Combining SkinPen Microneedling with Other Skincare Treatments

When aiming to enhance your skincare routine, integrating multiple treatments can amplify your results, leading to a more radiant and youthful complexion. 

SkinPen Microneedling is a versatile and practical option that pairs well with various skin care therapies. Let’s explore what microneedling involves, its benefits, and how to combine it with other treatments for optimal outcomes.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, often performed using a device known as the SkinPen, involves creating tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin using fine needles. This minimally invasive procedure triggers the body’s natural healing processes, including collagen and elastin production, which are crucial for maintaining youthful, supple skin.

Microneedling Benefits

The benefits of microneedling range from improved texture and firmness to reduced scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Regular treatments can significantly enhance the overall appearance of your skin. 

Clients often notice visible improvements not only in firmness and smoothness but also in the vitality of their complexion.

Types of Microneedling

While SkinPen Microneedling is highly popular, different types of microneedling cater to various skin issues and preferences. 

Some devices and techniques focus more on deeper tissue treatments, while others might be designed for more superficial skin concerns. 

The choice of technique often depends on the specific skin condition being treated and the desired results.

Combining Microneedling with Other Skincare Treatments

To maximize your skincare results, consider pairing microneedling with other treatments. Here are a few combinations that have shown promising outcomes:

  • Microneedling and Chemical Peels: Combining microneedling with chemical peels can enhance the skin’s texture and appearance more profoundly than either treatment alone.
  • Microneedling opens up the skin, allowing the peel to
  • Penetrate more, leading to more pronounced rejuvenation.
  • Microneedling and Hyaluronic Acid Serums: Post-microneedling is an excellent time to apply serums, as the skin’s absorption rates peak.
  • Using hyaluronic acid serums after microneedling can deeply hydrate the skin and help soothe any inflammation, enhancing the healing process and boosting the glow of your complexion.
  • Microneedling and LED Light Therapy: LED light therapy post-microneedling can reduce inflammation and promote faster healing.
  • Different lights (red for inflammation and blue for acne) can be used depending on the specific skin issues being addressed, making this combination a customizable and practical choice.

Microneedling Before and After Care

Proper before- and aftercare is crucial to getting the most out of your microneedling sessions. Before the procedure, avoid sun exposure and skincare products that might irritate the skin.


After microneedling:

  • Protect your newly sensitive skin with SPF.
  • Avoid makeup for at least 24 hours.
  • Keep the skin clean and hydrated.

Is There Any Recover or Downtime? 

It’s normal to experience some temporary swelling and redness post-micro needling, similar to a mild sunburn. 

These symptoms usually subside within a few hours to a couple of days, depending on your skin’s sensitivity and the intensity of the treatment. 

To ensure a smooth recovery, it is advisable to avoid strenuous activities and excessive sweating for about 24 hours after your session. 

How Long Will Microneedling Results Last?

The beauty of microneedling results lies in their longevity. The boost in collagen and elastin production leads to outcomes that can be sustained for years.


We recommend scheduling maintenance sessions annually to maintain these results over the long term. This helps to continue collagen production and address any new skin concerns that may arise, keeping your skin looking its best year after year.

This helps prevent any additional irritation during the crucial initial healing phase. Most clients find that they can quickly return to their regular routines with minimal disruption.

Who is The Best Candidate For SkinPen Microneedling?

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is wonderfully inclusive and suitable for nearly all skin types. Whether you’re looking to firm sagging skin, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, or give your skin a youthful boost, microneedling can be a beneficial treatment. 

It’s particularly effective for those wishing to slow the signs of aging and improve the appearance of scars, making it a robust anti-aging and skin-rejuvenating solution. 

Candidates must be in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of this non-surgical procedure.

When Will I See The Results?

Microneedling sets off a natural healing process that starts right after your session. Initially, you may see some immediate effects due to the swelling that makes the skin look slightly plumper.


However, the actual, lasting results develop over time as collagen and elastin production ramps up. Typically, the skin’s appearance improves over several weeks, with the most noticeable benefits visible one month after treatment.


The timeline can vary based on individual skin conditions and the body’s response to the treatment.

Can Microneedling Be Combined With Other Treatments?

Yes, microneedling can be safely combined with other skin treatments to enhance results. For instance, pairing microneedling with serums that target specific skin issues, such as hyaluronic acid for hydration or vitamin C for brightening, can be particularly effective. 

These products are better absorbed immediately following a microneedling session when the skin’s permeability is increased.


Combining microneedling with LED light therapy is another popular choice. This combination helps reduce inflammation and promote faster healing, providing an all-around boost to the skin’s health and appearance.

What Should I Avoid After Microneedling?

After undergoing a microneedling treatment, there are several precautions you should take to ensure the best results and minimize the risk of complications. 

Avoiding direct sun exposure and using broad-spectrum sunscreen daily to protect the new skin is essential. 

Additionally, you should avoid using active ingredients like retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids for at least a week, as these can irritate freshly treated skin. 

Lastly, avoid applying makeup for at least 24 hours after the procedure to prevent the microchannels created by the microneedling from clogging.

Final Thoughts

SkinPen Microneedling offers a versatile and practical option for enhancing skin health and appearance. When combined with other treatments, the results can be even more impressive, providing dramatic improvements in texture, tone, and overall skin health. Ready to experience these benefits for yourself?

Book Your Appointment Today!

Book an appointment with Kor Medspa today and take the first step towards revitalizing your skin with microneedling and other complementary skincare treatments. Discover how combining therapies can bring out the best in your skin!