Can micro needling make skin sag more? Can it initially look like it?

Doctor Answers 4

Microneedling does not cause skin sagging

Microneedling does not cause skin sagging. Initial swelling may make it seem so, but this is not the case.

Dr Karamanoukian
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Can micro needling make skin sag more? Can it initially look like it?

Microneedling is based on controlled micro trauma to the dermis, which results in collagen formation and tightening of the skin, not sagging.  Intitially for the 1-2 days after treatment, your skin will appear reddish with some swelling.  Good luck.

Zachary Farris, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Microneedling should help

Microneedling will thicken the skin and dermis and help sagging.
During the recovery period there will be water and fluid from the trauma may make you have more sagging temporarily.

Microneedling effects

Thank you for asking about your microneedling.

  • Microneedling causes 1 - 2 says of visible swelling and redness.
  • The skin will look worse.
  • The effects usually take 4 - 8 weeks to appear.
  • Sagging is likely to be the effects of swelling.
  • Be sure to check with the doctor who did the treatment.
  • Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.

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