If your skin could use a minimal downtime pick-me-up, consider a series of microneedling treatments at our medspa in Marina del Rey 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. To enhance your results, we also offer powerful add-on treatments to take your microneedling results to the next level.

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Before & After Microneedling Case 1588 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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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
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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
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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” on the skin’s surface 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.

Dr. David Stoker

Dr. David Stoker

Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.

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What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

We use microneedling to help women and men rejuvenate exposed skin on the face, neck, décolletage, and the back 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).


Elevate Your Results: Add PRP & Exosomes to Your Treatment

Microneedling can be performed on its own, but it is most effective when PRP (autologous platelet-rich plasma) is applied post-treatment to speed up the healing process or injected subcutaneously to increase new cell growth. For optimal results, exosomes can be combined with PRP.

What Is PRP?

PRP is a concentrated form of your own blood plasma that contains a high level of platelets. It is rich in growth factors that stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production. When injected subcutaneously with microneedling, PRP can further boost cell growth for anti-aging benefits.

What Are Exosomes?

Exosomes are small vesicles released by cells that contain proteins and genetic material. Exosomes can enhance the regenerative effects of PRP, leading to more pronounced improvements in skin texture and appearance.

These advanced enhancements elevate your microneedling experience, unlocking your skin’s full potential.

What Are Microneedling Treatments Like?

Microneedling treatments are performed right in our office using topical numbing cream for enhanced comfort. The SkinPen device includes a disposable cartridge of needles that vibrate as it is run across the skin’s surface (feeling similar to the vibration of an electric 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 the 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 Will I 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.

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.

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