Microneedling Aftercare Instructions

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Microneedling Aftercare Instructions

1. A sunburn-like effect is normal for 1-3 days. Severity of redness will depend on how aggressive the treatment was performed. The skin may feel tight, dry, swollen, and sensitive to the touch. The skin may appear darker and this should flake off within 1 week. Avoid picking or exfoliating the area and allow old skin to flake off naturally.

2. After Care Regimen:

WASHING:

-Wash the treated area with lukewarm water only, twice a day for the first 2 days, starting in the morning after the procedure is done.

– On days 3-5 wash with a gentle cleanser, like cetaphil wash

– On days 6+, resume normal routine

– Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment

– No exercise that causes sweating, Jacuzzi, sauna, or steam baths until the skin is healed

– DO not use makeup for 24 hours post- treatment

PRODUCTS:

-As microneedling serves to stimulate collagen and growth, the skin benefits from higher amounts of collagen than normal to recover optimally. We recommend our Hyaluronic Acid Serum or Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar, available for purchase. It is important to apply every 3 hours for the first 24 hours after the microneedling. These can also be continued twice a day for the first week.

-Do not use exfoliating medications, chemicals, or retinol products on the treated areas for at least 1 week, and until the skin appears completely healed.

 SUNSCREEN:

3. Sun exposure must be minimized after your treatment. If you know you will get incidental sun exposure, we recommend using a protective hat or a scarf.

  • Do not use sunscreen for the first 24 hours after the procedure.

  •  After 24 hours, use a bread spectrum physical sunscreen every morning, with reapplication throughout the day as needed.

 

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