The Best Skin Care Products After a Microneedling Procedure

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it’s a living, breathing machine that operates best when you take care of it properly. Today, skin care is a billion dollar industry–for good reason–and we cannot overemphasize the importance of your skincare routine.

Microneedling and Skincare

Microneedling is a powerful procedure to help eliminate the signs of aging, decrease the appearance of scars, and aid in skin restoration. Also known as collagen induction therapy, it stimulates collagen production in the lower layers of your skin. Think of collagen as building blocks that support and strengthen your cells while making your skin firmer and smoother simultaneously. When you have a microneedling procedure, channels are created, opening your pores. In the days and weeks following the procedure, your face will appear more plump and youthful. In order to maximize your results, selectproducts that support your skin while the channels are open.


As a leader in microneedling pens and supplies, MDPen offers a proprietary skin care product line specifically for use in micro needling aftercare. Our mission is to support practitioners by supplying them with everything they need.

Microneedling Aftercare

In the first 72 hours after a microneedling procedure:

1. Cleanliness will be your number one goal
During a microneedling procedure, micro-injuries are created. Your skin may feel raw and tender, but keeping the wounds clean is the key to avoiding infection. MDPen recommends using tepid water and the gentlest cleanser possible. Tip: Pre-wash your hands before washing the treated area.

2. Hydrate
micro-needling treatment stresses your skin, making it very dry and tight. Focus on restoring moisture as quickly as possible. Hyaluronic acid (the purer the better) is the best skin care product during this time because it can reach the lower layers of the skin quickly.

3. Healing
Remember, the all-natural facelift results seen after microneedling still need to heal. Choose a soothing antioxidant serum with ingredients that reduce irritation and promote skin rejuvenation.

4. Avoid any harmful irritants
Keep your pores clog-free as it heals by avoiding makeup. Microneedling is highly effective in minimizing the signs of aging, and you want to maximize the regeneration process.

5. Apply collagen-stimulating peptides to enhance your treatment
One of the best ways to reap the benefits of your procedure is to use a collagen-stimulating skin care product that utilizes short chains of amino acids. Peptides, in particular, penetrate the top layer of the skin, stimulating collagen production and strengthening the collagen itself.

6. Be vigilant
As your skin heals, you need to protect it for at least a week, so avoid the sun, tanning beds, and all forms of exercise, especially swimming.

7. Go chemical-free
Three days, or 72 hours, after your microneedling procedure, begin using chemical-free skin care products. We’ve compiled a list below to help you select the best ones for healing and enhancing your results.

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The Best Skin Care Products After Microneedling

At MDPen, we understand the importance of skin care and know that amazing results occur when the right product complements a microneedling procedure. That’s why we’ve worked diligently to develop our own line of skin care products, including:

Human Derived Growth Factor Gel

If you’re looking for an all-in-one microneedling serum that will hydrate, protect, repair, and clear your skin, then this is the one. Like the name says, MDPen’s Human Derived Growth Factor Gel contains human growth factors to help promote healthy skin and a youthful appearance. 

But we didn’t stop there. We added the following ingredients:


  • Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp (Snow Mushroom) Extract, a super-humectant which reduces moisture loss
  • MariMoist® blend of Chondrus Crispus Extract and Sodium Hyaluronate for instant softness and hydration
  • Calendula, Aloe, and Oat Kernel to nourish and calm post-treatment skin

Together, these antioxidant-rich ingredients reduce dryness and dullness while improving the appearance of sagging skin, acne, and the signs of aging. Human Derived Growth Factor Gel is perfect post-recovery or as an addition to your normal skin care regimen.

Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer

Skin needs constant sun protection after a microneedling procedure. Our Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving skin a youthful radiance, while preventing UV damage. Powerhouse ingredients including hydrating Jojoba Esters and barrier protecting Sunflower Seed Extract work with other agents to thicken and improve skin’s elasticity. And our moisturizer can be used daily after microneedling or integrated into your routine to supplement your sun protection efforts.


Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Hyaluronic acid has a greater capacity to hold moisture than any other polymer. Made from only a handful of all-natural, paraben-free ingredients, the MD Pen Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum drives moisture deep into the skin. It also boosts collagen production, which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, restore firmness and elasticity, and enhance skin improvement overall.


Copper + HA Mist

For the first 72 hours post-microneedling, skin needs hydration and a collagen boost. The MD Pen Copper + HA Mist delivers powerful antioxidants to promote firmer, smoother skin. Mist every two hours for the first three days after your procedure, then use daily to enhance your results.


MDPen is passionate about helping others look and feel their best. Whether you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, or brown spots, microneedling can help. Feel free to contact us any time if you need product guidance or help to find a practitioner near you.

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"I am a licensed professional and take pride in the products that I use and want to use products that are as natural as possible. With that being said I tried The MD Pen Copper plus HA Mist. The MD Pen mist is a vegan, hydrolonic acid-based treatment. This mist provides hydration and boosts collagen and thus providing resilient looking skin that looks smoother and firmer. After using the MDPen Mist I compared it to other hydrating mists that I have used in the past. I notice that the mist had a lite natural feel to it. It felt cool and refreshing. There was no sign of tackiness, nor residue. After the Mist dried it felt as if the skin was tight. Somewhat like a pulling effect. Which left the skin looking as if a primer was applied with a matte finish. There was no need to reapply it later on in the day. This will definitely be bought again and I would recommend this product even to be used prior to applying makeup."

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