Updated: Sep 22, 2021
Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.
Conditions that would mean you were not able to have this treatments:
Hemophilia, blood clotting problems (ie poor wound healing)
Acne Vulgaris stage III-IV
Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy
Connective tissue disorders / auto immune disorders (e.g. lupus)
Long term use of Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation)
Anticoagulants / Blood thinners (including but limited to Warfarin or aspirin)
Nickel or stainless steal allergies
Collagen vascular diseases
Conditions that need a doctors letter to confirm the treatment is suitable before treatments can begin:
Transplant Anti-Rejection Drug
Hypertension (High blood pressure treated with medication)
Cancer - after 12 months
Insulin Dependent Diabetes
The list below is of things that require a waiting period until you can start treatments:
Wait until completely clear and healed
Active bacterial, fungal or viral skin infection of any type in the area to be treated
Active Herpes – cold sores — (even if inactive take anti-viral medication 2 weeks pre and post treatment (peels & needling)
Warts in area to be treated
Sunburn in the treatment area
Open Lesion on area to be treated
Waiting times for specific procedures (on area to be treated)
Recent facial operations - At least 3 months post surgery
Isoretinoin (e.g. Roaccutane) - 6 - 12 months post treatment
Tattooing / Cosmetic Tattooing – 3 months
IPL / Laser hair removal – 2 weeks
IPL skin treatments - 2 weeks
Laser Resurfacing/Ablative – 8 weeks
Strong chemical peels - PH lower than 3.1. – wait 2 weeks
Botulinum Toxin - 2 weeks
Dermal Fillers – Hyaluronic Acid & Vital Hydrate – 2 weeks
Dermal Fillers - Sculptra & Radiesse - 6 week
Stop using/taking 1 week before commencing treatments:
Fish Oils / Plant oils / Omega 3s
Ginseng / Gingko Biloba / St Johns Wart
Exfoliants and/or AHA or BHA
Benzoyl peroxide / adapelene (Differin)
Hydroquinone / kojic acid / azelaic acid
Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. These will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical for your skin rejuvenation.
Waxing or depilatory creams on the area to be treated
Psoriasis and other dermatosis that can be koebnerized, can potentially be triggered by needling even if they have been quiescent for years.
60 minutes: Reddening and possible pot bleeding
Up to 24 hours: Erythema (reddening or rash like appearance) , Petechiae (pinpoint, round spots), minor oedema (swelling)
1-2 days: Mild erythema , petechiae, reduced oedma, minor itching, dry/tight sensation.
2-3 days Reduced erythema, fading petechiae, dissipated oedema, reduced itching, minor skin flaking
3-4 days: Potential dryness
4-5 days: Full Recovery with normal function
3weeks: improved pigmentation begins
4-6 weeks: Improvements in lines, wrinkles and scarring begins
Please avoid the following activities for up to 2 days following a microneedling clinical procedure: • Direct ultra violet exposure (sun and sunbeds) • Intensive cardio, exercise or gym regimens • Excessively hot showers, bathing, spas or sauna • Swimming in chlorinated pools or the ocean • Tattooing (including cosmetic tattooing) • Further clinical treatments (including, but not limited to): microdermabrasion, laser, intense pulsed light, chemical peels, muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers) should be avoided for up to two weeks.
Please avoid the use of skin care products containing any of the following active resurfacing ingredients for up to 5 days following a microneedling clinical procedure: • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) (including but not limited to) glycolic, lactic or malic acid • Beta hydroxy acid (BHA) including salicylic acid • Benzoyl peroxide • Retinoids (including but not limited to) tretinoin, retinol and retinaldehyde • Hydroquinone • High levels of Kojic or azelaic acid • Alcohol (including but not limited to) isopropyl alcohol/de-natured alcohol/rubbing alcohol
Do not apply spray tans or fake tan creams for 2-3 weeks after the treatment If in doubt with any of the above activities or products, please contact us for clarification to when normal activity or use may be resumed.
For the first 1-3 days the skin may feel tight and dry. Frequent use of post session topical will help with this.
Light, non-occlusive and non-comedogenic make-up may be applied 24 hours post-procedure and a SPF is advised for at least 3 days after your treatment.
After 2-3 days you can return to your regular skin care products with the exclusion of the products listed above
Low does Vitamin A products are recommeneded
Avoid direct sunlight and always wear SPF30 or above. Do not apply a chemical sunscreen the same day as the treatment, only approved physical defense sunscreen can be used.
Microneedling serves to stimulate collagen and the skin can benefit from higher amounts of collagen then normal to have optimal results. Collagen stimulating peptides assist in this process.
Its important to hydrate before and after the procedure to help skin heal and rejuvenate faster.
Gently exfoliate the skin after 3-5 days to remove flaky skin that can form after the treatment.
Omega 3, Zinc & glucosamine oral supplements can help with your treatment results