Prior to your appointment:

  1. Stop Retin A, retinols, or any irritating products 5 days before your appointment.
  2. Please inform your practitioner if you have a history of cold sores. They can prescribe an antiviral medication to suppress the virus to help prevent a cold sore breakout as a result of the irritation from treatment.
  3. We recommend purchasing Skinceuticals B5Hydrating Gel, Jan Marini Skin Zyme mask for use after you treatment.
  4. Your practitioner may provide you with a topical anesthetic to apply at home 45-60 min prior to your micro pen treatment.
  5. You may also have your practitioner apply the topical anesthetic if you prefer. A prep will need to be scheduled before your treatment. Please be prepared to wait in the waiting room with your topical anesthetic on while it is absorbing. Unfortunately, we do not have any spare treatment rooms for this purpose.

Instructions for applying the topical anesthetic:

For your safety follow these instructions exactly as directed.

  • Apply product 45-60 minutes prior to your scheduled treatment time.
  • With a gloved hand evenly apply all contents of packets provided or “US quarter dollar” size amount per 4”x4” area thoroughly over the entire face including jawline and hairline.
  • Rub vigorously in a circular motion (at least45-90 seconds).

** When possible apply to clean skin. Immediately after application, be sure to thoroughly wash hands to prevent the cream from coming in contact with the eyes or absorbing into unaffected areas. Do not use on or around open sores or broken skin.

Do not use if pregnant.

Cautions: Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes or on the inside of your nose and mouth. If you get this medicine in your eyes, rinse them with plenty of water immediately. This medicine blocks pain and feeling in the skin. Be careful not to injure the treated skin by scratching, rubbing or coming in contact with extreme cold or heat. Do not use this medication if you are hypersensitive to lidocaine or any other anesthetic. Do not use any more than instructed. Overuse of this product, like any medicine, can cause problems.

Side Effects: This product may cause local irritation to the site of administration after it is applied. You may also experience a feeling of warmth or coolness. This is considered normal and does not indicate an allergic reaction. Side effects that may go away during treatment include skin paleness, loss of feeling, itching, redness, or swelling at the treated site.

Call SkinSpirit immediately if you notice any dizziness, rapid heart rate, lightheadedness, or nausea.

Storage: Store at room temperature in a dark area, protecting it from excess light. This medication expires six (6) months from date of dispensing.

Please do not hesitate to call our office at (855) 383-7546 if you have any questions or concerns about your treatments. After hours, if you have an urgent situation that you feel cannot wait until the next business day please call (800) 313-6757 and follow the prompts to page the on-call provider.