Post Treatment Instructions: Immediately after your Medical MicroNeedling procedure, your clinical aesthetician may apply moisturizer and sunscreen topically. Do not take any antiinflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation. Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. When exposed to sun, always use sunscreen SPF30 or above. You may clean your face with a gentle cleanser before bed.
Redness or sensitivity might be present
Use Tylenol only as needed for any soreness
Avoid strenuous exercise or sweating for 24 hours due to open pores
May use cool compresses for discomfort, burning, redness, or swelling
Avoid sun exposure for 3 days and if possible 10 days. Apply a minimum of SPF 30 every 2 hours
May use mineral makeup after 24 hours
Restart regular skin care regimen in 48 hours and Retin A in 72 hours
Recommend follow up and repeat treatments in 4 weeks and for best results a series of 3 – 5 treatments
Keep the area clean and dry. Do not use a washcloth or sponge to remove soap. Simply splash with water. Do not use cleansing creams, acne cleansers or astringents. Use a mild, natural soap.
Apply the aftercare balm with freshly washed hands or a Q-tip Use the balm very sparingly. Too little is better than too much. Blot off excess with a clean tissue. Never touch the procedure area without washing your hands immediately before.
Do not scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is ready the pigment underneath it can be pulled out.
Do not use any makeup near the procedure area including mascara for eyeliner procedures for at least 3 days. Purchase new mascara and makeup if possible, to avoid contamination or bacterial infection.
Always use a sunblock after the procedure area is healed to protect from sun fading.
Swelling, itching, scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness. Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aftercare calm is nice for scabbing and tightness.
Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 2-7 days the darkness will fade and once swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears. If they are too dark or still a bit uneven after 4 weeks, then we will adjust during the touch up appointment.
Color change or color loss. As the procedure area heals the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear. This can all be addressed during the touch up appointment and is why the touch up is necessary. The procedure area must be completely healed before we can address any concerns. This takes at least four weeks.
Needing a touch up months or years later. A touch up may be needed 1 to 5 years after the initial procedure depending on your skin, medications and sun exposure. We recommend a touch up 30 days after the first session (not included in today’s price) and every few years to keep them looking fresh and beautiful. Touch up sessions after 60 days and before 1 year will be $120 or current touch up rate at time of touch up. Failure to follow aftercare instructions may result in infections, pigment loss or discoloration.
Minor redness is possible for 24-48 hours.
Minor peeling and flakiness will occur after a few days.
Wash the area with a gentle cleanser.
DO NOT pick, scratch or pull at loose skin. Allow skin to fall off on its own.
Use a physical sunscreen. DO NOT go outside without sun protection – even on a cloudy day.
Avoid direct sun and tanning beds for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Avoid heat for the next 48 hours (this includes simple day-to-day tasks such as gardening, cooking over a hot stove for a long period of time, hot showers, sitting next to a bonfire/fireplace etc.)
Avoid wearing makeup for the next 7 days, or until your skin has done peeling. If makeup needs to be worn, mineral makeup is best.
Discontinue use of any AHA products. You may resume your homecare regimen when skin is no longer flaking and peeling.
Use hydrating and reparative products. Products rich in soothing and healing ingredients are best, to encourage new, healthy cell growth. Peptides, antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and growth factors work very well.
Drink plenty of water.
Book your next chemical peel no sooner than 4 weeks.
Contact your esthetician if you have any questions!
Following your treatment, it is important to take good care of your skin so that you can maintain your excellent results. If you follow your doctor’s post-treatment advice carefully then you are likely to achieve better and longer lasting results.
Avoid the use of saunas or steam rooms and don’t engage in any strenuous exercise for 24 hours
Avoid using any products on your face which contain exfoliating ingredients for 24 hours to avoid irritating your skin any further
Do not wear any makeup for 24 hours
Do not book in any other facial treatments until 2 weeks after your dermaplaning
Follow a very simple skincare routine for 2 weeks post-treatment. Cleanse your skin gently using water only or a very mild cleanser
It is important to moisturize your freshly exfoliated skin regularly to rehydrate it. Many patients find that products containing hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and retinol are particularly effective post dermaplaning treatment
Do not rub your skin dry, instead pat it gently
Avoid the use of any harsh cleaning products
Avoid using a washcloth, instead just use your clean fingers to cleanse your face
Steer clear of direct sun exposure for 2 weeks post-treatment and then use a high factor sunscreen (SPF 30+) to protect your delicate facial skin