Who is not suitable for micro-needling?
People with active Acne or tender cysts are not suitable as this may irritate the area and make them more inflamed and potentially spread bacteria. It is best to wait until your skin is less inflamed.
People with sensitive skin or have not recently used active products on their skin.
Skin Cancers on the area to be treated.
Is there downtime?
After the treatment your skin will have signs of mild to severe erythema and may be slightly swollen, however this will settle after 24 to 48 hours. You will also experience ‘heat’ much like a sunburn when the numbing cream has worn off. This can be relieved with cool compress’s if required.
During the first few days after your micro-needling, you should avoid direct sun exposure, rigorous exercise or wearing make-up. Active products, exfoliators and alcohol-based toners should not be used for one-week post treatment. Mild flaking can also occur.
It is also possible that you may experience a mild acne breakout ‘purging’, however these should clear up on their own. It is imperative that you avoid picking at your skin, as this can lead to scarring. It is important to keep your skin well hydrated.
** Each individual may respond and heal differently.