Micro-Needling: After Care

The microneedling dermapen works by producing micro-injuries on the skin to encourage the power of the body’s natural ability to re-grow and repair itself. Microneedling is a proven safe and effective way to enhance the skin. After your treatment you should follow these eight instructions:

  1. Stay out of the sun

Ensure that you stay out of the sun and avoid putting on any sunscreen. Following treatment, the skin channels will be open, and topical applicants that consist of toxins may be harmful to your skin.

  1. Avoid “active ingredient” skin products

Following your micro-needling treatment, avoid all skin care products that have active ingredients in them. Products that have active ingredients will irritate your skin as it will be highly sensitive after your treatment. These components usually include; Retinol, Alpha Hydroxyl Acids and other similar agents.

  1. Only use collagen stimulating peptides

As skin needling Brisbane clinic Esteem Medi Spa serves to encourage the production of collagen and elastin, the skin needs larger amounts of collagen than usual to recover fully. Collagen stimulating peptides help with this by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.

  1. Do Not use makeup right after treatment

It is imperative that you let your skin “breathe” and repair itself for at least one whole day following treatment. The channels of the skin will be open following your treatment, so if you use a makeup brush to apply makeup, it can penetrate the pores, creating further irritation. Using an old makeup brush that has been used previously can be harmful to the skin and possibly lead to infection. Wait for one to two days before you put makeup on — this will allow your skin time to recover.

  1. Apply a cooling mask

Following your microneedling session, you may see some skin redness and swelling. To help with this, apply a cooling mask to reduce the redness and inflammation.

  1. Apply an antioxidant serum

Antioxidant serums consist of elements that help heal the skin. These serums soothe the skin and help minimise irritation.

  1. Try not to sweat

When you sweat your pores reopen, and the bacteria on your skin can enter the skin punctures from treatment. This can lead to either a reaction or infection.

  1. Stay hydrated

It is essential that you stay hydrated before and after your micro-needling treatment to help your skin heal and rejuvenate at a fast rate.