SkinPen/Microneedling in San Diego, CA
Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center offers microneedling for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, and Carmel Valley, as well as surrounding areas of California. Stimulating collagen with microneedling offers many benefits to young and aged skin.
What Is SkinPen/Microneedling?
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a technique that we use to thicken the skin, reduce wrinkles, and help with acne and other flaws. The treatment produces micro-channels in the skin that trigger collagen production. The collagen strengthens the skin.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost in San Diego, CA?
The average cost of microneedling at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center starts at $450 per treatment. As part of your free consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Multiple financing options are available for your convenience, and you can apply before your consultation.
What Is SkinPen®?
SkinPen® is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and facial acne scars for people aged 22 and above in all skin types. Can any other microneedling device make a similar claim?
In a word, no.
Here’s another claim no one else can make: The SkinPen® device is the first ever cleared by the FDA. In a recent study, SkinPen® was ranked highest in quality for its disposable, contamination-free, smooth needle cartridge which works to prevent cross-contamination.
How Is SkinPen/Microneedling Performed?
Here at Belladerma, we apply numbing cream for about 30 minutes prior to your treatment to ensure that you have a virtually painless treatment. We also give you the option to use PRP. What is PRP? Also known as platelet-rich plasma, PRP is your body’s own growth factor and healing mechanism which not only speeds up the recovery process, but also increases collagen synthesis when driven into the skin.
The procedures take about 30 minutes, depending on the area treated and the desired results. SkinPen® features a sterile, single-use needle cartridge. Due to their non-invasive nature, microneedling sessions usually require little to no downtime for patients. For best results, it is recommended that patients do a minimum of three treatments spaced one month apart.
What Results Can I Expect from SkinPen/Microneedling?
Collagen production can take six weeks or longer. During that time, you will see a gradual improvement in your skin.
How Long Do Results from SkinPen/Microneedling Last?
Your body naturally breaks down collagen over time, so the new collagen will not last forever. On average, microneedling results last one year or longer.
Am I a Good Candidate for SkinPen/Microneedling?
Microneedling is safe for most skin types, as well as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have concerns about acne scarring, enlarged pores, or signs of aging on the face you would like to address with a minimally invasive treatment, microneedling may be right for you.
Dr. Farid Brad Mozaffari is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who offers microneedling for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.