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RF Microneedling Pre and Post Care Instructions

Understanding the importance of pre and post care instructions is paramount for achieving optimal results. Pre-instructions set the foundation for success, while post care ensures the longevity and enhancement of your efforts.

  • Before treatment communicate with your healthcare provider or clinician about
    the following:

    • If you are pregnant, nursing, or attempting to become pregnant.

    • If you have an allergy or sensitivity to metals (including gold, chromium, and nickel) this treatment might not be for you. Please schedule a consultation prior to your appointment to discuss with our

    • medical professionals.

    • If you have a history of an autoimmune disorder.

    • If you have permanent makeup, tattoos or have had micro-blading.

    • If you are currently or have recently been on Accutane, anticoagulants, had Gold Therapy for arthritis or taking photosensitizing medications.

    • History of skin disorders, keloids, abnormal wound healing, as well as very dry and fragile skin

    • If you have been treated with or are taking any antibiotics.

    • If you have any allergies or sensitivity to any topical numbing medications.

    • If you have an active cold sore you may want to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores, contact our office at (412) 744-9400 and we will discuss the option of prescription prophylactic treatment.

    • If you have a Cardiac devices such as AICD’s (auxiliary internal cardiac devices), Defibrillator, mechanical valves, pacemakers, or neurological stimulating device.

    • If you have metal implants in the treatment area, including a Paragard/Copper IUD.

    • If you have had filler within 30 days or have been treated with a neurotoxin within 14 days before treatment you may want to postpone treatment.

    • Avoid vaccines for 2 weeks before and after treatment (flu, covid, etc.)

    Before treatment:

    • Avoid any known skin irritants such as retinoids and alpha and/or beta hydroxy acids for 3-5 days prior to treatment unless otherwise directed by your clinician.

    • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc.)

    • Avoid direct sun exposure, self-tanners, tanning beds, and always use sun protection for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.

    • To minimize the potential for bruising, avoid use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs like  aspirin, Motrin, Advil, ibuprofen, or any other non-Tylenol, non-acetaminophen product) for 2 weeks prior to treatment, unless the medications involved are prescribed for the treatment of an existing medical condition.

    • ​Redness or sensitivity might be present (and last up to a few days).

    • Use Tylenol only as needed for any soreness.

    • Peeling and dryness may start 3-5 days after the procedure.

    • Do not pick or scratch at treated skin.

    • Avoid strenuous exercise or sweating for 24-48 hours due to open skin.

    • Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for 2-4 weeks.

    • If exposed to the sun, always use broad-spectrum SPF 30+ and reapply every 2 hours.

    • Use gentle cleansers and moisturizers for 2 weeks. May restart regular skin care routine including exfoliants (retinol, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid) in 10-14 days, or once skin is no longer sensitive and healing.

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