Preparations To Take Before a Microneedling Procedure

Preparations To Take Before a Microneedling Procedure

Are you seeking a quick and easy approach to revitalize your face and eliminate the annoying indications of aging? There's good news, as you’re not the only one who feels this way, and microneedling can help.

Skin therapies that are minimally invasive and non-surgical are among the most popular on the market. However, with so many options to choose from, it might be tough to know which one is best for you.

Collagen induction therapy, commonly known as microneedling, is a beautiful and effective technique to revitalize your skin. It encourages the skin to replace old, weakened skin with new skin cells that eliminate dark spots, reduce wrinkles, and brighten your complexion all at the same time.

Everyone, regardless of age, should be able to look their best and increase their self-confidence. We at Skin Deep Med Spa are dedicated to assisting our clients in achieving their skincare objectives, and we look forward to collaborating with you to give you brighter skin.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for treating skin issues by stimulating collagen production.

This treatment, also known as collagen induction therapy, can help patients who want to reduce the appearance of acne scars, age spots, stretch marks, and wrinkles. It's also employed in a variety of anti-aging procedures, such as eyelid surgery and sun spot removal.

The skin is stimulated to make more collagen, an important protein that helps keep the skin healthy, firm, and smooth during a professional microneedling treatment. The premise behind microneedling treatment is that the pinpricks of the injection cause tiny skin injury, prompting the skin to respond by producing new, collagen-rich tissue.

Small needle wounds cause the skin to replace weaker cells and enhance the supply of collagen and elastin, allowing it to self-heal. The needle penetration depth can be adjusted according to the condition and thickness of the skin you want to target.

A professional microneedling therapy treatment lasts between 40 and 60 minutes in total. Although microneedling at home is possible, seeking professional help ensures that you won't have to worry about messing with specialized microneedling tools and the like.

After the skin needling is finished, the skincare expert and board-certified dermatologist will administer a specific serum, creams, and sunscreen to the treated areas to help protect the skin after you leave the process.

Following the surgery, most patients notice that their skin feels tighter and lighter for a few days. Your skin will be more vivid, luminous, and your pores will be considerably smaller than before after a little recovery period.

Targeted Areas of Microneedling

It's usually used on the face to treat acne scars and uneven skin types, among other things. It also helps to reduce stretch marks by improving the skin's suppleness.

What is the Function of a Derma Roller?

For a good reason, a derma roller is the most popular microneedling tool. A derma roller is fitted with tiny needles, and they may achieve a lot more.

A derma roller creates microscopic holes that allow the skin to begin the rejuvenation process. They're inexpensive and simple to use, making them a household staple.

A derma roller provides renewing skin treatment that lasts longer than conventional skin-care procedures. They function from the inside out, causing the body to mend the skin down to the cellular level.

Microneedling Pre-Treatment Instructions

Microneedling requires pre-treatments to be successful. Preparations for in-office treatment at your dermatologist's office might begin as early as six months in advance.

To begin, stay away from Accutane, a common active acne treatment medicine. At least six months before your first microneedling session, you should stop using Accutane. Avoid any laser operations or direct sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to microneedling.

At least one week before microneedling, avoid the following:

  • Exfoliating masks, skincare products containing salicylic acid, and retinoids are all examples of items that exacerbate skin sensitivity.
  • Acidic or hydroquinone-containing skincare products that dry out or irritate the epidermis.
  • Medications that thin the blood flow, such as aspirin.

If you're on anti-inflammatory medications, wait at least three days before getting microneedling. These medicines obstruct the body's natural inflammatory response. They also have an impact on the expected outcomes of microneedling.

Lastly, don't shave on the day of microneedling treatments to avoid irritation. Maintain a balanced diet for 4-6 weeks prior to microneedling and during the microneedling time for best results.

Day of Treatment

Make sure you follow these instructions on the day of your treatment:

  • Keep your skin clean before needling, avoid using lotion or make-up, and clean your face in-office if feasible.
  • Inform your doctor of any adjustments you've made that may have an impact on microneedling.
  • 45 minutes before the surgery, your doctor will apply topical anesthetics to your face.
  • You should also tell your doctor if you have any face tattoos.

Patients may choose to try microneedling with plasma-rich proteins (PRP) in some instances. Your doctor will extract blood from you to obtain the PRP. In some rare circumstances, you may be able to acquire plasma from a donor.

