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How to Care For Your Skin Before and After MicroPen

How to Care For Your Skin Before and After MICROPEN

Taking good care of your skin is essential for maintaining its health and beauty. Using the right skincare treatments can make all the difference. The Eclipse MicroPen is a popular microneedling treatment that can help improve your skin’s texture, tone, and color and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. But to get the best results from your MicroPen treatment, knowing how to care for your skin before and after the procedure is essential.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the MicroPen treatment and its benefits and share tips on preparing for your treatment, what to expect during the procedure, and how to care for your skin afterward. Whether you’re a seasoned MicroPen user or trying it out for the first time, this post will assist you in making the most of your treatment and achieving the radiant, young skin you’ve always deserved.

What is the MicroPen? 

The MicroPen is a device that uses tiny needles to make microchannels or micro-injuries in the skin. It is a microneedling therapy that helps improve texture, tone, and skin color. The treatment is designed to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, essential for healthy-looking skin.

The benefits of the MicroPen treatment include the following:

  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Improvement in skin texture, tone, and color.
  • Reduction of hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
  • Minimize the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
  • Increased skin elasticity and firmness.

The MicroPen creates tiny micro-channels or micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing process. This process encourages the production of elastin and collagen, which are vital for healthy-looking skin. The needles in the MicroPen penetrate the skin at a controlled depth, which is determined by the skin conditions being treated. The depth can be adjusted based on the individual needs of the patient, making it a versatile treatment option for a wide range of skin concerns.

Preparing for Your MicroPen Treatment


Before getting a MicroPen treatment, you must consult with a skincare professional at Ella Medical Aesthetics to discuss your skin concerns, medical history, and expectations from the treatment. We will also determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment.

Pre-treatment skincare regimen

A good skin care regimen is essential to prepare your skin for the MicroPen treatment. It includes keeping your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoiding sun exposure, and wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

In the week following your treatment, you should also avoid harsh skincare products that may irritate your skin, such as retinoids or exfoliants. It is also essential to keep your skin well-moisturized using a gentle, hydrating moisturizer.

Avoiding certain products and treatments before your appointment

In addition to avoiding harsh skincare products, you should avoid specific treatments before your MicroPen appointment. It includes avoiding chemical peels, laser treatments, and other aggressive skincare procedures for at least two weeks before your MicroPen treatment. These treatments can compromise your skin’s barrier and make it more sensitive to the MicroPen treatment.

It is also essential to avoid any blood thinners, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, for at least 48 hours before your MicroPen treatment. Using these medications during treatment may make you more susceptible to bleeding and bruising.

What to Expect During Your MicroPen Treatment

The MicroPen is a minimally invasive technique that employs tiny needles to induce regulated micro-injuries to the skin. This process encourages the creation of collagen and elastin while stimulating the body’s natural healing response. Here’s what you can expect during your MicroPen treatment:

The procedure itself

Before the treatment, we will thoroughly cleanse and prepare your skin for the procedure. We may also apply a numbing cream to ensure you are comfortable throughout the treatment.

During the procedure, the MicroPen is gently moved over the skin, creating tiny punctures on the skin’s surface. We will adjust the depth of the needles based on the specific needs of your skin and the area being treated.

Pain level and discomfort during the treatment

While the thought of needles may be intimidating, most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure. The numbing cream applied beforehand helps minimize any pain or discomfort you may experience. Though most people don’t mind, a slight tingling feeling might occur.

The duration of the treatment

The length of the MicroPen treatment can vary depending on the size of the area being treated and your skin’s specific needs. Typically, a session can take between 30 minutes to an hour. It’s important to note that while the treatment is relatively quick, the skin will need time to heal and regenerate afterward.

Aftercare for Your MicroPen Treatment

After your MicroPen treatment, taking good care of your skin is essential to ensure a speedy recovery and the best results. Here are some aftercare tips to follow:

Proper post-treatment skincare regimen

We will give you specific instructions on how to take care of your skin after the MicroPen treatment. Keep your skin moisturized and clean to promote healing. Use gentle cleansers and moisturizers, and avoid exfoliating products for at least a week after the treatment.

Products to avoid after the treatment

Please avoid using any products containing retinol or Vitamin C for at least 24 hours after the treatment, as they can irritate the skin. Avoid harsh scrubs or exfoliants for at least a week after the treatment.

Possible side effects and how to manage them

After the MicroPen treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling, similar to a sunburn. It is normal and should subside within a few days. Your skin may also feel sensitive or tight, and you may experience some peeling or flaking as your skin heals.

To manage discomfort or side effects, apply a cool compress to the affected area or take over-the-counter pain relievers. We also recommend using a soothing serum or balm to help calm and heal your skin.

Transform your skin with MicroPen and proper aftercare.

The MicroPen treatment can help you achieve smoother, rejuvenated skin! Remember that caring for your skin before and after the procedure is crucial to ensure the best results possible. By following the pre-and post-treatment instructions from your skincare professional, you can extend the benefits of the MicroPen treatment and enjoy healthier skin for longer.

At Ella Medical Aesthetics, we are committed to helping you achieve your best skin yet. Our team of experienced skin care professionals can guide you through the MicroPen treatment process and provide personalized recommendations for your unique skin concerns. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards healthier, more radiant skin!


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