A. What Can I Put On My Face After Microneedling?
After microneedling, your face may look like a tomato and feel like a recent sunburn. Fortunately, the sensation is short-lived and will go away in a day or two. Even so, you still need to nourish your skin with incredible maintenance products.
Microneedling to enhance your skin is a great idea. Became macro in the world of beauty. Treating problems such as acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks and age spots, it maintains a bright and radiant complexion. Exfoliates skin by removing dead cells and improving skin texture. With all these advantages, what are the best pieces for microneedling? It makes our skin super absorbent, instantly absorbing everything that is applied to it. So what you use after the microneedling session is the most important thing. Let’s take a look at some of the best things you can do for your skin in microneedle aftercare to maximize results.
1. 5 things to do after microneedling
Despite the dirt, blood stains, etc. that may appear on the face, you must be very careful when cleaning it. I know you would be really tempted to just wash everything. However, thorough cleaning can cause more damage to already sensitive skin. Use warm water to clean your face at least 72 hours after microneedling. Do not use a towel or tissue to dry your skin. Allow to air dry. Also, make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area. Use a mild cleanser and warm water to clean your face 72 hours after treatment and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area. Do not use cleaning brushes or devices like Clarisonic for at least 7 days after treatment.
After the damage caused by the needles, your body will start to activate the healing factors and your skin will heal naturally on its own. To promote and stimulate the healing process, it is better to nourish your skin with powerful ingredients. For this, we recommend the use of serums after treatment. There are several serums that you can use to treat your skin.
Hyaluronic acid: As the skin’s moisture increases, you can use hyaluronic acid serum.
Antioxidants: Antioxidants commonly used in skin care include vitamins C and E.
Vitamin C: is a very powerful antioxidant. The post-microneedle can be difficult to use. Apply this serum at least 12 hours after treatment. It helps to increase collagen production and promotes healing of damaged skin.
Vitamin E: It has ideal properties to heal the skin, relieving and relieving irritations. It is very good for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and other anti-aging signs.
Microneedling can dry the skin because the layer of dead skin has formed on the surface of the skin. You need to take care of your skin with moisturizing ingredients. There are many moisturizing ingredients available. You can use products with ceramides, which guarantee an intensive supply of moisture. Brands like CeraVe and Cetaphil contain ceramides. You can also use a serum containing ceramide. Hyaluronic acid is also one of the best hydrating agents we have. It allows the skin to hydrate and return the perfect balance.
When your skin begins to regenerate, you need collagen-stimulating products. Collagen is the skin-forming protein your skin needs after microneedling. The dermaroller needles hurt your skin and your body starts to produce collagen to heal damaged skin. During that time, you can use collagen-stimulating peptides to maximize the effects of the stimulation already triggered by microneedling. They can be in the form of serum and creams. Collagen also comes in a drinkable form that you can drink.
Makeup should not be used for 24 to 72 hours after the procedure. After that, you can use a powdered or liquid mineral base, a clear lipstick, an eyeliner and that’s it! Make sure your hands and tools are clean before using them.
It is essential to protect the skin from the sun’s rays after each skin procedure. Make sure to put a generous amount of sunscreen on the treated areas. We recommend using a chemical-free sunscreen with UVA / UVB and SPF 50 for your skin. Sun protection should be part of your daily skin care routine – not just on the days after the procedure. You need to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging.
B. Microneedling Aftercare: Get The Most Out of Your Treatment
1. Microneedling and the vampire facial
Microneedling is a collagen-inducing therapy. Most therapeutic devices are devices with electrical microneedles that use tiny needles to create microchannels or skin lesions to stimulate the formation of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of skin tissue. At WIFH we use rejuvenation.
Microneedling has become a popular anti-aging practice, and some of you may be familiar with the “vampire facial” that made Kardashians famous. The vampire face is simply microagulated with PRP or platelet-rich plasma. An important note: PRP is a supplement to microneedle and is not offered in any practice. If your skin care professional does not offer PRP, the practice may offer growth factor treatment based on your microneedling procedure, using the same PRP theory. In PRP, plasma has growth factors to basically accelerate healing and stimulation of collagen. The growth factor serum produces the same result without the need to draw blood.
2. Benefits of microneedling
There are a number of surprising benefits to microneedling with Rejuvapen.
- Improves fine lines and deeper wrinkles
- Reduces acne scars
- Smooths stretch marks
- Balances skin tone
- Facilitates hyperpigmentation and sunspots
- Reduces the appearance of pores
- Firms and softens skin structure
- Heals scars
- Reduces broken capillaries and spider veins
- Brings back shine to younger, fresher looking skin
3. Follow-up care with microneedle
Microneedling offers incredible benefits to make and keep your skin beautiful. However, as with any good skin procedure, there are important aftercare instructions that you must follow to get the most out of your skin care regimen.
Since rejuvenation microneedling creates micro-wounds on the skin, patients cannot immediately return to their normal skin care routines. In fact, immediately after treatment, you will look like you have had mild to moderate sunburn and your skin may feel warm and firmer than normal. Note that these effects are normal and usually disappear within a few hours after treatment. However, it can take up to 24-48 hours to completely dissolve.
Don’t worry: after treatment, your dermatologist will discuss post-procedure skin care to soothe, soothe and protect your skin. Treat the skin gently for another three days after microneedling. After the third day after treatment, you can resume your normal skin care routine.
4. Our recommendation at WIFH for the best aftercare with microneedles
- CLEANING – Use a mild cleanser and warm water to clean your face 72 hours after treatment and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area and do not use clarisonic or other cleaning brushes for at least a week after treatment.
- HEALING – We recommend serum antioxidants after treatment because their properties are ideal for healing the skin, relieving and relieving irritation.
