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What ingredients should I put on after microneedling?

  1. Right after microneedling : Hemorrhagic phase

Nutrient-rich blood is rushing to reach all of the new microchannels we’ve created. Inflammatory factors like adrenaline, prostaglandin, and serotonin are released to support skin healing and coagulation. This is the perfect time to put hyaluronic acid on your face. LED light to sooth inflammation and redness is helping as well.

2. Inflammatory phase 1-4 days after microneedling

During this phase, the platelets release growth factors and Cytokines. These cells are responsible for our skin’s natural healing and regulating inflammation. neutrophils and Macrophages are also attracted to the area. Fibroblast which are responsible for the production of collagen is also coming.

It’s normal to experience mild swelling, flaking, and peeling after microneedling. Keeping the skin hydrated is key during this phase and will help to alleviate any tightness or flaking you may experience.

Products you can use during this phase:

This phase you can apply Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, alcohol-free toners, or moisturizers

Broadspectrum Sunscreen with SPF more than 30 is a must

Stay away from exfoliators both chemical and physical exfoliators until your skin get back to normal.


Fibroblasts, (i.e. the cells responsible for the production of collagen) are producing growth factors and new skin cells at this phase.

Other cells are healing the microchannels, regenerating tissue and repairing the layers of the dermis.

Products you can use during this phase:

Topically, you can apply hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, copper peptides, azelaic acid, and broad-spectrum sun block. You can also go back to using cleansers and cleansing oils but skip any harsh exfoliating treatments both physical and chemical.

You can use Vitamin C and Vitamin A, otherwise referred to as retinol or retinoids, during this phase.

But we do recommend waiting until at least day 7 post microneedling to ensure you don’t interrupt all of the healing and repair happening at a cellular level in your skin.


During this phase, those hard-working, collagen-producing fibroblast cells produce the structures to support your new collagen.

Products you can use during this phase:

You can now go back to your entire routine of cleansers, toners, serums, moisturisers, and active ingredients. Continue using broad-spectrum Sun protection SPF more than 30 to protect your skin from any sun damage.

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