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Microneedling

Microneedling is minimally invasive procedure to produce collagen in your skin. Microneedling uses thin needles to poke holes in the top layer of skin causing mini damages to stimulate your skin’s healing process. This activates fibroblast to create collagen and elastin to create firm smooth skin. The biggest key to successful microneedling is pre & post treatment skincare!  

Common reasons to have microneedling  done: 

  • Enlarged pores 

  • Fine lines or wrinkles, especially those not wanting to do botox, dysport, jeuveau 

  • Loose or crepey skin 

  • Mild scarring especially from acne or burns (scarring must be 1 year or older) 

  • Skin discoloration or uneven skintone 

  • Stretch marks 

Microneedling does cause your skin to be red. Every patient is different on lengths of time but we advise to play for 3 days total starting the day of treatment. There are huge aftercare rules for those who wear makeup everyday or like to get their sweat on. Please check out the treatment advice below.  

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7 Skincare Tips for Microneedling Aftercare 

Properly prepping your skin prior to a procedure is also one of the biggest factors of effective aftercare! Prepped skin leads to better end results. We recommend using our Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology® 2 weeks before your procedure to support and strengthen your skin and amplify the microneedling healing process.

 

1.  Avoid Damaging Irritants

  • After your microneedling session, your body works overtime to heal itself and create newer, firmer skin. During this time, the treated skin will be extremely susceptible to its usual nemeses, including: 

    • UV Radiation – The sun’s rays may feel warm and tingly on your face, but the UV radiation in sunlight can harm your skin’s collagen and elastin. Since the goal of microneedling is to increase your skin’s collagen production, UV radiation from sun exposure can negatively hinder the results of your procedure. 

    • Bacteria– Your skin relies on specific kinds of bacteria to keep your pores healthy. But harmful bacteria can become trapped in your pores, leading to infections and blemishes. After microneedling, your skin is more exposed to the potential threats of bacteria.  

    • Physical or Chemical Irritants – Chemical irritants like exfoliating creams as well as physical irritants like rough facial scrubs can exacerbate your skin’s redness and increase your discomfort. 

  • To protect your skin from these common, yet damaging irritants, follow these guidelines and you’ll enjoy more radiant skin even more quickly. 

  • For 3 days after the procedure avoid:

    • Direct sun exposure 

    • Swimming, whether in pools, oceans, or lakes 

    • Tanning beds 

    • Traditional makeup and mineral makeup 

  • For a week after the procedure avoid: 

    • Electric or battery-powered cleansing brushes 

    • Alpha Hydroxy Acid 

    • Beta Hydroxy Acid 

    • Retinol (Vitamin A) 

    • Vitamin C scrubs

​2.  Cleanse Carefully

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap and water to clean off any potential dirt or grime.  

  2. Using lukewarm water, wash your face with a gentle cleanser.  

  3. Pat dry.  

  • For a soothing daily cleanser, try our Gentle Cleanser. It’s sulfate free and gently removes impurities from your skin. It also has a helpful dose of antioxidants to calm skin and promote your body’s natural healing process.  

  • Skincare Tip: When left unwashed, towels can collect bacteria, dirt, and other irritants. This risks infection in your freshly microneedled skin. So before you head to your appointment, do a load of laundry.  

3.  Moisturize

  • Moisturizer is the bedrock of skincare. It nourishes your skin, keeps it plump, and gives your collagen-creating systems a healthy boost of hydration. After a microneedling procedure, your skin may feel a little dryer and redder than normal. A dab of gentle moisturizer can help reduce redness and lock in luscious hydration.

  • If you’re looking for a nourishing moisturizer that also has collagen stimulating peptides try ourUltra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology®. This innovative formula works with your skin’s collagen-building systems to clear out cellular debris and make room for stunning new collagen-rich skin.

4.  Protect

  • UV radiation causes molecular damage to the structures of the skin, which is why it’s important to avoid direct sunlight after a microneedling appointment. Sunscreen absorbs UV radiation before it can penetrate through your skin!  

  • Not all sunscreens are created equal. Use a tinted sunscreen 24 hours post treatment to cover the pink skin while also calming and protecting your skin at the same time, like our HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36. This unique formula’s botanical ingredients help to soothe skin irritation, making it a perfect post-care essential to apply to the treated area. Did we mention that the bottle will last over 4 months if used everyday? 

5.  Augment Your Skincare Routine

  • Your usual products may cause excess irritation to your healing and rejuvenating skin. So, for at least a week, give your creams, tinctures, unguents, and ointments a break. Take a sabbatical from the following skincare products and practices to help make the most of your post-microneedling recovery time: 

    • Scrubs 

    • Masks 

    • Chemical exfoliators 

    • Heavy creams 

6.  Drink Water

  • Water is the elixir of life—and skin care! Hydration is so important after a microneedling procedure because water is essential to the collagen-creation process. In fact, water is the main component of all cells in the body. The more hydrated you are, the healthier collagen cells your body can produce, so drink up! 

7.  Recap of the Alastin Products to Enhance Your Microneedling Treatment

  • These award-winning formulas come recommended by dermatologists from across the country to magnify the effects of microneedling.  

    • Cleanse with our Gentle Cleanser. This spectacular skincare product soothes post-procedure skin while clearing away dust, grime, debris, and oils.  

    • Enhance your skin using Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology®. Let this serum sink into your pores to help eliminate damaged collagen fibers and support the fresh collagen production in your skin. 

    • Restore with our Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm. Apply this calming formula to your face every morning and night. It’s like a bottle of TLC for your recovering skin! 

    • Moisturize with the Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer and seal in the effects of your procedure. Our moisturizer calms the skin, supports natural hyaluronic acid levels, and provides all-day hydration for a stunning, post-procedure glow. 

    • Protect your beautiful skin from damaging UV rays with our HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

  • Repeat these microneedling aftercare instructions and tips when you wake up in the morning and right before you go to bed. You’ll be amazed to see how much of a difference these award-winning formulas can make.  

If you have other questions, please contact our knowledgeable staff so we can get those answered for you. Send us a text or give us a call at 419-619-8362. We love what we do, and we hope to see you soon!

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