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Microneedling Pre + Post Care

Microneedling Pre-Care

  • If you have a special event or vacation coming up, please keep in mind that you should schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, we recommend you are pretreated with acyclovir prior to your injections. Please let us know if you need a prescription called into your pharmacy.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment, as these may contribute to increased swelling, bruising, and irritation.
  • It is not recommended to do micro-needling if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you develop a cold/flu, cold sore, blemish or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend you reschedule your appointment until it resolves.
  • We highly recommend a topical vitamin C and A (retinol) to promote skin health. Stop these 5 days prior to microneedling. Resume after skin is healed.
  • We recommend waiting at least 2 weeks before and after your micro needling to have any other cosmetic facial treatments, including Botox, dermal filler, laser, ultrasound, peel, facials, microdermabrasion, etc.
  • Schedule your next microneedling treatment in 5-6 weeks after your first one. Best results are from a package of treatments..
  • Please come to your appointment with NO makeup on AND your hair pulled back with a headband

NUMBING CREAM INSTRUCTIONS

  • 60 minutes prior to your appointment time, apply a layer of numbing cream to your entire face, like frosting. Avoid lips but apply up to the lip/skin border. Avoid eyes but apply around eye area. Apply numbing cream up to your hairline, up to ear, and jawline. Please wear your hair pulled back with a headband when you come to your micro-needling treatment. If you have extra numbing cream after applying to your face, you may apply to your neck.

Microneedling Post Care

  • Do not apply SPF today.
  • Skin will show signs of redness or erythema and will appear similar to a moderate sunburn. You may also have facial swelling, particularly around the eyes, for several days following treatment. This is normal and will subside in 2-4 days.
  • Around 3 days post-treatment, skin will be come more pink and there should be less evidence of procedure. Skin may feel slightly tight, dry, and mildly sensitive to touch for 5 days. Flaking can occur on days 5-14 after treatment.
  • A typical micro needling course of treatment shows the best results (1 session/month for 4-6 months).
  • We recommend waiting 2 weeks after micro needling to have any further facial cosmetic procedures including Botox, dermal fillers, laser treatment, etc.
  • You can return to regular skin care and makeup routine 2-3 days after treatment. Please restart your vitamin C, E and A (retinol) after 2 days. We recommend continued use of daily gentle, soothing sunscreen. Tonight, try not to wash your face, just keep either the copper lotion or the PRP on your face.
  • You must wear SPF daily for at least 4 weeks.
  • Cold packs may be applied to areas of swelling after injections.
  • Results from microneedling can take 3+ months due to the collagen timeline. Schedule your next microneedling in 5-6 weeks.

If there are any questions DURING BUSINESS HOURS (8 am - 5 pm) please call our office (406) 587-4432 ext. 5 to reach a medical assistant.