Which products you should put on skin after microneedling is a question that comes up a lot. Because microneedling makes tiny punctures in the top layer of the dermis, it only seems natural to want to fill them with soothing, rejuvenating compounds to nourish the skin from within. 

However, you’ll want to stick with gentle, natural ingredients for at least the first 48 hours. Safe options after the procedure include hyaluronic acid and coconut oil. Avoid any harsh commercial products or acids.

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About Microneedling Procedures

Microneedling is one of the most exciting skin-rejuvenating procedures available at Capital Laser & Skin Care. The treatment involves passing a dermaroller studded with hundreds of micro-needles over a target area of skin – typically the face. The stimulation shocks the skin into action and causes it to send out signals to the rest of the body to come and heal it. Healing factors arrive in the bloodstream which makes dermal cells express themselves more youthfully. Once healed, your complexion looks healthier and younger. 

RF microneedling combines regular microneedling with radiofrequency. Dr. Tanzi, Dr. Peters, and Dr. Shah and their team deliver electromagnetic energy to the lower layers of the skin, heating them up. The process encourages further collagen production from beneath compared to regular microneedling alone.

Microneedling Aftercare

After microneedling, your skin may look pink and could be moderately sore to the touch, comparable to a sunburn. How long it takes to repair depends on the depth of the needles and the number of passes the team at Capital Laser & Skin Care performs.

Patients should not use retinoids or vitamin C for the first 48 hours, and should only add these products back into their regimes slowly in the days after. Furthermore, you should avoid any harsh chemicals, exfoliants, or scented products. 

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Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling might be a simple, minimally-invasive procedure, but the results can be dramatic. Here are some of the benefits that Capital Laser & Skin Care patients can expect.

  • Treat scars: Acne scars (and other superficial blemishes) often appear reduced after a microneedling session
  • Addresses sunspots: Age spots, dark spots, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation are all features of aging skin. Microneedling (plus RF) is a great way to restore its youthful vitality and keep it supple. 
  • Get quick treatment: Microneedling sessions are easy to fit into a busy day. 
  • Shrink pores: It also shrinks the appearance of pores, helping to tighten your complexion
  • Fights wrinkles: Extra collagen production after microneedling sessions fights fine lines and wrinkles long-term. 
  • Minimally-invasive: There’s virtually no downtime associated with microneedling, meaning you’re free to get back to your schedule the day after treatment. 

Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?

If you have stretch marks, scars, lines and wrinkles, uneven skin, age spots, sun damage, or dull skin, you could be an excellent candidate for microneedling. Patients with diabetes or taking blood thinners should consider alternative treatments. 

Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.


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Interested in learning more about microneedling? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.