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Customized Microneedling

Microneedling with DP4, is an FDA approved, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. Also known as collagen induction therapy. Using precise needles to enter the very top layers of the skin, microneedling stimulates the replacement of surface skin cells, revealing young, glowing skin underneath. There are a host of treatment indications with our DP4 device. Treatment creates  controlled micro injuries to the skin in order to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The skin begins to repair itself.

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Preaparing For Your Microneedling Procedure

Do NOT consume alcohol at least 24 hours prior to treatment.  Alcohol may thin the blood and increase risk of bruising and bleeding.

 

Avoid anti-inflammatory /blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks prior to treatment.  Please discuss further with NP if you are on prescription blood thinners. Examples of over the counter medications and supplements, may be: aspirin, vitamin E, gingko biloba, ginseng, St Johns Wort, Omega 3/fish oil, ibuprofen, motrin, advil, aleve and naproxen.  These may also have a blood thinning effect and increase risk of bruising and bleeding.

 

Expect 48 hours of the look and feel of a sunsburn.

 

Discontinue Retin A two days before and after treatment.

 

Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore, skin breakouts to area of service.

 

If you have a history of cold sores and are planning on a service involving the lip area, we may put on prophylactic oral treatment with an antiviral to prevent 

Prior to a microneedling procedure a topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin.  There still may be some minor discomfort during the procedure.  Please inform NP of any allergies to anesthetics.  Examples are lidocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine.

You are not a candidate for treatments if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Post Care After Microneedling

You may wear a light mineral makeup if needed while healing.

Wash your treated area six hours after treatment or before bedtime.  Use a gentle cleanser.  Gently apply warm warm.  Pat dry.

Do NOT clean the face with a brush or hot water or use anything abrasive on skin.

You may use a serum with hyaluronic acid three times a day for the next 3 days.

After 3 days you may resume your normal skincare routine!

ALWAYS wear sunscreen, 30 SPF or higher to protect the new layer of skin from hyperpigmentation.

Avoid alcohol based toners.

It is advisable to avoid anti-inflammatory medications and supplements in the days after the procedure.  Use alternatives, such as acetaminophen otherwise known as tylenol for discomfort.

Activities: avoid working out and swimming for 72 hours as sweating can lead to adverse reactions.  It is is extremely important to stay out of the sun, tanning bed, suntanning for at least 10 days to avoid the risk of hyperpigmentation.

ADVERSE  REACTIONS

While adverse reactions are extremely rare, there is the possibility of temporary side effects including but not limited to: infection, scarring, skin and tissue necrosis, herpes simplex outbreak, hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) and hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin).  Darkening or lightening of the skin usually fades within 6 months, but in rare cases could be permanent.  This reaction is more common in patients who are tan or who have darker skin tones.  It can result or worsen when treated areas are exposed to the sun too soon following treatment.  This risk can be minimized by avoiding sun exposure for 4 weeks before and after treatment and by adhering to pre and post treatment instructions.

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