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Microneedling Post care: Essential Tips for Optimal Results

Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production and improves skin texture. Post-treatment care is crucial to ensure optimal results and avoid complications. In this guide, we provide detailed aftercare instructions to help you maintain and enhance your microneedling results.


“Proper aftercare is essential to maximize the benefits of microneedling and ensure a smooth recovery process.”

Treatment Timeline, Preparation, and Aftercare

3 Days Before
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Refrain from direct sun exposure and avoid tanning beds.
  • Discontinue Certain Products: Stop using retinoids, exfoliating treatments, and any products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs).
  • Hydrate Skin: Ensure your skin is well-hydrated by using a gentle, hydrating moisturizer.
  • Avoid Blood Thinners: Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other blood-thinning medications unless prescribed by your doctor.
  • Gentle Skincare: Use gentle skincare products. We recommend CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and a mild moisturizer like CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.
Treatment Day
  • Clean Face: Arrive with a clean face free of makeup, lotion, or any skincare products.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Wear comfortable clothing that can easily be removed if necessary for the treatment.
  • Consultation: Expect a consultation to review your medical history, discuss any concerns, and confirm the treatment plan.
Immediately Post Treatment
  • Mild Cleanser: Use a mild, non-irritating cleanser such as Vivier HEXAM Gentle Cleanser, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, or Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.
  • Hydrating Moisturizer: Apply a gentle, hydrating moisturizer. We recommend Vivier LEXXEL Moisturizing Cream, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, or Aquaphor Healing Ointment.
  • Arnica Cream: Apply arnica cream to reduce bruising.
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect your skin from sun exposure by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
  • No Makeup: Avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours.
  • Ice Packs: Use ice packs to reduce swelling and discomfort.
1 Day Post Treatment
  • Continue Gentle Skincare: Use a mild cleanser and hydrating moisturizer.
  • Sun Protection: Continue avoiding direct sun exposure and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
  • Avoid Strenuous Activities: Refrain from strenuous activities and excessive sweating.
3 Days Post Treatment
  • Gentle Routine: Maintain a gentle skincare routine. Use a soothing moisturizer like Avene Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream.
  • Redness and Swelling: Minor redness and swelling are normal. Continue using soothing and hydrating products.
  • Avoid Exfoliation: Do not use exfoliating products or treatments.
7 Days Post Treatment
  • Skin Improvement: You should start seeing improvements in your skin. Continue using gentle skincare products.
  • Monitor Skin: Watch for any signs of adverse reactions and contact your practitioner if necessary.
  • Additional Instructions: Follow any additional instructions provided by your practitioner.
14 Days Post Treatment
  • Full Effects Visible: The full effects of the treatment should be more apparent.
  • Normal Activities: You can resume normal activities and your usual skincare routine.
  • Follow-up Appointments: Schedule any follow-up appointments if necessary.
6 Months Post Treatment
  • Maintenance Appointment: Schedule a maintenance appointment if needed.
  • Long-term Care: Follow long-term care recommendations from your practitioner.
  • Monitor Treated Area: Continue to monitor the treated area and report any concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture.
Most clients experience mild discomfort during the procedure, which is minimized by applying a numbing cream beforehand.
Initial results are visible within a few days, with optimal results appearing after 4-6 weeks as the skin fully heals and regenerates.
The number of sessions required depends on your skin condition and goals. Typically, 3-6 sessions are recommended for best results.
Avoid direct sunlight, makeup, harsh skincare products, and activities that cause excessive sweating for at least 24-48 hours post-treatment.
Common side effects include redness, swelling, and minor discomfort, which usually subside within a few days.