Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, has gained popularity as a minimally invasive procedure to rejuvenate the skin. By using fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries, microneedling stimulates the body’s natural healing process, leading to smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. If you’re considering microneedling, understanding how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect during your visit, and how to care for your skin afterward is crucial for optimal results. Let’s delve into the details:

Preparation Before Microneedling:

  1. Consultation with our qualified medical professional: During this consultation, discuss your skincare concerns, medical history, and expectations for the procedure.
  • Common contraindications: Accutane in the 6 months prior to the procedure. Active acne. Active skin irritation/inflammation. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. Fitzpatrick scale IV-VI. Keloid or abnormal scar formation.
  1. Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure and use broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher in the weeks leading up to your microneedling appointment. Sunburned or tanned skin is more prone to irritation and complications during the procedure, therefore if your skin is sunburn, we may have to reschedule your appointment.
  2. Discontinue Certain Skincare Products: Stop using certain topical treatments, such as retinoids, exfoliating acids, or prescription-strength skincare products, a few days before microneedling to reduce the risk of irritation. Only use topical moisturizes and sunscreens for at least 1 weeks prior the procedure.
  3. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and promote optimal healing after the procedure.

What to Expect During Your Microneedling Visit:

  1. Pre-Procedure Preparation: Before the procedure begins, your skincare professional will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort during microneedling.
  2. Microneedling Procedure: The microneedling device, equipped with fine needles, will be passed over the treatment area, creating controlled micro-injuries. The depth of needle penetration may vary depending on your skin concerns and the areas being treated.
  3. Sensation During Microneedling: You may experience a mild tingling or prickling sensation during the procedure, but the numbing cream helps minimize discomfort for most individuals.
  4. Post-Procedure Care: After microneedling, your skin may appear slightly red or feel sensitive, like a mild sunburn. We will provide instructions on post-procedure care to optimize healing and results.


Aftercare Tips for Microneedling:

  1. Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect your skin from direct sunlight and wear a broad-spectrum physical sunscreen with SPF 30 (with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide) or higher daily to prevent sun damage and maintain results.
  2. Gentle Skincare Routine: Use gentle skincare products recommended to cleanse and moisturize your skin during the healing process. Avoid harsh or abrasive skincare treatments that may irritate the skin.
  3. Moisturize Regularly: Keep your skin hydrated with a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer to support the healing process and maintain skin hydration.
  4. Avoid Makeup and Harsh Chemicals: Refrain from applying makeup or using harsh chemical products on your skin for a few days post-procedure to allow your skin to recover fully. NO retinols, acids, or non-physical sunscreen for at least 1 week post-procedure.
  5. Follow-Up Appointments: Depending on your skincare goals, you may need multiple microneedling sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results.


Microneedling is a safe and effective procedure for rejuvenating the skin, but proper preparation, understanding what to expect during your visit, and following post-procedure care instructions are essential for achieving desired results. By consulting with a qualified skincare professional and adhering to aftercare guidelines, you can enjoy smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin long after your microneedling session.

If you’re interested in scheduling a microneedling procedure or learning more about how microneedling can benefit your skin, contact us at Keyla Sanchez Aesthetics in McKinney Texas,  to book a consultation.

Remember, individual results may vary, and it’s essential to follow your skincare professional’s recommendations for the best outcome.