Microneedling Recovery

Microneedling is ideal for patients who want rapid improvement in their skin quality with a minimal time commitment and no downtime. Patients can undergo treatment on their lunch break and return to daily activities immediately after.

However, there are some things patients should avoid and products that can help the skin heal after Vivace® radiofrequency microneedling.

Microneedling Recovery

Microneedling is ideal for patients who want rapid improvement in their skin quality with a minimal time commitment and no downtime. Patients can undergo treatment on their lunch break and return to daily activities immediately after.

However, there are some things patients should avoid and products that can help the skin heal after Vivace® radiofrequency microneedling.

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What Should I Avoid After RF Microneedling?

 

Exercise

Patients should avoid vigorous exercise for up to 24 hours after a microneedling treatment. This helps the microabrasions heal and reduces the already low risk of infection.

Direct Sun

Microneedling patients should avoid exposing the treated areas to direct sunlight for 10 days. Patients may wear sunscreen after 24 hours, but this may not fully protect sensitive skin from all of the sun’s harmful rays.

Exfoliation

Patients should refrain from deep exfoliation treatments for at least one week after microneedling. This allows the microabrasions to heal and prevents damage to the lower skin layers.

What Should I Avoid After RF Microneedling?

 

Exercise

Patients should avoid vigorous exercise for up to 24 hours after a microneedling treatment. This helps the microabrasions heal and reduces the already low risk of infection.

Direct Sun

Microneedling patients should avoid exposing the treated areas to direct sunlight for 10 days. Patients may wear sunscreen after 24 hours, but this may not fully protect sensitive skin from all of the sun’s harmful rays.

Exfoliation

Patients should refrain from deep exfoliation treatments for at least one week after microneedling. This allows the microabrasions to heal and prevents damage to the lower skin layers.

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What Can Reduce My Microneedling Recovery Time?

 

Boost Serum

The Vivace Experience® Boost Serum is a triple-peptide lubricating gel that helps heal the target area after microneedling. It helps to soothe discomfort by reducing skin tightness and speeding skin rejuvenation.

Your provider will apply the Boost Serum to your skin immediately following treatment. This helps keep your skin soft, supple, and flexible while new collagen develops.

Boost Serum at Home

You will also be given Boost Serum to use at home for up to one week following treatment.

This topical product, used daily, can speed collagen growth, reduce skin redness, and increase your comfort after the microneedling procedure.

Soothe Mask

The proprietary Vivace® Soothe Mask combines Binterin (CD99) peptides with a cooling fluid to reduce skin irritation, swelling, and redness following surface skin treatments such as microneedling.

Patients should wear the mask for 20 to 30 minutes at a time, no more than once per day. If any fluid remains on the mask after treatment, you can rub it into your face or hands.

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Microneedling Recovery Timeline

The First 24 Hours

Patients may experience minimal skin redness, tightness, and swelling in the first 24 hours after treatment. Patients should avoid vigorous exercise and the use of any skincare products besides the Boost Serum and Soothe Mask for the first 24 hours after treatment.

After 48 Hours

Patients may resume using most skin moisturizers and other topical skincare products after two days. Makeup should be avoided for two to three days after treatment.

After 7 Days

Patients should use the Soothe Mask and Boost Serum weekly for best results. After one week, patients will begin to develop smoother, tighter skin. RF microneedling side effects like swelling and skin redness should fully dissipate by this point.

Microneedling Recovery Timeline

The First 24 Hours

Patients may experience minimal skin redness, tightness, and swelling in the first 24 hours after treatment. Patients should avoid vigorous exercise and the use of any skincare products besides the Boost Serum and Soothe Mask for the first 24 hours after treatment.

After 48 Hours

Patients may resume using most skin moisturizers and other topical skincare products after two days. Makeup should be avoided for two to three days after treatment.

After 7 Days

Patients should use the Soothe Mask and Boost Serum weekly for best results. After one week, patients will begin to develop smoother, tighter skin. RF microneedling side effects like swelling and skin redness should fully dissipate by this point.

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Individual results may vary. After three treatments.

Individual results may vary. After three treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling Recovery

Does hydration matter during recovery?

Yes. You should drink water regularly for the first few days after microneedling collagen induction therapy. Drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses (for a minimum of 64 oz.) of water per day.

What are the risks of radiofrequency microneedling?

Microneedling with RF is quite safe, but some risks and potential side effects do exist. These may include the following:

  • Infection
  • Hyperpigmentation of the skin
  • Bruising
  • Swelling

Does microneedling hurt?

Most patients do not report pain during or after a microneedling procedure. Sensations such as prickling or light pressure may occur during treatment. A numbing cream is applied by your physician to mitigate these sensations.

When should I not undergo microneedling?

You should avoid microneedling if you have open wounds or active skin infections in the targeted area. In addition, patients on blood thinners or who have consumed alcohol in the last eight to 24 hours should not undergo this procedure. If you carry any blood-borne illnesses, ask your provider about additional risks you may have with microneedling.

How long do microneedling treatments take to perform?

The microneedling procedure is generally completed within 30 to 45 minutes. This time may increase slightly if the treatment area is larger or requires greater precision around sensitive areas.

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