Microneedling is quite non-invasive and should not usually require any downtime, although your skin will need some time to recover. It’s a quick treatment you can get done professionally, or even at home. It’s been proven to improve a number of skin conditions and imperfections, but it takes time and repetition to work, and you’ll need to take some special care of your skin after each treatment.
Here’s a guide through microneedling aftercare during the first 14 days – it’s short and simple, but we recommend you stick to the routine for maximum results and proper healing.
- Avoid touching or picking at the treated area to prevent infection and irritation. Use a gentle, non-foaming cleanser to cleanse the face, avoiding any harsh or acidic ingredients.
- Apply a soothing, hydrating serum such as Skinbay Hyaluronic Acid Serum and an emollient moisturizer containing ceramides to seal in the serum and to calm and protect the skin.
- Apply daily sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher to protect the skin from UV damage.
- Continue to avoid touching or picking at the treated area. You can now introduce a gentle exfoliating cleanser to remove any dead skin cells and promote cell turnover.
- Apply a vitamin C serum or other antioxidant-rich product to stimulate collagen production.
- Apply a calming, hydrating mask to soothe and nourish the skin, one that contains Omega 3 such as Mesohemp Hemp Seed Oil Face Mask.
- Continue with the above routine, avoiding any harsh or irritating products.
- Apply a hydrating and plumping serum that contains peptides to promote collagen production and improve skin texture.
- Use an eye cream to nourish the delicate skin around the eyes.
- Continue to avoid any harsh or irritating products.
- Use a hydrating moisturizer and/or oil to nourish and protect the skin.
- You can now introduce a retinol-based product to encourage skin cell turnover and collagen production. We recommend any of La Clinica's Retinol OIls.
- You can now use a gentle exfoliating scrub or enzyme mask to remove dead skin cells and promote cell renewal.
Overall, it is important to remember that the skin needs time to heal and rejuvenate after dermal needling. Following a daily routine of gentle cleansing, hydration, and nourishment can help to ensure optimal results and prevent any further damage or inflammation. If you are unsure of what products to use or need any personalised product recommendations please feel free to live chat or email our skin advisor anytime.