Microneedling Pre Treatment Instructions

  • Because microneedling creates small pricks in the skin using needles, it’s important to make sure your skin can handle the procedure. The first step of microneedling pretreatment care is to avoid creams or medications that can increase skin sensitivity. Products containing alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), salicylic acid, hydroquinone, retinol/retinol-A/tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide should be avoided at 3-4 days before the actual treatment session. 

  • If you are taking any medication or have other health conditions, it is important to let your health professional know. While microneedling is relatively safe, it is not recommended for everyone. Your health practitioner will assess whether the procedure is appropriate given your medical history. Some conditions that might disqualify you from pretreatment care include pregnancy, actively inflamed skin, and allergies to lidocaine or other topical medications.

 

What to expect the day of treatment:

  • Untreated, natural skin is one of the basic requirements for microneedling pretreatment care.

  • On the day of treatment, you will be asked to wash your face and remove any cream or makeup. Your provider may also apply topical anesthesia to reduce the pain and make the procedure comfortable for you.

  • If you are undergoing microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), your provider will draw some blood from your arm. Your own blood will be used to extract plasma cells that will further stimulate healing and collagen formation in the skin. In other cases, your provider may use hyaluronic acid, stem cells, or human growth factor serums to promote skin restoration. It's important to hydrate prior to your procedure.

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