While the Microneedling treatment produces great results for both wrinkles and scars, there are some side effects to be aware of in order to understand what will happen to the skin after the treatment and what needs to be done to achieve the more desirable results.
Here are a few things to do after a treatment to avoid side effects:
- For the first 24 hours after a treatment make sure not to use products that are not noncomedogenic or other products like makeup, retinol, sunblock, tanning lotion, AHA’s, or any skin care products that contain irritating and toxic ingredients.
- Avoid using alcohol based toners after a treatment because it will promote dryness.
Dry skin may occur due to the loss of skin’s moisture
- Do not apply topical products with irritating ingredients such as Glycolic, Salicylic, TCS, Hydroquinone, etc.
- Avoid invasive treatments like laser, chemical peel and microdermabrasion until skin has fully healed.
The skin will feel tender and tighter to the touch
- Do not pick your skin or use a facial scrub until skin is fully healed.
Your skin will take on a slightly reddish complexion that resembles a sunburn immediately after treatment. You’ll also be more sensitive to sunlight. This may last for several days which is why direct sunlight should be avoided for about 7 days.
- Be sure to apply an SPF of 15 or above if you must go outside
After a Microneedling treatment is performed, there are some things you’ll notice different about your skin. Be on the lookout for:
- Tighter, fresh looking skin after the first treatment
- May experience a slight plumping effect of the skin immediately after the treatment
- Approximately 48-72 hour after the procedure there will be an increase in collagen production in the skin. It will take at least four weeks to see noticeable results.
- There will be a visible reduction in scar tissue, UV damage, hyper pigmentation and stretch marks. You’ll also notice an improvement in skin texture and your skin will be both thicker and tighter.