Because there are few nerve endings in the top layer of the skin, superficial microneedling and nanoneedling are essentially painless. However, as you move further into the skin, the amount of pain might rise. To alleviate any discomfort, apply a small coating of numbing lotion (such as Lidocaine, which is available over the counter) to the face region 20 minutes before microneedling.
It's critical to follow these measures following the treatment to ensure optimum comfort and skin care benefits:
Stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours. If you must go outside following the operation, use a big hat and sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by excessive sun exposure.
Do not wash your face for 8 to 12 hours following the treatment, since this can cause the effects to fade. This includes taking a hot bath, going to the sauna, and inhaling steam.
Only use the items that your skin care specialist recommends. In the first few days following your microneedling treatment, it's critical to utilize soothing products; any harsh products should be avoided for four days thereafter.
For one week following treatment, avoid using AHAs, BHAs, glycolic, salicylic, exfoliants (physical or chemical), Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
After the treatment, it's common to have pink and potentially puffy skin. It is crucial to keep the skin moist while it heals to avoid excessive peeling; nevertheless, some flaking is typical. Please utilize the items prescribed by your skin care therapist for the first three days (we have included small samples for after care).
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Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment (a procedure that achieves cosmetic results using medical-grade devices). Microneedling involves making minute punctures in the skin using small needles from a motorised microneedling pen.
Collagen Induction Therapy is another name for microneedling (CIT). This is because the small punctures (also known as microchannels) produced during the therapy cause a trauma/healing reaction in your skin. Your skin detects a little damage and sends a signal to the tissue to naturally create more collagen and elastin to repair the 'wound.' Skin imperfections diminish and, in some cases, vanish altogether as the skin heals.
The objective of microneedling is to create microchannels in the skin that allow for deeper delivery and penetration of skincare products, allowing our skincare to fulfill its goals more effectively.
Another goal of microneedling is to stimulate the skin's own healing response in response to the perceived "trauma" caused by microneedling, causing the skin to produce growth factors, turnover skin cells more quickly, and form new collagen and elastin bonds, giving the skin a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
Some people, like with other cosmeceutical treatments, will need to take extra care. Some medical problems prevent persons from safely doing microneedling, or require that microneedling be cleared by a medical expert before proceeding. These are some of the conditions:
Abnormal skin conditionsÂ -If you have atypical skin problems (such as cold sores (Herpes Simplex virus), bruised skin, eczema, rosacea, infectious skin diseases, active acne, fungal infections, rashes, or skin cancer), you should take precautions and see your doctor before starting any microneedling treatments.
If you have a skin problem, it doesn't necessarily mean you won't be able to microneedle, but you should see your doctor beforehand to prevent provoking an inflammatory skin reaction that will aggravate any of the aforementioned conditions.
Keloid Scarring - If you've ever experienced keloid scarring (raised scarring), you should see a medical expert before undergoing microneedling.
Because microneedling increases the skin's trauma/healing response, if your skin's natural response is to develop a keloid scar, microneedling may cause an unwanted reaction.
Medications - If you're using drugs like accutane, antibiotics, antidepressants, medications that induce photosensitivity, or medications that cause high blood pressure, talk to your doctor before starting microneedling.
Some drugs will prevent you from microneedling, while others will allow you to do so with caution under your doctor's supervision. Before you begin microneedling, it's critical to double-check this appropriateness.
Cosmetic treatments - You must wait until your skin has fully recovered from cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, laser, cosmetic surgery, filler injections, or cosmetic surgery before beginning microneedling. Before you begin microneedling, see your doctor to ensure that it will not interfere with the outcomes of any of your cosmetic procedures.
Your skin will most likely turn a bit red/pink after microneedling, and you may have minor pinprick bleeding (known as petrichae). It's also possible that your skin will seem blotchy. Rest assured, this is only a temporary situation!
Your skin may also be a bit puffy and bruising may occur, particularly in regions of thin tissue (such as the delicate skin around the eyes or decolletage).
Your skin may feel rough to the touch for a few days after microneedling, and you may see some visible markings on your skin, both of which are caused by the microchannels generated during microneedling.
These side effects are all a normal part of the body's recovery. Microneedling causes the skin to go into a trauma/healing reaction (which is what helps stimulate the production of collagen and elastin).
External products (such as serums) that are administered after microneedling function best if they are applied within the first 24 to 48 hours. After that, you must shut all of the microchannels you created. Follow these tips when selecting skincare products to use after microneedling: Choose items with a high level of ingredient purity.
Look for components that are low in irritants and moisturizing (Hyaluronic Acid is amazing)
Toners and exfoliants with active ingredients (such as AHAs, BHAs, and retinols) should be avoided.
Microneedling produces immediate effects in the form of a "glow". Because the skin has been penetrated and blood flow to the skin has increased, you may notice some redness (as indicated above). Skin cells take 4-6 weeks to complete a full life cycle, and while your skin recovers and new tissues are saturated with collagen and elastin, you'll notice improvements accelerating throughout this period.