What Should I Put on My Face After Microneedling?

In her practice, Dr. Shadan Kabiri employs microneedling to rejuvenate patients’ facial appearance by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, expression lines, acne scars, and enlarged pores.

Something that Dr. Kabiri’s experienced team will share with you is the aftercare necessary following the procedure. Since microneedling actually punctures your skin, you’ll need to take steps to protect your skin barrier as it heals and take extra care of your skin in the days after the treatment.

Keep reading to learn even more about what to expect after microneedling and how to take care of your skin after treatment.

What Can I Expect Immediately After Treatment?

After your treatment session, your skin may look and feel like you’ve spent too much time in the sun. In addition, your skin may appear tighter than usual. Rest assured that these symptoms are typical and generally subside after a few hours, although some most likely persist for 24 hours or a little longer.

Perhaps the worst thing you can do after treatment is to cover up the redness with makeup. Not only will the makeup clog the pores on your newly exposed skin, but it could even cause breakouts. While you wait for the redness to subside, apply the gentle, unscented skin care products with natural ingredients recommended by Dr. Kabiri to get some relief.

The following steps outline what you should do once you’ve undergone your microneedling treatment, including what you should put on your face afterward. And don’t skip reaching for sunscreen constantly for the first two weeks after microneedling every time you go outside or even sit near a window in the days following your treatment.

Use A Gentle Cleanser

It’s essential that you wash your face a few hours after treatment. Use a gentle cleanser and massage your face with water to remove the dried blood and excess serum. 

Put On a Cooling Facial Mask

You may experience skin inflammation and redness after your microneedling treatment. To provide relief, put on a cooling mask to ease the side effects after your session. Doing this will bring comfort and help resolve skin inflammation and redness. 

Use an Antioxidant Serum

Antioxidant serums should be added to your face after microneedling. They have properties that help heal the skin and soothe skin irritation, reducing the redness further. 

Use Collagen Stimulating Peptides:

Because microneedling stimulates collagen production, the treated skin requires higher collagen levels for optimal healing. Hyaluronic acid and collagen-stimulating peptides can be used following treatment and are often recommended to help stimulate collagen production after your procedure.

Dos and Don’ts After Microneedling

Here are some points to follow after your microneedling treatment:

  • Be sure not to use any skincare products containing retinol A and vitamin C serum for at least 48 hours after treatment.
  • After 7 full days have passed, gradually add products back, especially those with strong anti-aging formulas.
  • Do not use powered cleansing brushes for one week.
  • Avoid sun exposure for at least three days after microneedling
  • You can wash your face on the same day of your treatment, and take a shower the day after.
  • Remember to stay hydrated before and after your microneedling treatment to help your skin recover faster

Your Microneedling Experience with Dr. Shadan Kabiri’s Team

Your glowing, youthful skin is possible with the excellent care provided by Dr. Shadan Kabiri and her experienced team. They expertly provide outstanding aesthetic services, patient care, and direction to patients in the Vancouver area. To learn more about microneedling in Vancouver, schedule a consultation online or call (604) 925-1301 today!