Downtime and Microneedling
When it comes to getting the complexion you’ve always dreamed of, regular skin creams and serums may not cut it.
In fact, if you want to get selfie-worthy skin, here’s a secret that might interest you: your best bet is to work with your body’s own wound-healing processes.
Here’s why: when tiny wounds occur within the dermal tissue, they trigger your body’s healing response, which includes a surge of collagen and elastin. This surge can create a faster cellular turnover, and even help strengthen and firm up aging skin.
That’s why microneedling is such an excellent skincare choice for people who want to fade wrinkles, reduce hyperpigmentation, and even get rid of acne scars. Read on to learn more about microneedling, including if there’s any downtime associated with the treatment.
Will I Need to Take Time Off After Microneedling?
Microneedling uses a handheld device that contains microscopic needles to quickly puncture the dermal tissue, which enacts the wound-healing process discussed above (don’t worry, it feels like sandpaper being brushed across your face).
While microneedling doesn’t require downtime, because the treatment uses small needles, you may experience some slight bleeding, redness, and swelling after the procedure.
As a result, some patients may want to schedule microneedling treatments on the weekend.
How to Care for Your Skin After Microneedling
The best way to care for your skin after your microneedling treatment is to follow these steps:
- Avoid sun exposure for 72 hours following your treatment.
- Avoid sweaty exercise for 72 hours following your treatment.
- Avoid using ice on your face.
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications for the first few days after your session.
- Talk to your plastic surgeon if you take blood-thinning medications.
- Do not use any skincare products on your face for 24 hours following your procedure.
Take the Next Step
Want to see if you’re a good candidate for microneedling treatments?
Schedule your consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA. Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203