How to Maximize the Benefits of Traditional and RF Microneedling with the Best Serums and Aftercare

Traditional and RF microneedling are minimally invasive procedures that have been shown to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone. These treatments work by creating micro-injuries on the skin, stimulating collagen production and elastin synthesis, and enhancing the penetration of skincare products. If you’ve recently undergone microneedling or RF microneedling using MDPen or Endymed, you’re probably wondering how to maximize the benefits of the treatment. 

The Best Serums To Use After Traditional and RF Microneedling

Using the right serum after microneedling or RF microneedling is crucial to enhance the healing process and improve the results of the treatment. Here are some of the best serums to use after traditional and RF microneedling, according to clinical studies:

Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can protect the skin from free radical damage and stimulate collagen production. A randomized, controlled trial published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that using a vitamin C serum after microneedling improved skin elasticity and reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles compared to a control group that did not receive vitamin C treatment (Lee et al., 2018). 

Another study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology showed that using a vitamin C serum after RF microneedling reduced skin redness and inflammation and improved skin hydration (Park et al., 2019).

Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Hyaluronic acid is a natural molecule that can hydrate and plump the skin. A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that using hyaluronic acid serum after microneedling improved skin moisture and reduced skin roughness and scaliness (Alster & Graham, 2018). 

Another study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology showed that using hyaluronic acid serum after RF microneedling improved skin texture and reduced pore size (Cho et al., 2019).

Growth Factor Serum

Growth factor serums contain proteins that can enhance collagen production and accelerate the healing process. A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that using growth factor serum after microneedling improved skin texture and reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles compared to a control group (Fabbrocini et al., 2020). 

Another study published in the Journal of Aesthetic Medicine showed that using a growth factor serum after RF microneedling improved skin elasticity and reduced skin laxity (Park et al., 2018).

MDPen's very own brand educator, ALEXANDRA MOORE-BURNS, has been selected as 2023 BEST BRAND EDUCATOR by DERMASCOPE Magazine!

Congratulations, Alex!

The Importance of Proper Aftercare

Proper aftercare is essential for maximizing the benefits of microneedling and RF microneedling and preventing complications. Here are some tips for MDPen aftercare and Endymed aftercare, based on clinical studies and expert recommendations:

1. Avoid Sun Exposure
After microneedling or RF microneedling, the skin is more sensitive to sun damage. Avoid sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect the skin.
2. Avoid Harsh Skincare Products
Avoid using harsh skincare products, such as those containing retinol or alpha-hydroxy acids, for at least a week after microneedling or RF microneedling. These products can be too harsh on the skin and may cause irritation.
3. Use Gentle Cleansers
Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser to wash your face for the first few days after microneedling or RF microneedling. Avoid using hot water and harsh scrubs that can irritate the skin.
4. Keep the Skin Moisturized
Keeping the skin moisturized is crucial after microneedling or RF microneedling. Use a gentle, hydrating moisturizer to help soothe the skin and maintain its natural moisture barrier.

In conclusion, microneedling and RF microneedling are effective treatments for improving skin texture, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and evening out skin tone. Using the best serums after microneedling and RF microneedling, such as vitamin C serumhyaluronic acid serum, and growth factor serum, can enhance the healing process and improve the results of the treatment.

Additionally, proper aftercare is crucial for preventing complications and maximizing the benefits of microneedling and RF microneedling . This includes avoiding sun exposure, using gentle cleansers and moisturizers, and avoiding harsh chemicals or exfoliants. By following these tips and incorporating the best serums into your skincare routine, you can optimize the benefits of microneedling and RF microneedling  for a more radiant, youthful complexion.

Watch It Here
Read More Blogs
"Finally! A 1% retinol cream that doesn't scorch the skin. It balances and hydrates and protects and I can't say enough about this product. It's everything that's been needed in a retinol formulation. It also comes in a 0.5% formula. It contains prebiotics, probiotics, ceramides, and niacinamide. Just like the gut, the skin microbiome refers to the mix of bacteria, yeasts, and parasites that live on your skin. Yummy. Pre and probiotics keep the skin's barrier healthy and intact. So important when your applying a product that sloughs off your dead skin cells. Niacinamide, another of my fave ingredients, is a specific and very stable form of vitamin B3. It is restorative and versatile; It soothes and fights inflammation, strengthens the skin barrier, (there it is again, the skin barrier!) fades fine lines and dark spots and normalizes oil production, and combats acne. Most importantly for me, my family, and several of my clients it can also be used by all skin types— even the most sensitive—and its potential for irritation when combined with other ingredients is little to none. Has anyone else noticed that a lot of people have very sensitized skin lately? I plugged in the ingredients into my ingredients app and no alerts! Saying all this, this is a very active product. I could feel it doing it's job. But no burning! As an esthetician for almost 30 years, I have to recommend that If you are not on a retinol regimen, start with the 0.5% formula. I've been using exfoliating products and mild peels, so I was ready to jump in with the 1%. But, I'm a professional, so I know what my skin can take. And it loves this product. My skin is brighter, firmer and hydrated. I highly recommend pairing this with MDPen Cellular Renewal Serum. Your glow is obtainable with MDPen."

Read more MDPen Radiant Retinol Reviews