How soon after microneedling on my face can I exfoliate?

Doctor Answers 4

Depends on skin healing and depth

PRP can accelerate micro needling time. Other factors include depth, density and also the machine- namely insulated vs non insulated needle, and energy vs non energy devices. A safe time would be 5-7 days after skin micro needling. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia 

Brisbane Dermatologist
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Microneedling and Exfoliation

Thanks for your question!  It depends on what type of exfoliation you are referring to.  It also depends on the depth of the microneedling, was PRP used, etc.  I usually have my patients resume their retinol therapy 3-5 days after a treatment.  Be sure to consult with your skin care expert in regards to specific instructions.  Best of luck!

K. Roxanne Grawe, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Exfoliating after microneddling

Hello Kiki3680,

Thank you for your question. I recommend exfoliating on day three after your microneedling treatment. ZO Exfoliating Polish is a great product for exfoliating. Hope this helps! Dr Faraz

Patricia Faraz, MD
Ladera Ranch OB/GYN
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Exfoliation Conundrum

I usually have patients begin exfoliation the day after a microneedling/prp treatment. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 190 reviews

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