It is normal for the skin that has been treated to feel swollen, as well as feel like sunburn afterwards. This after effect will only last for around 24 to 48 hours. But, advanced treatments can mean that these after effects can last up to four days. Mild bruising can be a symptom after skin micro needling too.
The skin can feel tight and dry for a couple of days after skin micro needling. Patients can use hydrating products to help this and during your personal consultation, you can find out the products that are recommended. But, be sure to avoid alcohol based toners and lotions for around seven to 10 days. Using serums that contain vitamin A is encouraged and this can help obtain the best results from treatment.
If patients wish to wear makeup after the procedure, mineral makeup is recommended. This will avoid any irritation to the skin, inflammation and redness. In addition, using new sponges and brushes or ones that have been cleaned thoroughly, will help to minimise the risk of infection.
Patients should not have a hot shower or bath for around 48 hours. You can shower after the treatment, but only room temperature water should be used.