Microneedling Do’s and Dont’s

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Important factors to adhere to when using the DermaFix MT2 Microneedling 0.2mm home roller

 

The concept of Microneedling has been around for a while now, with real momentum having been gained over the last few years. As with any advanced facial protocol, there are a few rules one should adhere to in order to maximise skin benefit and in the same process, minimise any complications.

 

Microneedle Roller Sterilization:

The purpose of Microneedling is to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin. This allows for an improved uptake of products into the skin and at the same time activates skin growth factors to stimulate the collagen-producing fibroblasts as the skin heals itself.  Due to threat of bacteria causing inflammation, sterilisation and cleanliness of the Microneedle Roller is key! When choosing a suitable sterilising solution, not just any solution will do. Care must be taken in choosing the correct sterilising solution that will not compromise the integrity of the roller handle and casing.  Using unsuitable sterilising solutions can cause degradation of the roller resulting in the roller becoming brittle and thereby breaking, rendering your roller useless. Opt for a sterilising solution such as the DermaFix Cold Sterilant which is effective at protecting your roller against a wide range of vegetative positive and negative bacteria. It acts to denature cellular proteins of microorganisms, lowering their surface tension thus facilitating their removal.

 

Ensure to clean your skin prior to rolling:

As important as cleaning your roller is, so too is cleaning your skin prior to any Microneedling treatment.  Failing to thoroughly clean the skin may result in infection as bacteria enters the skin through these microscopic channels. Using a gentle antiseptic or antimicrobial cleanser like the DermaFix Active Cleansing Gel, effectively removes all dirt, oil and debris from the surface of the skin. Follow with toning your skin with DermaFix Revitalising Toner to ensure all debris is thoroughly removed before commencing with the Microneedling Roller Protocol.

 

Frequency of Rolling the Skin:

We often think that if something is good for us, then doing it more than what is recommended is also a good thing. This is definitely not true in the case of Microneedling.  Overworking the skin with your roller can lead to unnecessary inflammation of the skin which in turn will prolong the downtime of your skin. Rolling your skin at home with the DermaFix MT2 home roller can be gradually worked into your nightly routine, but it is never necessary to roll the skin more than once a day. The aim of the DermaFix MT2 home roller is to work in the epidermis of the skin, encouraging the uptake of active ingredients into the skin.  One should therefore not be rolling the skin to the extent that the skin is sensitised.

 

Care in applying product to the skin directly after Microneedling:

While the aim of Microneedling alongside product use is to encourage the penetration of active ingredients into the skin, not all products can be applied to the skin directly after needling. Be careful of using products with ingredients that can cause irritation when used alongside skin rolling. These ingredients include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids
  • Beta Hydroxy Acids
  • Artificial fragrances
  • Artificial colourants
  • Comedogenic ingredients
  • Certain preservatives
  • Products high in essential oil content

 

The DermaFix ActiveCellCeutical range can safely be used alongside Microneedling, offering targeted results for a variety of problematic skin concerns. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care recommends the daily use of DermaFix Vitamin C Serum for hyperpigmentation related skin care concerns. One can incorporate DermaFix Ferulic + C + E into their morning routine prior to the application of DermaFix DermaShield SPF40, offering anti-oxidant boosting benefits.

 

Avoid rolling abnormal skin care concerns:

Microneedling can definitely be used to improve many skin care concerns; however caution needs to be exercised in certain cases especially herpes.  Avoid rolling over skin presenting with inflammation, active acne, open wounds, rashes, sunburn, eczema, cold sores, keloid scarring, skin cancers or any other contagious skin disorder. Always check with your DermaFix Skin Care Professional or Dermatologist should you be considering introducing Microneedling into your routine.

 

Regular use of a DermaFix MT2 Microneedling 0.2mm home roller not only shows improvement in both skin texture and appearance, but is a protocol that can very easily be incorporated into your regular skin care routine.  For more information on the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care Microneedling Systems, please contact us directly on 0861 28 23 23 or visit our website www.dermafix.co.za.

 

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