If you’re looking to improve the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and rejuvenate your complexion, you might consider microneedling. This minimally invasive procedure stimulates collagen production and improves skin texture through tiny controlled punctures in the skin.
Because this operation does disrupt your skin’s barrier, you need to make sure you’re taking steps to properly care for your skin after the treatment in order to see the best results.
While most visible recovery from microneedling happens in the first day after your appointment, healing will continue to occur under the surface of your skin for a few months afterward.
You might experience redness, swelling, bumps, break outs, or particularly dry skin—but remember, not everyone goes through the same side effects.
Here are some best practices and recommended products to use during your microneedling aftercare.
After your microneedling treatment, you should avoid cleansers with harsh, active ingredients like acids and retinoids. Additionally, hold off on the exfoliants because they might irritate your skin even further. You can minimize bumps and breakouts while achieving a deep clean using a gentle cleanser with soothing antioxidants and natural botanicals.
- Antioxidant Foaming Cleanser
- Formula 102 Gentle Cleanser
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Your skin might experience extra dryness post-microneedling treatment. To restore your skin’s moisture and keep flakey skin at bay, make sure you’re applying moisturizer daily in the morning and before you go to sleep.
- Formula 304 – Elite Facial Moisturizer
- Oxygenetix Oxygenating Hydro-Matrix
- Hydrating Recovering Complex
- Ultra Hydrating Creme
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For the first two weeks after microneedling, it’s more important than ever to use sunscreen daily. Avoid prolonged time in the sun in the first week after your treatment. This is important since your skin will be more vulnerable to sun damage than usual. Add sunscreen to your normal, daily skin care regimen to decrease signs of aging like wrinkles and sun spots.
- Daily Moisturizing Sun Protection
- Formula 401 – Daily Tinted Sun Protection
- Sheer Protection
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As always, discuss with your doctor the best tips and tricks to get the most out of your healing process. With the right skin care products and care, you’ll get your very best results as soon as possible.
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