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Frequently Asked Questions

To help, here are some common questions we get asked about our Botox & Dermal Filler Treatments


What is it ?

Botox is a proven anti-wrinkle treatment. It is a naturally derived protein which helps to relax muscles and gives the skin a smoother more youthful finish.

Dermal Fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring gel-like fluid, found within our own skin. Hyaluronic acid gives our skin elasticity and hydration resulting in a natural looking youthful glow. They can also replace lost volume, smooth out wrinkles around the mouth area and create improved definition and shape. Lip fillers add volume to the lips in order to create a bigger, plumper appearance.

How is the procedure done?

For the Anti-Ageing Treatments, Dr Rebecca uses Azzalure which is a branded form of Botulinum. Azzalure is introduced using a very fine needle into the skin. The procedure can cause minor discomfort and very occasionally local bruising. We regularly treat the lines around the eyes - the crows feet or smile lines. Other areas can be the forehead lines and frown lines.

For the Dermal Fillers, Dr Rebecca uses Restylane which is introduced underneath the skin using a very fine needle. Restytlane contains a numbing agent which helps to reduce any discomfort. The procedure may cause mild local bruising. Common areas we treat are the nasolabial lines (mouth to nose lines) and the marionette lines (beside the corner of the mouth).

How safe is it?

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) has been tried and tested for many years in the cosmetic sector but has been around even longer in other medical areas and as such is considered to be a safe procedure. Very rarely people can have an allergic reaction and it has been reported that occasionally other muscles can be affected other than what was intended.

Dermal Fillers contain hyaluronic acid which is a natural product found within the skin and only very rarely cause an allergic reaction. Dermal Fillers MUST be given by a trained medical professional to avoid causing harm to local areas which is why you are in safe hands with Dr. Rebecca performing this specialised treatment.

Does it hurt?

The answer is, no! The needles used for Botox and dermal fillers are extremely tiny so you will feel no pain when injected at our clinic.

After the Botox injections you may feel slight stinging around the injection site but this is temporary. Bruising is always a possibility. If you bruise, this will be very minimal and should resolve after a couple of days. You may experience a headache (which is rare but temporary) after your Botox treatment. If this happens, you may take pain relievers as directed.

During your dermal filler injections, we use anaesthetic to make sure you don’t feel any discomfort at all. Without anaesthetic cream, it would be uncomfortable (but typically not painful) as is any injection. Afterwards, you may have a small amount of swelling and there is the possibility of some bruising. Bruising is caused by tiny blood vessels (capillaries) being incidentally broken during the injection.

How long does it last?

The effects of Botox can last up to 3-4months but then gradually the lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear. At this point we would recommend a repeat treatment. With continued treatment the appearance of wrinkles overall will be reduced.   

On average we find Dermal Fillers last around 12 months although we can top up sooner if need be.

Frequently Asked Questions


What can I expect when I visit Gilded Dreams?

When visiting us you can expect a warm welcome from our friendly staff into our bespoke environment which will hopefully make you feel ultra-relaxed whilst being pampered. Initially, you can expect to complete a client card so we can get to know you and we will then discuss together what type of treatment you would like to meet your goals. We will then offer you with a cold or hot beverage to enjoy whilst you receive your personally tailored treatment. What are you waiting for?

How to prepare for my manicure?

There are a couple of things to think about before you are ready to have your manicure. With every service not only do we want you to be happy with the end result; beautiful looking hands and nails but we want you to enjoy your experience and ensure that you have had a chance to relax and feel pampered. With our manicures you will enjoy a moisturising hand and lower arm massage. So please ensure that you are wearing a short sleeve top or are able to roll up your sleeves as you really don’t want to miss out. We also recommend that all clients who are going to be having a colour varnish or gel polish applied to please arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment time to make your selection as you may have trouble decided between our 200+ colours!

How to prepare for my pedicure?

