Microdermabrasion is generally a safer procedure because it works at the top layer of your skin. Microneedling acts just below the skin. Both procedures should be done by trained medical professionals. At-home microdermabrasion and microneedling procedures are not recommended.
Can I Microderm and microneedle together?
This is suitable for all skin types and colors, and there is no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Combining these two treatments will give you the most desirable outcome. Together these procedures are ideal to treat uneven skin tone and texture, large pores, fine lines, unwanted facial hair, and acne scars.
What you should not do after microneedling?
Don’t put on makeup, especially with a makeup brush that has been used before, in the 24 hours following microneedling. You’ll also need to avoid swimming pools, saunas, and situations where you might sweat heavily, including intense workouts at the gym, to protect your newly treated skin.
How soon after microneedling can I exfoliate?
You MUST NOT pick, scratch or use any exfoliant (gentle exfoliation may be allowed after 3-5 days) as this may damage the new skin and introduce bacteria leading to skin infections. Avoid using any skincare that contains AHA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid or Retinoic Acid (eg Retin A) for 3-5 days.
When can I do facial after microneedling?
Continue to treat the skin gently for three days after microneedling, and you may resume your normal skincare routine after day three post-treatment.
What serum is best after microneedling?
Hyaluronic acid serums are the best and most commonly used type for microneedling because of their hydrating properties. Other great alternatives include peptides, ceramides, and EGF. Just make sure to avoid retinoids, Vitamin C, and other serums that contain acids (AHA, BHA, and lactic acid).
Why is my skin darker after microneedling?
Can Micro Needling Cause Hyper-Pigmentation? Discoloration caused by skin needling is rare, but can occur if the needle depth is 1.5 mm or deeper, and the procedure is done too frequently. This negligence can cause irritation in the skin which can be one possible cause to post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
How do you maximize microneedling results?
Skin that is well-cared for and in good condition will gain the best results. We recommend you have a good skincare routine established at least 2 weeks before commencing a course of micro-needling. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing morning and night with a good sunscreen used daily would be the absolute minimum.
Why does my skin look worse after microneedling?
While it can work wonders at improving acne scars, microneedling can actually spread bacteria in the skin, making breakouts worse. Pin point bleeding isn’t uncommon. According to Dr. Shafran, it’s normal for there to be some pinpoint bleeding on the skin from having the needles inserted into the skin.
How often should you do micro needling?
How Often Should You do Microneedling Treatments? As a general rule of thumb, microneedling treatment can be safely done about once a month or every 4 to 6 weeks.
Can microneedling ruin your skin?
Skin damage is a risk that commonly occurs with microneedling devices. The damage may include bleeding, bruising, redness, tightness, itching and peeling, and these typically go away without any treatment after a few days or weeks.
Can I wash my face after microneedling?
After Microneedling Treatment
Wait at least four hours to wash your face. Your skin may feel warm and tight and look red for one to three days. During this period, use a delicate cleanser and moisturizer, and apply 1% hydrocortisone cream as needed to soothe skin irritation.
How long do microneedling results last?
Your results will last anywhere from three to five months, and many patients schedule follow-up treatments twice a year to maintain their results. Taking good care of your skin through a conscientious at-home beauty routine can help preserve your results.
Can I Nanoneedle after microneedling?
Due to to the risk of post-traumatic hyperpigmentation, microneedling is often not recommended for clients with deep skin tones, however nanoneedling is completely safe for all skin tones since the stylus has no needles and requires no healing after the procedure.
How long after microneedling can I do Dermaplaning?
However, after microneedling, it is advised that you should wait at least 24 hours before applying any treatments, as the skin can be incredibly sensitive.
How is hyperpigmentation treated after microneedling?
If there is already PIH, treatments which can be used are:
- Topicals such as Retin A, hydroquinone, and steroids; Triluma contains all 3.
- Chemical Peels.
- Gentle laser treatments with a 1064 laser (nanosecond or picosecond)
- Possibly PRP with microneedling (experimental but minimal risk)
- Antibiotics for ongoing infections.