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Skin Pen (Microneedling)


Pre-treatment Considerations:


  • Discontinue retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide containing products at least 24 hours prior to procedure.

  • No prolonged sun exposure for at least 24 hours prior to procedure.

  • Discontinue NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve/naproxen) or any medication that may make you more prone to bleeding for 7-10 days prior to procedure. Always consult your prescribing physician prior to discontinuing your medications.

  • If you have any history of cold sores, please let us know as soon as possible so we may prescribe Valtrex for you to take prior to and after your procedure.

  • Please plan treatment with neuromodulators and fillers 2 weeks prior to or after your procedure.

  • If you have been taking oral isotretinoin (Accutane) please wait 6 months after completing therapy to schedule your SkinPen treatment.

  • Please try to arrive for your appointment without makeup, but it may be removed at the spa if more convenient.


What to expect during your treatment:


  • When you arrive, a numbing gel will be applied to your face for 30-40 minutes.

  • After removing the numbing gel, your face will be cleansed with alcohol.

  • The treatment usually lasts for 20-30 minutes for full face.

  • The area is gently cleansed again with sterile water and aftercare products will be applied.

  • Your skin will look as though you have a moderate sunburn and may have some swelling and tightness. This usually resolves within 24 hours.


Post treatment considerations:


  • Please see instructions for aftercare for the Morpheus8 treatment.

  • Avoid NSAIDs for 1 week after treatment.

  • For 24 hours following treatment always wash your hands prior to touching your face, do not wear makeup, and refrain from swimming or exercise to prevent infection.

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