Updated: May 12, 2020
After the treatment, take precautions against sun exposure. Do not apply sunscreen for 12 hours after the microneedling treatment due to the skin’s channels being open for a period of time and due to the toxic nature of some sunscreens on the market.
Do not perform any vigorous exercise for at least 12 hours after treatment.
Do not apply make-up for at least 12 hours after the treatment. We recommend for use post procedure versus other foundations.
Micro needling may trigger a cold sore response in patients and a prophylaxis medication should be recommended to those who are prone to breakouts.
Wash the face thoroughly a few hours after treatment. Gently massage the face with tepid water, and remove all serum and other debris such as dried blood.
For the first 1-3 days the skin will be very dry and feel tight.
After 2-3 days patients can return to regular skin care products or as soon as it is comfortable to do so.
Avoid alcohol based toners 10-14 days.
Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 10 days if possible.
TREATMENT RECOVERY TIMELINE
Day 1: Erythema and red appearance and severity will depend upon how aggressive the treatment was performed.
Day 2: A red hue or pink hue persists like a moderate sunburn. Swelling may be more noticeable on the second day.
Day 3-5: Skin can be pink or normal color. Swelling subsides.