What is Microneedling:

The process of microneedling involves dozens of tiny needles penetrating your skin via a special pen and activating chemicals within your skin which stimulate regrowth of collagen and other healthy cells in your skin. This treatment is perfect for:

  • treating scars

  • removing fine lines

  • reducing the visibility of stretch marks

  • making your skin look younger

Benefits of Microneedling Treatment:

  • Reduces Wrinkles 

  • Repairs visable Acne Scars

  • Reverses Sub Damage And Pigmentation

  • Helps Aging Skin

  • Shrinks pores

  • Makes Your Products Work Better

Aftercare Tips:

Microneedling is currently one of the most popular ways to keep your skin tight and beautiful. It is clean, safe, and very effective, but just like with any other skin rejuvenating and tightening procedure, it is crucial to follow certain aftercare instructions, so your skin stays healthy, and you get the most out of your Microneedling treatment.

This is why you should be well-prepared and know what to expect after Microneedling treatment even before you make an appointment. Knowing what to apply to your skin after Microneedling can make all the difference in the long run. Since during the process, micro wounds are being created in the skin, you should not immediately return to your regular skincare routines, but instead be thorough and careful when it comes to the cleaning, healing, and hydrating processes. You should also find the best cream to use after micro needling, one that works well with your skin type.

Who is NOT a Candidate?

Although most patients are great candidates for microneedling, there are a select few who are not.

Microneedling is minimally invasive, however, it does cause micro injuries to the skin, making it imperative that the skin is free of any of the following disorders:

  • Eczema

  • Rosacea

  • Psoriasis

  • Solar Keratosis

  • Raised moles or Skin Tags

  • Warts or Herpes

  • Active Acne

  • Keloids

Any of the above disorders are contraindications and can actually worsen a patient’s condition.

What To Expect After Microneedling

In most cases, immediately after the treatment, your skin will look and feel as if you spent hours in the sun and have a moderate sunburn. It will also feel tighter than usual, which is normal and these symptoms should subside within a couple of hours after your Microneedling treatment. In rare cases, however, they can last for up to 48 hours.

It’s best to ask a skin professional what to apply to the skin after Microneedling. Here some of the most common post-care skin treatments to help soothe, calm, and protect your skin after Microneedling.

PRE & POST CARE

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Avoidance of Accutane for the past 6 months

  • Avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, sunburn, and benzoyl peroxide 3 days prior to procedure

  • Recommended skin care system for preconditioning for 4-6 weeks for optimal results

  • Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures for the past 7 days prior

  • No waxing, shaving, depilatory creams or electrolysis 5-7 days prior to the procedure

  • If use of a peel was recommended in conjunction with the micro-needling, No topical agents that may increase skin sensitivity, reaction to the peel, or dryness 3-4 days prior to the peel (topical retinoid or hydroquinone products). No acids or defoliants that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), exfoliating masks, hydroquinone, or benzoyl peroxide acne products). If no peel, 24 hours without irritating products.

  •  No significant changes in the skin recently reported including breakdown of skin or excess dryness or sunburn

  • Skin is clean without lotion, oil, makeup, deodorant, powder, perfume or sunscreen

  • Antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and day of treatment if history of cold sores

  • Patient denies today: active cold sores, herpes simplex, or warts in the area to be treated, open sores, sunburned, or excessively sensitive skin within the application area, pregnancy, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea within the peel application area. Reports no allergies to salicylates

Day of Treatment Instructions

• Omit lotions, creams, make up or deodorant in area to be treated

• Arrive with clean washed skin

• Inform provider of any changes in medical history and of all medications you are taking

Post- Treatment Instructions

Immediately after your Medical Micro-Needling procedure, your aesthetician may apply moisturizer and sunscreen topically. Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation.

CLEAN

You may clean your face with distilled water before bed for the first 24 to 48 hours after procedure.  After the 24-48hr you may use a very gentle cleanser and tepid water to rinse the face over the next 72 hours. Gently dry the treated area after rinsing and make sure your hands are as clean as possible. It is recommended that you do not use powered cleansing brushes for at least seven days after your Microneedling procedure.

HYDRATE

The treated area of your skin may appear much drier than normal after the treatment, which is why it is recommended to use hyaluronic acid as it is excellent for hydrating and restoring your skin’s balance.

HEAL

We at Indulge suggest you use an antioxidant serum, these possess properties that are extremely effective when it comes to soothing the skin and reducing irritation, thus helping it heal faster.

STIMULATE AND REGENERATE  

To get the most out of your Microneedling treatment, the use of collagen-stimulating peptides is recommended as this helps the regeneration process and can maximize the stimulation that has already been triggered by Microneedling.

SUN PROTECTION

It’s very important to apply chemical-free SPF30 or above sunscreen to your skin right after the treatment and keep using it for at least a week.

Additional Microneedling Aftercare Tips:

  • Avoid sweating or applying makeup for up to 72 hours after the procedure.

  • Makeup brushes must be cleaned thoroughly before reusing on fresh skin

  • Do not use any “active” skin care products during the following week.

  • Avoid using any kind of powered cleansing brushes during the following week.

  • Avoid sunbathing or tanning beds for up to 72 hours post-treatment.

  • Disinfect anything that goes on the face such as phones, eye glasses etc

  • Pillow cases and sheets can irritate the skin if harsh chemicals or detergents with perfumes are used to wash or dry (dryer sheets)

  • No swimming for up to 72 hours.

  • Make sure you do not work out for the first 72 hours after the treatment as sweating can lead to adverse reactions in the treated areas of your skin.

If you are still having second thoughts about the Microneedling treatment give us a call we’ll be happy to show you just how effective Microneedling treatment actually is.