Post Care Instructions MICRONEEDLING
Microneedling, or Collagen Induction Therapy is a treatment that uses tiny needles to make micro-channels or injuries in the skin to then stimulate collagen and elastin formation, the building blocks of skin tissue.
Microneedling offers amazing benefits to getting and keeping your skin beautiful, but like any good skin procedure there are important aftercare instructions that you will need to follow to get the most out of your treatment.
Since this treatment creates micro wounds in the skin, you cannot return to your normal skincare routines right away. In fact, immediately after your treatment, you will look as though you have a mild to moderate sunburn, and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual and may experience pin point bleeding Keep in mind, these effects are normal and they typically subside within a few hours after treatment, but can take up to 24-72 hours for complete resolution.
CLEAN | Use a gentle cleanser and tepid water to cleanse the face for 72 hours post-treatment, and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area, and
DO NOT use a Clarisonic or other powered cleansing brushes for at least one week after your treatment.
HEAL | HYDRATE | STIMULATE | We recommend a stem cell serum, antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid post-treatment, as these properties are ideal to help heal the skin by soothing and lessening irritation. Your skin may feel drier than normal. Hyaluronic Acid is an ideal ingredient you can use to hydrate and restore the skin back to perfect balance. In the days following your treatment, and as the skin starts to regenerate, collagen-stimulating peptides are ideal to maximize the effects of the stimulation already started by the microneedling.
MAKEUP | We recommend you do not apply makeup for 24 to 72 hours after the procedure. In addition, do not apply any makeup with a makeup brush, especially if the brush is not clean.
PROTECT | Prior to leaving the studio you will leave with a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB, SPF 25 or greater sunscreen to your skin. We recommend a chemical-free sunscreen. Keep in mind that you should continue to use a sunscreen everyday—not only the days following your procedure—as part of your skincare routine to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging.
DO NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) scrubs or anything perceived as “active” skincare for one week post treatment.
DO NOT use any powered cleansing brushes like Clarisonic for one week post treatment.
AVOID intentional and direct sunlight for 72 hours.
DO NOT use tanning beds.
ALWAYS wear sunscreen.
DO NOT go swimming for at least 72 hours post-treatment.
DO NOT exercise or participate in strenuous activity for the first 72 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments in general are harmful and filled with bacteria, which may cause adverse reactions in your skin.