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Microneedling in Beverly Hills

There are several options for patients looking for non-invasive methods that restore the look of youthful vitality. One of the most effective is microneedling. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery offers microneedling for men and women looking for cosmetic skin enhancement.

While microneedling is the process of creating superficial wounds, it is a highly effective way to stimulate collagen for healthier, thicker, smoother, and more radiant skin.

Other facial surgeries and non-surgical laser treatments can cause side effects that last days or weeks. Microneedling, however, creates a youthful appearance with no downtime.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling treatments are a form of collagen induction therapy (CIT). These use ultra-fine needles at adjustable depths to create a series of microabrasions (micro-injuries) in surface skin. As the body recognizes these injuries, it stimulates a natural healing response, creating tighter, more flexible, and younger-looking skin tissues.

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

  • Better Skin Elasticity

    Because microneedling produces collagen and elastin, the treated area becomes stronger and more flexible. This helps prevent laxity and other skin damage that may occur. CIT is known to prevent many signs of aging.

  • Tighter Skin

    Microneedling causes the skin to produce new collagen, a structural protein that helps hold the skin together. This means that the new skin tissues will be far less likely to wrinkle or sag.

  • Fewer Wrinkles

    Several factors can cause wrinkles, but the most significant one is the loss of collagen and elastin. These proteins are produced in higher concentrations after microneedling procedures, smoothing out wrinkles in the treated area.

Microneedling Vs. Facelift Surgery


Microneedling has been used to effectively treat:

  • Acne scars
  • Skin laxity
  • Tone and texture irregularities
  • Skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation)
  • Cellulite

Microneedling is also known to help with facial concerns, such as:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Stretch marks

Non-surgical treatments result in no scarring, do not require anesthesia, and require no recovery time.

Traditional Facelift

Facelift surgery can treat:

  • Wrinkles and sagging skin on the lower face and neck
  • Loose skin and facial muscles
  • Skin discoloration
  • Unwanted fat deposits

As a surgical procedure, a facelift will result in scars within the hairline. A facelift also includes a recovery period of at least two weeks.

Facelift surgery requires anesthesia to be performed safely.

Am I a good candidate for microneedling treatments in Beverly Hills?

If you are looking for a quick and effective way to look younger without breaking the bank, microneedling may be ideal. Ideal candidates will be in good health and have no fear of needles (though the needles on the device are too fine to see). Patients should not have any infections that can spread via blood, skin contact, or other bodily fluids.

How Does Microneedling Work?

How Is a Microneedling Treatment Done?

Your microneedling technician will use a moisturizing cream in the targeted area. This ensures the area is clean and prevents the skin from drying out during and after the procedure.

The microneedling device (oscillating pen or handle) drives the needles into the tissues at adjustable depths. These ultra-fine needles puncture the skin without leaving any unwanted marks or scarring.

This device is guided over the targeted area several times to ensure complete coverage.

Patients may feel a slight prickling or burning sensation, but this is temporary and usually minor.

Can Microneedling be Combined With Other Treatments?

Microneedling is a non-surgical aesthetic treatment. It can be used in combination with other non-invasive options.

Some additional offerings at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery include:

If these non-surgical treatments fail to give you the results you seek, you may wish to consider surgical procedures such as:

What Does My Microneedling Recovery Look Like?

  • Immediately After

    Patients may immediately return to daily activities.

    You should expect slight redness or minor swelling for a few hours after treatment. For best results, patients should keep their treated skin out of direct sunlight for up to 2 days

  • 3 to 7 Days

    Any slight tingling, swelling, redness, or tenderness should fade by this point. You should expect the beginning of a youthful glow.

  • 10 to 14 Days

    Results may begin to appear within 2 weeks. Final results may take 4 to 6 weeks to fully develop as collagen development occurs.

Why Choose Dr. Chiu?

Dr. Chiu is an exceptional surgeon with experience in many skin rejuvenation procedures. He customizes his approach entirely based on his patient’s needs. Dr. Chiu is regarded among colleagues, patients, peers, and international media as one of the best plastic surgeons in the world. He can provide you with the cosmetic results you are looking for using non-surgical or surgical procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling

How much does microneedling cost in Beverly Hills?

The cost of microneedling treatments will vary depending on the type of device used, the size of the targeted area, and the number of sessions requested.

Is microneedling safe?

Microneedling is safe. While all procedures come with some chance of complications, microneedling rarely has any adverse side effects. In rare cases, complications may occur, such as:

  • Acne outbreaks
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Skin discoloration
  • Infection
  • Minor nerve damage
  • Unfavorable scarring

How long do microneedling results last?

The results of microneedling can have significant effects over quite a long time. Most patients who desire long-term effects choose to get periodic treatments to maintain their results.

With periodic sessions every four to six months, microneedling results can last for many years.

Results may last four to six weeks or patients who only want a single treatment.

Patients should help maintain their results with a diligent at-home skincare routine.

Does microneedling treat all skin types?

Yes. Unlike many other non-surgical skin solutions, microneedling works well on all skin types and tones. This is a major advantage of microneedling compared to treatments such as lasers or chemical peels.

How should I prepare for microneedling?

Preparation for microneedling is simple. Patients should avoid shaving or applying any form of topical creams to the area for a day before treatment. Patients should also refrain from laser or IPL and tanning beds for at least a week before their appointment.

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