What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is the process of using a special device to create multiple puncture wounds in your skin. At Rejuve, we use the SkinPen®, which is a revolutionary tool containing many tiny needles. When applied to your face, the needles make very small holes, triggering your skin’s natural defense system. It encourages blood flow to the area, encouraging collagen and elastin to be produced, so the microscopic wounds can be healed. By doing this, the increased collagen and elastin production continues to provide benefits for your skin. They add more firmness to it, more elasticity, and this can iron out your wrinkles.
Microneedling AfterCare and Makeup Application
Following this treatment, there will be a slight recovery period as your skin will be quite red and sensitive. It will look and feel like a sunburn, so it shouldn’t stop you from doing most of your daily tasks. The effects will subside after around 4 days, though there are some aftercare tips to keep in mind.
Apply sunscreen religiously for at least 2 weeks after microneedling, protecting your raw skin from the sun. It’s also advised that you avoid direct contact with the sun during this time. It’s also crucial that you don’t apply makeup to your face for at least 24 hours after the appointment. The exact time it takes for your skin to heal and be ready for makeup depends on the patient, but a period of 1-3 days is normally left before returning to your usual makeup routine.