MICRONEEDLING CONTRAINDICATIONS &
Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.
Scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities
Active herpes infections
Rosacea and blood clotting problems (ie poor wound healing)
Active bacterial, viral or fungal infections
Taking immunosuppressant medication
Pregnant or nursing
Have had radiation treatment within the last year
Have areas of the skin that are numb or lack sensation
Scars that are less than six months old
Facial surgery in the past 6 months
Use of isotretinoin (eg Accutane) in the past 6 months
Psoriasis and other dermatosis that can be koebnerized, can potentially be triggered by needling even if they have been quiescent for years.
Microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing or other facial treatments such as chemical peels, botox, skin fillers, laser skin treatments or plastic surgery should be completely healed.
During the skin healing process, minor itching, hives, flaking, or redness may appear. If symptoms persist, please contact me. Do not pick, squeeze or agitate during the recovery period.
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
• Spray or self-tanning
• 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
• High levels of Kojic or azelaic acid
• Alcohol (including but not limited to) isopropyl alcohol/de-natured alcohol/rubbing alcohol
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.
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.
Your skin works hard to keep you healthy, and you can return the favour by looking after it.
Use an SPF. Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are the main cause of skin ageing and can cause skin cancer.
Stop smoking. Smoking is one of the main environmental factors in premature skin ageing by breaking down and preventing the production of new collagen. Smoking also causes the tiny blood vessels in the skin to constrict, reducing the supply of oxygen to the skin.
Cut down your alcohol consumption. When you drink alcohol, your body and skin can become dehydrated, leaving the skin looking older and tired.
Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.
Follow a skin care routine to nourish and treat your skin. Ask your skin care professional what products would be best suited to protect and improve your skin. Cleanse morning and night. Exfoliate. Use a mask, eye cream and skin appropriate moisturiser.