Possible Side Effects
Microneedling skin rejuvenation is a skin resurfacing procedure that uses sterile needles to improve the appearance of the skin, sun-damaged skin, scars caused by acne, chickenpox or injuries or treat minor facial flaws. This treatment also decreases the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, neck and décolleté. Microneedle resurfacing can also treat loss of skin tone and improve your complexion if you have scars or sun damage. It can be done as a single therapy or in combination with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). It removes thin layers of skin and stimulates collagen growth and tightens underlying skin. It is important to point that this treatment cannot eliminate excessive or sagging skin (jowls).
Sterile Titan needles are directed at your skin. The needles open the outer layer of skin (epidermis). At the same time the needles stimulate in combination with PRP the underlying skin (dermis), which causes collagen fibers to shrink and to boost the rebuilding of a new skin.
Typically takes between 60 minutes and two hours, depending on the technique used and the size of the area treated.
Topical anesthesia cream.
Itching, redness, infection, changes in skin color, and mild swelling.
Applying thick creams and bandages to your face after treatment can worsen acne or cause you to temporarily develop tiny white bumps (milia) on treated skin. Increased or decreased skin coloring (hyper- or hypopigmentation). Microneedle resurfacing can cause a flare-up of the herpes virus.
Avoid unprotected sun exposure. After microneedle resurfacing, the treated skin will be raw, swollen and itchy like after a sunburn. When recovering from microneedle resurfacing, regularly clean the treated area with water or saline and apply protective ointments and serums you will get after your treatment. Strenuous activities can usually be resumed after 72 hours.
Effects can last for years. Improvements after microneedle resurfacing tend to be gradual and progressive, rather than immediate and dramatic.