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Get the Most Out Of Your Treatment


People often have questions on how they should take care of their skin after getting a micro-needling treatment. Health professionals may prescribe a cream for patients to use, and they may give them general instructions. However, with a treatment like micro-needling, it is understandable why people will have more questions. They may have questions because their skin may encounter skin irritation and other symptoms. So, even though micro-needling is very beneficial, people who undergo it have to go through a healing process.

The Aftermath of Microneedling

Microneedling creates tiny punctures in the dermis’ top layer. The aftermath of this treatment could be moderate soreness to the touch, like a sunburn, and it may leave a pinkish look. And as a result, it is understandable why someone wants to use creams and lotions to smooth the skin. However, there are various things you should look for after getting micro-needling and proceed accordingly.

What to Watch Out For

After getting the treatment, observe the following:

  • You may see a moderate to severe sunburn immediately after treatment.
  • Your skin may feel tighter and warmer than usual.
  • You may see some slight swelling that should end after an hour or two and should diminish in 24 hours.
  • You may notice slight redness or spots after 24 hours in minimal areas.

Nevertheless, feel free to contact your health professional’s office if you still have concerns about these after-effects. And, of course, contact them if you are still experiencing adverse reactions for extended periods.

During the First 48 Hours

Now that you know the usual reactions after getting micro-needling, you can rest assured that these are typical reactions that will subside upon using proper aftercare. So, after getting treatment, you should only use natural ingredients for a minimum of 48 hours, like vitamin C. Harsh commercial products are prohibited. You can use coconut oil, retinoids, and hyaluronic acid as options during this time. Afterwards, you should slowly add your skin regime products. Other aftercare tips include:

  • Constantly reach for sunscreen during the first two weeks after micro-needling.
  • Don’t spend long periods outdoors in the sun for the first week after your service.
  • Only use any doctor-prescribed topical antibiotic to avoid infection.
  • Wash your hands before touching your face.
  • No makeup for 24 hours after micro-needling.
  • Avoid saunas, swimming pools, and situations where you might sweat heavily for 72 hours, like intense workouts at the gym.
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