Q - If I have diabetes can I get Micro-needling Treatments?
A - You can get Micro-Needling on healthy tissue only, do not get if there are open wounds or the tissue is questionable. Consult with your doctor if you’re not sure.
Q - Why can I not get Micro-Needling if I have hypertension or severe hypertension?
A - Hypertension can cause increased pressure in your blood vessels and the skin roller could possibly damage blood vessels if the pressure in the vessels is too high.
Q - Can I get Micro-needling if I have a pace maker?
A - It is best not to get the treatment on top or around the area of the pace maker, but can be used in all other areas.
Q - If I’m a cancer patient can I get Micro-Needling?
A - Cancer can cause lymphedema and affect flow of lymph fluids, the skin needling can cause lymphedema condition to worsen, so best not to use it at all. Never get needling on skin cancer or skin being treated for cancer. If you have cancer and are being treated with radiation or chemo therapy, do not get micro needling done. Treatments used to treat cancer can make the skin extremely sensitive, as well as causing other issues which the user may be unaware of. Always consult your physician before starting any existing or new treatments if you have any form of cancer.
Q - If I have a bleeding disorder, can I get Micro-needling?
A – Absolutely not, bleeding disorders cause easy bleeding. The micro needles on the roller head could break small blood vessels and capillaries under the skin and cause worse bleeding.
Micro-needling can be safely used on all skin types and colours. Skin micro needling can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other types of procedures. These areas include the eyes, neck and back of the hands. However, it is not suitable if you:
- Have used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months
- Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the area to be treated
- Have any kind of current skin infection, condition, herpes simplex in the area to be treated
- If you are pregnant and breast feeding
- Have any history of keloid, hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing