Botox & Filler – Can You Derma-roll After Getting Them
Derma rolling is a procedure you can do at home to get rid primarily of fine lines and wrinkles but while it is pretty convenient and efficient the process doesn’t actually start or stop the moment you start rolling or the time you put down the device.
What we mean to say is that you need to observe a few pre and post-treatment procedures for derma rolling to be effective and so your skin won’t suffer from any mishaps.
One common question we receive is that if it’s alright to derma roll right after you’ve had certain procedures like Botox and filler. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s find out!
What are Botox and fillers?
Botox is this purified form of a bacteria obtained botulinum toxin. This otherwise deadly toxin in large amounts has been utilized when it comes to getting rid of wrinkles in the aesthetic or cosmetic industry. Botox is such a popular procedure that you see the effects of its day in and day out, especially with known celebrities.
So, how does it really work? Well, Botox is used to block nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected in, and in turn, once these signals are effectively interrupted, they are frozen or paralyzed temporarily. This is where wrinkles are softened, reduced, or in some instances removed altogether.
Botox works best on certain wrinkles that are the product of muscle movement or what you call dynamic wrinkles. Botox works best on the upper face area where you’ll have lines that have been caused by different facial expressions throughout the years.
It’s important to take note though that Botox does not really work on fine lines caused by sagging and Botox is not a permanent treatment and needs to be done over and over again.
What are fillers or what is commonly called dermal fillers? Well, dermal fillers are these substances that are injected into the surface of the skin for additional volume or fullness. Substances will vary and this procedure works for a variety of cosmetic needs ad enhancements.
Derma rolling overview
All right, now that you’ve had your crash course on what Botox and dermal fillers are then we’ll have a little bit of review too about derma rolling. This will better help us understand the answer to our question later on.
Derma rolling is essentially a process of using what you call these micro-needles about 0.2mm to 3.0mm in length to create tiny punctures in your skin to trigger it to making newer and healthier layers. This process eventually gets rid of fine lines and wrinkles and is something that anyone can do at home.
After the process, your skin should be much more supple, firm, and elastic. Now, is it painful? Well, not really, anything below the needle length of 0.5mm is essentially pain-free but anything lengthier than that should be done by professionals.
And yes, you may roll on multiple parts of your body and not just on your face.
So, if you are someone who just underwent Botox or just got some dermal filler procedure done, can you derma roll right after?
Well, the answer is NO. It is not recommended at all. Not if you want to reverse the effects of the aforementioned procedure or worse risk damaging your skin. You see after derma rolling, your skin is quite delicate and sensitive and that you are not even allowed to put on makeup at all.
The process may be pain-free or simple but if you just got treated with Botox or dermal fillers then it can be quite risky and dangerous. If you want your skin to respond better or achieve the best results after your treatments then be sure to derma roll after the recommended number of days by your specialist.
Some other dos and don’ts after Botox
• After any Botox treatment is not advisable for you to apply any pressure at all to your skin or face. This is especially true in the areas where Botox was specifically applied. No massaging, applying makeup, or even rubbing on the applied areas. Needless to say, it’s a no-no for derma rolling.
• Strenuous exercise should also be avoided at least for the next 24 hours.
• Other facial procedures other than microneedling like microdermabrasion and chemical peels are to be avoided. No matter how gentle or mildly invasive said procedures are make sure to avoid them completely after a Botox treatment.
• After said treatment, you will also experience bruising. Your first instinct would be to go grab an over-the-counter pain medication but you need to avoid it as much as you can as these types of medicine will rather contribute to the bruising and delay healing.
• Try to sleep on your back at least for the night after your Botox treatment and please, avoid getting one if you are pregnant.
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