Caring for your skin following a microneedling procedure at our Guelph, ON, dermatology practice is an essential part of getting the desired results. Proper post-microneedling care not only enhances the benefits, but it also protects the skin during the healing process. Microneedling involves penetrating the skin with tiny needles at the tip of a handheld device to induce a state of repair in the skin and produce collagen and elastin. The popular procedure can treat a range of skin concerns, including loose skin, wrinkles, acne scarring, and thin, crepey skin.
In the first several days after a microneedling treatment, expect your skin to appear as if it’s sunburned. Protecting the skin from sun exposure is vital after a microneedling treatment, whether you undergo traditional microneedling or a procedure that combines it with radiofrequency (RF) energy, such as Morpheus8 or SYLFIRM X RF microneedling. Consuming foods that promote the production of new collagen—which occurs naturally as the skin heals—is another post-treatment habit we encourage. Fruits such as bananas and oranges are excellent options. Applying moisturizers and sunscreen daily will help your skin look healthy and vibrant within a week of your treatment.
Our dermatology practice in Guelph is highly regarded for both cosmetic and medical skincare treatments. If you’re curious about microneedling and want to learn more, request a consultation using the online form or call (888) 803-3762 to schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists.