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Maintaining Your Microneedling Results

A woman with a wide-brimmed hat standing on a mountainside.Once you have received your microneedling treatment, there are a few things you can do to ensure your results last as long as possible. To help with aftercare, Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald will give you detailed instructions based on your skin type and treatment levels. By carefully following these steps, you will be able to enjoy your rejuvenated skin for much longer.

Limit Exposure to Sunlight

Sunlight is the number one cause of premature skin aging and damage. In addition, your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight immediately following your microneedling procedure. For the first two weeks after your treatment, use sunscreen or sun block as directed – this could be different from your normal daily application. Avoid sun exposure as much as possible to allow skin to heal properly. Hats when outside will help.

An infographic showing a cartoon woman getting a skin treatment and listing the benefits of microneeding including diminishing scar, minimizing sun spots, evening skin tone and reducing fine lines

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

In general, it is best to avoid any skin care product that isn’t recommended by Dr. Fitzgerald for a few days after a microneedling treatment.

In particular avoid:

  • Strong exfoliates
  • Scented products
  • Glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acids
  • Retinols

After about one week, you should be able to return to your regular skin care routine, but make sure to check with Dr. Fitzgerald. In addition, since swimming pools and hot tubs often contain strong chemicals, you should try to avoid them until skin is fully healed.

Do Not Touch Your Face

Since your skin will be extremely sensitive, you should refrain from touching your face unless applying skin cream as directed. Oil and dirt from your hands can get onto the treatment area, increasing the risk of infection. If you must touch your face, wash your hands with clean water and soap first.

Want to Improve Your Facial Appearance?

If you have acne scars, fine lines, or an uneven skin tone and want to restore the look of your skin, call us today at 323-464-8046 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fitzgerald. She will explain the benefits of microneedling and create a custom treatment plan that meets all of your aesthetic goals. We are happy to serve patients living in Beverly Hills, Larchmont, and surrounding Los Angeles, CA communities.