Lisa Ledbetter, L.Ac.
3900 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 400
Lakewood, CO 80235
- No makeup, sunscreen or face wash should be used until the morning
following treatment. Avoid using hot water on your face and neck.
- Stay out of direct sunlight for a minimum of 12 hours following
- Do not strongly exercise / sweat for about 12 hours following
- Drink plenty of pure filtered water over the next few days.
- Your skin may feel like you have a mild sunburn following microneedling.
You can apply a cool compress / ice pack (do not use other topical
creams / medications).
- With shorter needle lengths (0.25mm, 0.5mm) the skin may remain
unchanged or exhibit a red glow that will likely be gone by the following
morning. With longer needle
lengths (1.0mm) the skin might look sunburned for a day or two with
potential pinprick scabbing (red dots) and should return to normal by day
two or three.
- ItŐs important to keep your skin hydrated following microneedling. Serums containing hyaluronic acid
should be applied twice daily at home to enhance results in-between your microneedling treatment. Avoid using serums or creams
with high amounts of Vitamin C or A, and products containing strong,
synthetic ingredients for 24 hours following treatment.
- Discontinue other
cosmetic interventions, such as home-use dermarollers
with needles longer than .3mm, chemical peels, injections and laser skin
resurfacing during your microneedling series.
Exceptions are microdermabrasion and dermaplaning,
which can be beneficial if performed approximately two weeks before a microneedling treatment. Give your skin time to heal
- Return for a follow up microneedling
treatment in four-six weeks until your series is through, and maintenance