Skin Needling After Care

Thank you for coming in for an Exceed or Dermapen treatment at Indica Medispa.  Please have a read through of your post treatment care as it’s important but easy to forget!

Everyone’s skin heals slightly differently but It’s very normal to look and feel sunburnt for 1-5 days post.
Your skin can feel dry and tight for about a week which is normal, you can exfoliate 4-5 days post. Slight grazing is also normal especially if you’ve had treatment for scarring and also on bony areas of the face, neck and chest. This will go away.

Light, non-occlusive and non-comedogenic make-up  may be applied 24 hours after. Your normal makeup can cause breakouts on the skin so wait 24 hours.

Now that you’ve had your treatment, your skin is getting to work at repairing so it’s important to give it the best chance. Your skin should look pretty normal the next day but the sunburnt feeling can come back very quickly if you create too much heat in the skin. This includes sitting in front of a heater at home or in the car. For the next 48 hours it’s important to avoid;
– Direct UV exposure (sun and solariums)
– Intensive cardio, exercise, anything that makes you sweat or get hot
– Excessively hot showers, bathing, spas or sauna
– Spray or self-tanning
– Swimming in chlorinated pools or the ocean
– Tattooing
– Further clinical treatments

Treat your skin as if it’s sunburnt. That means, a gentle cleanser, repairing serums and moisturiser. It’s normal for the skin to feel tingly when applying serums for the first day or two.
For the next 5 days avoid;
– Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) including but not limited to glycolic, lactic or malic acid
– Beta hydroxy acid (BHA) – salicylic acid
– Benzoyl peroxide
– Retinoids
– Please wait 4-5 days before you exfoliate.

The home care we recommend is designed to give your skin the best results and speed up healing while supporting the production of new collagen post treatment.

Don’t forget you’ve just had an amazing paramedical treatment so it’s normal for the skin to feel sensitive.
If you have any questions about your treatment, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 83525454 or send us an email to