How Soon After Microneedling Can I Wear Makeup?

After receiving microneedling treatments, your skin may become sensitive and require time for recuperation before applying makeup again. Dermatologists or skincare professionals often suggest waiting 24 hours post-procedure before wearing makeup.

Some clinics suggest waiting up to 72 hours (3 days) after treatment for your skin to heal completely and reduce the risk of irritation or infection. It’s essential that you follow all advice given by healthcare providers as healing times vary based on factors like skin type, intensity of therapy administered, and individual healing processes.

Once you return to wearing makeup, use clean or newly manufactured brushes or sponges so as to avoid reinjecting bacteria back into your skin. In addition, microneedling renders skin more vulnerable against UV rays, so apply sunscreen if you will be spending time outdoors.

Your recovery time after microneedling treatments will depend upon both its depth and individual skin types. Generally, you can anticipate redness and slight swelling for 24 to 48 hours following the procedure as your body produces new collagen and elastin.

Most visible symptoms, like redness, should diminish quickly following treatment. However, your skin may feel slightly rough for up to seven days post-treatment as micro-wounds heal and your skin rejuvenates itself.

Within weeks after treatment, you should begin seeing improvements to skin texture, tone, and clarity as the production of new collagen and elastin increases. Maximum results usually appear 3-6 months post-treatment when collagen remodeling has finished taking effect.

Careful post-treatment skin care, including avoiding direct sun exposure, using high SPF broad spectrum sunscreens, and keeping skin hydrated, can aid the healing process and maximize the results of micro-needling treatments. Always adhere to instructions given by healthcare providers.


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