MICRONEEDLING


How to prepare for microneedling:

  1. No Aspirin, Vitamin E, Omegas (fish oil), or any multivitamins that have these ingredients in them for 7 days prior to microneedling.

  2. No Plavix or Coumadin (Warfarin) for 5 days prior to microneedling.
    For your safety, it is required that you get your physician’s approval before stopping your Plavix or Coumadin.

  3. No Xarelto or Eliquis for 3 days prior to microneedling. For your safety, it is required that you get your physician’s approval before stopping your Xarelto or Eliquis.

  4. No Accutane use for 6 months prior.

  5. No Vitamin A (Retina A) products for 3 days prior to and 3 days after treatment.

  6. If you have a history of cold sores, pre-treat with your physician prescribed anti-viral (Valtrex, Acyclovir) 2 days prior and 2 days post treatment.

  7. No sun exposure for 48 hours prior to treatment, no evidence of sunburn.

  8. For darker skinned individuals, using pigmented lightening agents beforehand is recommended for optimal results.

What to avoid after microneedling:

  1. Neurotoxin treatment (Botox) 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  2. Dermal Fillers (Juvederm) 2 weeks prior to treatment

  3. Laser and light therapy treatments for 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after.

  4. Ablative resurfacing procedures for 3 months post needling.

  5. Makeup application for 12 hours following treatment.

  6. No Vitamin A (Retina A) products for 3 days prior to and 3 days after treatment.

  7. Sun exposure. Use a sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF.

  8. Topical products such as exfoliating agents and those that may have a high reaction rate.


What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a procedure that creates a controlled wound response to help increase collagen production. It is also called collagen induction therapy (CIT.)
Microneedling can be done using a pen, roller, or stamping device to create microscopic holes in the skin, similar to aerating a lawn. This allows for topical products to penetrate more effectively. Microneedling can be done on most skin types. It is commonly used for fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, and non-inflamed rosacea.

Is microneedling painful?
This answer varies from person to person. You will be asked to purchase numbing cream from CORE Pharmacy prior to your treatment that will make the procedure more comfortable.

What are the contraindications?
Active severe acne, certain types of rosacea, presence of cold sores or other infections, Accutane use within six months of treatment, diabetes, lupus, auto-immune disorders, cancer, use of anti-coagulants (blood thinners), if you are pregnant or nursing, history of allergies, and keloid scarring.

What can I expect after treatment?
Redness and swelling, this can depend on how aggressive the treatment provided. Red or pink skin similar to a mild sunburn. After swelling subsides, the skin may be pink before it returns to its normal color.

How often can I have microneedling?
It is recommended to wait 4-6 weeks between treatments.

What do I need to do after treatment?
Microchannels remain open for approximately 1 hour. Keeping the skin moist is important. Applying hydrating products containing hyaluronic acids following treatment supports vital skin proteins including collagen and elastin, and hydrates the skin.