Microneedling is one of the most popular new beauty treatments available at clinics and aestheticians. It can produce remarkable results by activating your body’s natural processes to produce more collagen and elastin, which boost your skins firmness, making you look healthier and more youthful! It can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and is also useful to treat acne, so it’s a treatment that lots of people are interested in.

Unfortunately, the method clinicians use to encourage your body to produce more of this vital collagen can be quite intimidating – Microneedling is exactly what it sounds like! Your skin is penetrated dozens of times by small needles. Wielded by an expert these needles produce tiny wounds which kick off the body’s healing processes which in turn the generate the collagen needed to improve your skin.

It sounds intimidating, but it’s not actually very painful and the healing process is remarkably quick. Learning more about the aftercare you’ll need for a quick and comfortable recovery helps to take away some of the fear and lets you see clearly whether you want to book in for the expert microneedling London aestheticians are beginning to offer.

Hydration

One of the most important things you can do for your skin immediately after a microneedling session is make sure it’s well hydrated. The treatment, and the recovery process disrupts the normal moisture barrier your skin maintains, so you’ll want to give it all the help it can to re-establish it. This will also help treat the swelling and redness that can follow a microneedling treatment.

Apply moisturisers liberally and avoid harsh parts of your skincare regime like exfoliating until the healing process is complete to avoid setting back your progress.

Rest

Stay away from the gym or any undue exertion for at least 24 hours after your treatment. As well as keeping you cool, sweating can inflame your skin, which won’t just slow the rate of your recovery it’ll make your skin feel irritated and itchy.

Avoid Anti-inflammatories!

Although you’ll be in some discomfort initially and your face will be a little swollen and red, taking medication to relieve the swelling won’t help your skin. While other painkillers can help with the discomfort, if you want to enjoy the benefits of Microneedling you’ll need to endure some of the after-effects, sadly. It’s the full healing processes that leaves your skin looking fuller, firmer and brighter.

Relax and Enjoy

After only two to three days of recovery, you can expect your skin to have recovered and to be looking better, so try to relax for a couple of days. Be kind to your face, avoid make up, excessive exposure to extreme temperatures and weather and enjoy anticipating the effects when the healing process is complete!