What To Do After Micro-needling?

Care is essential. Here is the guide for aftercare once the treatment is done. This text will guide you on how to deal with the skin after undergoing a micro-needling procedure.

Our skin is the largest barrier on the body; it protects us from the outside environment and bacteria.

After undergoing the skin treatment which is micro needling the skin becomes sensitive and it actually punctures at a minute level so one needs to take care of the skin after it gets sensitive until it is completely healed.

Micro Needling:

Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device equipped with tiny, fine needles to create controlled skin injury.

This procedure is also known as collagen induction therapy or percutaneous collagen induction (PCI). Microneedling in Dubai is actively performed by the expert dermatologist in Dubai Dr. Fazeela Abbasi.

Purpose of Micro-Needling:

The idea behind micro-needling is to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process and promote the production of collagen and elastin, leading to a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, and improving skin texture and tone.

Micro-needling is generally considered safe.

Results of Micro-Needling :

The results of micro-needling after the procedure can vary depending on the individual, the severity of the skin concerns being treated, and the number of treatments received.

However, some common benefits include:

  1. Improved skin texture and tone.
  2. Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  3. Reduced appearance of acne scars and other scars.
  4. Improved skin hydration.

Aftercare for Micro-Needling:

After micro-needling, it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure optimal healing and reduce the risk of complications. Some of the guidelines are discussed as follows:

  1. Avoid sun exposure.
  2. Avoid hot showers or baths.
  3. Avoid sweating.
  4. Avoid using exfoliating products.
  5. Avoid using makeup.
  6. Avoid using makeup for the first 24 hours after the procedure to allow the skin to fully heal.
  7. Avoid touching or picking at the treated area.

Recovery Time:

  • 60 Minutes: Reddening and possible spot bleeding, pores still open.
  • Up to 24 hours: Rash, red dots, minor swelling.
  • 1 – 2 days: Rash, red dots, reduced swelling, minor itching, dry/tight sensation.
  • 2 – 3 days: Reduced rash, fading of red dots, dissipated swelling, reduced itching, minor skin flaking.
  • 3 – 4 days: Potential slight dryness.
  • 4 – 5 days: Full recovery with normal function.
  • 3 weeks: Improvement in pigmentation begins.
  • 4 – 6 weeks: Improvements in lines, wrinkles, and scarring begins.

How often to visit for micro-needling:

Typically, micro-needling treatments are performed every 4-6 weeks, with the number of treatments needed varying depending on the severity of the skin concerns being treated.

For some individuals, a series of 3-6 treatments may be recommended, while others may need up to 8 or more treatments.

Best Skin Care Products to Use After Micro-Needling:

DFA recommends certain products to use post-treatment for optimal healing few of them are mentioned as follows:

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Retinol
  • Niacin amide
  • Calming serums

It’s important to use these products as directed by your dermatologist. Dr. Fazeela Abbasi will recommend the best solution post-treatment according to the conditions and sensitivity of the skin.

Other Tips for Post-Micro-Needling Care:

Here are some additional tips for post-micro-needling care:

  • Cleanse gently
  • Apply a calming mask.
  • Keep the skin hydrated.
  • Avoid sun exposure.
  • Avoid using exfoliating products.
  • Avoid touching or picking at the treated area.


How long does it take for the skin to heal after micro-needling?

The length of time it takes for the skin to heal after micro-needling will depend on the individual and the extent of the treatment. The skin will be fully healed within 5-7 days.

Can I shower after micro-needling?

Yes, you can shower after micro-needling, but be sure to use lukewarm water and gentle, non-comedogenic soap.

Can I use skincare products after micro-needling?

Yes, you can use skincare products after micro-needling, but be sure to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your dermatologist.

When can I resume normal activities after micro-needling?

Most individuals can resume normal activities after micro-needling and avoid strenuous exercise or sun exposure, for the first 24-48 hours.