MicroneedlingIn San Diego

At Malone Facial Plastic Surgery in La Jolla microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that provides solutions for issues such as acne scarring, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes the body’s own healing response to create new collagen and elastin in our skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Patient after microneedling in San Diego

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Here are some of the benefits of microneedling in La Jolla:

  • Reduces wrinkles: With its ability to stimulate the growth of collagen, microneedling can help prevent new fine lines and wrinkles from forming, essentially stopping the aging process. With collagen induction therapy, you have a powerful ally who triggers new skin cells in the fight against crow’s feet, fine lines and deep wrinkles. It’s amazing how your own body can use its own natural healing powers to reduce wrinkles.
  • Remodeling: For our patients in La Jolla and San Diego microneedling has a lot to offer in the battle against aging skin, including remodeling your scars, tightening loose skin and rejuvenating your skin.
  • Renovate your body: Microneedling is not restricted to just the face. It can be done on many other parts of your body that could use a little repair, especially involving acne scars and stretch marks, such as the back, buttocks, chest and legs.
  • Repairs scars: Microneedling has successfully proven to be effective in improving the visibility of acne scars.
  • Reverses sun damage and pigmentation: Collagen enhances the look of skin so combining the growth of collagen with microneedling can be a one-two punch in reversing sun damage and discoloration. It can lead to a clearer skin and a new skin glow.

Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling is a very powerful tool to improve skin in patients of all ages. It is used by Dr. Malone’s patients to prevent signs of aging as well as to reverse damage or irregularities that already exist in the skin. If you're considering microneedling, Dr. Malone recommends a series of treatments to have the most powerful effect. During your consultation for microneedling San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Malone, will evaluate your skin as well as make recommendations on how to best improve your skin and reach your desired outcome.

What Are the Risks of Microneedling?

Microneedling is considered safe and effective. Some of the risks can include bruising, discomfort, dryness, slight redness, skin irritation and swelling. There is also the possibility of side effects such as infection and skin pigment changes.

What is the Recovery Like?

The inflammatory effect of the skin is short and fades within hours of your San Diego microneedling treatment. It should change from redness to pinkish within 48 hours. You may feel sensitivity for a few days after your first treatment. You may start to peel three to five days after your microneedling treatment in San Diego. It is best not to scratch at the treated skin and use moisturizers. Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours and sun exposure for three to ten days because of open pores.

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In your consultation, you will get a chance to talk to Dr. Malone and discuss what you are looking for in a microneedling treatment and what concerns you may have about it. Make sure to discuss your expectations with Dr. Malone to maximize the benefits of a collagen treatment.

  • Adds radiant appearance
  • Boosts collagen
  • Decreases wrinkles
  • Improves scars
  • Prevents signs of aging
  • Reduces stretch marks

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Microneedling is very unique because we can actually utilize this treatment to build new strong healthy organized collagen and elastin fibers, thereby dramatically improving the tone texture and surface of your skin. We use our specially engineered automated device with very small needles to create microscopic channels in the skin layers. The skin responds to this treatment over the course of the next several weeks by producing new collagen and elastin to deposit in these microchannels. The results of this biological process will make your skin look and feel healthier and have a more youthful appearance.

Microneedling is performed in the office with topical numbing cream and each treatment session is performed in less than 20 minutes.

Microneedling is used to treat:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Scars (acne or other traumatic scars)
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch Marks
  • Rough skin texture

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