Microneedling is a process to improve skin texture, pores, dark spots, and wrinkles. Using a medical device, microscopic holes are made in the skin, this causes collagen remodeling, resulting in collagen tightening and skin rejuvenation
The skin will be red for the next few days like a mild sunburn. If you had a higher intensity session, there may be bruising that will resolve in days. One may see some mild peeling and flaking of skin similar to coffee grinds over the next few days
Avoidance of the sun for the next 3 days is very important. Keep the skin clean with gentle cleansers such as Cetaphil twice a day. Use a hydrating moisturizer at least 3 times a day for the next week. You can resume all normal skin care except for retinoids the day after the procedure including makeup and sunscreen. Wait 2 weeks before starting retinoids
For an enhanced outcome, patients may have a series of 3 treatments once a month or combine it with a chemical peel at the same time.