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Here's What to Expect in the Days After Your Microneedling Treatment

Here's What to Expect in the Days After Your Microneedling Treatment

Do you struggle with acne scars, uneven skin tone, or complexion issues? With microneedling, you can erase these flaws and achieve the smooth, even-textured skin you've always wanted. 

At Jordan Valley Dermatology, our expert dermatologist, Douglass Forsha, MD, understands the importance of your health and aesthetic needs. Microneedling is a popular skin treatment that can significantly improve the texture and appearance of your skin. But what exactly happens to your skin after a microneedling treatment?

How does microneedling work? 

Your skin naturally produces less collagen and elastin as you age, causing it to lose its youthful appearance. Microneedling stimulates your skin's natural healing response by creating controlled damage that prompts it to boost its collagen and elastin production, resulting in a rejuvenated and hydrated complexion.

Dr. Forsha uses the Eclipse MicroPen® system, a radiofrequency tool with fine needles. He applies the instrument to your skin, creating tiny punctures. While the treatment may cause temporary redness and minimal bleeding, these side effects typically subside within a few days.

Healing and regeneration

One of the key benefits of microneedling is its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production. These proteins are essential for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and firmness. The tiny punctures created by microneedling kickstart your skin's healing process, generating new skin cells. As a result, you'll notice a reduction in the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections.

Immediate after-effects

Right after the microneedling treatment, it's normal for your skin to show signs of minor irritation. This common side effect usually results in skin redness, like a mild sunburn, which may last a few days post-treatment. You might also experience some swelling or bruising, but don't worry; these are temporary and should subside in 24 to 48 hours.

Dos and don’ts for post-microneedling care

In the days following your microneedling treatment, following these dos and dont’s can help you heal quickly and maintain a healthy, youthful glow.

Keep your skin (and body) hydrated

The microneedling process can leave your skin feeling a bit dry, so it's important to moisturize it. Look for products with hyaluronic acid, which are fantastic for hydrating the skin. And drinking plenty of water will help your skin stay hydrated from the inside out.

Wear sunscreen

After your treatment, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun, so protect it with a good-quality SPF with a minimum rating of 30. 

Eat healthy

Good skin starts from within. Eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats can help your skin heal and glow.

Avoid excessive heat

Steer clear of saunas, hot tubs, and intense workouts for 24 to 48 hours after your treatment.

Stay away from makeup 

Give your skin a break from makeup for at least 24 hours following your treatment. Your pores will be open, and you don't want to clog them.

Don’t exfoliate

Your skin will be sensitive, so avoid exfoliating products for a few days.

Microneedling can do wonders for your skin, and with the right aftercare, you'll see those glowing results in no time. Everyone's skin reacts differently, so what works for one person might not work for another. Pay attention to your skin and adjust your routine as necessary.

Long-term benefits

Over time, microneedling can lead to noticeable improvements in your skin's overall health and appearance. It can help fade scars, even skin tone, and smooth skin texture. It's crucial to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your dermatologist to ensure optimal results and minimize potential side effects.

Experience the transformative power of microneedling and embrace this (effortless) beauty routine. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your microneedling session.

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