most common problem is small lumps which form around the piercing, these are called granulomas and usually occur because the piercing has been knocked or the jewellery has been taken out and re-inserted damaging the wound.

The best course of action to heal Granulomas is to apply hot compresses to the wound once or twice a day. Put a clean paper towel under hot tap water, make sure that it's not hot enough to burn the skin, but hot enough to penetrate the wound. Leave on till the heat dissipates, do this twice a day. If that doesn't work the best course of action is to remove the jewellery for a short period of time to allow the wound to heal. When the lump goes down (usually 4-5 days) the jewellery may be reinserted, however, if the lump starts to come back it's best to leave it heal and have it re-pierced at a later date.

If you develop any problems come and see me, I will help you free of charge. That is the service that you pay for when you get the piercing, please don't be embarrassed - this is my job.

Ear Lobe Aftercare

If the instruction on how to care for pierced ears are followed stringently then potential problems following a piercing will have been minimised. However, the importance of aftercare cannot be overemphasised.

To prevent infection:

  • Do no fiddle with the ears, avoid any unnecessary handling of the ears and studs.
  • Don not replace studs with other earrings during the initial 6 week period (12 weeks for cartilage).
  • Wash hands before touching the stud or ear and cleanse the pierced area twice a day without removing the earrings by lightly applying Ear Care Solution or Saline Solution to the front and back of the pierced area.
  • With clean hands, rotate the studs back and forth at least once a day.
  • Do not allow soap or shampoo to build up behind the stud or clasp. Rinse well with Ear Care Solution after bathing.
  • Between cleanings, keep the pierced area DRY.
  • Cover the ears when spraying perfume, antiperspirant and hairspray.
  • Do not push the butterfly clasp along the post toward the ear. The Butterfly clasp should always be positioned at the end of the post.
  • Minor pain / redness may occur immediately - this is normal. This should settle within 48 hours provided the client faithfully follows proper after care. If undue pain / swelling occurs advise the client to consult their physician immediately but ward them not to remove the studs until they have consulted their doctor.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EVERY ONE REACTS TO PIERCING IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

Sometimes, as rare as the cases may be, your body could just simply reject the piercing. Whether it be the metal or just the fact tat area of your body is unhappy with being imposed with a piercing. The area concerned would swell severely and then would be more prone to infection. If this scenario happens the best thing to do is come and see me and I will determine just what is happening for you. The only option left in these circumstances would be to remove the piercing for you and advise you to see your GP to treat this with precautionary antibiotics.

 

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