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Should I Moisturize After Microneedling?

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Microneedling offers a number of remarkable benefits. With this treatment, Dr. Fitzgerald can help address several common skin conditions, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Rough or patchy texture

Minimally invasive, microneedling requires very little recovery. However, the care you take during this short recovery period will play a role in both your comfort and your final results.

Microneedling Aftercare

Following your microneedling treatment, your skin may look sunburned and feel tighter than usual. This is normal. Depending on the extent of your treatment, these things may persist for one to two days before subsiding on their own. Carefully following the aftercare schedule outlined by Dr. Fitzgerald will assist in this process. It can also help ensure the most pleasing results.

Depending on your needs, products that may be recommended following microneedling include:

  • Antioxidant serums
  • Hydrating moisturizers
  • Hyaluronic acid creams
  • Collagen peptides

It is very important that you use a full-spectrum sunscreen following microneedling as well. This will help guard against further UV damage and protect the softer, newly regenerated skin underneath.

Each patient is different. The depth of treatment, the issues being addressed, and similarly individual factors will determine the best aftercare routine. Dr. Fitzgerald will take the time to understand your needs before creating your aftercare schedule.

What Should be Avoided After Microneedling?

It is best to avoid acidic cleansers, toners, serums, and creams after microneedling. Makeup should also be avoided to help prevent irritation. Picking or worrying at the treatment area can cause additional issues. Avoid touching the treatment area as much as possible and only touch the area with clean, dry hands.

It may take two or more microneedling sessions to produce the desired results. Each recovery period will require the same aftercare. Following these recommendations can help protect your comfort and assist in producing a smoother, more even, and more appealing complexion.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about microneedling, please call Rebecca Fitzgerald MD at 323-464-8046 and schedule a consultation today. Located in Los Angeles, our cosmetic dermatologist serves Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Larchmont, and all surrounding communities.