Bruising

It is important to note that if you take any blood thinners, they may cause an increased risk of bruising.  Please avoid these medications if possible.  Please discuss with a physician before discontinuing any of these medications.  Please see a complete list of medications and supplements to avoid prior to injections and surgery.

Alcohol

We recommend abstaining from alcohol at least 24 hours before and after an injectable treatment as it can make you more susceptible to bleeding, bruising, and swelling after an injection.

Patch Test

Prior to patch testing for skin allergies, please let us know prior to your appointment if you were recently prescribed oral steroids or a steroid injection, as they may affect patch test results. Antihistamines (i.e. Benadryl, Zyrtec, etc) WILL interfere with patch testing; please do NOT use Antihistamines.  If you are using topical medications, do not apply them to your back for 5 days prior to your appointment.  If you use over-the-counter moisturizers, do not apply them to your back for 2 days prior to your appointment. Also, you must avoid sun exposure to your back for 2 weeks prior to patch testing.

Microneedling

Please arrive well hydrated and please be sure to have eaten a meal prior to your arrival.  You will be in the office for approximately 1 hour to allow enough time to sit with numbing cream, so please plan accordingly.  Men must come clean shaven for optimal results.