MICRONEEDLING AFTER CARE
Be In The Know
For the first 24hours just wash face with water only. You may use the hyaluronic serum Feel The Heal gives you along with our collagen sheet mask only.
As a general rule, you should use sunscreen constantly for the first 2 weeks after microneedling. Make sure to apply sunscreen anytime you go outside in the days following your treatment.
Don’t spend prolonged time out in the sun for the first week after your microneedling procedure, as you’ll be more prone to sun damage than usual.
Wash your hands before you touch your face.
Don’t put on makeup, especially with a makeup brush that has been used before, in the 24 hours following microneedling.
You’ll also need to avoid swimming pools, saunas, and situations where you might sweat heavily, including intense workouts at the gym, to protect your newly treated skin. After 72 hours have passed, you may be able to resume these activities.
WHAT TO AVOID
For the first few days after your microneedling procedure, you’ll need to avoid any skin care product that contains harsh chemicals meant to exfoliate. Avoid anything that’s scented or unnatural, and don’t use glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acids.
Once 2 full days have passed, you can gradually add products back into your daily beauty routine instead of doing your usual regimen, especially if you use products that have strong anti-aging formulas.
Hyaluronic acid can be used following microneedling, to help stimulate collagen production after your procedure.
If your skin is feeling dry, it’s generally safe to apply coconut oil as an emollient to lock in moisture and hydrate your face. after microneedling. Diluted, alcohol-free witch hazel may also be used to cleanse dry skin. Stick to using gentle, natural ingredients that you’re familiar with.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After you have a microneedling procedure, some side effects are to be expected. When you leave your appointment, your skin may be flushed or bright red, as if you have spent the entire day out in the sun and have a mild to moderate sunburn.
The redness and swelling will most likely persist for 24 hours or slightly longer. Even with careful aftercare, there isn’t much you can do to get rid of the redness immediately after microneedling.
Covering up the redness with makeup is one of the worst things you can do, as the makeup will block the pores on your newly exposed skin and might even cause breakouts. You’ll need to have some patience as the redness subsides, but in the meantime, you can apply the serum given or sheet masks for relief.
Swelling, some skin peeling, even itching are all considered to be within the realm of normal up to 48 hours after the procedure. Other side effects, like bumps, breakouts, and dry skin, are also within the scope of what you may experience after microneedling, but not everyone will experience them.
Taking care of your skin with a gentle moisturizer and natural gentle cleansers can make your side effects as minimal as possible.