Post-Micro Needling:
The Do's and Don'ts of Skin Care

Micro needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a popular cosmetic procedure that has been gaining popularity in recent years. The treatment involves using a device with tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process and promotes the production of collagen and elastin. The result is smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. While micro needling has many benefits, proper post-care is crucial to ensure optimal results and avoid complications. In this article, we’ll discuss the do’s and don’ts of skin care after micro needling.

The Do's:

1. Keep the treated area clean and dry: After micro needling, it’s important to keep the treated area clean and dry to avoid infections. Use a gentle cleanser to clean your skin, and avoid using any harsh scrubs or exfoliants for at least a week.
2. Apply a soothing serum: After micro needling, your skin may feel tight and dry. To soothe and hydrate your skin, apply a serum that contains hyaluronic acid, which helps to retain moisture in the skin. Other beneficial ingredients to look for include aloe vera, vitamin C, and peptides.
3. Use sunscreen: After micro needling, your skin may be more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays. To protect your skin from sun damage and prevent further damage, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, even on cloudy days.
4. Be patient: It takes time for your skin to heal and for the full results of micro needling to become visible. Be patient and don’t expect immediate results. It may take several weeks or even months for you to see the full benefits of the treatment.
5. Follow your skincare professional’s advice: Your skincare professional will give you specific instructions on how to care for your skin after micro needling. It’s important to follow their advice to ensure optimal results and avoid complications.

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The Don'ts:

1. Don’t use makeup or skincare products that contain harsh chemicals: After micro needling, your skin is more sensitive than usual, and using products that contain harsh chemicals can cause irritation and inflammation. Avoid using makeup or skincare products that contain ingredients like retinol, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), and benzoyl peroxide for at least a week after the treatment.
2. Don’t touch or pick at your skin: It’s important to avoid touching or picking at your skin after microneedling. Doing so can introduce bacteria into the treated area and increase the risk of infection.
3. Don’t exercise excessively: While it’s important to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle, it’s best to avoid exercising excessively after micro needling. Sweating can irritate the treated area and increase the risk of infection.
4. Don’t expose your skin to hot water: After micro needling, it’s important to avoid exposing your skin to hot water, whether it’s from a shower or a bath. Hot water can irritate the treated area and increase the risk of infection.
5. Don’t forget to follow up: To ensure optimal results and address any concerns you may have, it’s important to follow up with your skincare professional after micro needling. They can assess your progress and recommend additional treatments or adjustments to your skincare routine as needed.

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