Having a pedicure is certainly a treat that will leave your feet and toes feeling rejuvenated and looking great. As this is intended to be a relaxing treatment please remember to wear something comfortable as we want to ensure you enjoy your lower leg and foot massage thoroughly. If preferable, we do supply cosy robes to wear during your treatment. If having varnish on your toes then don’t forget to bring your flip flops so that you don’t smudge your freshly painted toes as it does take several hours to harden. If you opt for a gel polish then not to worry as this is completely smudge free.

How long will my gel polish last?

At Gilded Dreams, we have chosen to use high end, top quality products to ensure consistent gorgeous results that have the potential to last 2-3 weeks. However, wear time is highly dependent on the condition of the nail plates to begin with. Wear will always be longer on healthy nails. Damaged, brittle, peeling, ridged or uneven nail plates are prone to chipping and peeling and are not likely to last the 2-3 weeks. It is worth the time and effort to strengthen and treat the nail plates prior to having gel polish applied. When gel polishes are applied to healthy nails and the correct aftercare is maintained it should last at least 2 weeks and often even longer. We even have clients that get 4 weeks wear with no chips. At Gilded Dreams, we will advise you on the condition of your nails and if any specific treatment would be beneficial to improve the condition of your nails and cuticles. Please also see our aftercare advice as this is equally important to keep your nails and gel polish in beautiful condition.

How to keep my gel polish looking fabulous - Aftercare advice

To ensure your gel polish stays looking gorgeous and lasts there are a number of things that you need to consider. Firstly, always wear gloves when doing household cleaning, gardening or hobbies that are hard on your hands and especially when using harsh chemicals. It is equally important to apply cuticle oil daily (or even better twice a day) to keep your nails and skin hydrated and healthy which will increase the longevity of your gel polish. If you do this you will see a huge difference in the overall health and appearance of your cuticles and nails. Best to leave a bottle of cuticle oil on your bedside table to remember to apply it when you go to bed and wake up. It’s like magic in a bottle! Always wash your hands immediately after applying suntan lotion or insect repellent as many of these products contain chemicals that will damage your polish. To avoid colour fading always wipe your hands/nails immediately after coming out of a chlorinated pool particularly when followed by extended sun exposure as this may bleach or fade your colour.

Oh No! I chipped/lost a nail, what can I do?

Don’t panic we are here to help. We offer a nail repair service for a nominal fee to keep your nails looking fabulous. So, if you chip a nail or pop an extension off then gives a call and we will fit you in asap and repair you nail in a matter of minutes.

Will gel polish damage my nails?

No. By following the proper application and removal process there should be no damage rather it should protect your natural nails and leave them perfectly healthy. Always resist the temptation to pull or tear off the polish if it is chipping or tearing as this can lead to extensive damage to the nail bed. It is always best to let us take off your gel polish or at least let us show you the proper technique.

Do I need to take a break from wearing gel polish to let my nails breathe?

No. Nails do not breath in fact all the nutrients that nail needs comes from the nailbed underneath. Wearing Gel polish overtop the nail actually provides a layer of protecting keeping them nice and healthy.

Can you put nail varnish over gel polish?

Going out and your gel polish doesn’t match your outfit don’t worry as you can paint varnish over gel polish temporarily. Simply paint nail varnish over the gel polish. Then to remove and reveal your gel polish use an acetone-free remover to remove the nail polish. Voila!

How old do I have to be to have gel polish or nail extensions?

You must be at least 14 years old to have gel polish or nail extensions at Gilded Dreams. For those that are under 16 they must be accompanied by a parent. If younger than 14y.o. we do offer a Little Miss Sparkle manicure and pedicure using nail varnish.

What is a Callus Peel?

Our Callus Peel treatment will make your feet feel soft, rejuvenated and look beautiful!

A busy and active lifestyle can lead to a build up of hard skin and calluses on the foot. Our Callus Peel Treatment will remove this unsightly skin in 4 steps without the use of any blades or drills leaving your feet soft and smooth. This treatment is suitable for everyone including diabetics and pregnant women. Callus Peel can be a stand-alone treatment, or can be added to your pedicure!

What is Paraffin Wax Treatment and why have one?

