Skin Health & Rejuvination for Council Bluffs, Iowa & Omaha, Nebraska
MesoPen Micro Needling Pre and Post Care Instructions
Your first appointment will be for discussing your aesthetic goals and options, treatment will generally be scheduled separately. A baseline picture may be taken of you for your file.
CB Skin Secrets your own platelets and plasma with Selphyl® or other agents previously studied for safety and effectiveness topically and transdermally. No substitutions are made.
Prior to micro needling or injection, please notify us if you have a rash or infection near or at the planned injection site as we will need to reschedule your treatment.
5-7 days prior to treatment avoid blood thinning agents such as Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, fish oil or alcohol. Tylenol is OK to use. Please notify us if you are using prescription or non-prescription blood thinners or other supplements which may affect platelet function. Bruising is most common around the eyes. I make every effort to avoid bruising, but there are several small vessels in this area. Bruising is usually minimal and may take around 2 weeks to resolve. Please avoid caffeine the day of the procedure for more comfort.
Selphyl® and all collagen building agents will show some improvement in volume immediately but collagen production takes 4-7weeks. A second treatment is generally recommended at 3-8weeks and a discount is given for purchase of a series as more than one session is needed and recommended. Other agents used for indications like cellulite or stretch mark reduction, hair regrowth, or pigment control will also require repeated treatment and maintenance.
You should return in 2-4 weeks after MesoPen Micro Needling and after 6-8weeks for Selphyl®. Sometimes it can be difficult to match expectations with results, but I will strive to accurately inform you of what to expect. I appreciate your trust. At your follow up visit we will also take your “After” photo. This photo will not be shared without your written permission, but is key to demonstrating changes you may not see from day to day.
Following your injection or micro needling treatment, please do not lie face down for 4 hours or wear a restricting garment over the area (hats, goggles). Avoid excess heat, cold or pressure to the treated area for 3 days after Selphyl®. Swelling resolves in~4days after injections and quicker after Micro Needling. Use old towels or sheets on your bed the first night and sleep with your face and head slightly elevated to lessen swelling.
If you would like to reapply makeup, please do so gently over the treated area after 24-48 hours. Dermacia makeup can be applied immediately after treatment or application of an aqua cooling mask but other products are to wait 1-2 days. Please avoid heavy exercise or sweating for the first 12-24 hours after treatment. Micro channels are closed within hours but added time for caution is advised.
There are several other treatments and products available which can be used concurrently Micro Needling and Selphyl®. If you have aesthetic goals that you haven’t met, ask your provider what other treatments may be right for you as the order of procedures may need adjusted.
Avoid retinoids or tretinoin, exfolliators or any other potential irritants for 3 days before and after treatment. Use sunscreen/block liberally on a daily basis for best protection.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Stacey E. Whitehead at CB Skin Secrets 402-915-2756 during clinic hours. Other calls will be returned as able but if there is an emergency, call 911 or go to the ER.