Does Hot and Cold Weather Affects your Skin when you have a Dermaroller Therapy?

Are you a kind of person who lives an active lifestyle?  Do you engage in sports activities, outdoor activities and other things that require you to get exposed to too much heat and other extreme weather conditions?  Like for example, if you are a sporty person, you may be exposed to extremely hot or cold temperature as part of your daily routine.

Or are you planning to have a family picnic and you are thinking the best time to schedule your dermarolling therapy. When you had a dermarolling therapy, your doctor may advice you not to go out of the sun for certain period of time usually around five days depending on the severity of your skin condition, to avoid any adverse skin reactions. For dark-skinned individual, going out of the sun may cause hyperpigmentation.

The bottom line is, your skin is constantly exposed to harsh weather conditions and or the damaging effects of UV light from the sun rays. This and many other factors like internal free radicals, second hand smokes and so on has dreaded effects on your skin. More so, the programmed aging may cause unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, and others that cause a gloomy effect on your face.

At your age, you need to take care of your skin so you can delay the aging process and protect the well-being of your skin. One of the common treatment options that you can use is dermarolling or microneedling therapy.  It is a popular treatment that helps reduce fine wrinkle lines, scars, acne, and it also helps rejuvenate the skin.

But what is the role of extreme weather or the changing seasons in your skin condition after having the therapy? What are the things that you should be cautious of after the treatment?

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So, why dermatologist advice you not to get exposed to extremes of weather?

Doctor’s usually advice patient’s to avoid the heat of the sun while the skin is still healing. If you expose your skin under the heat of the sun, it may cause hyperpigmentation reactions.  Too much cold, may also cause skin breakdown which may delay the healing process.

Don’t worry; this uncomfortable feeling is only temporary.   Most patients get back to work the day after the treatment so there is not much to worry about.

But first, let’s see how derma rolling treatment helps?

Derma rolling or Micro needling is a simple and non-surgical technique that is used to treat the skin. A topical anesthesia like lidocaine is used to numb the skin. This process requires the use of derma rollers which are powerful hand-held device that creates small channels in the skin.

At the end of the therapy, your skin will have an improved texture. It will help reduced:

  • Fine wrinkle lines
  • Minimize fine lines
  • Diminish any hyperpigmentation on your skin.

The secret in this procedure is that it induces collagen formation by creating a mechanical force through the dermis to allow the improvement in stretch marks, scars and acne marks through collagen bridging.

Where the derma rolling therapy is mostly applied?

This device can be applied to your:

  • Entire face
  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Legs

It can be applied anywhere in the skin that has contour deformities and stretch marks.

As you may have observed, these are the parts of your skin that are usually exposed under the heat of the sun.

How many treatments do you need?

The micro needling technique usually require at least three to six sessions to remove any skin lines, wrinkles, acne, scars and many other skin condition.  The duration of the session depends on your skin problem, extent of the scarring and severity of the affected skin areas.

During your consultation, your doctor will advice you on how many sessions will be required for you to see the results. Usually after you completed the derma rolling therapy, you may be advice to attend a maintenance session which is usually one to two sessions a year.

How long will the effects last?

There are minimal adverse effects noted for derma rolling therapy. Some patients experience skin redness after the session which may last up to five days.  Your doctor may also allow you to use mineral makeup the following day to hide the color. Some doctors may not advice you to use make up, if it may cause allergic reactions to your skin.  Or it depends on the severity of your skin condition.

Others also experience mild flaking, tightness, and light burning.  You may observe changes in the texture of the skin after two more weeks.

Getting old, worry no more?

Aging is an inevitable process.  But who says, you cannot do anything about it? There are still a lot of options to stay young. Micro needling therapy is just one of the many treatment options that you can try.

It helps rejuvenate your skin by removing all the unnecessary marks and lines in your skin.  Just make sure that you follow your doctor’s advice when it comes to taking care of your skin.  If you had your treatment, avoid getting exposed under the heat of the sun.  Keep in mind that adverse weather conditions can cause damage to your skin.

If you have plans of picnic activities, reschedule it until your skin heals, so you can enjoy your family’s activities.  Use appropriate topical antibiotics and creams, as per your doctor’s advice.

Anyhow, the mild discomfort is only temporary.  In no time, you will be back in good shape.

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