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 procedure.

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.