Microneedling Instructions
Pre Treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure/burns 24 hours prior to treatment. The procedure will not be performed on sunburned skin.
  • Discontinue use of retinoids 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • No auto-immune therapies or products 24 hours prior to your treatment.
  • Darker skin types (Fitzpatrick IV-VI), pigment may darken prior to lightening.
  • Ensure 2 weeks between last Botox or dermal filler treatment & your microneedling procedure.
  • Ensure 1 month before or after laser treatments, such as IPL, VBeam, etc, or any chemical peels, or microdermabrasion treatments.
  • Wait 6 months following oral isoretinoin (Accutane) use.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, or fever blisters, consider suppressive treatment 5-7 days prior.
  • On the day of the procedure: please keep your face clean & do not apply makeup.
  • If you are taking a blood thinner, or any medication that makes you bleed easily (aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, fish oil), please notify Persimmon. You may need to discontinue this prior to the procedure – please check with your physician prior to doing so.
Post Treatment
  • Immediately after your treatment, you may look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn. Your skin may feel warm & tighter than usual or may be slightly swollen. All of this is normal & should subside after 1-2 hours & will normally diminish within the same day or 24 hours. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots.
  • If you are concerned about any reaction, please contact Persimmon immediately.
  • Only use the Lift Serum (#1) for the first 24 hours or when the bottle is empty. When the Lift serum is empty, use the Rescue Calming Complex (#2) until it is empty. (Rescue is made with Macadamia nut extract - ALERGY ALERT).
  • DO NOT use any other skincare products during the first 24 hours.
  • After 24 hours, use a gentle cleanser to clean the face for the following 72 hours & gently dry the treated skin. At this point, resume use of broad spectrum sunblock with zinc oxide as well.
  • Avoid sweaty exercise, strenuous activity, & sun exposure for 3 days after treatment.
  • You may resume your normal anti-aging skincare routine after 7 days (including Vitamin C serum, hyaluronic acid serums, retinoids, glycolyic or salicylic based cleansers etc).
  • DO NOT go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
  • Makeup may be applied after 24-36 hours following treatment, once the channels have closed.
  • Day 1 – Mild to moderate redness & swelling, similar to a sunburn. No sunscreen or makeup.
  • Day 2 – Some persistent redness & swelling may be present. May apply sunscreen & makeup.
  • Day 3 – Most redness, bruising & swelling almost gone.