Microneedling Overview

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Micro-needling involves using tiny needles to create microscopic injuries in the skin in a regular pattern. These micro-injuries cause the skin to work to repair itself, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which are necessary to keep the skin elastic and firm. By stimulating the production of these essential substances, the skin becomes rejuvenated and refreshed.

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we use the Collagen P.I.N. which has an adjustable needle depth that allows your skincare provider to adjust penetration depth throughout the entire treatment.

Micro-needling can provide the same results as a fractional laser resurfacing treatment over time, with none of the pain or downtime involved. It can also help topical solutions to penetrate better into the skin, allowing for increased results. We also offer microneedling RF, which combines radiofrequency energy with the microneedling process to produce more dramatic results. Your board-certified dermatologist will discuss with you which solutions are best for achieving the results you want.

What to Expect

patient undergoing a microneedling procedure at clderm

The needles used for a professional microneedling treatment are extremely small and cause no pain when used on the skin, although there may be some slight discomfort. Following a treatment, there is no downtime! Your skin may be slightly red for a few days, but this can be covered with makeup. In addition, you should stay out of the sun for a few days and be sure to wear a strong sunscreen when you go out.

We can also recommend professional skincare products to use at home daily to support the results of your microneedling treatment. We offer a range of top lines right in our office and will help you customize a treatment program based on your unique needs and goals.

Microneedling can be used all over the body and is good for reducing stretch marks, acne scars, sun damage, and light wrinkles, but the number of sessions required ultimately depends on your individual needs and concerns. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov explains more about the benefits of microneedling.

Photos

Actual un-retouched patient before and after RF microneedling treatment for acne by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after RF radiofrequency treatment for acne by Dr. Wu
RF microneedling to treat acne and acne scars by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. RF Microneedling to Treat Acne by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after RF microneedling treatment for acne scars by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after microneedling treatment for acne scars by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after RF microneedling treatment for sagging facial skin by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after RF microneedling treatment to address sagging facial skin by Dr. Wu

Videos

The 12 Month Beauty Plan Recommended by Skincare Professionals | Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Webinar
INTRAcel Microneedling with Dr. Boen (0:57)
Microneedling in San Diego (1:13)

Other Options

If you would like to achieve a smoother, brighter complexion and are looking for an alternative to microneedling, laser resurfacing may be the right choice for you! To learn more and to schedule your consultation, call Cosmetic Laser Dermatology today!

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