MICRONEEDLING / SKINPEN PRE & POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Microneedling, including SkinPen treatments, can significantly improve your skin’s appearance. To ensure the best results and minimize any potential complications, please follow these pre and post-care instructions:
Schedule Ahead: Plan your microneedling appointment at least 2 weeks in advance of special events or vacations.
Consultation: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, microneedling is not recommended.
Alcohol and Caffeine: Avoid alcohol and caffeine consumption 24 – 48 hours before your treatment to reduce the risk of increased swelling, bruising, and irritation.
Medications: Do not discontinue any medications without consulting your primary care provider. One week before your treatment, consult your healthcare professional about the following:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)
- Naproxen (Aleve)
- Platelet Inhibitors
- Fish Oil
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin A
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Any other herbal or homeopathic remedies that may contribute to bleeding.
Immediate Aftercare: For the first 4 hours after your microneedling treatment, avoid activities that may increase circulation to the treated area:
- Vigorous Exercise
- Massaging or Applying Pressure to the Area
- Lying Down
Avoid Other Treatments: Do not schedule any other cosmetic facial treatments, including facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or additional microneedling, for at least 1 week after your microneedling session.
Makeup: Refrain from wearing makeup for the first 24 hours after your treatment. This allows the microneedling sites to heal without potential irritation.
Cleansing: Gentle cleansing and light washing can be performed 4 hours after the treatment if necessary.
Results: The full effects of microneedling may take up to 14 days to become apparent. These results can last 2-3 months, varying from person to person.
Follow-up: We recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment, either virtually or in person, approximately 2 weeks after your microneedling treatment to assess your progress and discuss any further skincare needs.
Taking care of your skin before and after microneedling can help you achieve the best results and maintain healthy, radiant skin. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.