The skin is Puncture with micro needles with minimal invasiveness and pain, and invisible microchannels are press in the surface layer of the skin as waterways of transport within the skin. The treatment has multiple effects; they stimulate collagen production in the skin, lessen the Acne Scars, visually reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce hyperpigmentation, and close large pores. In addition, it makes your skin absorb the products better. Microneedling can cure your skin condition anywhere in the body, Visibly reduces stretch marks in your body, tightens sagging skin, reduces Cellulite, Promotes hair growth.
Microneedling After-Care After completing a Microneedling treatment, you will be red. It looks and feels like a bad sunburn. Your skin may feel warm, tight, dry, and itchy, tingly, and slightly burning. Sometimes there can be a little bit of swelling too. However, it's normal, and part of the skin's natural controlled inflammatory process. Effects may last up to 3 days. To reduce visible redness, you can use a Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Aloe Vera Gel or your chosen professional skincare, or our Microneedling Aftercare creme, which you can purchase here online or in the Studio.
On the third day after the treatment, you may see some peeling. It is an excellent sign, so don't be concerned. It is simply the 'peeling' of old dead skin cells and is normal. Not everyone will have peeling. Be assured peeling is not a benchmark for the effectiveness of the treatment or an end goal for Microneedling treatments.
Do not exfoliate at this point. Within several days or weeks, you will notice a smoother, more radiant appearance. However, with microneedling, you will only see the full effects of the treatment until several months later, as it takes the skin up to 30 days to develop new skin cells and replace old ones. Therefore, the total effect of microneedling treatments will significantly be noticed 12 weeks since starting the treatments, i.e., after three treatments once a month.
Avoid the Sun, Sauna, Tan Cans, and Tanning Beds
On the day of the treatment, avoid the Sun altogether. It is critical as exposure to the Sun may cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Ideally, do not use sunscreen because there might be chemicals in the lotion that can be harmful to the skin and cause irritation. Also, remember the skin is 'open' due to the microchannels punctured in the skin.
It is critical to stay out of the Sun for the first ten days. Apply an SPF30+ after ten days.
Avoid Active Ingredient Products / Fragrance Products
For the next two days after your microneedling treatment, cleanse your face with a gentle and mild soap like Dove and lukewarm water. Avoid skin care products that contain active ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy (Glycolic acid), Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinoid product (Vitamin A), Vitamin C, or anything perceived as 'active' skincare. Avoid these products for at least three days after the treatment. After three days, you can return to your regular skincare products. When using Aloe Gel, use it in its purest form and not sold as part of an after-sun product.
Avoid Hot Water, Heat, and Excessive Exercise
Avoid boiling water, steam baths and showers, saunas, and cardio exercise, or any activity that will cause you to sweat. If you sweat, the skin pores open and make way for dirt, pollutants, and bacteria to enter the opened skin channels can cause a reaction or infection. In addition, increased heat in the vulnerable skin layers can increase the risk of pigmentation. Also, avoid swimming 48 hours after a microneedling treatment because the pools contain chloride; and other strong chemicals.
Avoid Make-up for 3 Days
Do not wear makeup three days after the treatment because the skin channels are open. Applying makeup can cause pores to become contaminated, cause irritation, or worse, infection. In addition, the skin needs time to breathe to recover correctly after a treatment.
Avoid Anti-Inflammatory Medication
Avoid anti-inflammatory medication for at least three days before the treatment and three days afterward. Microneedling induces the skin's natural controlled anti-inflammatory processes. However, it occurs in a controlled environment. Therefore, using additional anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen might interfere with the controlled inflammatory process and, in extreme cases, lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If you need to drink pain medication, instead drink Paracetamols like Panadol.
Keep your skin hydrated after the treatment. It will help your skin heal and rejuvenate quicker. Can notice a new skin renewal within two weeks after treatment. After that, the skin takes up to 4 weeks to recover, and collagen starts working after four weeks.
Prone to Cold Sores (herpes simplex) / Sensitive Skin
Herpes simplex is highly unlikely (1 in 1000). If you feel that typical tingling feel of herpes, you can use a topical virucidal. Peppermint oil is an essential oil that has high levels of virucidal activity against Herpes simplex.