Everyone is talking about this new procedure called microneedling. It is basically puncturing your skin with tiny needles in order to produce more collagen. The needles cause slight trauma to your skin and to cope with that trauma your skin produces rich healthier collagen. This procedure is really effective in reducing wrinkles, scars, eye bags, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, and stretch marks. Basically, in simple words, it makes your skin look younger by at least 10 years. It is a procedure which can be done at a salon or at home. You can find all information there is regarding microneedling like how to do it, it benefits, etc but what you can’t find is, what happens after undergoing through this procedure, how will your skin look right after this, what to apply after this treatment and how to remove the dead skin after microneedling. I shall answer all these questions for you.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER UNDERGOING THROUGH MICRONEEDLING:
Right after doing microneedling you won’t feel or visibly see any adverse effects. But there will be redness on your face due to inflammation which will typically last for 2 to 3 days. You may also feel your skin to be warm, tight and itchy for a little while but this feeling normally fades away in 12 to 48 hours. It is recommended to use a gentle cleanser after 3 to 4 hours have passed and it is strongly advised not to use any exfoliating products until you are fully recovered.
HOW WILL YOUR SKIN LOOK AFTER MICRONEEDLING:
You won’t see positive effects right after the treatment, it will take your skin 2 to 4 weeks to fully rejuvenate. Until then you have to be patient and avoid scratching, swimming and exposure to the sun.
WHAT TO APPLY AFTER MICRONEEDLING TO REMOVE DEAD SKIN:
Right after going through this procedure it is best not to apply any moisturizer or cleanser you have to wait for 3 to 4 hours. You also can’t wash your face for at least 4 hours. After its been 3 to 4 hours use a delicate cleanser, moisturizer or serum to soothe your skin. Do not take any anti-inflammatory medicine because it will cause hindrance in your healing process. It is recommended to use lesser makeup while your skin is healing as it will block your pores and that will result in acne.
HOW TO REMOVE DEAD SKIN AFTER MICRONEEDLING:
Another visible effect that occurs in the later phase of doing microneedling is that your skin starts to peel off but not to worry this is perfectly normal and common and also it doesn’t last for a long time. So the reason behind this scabby texture is when undergoing through microneedling your skin is punctured multiple times though tiny needles and that causes a slight injury/trauma to your skin. Your body reacts to it by producing a new layer of fresh skin. The old skin upwards to eventually peel off.
Things to consider to remove dead skin after microneedling:
After this procedure, do not scratch your face nor exfoliate let the peeling process happen all by itself. It is not like there will be massive peeling of your skin instead it will be minimal, similar to a mild sunburn. It will reside for a few days and after that, you will have fresh, clean, youthful and glowing skin. If your skin has become way too itchy due to the peeling process just apply some soothing moisturizer and massage very gently. This will hydrate your skin and make it easier for your skin to peel off. The peeling of the skin is very important as it causes many skin issues to shed away with it. Those issues include:
As your skin begins to shed, it triggers the production of normal melanocytes. It will replace the abnormal melanocytes which caused hyper-pigmentation.
The peeling process also lessens the appearance of age spots on your skin thus making you look younger.