Microneedling Aftercare Instructions


  • Stay out of the sun for 24 hours.  Always use sunblock (30 SPF or higher).  Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for at least 2 weeks.
  • Avoid touching the treatment area and wait at least 4 hours after to wash.  Only wash the area with hands and a gentle cleanser, cool water, and pat dry.

Day 1-3

  • Skin may feel tight, dry, or sensitive.  A sunburn-like effect is normal.
  • Use only mineral makeup after 24 hours.  Sleep on your back, if able, with the head of the bed elevated to minimize swelling.
  • Avoid heat and strenuous exercises that cause sweating for 48 hours.

Day 2-3

  • Once your skin is no longer red and irritation is gone, you may resume your regular skin care routine.

Day 2-7

  • It is normal for flaking to occur.  Let the flaking process happen naturally.  Do not pick, scratch, or scrub skin.
  • It is possible that your skin may purge with a slight outbreak of acne.
  • Apply moisturizer as needed.  We recommend SkinMedica HA5 after microneedling.

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