Our PerfectSense Paraffin wax is melted through a self-heating process and whilst melting you will enjoy an invigorating aromatherapy that will rejuvenate your senses. Once melted your hands/feet will be placed into the paraffin filled mitts/booties coating your hand/foot in the soothing paraffin wax. Your hands/feet will then be placed in thermal mitts or booties to trap the heat for 10 mins. Afterwards, the wax is easily peeled off and the rest of the manicure/pedicure will proceed.

There are many benefits to having this luxury treatment. Having a paraffin wax treatment is not only very relaxing as it soothes aching joints and tired muscles, it will leave your hands or feet feeling rejuvenated, supple and looking younger. The heat of the wax will open your pores, which allows the lubricants in the paraffin wax as well as the moisturising oil from your massage to further penetrate to soften your skin and hydrate your nails. If you suffer from dry, cracked skin, cuticles or nails then a paraffin wax treatment is definitely for you. In addition, there are also many therapeutic aspects to this treatment such as improving your circulation in your hands or feet as well as providing soothing relief from arthritis, rheumatic, eczema or carpal tunnel pain. We often neglect our hands and feet which do so much for us. Why not give your hands and feet a treat they deserve!

What is a Hot Oil Treatment and why have one?

Every day wear on your hands can cause your skin to become dry and your nails to become brittle and break easily. It is an excellent treatment for those that have dry overgrown cuticles that have a tendency to crack as well as for those nail bitters! A hot oil treatment will improve the overall health of your nails, cuticles and skin. Oil will be gently heated and your fingertips will be submerged into the oils for 5-10 mins for a deep conditioning treatment as it will nourish the nail plate, softens the cuticles and surrounding skin.

What are the benefits of a hydrating mask?

For your feet, we use a hydrating mask that is specifically formulated to relieve dry, hard skin. It will lock in moisture and with leave your skin smoother, softer and moisturised. With its cooling sensation it will make your feet feel refreshed and energised. For your hands, we use a citrus illuminating mask that is formulated with firming peptides and citrus and grapeseed oils which will help reduce visible signs of ageing. With this lustrous hydrating mask your hands will have a silky smooth younger looking appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions


What’s it all about?

Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal, which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for 2-6weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed. If waxing is done regularly for several years, permanent hair reduction may be achieved.


Can I be waxed?

There are only a few reasons why you should not be waxed:

  • If you are on Roaccutane or acne medication
  • If you are using anti-ageing or skin thinning products for facial waxing
  • If you are sunburnt or have been exposed to UV rays within the last 12 hours
  • If you have surface varicose veins
  • If you are diabetic*
  • If you are allergic to essential oils*
  • Had recent piercings, tattoos or scar tissue (within 6 months) in the area to be waxed

*means this needs to be discussed to evaluate if treatment is possible or not.

Does it hurt?

We want to make your experience to be as pain free and comfortable as possible which is why we have chosen the award winning Waxperts waxes which are specially formulated to be gentle on the skin and minimise discomfort. If it is the first wax or if you have been clipping, shaving or using depilatory creams, your hair will be stronger and thicker, so you may feel slight discomfort although this only lasts for a few seconds. Once you have been waxed the hair weakens and is finer so each time it becomes more comfortable. For best results return every 4-5 weeks for your waxing.

I’m nervous!

It is normal to be apprehensive, after all it’s not every day you’re half-naked in front of a stranger is it?! As Waxperts, we have seen it all as this is our job so there is no reason to be shy or embarrassed. We want you to just relax, enjoy the experience and become a smoothie like us!

How old do I have to be?

You must be at least 12 years old to have waxing. If under 16yr you must be accompanied by a consenting parent. For intimate waxing you must be at least 16yr.

Do you offer male waxing?

Yes. At Gilded Dreams we offer all our services including waxing to both men and women.

How long does my hair have to be?

For hair to successfully be removed by waxing, the hair needs to be approximately 1cm in length. For those clients who normally shave or use hair removal creams, you will need to grow out your hair 3-4 weeks before waxing. For those clients who regularly wax, return every 4-5 weeks.

What do I do before my wax?

