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Through the natural process of aging, our skin loses elasticity and begins to sag. As we grow older, our skin experiences a reduction in collagen. These changes result in skin that appears dull, loose, and lifeless. To combat these changes, we frequently recommend collagen induction therapy through microneedling with the Dermapen.
The Dermapen can reduce signs of aging and restore your skin’s fresh, youthful appearance. Dr. Daniel Behroozan, a highly skilled and experienced dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon based in Los Angeles, is pleased to offer this innovative, minimally invasive treatment.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling therapy is a straightforward procedure that uses shallow needles to make tiny punctures on the outer layer of the skin. The hand-held microneedling pen creates minute, controlled skin wounds that stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin. As the new collagen is produced, it refreshes the appearance of the skin by smoothing out fine lines and improving the texture and firmness of your skin. Furthermore, it helps reduce wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, rejuvenating your skin’s overall appearance. Each microneedling session takes approximately 30 minutes and can be performed at our Santa Monica and Beverly Hills offices.
Benefits of Microneedling
One of the many benefits of the Dermapen, and microneedling in general, is that it works to regenerate skin of all colors and types. Another major benefit is that microneedling it not limited for use on the face, but can treat other parts of the body, including arms, legs, neck, back, hands and abdomens. Furthermore, microneedling can be used to improve the following skin issues:
- Fine lines
- Loose skin
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
- Acne scarring
- Skin tone
- Sun spots
After Microneedling Treatment
After a microneedling procedure your skin may slightly red, like a mild sunburn. It may also feel dry. This redness and dryness usually dissipates within a few days of the treatment. While results are typically very successful, it is important to remember that this is not a quick fix procedure, as new collagen growth happens gradually over weeks and months. As the collagen re-grows, your skin continues to improve over a longer period of time.
How many treatments are needed for best results?
The number of treatments entirely depends on the results the patient is looking for and on the area of the body that is being treated. Typically, for the reduction of wrinkles or stretch marks, 4 to 8 sessions are recommended in order to attain maximum results. It is important to note that the severity of the skin issue being treated must also be taken into consideration when planning the number of treatment sessions that will be needed. Treatments are generally separated 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow the skin to rest between procedures.
Why Choose Dermatology Institute of Southern California?
While aging is a natural process, it doesn’t mean we have to look like we are getting older. Dr. Daniel Behroozan and his LA medical team are proud to offer patients the opportunity to look younger, healthier and feel better with Dermapen’s microneedling treatments. As a safe and chemical free way to trigger the production of new collagen in the skin, microneedling can rejuvenate your skin, leaving you looking refreshed and more youthful. Book an appointment at our Santa Monica or Beverly Hills office today.