Microneedling Post Care

Downloadable Instructions

  • Do not use the following products 3 days before or 5 days after your treatment (or until pinkness has subsided): Retin-A, retinoids, or similar vitamin A compounds, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products, and bleaching creams, unless instructed otherwise by your provider.
  • Avoid tanning or prolonged sun exposure 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment. Sun may cause adverse reactions, as well as make your pigmentation worse.
  • Apply your serum 2 times a day or as needed, for at least 5 days after treatment. You may use it longer for optimal results.
  • Apply your Mineral Sunscreen the day after the treatment and re-apply every 2 hours for incidental sun exposure such as driving. We recommend SPF 30+ Sunscreen.
  • The next day you may cleanse the treated area with your Gentle Cleanser with tepid warm water. Apply cleanser to fingertips with water in a gentle motion. Do not use a washcloth or scrubs. Use the Gentle Cleanser until the skin is healed. You may resume your regular skin care regimen 5 days after treatment.
  • Although extremely rare, red stripping may occur and should subside within 3 days.
  • Avoid exercise or excessive sweating for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid Dermal Fillers and Botox at least 1 week prior to treatment and 1 week after treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores ask your doctor about an antiviral prescription and use as directed.
  • Redness: can be covered up with makeup the day after treatment if desired. Slight redness can remain for up to 3 days and longer in rare cases.
  • During treatment and just after, you may experience pinpoint bleeding; this is a normal response with this procedure.
  • Dry Skin: the skin can feel dry or flake as a normal result of this procedure. This should resolve within a few days, in rare cases longer.
  • You may experience a rough texture to the skin for a few days; this is a normal response after the SkinPen treatment. You may moisturize more frequently if needed.
  • Excessive scabbing, stripping, or irritation should be reported to the office right away.

Healing times may vary from patient to patient. Please call the office with any concerns post-treatment and we will be happy to assist you. We can be reached at Alabama Surgical Arts Phone Number 334-271-2002 during business hours or at 334-546-9088 after business hours.