Anti Wrinkle Injections - Aftercare / What To Expect

What To Expect Post Microneedling:

After your treatment it is completely normal to be red for up to 3 days, although most clients find the redness has gone in 24 hours. If you are super red after your appointment, please don't' panic this is a good thing! Please also DO NOT take any anti-inflammatories to try and speed up your healing. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process which is critical and responsible for skin rejuvenation.

It is also completely normal to experience dryness, tightness & mild flaking post treatment.  It’s important to know everyone's skin reacts differently to Microneedling. The active ingredients used alongside Microneedling are very beneficial to your skin, but if your skin is not used to them it can make it a little dry at first. If your skin is super dry, it can sometime be a little itchy. To help with this you can take an antihistamine for the next day or 2. 


Believe it or not, it’s not only down to your body’s anatomy as to how quick you heal but also your home skincare routine.

As a general rule of thumb I say to not use any Acids or Retinals or harsh ingredients on your skin for the next 3 days. But if your skin is still red, dry or slightly marked after 3 days then you should continue to not use those ingredients until you get to a stage where it is calm again.

Your skin may also go a little red each time you are exposed to heat for the next couple of days after Microneedling and experiencing sensitivity / tingling sensation for the next few days is also not uncommon.

Over the next few days you may / may not notice a few spots pop up. This is NOT A BREAKOUT. Believe it or not, it’s actually a good thing! The correct term for this is called Purging.

The term skin purging refers to an increase in cell turnover speed when using active ingredients or a cell turnover increasing facial like Microneedling. Your skin will begin to shed dead skin cells faster than normal revealing clearer more youthful looking skin. But before these new, healthy cells can make there way to the surface, the not so good stuff has to rise to the top first. Which is sebum and build up from the below the skins surface which clogs pores. The not so glam side of Purging.



Once you have undergone your Microneedling treatment expect to see some changes with your skin prior to getting your final results. Just as there are some instructions you should follow before your treatment there are also instructions you should follow after your treatment to ensure the best possible results.

-Do not wash your face or apply any skincare products for 12 hours

-Do not apply Retinals, Acids or Exfoliants for 3-5 days post treatment. 


-Do not apply makeup for 24 hours.
Once 24 hours has passed and you wish to wear makeup, please ensure your brushes are clean and sanitised

-Avoid exercise/sweating for 24 hours

-Avoid swimming, sauna’s and spa environments for 3-5 days

-Sleep on a clean pillowcase at night. Preferably Silk / Satin (Like this).

-Do not peel or pick at your skin if it does begin to flake. You must allow the skin to flake off naturally. Picking at the peeling skin can cause hyperpigmentation.

-Golden Rule: Make sure that you are also avoiding direct sun exposure. Especially tanning beds.
(Preferably forever! But if you must, please wait 14 days)

-Make sure to keep your skin well hydrated with a protective moisturiser. Apply it twice daily or more often if needed to reduce the appearance of flaking.

-Drink LOTS of water!

-Last but not least, do not have any other treatments for 14 days following your treatment.



The steps taken after Microneedling are super important and must be taken seriously to ensure your skin heals as it should.

As Microneedling creates lots of little open wounds beyond what the eye can see, it is very important to keep your skin clean over the next 24-48 hours to prevent infection.

As mentioned above, Skin Purging can happen. But it is important to know the difference between a purge and a developing skin infection.
If abnormal puss filled spots begin to appear which are weeping and seem to be spreading then please contact you GP right away and request some antibiotics.