3 Tips For Your First Microneedling Treatment

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that uses tiny needles to exfoliate your skin. During your microneedling treatment, invisible micro-tears will be made to your skin. As a result, your skin will begin to produce more collagen. The result is that starting a few weeks after your treatment, your skin will look more even, plump, glowing, and youthful. Microneedling is an effective treatment for wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and more. Here are a few important tips to keep in mind before getting microneedling for the first time:

Get a Consultation

It's important to have a consultation appointment before the procedure so that your doctor can evaluate your skin as well as your desired goals. They will determine how sensitive your skin is, which will impact the depth of needles they use for your microneedling. They will also take before photos so you can compare them to photos afterward. Finally, a consultation is also a chance to discuss other procedures that can complement the results of your microneedling, such as chemical peels.

Time Your Microneedling Carefully

While microneedling is only minimally invasive, it is a procedure that comes with some downtime. After your appointment, your skin will likely be red and inflamed for several days. You may also experience peeling. While you'll be able to wear makeup if desired, chances are your skin will not look its best during the healing process.

For this reason, it's important to avoid having your microneedling treatments performed right before a major event, vacation, or photo shoot. Instead, time your microneedling for a few weeks ahead of any event you want to look your best for, so you can enjoy your newly glowing skin.

Practice Aftercare

It's important to follow your doctor's aftercare instructions very carefully to ensure your skin heals nicely and you get the results you are hoping for. You will be asked to be diligent about sunblock in the weeks after your microneedling because the procedure will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. In addition, it is important to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized as microneedling can be a bit drying for some people. If your doctor includes any serums or creams in your aftercare kit, be sure to use them.

Getting microneedling treatments can transform your skin for the better and by following these tips you will likely be prepared for your appointment and happy with your results. 

Contact a local spa to learn more about microneedling.