Innovative Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

Automated Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles.

Our providers can treat your skin with special microneedling techniques to:

  • Tighten prematurely aging skin*
  • Encourage overall facial rejuvenation*
  • Even out your skin’s texture or pigmentation*
  • Improve active serum uptake (increases penetration of topically-applied skin nutrients)*

While the results can be somewhat similar to fractional laser treatments, there are far less side effects & far less downtime than there would be with a Fraxel skin rejuvenation treatment, for example.*

Microneedling treatments can help reduce:

  • Fine lines & facial wrinkles*
  • Vertical lines around the upper lips*
  • Sagging, aged skin*
  • Appearance of large pores*
  • Some stretch marks*
  • Acne scars*
  • Face surgery scars*
  • Skin damage from minor facial burns*

How does Microneedling work?

The concept of microneedling is based on your skin’s ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage or trauma such as abrasions, cuts, and other types of wounds. Normally, your skin destroys old damaged tissue immediately after an injury and replaces it with new healthy skin cells.*

Wound healing in general resembles the following process over time. With a microneedling treatment, however, the microneedling essentially creates very tiny ‘pinholes’ in your skin. This stimulates the cellular renewal and collagen rejuvenation process, without causing external surface damage or scars.* In fact, the treatment can help reduce acne scars and other facial skin imperfections.*

In addition to this, the punctures from microneedling treatments also act as micro-channels that help carry essential nutrients deeper into your skin layers for increased effectiveness.* The result is smoother, radiant and younger looking skin when you use top quality serums and other active-ingredient skin care products.*

Microneedling Procedure

Microneedling is performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of a sterile needle, by our qualified and highly trained providers.

It can easily be performed in the office and is typically completed within 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area and the extent of your pre-existing skin damage or aging that you want to improve.*

Before the procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied on your skin to help minimize any potential discomfort.

Our provider then places the microneedling device over the target area, moving the hand piece back and forth.

Is the Microneedling Procedure Safe?

The treatment is not only very effective but it is also considered safe with few side effects or complications if you follow the post-treatment care instructions carefully.*

You can, however, expect some redness, minimal swelling and mild discomfort during or after the procedure.* These are usually quite tolerable for most patients.*

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Every person’s skin is unique so the number of treatments you may need will vary depending on what condition(s) you want treated with microneedling.

*Disclaimer, results may vary from person to person.

Do you have any questions about Microneedling? If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our health professionals in our Los Alamitos or Agoura Hills office, please contact us for a consultation.

Before & After Photos

Microneedling Before & After - Diane

*Disclaimer, results may vary from person to person.