Micro Needling Side Effects

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The Micro Needling Roller is a revolutionary new beauty tool that can improve the appearance of a number of different skin conditions and blemishes including cellulite, stretch marks and acne scars. Even though skin needling is an amazingly effective treatment to encourage skin regeneration and is in fact a much safer option than expensive surgery or laser treatments, some people may have concerns regarding the possible side effects of using a Micro Needling Roller.

It is good to be cautious with any new beauty treatment. You should ensure that it is the right product for you, your skin and your lifestyle and that you familiarize yourself with the correct procedures to use the products effectively and safely.

What To Expect After A Micro Needling Session?

In this article we look at the most common side effects that you may experience after a micro needling treatment, how to reduce the visible effects and when you should avoid using skin needling products.

So what are the possible micro needling side effects that you may experience?

Skin Redness

A common side effect of the micro needling is skin redness, from a distance the effect looks similar to sunburn.

Don’t worry, it is quite normal for your skin to become red after a skin needling treatment and usually your skin tone will normalize within few hours, if not sooner. However, if you are using one of the longer needled rollers such as 1.0 or 1.5 mm Micro Needling Roller, or you are pursuing an aggressive treatment plan, some redness may continue until the next day.

If you are embarrassed by the temporary redness you can plan your treatments accordingly so that your skin has time to recover before you go back out in public. So if you want to look your best for work next week, use the Micro Needling Roller on a Friday evening, so that your skin will be naturally glowing by Monday morning, with no traces of the needling treatment side effects.

If you can’t time your treatment to fit in with your lifestyle so easily, you can cover the redness with some mineral make-up or a tinted moisturizer and return to normal activities immediately if needed.

Skin Soreness/Tightness

The way the Micro Needling Roller works is based on the tiny injuries it causes in the skin, which in turn triggers your natural skin renewal and regeneration process. The deeper the needles go, the more they activate the skins internal regeneration, but this may result in the side effect of soreness and or tightness in the treated areas.

The longer the needles are, the longer you can expect that there will be irritation noticeable on the treated skin area. To minimize the soreness and tightness you should always use a serum with the Micro Needling Roller and be sure to moisturize well and regularly after treatments.

For more information on this, see the article regarding the proper use of a Micro Needle Roller

Micro Needling Roller Safety Advice

It should go without saying that the safe use of any medical device requires a responsibility to use it appropriately. To minimize the risks of experiencing any side effects from using the Micro Needling Roller, ensuring your skin is in the correct condition is a must and you should also ensure that you follow the correct hygiene procedures for your chosen product.

As with all beauty treatments, if you are unsure of the effects it is recommended that you test a small area of skin in an inconspicuous place and wait for a few hours to see if there is any adverse reaction.

Micro Needling is Not Recommended with Rosacea

Micro Needling is Not Recommended with Rosacea

Sometimes an existing skin condition, skin damage or illness can contribute to more serious side effects after using the Micro Needling Roller. Therefore, micro needling or stamping is not recommended if you have any of the following skin conditions affecting the area you wish to treat:

  • Active skin infections
  • Chronic skin disorders
  • Blood clotting problems
  • Poor healing
  • Skin malignancies
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Severe solar keratosis
  • Raised moles or warts
  • Herpes outbreaks or any other skin inflammation
  • Areas of sunburn, open cuts or other sore and tender areas

We also recommend to avoid direct sun-exposure and tanning beds for at least a week after a Micro Needling session and to always apply good sunscreen before going out (even if you do not think it is very hot or sunny).

If you exercise some common sense and follow the correct procedures and practices, the side effects from using skin needling treatments are quite negligible. The benefits however, can be enormous. So order your Micro Needling Roller now to give your skin a new lease of life..

Kaia is the CEO & founder of the Dermaroller Shop. She's truly passionate about skin care & DIY dermaroller treatments. Soon a licensed aesthetician helping people feel and look their best.. Circle Kaia Vanari On Google+

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