SkinPen Microneedling After-Care Tips

Jun 15, 2022 | Microneedling, SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen Microneedling is a minimally invasive and effective cosmetic procedure. It’s typically done to stimulate blood circulation, increase collagen production, and improveskinpen-miconeedling the appearance of scars. Since microneedling involves the use of tiny needles to puncture the surface of the skin, you’ll need to take extra care of your skin in the days after your appointment to minimize potential side effects and achieve optimal results.

Aftercare Tips for SkinPen Microneedling Treatment

  • Do Not Expose Yourself to the Sun

For the first week after your SkinPen Microneedling procedure, avoid direct sun exposure or prolonged time out in the sun. UV rays cause molecular damage to the structures of the skin and after treatment, you’ll be more prone to sun damage.

In the days following your microneedling treatment, you should reach for sunscreen constantly to ensure UV radiation is absorbed before it can penetrate through your skin. Make sure to wear a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB, SPF 30 or greater sunscreen and reapply it every two hours.

  • Moisturize

Following your SkinPen Microneedling procedure, your skin may feel drier and redder than normal. Moisturizer can help reduce redness, give your collagen-creating system a healthy boost of hydration, and restore the skin back to perfect balance.

  • Avoid Vitamin C, Retinols, and Exfoliants

As wonderful as vitamin C, exfoliants, and retinols can be, they tend to be too strong for vulnerable, sensitive skin. They should be avoided in the first 48 hours after your microneedling. After the 2 days have passed, you can gradually add the products to your daily beauty routine but go slow on products with strong anti-aging formulas. Avoid skincare products with alcohol, harsh chemicals, or anything that’s scented.

  • Avoid Touching Your Face

Avoid touching, picking, peeling, scrubbing, rubbing, or irritating your skin while it is healing. After SkinPen Microneedling, your skin is more exposed to harmful bacteria, which can lead to infections and blemishes.

The first week after your SkinPen Microneedling treatment is the most important. Proper aftercare will help soothe your symptoms, protect your skin from damage, and make the absolute most out of your treatment. Contact us today to find out if SkinPen Microneedling is the right procedure to meet your skincare goals.