Microneedling (all kinds)

Beverly Hills, CA

Microneedling is a popular, minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to improve the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, and skin tone. FDA-approved Microneedling devices superficially puncture the skin by repeatedly rolling.

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Enhance Your Look with Microneedling in Beverly Hills

Microneedling, otherwise known as collagen-induction therapy, is a popular, minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to improve the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles and skin tone. FDA-approved Microneedling devices superficially puncture the skin by repeatedly rolling.

Although it may seem painful, Microneedling is an inexpensive technique that is safe, effective and has minor side effects. Microneedling treatments are simple, quick, and effective, with little downtime and high patient satisfaction.

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a modern, cosmetic collagen-inducing treatment that targets acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. Microneedling devices use fine needles to puncture the skin by repeatedly rolling along the skin. Providers may use a derma roller or Microneedling machine. This procedure triggers skin repair and induces collagen growth. Microneedling is a simple, office-based procedure lasting 10-20 minutes. Treatments are typically performed in multiple sessions to achieve the desired effect. Microneedling is well-tolerated by patients with minimal downtime and few side effects.

Multiple forms of Microneedling are now available thanks to advancements in medical technology to rejuvenate and enhance skin quality. Undergoing a Microneedling procedure at an aesthetic facility offers enhanced rejuvenation benefits compared to at-home Microneedling devices. Common forms of Microneedling treatments may include:

  • Mechanical Microneedling: Mechanical Microneedling includes a motorized pen with slender needles that creates thousands of microchannels in the skin to enhance collagen production. These motorized pens help to combat signs of aging, photodamage, enlarged pores, and scars to allow new healthy tissue to form.
  • RF Microneedling : With Microneedling RF, a handheld device creates fewer punctures to the skin at a more substantial depth than mechanical Microneedling pens. These devices emit radiofrequency waves beneath the skin's surface to trigger faster cellular turnover and enhanced skin rejuvenation.
  • Microneedling with PRP : With Microneedling with PRP, either cosmetic device may be combined with PRP to produce optimal effects. This treatment involves applying one's own platelets (a component of the blood) to the treatment area to expedite the healing process and improve skin texture.

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Microneedling at Nazarian Plastic Surgery

At Nazarian Plastic Surgery, we offer various types of Microneedling. Please consult with one of our expert practitioners for a customized treatment plan and a discussion about which form best suits your cosmetic concerns.

  • Exceed Microneedling: Exceed Microneedling is the latest, FDA-approved Microneedling device to treat facial wrinkles and acne scars.
  • DermaPen Microneedling: DermaPen is a Microneedling device that works by using rapid needle movements to create wounds in the skin and generate the body’s healing response.
  • Vivace: Vivace is a non-surgical procedure that combines Microneedling and radiofrequency to improve skin texture and tone.
  • Morpheus8: Morpheus8 combines Microneedling and radiofrequency energy to produce new collagen and elastin and rejuvenate aging skin.

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Microneedling Benefits

Microneedling is a popular procedure that results in a smoother, more youthful skin appearance. This procedure is effective, has minimal side effects, and has high patient satisfaction.

What Results to Expect:

  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Reduced Scarring
  • Acne Reduction
  • Wrinkle and Fine Line Reduction
  • Smoother Skin 
  • Quick Treatment: 10-20 Minutes
  • Minimal Discomfort
  • Reduction of Stretch Marks

How Long Will Results Last?

Duration of results often depends on your age, skin condition, and form of Microneedling device used. The number of sessions varies, and new collagen continues to grow for months after treatment. Mechanical Microneedling offers results lasting 3-5 months, while Microneedling RF results may last 1-2 years.

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Microneedling Cost & Pricing Structure

The price for Microneedling depends on the number of treatments, treatment area(s), Microneedling device, your provider’s level of experience, and office location.

  • US National Average: $650-$3,000
  • Our Price: Costs can vary depending on the provider. Please Contact us for an estimate.
  • Additional Costs: Additional costs may include: topical anesthesia fees.
  • Insurance: Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures. We offer a variety of payment options for your convenience.

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How the Procedure Works

You will receive specific instructions in preparation for any Microneedling treatment. Your provider will determine the best treatment plan for your unique case. The procedure is done as an outpatient, lasts 10-20 minutes, and requires minimal downtime. We will provide you with further instructions for aftercare.

Before & Preparation

  • Avoid make-up before your procedure.
  • Your provider will apply a topical anesthetic cream to the treatment area.
  • Once the treatment area is numb, we will cleanse and dry your skin.
  • Your provider will use a moisturizer to ensure smooth device movements over the treatment area.

During the Procedure

  • Our experienced practitioners will use an automated Microneedling device containing sterile, single-use needles to glide across your skin gently.
  • The needles move back and forth as it moves across your skin.
  • Your provider may use various depths and number of passes depending on the type and location of the skin.
  • Bleeding and redness are expected as this induces skin repair and triggers collagen growth.
  • Your provider will apply a serum and cooling mask to soothe the skin.

Aftercare & Recovery

  • After your treatment, your skin will be red and inflamed for 1- 2 days, depending on the skin type.
  • You may also notice redness, swelling, crusting, and sensitivity for up to 3 days while the skin heals.
  • You will be able to wash your face within 8 hours following your procedure.
  • Use non-occlusive skin moisturizers.
  • Avoid touching and keep your skin clean.
  • Avoid excess sweating and direct sunlight.
  • Avoid retinoid creams.
  • Use gentle cleansers recommended by your provider.
  • Use cold compresses as needed.

