At BeauxMD in McKinney, we love providing microneedling treatments for two reasons: one, because it uses the body’s own natural healing mechanisms, and two, because we can see how happy it makes our patients.
What to Expect
Skin will be quite red for the next day or two following your McKinney microneedling treatment, and the sensation may feel similar to having a sunburn.
Some patients also experience peeling 3-5 days after their treatment, which is a normal side effect that is caused by the increased cell turnover. Remember: during the peeling process, do not pick or scratch at your skin. Apply moisturizer to keep itching at bay.
Once the redness and peeling decreases, patients will see their new skin that is plumper, fresher, and glowing.
Topical skin care products will also work more effectively, as they will be able to penetrate the skin more deeply.
Skin must be kept hydrated after your microneedling treatment, preferably with hyaluronic acid or a moisturizer with ceramide. Apply these products whenever your skin feels dry in order to soothe the skin and calm redness.
It’s best to avoid exfoliators and alcohol-based toners until the skin has healed, and patients should also stay away from the gym, sauna, and/or hot tubs for at least 24 hours after treatment to prevent sweat so that the skin heals properly. Direct sunlight should also be avoided, as heat and UV exposure can aggravate the skin.