You can expect little to no downtime, depending your skin type you may see some redness and light flushing but you should still be able to proceed with daily activities.
Please remember to use a UV physical block sunscreen with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide with 30+ SPF to help protect your skin, with less potential for irritation than a chemical sunscreen that may enter the microchannels left by the needles.
You may need to avoid some skin-care products with potent active ingredients like retinoids, vitamin C serums and exfoliating acids for a few days.
There may also be some benefit to using certain ingredients while the skin is healing and they can be more easily absorbed. Be sure to bring this up during your appointment.
You can expect to see significant improvements in 3 sessions. Depending on skin age and severity of issues you are dealing with you may require a few more. A good rule of thumb is 1 treatment per decade of age. So if you are 50 years young, it may take up to 5 treatments to reach your desired results.
Just remember that it takes time for your body to produce the new collagen and elastin. Results can take up to 6 months to fully materialize from your series of treatments.
*In the case of Melasma/ Hyperpigmentation, according to clinical studies you can expect to see 20-30% reduction of pigmentation in just one session.
*In the case of Open Pores, according to clinical studies, you can expect about 20 – 25% reduction in pore sizes in just one session.