- HYDRATE – After treatment with Rejuvapen, your skin may become drier than normal. Hyaluronic acid is an ideal ingredient with which you can moisturize your skin and bring it back to perfect balance.
- STIMULATE – In the days after your treatment with Rejuvapen and at the beginning of skin regeneration, collagen-stimulating peptides are ideal for maximizing the effect of the stimulation already initiated by microneedling.
- MAKEUP – We recommend not applying makeup for 24 to 72 hours after the procedure. Also, do not apply makeup with a makeup brush, especially if the brush is not clean.
- PROTECT – Immediately after the procedure, your dermatologist will apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA / UVB, sun protection factor 25 or higher on your skin. We recommend sun protection without chemicals. Remember that as part of your skin care routine, you should continue to use sunscreen every day, not just the days after the procedure, to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging.
5. Additional precautions for follow-up care with microneedle
- DO NOT use alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, retinol (vitamin A), vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or any other skin care scrub considered “active” for a week after treatment.
- Do not use active cleaning brushes, such as Clarisonic, for a week after treatment.
- Avoid direct, intentional sunlight for 72 hours.
- No solariums.
- Always use sunscreen.
- Do not swim for at least 72 hours after treatment.
- Do not exercise or participate in vigorous activities for the first 72 hours after treatment. Sweating and fitness environments in general are harmful and full of bacteria that can cause side effects on your skin.
6. WIFH Microneedling Treatment Kit
At WIFH we offer a post-treatment kit that we recommend for 72 hours after microneedle treatment for the best results. Most facilities will likely offer a similar treatment kit, but you may need to purchase the kit while our kit comes with the procedure. The kit consists of iS Clinical products including: a mild cleaning complex, sheald recovery balm and copper-proof mist.
C. How to Take Care of Your Skin After Microneedling
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that stimulates blood circulation. This is usually done to improve the appearance of scars and to increase collagen production. It takes several hours to prepare and perform a microneedle in a clinical setting.
What is not often discussed is the follow-up that is necessary after the procedure. Microneedling actually pierces your skin, so you need to take steps to protect your skin barrier while it is healing. Even if you have a microneedle at home, you will need extra skin care in the days following treatment.
1. What to expect
- Some side effects can be expected after microneedling. When you leave the appointment, your skin may be flushed or a bright red color, as if you have spent all day in the sun and with mild to moderate burns.
- The redness and swelling will likely persist for 24 hours or a little longer. Even with careful monitoring, there is not much you can do to remove the redness immediately after microneedling.
- Covering redness with makeup is one of the worst things you can do, as makeup blocks the pores of newly exposed skin and can even cause rashes. You need to be patient when the redness is gone. In the meantime, however, you can apply mild, unscented products with natural ingredients for some relief.
- Swelling and peeling of the skin are considered normal for up to 48 hours after the procedure. Other side effects, such as bumps, rashes and dry skin, are also within the range of what you may experience after microneedling, but not all will.
Using moisturizers and mild cleansers to nourish the skin can help minimize side effects.
2. Maintenance Tips
Your doctor should provide detailed instructions on what to do after microneedling. The instructions may be specific to your medical history or skin type. So, follow them carefully.
- As a rule, you should use sunscreen constantly for the first 2 weeks after microneedling. Make sure to apply sunscreen every time you leave the house in the days after treatment.
- In the first week after the microagulation process, do not spend too much time in the sun, as you are more prone to sun damage than usual.
- Use a topical antibiotic cream that your doctor prescribes to prevent infections.
- Wash your hands before touching your face.
- Do not apply makeup, especially with a previously used makeup brush, within 24 hours of microneedling.
- You also need to avoid swimming pools, saunas and situations where you can sweat profusely, including intense exercise sessions at the gym, to protect your newly treated skin. You will be able to resume these activities after 72 hours.
3. What to use and what to avoid
- In the first few days after the microneedling procedure, you should avoid skin products that contain chemicals intended for exfoliation. Avoid anything that smells and do not use glycolic acid or alpha-hydroxy acids.
- Retinol A and vitamin C serum should be avoided in the first 48 hours after microneedling. After 2 full days, you may want to gradually reintroduce products into your daily beauty routine instead of going as you normally would, especially if you are using products with strong anti-aging formulas.
- Be sure to use any cleanser, toner or scrub you plan to apply 2-3 days after your microagulation provider to ensure that the ingredients do not aggravate side effects.
- Hyaluronic acid can be used as a reliable source after microneedling. In some cases, it is even advisable to stimulate collagen production after the procedure.
Generally, if your skin looks dry, it is safe to apply coconut oil as an emollient to maintain moisture and keep your face hydrated after microneedling. Diluted, alcohol-free witch hazel can also be used to clean dry skin. Use soft, natural ingredients that you are familiar with.
The redness you experience with microneedling will mostly disappear within 48 hours. Other symptoms like peeling and rashes may take a little longer.
Most of the visible microneedling recovery occurs on the first or second day after treatment, but healing continues below the skin’s surface for up to 2 months.
5. When to see a doctor
Microneedling is generally considered to be a reliable source and is a very low-risk procedure. Occasionally, side effects may increase and require medical attention. Some of the symptoms to watch for include:
- Fever above 38 ° C
- Yellow or green discharge
- A headache
Infections caused by microneedles are common on your skin. Allergic reactions to the needles used for microneedling are also possible.
6. The final result
Taking care of the skin after microneedling can make a big difference in the result of your treatment. Proper aftercare not only relieves symptoms, but also protects the skin from damage during healing.
Follow your provider’s instructions as faithfully as possible and don’t be afraid to ask questions before or after your appointment.