Quick Answer: When can I resume my skincare routine after microneedling?

Continue to treat the skin gently for three days after microneedling, and you may resume your normal skincare routine after day three post-treatment.

When can I moisturize after microneedling?

While your skin must remain hydrated after your treatment, it’s not advisable to use any products made from pigmented minerals for the sake of not irritating your skin. However, unlike traditional makeup, you can use a tinted moisturizer or sunscreen within 24 hours after your treatment.

How do I take care of my skin after microneedling?

Treat the skin gently by washing it with a gentle cleanser, cool water, and using only your hands to pat dry no earlier than 4 hours after treatment. Some redness may also be present and in some cases, patients may experience slight bruising that can last for 5-7 days and temporary swelling for 2-4 days.

How soon after microneedling can I exfoliate?

You MUST NOT pick, scratch or use any exfoliant (gentle exfoliation may be allowed after 3-5 days) as this may damage the new skin and introduce bacteria leading to skin infections. Avoid using any skincare that contains AHA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid or Retinoic Acid (eg Retin A) for 3-5 days.

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When can I use Vitamin C after microneedling?

Retinol A and vitamin C serum should be avoided for the first 48 hours, minimum, after microneedling. Once 2 full days have passed, you might want to gradually add products back into your daily beauty routine instead of doing your usual regimen, especially if you use products that have strong anti-aging formulas.

Why does my skin look worse after microneedling?

While it can work wonders at improving acne scars, microneedling can actually spread bacteria in the skin, making breakouts worse. Pin point bleeding isn’t uncommon. According to Dr. Shafran, it’s normal for there to be some pinpoint bleeding on the skin from having the needles inserted into the skin.

How often should I microneedle my face?

As a general rule of thumb, microneedling treatment can be safely done about once a month or every 4 to 6 weeks.

Should you moisturize after microneedling?

First Few Days: Continue gentle cleansing and moisturizing over the next few days. Avoid scrubbing, rubbing, or using exfoliants for 1 week. Apply sunscreen daily and you can use makeup if needed starting the day after treatment.

Why is my skin darker after microneedling?

Can Micro Needling Cause Hyper-Pigmentation? Discoloration caused by skin needling is rare, but can occur if the needle depth is 1.5 mm or deeper, and the procedure is done too frequently. This negligence can cause irritation in the skin which can be one possible cause to post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.

When can I use AHA BHA after Microneedling?

Do NOT use any Active skincare such as AHA’s, BHA’s, Retinol, Vitamin C or mechanical scrubs or devices for the following week. Avoid direct sunlight. No swimming, exercise or strenuous activity for the first 48-72 hours. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

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When can I use AHA after Microneedling?

To ensure the right healing environment, for 2-3 days do not use AHA’s (glycolic Acid), retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients. Exposure to sun should also be avoided or zinc based sunblock should be used.