Aftercare

  • Following treatment, the skin will appear flushed. This should subside within the next 24 hours.
  • If a topical layer of retinol and/or Hydr8 B5 serum was applied after the skin needling procedure, it must be kept overnight and washed off the next morning. In this case, use clean warm water only and pat face dry gently with a clean soft towel.
  • Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, the use of cleansers or topical products should be avoided for at least 36 hours post treatment. Antiseptic washes, creams and/or prophylactic antibiotics may be prescribed by your physician.

After the skin has healed

  • Make-up may be used when the skin is completely healed (wait 48 hours post procedure). Using make-up on broken skin poses a certain risk of hyperpigmentation as a result of infiltration of makeup into the open tissue, as well as the risk of potential bacterial infection and inflammation in the treatment area.
  • AHA and BHA’s can be used to soften and superficially resurface the epidermis but only after the skin has totally recovered from the skin needling procedure.
  • A normal skincare regimen can be resumed once the skin has completely healed.
  • It is highly recommended to use the Personal Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller (0.2mm and 0.3mm) alongside daily application of topical vitamin C and A serums for the acceleration of regenerative processes and consolidation of procedure results. Follow the directions of your doctor.

Follow up treatments

Depending on the initial skin condition and the anticipated procedure result, Skin Needling procedures can be repeated without limit every 6‐8 weeks, although a course of 3 skin needling sessions is usually sufficient. 6‐8 week intervals allow for maximum new collagen deposition and assessment of the single treatment results, however, collagen formation can continue for up to 12 months after one treatment. Discuss treatment plan with your doctor.

For more info regarding Medical Microneedle Therapy please download the relevant article.

Dermal roller needling can also be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane Vital for younger and more radiant skin. For more info please download the article, Medical Microneedling Combining with Restylane Vital.