SKIN Pre-Treatment Instructions
1. I typically go over the lips. If you get cold sores regularly, please consult with to your doctor about taking Acyclovir or Valcyclovir one day prior to your microchanneling to help reduce the likelihood of a breakout due to your treatment.
2. Discontinue Retinol (2% or higher) or Tretinoin at least 3 days prior to treatment to prevent contraindications.
3. For your first treatment, (and treatments with micro-filament size 0.25mm in general) numbing cream is typically not necessary, and you can expect mild redness and swelling, and a tight, warm sensation between 4 to 24 hours.
4. Treatments that follow with longer micro-filament lengths may require topical numbing cream, and can produce redness and swelling along with tiny flecks of redness for between 4 and 72 hours.
5. I am not a doctor. If pain relievers are not contraindicated with your personal health history, taking Acetaminophen to premedicate 2 hours before treatment may help reduce discomfort.
6. If you are being treated with PRP (protein rich plasma) or PRF (platelet rich fibrin) drink an extra 24-32 ounces of water for two to three days prior to treatment to boost your body’s hydration.
7. Prepare your skin before the appointment by arriving with a clean and washed face without makeup and without facial hair (clean shaven). Do not apply any products to your face before the appointment to avoid contraindications.
8. If you've had Botox, Fillers or Threads injected, then you must wait at least two weeks before treatment. And you must be satisfied with the Botox, Fillers, or Threads results before we can offer you any other treatments.
9. 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.
10. Avoid chlorine 24 hours before and after treatment for best results.
11. No Retin-A or Retinol products 24 hours prior to your treatment.
12. No auto-immune therapies or products 24 hours prior to your treatment.
13. No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment.
14. Microchanneling treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.
15. If you are taking a blood thinner, aspirin or any other medication that you have the propensity to bleed easily while on these medications, please tell your microchanneling specialist. If you are under a physician’s care and need to discontinue your medication for a few days, always ask your physician for medical clearance prior to each microchanneling appointment.
16. If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please consult your microchanneling practitioner.
17. Must be off oral Isotretinoin for at least 6 months before ProCell Treatment.
18. Do not exercise 24 hours before the treatment, because exercising increases blood flow to the face, which makes it easier for the treatment areas to bruise and swell.
19. Please complete the forms requested which includes the personal medical history form.
20. Send a text message when done with forms for prompt review.