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What To Put on Skin After Microneedling: Your Questions Answered

Wondering what to put on skin after microneedling at home? Or maybe you’ve visited your Authorised Treatment Provider and have forgotten how often they told you to apply the skincare products after microneedling. 

Bookmark this page for whenever you need a post microneedling skincare refresher and discover the products that get better results safely. 

Best Products to Use After Microneedling 


We call our products the ‘Non Negotiables’ for good reason. Dp Dermaceuticals™ is the ONLY skincare range specifically engineered to complement Dermapen microneedling procedures.  

When microneedling, you need to support skin with products that maintain the skin’s integrity, minimise discomfort and downtime, and encourage a quicker recovery. 

Dp Dermaceuticals have been created with leading dermatologists, doctors, and aestheticians from around the world.  

If you’re investing in microneedling, make sure only the purest and highest quality ingredients enter your skin. We believe the best is Dp Dermaceuticals. Keep reading to discover how to use these products to get you “wow, you’re glowing” results. 

What Cleanser to Use with Microneedling 

When you’re undergoing a Dermapen Treatment™, you want to make sure the potent actives in your serums and moisturisers can reach optimal skin layers. This means cleansing your skin effectively is a must! 

TRI-PHASE CLEANSER™ not only cleanses but also gently exfoliates to remove all makeup and debris. An important part of your microneedling procedure is applying COVER RECOVER™ to soothe, cover, and protect your skin. TRI-PHASE CLEANSER will gently remove this product so you can start your routine fresh each morning and evening.  

For problematic skin, you can’t go past CLR FOAM CLEANSER™ and CLINIPREP™ to help kill the bacteria that cause acne and reduce inflammation. 

How Often Do I Apply Hyaluronic Acid After Microneedling? 

The best products to use after microneedling are those that reach the skin’s deeper layers for long-term results. Our range includes HylaFuse Complex: a hyaluronic acid technology that saturates the skin with intensive hydration and delivers bio-compatible active ingredients.

hyla active 30ml serum

HYLA ACTIVE™ is the most intense at-home Hyaluronic Acid serum in our range. You apply as much as you wish following a microneedling session. (Let your skin tell you when you need to add more.) It’s also suitable and safe to use as a Meso-Glide™ serum when microneedling at home with Dermapen HOME™. 

There are different microneedling healing stages. During the proliferation stage, 5–10 days following microneedling, your skin may feel dry, itchy, or irritated as redundant cells rise to the surface. The skin is purging. Just keep topping up with HYLA ACTIVE and feel the hydration sink luxuriously into your skin. 

Can I Use Niacinamide After Microneedling? 

We love Niacinamide for its acne-blasting properties and the way it helps improve the look of ageing skin and uneven tone. We use Niacinamide in our ANTIOXIDANT COCKTAIL™ for its many benefits, but especially its proven efficacy in treating inflammatory acne.

Immediately following a Dermapen procedure, apply 2–3 pumps of ANTIOXIDANT COCKTAIL over the treatment area with light pressing motions until absorbed. 

What About Vitamin C After Microneedling? 

Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that boosts collagen formation and can also help brighten skin, so it’s visibly more radiant. It’s an effective tyrosinase inhibitor that regulates melanin production—perfect for pigmented skin concerns.

summer corrector 

Choose between ANTIOXIDANT COCKTAIL or BRITE LITE™ for Vitamin C serums that can be used during or directly after microneedling. 

Using Vitamin A/Retinol After Microneedling 

We’ve got great news if you’ve been told you CAN’T use retinol after microneedling. 

vitamin rich repair 30ml

VITAMIN RICH REPAIR™ is a replenishing solution and correcting cream that contains ingredients to promote intensive repair and hydration. It contains a combination of Vitamin A and E derivatives that work together to protect skin from pollution and harsh chemicals. And it helps to increase cell turnover for younger-looking skin.  

But Can I Use Moisturizer After Microneedling? 

Yes, as long as you’re following a prescribed Dp Dermaceuticals protocol. VITAMIN RICH REPAIR was specially formulated to help boost Dermapen and rejuvenation treatment results. And (here’s the best bit) should be applied immediately post microneedling for impressive results. 

RETINAL ACTIVE™ is our anti-ageing night cream rich in Retinaldehyde—the strongest form of Vitamin A available without a prescription. It can be reintroduced 3 days following a microneedling procedure. 

Find out the best moisturizer after microneedling for your skin concerns 

Should I use Vaseline after microneedling? 

No, definitely not. Dermapen Treatments are a skincare system, not a once-off microneedling session. DermapenWorld™ Protocols are there to protect your skin and improve the way it looks. Deviating from the Protocols could put your results and skin health at risk. 

Offer Your Skin the Best Microneedling Aftercare with Dp Dermaceuticals 

You can see that blanket bans on certain active ingredients aren’t helpful when figuring out what to put on your skin after microneedling. Other factors such as dose, formulation and delivery mechanism all come into play. 

To get a prescribed routine customised for your skincare, book a consultation with your nearest Authorised Treatment Provider. Or explore our recommended routines by skin concern. 

If you are a professional and wish to learn how to become a DermapenWorld Authorised Treatment Provider, click here.