Pre and Post Microneedling Care

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Understanding the nuances of Microneedling pre and post care will help maximize the benefits of microneedling while ensuring a smooth and effective recovery.

The technique involves employing a specialized device equipped with minuscule needles to create controlled micro-injuries on specific areas of the skin. The deliberate micro-injuries prompt the body to initiate a repair response while also kickstarting the production of elastin and collagen.

Often referred to as collagen induction therapy, microneedling can be enhanced by incorporating radio frequency, a technique designed to further boost collagen production. 

How to Prepare for Microneedling - Pre Microneedling Instructions

Microneedling pre-instructions requires careful preparation that take into account medical history and lifestyle choices. Review the pre microneedling instructions from Bella Sante:

1. Medication Check

Take inventory of your medications before your appointment. If you have acne-prone skin and are on Accutane or similar medications, it's recommended you pause six months pre microneedling.

Blood-thinning medications or supplements like Aspirin, ibuprofen, or Fish Oil? Don't take them 72 hours before and after the facial to avoid complications in the healing process. These medicines heighten skin sensitivity, making it more prone to irritation and potential bacterial infection.

Prone to cold sores? Consider an anti-viral prescription 48 hours before and the day of your treatment to prevent flare-ups. Always consult with your medical professional for personalized advice.

2. Skincare Routine Modifications

In the days leading up to your microneedling appointment, treat your skin with care. Avoid abrasive products like retinol, exfoliants, and acids for at least 48 hours. Shield your skin from harmful UV rays by avoiding direct sunlight and tanning beds for five days before the microneedling treatment.

3. Beauty Treatment Considerations

Refrain from hair removal methods like electrolysis, laser treatments, or waxing two weeks before your appointment. Shaving is fine a few days before, but leave a 24-48 hour grace period to prevent skin irritation.

Avoid botox, laser treatments, and chemical procedures for two weeks pre microneedling to allow your skin sufficient time to recover. If you've had filler injections, wait four weeks before scheduling your microneedling appointment.

4. Diet and Lifestyle Support

Avoid alcohol 24 hours before your microneedling appointment. Steer clear of caffeinated foods or drinks on the day of the procedure, as they can promote bruising and inflammation. Refrain from intense exercise 24-48 hours before your appointment.

5. Day of the Microneedling Appointment:

On the day of your microneedling session, keep your skin clean, dry, and makeup-free. If you skip this step, your skincare professional will take care of it for you. Expect the application of a layer of numbing cream before the procedure to minimize discomfort. 

Recommended Products: What To Use After Microneedling

Following a microneedling treatment, we recommend using gentle yet effective products to support your skin's recovery process:

  • Gentle Cleanser: Opt for a mild, non-foaming cleanser to gently cleanse your skin without stripping away its natural oils or causing irritation.
  • Hyaluronic Acid Serum: Hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate and plump the skin, promoting faster healing and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Calming Moisturizer: Choose a moisturizer formulated with soothing ingredients such as aloe vera or chamomile to help calm redness and inflammation.
  • SPF Sunscreen: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, even if you're staying indoors.

Microneedling Aftercare - Post Microneedling Care Instructions

Following your microneedling treatment, we offer microneedling aftecare advice. Taking care of your skin is important for optimal results and a smooth recovery.

  • Post-treatment microneedling treatment, keep the area clean and avoid makeup for at least the first day.
  • Use a gentle cleanser to wash your face. Avoid harsh chemicals that might irritate your sensitive skin.
  • Hydration is key—use a mild, non-comedogenic moisturizer to keep your skin nourished and aid in the healing process.
  • Sun protection is a non-negotiable! Shield your skin from direct sunlight and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Your skin is more sensitive post-microneedling, steer clear of intense physical activities for the first 24 to 48 hours.

Follow the post-care instructions provided by your esthetician to ensure a seamless recovery and maximize the benefits of your microneedling experience.

Healing And Risks In Microneedling Treatment

After your microneedling treatment at our med spa, follow proper microneedling aftercare to ensure your skin heals effectively. Firstly, avoid touching or picking at your skin, as this can introduce bacteria and slow down the healing process. Stick to gentle cleansers and moisturizers that we'll recommended to keep your skin hydrated and calm. Sun protection is essential, so steer clear of direct sunlight and use SPF 30 or higher sunscreen when outdoors.

Refrain from applying makeup or using harsh skincare products for at least 24 hours post-treatment. Additionally, what not to do after microneedling includes avoiding hot showers, saunas, and strenuous exercise for the first few days to prevent excessive sweating and irritation. Remember, proper micro needling aftercare is key to achieving the radiant results you desire while minimizing any risks or complications.

Book Your Microneedling Consultation Today

Start on a skin rejuvenating journey with state-of-the-art microneedling treatments at our Med Spas, located in Boston on Newbury Street, Lexington, and Wellesley. Explore the benefits of our advanced procedures and unlock revolutionary skincare advantages.

Schedule a consultation with us to learn more about microneedling and why you should consider adding it to your skincare maintenance plan.

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