Microneedling is one of the most popular skin rejuvenating treatments at the moment, and for good reason. Not only can it improve the look and feel of the skin, but it can also work wonders on reducing acne scars, lines and wrinkles. What you’ll experience at the doctor’s office is a more intense treatment than what you’ll get if you do it yourself (with a microneedle roller). As much praise as the treatment gets, there are a few things to take note of; especially when it comes to what you’ll experience once the treatment is complete.
1. Your skin will be red
It’s totally normal for your skin to appear red after you’ve had microneedling done, but the majority of the redness should subside within 24 hours. However, if a more aggressive treatment was done, the redness may linger for a bit longer. Keeping the skin hydrated can help alleviate the redness faster.
2. Your skin may feel rough to the touch
Directly after a microneedling treatment (and even in the coming days post-procedure), your skin may feel a little different than normal and a bit rough when you touch it. There may also be some swelling and bruising.
3. There may be some minimally visible marks
Because microneedling makes hundreds of tiny safe yet controlled micro injuries on the surface of the skin, it’s not uncommon to see some very small marks on the skin after the procedure has been performed. Not to worry, whatever you see on your skin is short-lived at most. As the skin heals and recovers, any marks will slowly fade away.
4. You may break out
If you’re prone to breaking out, you’ll definitely want to let your doctor know beforehand because microneedling can cause breakouts. If there are active lesions on the surface—the treatment may make them worse. While it can work wonders at improving acne scars, microneedling can actually spread bacteria in the skin. Avoid getting a microneedling treatment on active acne, because it can make breakouts worse.
5. Pin point bleeding isn’t uncommon
It’s normal for there to be some pinpoint bleeding from having the needles inserted into the skin. Topical numbing is always used to make the treatment more comfortable.
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