As summer rolls around, we roll up our sleeves and don a bathing suit, exposing more of our body to soak up sweet sunshine. However, constant exposure to the sun also leads to greater skin damage, leading to skin irregularities and pigmented spots. Besides sun spots, your skin may also bear witness to years of accumulated damage caused by age, environmental pollutants, revealing acne, skin laxity, pigmentation and age spots.
If you want to restore confidence in your look and skin and do away with the damage of decades, you may want to consider microneedling, a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that significantly improves your skin’s quality, removing surface irregularities like wrinkles, pigmented spots, stretch marks and scars. Microneedling is safe, effective and noninvasive. Most importantly, microneedling can instantly rejuvenate your skin, making it look bright, even, and clear, allowing you to comfortably hit the beach without a care. (Sunscreen still advised.)
What is microneedling and how does it work?
Microneedling is a noninvasive procedure in which an advanced device with numerous tiny needles is used to safely penetrate the skin’s surface. As the name suggests, the needles are so tiny that they only prick the skin’s uppermost layer, so there’s no lasting damage.
Microneedling immediately triggers your body’s healing response, facilitating collagen, and skin cell regeneration. It gets rid of the old and dead skin cells, replacing them with new and fresh skin cells, making you look young and rejuvenated. Meanwhile, the collagen fibers strengthen your skin, making it appear firm, taut and supple.
Microneedling is most commonly done on the face because that’s the most visible part of our body. However, when summer comes around, you can also opt for microneedling in other body parts you may want to flaunt, such as your neck, arms, abdomen, legs, back, décolletage and hands.
What does microneedling treat?
The microneedling procedure treats various skin conditions, including scars, wrinkles, alopecia, rosacea (a skin condition leading to redness and visible veins), acne, acne scars, skin laxity, pigmented spots, sun damage, age spots, large skin pores, etc. Since microneedling helps your body develop a new layer of skin, it covers up and removes years of accumulated damage.
Is microneedling safe during summers?
Microneedling is a completely safe procedure, even during summers. Your skin will have redness and bruising for a few days after the procedure, which is completely normal. However, you will have to take some precautions to ensure a smooth recovery:
- Don’t touch your face for a few hours after the treatment
- Avoid sun exposure for at least three days after the treatment. You should schedule your microneedling procedure around any events that necessitate sun exposure.
- Use a barrier repair moisturizer on your face
- When you go out, wear a hat and sunscreen to protect your skin from direct sunlight
If you follow the aforementioned recovery guidelines and avoid sunlight for the first few days after the procedure, you’ll heal swiftly and effectively. After the first few days, you can resume all your daily activities, flaunt your skin and soak up the summer sun to your heart’s content.