Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using a small device with tiny needles to create tiny punctures in the skin.

It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins that keep the skin firm, smooth, and supple.

Benefits of Micro-needling:

Here are some of the benefits of micro-needling:

  1. Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles.
  2. Improves Skin Texture and Tone.
  3. Reduces Hyperpigmentation.
  4. Enhances Product Absorption.

 Dead skin:

DFA defines dead skin as the skin that is always shedding and replacing with new cells. The dead skin is rough, dry, dull, scaly, and appears white it usually sheds itself at a microscopic level daily.

Normally around 30 -40 thousand skin cells are shed on a daily basis.

Importance of  removing dead skin after Micro-Needling:

DFA states that it is important to remove dead skin after micro-needling to avoid potential adverse effects. If dead skin is not removed after micro-needling, it can potentially:

  • Clog pores
  • Lead to acne breakouts
  • Infections and other skin problems.

Dead skin cells can also interfere with the absorption of topical treatments that are typically applied after micro-needling to enhance the results of the treatment.

If dead skin is not removed:

Additionally, leaving dead skin on the surface of the skin can interfere with the healing process, leading to

  1. Slower results
  2. Increasing the risk of scarring

Therefore it is important to ensure that your dermatologist exfoliates the dead skin after the procedure.

Removing Dead Skin after Micro-needling

When it comes to removing dead skin after micro-needling so Dr. Fazeela Abbasi is best at doing so she ensures for every patient that the dead skin after the procedure is removed completely and effectively.

Options to remove Dead Skin:

There are many options to remove dead skin but exfoliation is the best among them.

Though the selection of the method is usually done by considering the skin type and condition, exfoliation does not suit everyone.

1. Exfoliation:

The most common technique used at DFA is to remove the dead skin from the face by exfoliation after you treat your skin following micro needling. Exfoliating should only be done a few times each week, and wait until your skin has recovered before doing it again.

Exfoliating excessively, might irritate your skin, promote oil production, and even induce breakouts.

2. Facial cleansing brush:

DFA uses a facial cleansing brush as a skincare tool designed to provide a deeper and more thorough cleansing of the skin. It typically features soft bristles or silicone brush heads that rotate or vibrate to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.

3. Salt scrub:

Salt scrubs are another option DFA recommends, these are a type of exfoliating skincare product that is used to remove dead skin cells and impurities from the skin.

The salt crystals work to physically scrub away dead skin cells, while the oils help to nourish and soften the skin.

4. Sugar scrub:

Sugar scrub is just similar to salt scrub and works by soothing the skin and giving it a gentle look.

5. Chemical peel:

This is one of the most expensive methods of peeling the skin off the surface. This is done to remove the dead cells from the skin’s surface.

As you rub off the skin it forms a small clump and the rest would be removed with the help of a cloth.


Once the micro-needling is done it is important to remove the skin which appears dead and dry. After 4 to 5 days of micro-needling dry skin starts to appear on the face.

Therefore, it is important to remove it before the skin cracking and shedding appear. Exfoliation is important to prevent infections.

How to keep your face moisturized after Micro-Needling:

It is necessary to moisturize the skin after the procedure without moisturizing your dead skin will continue building up.

It is important to hydrate and moisturize the skin which helps speed up healing the scars provides nutrients to the follicles and stimulates collagen growth, also regulates skin oil production.


What are the dangers of micro-needling?

Skin damage is a risk that commonly occurs with micro-needling devices. The damage may include bleeding, bruising, redness, tightness, itching, and peeling, and these typically go away without any treatment after a few days or weeks.

How soon can I wash my face after micro-needling?

After the Micro-needling treatment wait at least four hours to wash your face. Your skin may feel warm and tight and look red for one to three days.

Does skin dry after micro-needling?

Skin usually dries after micro needling but it becomes normal within a few days. Therefore, if someone deals with dry scaly skin after micro-needling then you need not worry about this being normal.