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Treatment Areas

There are various forms of Microneedling to treat a vast range of areas, including:

  • Full Face
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen

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Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Nearly anyone looking to improve skin quality makes an ideal candidate for Microneedling procedures. Patients looking to reduce signs of aging, scarring, uneven skin tone, pore size, or stretch marks may benefit from treatment.

  • Typical Age: 18 years or older
  • Health Restrictions: Clotting or bleeding disorders, Immune deficient or immune suppressed, uncontrolled diabetes, patients on blood thinners, active skin infections, Current herpes infections, currently taking acne medications with isotretinoin within the past 6 months, pregnancy or breastfeeding, known malignancies, lupus, vitiligo.

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Side Effects & Risks

Although the risks of Microneedling are minimal, potential side effects include: 

  • Dryness
  • Rough Skin
  • Tightness
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Peeling
  • Discomfort
  • Burning
  • Bruising 
  • Crusting
  • Pigmentation Changes (Rare)
  • Infection (Rare)
  • Reactivation of Herpes Cold Sores (Rare)

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Similar & Related Procedures

  • Diamond Glow Facial : The Diamond Glow Facial is an advanced skin-resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function, and appearance. A specialized wand is used to simultaneously exfoliate dead skin cells and impurities while delivering targeted serums deep into the skin. This non-invasive procedure is effective at treating a variety of skin concerns, including dryness, aging, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars, leaving the skin immediately brighter, fresher, and more radiant with no downtime.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing: Laser Skin Resurfacing is a procedure that uses short pulses of light to remove skin layers and reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities.
  • Chemical Peels: Chemical peels apply a chemical solution to remove the top layers of your skin to treat hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and scars.
  • Botox: Botox injects botulinum directly beneath the skin to tone and rejuvenate the skin.

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Microneedling Reviews

“Dr. Nazarian and Alexa are amazing! I went in for the DermaPen Microneedling and after only one time I can already see a huge difference! My skin is so clear I did not even wear foundation to work! Multiple people told me I was glowing! First they numb your face so you hardly feel anything, it really just feels like a vibration. It's really a magical pen! I can't wait to go back for round 2!”

Beets S.

Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA


“I'm so happy with the services that Dr. Sheila has provided for me. I've suffered severe acne and left with a lot of texture and acne scars. So happy that I tried the Vivace treatment with her. Can't wait to go back to finish my treatments!”

Hannah L.

Los Angeles, CA

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Dr Sheila Nazarian Plastic Surgeon

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sheila Nazarian, is proud to offer her Beverly Hills patients, as well as those who come in to see her from out-of-town, the latest and greatest when it comes to new technologies. Vivace and Morpheus8 take microneedling to the next level by combining it with radiofrequency (RF) energy. Not only do these cutting-edge procedures address pore size, scarring, and skin texture, but also skin tone and tightness.

You should schedule an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss your needs. During your microneedling consultation, Dr. Nazarian or a member of her highly trained staff will listen closely to what bothers you about your skin, face, or body. She will question you about any prior procedures or surgeries and discuss your current skincare regimen. She will then perform a thorough physical examination to assess your skin tone, texture, and laxity if any. Together, you will come up with the treatment plan that best serves your individual anatomy and needs.

The Amazon rollers may not be well made. It is really easy for the needles to become dull or bent or harbor bacteria, which can be dangerous. If you would like an at-home roller to use, we recommend the Gold Roller on Gold is antimicrobial and the roller should be cleaned between uses. The cleaning fluid is also available online. The Gold Roller needles are not as long as the ones that I use in a medical microneedling procedure like Vivace or Morpheus8. The longer needles produce much more dramatic results.

Both the Vivace and Morpheus8 procedure are really well tolerated by our patients. We always apply a high-grade numbing cream to the skin in the treatment area that we have compounded specifically for our office. Having said that, the non-insulated needles definitely “smart” more than the insulated ones. So, if you have acne scars, the procedure is going to hurt a little more. But it works when so many other things don’t. Most of my acne scar patients agree that the pay-off is well worth any small amount of potential pain.

I know. But keep in mind that the needles themselves are really thin. So, while you can expect to be red after an intense session, it really only looks as if you’ve been to the gym. And even this fades in a couple of days. One of the things that I love most about microneedling is the fact that I can have a treatment and then just carry on with my life. There are no restrictions on exercise or need to apply special creams. It’s pretty miraculous.

Microneedling, otherwise known as collagen-induction therapy, is a popular, minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to improve the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, and skin tone.

Results typically depend on your age and skin condition. The number of sessions varies, and new collagen continues to grow for up to 3-6 months after treatment.

Although the risks of Microneedling are minimal, potential side effects include:

  • Dryness
  • Rough skin
  • Tightness
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Peeling
  • Discomfort
  • Burning
  • Bruising 
  • Crusting
  • Pigmentation changes (rare)
  • Infection (rare)
  • Reactivation of herpes cold sores (rare)

Microneedling is well-tolerated by patients with minimal downtime and few side effects. This procedure has an 86% worth it rating on the platform

Both procedures have significantly high patient satisfaction and provide smoother, more youthful skin. However, Microneedling creates firmer, healthier appearing skin.

The price for Microneedling ranges from $25-$3000 and depends on the number of treatments, your provider’s level of experience, and office location.

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