Micro Needling is effective at reversing the signs of aging and diminishing scars. Electronic based micro-needling is a newer skin therapy innovation that dramatically minimizes fine lines, scars and stretch marks. Micro-needling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy (or CIT), is a non-surgical resurfacing procedure that creates tiny controlled injuries beneath the skin’s surface stimulating the body to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The result is tighter younger skin with a diminished appearance of scars and wrinkles.
After an electronic micro needling or derma roller treatment, most people will experience mild to moderate redness and possibly some swelling. Most patients compare it to the same way you may feel after a mild sunburn. Effects may last for 24-48 hours and there may be pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising.
Inflammation of the skin is very temporary and reduces greatly within a few hours. The majority of redness will diminish over the next 48 hours. Dryness of the skin will occur after a few days after. This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. Days later; the skin will start to shed. These are skin layers that would regularly shed naturally, however Micro-Needling brings this skin to the surface sooner. Using hyaluronic acid after the procedure can help reduce inflammation and provide intense hydration.
Patients may resume their regular skin care products once the skin is no longer irritated. Sunscreen can be used to protect the skin. Makeup use should be limited to only mineral based makeup.
Since micro needling can drastically intensify the absorption of topical skin products, irritation can occur if the wrong skin products are used post procedure. To avoid complications after a micro needling treatment, proper after care must be followed.
Avoid the following for 1 week:
- Harsh Cleansers
- Preservatives in Skin Care Products
- Skin lighteners and bleaching creams
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids
- Fragrances and Alcohol based products
- Glycolic and Retinols
- Direct sunlight and Tanning Beds
Only use products that are specifically designed with micro-needling treatments and adhere to strict aftercare.
Within several days to several weeks you will notice a smoother, brighter, and more radiant appearance, however, the full effects of the treatment do not appear until several months later. For more information on Micro Needling and Derma Rolling, visit http://www.lastinglooks.ca/micro-needling-toronto at Lasting Looks Clinic in Toronto.