One or two days before your appointment exfoliate the area. This helps to get rid of dead skin cells and release trapped hairs from under the skin. On the day of your wax, do NOT moisturise, apply deodorant or have any hot showers or heat based treatments (i.e. sauna, steam, sun beds). If you have hypersensitive skin or have allergies, you should have a complimentary patch test 24-48 hours prior to your appointment. Avoid drinking caffeine on the day of your wax as it sensitises you. Weird I know!

I have my period – do I need to cancel?

No, you can still be waxed, just wear a tampon. Remember, we wear gloves and do not double dip, so you can be assured of hygiene. If you can, try to avoid being waxed in the run up to your period as you may be more sensitive although is still more than bearable.

What is Hot Wax?

It is a wax that does not require paper strips to remove it as it peels off. As the wax sets it shrink wraps around the hair and lifts it up from the follicle. When it is set then it simply peels off. Hot wax is used on the face, underarms, and bikini areas.

What is Strip Wax?

It is a wax that uses a muslin/paper strip to remove the wax and unwanted hair. Waxperts Strip Wax is specifically designed to glide off the skin during the removal, leaving no sticky residue post wax. Strip Wax is used on legs, chest, back and arms.

What are the different types of bikini waxes?

Basic                     This is a modest bikini wax, removes all hair outside the underwear line and inner thigh. Most suitable for “Bridget Jones” underwear!

Treatment time: 15mins

Extended            Removes bikini hair from the inner thigh and comes further under the underwear line as well as a small strip on the top of the bikini line to neaten it up. Suitable for high cut underwear or swimwear.

                              Treatment time: 30mins

In Betweeny

Not quite a Brazilian, leaves some hair on the lips. Hair is also removed from the bum. Suitable for G-string underwear.

Treatment time: 30-40mins

Brazilian              Removes all hair leaving a strip or small triangle of hair just above the pubis. All hair underneath on the lips/labia and bum is removed. Suitable for any underwear.

                              Treatment time: 45-60mins

Hollywood          Totally bare! All pubic hair is removed.

                              Treatment time: 45-60mins

Manzillian           Is the male version of the Brazilian where all hair is removed leaving a strip or triangle just above the shaft of the penis. All hair on the penis, scrotum and bum is removed.

                              Treatment time: 45-60mins

Do’s & Don’t’s after being waxed? Waxing Aftercare

The no-no’s:

No touching/scratching the waxed areas

No tight restrictive clothing for 24hrs

No hot showers or baths, saunas, steam rooms for 24 hours

No sun beds or sun exposure for 24 hours

No excessive perspiration for 24 hours eg. gym, swimming etc.

No fake tan, moisturisers, makeup or deodorants for 24 hours

Do not shave or epilate in between waxes

The yes-yes’s:

Exfoliate 2-3 times weekly

Moisturise daily

Book your next wax treatment in 4-5 weeks


Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a patch test before my lash or brow service?

A patch test is required for LVL, Tinting and Brow Lamination treatments at least 48 hrs prior to any initial treatment. This needs to be repeated if any new health conditions arise or if they have not had the treatment within the last 6 months. A patch test is not required for lash extensions as products are not applied to the skin. However, if someone is hypersensitive or has significant allergies a patch test can be done by applying 3 lashes to each eye at least 3 days prior to the full treatment.

How do I prepare for your lash treatment?

We kindly ask that you do not wear any makeup and especially mascara to your lash treatment. If you normally wear waterproof mascara, please refrain from using it at least a couple days before your lash treatment. If you wear contact lenses these will need to be removed during treatment so please bring your contact lens case with you.

What is LVL?

LVL Lash Lift is the revolutionary lash phenomenon that reveals your natural lashes in all their glory. By straightening your natural lashes at the root and then tinting them, the LVL Lash Lift gives you the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. No mascara. No messing. Just perfect lashes from the moment you wake up. Results last up to 6 weeks. Whilst you are enjoying this treatment on our heated bed we will also provide you with a relaxing lower arm and hand massage. Chill time!

What is Brow Lamination?

