ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I have read and understand the content on this website. I understand that results can vary and that no guarantee, neither expressed nor implied, has been or will be, given by Microneedler.com regarding guaranteed results. End user assumes all liability and risks that may be associated with the purchase of Doctors Choice Micro-needling Pens. End User and purchaser understand that micro-needling is an elective procedure, performed solely for cosmetic purposes.
Because micro-needling penetrates the skin, it inherently carries health risks, including but not limited to those listed below. Infection is very unusual. However, viral, bacterial, and fungal infections can occur anytime the integrity of the skin is compromised. PIGMENT/COLOR CHANGE- Because dermal penetration is so superficial it doesn’t extend into the layer of the skin containing melanocytes; hyper pigmentation is very rare with micro-needling.
SUN EXPOSURE-Exposure to the sun should be limited 1 to 2 weeks after a micro-needling treatment and use a daily SPF facial moisturizer. Avoid picking and/or peeling the skin during healing period.
SCARRING- Although normal healing after the procedure is expected, abnormal scars may occur in both the skin and deeper tissues. In rare cases, thickened or keloid scars may result, especially if you are prone to keloid scarring. Scars may be unattractive and of different color than surrounding skin. Additional treatments may be needed to treat scarring. PAIN- There may be a very slight burning, scratchy, and irritated sensation to the skin. This is usually temporary and is gone within a few hours after treatment. A sudden reappearance of redness or pain may be a sign of infection.
PERSISTENT REDNESS, ITCHING, AND/OR SWELLING- Itching, redness, and swelling are normal parts of the healing process. These symptoms rarely persist longer than 24 hours with micro-needling. However, treatments received less than 4 weeks apart may induce prolonged symptoms.
ALLERGIC REACTION- Micro-needling is performed with a head containing 12 sterile hypodermic needles, making an allergic reaction nearly impossible; however, a variety of products may be used on the face in conjunction with the micro-needling procedure, to which an allergy can occur. Additionally, since micro-needling increases the penetration of topical substances, it can cause hypersensitivity to products used on the face. If an allergic reaction were to occur, you must contact your healthcare professional.
LACK OF PERMANENT RESULT- Micro-needling will not completely or permanently improve skin texture, tone, elasticity, hyper pigmentation, scars, or minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It is important that one’s expectations be realistic and understands the procedure has its limitations. Additional procedures may be necessary to achieve desired effect.
UNSATISFACTORY RESULT- Although rare from micro-needling, there is a possibility of a poor result from any cosmetic procedure. Micro-needling may induce undesirable results, including but not limited to skin sloughing, scarring, permanent pigment, and/or other undesirable skin changes. You may be disappointed with the final results of micro-needling.
CONTRAINDICATIONS TO MICRO-NEEDLING although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following are recognized as known contraindications to micro-needling:
• Active acne • Active infection of any type (bacterial, viral, or fungal) • Blood thinner medications • Cardiac disease/abnormalities • Chemotherapy or radiation • Collagen Vascular Disease • Eczema, Psoriasis, or Dermatitis • Hemophilia / bleeding disorders • Hormone Replacement Therapy • Keloid/hypertrophic scaring • Pregnancy / Lactation • Raised lesions (moles, warts, etc.) • Recent chemical peel procedure • Recent use of some topical Rx. • Rosacea • Scleroderma • Skin Cancer • Sunburn • Tattoos • Telangiectasia/erythema • Uncontrolled diabetes • Vascular lesions (hemangiomas)