When at-home skin care treatments aren't effective enough, but you aren't ready for surgery, nonsurgical procedures for skin rejuvenation, like microneedling, are a safe and effective option. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen is pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) to patients at his office in Beverly Hills, CA. Microneedling is performed with a device featuring multiple fine-gauge needles, like the Eclipse MicroPen, to safely create micro-injuries on the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the body's natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that enhance the overall health and beauty of your skin. Microneedling can help reduce stretch marks, scars, and pores, and it can be easily combined with other services or products (like PRP therapy or protein-enriched serums). Schedule a consultation with J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about the benefits of this thrilling skin service.
"Microneedling, Immediate Great Results! - Beverly Hills, CA - I'm so pleased with the microneedling facial I had at Dr. Katzen's office. Lorn-Nicole, their esthetician, was thorough in her description of the procedure, explaining how she would first apply the stem cell formula to my face and neck then apply the microneedling "Derma Pen" to help my skin help better absorb the formula and achieve maximum results. She explained there would be some slight discomfort (it was brief and wasn't anything terrible) and that I could expect to see my skin's appearance improve shortly. I was surprised how my face and neck responded so quickly! I had come in with really dry skin from a lot of recent plane travel, but when I left Dr. Katzen's office my skin immediately felt firmer and more supple. In fact, when I flew to New York the next day, a friend commented (unprompted) on how great my skin looked. Over the next days, I noticed the lines around my mouth had diminished and the skin on my neck was much firmer. The care I got at Dr. Katzen's office and with Lorn-Nicole was excellent, and I'm really grateful for this wonderful procedure. I'm looking forward to my next session!"- K.W. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2017
Microneedling Ideal Candidates
You may benefit from microneedling if you have mild to moderate skin issues, such as decreased firmness or uneven texture. Microneedling treatments can also improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and pores. You must be willing to be patient before experiencing the full benefits of your microneedling treatment. This is because the collagen and elastin will need a month or longer to have an effect on the skin, but you will see natural-looking results and gain healthier, stronger skin.
Microneedling Procedure Technique
Collagen induction therapy with microneedling is done in one of our office procedure rooms in about 30 – 60 minutes with numbing cream or local anesthesia if desired, but patients typically experience little or no discomfort. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the Eclipse MicroPen handpiece is passed evenly over. After your treatment is done, a topical treatment, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum, can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer will be massaged in along with sun protection since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
What to Expect with Microneedling
Following the procedure, you might develop light swelling and redness for about a day, but this should resolve on its own. It may take about 1 – 2 months as your body's production of collagen and elastin increases before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your treated skin. You should plan to get about 4 – 6 maintenance treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for the best results and long-term skin health.
Natural Health and Radiance
Improve the health and appearance of your skin with microneedling therapy sessions at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, CA. A minimally invasive treatment that can produce significant results, microneedling prompts your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen to hear more about this procedure and complementary skin revitalizing options.