Aftercare to Follow:
For the next 24 hours: A cold compress and elevation are recommended to help reduce discomfort and inflammation.
Avoid for the next 24 hours: Physical activity, hot showers and saunas.
Apply for the next week twice a day: medical barrier cream, or Serene Medical prescriptive cream.
Change the dressing daily.
Avoid for the next 1-2 weeks: Direct sun exposure, hot tubs, pool water and salt water until tattoo is healed.
Keep the treated area clean and dry while it is healing. Clean the area with antibacterial soap if needed and then pat the area dry.
AVOID HIGH-PRESSURE WATER HITTING THE TREATED AREA.
Some scabbing, blistering, light bleeding and itching may occur. Immediately after treatment, there may be erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) at the treatment site. This usually lasts 2 hours or longer. The erythema may last up to 10 days.
Do not pop blisters. If you do blister, continue to apply one of the recommended ointments until the blister has popped naturally.
Do not pick at the scab or allow the skin to become scraped, as this may result in infection and scarring. Shaving should be avoided in the treated area until it is completely healed
You may notice that blistering may occur in some treatments and not others. If blistering does not occur, it does not mean that your most recent treatment was less aggressive or your treatment is not working.
Sometimes your body will react, while other times it will not. Regardless, the treatment is working.
You may take only Tylenol to help with discomfort. Please avoid aspirins, ibuprofens and naproxens because they may increase the risk of bruising and/or bleeding.
Shaving should be avoided in the treated area until it is completely healed (5-10 days).
Please apply sunscreen everyday to the treated area after the tattoo has completely healed (5-10 days), even if clothing covers the treated area. Sun will travel through your shirt or pants. The use of sunscreen everyday on the area will also help the ink absorb and help with itching.
No active tan, self-tanner, bronzers or spray tan 4-6 weeks before and after treatment.
Massage the treated area 5-10 minutes daily after treated area has healed (5-10 days). Daily massage will help ink absorb.
Remember, not all tattoos will clear 100%. Your tattoo may just fade.
Please, If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our office or send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember: Drink lots of water!
MICRO NEEDLING PRE & POST CARE
It is through the use of a safe, natural, holistic alternative for resurfacing of the skin using micro needles without an aggressive machine, to produce optimal results. There may be some bleeding during the treatment for which I understand is temporary. There may be some mild discomfort during the procedure. Topical coolness or anesthetic cream may be used if needed for tolerance.
• Helps to build collagen
• Smoothes fine lines and may help fill in pitting or areas lacking structure
• Smoothes acne scars
• Stimulates growth factors
• Post care includes no aggressive products for 48 hours after treatment and SPF of at least 30 shall be worn when outdoors.
Avoidance of Accutane for the past 6 months
Avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, sunburn, and benzoyl peroxide 5 days prior to procedure
Recommended skin care system for preconditioning for 4-6 weeks for optimal results
Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures for the past 7 days prior
No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 5-7 days prior to the peel.
If use of a peel was recommended in conjunction with the micro-needling, No topical agents that may increase skin sensitivity, reaction to the peel, or dryness 3-4 days prior to the peel (topical retinoid or hydroquinone products). No acids or defoliants that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), exfoliating masks, hydroquinone, or benzoyl peroxide acne products). If no peel, 24 hours without irritating products.
No shaving the day of the treated area for procedure
No significant changes in the skin recently reported including breakdown of skin or excess dryness or sunburn
Skin is clean without lotion, oil, makeup, deodorant, powder, perfume or sunscreen
Antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and day of treatment if history of cold sores
Day of Treatment Instructions
• Omit lotions, creams, make up or deodorant in area to be treated
• Arrive with clean washed skin
Inform provider of any changes in medical history and of all medications you are taking
Post- Treatment Instructions
Immediately after your Medical Micro-Needling procedure, your health care provider may apply moisturizer and sunscreen topically. Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil.
These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation. Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. When exposed to sun, always use sun screen SPF30 or above. You may clean your face with a gentle cleanser before bed.
• Redness or sensitivity might be present (and last up to a few days) after procedure
• Use Tylenol only as needed for any soreness
• Peeling may start 3-5 days after procedure. Do not pick or scratch at treated skin but instead keep moisturized
• Avoid strenuous exercise or sweating for 24 hours due to open pores
Treat skin gently washing with a gentle cleanser. Post care kit is preferred.
• Avoid sun exposure for 3 days and if possible 10 days. Apply a minimum of SPF 30 every 2 hours
• May use mineral makeup after 24 hours
• Restart regular skin care regimen in 3 days after and Active skin care in 5 days
• Recommend follow up and repeat treatments in 4 weeks and for best results a series of 4-6 treatments
Day 1: On the next day, you may clean your face as usual and apply mineral based makeup, lotions and other topical products as perscribed. Be sure to use an approved SPF30 or greater sunscreen!
Days 2-5: Within two (2) days following your Medical Micro-Needling procedure, you will notice skin dryness and flaking. This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells.
Follow the instructions above. You may have a little micro bruising that may exist for three or four days. This can easily be covered with makeup. Days later, your skin will start shedding. These are skin layers that would regularly shed a week later, but the Micro-Needling brings this skin to the surface sooner. During this temporary process, your skin will shed and be dry.
Days 6+: A week after the Medical Micro-Needling procedure, most patients notice that their skin is smoother and more radiant. Continue with sun protection every day and reapply every 2 hours if outdoors.