Microlipoinjection for Sun-damaged Skin

In microlipoinjection, the doctor removes fat from one part of the body and then transfers it to the patient’s sun-damaged skin to re-contour and smooth it.

What you should know

The patient is slightly sedated for the in-office procedure. Fat cells are removed by liposuction from the donor area – usually from around the navel or from the thighs or buttocks – using a small needle attached to a syringe. The fat is then processed to remove excess fluids and is re-injected using another needle into areas of skin that are sun-damaged.

Possible Risks

As with any treatment, there are risks associated with it, though they are minimized in the hands of a qualified ASDS dermatologist. Allergic reaction risk is minimal in microlipoinjection since the procedure uses the patient’s own fat instead of filler materials.

Why choose microlipoinjection for sun-damaged skin?

Microlipoinjection can result in a younger, more refreshed appearance of the treatment area for as long as three years. It is particularly effective in areas of significant volume loss such as the face and hands.

What to expect after the procedure

  • Pain is usually minimal and can be controlled with medication.
  • Some bruising usually occurs.

How to prepare for the procedure

Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will usually review the patient’s medical history and conduct a physical exam. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure.