Tara’s Story: Caring for the Skin At Home After MicroNeedling
Tara had her first MDPen Microneedling treatment in February 2020, just before the COVID-19 quarantines began. We decided to check-in with Tara and see how she is caring for her skin at home after her microneedling treatment. Our team sat down with Tara to document her experience with the products in our MDPen AfterCare Recovery Kit, an essential microneedling aftercare skincare set.
Hyaluronic Acid is Key in MicroNeedling Aftercare Skincare
The first steps in microneedling aftercare are to properly cleanse and hydrate the skin. To accomplish this, Tara is using the MDPen Hydrating Cleanser and Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
MDPen: Why are you using the MDPen Hydrating Cleanser?
Tara: My practitioner told me to use the Hydrating Cleanser as the first step in my skincare regimen, morning and night. This cleanser is so gentle that I was able to use it the same day as my first microneedling treatment.
MDPen: What is your experience been using the cleanser daily?
Tara: This cleanser is great in that it really prepares [my skin] for the other steps in my skincare routine. It suds nicely, and washes off easily as well.
MDPen: What differences do you notice in your skin since using the product?
Tara: This is the first time I’ve used a water-based cleanser, and I’m really liking it. If I wear makeup, I will usually wash it off with an oil-based cleanser and follow up with the Hydrating Cleanser to completely wash away any oils left from the makeup remover.
MDPen: Why did your practitioner tell you to use the MDPen Pure HA Serum?
Tara: I was told to use the Pure HA Serum in order to give my skin some much-needed hydration and to enhance my skin’s elasticity and firmness.
MDPen: What is your experience with the Pure HA Serum as you continue to use it?
Tara: This is one of my favorite skincare products ever. I love that a little goes such a long way. I can usually cover my whole face with two pumps. I like that it’s not runny, unlike some other HA serums that I’ve used. I can pump some onto my hand or cheek without worrying that it’s going to drip all over the place.
MDPen: What differences do you notice in your skin?
Tara: My skin looks fuller, plumper, and brighter than it has looked in a long time. Multiple friends have commented on how great my skin looks!
MDPen Copper + HA Mist Provides Hands-Free Hydration and Healing
The skin in the treatment area will feel dry and tight for the first few days. The MDPen Copper + HA Mist allows for quick and easy hydration without the need to touch the newly treated skin.
MDPen: When did you begin using the Copper + HA Mist?
Tara: I used this product constantly after receiving my first MicroNeedling treatment. It felt super cooling and calming on my treated skin — I went through an entire bottle in two days because I couldn’t stop spraying it! It felt so good!
MDPen: How important is the Mist in your microneedling aftercare skincare routine?
Tara: I love that it’s a mist — no hands involved! I run a household with four children under the age of 13 in the time of COVID (i.e. we’re always at home). This means that I’m constantly wiping down tables, counters, chairs, etc., and who wants to touch their face after all that? The mist allows me to use it any time of the day whenever my skin needs a little pick-me-up. This Copper Mist is definitely mom-approved!
MDPen: What differences do you see in your skin since using the Copper + HA Mist?
Tara: If my skin looks a little dull or dehydrated, I mist my face a couple of times for some much-needed refreshment. Even over my makeup. It always does the trick.
Infuse the Skin with Nourishing Growth Factors After MicroNeedling
The microneedling treatment causes the body to send growth factors to the area to aid in healing and skin regeneration. We also recommend applying the MDPen Human Growth Factor Gel to nourish the skin and help to rebuild the moisture barrier.
MDPen: Why do you use the Human Growth Factor Gel?
Tara: After my first MicroNeedling treatment I was given the Human Derived Growth Factor Gel to wear as a mask for the rest of the day. Once on, my skin immediately calmed down and the redness and inflammation reduced drastically.
MDPen: What is your experience using the Gel as part of your aftercare skincare?
This is one of my favorite skincare products of all time. I like to put it on after I apply my serums as part of my nighttime skincare regimen. It soaks right into my skin, without leaving any stickiness or residue.
MDPen: What differences do you notice in your skin since using the Growth Factor Gel?
Tara: My skin always glows after I use the Growth Factor Gel — just a hydrated and healthy shine. Any redness or irritation goes away immediately.
MDPen includes dermatologist-test products in our microneedling aftercare skincare regimen to help boost and maintain your results every day following your treatment. Shop for MDPen Skincare and Microneedling AfterCare products on our website at mdpen.co or click the image below.