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MICRONEEDLING


Why Microneedling? What Is It?

  • Involves the use of fine needles to create microscopic injuries to the skin.
  • Stimulates the natural healing process of the skin
  • Promotes Collagen production
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.
  • Effective for treating acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and sun damage.
  • Common areas of application can include: forehead, cheeks, mouth, neck and decolletage.
  • Results can be seen within 2-4 weeks, with continued improvement over several months.
  • To achieve your desired outcome, multiple sessions may be required
  • Maintenance visits may be needed to maintain results

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Pre Treatment Care

  • If taking blood thinners, please check with your physician if this treatment is permitted

6 Months Pre Treatment

  • Avoid Accutane in the six months prior to beginning your treatment sessions.

14 Days Pre Treatment

  • Avoid IPL/Laser procedures, unprotected sun exposure, or sunburn for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure.

7 Days Pre Treatment

  • We recommend you stop using certain retinoids, blood thinners and exfoliating agents to minimize the risk of complications.
  • We also recommend avoiding retinols, exfoliants, topical antibiotics or alpha-hydroxy acids as they can increase skin sensitivity
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning.
  • Drink lot's of water before and after to stay hydrated and prevent swelling.
  • No waxing, depilatory creams, or electrolysis to the area being treated for 5-7 days prior.

3 Days Pre Treatment

  • Avoid ibuprofen, Motrin, or Advil for at least 3 days prior to your microneedling session.

Day Before Treatment

  • Avoid alcohol consumption the night before the procedure

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Post Treatment Care

Day of Treatment

  • Apply thin layer of soothing aftercare product to hydrate the area
  • Avoid sun exposure, SPF 30+ is recommended if required
  • Avoid touching or rubbing your face
  • For the remainder of the day apply the Lyft lotion when your skin feels increasingly sensative
  • You May wet and rinse your skin at nightt, apply Lyft again
  • Sleep on a clean pillow case starting the first night post treatment

24 Hours Post Treatment

  • Avoid exfoliating agents, retinoids and harsh skincare products for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid sweating and excessive heat (saunas, hot showers) for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Please avoid picking at the treated area and do NOT apply make-up for at least 24 hours post procedure.
  • Drink lots of water

48 Hours Post Treatment

  • Day 2 wash your face with a mild cleanser apply the blue label lotion provided and a mineral sunscreen
  • Avoid makeup for the first 48 hours after your microneedling session.
  • Avoid strenuous exercises that cause sweating as well as jacuzzis, saunas, and steam baths for up to 48 hours.
  • Sleep on your back with the head of the bed elevated to minimize swelling or pain as needed.

3 Days Post Treatment

  • Continue to apply both lotions provided over the following days until finished
  • You may start your normal skin care routine including vitamin c serum and mineralized sunscreen on Day3
  • Avoid anti inflammatory meds for at least 3 days
  • These will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical for skin rejuvenation
  • It is critical not to rub off or peel your skin when it is the process of rejuvenating
  • Book your 2 week follow up

Contact the Office Immediately if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Drainage from your injection site
  • Increased warmth at the treated area
  • Fever of 101.5 or greater
  • Severe pain that does not improve with pain relievers

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