Aftercare for Dry Needling [Back to Aftercare Menu]

What to expect after procedure

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  • There will be some swelling, itching, scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness for 1 to 2 weeks. Aloe Vera gel will help soothe the area and allow it to heal faster. Ice packs are a nice relief for the  itching and swelling. To ease discomfort you may take a pain killer (Tylenol). These symptoms will subside within 2 to 4 weeks, depending on how sensitive your skin is.

 

  • There will be some redness or darkness straight after the procedure. Do NOT be alarmed as the redness or darkness will eventually fade after 4 to 8 weeks once the areas are fully healed.

 

  • The treated areas will appear a lot more smoother once healed. It is recommended to have up to 3 to 6 sessions one month apart in order to achieve optimal results.

 

After Care Instructions

 

The following instructions must be carefully followed for at least two weeks post procedure to ensure prevention of infection and successful results:

  • ​Ice the area on and off to help bring down the swelling/ bruising.

 

  • Apply Aloe Vera gel with a Q-tip on small areas or use freshly washed clean hands/fingers for larger areas to avoid infection.  Never touch the procedure area without washing your hands.

 

  • Do not scrub, scratch, rub or pick at the crust/scab that forms.  Allow it to flake off by itself.  If it is removed before it is completely healed.

 

  • Avoid salty foods, alcohol and coffee during the recovery period as it slows down the healing process. Smoking can also cause infections so avoid if possible.

 

  • Avoid the gym and saunas until the area is fully healed. Swimming should be avoided if possible as the chemicals in the pool will fade the pigments.

 

  • Keep area clean by washing gently with a mild or hypo allergenic cleanser/ gel.

 

  • Be cautious when sleeping at night as excessive rubbing can make the area sore.

 

  • Always keep treated areas covered when out in the sun. Also wear a bandage to avoid infections and the treated area from rubbing against clothing.

 

  • Always apply sunscreen SPF35  to the area every time you go out (even if it’s an overcast day) and wear long clothing to protect the area from the sun.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INFECTIONS, PIGMENT LOSS OR DISCOLORATION

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