Microneedling - Patient Instructions

For best results, please follow these instructions:

Before your treatment:

  1. Please remove make-up and skin care products prior to your treatment.
  2. If you wear contacts and choose to remove them prior to your treatment, please bring your own supplies to do so.
  3. Avoid any irritants to your skin, such as products containing Retin-A, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids,or astringents for 1-2 days prior to your treatment.
  4. Do not wax or use a depilatory on treatment areas one week prior to your treatment.
  5. Avoid excessive tanning or tanning beds for approximately 1 week prior to treatment. If you are in the sun, we recommend sun protection of SPF 30 or higher.

Sunburned  cannot be treated.



  1. Day 1 – Erythema and red appearance and severity will depend upon how aggressive the treatment was performed.
  2. Day 2 – A red hue or pink hue persists like a moderate sunburn. Swelling may be more noticeable on the second day.
  3. Day 3 – Skin can be pink or normal color. Swelling subsides. If retinol is applied during microneedling treatment peeling of the skin will happen. It is important that you do not pick or pull at any skin that is flaking or peeling.  Peeling can last 3-7 days and the severity of the peeling will depend on your skin condition. Please talk with your skin therapist about proper post care.  

After your treatment

  1. Wash the face thoroughly a few hours after treatment. Gently massage the face with tepid water (a shower can provide an easier ability to massage the face while washing at the same time), and remove all serum and other debris such as dried blood. This will improve the appearance of the skin and allow for better subsequent absorption of active products.
  2. Mineral Makeup may be applied the following day
  3. After 2-3 days patients can return to regular skin care products or as soon as it is comfortable to do so. Retinol products are optimal and suggested.
  4. Avoid alcohol based toners for 10 – 14 days.
  5. Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 10 days if possible.
  6. Do not apply sunscreen the same day as treatment. Undesirable chemicals can penetrate if used in large amount.


Additional Post Care Microneedling Instructions

  • Immediately after the treatment, your skin will be red and flushed with an appearance similar to a moderate sunburn. You may experience skin tightness, swelling and sensitivity. The redness can get worse within 24 hours and start to fade 24 hours later. These reactions can last 3-4 days.
  • Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as: Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for skin rejuvenation.
  • Do not overheat the treated area for 24-48 hours. No exercising, saunas, hot showers/bath etc.. post procedure to minimize the risk of heat rash and blistering.
  • Within two - three days following your Microneedling procedure, you will notice skin dryness and flaking. If retinol was applied after your procedure extra dryness and peeling can occur.  This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. During this time we recommend that you apply a hydrating moisturizer. Skinlogic Med Spa recommends Pro salve by Rhonda Allison. If the skin is left untreated, damage to the skin barrier can happen.

How should I take care of my skin?

  • Immediately After Treatment: Keep you skin well hydrated with Pro salve. Mineral makeup can be applied 5 hours after treatment.
  • Day after treatment: Cleanse with a gentle cleanser AM and PM. Gently pat dry and apply healing moisturizer  (Pro Salve) . Avoid  partaking in activities that will heat up your skin, such as going in a hot tub/Jacuzzi/sauna, taking a very hot shower, or strenuous exercise for 2 days after treatment.
  • First Few Days: Continue gentle cleansing and moisturizing over the next few days. Avoid scrubbing, rubbing, or using exfoliants for 1 week. Apply sunscreen daily and you can use makeup if needed starting the day after treatment.
  • Skin Care Products: • Scrubs, Toners, Glycolic Acid, and retinoids: Your skin will be sensitive for the first week after treatment. Do not use products that will cause irritation during this time. Please do not use any scrubs, toners, glycolic acid, retinoids (RetinA or retinol), or bleaching creams (hydroquinone) until your skin has healed, unless otherwise directed by your esthetician.
  • Sunscreen: It is very important that you use sunscreen to prevent discoloration and sun damage to the skin while it is healing.
  • Abnormal Healing: If you notice any blisters, cuts, bruises, crusting/scabs, areas of raw skin, ulcerations, active bleeding, increased discomfort or pain,or any other problems, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • A week after your microneedling treatment, most patients note that their skin is smoother, and more radiant.

Contact Skinlogic Medspa, if you begin to experience any of the following:

  • Cold sores/Fever blisters
  • Signs of infection, such as increased itching, pain, swelling, pus, or oozing.

Please call us at 206-523-4444 if you have any questions or concerns.



Microneedling Information

 Microneedling uses multiple microscopic needles to penetrate the surface layers of skin, creating very small wound patterns to break old collagen chains and trigger the healing process to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. Conditions that can be improved by microneedling treaments include - scars from acne, pore size, stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles, and laxity.

The unique applicator size and design allows it to be used in tight or round areas where a dermal roller could not fit like the crease of the nose, along the upper lip, and across the chin.

Microneedling works well on any skin tone and type meaning it can be a safe alternative to lasers for those with darker skin tones.

Microneedling is based on the skin's ability to heal itself after an injury. Right after the skin encounters any physical damage, it starts the process of removing damaged tissue to replace it with new, healthy skin. Using multiple needles to vertically penetrate the surface layers of skin, treatment with microneedling allows the body to begin the wound-healing process which breaks up older collagen chains to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin within the skin. Results are cumulative and benefits occur with multiple treaments at regular intervals.

Healing time varies, though most start to see results a week after treatment. Immediately after treatment, patients may notice a red appearance in the treatment area and in rare cases minor pin-point bleeding depending on the depth of the needle penetration. Even a light treatment can enhance the appearance of skin texture and brighten your complexion.

Following treatment, skin can be pink or normal color and there can be some swelling. If retinol is applied during microneedling treatment, peeling of the skin will happen. It is important that you do not pick or pull at any skin that is flaking or peeling.  Peeling can last 3-7 days and the severity of the peeling will depend on your skin condition.

Depending on the depth of treatment decided by your skin therapist, numbing creams can be used to increase patient comfort. The applicator can be adjusted to a length of .5mm to 2.5mm based on your skin condition.

Cancellation Policy:

Your allocated appointment times are reserved especially for you and are very important to us. We have implemented this cancellation policy because we value the business of our clients and the time of our staff. All of our policies are designed to benefit our current clients and our future clientele. Therefore, we respectfully request at least 24 hours’ notice for adjustments to your appointments and for cancellations.  Please understand that when you forget or cancel your appointment without giving enough notice, we miss the opportunity to fill that appointment time and clients on our waiting list miss the opportunity to receive services they need.

I understand that as a new or current client of Skinlogic Med Spa that I supply a credit card to have on our files. All cards on file are added to the system via a secure electronic process that ensures the information is encrypted and remains secure. In the event that we do not receive the required 24 hour notice for adjustments and cancellations a $50 fee will be applied to your card.

I have read the above Cancellation Policy and agree to its terms and conditions.  I hereby give my consent for  Skinlogic Med Spa to securely store my credit card on file and authorize Skinlogic Med Spa to charge my card if I cancel less than 24 hours before any future scheduled appointments.


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