How To Take Care of Your Skin After Microneedling

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How To Take Care of Your Skin After Microneedling

Microneedling is a simple cosmetic procedure that’s designed to improve blood circulation to the skin. It’s minimally invasive and takes a few hours from start to finish as it involves puncturing the skin repeatedly (and carefully!) with a sterile instrument.

After microneedling, you need to take special care of your skin so that it heals properly.

Today, we’re diving into how to take care of your skin after this procedure.

Don’t forget the sunscreen.

Afrer microneedling, your skin is going to be sensitive. It will also be more susceptible to damage from the sun. You’ll want to avoid spending prolonged periods of time in the sun, too.

This being said, it’s a good idea to add sunscreen into your daily skincare routine for a few weeks after. Apply it liberally everytime you leave the house.

Say no to makeup.

Since your skin is essentislly full of open wounds after microneedling, it’s a good idea to avoid putting anything on your skin that could contain chemicals. Makeup is one of those things.

Try not to use makeup on your face for at least 24 hours after your procedure.

Avoid, avoid, avoid.

After your session, it’s recomended to avoid swimming in chlorinated pools, relaxing in saunas, and engaging in physical activity that could cause you to work up a sweat.

Again, this is because you don’t want to get chemicals, germs, or sweat in your open wounds.

Ditch the exfoliants.

Everything you do after your procedure will need to be easy on the skin. This means using soft wash cloths and removing exfoliants from your arsenal of bath products.

Use the prescribed antibiotics.

Some doctors will prescribe antibiotics after microneedling. This is to prevent infection.

If your doctor prescribes you some, be sure to use it as directed. Don’t overuse them and don’t discontinue use sooner than recomended.

Moisturize.

If your skin is feeling dry after the procedure, moisturize it! Don’t use just any moisturizer, though, and definitely don’t use anything with additives.

Generally, something like coconut oil is okay to use as a serum after microneedling. Double check with your doctor, though.

When you’ve been given the okay, melting coconut oil and gently applying it to the skin can do wonders for relief of pain and irritation

Swap your pillow case.

By now you’ve probably come to the realization that germs on freshly microneedled skin are bad. What harbors more germs than your hands, your clothes, or even the toilet for that matter?

Your pillow case! It harbors sweat, dead skin, and any germs that you had on your skin. Consider swapping your pillow case for a clean one.

While you’re at it, you could swap your blankets, too. Why not make your entire bed fresh and clean? Not only is it great for your skin but it also helps promote restful sleep — bonus!

When It’s Time to See The Doctor

Since microneedling is such a low risk procedure, its not likely that you’ll need to see a doctor because of side affects.

However, if you start to get hives, develop a fever, have a headache, start to produce yellow or green discharge, or experience bleeding, then it might be time to pay the hospital a visit.

If you do need to see a doctor, don’t worry — following the above aftercare tips won’t have contributed to the problem.

Microneedling is a great way to reduce the appearance of scars and improve the overall health of the skin. It’s a safe procedure that requires very little recovery time.

By minding the aftercare tips we’ve mentioned above, you can rest assured that your recovery will go smoothly and without trouble.

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