What to Expect After Microneedling?
If you are looking to rejuvenate and firm your skin, Aegean Medical can help. We have the right treatment for you and can tailor your treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals. We offer microneedling and can combine that with other treatments to get effective and amazing results. Contact us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2111 Neuse Blvd Suite J, New Bern, NC 28560.
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How long does it take for skin to heal after microneedling?
What should you not do after microneedling?
How can you maximize the benefits of microneedling?
Will microneedling tighten skin?
Your microneedling session doesn’t end when you walk out the door. There are things that you will want to do and not do to help you get the best aesthetic results from this procedure. Microneedling encourages the production of collagen and neovascularization. It is also one of the most versatile skin care treatments available.
It will usually take about 24 hours to heal from microneedling. It can take longer, up to three days, depending on the extent of the treatment you have chosen. You are able to return to most of your normal activities after you have completed a microneedling session. You can start wearing makeup 24 hours after your session. It is recommended that you wait 4-6 weeks to have another session.
There are a few things that you should avoid after you have had a microneedling session.
• Avoid Tanning Beds
Tanning beds are a source of UV rays. Many people believe that tanning beds are safer than getting a tan by sunbathing and using suntan oil, but they aren’t. Tanning beds may actually be more dangerous than getting a tan the old-fashioned way.
If you want to have a golden tan to help you feel more confident, a spray tan may be a better option. There are also safe alternatives to tanning that can help you look and feel better without the increased risk of skin cancer.
• Don’t Smoke
It is recommended that you not smoke for 6 weeks after your microneedling session. There are dozens of chemicals in tobacco products that can slow your ability to produce collagen. This will limit the results that you can get from the procedure. Tobacco also increases your blood pressure and extends the time it takes to recover. Your blood pressure is increased because tobacco contracts the blood vessels, limiting the ability of growth hormones, nutrients, and other healing factors to get to your skin.
• Avoid Drinking Alcohol
Alcohol, while being bad for your liver, pancreas, heart, and kidneys is also bad for your complexion. Alcohol, a diuretic, will leave you dehydrated. As water is flushed out of your body, nutrients go with it, nutrients that are needed for your skin health. There are also other considerations that come with drinking alcohol, mostly around poor food choices that can impact the healing ability of the skin.
Making the effort to do aftercare after your microneedling session will give you the best results. The aftercare process should last for several weeks and will improve collagen production which will give you tighter and younger-looking skin.
Wear a good sunblock, preferably broad-spectrum sunscreen. This will work better because it can block UVC rays that cause collagen damage and melanoma. When you are picking a sunscreen, it is recommended that you get one that has at least 55 SPF (sun protection factor). The stronger the protection you have the healthier and younger your skill will look.
Staying hydrated is very important for your skin and collagen. After the microneedling session, you will need to drink a little more water than you normally do. But, feeling thirsty may also be an indication that you are hungry. If you are having trouble staying hydrated there are a few things you can to do make it easier. Eating vegetables, fruit and soup can help. Drinking plain tea or coffee also can help keep you hydrated. You might even consider downloading an app to remind you to drink water.
Another important thing to remember about increasing collagen production is that it requires protein. Eat plenty of bioavailable proteins from sources like tuna, chicken, eggs, grass-fed beef, or tilapia. Collagen is a protein and making sure that it has what it needs will help you get the results you are trying to achieve.
Microneedling can tighten your skin. It works by stimulating your skin to make collagen. Collagen is a protein that starts to diminish as people age. This allows the skin to sag and develops wrinkles and lines. Stimulating collagen production adds elasticity to your skin, making it firmer.
If you are looking to rejuvenate and firm your skin, Aegean Medical can help. We have the right treatment for you and can tailor your treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals. We offer microneedling and can combine that with other treatments. We serve patients from New Bern NC, Hymans NC, River Bend NC, Brices Creek NC, Fairfield Harbour NC, and Neuse Forest.