Can I Wear Makeup After Secret™ RF Microneedling Treatment?

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As cosmetic procedures become more popular, people look for new and innovative ways to improve their appearance. One of the latest trends is radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, a minimally invasive process that improves the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and other common skin concerns.

While Secret RF microneedling at Optima Medical Spa produces successful results, many people are curious about healing and recovery. Below, Dr. Abraham Ishaaya explains what to expect during this treatment in Los Angeles, CA and when it is safe to wear makeup again. We also provide helpful skin care tips to maximize results.

About Secret RF microneedling

Microneedling involves using a device to create controlled micro-injuries in the epidermis and dermis layers of skin to stimulate new collagen production. At the same time, radiofrequency energy is delivered through the needles to heat the deeper tissues and further promote natural healing. Secret RF features dual handpieces that are customized based on your needs and treatment areas. The needles are also adjustable for how deep they can go into the skin. Our device at Optima Medical Spa delivers fast and consistent results without damaging the surrounding areas. Patients find the process to be tolerable and often compare it to a minor prickling sensation.

Recovery after Secret RF microneedling

There is little downtime associated with radiofrequency microneedling, but it is important to follow all recovery instructions provided by Optima Medical Spa. Most patients experience redness and swelling after treatment in Los Angeles, CA, but this typically subsides within 12 – 24 hours. Dr. Ishaaya or a member of our med spa team will apply a serum or a soothing mask to help calm the skin.

When to wear makeup and cosmetics again

It’s best to wait several hours before applying any makeup or other products to the treatment area. This allows the skin time to heal from Secret RF microneedling and decreases your risk of infection. When you are ready to apply makeup, we recommend using a light hand and avoiding products that are clogging or irritating. Optima Medical Spa can provide a list of recommended makeup and skin care products.

How to maximize your RF microneedling results

The number of RF microneedling treatments needed depends on your goals and the condition of your skin. Many patients see optimal outcomes after 2 – 3 sessions spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart. A series of treatments is suggested for addressing concerns like sun damage and acne scars. Results appear in the weeks and months following treatment as new collagen and elastin are produced.

To help extend your results, follow a healthy skin care routine at home and protect your skin from future damage. Avoiding excess sun exposure and tanning beds goes a long way in preserving your results and preventing new skin concerns from developing. Optima Medical Spa also schedules maintenance treatments every 12 – 18 months.

Discover RF microneedling treatment

Signs of aging and sun damage can make you feel self-conscious. Now, there is a process that practically turns back the clock without surgery or extended recovery. If you want to learn about Secret RF microneedling or have questions about when it's safe to wear makeup after treatment, call Optima Medical Spa to meet with Dr. Abraham Ishaaya. Our medical spa in Los Angeles, CA is knowledgeable in the latest anti-aging procedures and therapies.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.