Before Your Treatment
No Retin-A products or applications for 48 hours prior to treatment.
No alcohol within 24 hours of treatment
No laser treatments or chemical peels within 4 weeks of your treatment.
No prolonged sun exposure or sun burns to the treatment area.
Skin should be clean and make-up free.
Areas with active acne breakouts cannot be treated
After Your Treatment
You may experience redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, abrasions or “dots”. These are all normal and part of the treatment. They will subside usually in 2-5 days.
Keep skin clean and well moisturized with a fragrance free, gentle moisturizer
Do not wash for 24 hours after procedure, then use a gentle cleanser without fragrance or chemicals
Avoid the sun for 48 hours. Use a good quality sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 for 4 weeks.
Inflammation is an important part of the healing process. Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications (be sure to check with your doctor if you are on a necessary prescription) for 48 hours post procedure. Do not use ice or cold compress to sooth the treated area as this will bring down inflammation as well.
Do not apply make-up for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
Your skin may feel very dry and tight and will start to flake. This is normal, use a good quality fragrance free moisturizer.
No laser treatments or chemical peels within 6-8 weeks of your treatment.
You can resume scrubs, retin-a and other skin care products after 2 weeks.
Potential Side Effects of a Microneedling
Swelling and redness is normal and will subside.
Some pain after procedure may occur.
You may have red marks, scratches or small abrasions.
Risk of infection: You skin I being punctured by very small needles and this compromises the skin. Introducing dirt, germs or bacteria can result in an infection. Be sure to keep the area treated clean. If you suspect an infection, consult with your doctor immediately.
Microneedling may trigger a cold sore response in patients and a prophylaxis medication is recommended to those who are prone to breakouts. Ask your doctor to provide you with a prescription.
For best results it is recommended to use the following regularly
- Topical Vitamin A (avoid high dose)
- Topical Vitamin C
- Topical Antioxidants
- Topical copper peptides
- Topical Growth Factors