Microneedling: What to Expect After Treatment

September 13, 2023 Tags: , , ,

woman laying down receiving microneedling treatment

Microneedling, a widely acclaimed skin-rejuvenation treatment, remains a top choice for those seeking to enhance their skin’s quality and address issues like acne scars and fine lines. While DIY microneedling has its merits, the true magic happens during in-office procedures with trusted professionals.

After a microneedling treatment, it’s normal to experience some redness. This redness typically diminishes within 24 hours, leaving the skin with a pinkish hue that normalizes in a few days. For more intensive treatments, redness may persist for a bit longer, but it’s manageable with proper hydration.

To care for your skin post-microneedling, it’s advisable to revise your skincare routine. Avoid strong products like retinol, vitamin C, and exfoliants immediately after the procedure. Instead, opt for gentle, soothing formulations and a moisturizer designed to aid in the healing process.

Post-treatment, your skin may feel dehydrated, requiring intense moisturization. Products containing hyaluronic acid or emollients like petrolatum can be beneficial during the initial recovery phase. Bruising and minor bleeding may occur, depending on the treatment’s intensity and the number of passes made over the skin. Additionally, the skin may feel warm, tight, and slightly itchy for a short period, typically resolving within 12–48 hours.

Healing times vary, but procedures involving PRP tend to lead to faster recovery, reduced redness, and improved texture. Microneedling offers transformative benefits for skin health, but it’s essential to follow post-care instructions diligently. If you are interested in having healthy, rejuvenated skin, contact Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery’s office today and learn more about our microneedling services.

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