Our Beautiful Brow Lamination, waxing and tinting treatment can transform even the worst natural eyebrows into a perfect shape enhancing the facial features. This is the ultimate solution for eyebrows that do not have symmetry where the hairs follow a different pattern, with brow relaxing we can realign the brows in such a way to give them the desired shape you want. This treatment solves the messy, unruly, or curly brow issue, creating volume and fullness, whilst giving a sleek well-kept brow shape for up to 6 weeks.

How old do I have to be?

You must be at least 16 to have LVL, Brow Lamination or Lash Extensions. For lash or brow tinting you must be at least 14yr. For those 14&15 you must be accompanied by a consenting parent.

What is the Aftercare Advice for Brow & Lash Treatments?

Aftercare treatment is just as important as the treatment itself because if it is not followed you can undo the effects of the treatment completely.


  • IT IS VITAL NOT TO GET YOUR LASHES/BROWS WET for 48hrs for LVL & Lamination whilst the bonds in the hair set/heal. OR 24hr for Lash Extensions until the adhesive is completely set.
  • No bath, showers, saunas, steam rooms, hot tub, swimming or steam from cooking.
  • May even be worth avoiding intense exercising (perspiring) for the first 24hrs.
  • Avoid strong sunlight or UV light for 24hrs as this can affect the tint.
  • Do not touch or rub eye or brow area as this can transfer oil and bacteria and disrupt bond formation.
  • Avoid sleeping on your front or side as this can disturb the lashes/brows form and cause lash extension loss.
  • Use non-oil based makeup & removers. Stay away from waterproof mascaras.
  • After washing your face always pat your lashes/brows dry – never rub!
  • Brush lashes/brows morning and night to keep them neat and to avoid crossover.
  • Moisturise your lashes and brows daily.
  • Gently cleanse lash extensions 2-3 time per week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Massage & Facial

What should I do after I have a Massage? Aftercare Advice
  • It is common after a treatment to feel relaxed, tired or sleepy. Therefore, if you are driving it is important to take extra care or if possible have someone pick you up.
  • Listen to your body, if it is tired have a nap or rest if possible.
  • As the body relaxes it can lose heat quickly, make sure that you stay warm, this helps to keep the muscles relaxed.
  • Make sure that you drink water or herbal teas, as these help to rehydrate the body and allow the removal of waste products released from the muscles to be eliminated from the body.
  • Continued avoidance of alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine for 12-24 hours. This is so you gain the most benefit from the treatment.
  • If you feel dizzy or lightheaded a light meal or snack will help to keep you blood sugars steady but avoid a heavy meal straight after a treatment.
  • Sometimes it is possible that you may feel unwell or upset after the treatment. This can be due to the body or mind releasing the tension it has been holding onto. You may have a headache, blocked or runny nose or slight nausea. This reaction is termed a ‘healing reaction’, these symptoms should clear in the next 24-48 hours. If you have any concerns, please contact your therapist or if symptoms persist please contact your GP.
  • Specific advice may be given to you at the end of your treatment in regards to stretches or home treatments.
    What should I do after my facial? Aftercare Advice

    For the first 24hrs AVOID

    • wearing make-up (or at least 6 hours after a facial treatment)
    • direct sin light or heat such as sunbathing, sunbeds, saunas, hot baths, showers, steam rooms, hot tubs, hairdryer
    • perfume or perfumed products
    • smoking or alcohol
    • Do not undertake any other facial skincare treatments within 48 hours of having a facial.
    • Do not apply any other exfoliating skincare products for 48 hours after having a facial.
    • Always use an SPF sunscreen to block ultraviolet B rays.
    • Always cleanse, tone and moisturise your face. To prevent loss of moisture, protect the skin from make-up and to keep the skin soft and supple.
    • Always remove all traces of make-up at the end of the day.
    • Drink plenty of water (recommend 6-8 glasses per day).
    • Eat a healthy balanced diet.
    I am pregnant can I have a massage?

    There are many benefits to having a massage whilst pregnant. In order to have a pregnancy massage you however need to obtain consent from your GP or midwife and must be beyond 12 weeks pregnant.

    What is a Lava Shell Massage?

