Pre-Post Care Protocol for Microneedling
Skin scars, deep wrinkles, large pores, and other skin issues can be reduced by microneedling, which improves the skin’s vibrancy. If you follow a few simple guidelines, you may extend and enhance the effects of this trendy beauty procedure. Your skin’s collagen production is a primary purpose of microneedling. The top layers of your skin are pricked with tiny needles (ranging in diameter from.5 to 2.5 millimeters) during a microneedling treatment to penetrate your skin’s surface and induce a little damage that directly stimulates your skin’s healing mechanism.
These needles are both short and thin, resulting in relatively minimal harm to the skin with each prick. microneedling is regarded as one of the least invasive cosmetic procedures. All that poking and pricking is for what, you may ask? When you have microneedling done, your cells go into full-blown beautifying mode. When you prick your skin, you produce a small wound that activates your skin’s healing mechanisms. With this new collagen-rich tissue your skin gets a significant lift and radiance boost.
Your skin requires time to heal from the small wounds caused by the needles, even though microneedling is less invasive. However, these side effects only last for a day or two at most. You may maintain the benefits of microneedling by taking care of your skin using these tips provided by our aestheticians.
- Discontinue the use of Retin A, Retinols, Vitamin A creams, and other topic medications
- for 3-5 days before your Microneedling treatment.
- It is required that you wear sunscreen daily and use the appropriate home care topical products
- Do not receive excessive sun exposure 2 weeks prior to treatment including sunbeds and self-tanning products
- No sunscreen OR makeup for 12 hours following treatment.
- Wash the face a few hours after treatment or before bedtime – Use a gentle cleanser.
- Gently massage the face with tepid water (a shower can provide an easier ability to massage the face while washing at the same time) and remove all serum and dried blood.
- 12-72 hours post-treatment mineral makeup can be applied but continue to use a gentle cleanser, hyaluronic acid serum, and physical sunblock with an SPF of 25 or higher. If a more aggressive treatment was performed, they should also be instructed to use a more occlusive balm such as Aquaphor.
- After 48 to 72 hours following treatment, the client can return to a regular skincare regimen.
- Retinol products are strongly suggested to use for optimal results.
- Avoid alcohol-based toners for 10-14 days as well as excessive sun exposure for 10 days.
- For the treatment of Acne Scars and Skin Rejuvenation: usually, 6-8 treatments are recommended 4-6 weeks apart
- For the management of Stretch Marks and Surgical or Keloid Scars: 8-10 treatments are required, spaced apart every 5-6 weeks.
- More time in between treatments is suggested due to the aggressive trauma to the skin, allowing proper recovery time to avoid over-stimulation.
- If scars/stretch marks are 6 months old or younger, less time in between treatments is okay.
What to Avoid:
- For at least 2 hours post-treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula), or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare.
- Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours.
- No tanning beds.
- Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
- No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments are harmful, rife with bacteria, and may cause adverse reactions.
- It is recommended that there be a 4-week interval between any microneedling treatment and botox, filler, chemical peels, and laser treatment.
Even though a single session of microneedling may give you the confidence boost you need, you can easily arrange your next visit after six months by clicking here. This will allow you to get the most out of your treatment.