Microneedling therapy is a clean and safe way to rejuvenate your skin and improve the look of imperfections and scarring. This non-ablative treatment uses tiny micro needles to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. As a result, new skin tissue replaces old damaged skin which reduces the appearance of many common skin concerns. Microneedling doesn’t have a lengthy downtime compared to other skin treatments, but it still requires careful aftercare to keep your skin healthy. Here are some tips for the aftercare of microneedling.
- Cleanse your skin
For the first 72 hours following your microneedling therapy only clean your face with lukewarm water (not hot or cold) and a gentle cleanser. Always make sure to keep your hands clean before washing your face and touching the treated skin.
Gently dry your skin with a clean towel (lightly dab the water away) and do not use any powered cleansing brushes for at least a week after your treatment.
- Use special serums to moisturize the skin and help with the healing.
Since your skin will feel drier than usual after microneedling the rapy, you can hydrate and restore your skin’s balance with a serum containing hyaluronic acid as well. Using moisturizers with ceramides and spritzing hydrating water sprays whenever your skin feels dry can also help soothe your skin. Also, drinking plenty of water is indispensable to hydrate and to help heal your skin faster.
- Avoidany irritants or makeup
Do not wear makeup for 24 to 72 hours following your microneedling therapy.so you can allow your skin to breathe and recover. Your skin is sensitive and healing during this rejuvenation process, so avoid using any products that could irritate it or clog your pores.
- Avoid the skin from sun exposure
Immediately after your treatment, you should only use chemical-free topical lotions. It is best, therefore, to avoid the sun altogether. If you must go out in the sun, you will need to apply a use a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 25 or higher sunscreen. A sunhat could also be used if you are going to be outside for a few short moments.
At last, do not use any abrasive products to exfoliate the skin while it’s healing. Only apply products that help soothe and heal the skin during this time.