Microneedling Prep and After Care

PRIOR TO TREATMENT:

  • No Retin-A products or applications for 12 hours prior to treatment.

  • No Auto-immune therapies or products for 12 hours prior to treatment.

  • No prolonged sun exposure or sun burns to the treatment area 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Skin should be clean and make-up free.

  • If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, evaluate on a case by case basis.

 

PATIENT HOME PREPARATION:

 

Preparing the skin for this procedure will ensure optimum results. Healthy skin will respond better and results will last longer. Skin cells need nutrients for best function and a recommended anti-aging regime should include:

 

  • Oral Supplements (omega-3, glucosamine and multivitamins)

  • Cleansers and Toners

  • Topical Vitamin A (avoid high dose)

  • Topical Vitamin C

  • Topical Antioxidants

  • Topical copper peptides

  • Topical Growth Factors

  • Sunscreen

 

POST-OPERATIVE TREATMENT:

 

After the treatment, take precautions against sun exposure. Do not apply sunscreen for 12 hours after the treatment due to the skin’s channels being open for a period of time and due to the toxic nature of some sunscreens on the market.

  • Do not perform any vigorous exercise for at least 12 hours after treatment.

  • Do not apply make-up for at least 12 hours after the treatment.

  • Wash the face thoroughly a few hours after treatment. Gently massage the face with tepid water, and remove all serum and other debris such as dried blood.

  • For the first 1-3 days the skin will be very dry and feel tight.

  • After 2-3 days patients can return to regular skin care products or as soon as it is comfortable to do so.

  • Avoid alcohol based toners 10-14 days.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 10 days if possible.

 

TREATMENT RECOVERY TIMELINE:

  • Day 1: Erythema and red appearance and severity will depend upon how aggressive the treatment was performed.

  • Day 2: A red hue or pink hue persists like a moderate sunburn. Swelling may be more noticeable on the second day.

  • Day 3-5: Skin can be pink or normal color. Swelling subsides.

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