What should I expect after a microneedling treatment? January 24, 2023 Because microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment, there is limited downtime / recovery period associated with the procedure for how results-oriented it is! Following treatment, many patients experience their skin being red and sensitive to the sun for the next few days. This is normal and typically resolves on its own. Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks advises you to moisturize your face and apply a medical-grade sunscreen every day to ensure a smooth and swift recovery. While many patients may start to see the results of their microneedling treatment within a few days, it typically takes a few weeks to see the ultimate results. Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks recommends coming in for regular treatments spaced three to four weeks apart to maintain your desired microneedling results.