Dermapen microneedling pre-care Indications

Below is a guide that, when followed, will maximize the results of your treatment as well as ensure that you encounter as few service complications as possible.

Discontinue all use of retinoids and other chemical exfoliating agents for at least 72 hours including all topical prescription acne medication.

If you are a sunbather, or frequent the tanning salon, it is important to stay out of the sun (artificial or not) for a minimum of 72 hours prior to your service. Dermapen services will not be performed if any redness due to sun exposure is present on the skin. This measure is taken solely for our clients’ safety and benefit.

Discontinue all use of antibiotics two weeks prior to your Dermapen service.

Avoid mircodermabrasion, other chemical peeling services 2 weeks prior to your Dermapen treatment.

Avoid waxing 72 hours prior to Dermapen service.

If an active or extreme breakout occurs, please contact our office to reschedule, as Dermapen cannot be performed over active acne lesions.

Regarding the Herpes Simplex Virus I and II: it is possible for a herpes breakout to surface following more assertive treatments.  It is advised that anyone with a history of the herpes virus pre-treat 2 days before your Dermapen service with your doctors recommended prescription.