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Post Treatment Instructions

Microneedling

Post-Treatment Reminders and FAQs

To ensure the health of your skin and the success of your treatment, the following guidelines are very important:

  1. It is imperative that you use the provided Recovery Kit or another regimen approved by your provider to heal and protect your skin, which includes mandatory daily sun protection.

  2. You do not need to cleanse on day 1 following your treatment. 

  3. Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 48 hours. It is required to apply SPF 30+ and wear a hat to protect your face for a minimum of 7 days post-treatment when exposed to the sun.

  4. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours. You may exercise, but your treatment areas may be very sensitive and prone to flushing. 

  5. Do not pick or pull the skin. 

  6. When cleansing, do not scrub or use a washcloth. Use gentle motions with your hands or a soft cotton cleansing pad.

  7. Wait until all peeling and flaking is complete before returning to your regular home skincare routine and products.

  8. It is especially to avoid products with the following ingredients until the skin in the treated area appears healed and sensitivity has resolved: Retinol, Retin A, Tretinoin, Glycolic Acid, AHA, BHA, Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide.

 

What should I expect after my treatment?

Following your treatment, your skin will appear red and feel like a sunburn for 12-24 hours, fading thereafter. You should plan to avoid makeup for 24 hours following your treatment. You may have mild bruising in some targeted areas, and these should fade over a matter of days.

Peeling/flaking usually begins on day 2/3, and is typically complete by day 5-7. It is not unusual to have minimal or no peeling, especially if your current skincare regimen includes regular exfoliation, as there is not a significant build up of skin on the surface. Minimal or no peeling does not indicate that you are not getting a benefit at the cellular level.

The results of the remodeling process will be noticable during the first week, but will continue to evolve for 4-6 weeks thereafter.

Spacing for treatment in series should be spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

 

How to use the Recovery Kit

1. Gentle Cleanser | Use twice daily for 7 days following treatment

2. Recovery Balm | Use as needed when feeling tight and/or dry

3. SPF 30+ | Use daily

4. BIO Hydra C Serum | Use twice daily 72 hours following treatment

 

How long do the results last?

Three SkinPen treatments are recommended for the best results, improving your appearance for six months after your last treatment.

You can phone or text us using the number above. 

Your concerns will be addressed during business hours.

Just as we attend to you during your visit, our attention will be directed first to clients who are in-office. If you phone and we are unable to answer, please feel free to leave a message or reach out by text, and we will get back to you ASAP. 

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Your concerns will be addressed during business hours. 

Just as we attend to you during your visit, our attention will be directed first to clients who are in-office. If we are unable to answer, please feel free to text or leave a message, and we will get back to you ASAP.

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