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SkinPen Microneedling: Pre and Post Treatment Instructions

SkinPen, by Crown Aesthetics is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, trusted by Seaport Medspa to deliver smoother, more radiant and younger-looking skin to patients. This treatment has been proven to be safe and effective for patients, delivering results that can last up to 6-months.

Prior to receiving a SkinPen microneedling treatment by Seaport Medspa is very important to read and follow the below pre and post treatment care instructions.

SkinPen Microneedling Pre-Care

Pregnant or Nursing?

Patients who are pregnant or nursing are not able to receive SkinPen microneedling.

History of Cold Sores?

If you have a history of cold sores please let Seaport Medspa know so one of the nurse practitioners can order a prescription for you to receive at your pharmacy.


Avoid sun exposure prior to your appointment, if you have a sunburn, you will not be able to treated by Seaport Medspa.

Stop Using These Skincare Products 3-days Before

Patients should stop using skincare products that contain (tretinoin, retinol, AHA/BHA, salicylic, hydroquinone) no later than 3-days before your SkinPen microneedling appointment.

Clean Skin Day of Treatment

Arrive to your appointment with clean skin. There should be no makeup, perfume, powder present on the skin in the area to be treated.

Come To Appointment Full and Hydrated

Be sure to have eaten a recent meal and be hydrated prior to your appointment.

SkinPen Microneedling Post-Care

Cleanse with Just Water For 24-Hours

After receiving a SkinPen microneedling treatment patients should cleanse their skin with nothing but cool water and pat dry for 24-hours.

No SPF For 24-Hours

As mentioned above, patients should not use any skincare products for 24-hours, which includes the use of SPF.

Mild Cleanser and Light Moisturizer For 72-Hours

After 24-hours has gone by, patients should use a mild cleanser and light moisturizer for the first 72-hours.

No Picking Dry Skin!

Patients should not pick any dry or peeling skin post treatment. It is normal for light skin flaking and sensitivity to occur.

No Exercising For 48-Hours

SkinPen patients should avoid exercising for 48-hours after treatment but casual walking and low lift activities are okay.

No Makeup for 48-Hours

Avoid the use of makeup for 48-hours after treatment This will give your skin time to heal and reduce the risk of infection.

No Heat For 72-Hours

Avoid hot tubs, saunas and swimming pools for 72-hours after treatment.

Resuming Normal Skincare After 72-Hours

You may resume your normal skincare 72-hours after treatment or once skin feels healed.

Avoiding Exposure To Sun For 10-Days

Always use a physical sunscreen of SPF-30 or greater daily. Avoid exposure to sun for 10 days following this treatment.


If you have any questions post treatment please feel free to call, text or email us with any point.


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