microneedling: what to do before and after
Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that can give exceptional results for a number of common skin conditions including lines, wrinkles, scars, pigmentation stains and poor skin texture.
Optimal results require a course of treatment that includes pre-treatment skin conditioning and post-procedural care.
Preparation before treatment
Where the skin's natural protective barrier is not functioning adequately, post-treatment healing will be slower and adverse effects like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can occur. To guard against this, a pre-treatment regime of cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating and moisturising with products suitable for your particular skin type, together with the introduction of antioxidants, and actives to address specific concerns,should be undertaken for at least 2 weeks.
Care after treatment
Following your treatment, you will be given products to care for your skin during the first 24-48 hours whilst it is in the immediate recovery period, when you should avoid using perfumed products and some types of make-up. After this time, you should begin re-introducing your skincare regime to enhance the effects of the procedure.