Post-Microneedling Recovery: Your Complete Guide to Healing and Care

At Jay’s Medispa, we provide expert microneedling treatment to great effect across the Auckland area. But, to maintain the restorative effects of your microneedling treatment, it’s essential that you take good care of your skin in the aftermath. 

We shed light on post-microneedling recovery in this article, below. 

Immediately after treatment, you should: 

1. Avoid wearing makeup 

After a skin treatment, most patients want to appreciate the renewed quality of their skin as soon as possible! This often includes wearing makeup, which tends to apply smoother after microneedling treatment because it improves skin texture and refines large pores. 

Unfortunately, you must avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after microneedling. This is because your skin channels remain open! Let your skin breathe and recover from the sunburn-like redness that a microneedling treatment causes.

 If you don’t, makeup can clog your pores and allow bacteria to enter your skin, which could lead to infection. 

2. Avoid sun exposure 

Avoid as much sun exposure as possible for 3 weeks after your microneedling treatment. Your skin will be prone to burning and increased pigmentation in the aftermath, so it’s important to take greater precautions when outside. Always apply sunscreen daily; SPF 50 is best for protecting the skin from UV rays when it is sensitive. 

3. Hydrate your skin regularly 

After microneedling, it’s important to hydrate your skin regularly with a good moisturiser rich in bio-active ingredients like Vitamin B5 and zinc! Such ingredients promote skin regeneration, which is important after skin treatment. Avoid harsh exfoliants, and instead keep to a regular skincare routine that involves cleansing, toning and moisturising. 

In the long-term, we recommend:

Arranging a follow-up with your microneedling provider. 

At Jay’s Medispa, we can assess your skin’s healing progress and address any lingering concerns or queries around microneedling treatment that you may have. A follow-up appointment is always a welcome chance to reconnect with our patients, too! Importantly, we can recommend the skincare products that will ensure quality results for your skin in the long-term.

Find out more about expert microneedling treatment with the skilled medical professionals at Jay’s Medispa by getting in touch with us, today. We look forward to hearing from you, and making great strides in the improvement of your skin.

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