Prior to treatment: 

  • If you have a history of cold sores, microneedling could induce a flare up. Try using a lysine preparation, prior to your treatment. You can also ask your doctor about taking antiviral medication.
  • Hydrate! Microneedling can rob your skin of moisture, drinking plenty of water ensures that your skin will stay supple and heal quickly.
  • Stay away from products containing vitamin A, topical antibiotics, hydroquinone, or benzoyl peroxide for at least five days before your treatment. 
  • Gently exfoliate 3 days before your appointment, to ensure the needles will effectively penetrate the skin.
  • Be sure to tell your Esthetician about any significant changes you notice leading up to your treatment. This might include a breakout, excessive dryness, or even sunburn.
  • Please delay scheduling until 2 weeks after botox and 4 weeks after filler injections.