When is skin needling not suitable?
CIT should not be performed within 2 weeks of having anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, chemical peels, waxing, depilatory creams, electrolysis, laser or IPL in the area to be treated. The treatment is also not to be performed on raised moles, warts or lesions.
Prior to commencing the treatment, please notify your nurse of any allergies you may have to specific ingredients, or medication you may be taking.
IT is not recommended for clients who:
• Are pregnant or lactating.
• Have active herpes, acne lesions, open cuts, wounds or sunburnt skin. However, once resolved the treatment can proceed after 2 weeks.
• Suffer from medical conditions such as diabetes and blood clotting disorders.
Possible side effects of skin needling;
• Redness of the skin for 1-3 days following the treatment.
• Minor post treatment swelling for 1-3 days.
• Weeping of the skin during the first 24 hours.
• Mild discomfort during the treatment.
• Possible blood spotting during treatment.
• Possible bruising post treatment.
• Possible skin grazing over concentrated areas after the treatment.
• If prone to cold sores, the treated area may become infected if there is a herpes episode during this period.
• Bacterial infection possible but very rare. Skin must be kept clean and hydrated post treatment.
The above side effects are a guide only. Significant down time is to be expected post a medical grade skin needling treatment. This is further explained during your consult.