Pre-care advice: Micro-needling treatment
Before treatment …
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to
procedure as this can increase the risk for
bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s).
Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications
such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil for 3 days
prior to treatment. These agents will interfere
with the natural inflammatory process that is
critical and responsible for your skin
If you are currently taking anti-coagulation
medications (Warfarin, Coumadin, Heparin,
Lovenox, Enoxaparin, Lepirudin, Refludan,
Ticlopidine Ticlid, Clopidogrel, Plavix,
Tirofiban, Aggrastat, Eptifibatide, Integrilin),
discuss the use of these medications with
your clinician prior to your treatment.
Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, electrolysis
or the use of hair removal creams on the
area(s) to be treated 5 – 7 days prior to the
Avoid any topical skincare products that may
irritate your skin such as glycolic acid, salicylic
acid or retinoic (retinols) acids for 5 – 7 days
prior to the treatment.
Avoid IPL/Laser procedures, unprotected sun
exposure or sunburn for 2 weeks prior to the
treatment. A Microneedling treatment will not
be administered on sunburned skin.
If you are prone to cold sores (oral herpes
simplex), take your prescribed medication
(Famvir, Famciclovir, Valtrex, Valacyclovir,
Acyclovir) as prescribed in the 24 hours prior
to your treatment.
If you have any recent skin injection, active
acne or cold sore in the treatment area, please
call our clinic immediately to reschedule your
Wait 6 months following oral isotretinoin use.
Always inform your clinician of all medications,
including supplements you may be taking as
well as your medical history.
Please attend your appointment wearing no
Inform your clinician if you have a history of
medication allergies, history of anaphylaxis,
and any other medical problems.
If you are planning to receive Botox, make
sure that you give yourself at least 2 weeks
post Botox injections before receiving your
Microneedling is safe for almost anyone. The only
contraindications are for those who currently have:
Active acne, especially inflammatory lesions.
Active herpes labialis or other localized
infection in the treatment area, including warts.
Moderate-to-severe chronic skin diseases
such as eczema or psoriasis.
Patients with extreme keloidal tendencies.