- Reveal any medical conditions such as pregnancy, cold sore and fever blister tendencies, any type of allergy, recent facial peels or surgery, and all current medications (including both prescriptions and over-the-counter products) such as Accutane, tetracycline, hormone replacement therapy, or use of Retin-A.
- The patient must quit taking Accutane for 6 months prior to having PiXel8- RF micro-needling treatment
- DO NOT have a PiXel8-RF Micro-needling treatment if you have an electronic implant (insulin pump, pacemaker, LVAD, etc.)
- Do not use self-tanning lotions or tanning booths two weeks prior to your PiXel8-RF treatment. Do not sunbathe two weeks prior to your appointment.
- Do not use any irritating skin care products such as Retin-A for one week prior to treatment.
- Avoid taking NSAIDs such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, and aspirin for 1 week prior to the scheduled procedure
- Areas of dental crowns, caps, braces or other dental implants may be more sensitive to the treatment and the clinician may use gauze or a tongue depressor to isolate the area to make the treatment more comfortable.
- A certain degree of discomfort, redness, and/or irritation during and after treatment is expected. If any discomfort or irritation persists more than 24 hours, please notify the treatment facility.
- Tiny scabs (of less than 1 mm in diameter) may form 24-72 hours post treatment and may remain for several days. The scabs should not be touched or scratched (even if they itch) and should be allowed to shed naturally.
- During the first two days following treatment, care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated site: avoid hot baths, massage, irritating skin care products or exfoliants, etc. The skin should be kept clean to avoid contamination or infection; any mechanical or thermal damage to the area must be avoided.
- For burning sensation, spritz the treatment area with a diluted vinegar solution (1tsp white vinegar per 8 ounces water)
- It is important to keep your skin moisturized after the treatment.
- You may have mild swelling for 1-3 days after your treatment. Patients may apply an icepack (NOT direct ice) to the irritated area for 1-2 days in approximately 15 minute sessions 3-4 times per day. Redness for 1-3 days is common. After 12 hours post-procedure, the patient may apply a hydrocortisone cream 3-4 times per day to reduce redness.
- Makeup can be applied 12 hours after treatment
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure or use of tanning bed for at least two weeks after the treatment, as the skin that was treated will be more sensitive to the sun after your Sublative treatment.
- Use minimum of SPF 30 daily to protect your skin after your treatment.
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