Micro-Needling What to Expect

Before Your Treatment
No Retin-A products or applications for 48 hours prior to treatment.

No laser treatments or chemical peels within 4 weeks of your treatment.

No prolonged sun exposure or sun burns to the treatment area 48 hours prior to treatment.

Skin should be clean and make-up free.

Areas with active acne breakouts cannot be treated

After Your Treatment

Avoid the sun for 48 hours. Use a good sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 for two 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 12 hours after the treatment.
Your skin may feel very dry and tight and will start to flake.  This is normal, use a good quality moisturizer.

No laser treatments or chemical peels within 4 weeks of your treatment.
Potential Side Effects of a Microneedling Treatment

Swelling and redness is normal and will subside within 48 hours.
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 should be recommended to those who are prone to breakouts.
Repeat treatment and maintenance

The frequency with which it is recommended to treat depends on the severity of the area treated.  You need to wait 4-6 weeks between each treatment.  Once you obtain the desired results you can have treatments ever 3 to 6 months for regular maintenance of skin firmness and wrinkles or fine lines.

 

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
  • Sunscreen