    A Lava Shell Massage is an indulgent and truly pampering massage which offers an idyllic treatment combining the warmth of the shells with deeply relaxing massage techniques, creating a sense of balance to the entire body. During the massage, the shells are worked over the palms, arms, feet and legs in slow deep moves to warm and de-stress. This is followed by a wonderfully tranquil massage on the back, neck and shoulder area to ease away all tension, knots and stress. An unforgettable and sublime spa experience.


    Our Lava Shell Massages are further enhanced by incorporating a Luna Eyes self-heating eye mask for ultimate immersion of the senses. The comforting heat, blackout properties and scents of this mask will help you fully relax your mind, taking your treatment to an even deeper state of tranquillity.

    What is a Reflexology Foot Massage?

    The most used, abused, and neglected part of the body is our feet. They are always in motion and over time can make us miserable with annoying pain and discomfort. Reflexology foot massages relieve stress and built up tension. Adding this to your personal health and wellness plan will advance your efforts to live a healthier and less stressed lifestyle.


    What are the benefits of Reflexology?

    This ancient form of massage is able to aid in several aspects of relaxation, improved wellness, and pain relief. Below are seven reflexology benefits and reasons to book your foot reflexology appointment.

    #1 – Encourages Relaxation – Reflexology can flood the neural pathways with relaxation, inducing a state of peace and tranquility within the body and mind. This physiological change results in the reduction of stress.Stress reduction through reflexology therapy is frequently associated with relieving sleep disorders. This is accomplished by helping your body return to a more relaxed and balanced state, simultaneously working to restore a healthy Circadian rhythm, which is needed for sufficient sleep.

    #2 – Promotes Nervous System Stimulation – Open neural pathways benefit our central nervous system in a variety of ways. The brain is able to handle inputs more effectively, essentially speeding up cognitive strengths; thus, increasing the speed of physical reactions, which boosts your memory. Overall, the entire brain is able to work faster and more efficiently.

    #3 – Relieves Migraines and Headaches – Reflexology is often sought after by people in pain, because reflexology can reduce the severity of migraines and headaches by increasing blood flow and relieving muscle tension. Since stress and psychological factors often manifest themselves as migraine symptoms, stress-induced headaches can also be eliminated.

    #4 – Revitalizes Nerve Function – Nerve endings lose sensitivity in parts of our body as we age (more so in the extremities). Reflexology has been associated with the stimulation of more than 7,000 different nerve endings during a 1-hour session, naturally increasing nerve functioning and reactivity. The opening and cleansing of neural pathways helps improve overall functionality and reduces toxicity within the body.

    #5 – Improves Circulation – Probably the most well known and verified results of reflexology is an improvement in circulation throughout the entire body, which means blood and oxygen are being cycled throughout the body more effectively. Due to this benefit, oxygen reaches vital organ systems, optimizing their function and increasing the metabolism.

    #6 – Increases Energy Levels – By aligning functions of organ and muscle systems, reflexology has the potential to increase the metabolism and energy creation. In other words, reflexology sessions can help to re-energize your body and mind.

    #7 – Relieves Plantar Fasciitis Pain – Reflexology can help ease the pain and discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis. Reflexology is beneficial as it uses pressure point techniques to release tension, relieving the heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

    What is Hopi Ear Candling?

    Hopi Ear Candling is in fact an age-old therapy – also known as thermo-auricular therapy. Not only is it relaxing and rejuvenating, it’s also helpful for a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions.

    Who Can Benefit from Hopi Ear Candling?

    A Hopi Ear Candle treatment can be enjoyed purely for relaxation purposes, but the process is believed to be helpful for many problems and conditions, including the following:

    • Sinusitis
    • Tinnitus
    • Hay fever
    • Catarrh
    • Headaches
    • Irritability and stress
    • May help to loosen excessive ear wax
    • Ear pressure due to flying
    • Vertigo



    How Does Hopi Ear Candling Work?

    The treatment involves placing an ear candle – a hollow tube made of unbleached cotton that is coated with natural ingredients such as beeswax, honey and herbs – into the ear canal. Treating each ear separately, as the candle gently burns down it is believed to act like a ‘chimney’ creating a light vacuum effect. The flicker of the flame also creates vibrations that massage the eardrum. The herbal vapours from the lit candle also swirl into the ear canal, helping to soothe and balance.


