Pre-treatment Instructions: Avoid Accutane in the six months prior to beginning your treatment sessions. Do not use topical agents that may increase the sensitivity of your skin such as retinoids, exfoliants, topical antibiotics or acids 5-7 days prior to your treatment. Do not take anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin, or Advil for at least 3 days prior to your microneedling treatment. These will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical for your skin rejuvenation. If you’re prone to cold sores, take an antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and the day of the treatment as directed. Avoid blood thinning agents for 1 week prior as bruising is a common side effect. Avoid unprotected sun exposure for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Do not shave the day of the procedure to avoid skin irritation. If there is dense hair in the treatment area, shave the day before you arrive for your appointment.
Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications for 1 week following treatment.
Do not use ice on your face and avoid using arnica/bromelain. These may interfere with the natural inflammatory process that’s critical for your skin rejuvenation.
Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for at least 2 weeks. After 24 hours, always use sunblock (30 SPF or higher) and wear a hat if you’re outside.
Use a painkiller, such as Tylenol, if you experience any soreness.