If you are using products containing Retinol (or Vitamin A or similar active substances), you should discontinue these products for one week before and after treatment.
No sunburn, tanning, waxing, electrolysis 7 days prior.
If you have a history of cold sores, use anti-viral meds beginning 2 days prior.
Day Of Treatment
No shaving day of procedure.
Arrive with clean, washed skin. No lotions, oil, make-up.
DO NOT EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THE SUN After you have undergone your micro-needling procedure, stay out of the sun and do not apply any sunscreen for 12 hours. Then apply Neutrogena Sunscreen every few hours if you go outside, for the next 3 days; and use it every day after as well.
DO NOT USE ANY “ACTIVE INGREDIENT” SKIN PRODUCTS Post procedure the skin channels are completely open, and any active ingredients contained in topical applicants may be harmful to you. These commonly include chemicals like Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinol and other similar agents. The skin will be highly sensitive and these products will only irritate your skin.
DO NOT USE MAKEUP AFTER TREATMENT Let your skin “breathe” and recover for 24-48 hours after the procedure. The skin channels are open, and using a makeup brush can penetrate the pores, especially if they are very thin, causing further irritation. Using a makeup brush that has been used before can contaminate the skin and, consequently, lead to infections. Wait 24 – 48 hours before you apply face makeup to give your skin the necessary recovery time.
DO DRINK LOTS OF WATER It is important to stay hydrated before and after your procedure to help your skin heal and rejuvenate faster.
DO NOT USE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PRODUCTS FOR PAIN for 24 HRS: (Tylenol ok)