How Should I Care for My Skin After a MicroNeedling Treatment?

Oct 19, 2022 | Microneedling, SkinPen Microneedling

How Should I Care for My Skin After a MicroNeedling Treatment?


Microneedling has brought natural aesthetics to new heights. Nothing is more natural than utilizing your body’s own healing process to smooth away the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, and scarring. Better still, SkinPen Microneedling offers the first FDA-approved system, providing unparalleled confidence in both the safety and results of the procedure.

While this treatment demands little downtime, it does require simple aftercare that will ensure the best results. These basic steps will leave you with gorgeous, smooth skin and a healthy glow.

What is Microneedling?

This treatment inspires your body to activate its natural healing processes to enhance the look of your skin. Sterile, sharp needles create microscopic channels in the skin. These channels simulate “damage” and cause your body to react. The resulting collagen and elastin created leaves your skin plumper, smoother, and more youthful in appearance.

Caring for Your Skin Following SkinPen Microneedling Treatments

Even though you will likely feel well enough to return to your usual routine right away, please keep these care instructions in mind to ensure a fast, healthy recovery.

  • For the first 48 hours, use only lukewarm water to wash your face. After the third day, you can resume using a gentle facial cleanser.
  • Avoid exfoliating products for 1 week after your treatment.
  • For the first week, avoid anti-inflammatory medications, as well as ice packs, bromelain, or arnica. The initial inflammation is a vital part of skin rejuvenation.
  • This treatment leaves skin more sensitive to the sun while it heals. Stay away from prolonged sun exposure for two weeks after your treatment. After 24 hours, you can use a sunblock of 30 SPF or higher, and wear a hat if you must go into the sun.
  • Put off strenuous exercise for the first 24-48 hours after your treatment. Facial sweat can exacerbate swelling and irritation, as well as provide a tempting environment for bacteria and infection.
  • It is best to avoid cosmetics for the first day or two after your treatment. If you must wear makeup, stick with a mineral powder applied with a clean brush.

Enjoy the Best Skin of Your Life with The Skin Clinic

Taking care of your skin following microneedling treatments can leave you with a youthful, long-lasting look without inconvenient downtime. To learn more about SkinPen’s FDA-approved system, contact The Skin Clinic at (480) 513-2888, or book an appointment online.