Micro Needling Procedure
WHAT TO DO AFTER MICRO NEEDLING PROCEDURE
Once you have had the procedure done, do the following
DO NOT EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THE SUN: after you have undergone your micro needling procedure, avoid the sun as much as you can because the skin channels are open. This does not mean that you should apply sunscreen. After a treatment, the skin channels are usually very open and therefore if there any toxins in the sunscreen, it will be harmful to you.
DO NOT USE ANY ‘ACTIVE’ SKIN PRODUCTS: after the procedure avoids any skin care product that has active ingredients like Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinol or any other product. The skin is still sensitive and these products will not help the situation
USE COLLAGEN STIMULATING PEPTIDES: basically, micro needling serves to stimulate the production of collagen. After the skin has recovered from the procedure, use this product to further help with the stimulation of collagen production
AVOID THE USE OF MAKEUP AFTER TREATMENT: It is important that you give your skin room to breathe and especially for around 24 hours after the procedure and especially when using a brush. Remember, the brush bristles can penetrate the pores and especially if they are very thin. Remember, the skin channels are still open. Also when the brush is dirty, it can contaminate the skin and consequently lead to infections. All this is avoidable. Before you go back to makeup, give your skin the time it needs to recover.
USE A MICRO NEEDLING COOLING MASK: After you have undergone micro needling, you may experience some skin inflammation. A cooling mask will generally, reduce the inflammation of the skin, therefore, giving you more comfort.
USE ANTIOXIDANT SERUM: The antioxidant serum usually has properties that help the skin in healing. They will also help in soothing the skin and consequently reduce the irritation. These products are highly recommended.
AVOID ANY VIGOROUS ACTIVITY: When you engage in any activity that is vigorous and you should avoid the gym. If you do not, you will start to sweat and this may cause adverse effects and especially because as you sweat, the sweat on the skin will be contaminated by bacteria which will, in turn, find its way to skin punctures and lead to a reaction.
HYDRATE YOUR SKIN ONCE IN A WHILE: this is most preferably with water or other products that do not irritate or contain toxins. After the procedure the skin will feel tighter and very dry, hydrating it will feel great.