Dermapen Downtime

Dermapen Downtime
WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED:
Day 1: Severity of erythema will depend on how aggressive the treatment was performed.
Day 2: A red or pink hue persists, similar to a moderate sunburn. Swelling may be more noticeable on the second day.
Day 3: Skin can be pink or simply remain normal in color. Swelling subsides. Your practitioner will prescribe Dermapen’s post procedure PHYTO-BOOST (botanical), skincare after the procedure to help soothe, calm and protect the skin. Continue to use for 3 days. Active skincare can be resumed again after day 3.

HOME CARE:
A. Wash the face thoroughly a few hours after treatment. Gently massage the face with tepid water (a shower can provide an easier ability to massage the face while washing at the same time), and remove all serum and other debris such as dried blood. This will improve the appearance of the skin and also allow for better subsequent absorption of PHYTO-BOOST serum. Mineral makeup may be applied the following day.
B . For the first 1-3 days the skin will may feel dry and tight. Frequent use of a HA-BOOST and PHYTO-BOOST serum will help alleviate this as, well as the use of moisturizers.
C. After 2-3 days patients can return to regular skin care products or as soon as it is comfortable to do so. Vitamin A products are optimal and suggested.
D. Avoid alcohol based toners for 10-14 days.
E. Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 10 days if possible.
F. Do not apply chemical sunscreen the same day as treatment. Undesirable chemicals can penetrate if used in large amounts. Only Use Dermapen approved physical defense sunscreen.

REMEMBER:

CLEAN – Use a soothing cleanser or face wash with tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 48 hours and dry gently. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area.
HEAL – Copper based skincare is recommended post treatment as the mineral properties are perfect to help heal the skin but will also create a sterile skin too. Resveratrol based products can help soothe the skin and lessen irritation.
HYDRATE – Following the Dermapen treatment, the skin may feel drier than normal. Hyaluronic Acid is an ideal ingredient to hydrate and restore the skin back to perfect balance.
STIMULATE – In the days following your Dermapen treatment, as the skin starts to regenerate, collagen stimulating peptides are ideal to reinforce collagen stimulation.
MAKE-UP – It is recommended that make up is not applied for 12 hours after the procedure although your practitioner may be able to supply you with specialized mineral make-up that they feel would be suitable for use during this period. Do not apply any make-up with a make-up brush, especially if it is not clean.