FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SkinPen is the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA. It works on all skin types – dark to light.
Most treatments take around 30 minutes, and results can be seen in as few as three treatments.
We typically recommend 3–6 treatments booked 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results, although most people see results after just one treatment! Once you see the results from microneedling you’ll want to come back for more!
Everyone’s pain threshold is different, but typically, treatments aren’t super painful. Topical numbing cream is used with treatment. Some areas are also more sensitive than others, such as the nose and upper lip.
Downtime on microneedling treatments typically is very quick; it just depends on your skin and how it reacts to the treatment. The skin will be red and a little swollen for a few hours after the treatment. We recommend not touching or applying unapproved products until your skin is no longer red or irritated.
Do not lie flat for at least four hours after your treatment. After four hours, you may resume your normal activities.
Do not touch, massage, or in any way manipulate the injection sites. In order to minimize redness and bruising, avoid anything that will make your face or body flush such as direct sunlight, exercise, alcohol, hot showers or baths, hot tubs, or spicy foods for 24 hours. If bruising does occur, it will go away in several days.
You may apply cool water compresses to the treatment sites if they are uncomfortable or red.
If you develop a headache, Tylenol is permissible. Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen as these agents may increase the risk of bruising.
To enhance the uptake of botulinum toxin, contract the muscles in the treated area frequently for 2-3 hours after treatment.
As every patient has a different facial anatomy, asymmetry if the treatment result can occur with botulinum toxin injections. Sometimes the correction is less that what you had expected or wanes quicker that you had expected. Additional treatments may be required to try to meet your expectations. Please call your provider’s number to be seen for a follow-up should any of these concerns arise.
If you develop a droopy eyebrow or eyelid, do not be alarmed. This uncommon side effect is not serious. You should call your provider as there are eye drops that can be prescribed which will alleviate this problem. This problem generally resolves in several weeks to several months. If you experience any signs or symptoms that you are concerned about, please do not hesitate to call your Nurse Practitioner at Elle Aesthetics at 443-465-0387.
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