How to Care for Your Skin Pre & Post Microneedling
How to Care for Your Skin Pre & Post Microneedling
Microneedling is a non-surgical application that can significantly improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks or acne. It is the secret for radiantly beautiful and young skin. It is also used for hair loss or cellulite. Depending on the type of application, a distinction is made between cosmetic needling and medical needling. But how does such a Microneedling application actually work?
Microneedling Preparation Should Be This Way
Before the actual Microneedling, preparation is made for the following application. Local anesthetic cream is applied to the skin areas to be treated. This cream is used to relieve pain and makes the treatment much more comfortable. The local anesthetic should act for approximately 20 minutes before starting.
Treatment with Derma roller: Modern Technology for Even Skin
It uses only state-of-the-art high-quality devices for treatment.
The most important tool for Microneedling therapy is the derma roller or derma stamp. This is a medical roller with particularly fine needles, the length of which can be adjusted manually.
Treatment with a derma stamp takes about 20 to 30 minutes. It is rolled horizontally, vertically and diagonally on the skin to be treated.
Ultrasound is also used to support the desired effect in this treatment.
How Long Are Needles Used in Micronizing?
The lengths of the needles vary according to the applied area and the initial condition of the skin. Generally, they extend into the cuticle layer to a depth of about 1.5 to 2 mm.
If cosmetic needling is done, the required needle length is around 0.5 to 1.0 mm. Cosmetic treatments include use on cellulite, wrinkles or rough skin.
Medical needling treats burns or scars, for example, from long-term acne or surgeries. Here in most cases, it is necessary to use longer needles. The length of the needles used with the Nexx MD Needling is around 1.0 to 2.5 mm.
In general, it can be said that the more severe the skin problem, the longer the needles should be for Microneedling. A smaller needle length can usually be chosen for minor skin problems.
The needles only come into contact with the epidermis, the upper layer of the skin. During the treatment of the skin area, receptors that stimulate growth cells are activated.
What Happens After Microneedling Treatment?
After the Microneedling treatment, some patience is required: It takes some time for the body to produce the active ingredients and for the effects of the application to become visible.
The skin is usually slightly red and swells approximately 36 to 48 hours after treatment. It may appear sunburned.
However, micro-wounds usually heal very quickly and the treatment leaves absolutely no scars. After a short time, the appearance of the skin should improve significantly.
How to Behave After Microneedling Treatment?
You should not go out in the sun after use. Apply a soothing facial or cooling mask. You can most likely return to work the next day.
If you want to have good experiences especially after Microneedling, you should also pay attention to the application areas after the application.
This promotes the regeneration of the treated skin. Good active ingredients for care are creams and serums with vitamin A and vitamin C. Well perfused skin after medical needling can better absorb the nutrients in the care.
Is Cosmetic Needing Repeated?
Whether needling needs to be repeated depends on the initial condition of the skin.
A single application is usually sufficient to beautify the skin.
Hair treatments usually require four sessions. There should be an interval of two or three months between them.
Microneedling experience shows that it may make sense to repeat the application after six months for severe wrinkles. It can be said that the required time intervals increase with the length of the needles used in general.
What are the advantages of Microneedling?
As mentioned earlier, skin regeneration and blood circulation are stimulated. Not only collagen, but also hyaluronic acid is newly formed. Another advantage of Microneedling treatment is the purification of the pores and the tightening of the skin. This makes the skin appear smoother and fuller.
For example, if there are acne scars, collagen refills the scar area. As a result, scars shrink from time to time and the skin heals.
Microneedling is growing in popularity, and of course there's a reason for that. That's because most other treatments for wrinkles, scars, or other skin problems thin the skin. For example, with laser treatments. This has a major disadvantage, as thin skin is more sensitive to external factors. Too much sun can cause unsightly spots. In Microneedling, the skin thickness is preserved and not lifted. Thus, protection against environmental influences continues, which offers a great advantage.
Also, no artificial substance has to be injected with micro needling. The skin renews itself. However, conditioning agents can be better absorbed during treatment and therefore have a more intense effect.
Who is Microneedling suitable for?
One treatment is recommended for many types of problem skin. If you suffer from your skin problem or want to look younger and fresher. The face, neck and décolleté are usually treated. Microneedling is also suitable for thighs, buttocks, chest and even the scalp.
Particularly good results are achieved in the following areas of application:
- Scars (acne scars, surgical scars, burn scars, etc.)
- pigment disorders
- stretch marks/ stretch marks
- scalp problems and hair loss
If you have active acne and very sensitive skin, you should definitely seek advice from a beautician beforehand. With acne, the bacteria can spread all over the face, which would make the condition worse.
What are the risks of the application?
Because Microneedling is a needling procedure, it should be used by professionals. Normal people can easily make mistakes and risk inflammation if mishandled. Therefore, we recommend that you contact a professional cosmetologist with experience in this field. In this case, the treatment does not involve any risk. We offer you Microneedling, let yourself be advised and treated by experienced beauticians.
If you have skin problems and want to know if Microneedling can help you, simply make an appointment in our beauty salon. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you further.