Post-Treatment Care

Skin needling has a lot of benefits for getting and keeping your skin looking great, but like with any good procedure, it's important to be extra careful once you're home. As such, there are some crucial aftercare tips to follow in order to get the most out of your skincare treatment.

Patients cannot immediately resume their normal skincare regimens since Rejuvapen microneedling creates micro lesions in the skin. In fact, you may appear to have a mild to moderate sunburn right after your treatment, and your skin may feel heated and tighter than usual. After the treatment, your skin professional will discuss post-procedure skin care to assist soothe, calm, and protect the skin.

Following the process, your doctor will apply a hyaluronic mask and moisturizer, the same as doing microneedling at home/at-home microneedling. Keep in mind that these side effects are common and usually go away after a few hours of treatment, but complete remission can take up to 48 hours.

Maintain a nutritious diet for optimal results. As much as possible, stay away from wheat, sugar, and dairy. Collagen supplements can help stimulate collagen production. More acidic fruits, such as pineapples, oranges, and cherries, should be consumed.

The Healing Process: What to Expect After Microneedling Treatment

Some side effects are to be expected after a microneedling procedure. Your skin may be flushed or bright red after you leave your visit as if you've spent the entire day in the sun and have a mild to serious sunburn.

The redness and swelling will certainly last for at least 24 hours, if not a little longer. There isn't much you can do to get rid of the redness right after microneedling, even with proper aftercare.

Covering up the redness with makeup is one of the worst things you can do since it will clog the pores on your newly exposed skin, potentially leading to outbreaks. You'll have to wait for the redness to fade, but in the meantime, you can soothe it using soft, odorless treatments made with natural components.

Swelling and partial skin peeling are all considered normal for the first 48 hours following the operation. Other side effects like pimples and dryness are possible after microneedling, but not everyone will experience them.

Post-Treatment Instructions

Following microneedling, your doctor should provide you specific recommendations. Make sure to follow the directions carefully because they may be tailored to your medical history or specifically tailor to your own skin type.

In general, for the first two weeks following microneedling, you should use sunscreen all the time. In the days following your treatment, wear sunscreen whenever you go outside.

For the first week after your microneedling operation, avoid spending too much time in the sun because you'll be more susceptible to sun damage than usual. To avoid infection, apply any topical creams or numbing cream that your doctor prescribes. This will also help with product absorption for other creams and lotions you will use at this time.

To protect your sensitive skin, avoid swimming pools, saunas, and circumstances where you can sweat much, such as vigorous activities at the gym. You may be able to continue these activities after 72 hours have passed.

Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is the craze in skincare right now and for a good cause. A derma roller or derma rolling wand or needling device equipped with tiny needles to generate tiny wounds is the method. Even if these wounds are minor and just penetrate the epidermis, your body reacts with alarm, releasing healing elements that improve skin strength, radiance, and health.

Here are a handful of the many advantages of microneedling:

Reduces the Appearance of Wrinkles

Nobody wants to appear older than they really are. However, early aging, manifested as fine lines, does just that. Microneedling increases collagen and the natural production of elastin, which helps to reduce lines and deep wrinkles.

Collagen and elastin are proteins that give it structure and strength, giving it a young appearance. The wound-healing mechanisms also encourage your body to develop new skin cells, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, crow's feet, and forehead wrinkles.

Decreases Scar Appearance

Microneedling is very successful in treating acne and other scars on the skin because it increases collagen and elastin synthesis. Keloid or elevated scars are the only types of scars that cannot be treated.

Protects Against Sun Damage

Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of sun damage, such as hyperpigmentation. If you have a blotchy, brownish complexion as a result of too much sun, microneedling and its capacity to generate new collagen and skin cells can revitalize your appearance and even out your skin texture.

Schedule a Microneedling Appointment with Skin Deep Med Spa Today

Are you ready to look years younger and have the most confidence you've had in decades? If that's the case, microneedling or chemical peels could help you achieve glowing skin that's totally changed after a few sessions.

Are you seeking a non-invasive way to renew and rejuvenate your skin? We provide a variety of cosmetic dermatology treatments at Skin Deep Med Spa to address the unique needs of each of our patients, with dramatic results as time progresses.

Contact Skin Deep Med Spa today to schedule your microneedling procedure and speak with one of our qualified skincare professionals and dermatologists about your treatment options.

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