What Should I Put on My Face After Microneedling?

October 30, 2022

Do you have skin laxity, uneven tone, or other issues that have not responded to your skincare products? Microneedling is an effective way to firm and rejuvenate your skin. It also improves your skin’s ability to absorb beneficial serums and treatments, letting them penetrate deeper for better results. 

What is Microneedling?

Your skin’s firmness and smooth texture come mainly from collagen, a key protein that forms supportive fibers and gives the skin its strength. Microneedling triggers cells in the dermis to increase collagen production. It also stimulates the production of healthy new skin cells that replace dull, damaged ones. 

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*Individual Results May Vary

How Does Microneedling Work? 

Microneedling is done with a handheld device that moves over your skin. The tiny needles create microchannels in the skin, triggering an immediate healing response. The cells around these microchannels release biochemical signals that start the repair process. This process replaces old, damaged cells with new ones that have a bright, healthy glow. It also signals the development of collagen that firms and smooths the skin. 

What Should I Put on My Face After Microneedling?

The microchannels created by microneedling allow beneficial treatments to penetrate deeply into the skin. Your skin will feel sensitive for a few days, so you should also be cautious about products that might irritate it. 


  • Apply non-irritating serums and treatments
  • Cleanse gently with lukewarm water
  • Use SPF consistently to protect your new collagen from UV rays
  • Use a gentle mineral makeup to cover any redness


  • Wash your face with hot water or harsh cleansers
  • Use exfoliating scrubs
  • Apply alcohol-based toners or other products

Feel free to ask your Langdon Center skincare specialist for product recommendations. Microneedling provides the perfect opportunity to treat your skin with deep, intensive hydration and other benefits. 

What Can Microneedling Treat?

Microneedling effectively treats a wide variety of skin concerns. Microneedling can dramatically improve skin issues such as:

  • Fine lines
  • Skin laxity
  • Acne scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull or uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage

Microneedling is an excellent choice for those who want to see significantly improved skin with minimal downtime. It can be used almost anywhere on the face or body to address some of your most bothersome skin problems. 

Microneedling Consultations Available

If you have further questions about microneedling, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

What Results Will I See With Microneedling?

You may notice that your skin looks brighter and more youthful within a few days following your treatment. Development of new collagen begins within a few weeks and continues for several months. Results can last up to a year, and we recommend maintenance treatments every few months to maintain your skin’s collagen. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Good candidates for microneedling want to restore more youthful skin with little to no downtime required. Because microneedling does not use light energy, it works safely on any skin type or tone. Good candidates have reasonable expectations for their treatment results. You may not be a good candidate if you have an active skin condition at treatment time or a history of forming abnormal scars called keloids. 

I have gone for a few treatments so far. Mainly Lasor resurfacing and micro-needling. This is the first time I’ve ever had any treatment like this so I was a little apprehensive at first. I am so glad I chose to come to this office and have these treatments here. They are very professional, informative and thorough. Every time I visit I have a great experience.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about microneedling, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon

Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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