Aging, exposure to UV rays, environmental factors such as pollution, and an unhealthy lifestyle can damage our skin’s texture and tone, which can make us look older than we are.
Take fine lines and wrinkles, dull and sagging skin, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and large open pores, for example.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive treatment option for such skin concerns, microneedling – an advanced skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenating treatment – can do wonders for your skin. However, the efficacy and safety of the treatment depend greatly on the provider’s expertise as well as proper aftercare.
Read on to find out how you can get the most out of your microneedling treatment.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses hundreds of tiny sterilized needles to penetrate the skin and trigger a series of healing responses. Microneedling can help rejuvenate your skin from within by increasing the production of collagen and elastin naturally.
5 AFTERCARE PRACTICES THAT CAN ENHANCE THE RESULTS OF YOUR MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT
Following good aftercare practices can improve the results of your treatment, letting your skin heal faster and reducing the risk of post-treatment complications.
Here are 5 things that you can do to make the most out of your microneedling results:
1. Avoid Skin Care Products Containing Strong Active Ingredients After the Treatment.
We might ask you to put a few products from your daily skincare routine on hold, such as strong exfoliants, skin resurfacing acids, and Vitamin C. This is because such products can irritate your already sensitive skin.
Let your skin heal naturally for about a week and then you can gradually reintroduce your skincare products back into your daily routine.
2. Use A Mild Cleanser Or Moisturizer.
As your skin heals from the micro-injuries, your skin might look and feel dry, flaky, and itchy. This is the best time to use a mild cleanser to keep bacteria at bay and a mild moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. However, be sure to use only light and circular hand motions to apply them.
You can also use hyaluronic acid serum after the treatment to hydrate the skin from within and further boost its natural collagen and elastin production.
3. Avoid Direct Sun Exposure.
Microneedling can increase your skin’s sensitivity temporarily, therefore, you should avoid direct sun exposure for at least 2 to 3 days post-treatment.
If that won’t be possible, make sure to use a good sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 before heading out.
4. Keep The Treated Area Clean To Avoid Infection
Besides stimulating collagen production, micro-injuries on your skin can act as microchannels that can allow bacteria to penetrate the skin and result in active infections. Here are some of the things that you can do to prevent that:
- Don’t touch your face without washing your hands.
- Avoid swimming pools until your skin is fully healed.
- Gently wash your face with lukewarm water.
5. Use Collagen-Stimulating Peptides And Growth Factors.
Using peptides and growth factors such as PepFactor can help because they can penetrate the skin to accelerate the healing process and increase collagen production.
PepFactor™ Skin is a trademarked product that rejuvenates and revives your skin from within. Its unique formula increases the production of collagen and elastin significantly without any risk of side effects.
In the hands of a certified and well-trained provider, microneedling is a safe skin rejuvenation treatment that can help you achieve remarkable results. However, proper aftercare can further enhance them.
For this reason, at Hebe Medical Spa, Latham and Fishkill, NY, our licensed team of aestheticians is well-trained and highly skilled to create individualized treatment plans and provide aftercare tips best suited to address your aesthetic concerns and goals safely.
Book an appointment now.