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Top Tips for Skin Needling Aftercare

Many people ask us “Do microneedling really work?”. Our answer is always the same. Yes! But only if done correctly, safely and professionally and importantly, if the patient follows the correct aftercare.

Dermaroller® micro skin needling is a non-invasive treatment where tiny needles are rolled across the skin, encouraging the skin to renew itself in a controlled manner. After the initial rest time, the difference between the dermaroller before and after effects are profound. The skin will look more youthful and scarring from acne and stretchmarks will be visibly reduced.

Why the skin needling aftercare is important?

The aftercare of skin needling is particularly important. This is because the process makes the skin delicate during the healing process. Post-treatment infections are extremely rare, as the pricking channels close within minutes. If the treatment is done under clean, careful clinical condition there should be no complications.
With all that said, following these tips to ensure your glowing skin lasts.

Avoid exercise

Many people love hearing this advice! This is your written doctor’s note to be lazy for at least the next 48 hours after the Dermaroller® micro skin needling treatment. Try your best not to sweat, so no gym, weights or running. Sweating opens the pores of your skin and bacteria might be able to enter the reopened skin punctures, which could lead to a reaction or infection. Please also avoid saunas, hot tubs and any conditions gets you overheating.

Avoid the sun and sunscreen

We also recommend you avoid the sun after a dermaroller treatment. UV light can harm to the skin during the healing process.
The skin will be highly sensitive after the micro needling. Avoid moisturisers and sunscreen for 24 -48 hours, as the oils may enter the skin channels.

Avoid “Active Ingredient” skin products

Products with “active ingredients” usually include substances like Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinol and other similar agents. These ingredients can potentially irritate the skin after microneedling and delay the healing process.

Avoid makeup

You definitely do not want your makeup penetrating the pores and causing further irritations. Makeup brush bristles can penetrate the pores that have been opened by the microneedling process. Dirty make up brushes may also cause negative side effects.

Ensure your hands are always clean

Pay extra care that your hands are always clean after dermaroller treatment and try to avoid touching your face. You do not want dirt and bacteria getting in contact with the skin while it is healing.

To receive further advice and to learn more about Dermaroller® micro skin needling or any of our other cosmetic treatments at our Austin Brewer Bournemouth skin clinic in Bournemouth, call us on 07823 883888 and we will be happy to assist you. We also offer all new patients a free skin consultation.