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What Should You Avoid Before and After Micro needling?

Micro needling or collagen induction therapy uses the controlled use of tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin one to two millimeters deep. The size of the needle used is approximately 0.02 inches in length and 0.12 mm in diameter.( What Should You Avoid Before and After Micro needling?)

Properly performed micro needling can leave the skin soft and vibrant, with an improved texture that is smooth and firm. It’s a minimally invasive procedure with little recovery time, making it highly accessible for busy professionals like yourself.

Treatment is intended to produce new collagen production underneath the stratum carenum layer of the epidermal cells, which will be noticeable within 3-4 months after beginning treatment.

What You Should Avoid Before and After Micro needling


We suggest that all patients avoid taking NSAIDs (ibuprofen and aspirin) in the week leading up to their treatment sessions because a major side-effect is that they can thin the blood, making bruising much more likely.

Because bruising can occur after your treatment session, it is recommended that you do not take any NSAIDs during the seven days before your session.

Ibuprofen, Advil and other similar medications aren’t as likely to cause or worsen bleeding as aspirin. However, if you start to feel sore, swollen or bruised after your sessions, we recommend taking acetaminophen medications such as Tylenol.


Acne medications are commonly prescribed for the family. Unfortunately, one of these drugs is Accutane. If you take this medication and would like to stop.

Have your primary care physician tell you if it’s safe to do while getting a collagen induction therapy treatment. Accutane should not be taken within six months treatment.


When approaching hair removal, especially on sensitive areas like your body and face, it is vital to understand the difference between “preemptive” hair removal and “definitive” hair removal.

Definitive refers to a permanent solution through the use of laser – i.e. not preemptive but done to endure.


For two weeks leading up to your treatment session, you should refrain from receiving any treatments that could irritate your skin during and after the treatment period.

Treatments that increase skin sensitivity include IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy and laser treatments. However, the long-term benefits of both are well worth it!

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During your initial consultation, we will provide a list of treatments to avoid during the 14 days leading up to your first appointment as well as seven days afterwards.


If you have a history of cold sores, be sure to take an antiviral 48 hours before your treatment and the day of your session.

If you forget to take an antiviral two days before your treatment and have a cold sore at the treatment site on the day of your session, you will need to reschedule.



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