    What Does Hopi Ear Candling Feel Like?

    As the candle burns down, many say it sounds like a fire softly crackling away which adds to the overall relaxing experience. The usual burn time of each candle is between ten and fifteen minutes. A pleasant feeling of warmth from both the candle and the reassurance of the therapist’s touch also makes this a deeply relaxing treatment. The ear candling treatment can be followed by a massage of the outer ear, followed by a pressure point and lymphatic drainage massage of the face which complements the effects of the ear candling by helping to release blockages in the sinuses and ears



    What is Microdermabrasion?

    Clinically proven and celebrated skin resurfacing treatment that offers flawless results for problem skin, pigmentation, lines and wrinkles, scarring and body treatments. A jet stream of crystals are projected onto the skin which exfoliates the surface removing dull, dry skin. Suction aids in clearing pores and removing all debris. Conclusively proven too dramatically and visibly improve the texture and appearance of the skin, reducing and smoothing lines and wrinkles and producing more beautiful rejuvenated skin.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Spray Tanning

    What is a Moroccan Spray Tan?
    • Infused with Argan Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, the Original MoroccanTan helps to restore skins moisture whilst producing a deep bronze tan that leaves the skin soft and silky. The flawless, streak-free spray tan adapts to your skin tone to ensure a perfect natural long-lasting tan. Say goodbye to those orange tans! Non-sticky, non-oily formula absorbs deeply to help nourish the skin. You are also going to love the smell! So in just 15 minutes you will have a beautiful tan that will make you look and feel better.


      MoroccanTan contain all natural ingredients, eco certified DHA, organic Argan & Rose Hip oils suitable for all skin types.


      When you visit our salon we will discuss with you which MoroccanTan is best suited to your skin tone.

      Can I have a Spray Tan?

      Most people can have a spray tan however there are a few exceptions. For those individuals that suffer with any of the following would be advised to speak to their GP prior to obtain permission:

      •     Asthma
      •     Hypersensitive skin
      •     Cosmetic injection in the last 72hrs
      •     Open wounds or cuts on the skin
      •     Active exzema or psoriasis
      •     Severe acne
      •     Recent body piercing or tattoo
      •     Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
      •     Chemotherapy patients
      •     First term pregnancy
      •     Diabetic


      If you are a first time user of Morrocan Spray Tan products then we always recommend that you have a patch test 48hr prior to your appointment. Just pop into our salon and we can do this in just a few minutes.


      How do I prepare for my Spray Tan?

      For the best results,

      • Wax or shave 8-24hr before the spray tan
      • Shower & exfoliate prior to your appointment – avoid moisturising body washes/exfoliators
      • No moisturisers, body butters or oils
      • No deodorant, lotions or oils
      • Wear loose fitting dark clothing

       Arrive for your spray tan with bare skin, free of makeup, deodorant and any perfumes as they may interact with the solution and cause a discoloration.

      How long does it take to Spray Tan?

      It should take about a 15 minute appointment where the actual spray tan should only take about 10 minutes to apply.

      What do I wear during my Spray Tan?

      At Gilded Dreams we are all about making our clients comfortable. It can sometimes feel quite daunting getting undressed in front of a stranger but not to worry we have seen it all before as this is our job so there is no reason to feel shy. So, if you would like no tan lines then you are welcome to take it all off however if you would like a bit more coverage you can wear your knickers with or without your bra. If you do so please wear dark colours. We also provide disposable thongs. All clients are provided with a disposable hair net and sticky feet too.


      What should I do after my Spray Tan?

      We recommend that you wear loose fitting clothing after your spray tan. After 2 hrs you will need to have a shower to rinse off the guide colour. (Do not sleep in it as this will make your tan patchy!) Your shower should only be a rinse with luke warm water with no soap and do not wash your hair. Your spray tan will continue to develop over the course of 8-12hrs after you have rinsed off.


