Fractional RF Microneedling - Before and Aftercare
Arrive for your treatment make-up free.
It’s best to avoid sun exposure and sun beds for about 2 weeks before treatment. If possible, you should also avoid using blood thinners such as aspirin or ibuprofen to lessen the risk of post treatment bruising.
When the treatment is over, I will apply a hyaluronic acid and VItamin C serum to the face. I recommend using a hyaluronic acid and vitamin C serum (with at least 20% vitamin) twice daily after treatment and also as part of your daily skincare. On top of the serum, you should preferably wear a factor 50 suncream (La Roche Posay make a good one that doesn’t sting your eyes) or your usual moisturiser as an emolient to seal in the serum.
It’s worth pointing out here that 90% of facial wrinkles are caused by exposure to the sun, so wearing a factor 50 suncream daily is a good habit to get used to. In any event, wear one for at least a week following treatment to protect the skin from the stress of the sun.
The redness usually disappears 24-48 hours after treatment depending on your skin. You can wear makeup again after 24 hours. Only use lukewarm water to cleanse your skin for the first 48 hours. After that, you can use a gentle, non-exfoliating facewash. Avoid products that contain alcohol.
During the following days you may notice bits of skin flaking. This may make the skin feel “dry” but it isn’t really. The flaky skin is due to the increase cell renewal rate. Continue to use the serum and moisturiser / sun screen as usual.
You are also advised to avoid anything that can cause excessive sweating for about 48 hours after threatment, so that includes high intensity exercise, saunas, steam rooms and very hot baths or showers.