If you’re going to plunk down some of your hard-earned money for a microneedling treatment, you’ll want to obtain the very best results possible. Although your own body will do much of the work, there are still several ways that you can assist it and achieve outstanding results.
What is Microneedling?
First, the basics for the uninitiated. Microneedling is a cosmetic skin treatment that involves the mechanical stimulation of the surface of the skin. After numbing your skin, your aesthetician will use a microneedling device that is covered in hundreds of tiny, sterile needles to safely puncture your skin and stimulate the production of new collagen, helping make your skin appear more youthful and free of common skin problems like acne scars, abnormal pigmentation, and wrinkles.
Obtaining Superior Results
Here are a few tips to make sure that you get the most out of your microneedling sessions:
By exfoliating a few days before your microneedling treatment, your results will be enhanced through the shedding of dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This should also cut back on any post-treatment skin flaking.
After your microneedling treatment, some of the outer skin layers will be removed, potentially making your skin more susceptible to damage from UV radiation. Apply good sunscreen for a couple of weeks before your microneedling appointment. Limit your sunlight exposure to prevent dryness, discoloration, and other side effects of UV radiation.
Your skin will be doing a lot of healing and remodeling following your microneedling treatment. So be sure to assist the process by staying hydrated. In addition to drinking plenty of healthy fluids, it’s also helpful to up your nutrition game a bit after your treatment session. This will ensure that your body has all of the needed raw materials to take advantage of your microneedling treatment by rapidly remodeling your skin.
Protect Your Skin
Microneedling will temporarily weaken the surface of your skin, so you need to baby it first. It’s probably a good idea to avoid strenuous physical activity that leads to lots of sweating and the opening of your skin pores. Avoid heavy workouts, swimming pools, and saunas at this time.
Microneedling creates thousands of microscopic skin punctures at the surface of your skin. It would be a shame to let this opportunity go to waste. In other words, your skin can now more readily drink in healthy serums that contain antioxidants, vitamins, and other substances that can speed healing and help your skin remodel itself. Applying a good serum immediately after, or during, a microneedling treatment will significantly amplify its effects due to enhanced skin penetration.
Schedule Your Consultation In Our Charlotte, NC Office
If you’d like more information about how to maximize your microneedling results, feel free to contact Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-751-4595 or use our simple online form. Our conveniently located Charlotte office welcomes patients from throughout the region and across the country.