      Whilst your spray tan is developing you should avoid

      1. any water contact (showers, swimming pools, sweating, exercising, rain etc)
      2. do not apply any products (deodorant, sprays, lotions, makeup, etc)


      You should moisturise everyday to prolong your tan. After 5-7 days gently exfoliate. You can also prolong the life of your tan with Moroccan gradual tanning and extender spray or mousse.

      How long will my Spray Tan last?

      On average a tan should last between 5-7 days. For best results, you should moisturise every day to prolong the tan. You can also extend the life of your tan with the use of Moroccan Tan Extenders which are available for purchase.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Sunshower Tanning

      Can I use a sunbed?
      • Most people are able to use a sunbed but there are exceptions. If you answer YES to any of the questions below, you must NOT use a sunbed:

        • Are you aged under 18?
        • Do you always burn in natural sunlight?
        • Do you have a medical condition that becomes worse in sunlight?
        • Do you have an excessive amount of moles and/or freckles?
        • Do you have a history of sunburn, particularly from childhood?
        • Do you have skin cancer or does any member of your immediate family have/had skin cancer?

        Also, if you are on any medication or drugs, please check with your GP or pharmacist before using a sunbed as certain drugs make the skin more sensitive to UV light. If you are pregnant, consult your GP before use.

        At all times, whether in the sunshine or on a sunbed, it is important to ensure that over-exposure or burning is avoided.  It is over-exposure and burning that will increase a risk of skin cancer, not responsible UV exposure.

        Whether it’s an all-year-tan, a pre-holiday boost, Vitamin D boost or you simply want to look good for that special occasion, a tan has never been more accessible.

        What is 0.3 Tanning?

        The best way to tan!

        There is a regulation governing the maximum UV output of sunbeds.  This is generally referred to as 0.3 and is approved by the EU and complies with all British and European consumer safety regulations. At Gilded Dreams we take these safety guidelines seriously and have ensured that our SunQuest Eclipse bed complies with these safety regulations

        A 0.3 tanning session delivers the same tanning effect as the mid-day Mediterranean summer sun but without the risk of burning.

        What you can expect from a 0.3 tanning session:

        • Your tan will be deeper and longer-lasting
        • The tanning process is kinder to your skin
        • The risk of over-exposure or burning is effectively eliminated
        What is my skin type?

        There are six basic categories of skin type.

        Skin Type


        Skin Description


        Reaction to Tanning








        Very fair
        Usually lots of freckles, red or sandy hair; blue or grey eyes


        High burn risk; skin turns red and peels.
        Advised not to tan in sunlight
        Do NOT use a sunbed








        Possibly with freckles; blond to brown hair, green and grey eyes


        High burn risk. Great care should be taken in tanning.
        Tanning tends to be light








        Fair to light brown
        No freckles; dark blond or brown hair, grey or green eyes


        Medium risk of burning. Capable of building up a moderate tan








        Light brown
        Dark brown hair and eyes


        Burning is rare; tanning is rapid and deep
        See additional note below








        Deep brown skin
        Dark hair and eyes


        Burning is seldom; tanning is rapid and deep. This type of skin has its own natural protection.
        See additional note below








        Very dark skin
        Black hair and dark eyes


        Never burns in natural sunlight.
        See additional note below

        NB: Skin Types 4, 5 and 6: These skin types need to exercise precaution on initial exposure. Initial exposure should also be moderate. This particularly applies if living in the UK and Ireland as natural skin protection factor is depleted through lack of regular exposure to sunshine.

        How many times a week can I sensibly use a sunbed?

        People with skin type 1; children under 18 and people on certain medications that may cause photosensitivity; people with a history of skin cancer in their family should not use a sunbed at all. Moderate tanning of 2-3 sessions a week is OK for everyone else but ensure you rest the skin for a minimum of 24 hours between each session and at least 48 hours for skin type 2. The European Standard advises not to exceed 60 sessions per annum.


        What are the golden rules of tanning?
        1. Know your skin type – follow the recommended guidelines
        2. Never tan more than once a day.
        3. Keep your hydrated skin by moisturised daily before and after your sunbed session
        4. ALWAYS wear protective eye goggles when tanning!


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