Microneedling is a big yes from us, it's great for alot of reasons, it lessens the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles and signs of ageing little fights , AND it's cheap, non-invasive, and super easy to do at home (with our Dr. Pen microneedling pen).
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But like everything related to your skin, microneedling should be done with most care so you get the best and fastest results possible! So, here is a list of things you might possibly be getting wrong while microneedling, and all the ways you can fix or avoid these mistakes! (Don't worry they're non-tedious and super simple!)
Using a cheap dermaroller
This is a top-list crime if you ask us. A roller, with needles on it, that you plan to roll on YOUR FACE and you buy it from some shady online marketplace with no credibility? We are shaking! Using a good tool will ensure optimal results with less chances of screw ups! If you do end up buying a dermaroller off of the internet and somehow believe it's good quality, then we suggest testing it out on the back of your hand first, see how it feels, inspect the needles closely. Lucky for you, Dr. Pen Store a great dermaroller and does all the testing for you, so you can be assured of its quality.
Microneedling too often
This is not like other skin care products, you don't have to do it every day! ”The more you use, the better results you will see" does not apply here. If you are just starting out, it is more than enough to do this once every two weeks, then over time you can slowly do it more often (i.e. once a week). If you don't give your skin time to recover between sessions, you will Decelerate the results, cause irritation, and this is not something you want.
Microneedling on active acne
Although it may seem like a good idea to some, believe us, it's not so! Microneedling on your active pimples (open wounds or skin infections for that matter) won't help them go away faster, on the contrary, it will only make the situation worse! The needles will carry the infection to uninfected areas, and this will not be pleasant. It's safer to skip micro-needling if you have active acne
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The wrong needle for you
It's no secret now that dermarollers come in various needle sizes and all these different sizes serve different purposes. Yes, longer needles can give faster results, but they require a lot of downtime and are not safe to use at home, only trained professionals know how to use them correctly. We say that needles up to 1 Mm are safe to use at home, but if you want something longer than that, you should have it done in a professional clinic.
After using the wrong products
The products you apply to your face are very important for the microneedling process. Why? Since what micro needling basically does is make tiny microscopic holes in your skin that make it easier for any product you apply to get into your skin better, micro needling can increase the absorption rate of products by up to 20% (you read that right, folks!). The Bottom Line be careful about this, avoid applying peels after micro needling, these can exfoliate your skin excessively and cause irritation or more pimples! EXTORTION. Therefore, exfoliate the day before planning the micro needling or wait a few days after.
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Not wearing sunscreen afterwards
You should definitely wear sunscreen every day, you know that this is very important, but it is essential to use sunscreen after dermarolling. if you do not apply it after dermarolling, you will not only slow down your healing process, but also increase the risk of hyperpigmentation. If you need to go outside after a session, we recommend that you wear a moisturizer or serum before applying the sunscreen that acts as a barrier and not let this sunscreen seep too deeply into your skin.
Not putting vitamin C serum after micro needling
Microneedling, as we have already mentioned, increases the absorption rate from 5% to 20%! So if you were diligent about what you applied to your skin before, then after micro-needling you should be precise! The best products to apply to your skin after a session are products specifically designed for post-microneedling care (the link to the vitamin c page will be added!).
Then do makeup
Makeup is designed to stay on top of your skin, most of the ingredients used are toxic if absorbed into the skin after microneedling, and makeup products these products are more prone to go deep into your skin and can cause more breakouts and irritation than intended. To be safe, avoid wearing makeup for at least 8-10 hours after a session. We recommend micro-needling at night so your skin has all night to recover, and if you want to be extra safe, make it a weekend when you have nowhere to go to give your skin a day to recover.
Do not wash your face and hands before the session!
Yes, really, we need to remind people about hand washing in 2020! But seriously, there are germs lurking on your face and hands all the time. the best way is to wash both of them immediately before the session, so you can prevent germs on the surface of your skin from getting deep into your pores. This is a simple step, but if skipped, it can do a lot of harm.
Applying too much pressure
Make sure you finish rolling the dermaroller on your face, because this can cause more harm if you don't apply a lot of pressure, I know the more you push, the more effective the results should seem to be. but this is not the case with your skin, this damage can cause a lot of damage. pressing.
Microneedling on keloid scars
Microneedling works by increasing collagen production in your skin to heal scars and hyperpigmentation, but it doesn't really work on keloid scars. Keloid scars are a type of bump-like scar caused by excessive collagen production, so the main process that makes micro needling effective is rendered useless or, in this case, can be counter-productive. So, if you are someone who is prone to Keloid scarring, we are sorry to inform you, microneedling is not for you.
Not changing your dermarollers often enough
Yes, dermarollers are not made to be used forever! They are disposable. They are safe for use for up to 10 Uses, but after that it's time to say goodbye Poofer. The theory is that the needles can bend over time with use and damage the skin, so it's safe to empty the speaker and buy a new one from time to time.
Not doing enough research
You can be a daredevil in your daily life, but when it comes to your skin, stop experimenting. Do your research, reach out to spotty people and ask questions! Make sure you know all the right things before entering the microneedle world. Dr. We are proud to say that Pen has created a community that is safe and friendly enough for you to contact us directly with all your questions, and we will help you!
These are very simple but very important and effective steps that you should include in your microneedling session to make sure that you can achieve your smoother skin goals in the blink of an eye!
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