Microneedling benefits men and women of all ages. This collagen induction therapy can address fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, skin laxity, scarring, redness, dullness, and a wide variety of other skin issues. While you may be interested in enjoying the benefits that come from this treatment, you likely have several questions about it.
Can You Wear Makeup After Microneedling Treatments?
Even though you would love to address skincare concerns, you likely have a busy schedule. You can’t take a day or more off work to pamper yourself. And you don’t want to go to work or engage in other activities without makeup. The great news is that you don’t have to worry about downtime with microneedling treatments. As soon as the treatment session is over, you can return to work and other normal activities.
While you don’t have to schedule downtime after a microneedling treatment, it is beneficial to schedule it at a time when you can allow your skin to heal and rest for a short period. Most dermatologists recommend avoiding wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after the treatment. They also recommend avoiding exfoliating your skin, using harsh skin cleansers, or exposing your skin to hot water or steam for about 24 hours.
This puts your skin in the best position to heal, which reduces fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and other issues you would like to address through microneedling. Many find that scheduling a microneedling session after work on Friday allows them to wear makeup and engage in normal activities again by Saturday evening. You will have all of Friday evening and a good part of Saturday to allow your skin to heal.
Can Microneedling Be Combined With Other Skin Treatments?
You may be surprised to learn that microneedling can be used with other treatments to address issues with your skin. While not all treatments can be scheduled during the same session with the dermatologist, they can be used around the same time to help you reach your goals more aggressively. You can address other superficial issues with your skin while having regular microneedling sessions scheduled.
For example, you can talk to your dermatologist about using microneedles along with professional facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. You can combine microneedling with various anti-aging treatments to attack wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity from multiple angles. For example, you can have Botox injections done after microneedling treatments to address dynamic wrinkles. Filler treatments are also great to use with microneedling since they can plump your lips, cheeks, and other areas.
Why Is Microneedling So Beneficial?
It is common for people to feel a little nervous before their first microneedling session. Having fine needles puncture the skin several times can be a little intimidating. However, you don’t have to worry about experiencing pain. A numbing cream is applied to your skin before the treatment starts. Microneedling is so beneficial and can be used to address a variety of conditions because of the way the skin begins to heal after it is injured. Fibroblasts knit the skin back to gather. Elastin and collagen are produced quickly. It is these substances that give your skin a supple, youthful appearance. And when you encourage your skin to create new cells, you are encouraging a quicker production of cells that are free of blemishes. This leads to the variety of benefits people see after microneedling treatments, including smoother skin that looks youthful and hydrated.
How Often Can You Use Microneedling?
To get a definite answer, you must have your skin examined by a skin care professional. They will consider all the necessary factors to ensure you get the best results. However, most people can schedule microneedling treatments every 4 to 8 weeks until they get the desired results. After that point, they can schedule touchup treatments to maintain those results. Factors like age, skin sensitivity, and the length of the needles used will determine how often treatments should be scheduled for you.
Microneedling Leads to More Attractive Skin
Are you ready to start seeing the benefits that come from microneedling? If so, call us today at 205-352-9141. We would be happy to show you how this treatment can give you the results you are looking for.