What Can I Put On My Skin After Microneedling Treatment?
Microneedling is an exciting procedure that can boost your skin’s appearance by triggering collagen and elastin production. The procedure heals the skin and reduces wrinkling and scarring, and it may help manage hyperpigmentation and acne in some situations. This procedure is helpful for many patients, including people with dark skin who might struggle with other treatments that could impact the skin’s pigmentation.
You can visit board-certified skin expert Dr. Raj Singh and the team at RareV in Las Vegas, NV to learn more about microneedling and why it may be effective for your needs. You’ll also need to watch how you manage your skin afterward.
Understanding the microneedling process
Microneedling entails multiple sterile needles triggering micro-injuries in your skin, prompting the natural production of collagen and elastin. Platelet-rich plasma treatment can work over your skin afterward to apply nutrients to the area, allowing the tissues to restore and refresh themselves.
The practice takes about 10 – 30 minutes on average, and you may require about 4 – 6 treatments to notice a positive impact. You will need at least a month between each treatment to allow the body to recover and let the new production of compounds work.
What to expect after the procedure
Some peeling may occur around the skin after microneedling, and you may notice pain and redness in the area. Your skin will also become more susceptible to sun damage for a few weeks, so avoid excess sun exposure. Although rare, allergic reactions may occur.
Skin management after microneedling treatment
The best thing to apply to your skin after the procedure is an antibiotic cream to prevent infection. Dr. Singh or amember of our team at RareV can provide details on what you should do for your skin following microneedling.
Be sure to also avoid putting on makeup for a few days after treatment, as some makeup materials could enter the openings triggered by the micro-injuries. Wait a few days, and be sure when applying makeup that you’re using a new makeup brush that has not been used before. Previously used brushes may be dangerous to your skin even if you’ve washed them after use.
Avoid cleansers and moisturizers on your skin for a few days, sticking with alcohol-free witch hazel to cleanse your skin if it becomes dry. Do not use vitamin C serum for at least two days after your treatment, as the components could be harsh and may exfoliate parts of your skin that don’t require this effort.
Find out more about skin management in Las Vegas, NV
Microneedling can help your skin look radiant, but be sure when undergoing this effort that you’re careful after each session. You can consult with Dr. Raj Singh or a member of our team at RareV in Las Vegas for further help if you require assistance in any form. Contact us to schedule a visit and consultation at our office on West Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas.