Avoid IPL/Laser procedures, unprotected sun exposure, or sunburn for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure. No waxing, depilatory creams, or electrolysis to the area being treated for 5-7 days prior. Do not shave the day of the procedure to avoid skin irritation.
Retinol A and vitamin C serum should be avoided for the first 48 hours, minimum, after micro-needling. Once 2 full days have passed, you might want to gradually add products back into your daily beauty routine instead of doing your usual regimen, especially if you use products that have strong anti-aging formulas.
After micro-needling, your skin loses water as a result of needles pricking your skin and damaging the cells. Your skin can appear extremely dry and the lines can appear worse for the first few days after treatment.
This treatment is safe enough to repeat every 4 to 6 weeks until you achieve your desired results. To encourage collagen production, it's usually recommended that you undergo 3 treatments to start with, with about 4 to 6 weeks time in between each treatment.
HOW MICRO-NEEDLING WORKS
During your treatment, the micro-needling device glides gently along your skin. As it glides, it penetrates the layers of the skin that is closest to the surface. As the needle works, it creates tiny wounds that encourage your body to heal and create new elastin and collagen fibers. As your skin heals, so it thickens and plumps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and even the appearance of scars.
MAINTAINING YOUR RESULTS
Micro-needling effects are not permanent, but with the right maintenance program, they can be long-lasting.
This treatment is safe enough to repeat every 4 to 6 weeks until you achieve your desired results. To encourage collagen production, it’s usually recommended that you undergo 3 treatments to start with, with about 4 to 6 weeks time in between each treatment.
If your goal is to reduce the appearance of scars, an average of around 3 to 6 treatments is recommended.
Overall, the number of treatments you will need depends on how you respond to your treatments and the extent of the damage at the start of your treatment.
MICRO-NEEDLING WORKS WELL ON THE FACE
Micro-needling is safe for use on all parts of the body, but it especially successful when used on the face, neck, and décolleté. You should start to see results after your very first treatment session.
However, micro-needling is especially effective when used to treat a number of issues on your face, including:
Age spots, or sun sports
Uneven skin tone
Reduced skin elasticity and sagging
Other types of scars
Besides facial concerns, micro-needling may also be used to treat stretch marks as well as scarring on other areas of the body. However, micro needling is most popularly used on the face.
While you may be a little red after treatment, no downtime is required and the redness usually subsides within a couple of hours, making your results hassle-free to maintain!