The Vampire Facial Pre & Post Care Instructions

The Vampire Facial Pre & Post Care Instructions


  • Patients with active cold sores or warts, wounded, sunburned, excessively sensitive skin, healing problems, dermatitis or inflammatory Rosacea in the area(s) to be treated should be excluded from the MicroNeedling procedure because it could potentially precipitate a flare up or spread the condition
  • Patients with a history of allergies, rashes or other skin reactions may be sensitive to treatment
  • MicroNeedling is not recommended if you have taken Accutane within the past year or received chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Smokers should not receive this treatment.

Pre-Care Instructions (one week before):

  • Avoid the following procedures: electrolysis, waxing, depilatory creams and laser hair removal and sun exposure
  • Cease using any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating, such as salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid and glycolic acid
  • Cease using your Tri-Retinol Complex, Retin-A, Renova®, Differin® (Adapalene 0.1%) or any products containing Retinol, AHA or BHA, or Benzoyl Peroxide.

Post-treatment Recommendations/Prescriptive Care:

  • You should expect mild to moderate redness the day of and day after the treatment. Redness should resolve in 24-48 hours (notify us if it does not). You may have pinpoint bleeding/weeping that should stop shortly after treatment. Mild sensitivity, tightness, heat sensation, itching, and irritation is normal but should resolve in 24-48 hours. Warning signs of problems include severe redness, swelling, blistering, ulcers, pain, or signs of infection. Notify us immediately if you see these.
  • Rinse skin gently (with water only) and pat dry/do not rub
  • Avoid harsh cleansers or washcloths
  • Do not get sun exposure for at least 1 week after and wear approved zinc sunscreen
  • Do not have any other facial treatment for at least two weeks after
  • Daily Skincare Routine:
  • When washing your face, use a gentle, approved-cleanser
  • Apply SkinMedica Replenish Hydrating Cream multiple times per day
  • Use an approved sunscreen with zinc
  • Cease the use of exfoliating scrubs (including Clarisonic brush) for at least one week after
  • Avoid picking/rubbing your skin
  • You may resume the regular use of retinol, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) products or bleaching creams when your Aesthetician and/or Dr. Seiler approve (generally 5-7 days)
  • You should not receive any unapproved skin procedures for 2 weeks

Follow Up Visit:
We will contact you the day after your treatment to check on you and you should come 7 days after you treatment for a follow-up visit.

Notify Seiler Skin and Dr. Seiler if you have any questions, concerns, problems at 205-870-0204 or 205-873-2340.