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Microneedling Care

Enhanced Skin Vitality
Enhanced Skin Vitality
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Pre/Post Care

What to do to prepare for microneedling? 

  • Microneedling is not safe for pregnant women or breastfeeding/lactating patients.

  • Avoid Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. Ibuprofen, Aleve), blood thinners, herbal supplements, Vitamin E, and Fish Oil for at least one week prior to and the day of microneedling to minimize bruising risk- you may restart these the day following your treatment. 

  • Avoid Laser procedures, IPL, unprotected sun exposure, or sunburn at least 2 weeks before your procedure.

  • No waxing or depilatory creams to the area being treated 5-7 days prior. 

  • Avoid excessive exercise, sweating or exposing the skin to heat for 72 hours post microneedling. 

  • You can numb your face at home for 30 minutes with 5% Lidocaine topical cream after cleansing your face thoroughly with a foaming cleanser. The numbing cream will be removed upon arrival for treatment. This step is optional if you choose. This can also be done upon arrival in the treatment room.

  • Continue to use SPF when exposed to sun light. 

What to expect post-microneedling? 

  • Most people will experience redness and mild swelling to a deeper sunburn like rash. There may also be small areas of pinpoint bleeding and even some bruising, which can last 24-48 hours. The redness usually begins to subside after a few hours and can be covered with makeup 48-72 hours post treatment. Minor peeling and flakiness can occur after a few days. It is important for patients not to pick on loose skin. Within a week or two, the skin is smoother and more radiant looking, however the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later. 

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