Post Treatment Guide For Microneedling/RF Microneedling

What to Expect After Your Microneedling/RF Microneedling

Following microneedling, your skin will appear red and in rare cases some bruising or swelling may occur. Within 24 hours skin sensitivity will decrease, swelling will dissipate and your skin will fade from red to pink. Within 3-5 days most side-effects are no longer visible, though it is normal during this time frame for moderate peeling or gentle sloughing to occur. It is important to cleanse and hydrate the area and utilize any home-care products recommended by your skin care specialist. One of the big benefits of RF microneedling is that downtime is much less as the thermal energy helps to decrease redness and greatly accelerate healing.

Additional recommendations include:

Post Treatment Instructions:

  • Use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer
  • Stop the use of retinol/acidic products for 2 days after treatment
  • Avoid exercise or sweating for one day
  • Avoid makeup for one day

When Should I Expect to See Results?

Clients often notice initial results within days following their treatment, once redness and other immediate side effects dissipate. Full results usually require 2-3 sessions, scheduled at 4-6 week intervals, with maintenance treatments administered periodically thereafter. The process of creating new, healthy collagen (also know as collagen remodeling) takes weeks to months, depending on the client’s age and other wellness factors. Using microneedling to initiate collagen remodeling is a cumulative process, with each procedure building upon and increasing the results of prior treatments.

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