Before we get started with any treatment, we will have a no-obligation consultation to pinpoint any issues and talk about your goals. This conversation will involve relevant medical and family history to ensure the treatment you are seeking is right for you.
We will then discuss your expected results and any associated risks with the procedure before moving forward.
Before beginning treatment, we’ll cleanse your skin and apply a topical anesthetic to ease any discomfort. Then we’ll use a device called an InnoPen to make small, even pricks on your skin.
The entire process can take between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the size of the treatment area. After the procedure, we’ll apply a soothing balm or serum to promote healing.
You’ll most likely have some redness and irritation immediately after the procedure. Most patients say they feel comfortable enough to continue with their day.
Recovery is typically minimal, and most patients return to their daily activities the next day. Avoid using too many products on your skin for the following days. If your skin is still quite red, a lightweight foundation or powder may be acceptable.
Until your skin is completely healed:
- Avoid alcohol-based products and exfoliants.
- Use proper sun protection, as your skin will be very sensitive.
- Avoid activities that may cause excessive sweating.
Depending on your treatment goals, you may need multiple appointments.