Top 3 Rules for Recovery After Microneedling
- Posted on: Oct 15 2023
Microneedling has become a revolutionary procedure in modern-day skincare. Through the application of tiny abrasions, new collagen formations are stimulated on the skin. Once these heal, they leave behind a repaired, fresh, smoother new layer of skin, allowing patients to enjoy improved, radiant skin.
With very little downtime – up to five days – recovery from microneedling is relatively easy. However, if the proper aftercare isn’t followed, you may put your skin at risk for scarring, infection, or added blemishes. After your microneedling treatment at FosterMD, Dr. Foster will inform each patient of the aftercare routine you should follow. Just as each treatment is customized, your recovery plan may be customized to your skin’s needs and goals. For the average patient, however, these top 3 rules for recovery after microneedling usually always lead to the best results.
Invest In Gentle Skincare
In the first 24 hours after your microneedling treatment, you may experience redness, soreness, and swelling on the face as your skin adjusts to the microdermabrasions caused by the laser. After this time, however, it’s perfectly fine to go back to cleansing your face and wearing makeup as long as you do so gently and with care. Investing in a gentle skin cleanser, moisturizer, and even makeup that won’t interfere with your skin healing can help to avoid infections and complications.
Avoid The Sun and Wear Sunscreen
While your skin is open and still healing, it’s important to stay away from prolonged periods of time in the sun. This rule also applies to tanning beds and tanning salons. Keeping your skin protected from UV light rays during your recovery process will help to avoid the formation of sunspots, uneven pigmentation, and scarring. Wearing sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher is essential and will act as a protective barrier between your skin and sun damage.
Believe it or not, staying hydrated will improve the look and feel of your skin, especially while new collagen is being produced. Try avoiding drinks that lead to dehydration, such as coffee or alcohol, and extremely salty foods. The more hydrated you are, the more radiant and fresh your skin will look! Doing this during your recovery period will lead to optimal microneedling results.
Book Your Microneedling Appointment at FosterMD
Ready to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin? Book your appointment with Dr. Foster today by calling the FosterMD office in either Manasquan (732-449-2099) or Toms River, NJ (732-914-2233). To learn more about microneedling, fill out our contact form here.
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