MICRO-NEEDLING & PRP Aftercare: Your Path to Optimal Recovery

Embrace the Natural Beauty of Skin Rejuvenation

Post-Treatment Journey:

Micro-Needling with PRP is a transformative treatment that harnesses your body’s own healing power to rejuvenate your skin. While some bleeding and mild discomfort during the procedure are normal, the results are a smoother, firmer, and more youthful complexion.

Aftercare Recommendations:

  • Day of Treatment: Avoid applying any aggressive skincare products for the first 72 hours. You may experience some redness and sensitivity, similar to a mild sunburn.
  • Pain Management: Use Tylenol instead of anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, which could hinder the healing process.
  • Sleep Hygiene: Sleep on a clean pillowcase for at least three nights after your treatment.
  • Makeup Brushes: Ensure all makeup tools that come in contact with the treated area are sanitized.
  • Dietary Tip: Consuming fresh pineapple can help with healing due to its bromelain content.

Activities to Avoid:

  • Exercise: Refrain from vigorous physical activities for 24 hours post-treatment.
  • Sun Exposure: Stay out of the sun for at least three days. After that, apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen every two hours, especially if spending extended periods outdoors.
  • Makeup: Wait 24 hours before applying mineral makeup.

Skin Care Routine:

  • Initial 48 Hours: Resume your regular skin care regimen, avoiding retinoids or other exfoliating agents until the skin is no longer irritated.
  • After 72 Hours: You may reintroduce Retin-A or other topical treatments as tolerated.

Follow-Up Care:

  • Repeat Treatments: Schedule follow-up sessions every 4 weeks. Most patients achieve their desired results after 3-6 treatments.
  • Skin Shedding: Don’t be alarmed if you experience skin flaking; this is part of the process as rejuvenated skin emerges.

PRP Specific Aftercare:

  • Post-Injection Swelling: Swelling from the plasma is normal and will subside, initiating the collagen production process.
  • Temporary Side Effects: May include redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, or a sensation of fullness. Ice packs can be applied to minimize these effects.

Maximizing Results:

  • Cleansing: Wash your face gently with a mild cleanser twice daily after the treatment.
  • Heat Exposure: Avoid direct heat (blow dryer, sun) and strenuous activities until the next morning.
  • Skin Nourishment: Apply hyaluronic acid and/or growth factor-enriched products like Neocutis MPC to support collagen synthesis.

Skin Protection:

  • Sunblock: Use a minimum of SPF 30 sunscreen every morning post-treatment until fully healed.
  • Makeup: Delay makeup application for at least 24 hours and until the skin has healed.

Have Questions?

We are here for you every step of the way. If you have any concerns or need further advice, please contact us at (405) 224.6700.