Pre and After Care

Instructions for Skin Needling / Micro Needling

Instructions Prior to the Micro-needling session

Please observe the following

  • No Retin-A products or applications 24 hours prior to your treatment.
  • No auto-immune therapies or products 24 hours prior to your treatment
  • No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment. A Micro-needling treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.
  • On the day of the treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup.
  • If you are taking a blood thinner, aspirin or any other medication that you have the propensity to bleed easily while on, please tell your technician. If you are under a physician’s care and need to discontinue your medication for a few days, always ask your physician prior to each micro-needling appointment.
  • If you are planning to receive Anti-wrinkle injection make sure that you give yourself at least 2 weeks post Botox injections before receiving your Microneedling procedure.
  • If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please consult a Doctor and wait 6 months following oral isotretinoin use.

After-care instructions for MicroNeedling Treatment

  • Immediately after your treatment, you skin look red and slightly inflamed and may feel warm and tighter than usual which normally diminish within 24-48 hours. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots.
  • If you are concerned about any reaction, please call our office and contact your healthcare provider immediately.
  • Use tepid water for the initial 24 hours to rinse the treated area.
  • After 24 hours, use a gentle cleanser to cleanse the face for the following 72 hours and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure that your hands are clean when touching the treated area.
  • Apply Laser Aid healing cream provided for moisture over the next 24 hours.
  • Do not take any inflammatory medicines for at least 2 weeks post treatment.
  • It is recommended that makeup or sunscreen could not be applied for 24 hours after the chemical-free sunscreen is highly recommended.

What to Avoid

  • For at least 3 days post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula).
  • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 48 hours. No tanning beds.
  • Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
  • No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments must be avoided during the first 72 hours post-treatment.

If you are experiencing any of the following please call the clinic

  • Oozing at the treated site
  • Open lesions or wounds
  • Signs of infection – Increased swelling, tenderness, pain and warmth at the site that increases in intensity.
  • Any bleeding

Additional Information

  • Full effects from your skin needling treatment will take from 1 to 4 weeks.
  • For full effect from your skin needling treatment we recommend a series of 3 – 6 treatments 4-6 weeks apart. We recommend to make easy and save you money to take advantage of our package prices.
  • For increased benefits and ultimate results for anti-ageing treatments we recommend you combine your skin treatments with anti-wrinkle injection treatments. Your Doctor or Registered Nurse will talk to you about this at your appointment.