Is Skin Peeling After Microneedling Normal

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Are you experiencing skin peeling after microneedling?

It is normal for the skin to peel after microneedling treatments within a few days. Microneedling creates a large number of tiny punctures on your face, which your body responds to by initiating repair. A new layer of skin is produced and the old skin begins peeling off. The peeling will be minimal, similar to a mild sunburn. This will subside within a few days, leaving you with a youthful, glowing look and feel.

After a microneedling procedure, it is also common to have a scabby texture around the area where the microneedling was done. This is perfectly normal. The scabby texture and the extent of the area affected will generally depend on the depth of the microneedling. If you have any concerns, contact your doctor for a follow-up appointment.

There are many benefits to having a microneedling procedure:

Post-procedure, when the skin begins to shed, it will allow the production of normal melanocytes, which will rid you of hyperpigmentation caused by abnormal melanocytes.
Age spots
As the skin peels, it minimizes the age spot appearance on your skin, making you look younger.
Wrinkles, scars, face lines, and stretch marks
As the skin peels post-procedure, the new skin underneath will have a fresh, clean, younger look.

Purpose of Microneedling

The goal of microneedling is to create a controlled injury and force the body to respond by producing more collagen in the treated area. The needles create micro passageways, without damaging the epidermis. It has been shown that rolling with a standard dermaroller over an area 15 times will result in approximately 250 holes per square centimeter. Tested histological findings of skin tissue that had been microneedled with 0.5-1.5 millimeter-long needles revealed that they stimulated massive growth of elastin, collagen fibers, and neovascularization. Most studies were done on patients primed with topical Vitamin A and Vitamin C creams 4, 5, and 6. This procedure is also called ÔÇťpercutaneous collagen induction therapyÔÇŁ.

Microneedling Side Effects and Post-Procedure Care

Microneedling is generally well tolerated, but erythema (redness of the skin due to inflammation) may be seen after treatment, typically lasting for 2 to 3 days. Skin may also feel warm, tight, and itchy for a short while. This normally resolves in 12 to 48 hours. Staying out of the sun for a week is advised, and local antibiotic creams may be prescribed. The puncture holes close within 60 to 90 minutes, making infections unlikely. The procedure is well accepted by patients, is cost effective, and can be done on all skin types. It is also excellent for areas that are not suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing, such as near the eyes. Microneedling with Dermapen can be combined with other acne scar treatments like subcision, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and fractional resurfacing, thus maximizing the benefits to the patients.

Microneedling Treatments

The Dermapen Microneedling Pen provides an unparalleled response through the segmented delivery of microneedles, creating micro injuries to the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and dermis (the inner layer of skin). As a result, the micro injuries encourage the bodyÔÇÖs innate ability to repair itself.

Every Dermapen tip is outfitted with 12 needles and features our patented technologies, which include SureSpaceÔäó and SafLokÔäó. Accordingly, these safety enhancements can be found in every Dermapen needle tip and pen.

Furthermore, by using SureSpaceÔäó and SafLokÔäó microneedling pen technologies, practitioners can deliver their patients the safest microneedling treatment possible, while getting the best microneedling results for their patients.

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