What to Expect After Microneedling?
Microneedling has wonderful benefits including brightening your complexion, reducing large pores, diminishing the appearance of scars, increasing skin elasticity, and much more. Learn more about the before and after effects of microneedling at the Wellness Center of Greater Cleveland today. Call us for more information or schedule an appointment online. Serving clients from Cleveland OH and surrounding areas!
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Here at Wellness Center of Greater Cleveland, our team of medical spa specialists provides a wide variety of high-quality services including laser hair removal, PDO thread lifts, microneedling, hair restoration, chemical peels, and much more. Our medical spa deeply believes in helping each one of our clients feel empowered, beautiful, and at their very best. There are many amazing benefits to seeking treatments at a medical spa. They provide a combination of relaxing spa treatments with advanced, cutting-edge medical technology. One of our most popular skin resurfacing treatments is called microneedling. Continue reading to learn all about what to expect after a microneedling appointment!
Microneedling has a recovery period of only 24 hours. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, it may take anywhere from 24 hours to 72 hours for full healing of your face. After six weeks, you can schedule a follow-up microneedling appointment.
After your microneedling appointment, we recommend you follow these after-care instructions:
• Avoid anti-inflammatory medications for seven days after the treatment, Tylenol is okay
• Do not put ice on your face for seven days after the treatment
• For two weeks, avoid prolonged sun exposure, tannings beds, and self-tanner on your face, don’t forget to wear SPF of 50 or above
• Do not use hair removal products on your face for a week afterward
• Avoid blood thinners such as fish oil supplements and aspirin a week before the treatment, don’t stop taking prescribed blood thinner medications without consulting with your physician first
• For five to seven days before the treatment, avoid harsh topical treatments that contain retinoids
• Avoid saunas, swimming, hot showers, or baths for one to two days
Here are four effective ways to maximize the benefits of microneedling:
Exfoliate Your Skin Before Your Appointment
A few days before your treatment, we recommend you exfoliate your skin in order to remove any dead skin cells and enhance your results. Do not exfoliate one to two days before your treatment so that your face isn’t extra sensitive the day of.
Gently Cleanse Your Face Before Your Appointment
Gently cleanse your face before your microneedling appointment to remove any makeup, grease, and oil. Make sure to not arrive with sunscreen, makeup, or serums. If you are wearing anything on your face, let your specialist know and they can use a gentle cleanser on your face.
Keep Your Head Elevated While You’re Asleep
The night of your appointment day, keep your head elevated while you’re asleep to reduce swelling. Sleep on clean sheets and pillowcases to ensure your skin doesn’t get exposed to any types of bacteria.
Implement A Proper Skin Care Routine
Talk to your microneedling specialist about what kinds of products you should be using to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and enhance your face. Everyone has a unique skin type and complexion that needs to be treated with a customized skincare routine. This will ensure your microneedling results last as long as possible.
Microneedling encourages the face’s natural healing process which will encourage collagen production and improve skin elasticity. Within four to six weeks after your first microneedling appointment, you will notice your skin has been tightened. Additional benefits of microneedling include:
• Reduces the appearance of fine lines
• Diminishes wrinkles
• Shrinks enlarged pores
• Gives you a younger appearance
• Fixes sun damage
• Rejuvenates the skin
• Eliminates stretch marks
• Resurfaces the skin
• Improves self-esteem!
For further information about microneedling at the Wellness Center of Greater Cleveland and what to expect after your microneedling appointment, schedule a consultation with one of our skin experts. Microneedling has wonderful benefits including brightening your complexion, reducing large pores, diminishing the appearance of scars, increasing skin elasticity, and much more. If you have any additional questions about what to expect, please give us a call during our business hours or request an appointment online. Our clinic looks forward to your visit to the Wellness Center of Greater Cleveland soon! We serve clients from Cleveland OH, North Olmsted OH, Olmsted Falls OH, North Ridgeville OH, Bay Village OH, Lakewood OH, Berea OH, and Brooklyn OH.