Read this guide to learn effective ways to take care of your skin before and after micro-needling treatment.
Micro-needling in Brooklyn is a cosmetic procedure that uses a special device with tiny shallow needles. These needles are used to cause a micro-injury to prompt the skin to produce more collagen. In this way, it promotes softer, smoother and more youthful-looking skin. If you want to get the most from this treatment, it is important to know how to take good care of your skin before and after treatment.
This procedure is extremely effective and safe. However, as with all kinds of treatments, it is essential to take good care of your skin to achieve the best results.
Before treatment, you should avoid Accutane in the 6 months before the beginning of your treatment sessions. You shouldn’t use topical products that can increase the sensitivity of your skin such as exfoliants, retinoids, topical antibiotics five to seven days before your treatment.
You should avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin, ibuprofen, or Advil for at least three days before your treatment session. These will interfere with the inflammatory process that is essential for the rejuvenation of your skin.
It is also important to avoid laser or IPL procedures, sunburn or unprotected exposure to the sun for at least two weeks before the treatment procedure. No depilatory creams, waxing or electrolysis to the area you are treating for five to seven days. You should not shave the day of the micro-needling procedure to avoid skin irritation. Shave any dense hair the day before your appointment. If you are prone to cold sores then it is important to take an antiviral agent for two days before the day of the treatment. You should avoid using blood thinning agents for 1 week before the treatment because bruising is a very common side effect of this treatment.
The treatment day
Knowing what to expect on the treatment day will make the procedure comfortable. During the day of treatment, you should expect your skin to be cleaned so that it is free of lotion, makeup, oil, sunscreen or powder. If you want, you can wash your face in the office. You will be asked to talk about any relevant changes in your medical history and the medications you are using including supplements.
Your doctor will ask you if there are any tattoos in the treatment area. About 30 to 45 minutes before your treatment, your doctor will apply lidocaine to your skin. The treatment will take about an hour to complete.
It is important to look after your skin after the treatment to get the best results. You will be asked not to take any anti-inflammatory medications for a week after the procedure.
After micro-needling Brooklyn treatment, you should avoid using ice on your face. You should also avoid bromelain since these may interfere with the inflammatory process that is critical for the rejuvenation process. You should also avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight for at least two weeks after treatment. If you experience any soreness, you should use a painkiller as recommended by your doctor.