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Can microneedling make melasma worse?

Micro needling is not a treatment for melasma and can make it worse. Melasma can not be completely cured, however effective treatment are possible. This is because your skin is extremely sensitive to UV and even the smallest amount can stimulate your pigment cells to produce colour.

What to expect after micro needling? What to expect after your Micro-Needling Treatment: After your treatment, your skin will be slightly pink and puffy for up to 24 hours. You may also experience some tightness, or tenderness to the treated area the following day. Approximately, 2-3 days after the treatment, you may have some light flaking or dry areas.

What to do after microneedling?

Microneedling Aftercare

  • Clean. After the procedure, the most important part is cleaning the area.
  • Heal. Definitely, your skin needs to heal after microneedling.
  • Hydrate. After the process, your skin will be drier than normal.
  • Makeup. You should avoid makeup for 72 hours after the treatment.
  • Stimulate. The stimulation process already started with this treatment.
  • Protection.

Does micro needling help skin? Micro-needling can be used to help rejuvenate the skin. Using tiny needles, our estheticians will create controlled, micro-injuries to the skin, which encourages skin to produce collagen and elastin.

When will I see results from microneedling?

When will I see results from microneedling? Some people apply camouflaging makeup during the first few days as the redness dissipates. Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen is a must. After microneedling, your skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue. In theory, you should see results within a couple of weeks.

What to do before microneedling? If there’s dense hair present in the treatment area, shave the day before you arrive for your appointment. If you’re prone to cold sores, take an antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and the day of the treatment. Avoid blood thinning agents for one week prior because bruising is a common side effect of microneedling.

Is micro needling better than chemical peels? Although chemical peels tend to have longer recovery times than micro needling treatments, they may be more effective in treating deep, pitted acne scars. One drawback of the chemical peel process is the fact that these solutions cannot be used to treat the broad range of surfaces that micro needling is used for.

What should you put on your face after microneedling? Use a cooling face mask to reduce inflammation and redness. Use antioxidant serums (like: Vichy) to assist in soothing and healing the skin as well as reduce irritation. Stay hydrated by drinking more water before and after microneedling. This will help your skin recover and heal faster.