What is the Microneedling Downtime?

With microneedling, Denver clients have a powerful tool that delivers younger-looking skin quickly and effectively. Microneedling uses a unique device with thin single-use needles. As the device passes over numb skin from a topical cream, the needles cause delicate injuries that promote your skin to produce collagen and elastin.

What is Microneedling Downtime?

Downtime is the post-treatment period after having a microneedling procedure where skin requires special care to avoid irritation and the rare possibility of infection. Microneedling leaves minute puncture wounds in the skin. It usually lasts up to 24 hours, but the skin may require special care for 72 hours and up to a week afterward.

Why is it Necessary?

The downtime required after a microneedling session is necessary because the skin is typically left looking a little reddened and feeling a slight sunburned. Post-treatment, skin commonly needs a little TLC for the next few days, including added hydration and sunscreen as it heals.

Steps to Take During Downtime

Right after your microneedling treatment, you can expect that your aesthetician will apply a sunscreen. It’s important to keep using sunscreen throughout the healing process and beyond. Aftercare usually includes using a moisturizer, too. Avoid taking any over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications; it’s the inflammation that signals to your skin that it needs to up the production of collagen and elastin.

Over the next 24-72 hours, you may use gentle facial cleansers but avoid temperature extremes in the water you use to wash your face. Pat your face dry with a soft towel and don’t rub. Consider using antioxidant serums to stimulate healing and hyaluronic acid serums to keep skin hydrated. Avoid makeup and direct sunlight, as well as strenuous exercise where you’ll likely sweat a lot, and swimming.

Contact Vasu Skin Solutions Today

Microneedling helps Denver clients retain a youthful complexion by minimizing wrinkles and fine lines, reducing the look of large pores, and improving skin’s texture. To achieve the best results, it’s essential to care for your skin during the downtime post-treatment gently. Our skilled aestheticians at Vasu Skin Solutions will ensure that, after your microneedling treatment, you’re prepared to meet your skin’s needs during your downtime.

Vasu Skin Solutions in Denver
3195 Blake Street
Suite 102
Denver, CO 80205
720-556-4505

Julia Florian