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Microneedling Pre-Treatment Instructions:

  • If you have active acne in area of treatment you may need to re-schedule.

  • If you have a history of cold sores you will be placed on a medication to prevent them. Please follow the instructions on your prescription. Please let us know if you get cold sores before your treatment.

  • Please arrive with fully cleansed skin.

  • Avoid Retin-A; retinoid, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone and benzyl peroxide 3 days prior to treatment.

  • Topical numbing cream will be applied pre-treatment. Notify us of any medication allergies.

  • Microneedling cannot be done while PREGNANT OR NURSING.

  • No sun exposure, tanning beds, self-tanning products for 7-14 days before the procedure. Procedure will be canceled if you are sunburned.

  • None of the following can be used or performed two weeks prior to treatment: chemical peels, waxing and chemical depilatories.

  • Do not shave the treated area the day of procedure.

  • We recommend to bring a hat day of procedure to wear after the treatment.

  • Avoidance of Accutane for the past 6 months.

  • If you are acutely ill at the time of your appointment you will need to reschedule.


Microneedling Post-Treatment Instructions and Expectations:

  • Use Gentle Cleanser, the moisturizer given and SPF of 30 or higher for the first 4-5 days.

  • Do not use any of your own products during this time.

  • NO SUN EXPOUSURE for at least 7-10 days after the procedure.

  • NO picking or exfoliating.

  • NO Vitamin A products 7 days post treatment (including Retin-A, Retinol, Tazorac). Please read your skin care labels for ingredients.

  • NO chemical peels 14 days post treatment.

  • NO shaving 3 days after procedure, if skin is irritated continue to wait before shaving.

  • NO strong toners for 14 days post treatment.

  • NO sweating, exercising, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath until skin irritation has resolved (3-7) days.

  • NO exfoliating medications or chemical products or devices for at least 7 days post treatment.

  • NO makeup for 24 hours.

  • Ice packs and Tylenol are okay if you are feeling discomfort or swelling. Do not take Ibuprofen, Aleve or Motrin.

  • Eat fresh pineapple or drink pineapple juice to minimize bruising and swelling.


What to expect after your treatment:

After the treatment your skin will be red and flushed similar to moderate sunburn. The redness should be greatly reduced with 24-48 hours. During the healing process you may experience swelling, burning, itching, bruising, soreness, skin tightness, flakiness, sensitivity and dryness. It may take up to 5-7 days for the skin to heal depending on the extensiveness of your treatment. USE ONLY THE PRODUCTS WE GIVE YOU FOR THE FIRST FOUR DAYS. Make sure to wash your face with cool water and a gentle cleanser, gently pat your skin dry. Mineral based sunscreen with SPF of 30 should be applied and reapplied every 60-90 minutes while outdoors.

Day 1  – It is normal and expected for your skin to feel red, sunburnt, tight, dry, swollen and sensitive to the touch. You may also experience some stinging. Drink plenty of water, avoid make-up and use only the product of moisturizer we give you. You may reapply the moisturizer repeatedly through out the day. Stay away from exfoliants or glycolic acids that are present in cleansers as these can make your skin very dry after the procedure. Use Tylenol for pain but avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin and Ibuprofen as these may decrease the wanted effects of the procedure.

*** If you had PRP applied, do not wash off the PRP solution until bedtime or morning after your treatment***

Day 2 – May feel the same as you did on Day 1. Skin feels dry, tight and red. Use gentle cleanser and post kit moisturizer and sunscreen. Use as instructed. Do not use any of your own products.

Day 3 – You will still appear light pink and notice swelling has begun to decrease. Continue with Post Care as instructed.

Day 4-6 – Minimal or no swelling, minimal or no bruising, may have some light flaking. Do not pick at the skin that is starting to flake off and do not use any exfoliators. Continue to use post moisturizer and sunscreen. You may resume exercise.

DAY 8-28 – Remember to apply sunscreen with minimum of 30 SPF outdoors or in the car and remember to re apply every 2-3 hours while outdoors

Call the office if you are experiencing any atypical pain, swelling, rashes or openings in skin.

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