If your skin could use a minimal downtime pick me up, consider a series of microneedling treatments at our Marina del Rey practice serving Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Our highly experienced team can renew your skin’s youthful radiance using the advanced SkinPen® device for safety and effectiveness.

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Before & After Microneedling Case 1588 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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Case #1588

This 23-year-old female suffered from severe acne in her teen years. While her acne had improved, the scars became more prominent. We performed 3 microneedling treatments in conjunction with platelet-rich-plasma to achieve this result. By using platelet-rich-plasma, we are able to significantly reduce downtime and encourage the healing c... Read More
Before & After Microneedling Case 1587 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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Case #1587

This 25-year-old female struggled with her acne scars. We performed 3 microneedling treatments in conjunction with platelet-rich-plasma to reach this end result. The use of platelet-rich-plasma helps to significantly reduce downtime and encourage the healing cascade.  Read More
Before & After Microneedling Case 1586 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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Case #1586

This 40-year-old female patient suffered from melasma and had tried many different treatments to improve her skin. We performed 3 microneedling treatments in conjunction with platelet-rich-plasma, along with an at-home skin care regimen to lighten and improve her pigmentation. By combining the platelet-rich-plasma with the microneedling, the... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How does microneedling work?

The SkinPen device has a disposable cartridge of very short, fine needles that create tiny “micro injuries” in the surface of the skin to initiate its natural repair and regeneration processes. Also called collagen induction therapy, microneedling increases blood flow, generation of new dermal tissues, and production of collagen and elastin. The depth of treatment can be adjusted to the thickness of the skin and desired depth of treatment.

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What are the benefits of microneedling?

We use microneedling to help women and men rejuvenate exposed skin such as on the face, neck, décolletage, and backs of the hands. Benefits, include:

  • Smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Firming and smoothing thinning, crepey skin.
  • Reducing the appearance of pores by firming the surrounding skin.
  • Clearing away brown spots and melasma by breaking up melanin in the skin so that it is absorbed by the body’s natural cleansing processes.
  • Softening the appearance of superficial scars such as acne scars by breaking down scar tissue and causing new tissue to grow (remodeling).
  • Improving the absorption of skincare products through tiny channels in the skin.

The SkinPen allows for a wide range of needle penetration (0.25 to 2.5 mm) giving it the versatility to a variety of skin conditions and areas of the body. Many dermarollers have just 1 to 2 depths (0.25 to 0.5 mm).


What are microneedling treatments like?

Microneedling treatments are performed right in our office using topical numbing cream for enhanced comfort. The SkinPen device a disposable cartridge of needles that vibrate as it is run across the skin’s surface (feeling similar to the vibration of an electrical toothbrush). Treatments typically take an hour to perform.

What can I expect after a microneedling treatment?

After a microneedling treatment, expect your skin to look severely sunburned and feel tight and dry. We will give you a topical serum to apply to your skin as needed. It’s important to keep it clean and dry and postpone workouts for the first 24 hours to give the micro-channels time to close at the surface of the skin.

When will I see results from microneedling?

Patients often notice immediate improvement in the texture and brightness of their skin; however, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for lasting changes like new collagen to develop.

How many microneedling treatments do you need?

For optimal results, we recommend 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. After that, you can have a maintenance treatment every 3 to 6 months.

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How do I get started?

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker and his experienced team specialize in non-surgical and surgical rejuvenation of the skin. They will guide you through your options to create an individualized plan for your skin. To learn more about your options, request a consultation using our online form or call us at  (310) 300-1779 to schedule an appointment.

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Our expertise extends beyond plastic surgery. We offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments administered by our talented, experienced team of aesthetic providers under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker.

If you have a treatment in mind, review our complete offering of non-surgical services. If you need a little help deciding, narrow down your options with our interactive treatment planner.