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How Long After Skin Needling Can I Wear Makeup?

How long after skin needling can I wear makeup?

Depending on the needle size used we need to ensure enough time has passed before we can apply makeup. Here is the full list of waiting times based on needle length and treatment provided.

How Long After Skin Needling Can You Wear Makeup?

You should avoid applying makeup to the treated area for at least 12-72hrs depending on the needle size used. Below is a list of waiting times based on needle sizes.

  • 0.25mm: 12hrs - 24hrs
  • 0.50mm: 24hrs - 48hrs
  • 1mm: 48hrs - 72hrs
  • 1.5mm: 72hrs
  • 2mm: 72hrs
  • 2.5mm: 72hrs


Its important to remember that we all heal at different rates so the above times should be treated as a general guide only. Waiting as many days as possible to begin wearing makeup should be your goal.

So there you have it. No more wondering about how long you need to wait after microneedling to apply makeup.

Your skincare routine is important so make sure you do it properly.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that triggers the body's natural healing response to produce healthy skin. Its important we don't load our skin up with harsh chemicals while its in this healing stage. 

We hope you enjoyed this Essential Derma quick tip!

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