Microneedling Pre- and Post-Treatment Instructions

Before your appointment

To reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising, avoid the following for 2 days prior to treatment:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Anti-inflammatory medications including aspirin
  • Vitamin E, fish oil or flaxseed oil
  • Ginkgo Biloba

If you have a history of oral herpes (cold sores), you may want to start a course of antiviral medication from your primary care provider three days before your treatment


NO TANNING – spray or sun – for one week prior to your treatment


You must be 14 days post Botox treatment and 28 days post filler, deep peels and any laser treatment to receive microneedling safely


After your treatment

  • Expect to have red skin in the treated area(s) for 24-48 hours
  • Do not massage, scratch or rub the treated area(s)
  • Do not use Mia or other brand face scrubbers for one week
  • Do not use Arbonne ultrasound or other brand ultrasound wands for one week
  • Avoid prolonged sun or UV exposure for at least 2 weeks
  • Avoid saunas and/or steam baths for 2 weeks to reduce the risk of bruising


Home Care

Until all redness has resolved + 2 days, you may ONLY use the following products:

  1. Gentle cleanser with NO exfoliating agents (no scrubs, retinols, or exfoliation of any kind)
  2. Gentle moisturizer with NO active ingredients (no retinols, no vitamin C, etc.)
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Mineral Makeup


We have a skin care home treatment kit available for purchase if you do not already use products that pair well with microneedling and recommend either the Rhonda Allison or Yon-Ka product lines to ensure effective treatment and to reduce the possibility of a post treatment infection. 


Unless otherwise instructed by your treating provider, DO NOT use anything other than the above four products while your skin is healing. 


Next Steps

Once all redness has resolved, resume your skin care regimen

After your final treatment:  Schedule your follow up facial in 2-4 weeks


For post-treatment questions or concerns, call Cunningham Clinic directly at 720-272-9543

For follow up appointments, call Contage at 303-777-8282

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