How soon after microneedling on my face can I exfoliate?

Doctor Answers 4

Depends on skin healing and depth

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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 

Microneedling and Exfoliation

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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!

Exfoliating after microneddling

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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

Exfoliation Conundrum

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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
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