PerrinMD -  - Integrative Functional Medicine Physician

Khanh Perrin, MD

Integrative Functional Medicine Physician located in Beverly Hills, CA

Microneedling Specialist

Microneedling is rapidly becoming one of the most requested skin rejuvenation procedures. It’s safe for all skin types and effectively diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, melasma, and photodamage. Dr. Khanh Perrin offers microneedling with or without the addition of platelet-rich plasma. If you have any questions about this minimally-invasive aesthetic procedure, please call her office, PerrinMD in Beverly Hills, California, or schedule a consultation online.

Microneedling Q & A

by Khanh Perrin, MD

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy because it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. The synthesis of both substances naturally slows down as you get older, which contributes to aging skin that’s loose, has poor texture, and develops wrinkles.  

Your skin constantly renews itself. New cells are continuously produced in deeper layers of skin. As they grow, they migrate toward the surface, eventually replacing old cells at the surface that flake off.

When you have a normal amount of collagen and elastin, new skin stays strong and elastic. When production slows down, your new skin doesn’t have the same youthfulness it once had.

What aesthetic problems are treated with microneedling?

Microneedling can be performed on your face, neck, arms, hands, décolleté, legs, and abdomen -- virtually anywhere your skin is weak or has signs of aging. The procedure is often used to diminish the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Sun spots, brown spots, and discolorations
  • Large pores

How does microneedling work?

Microneedles are exactly that -- they’re very fine, short needles that are controlled by an advanced medical device. The microneedles rapidly make small channels in your skin, which in turn triggers a healing response. Collagen and elastin are naturally produced as healing proceeds.

Can microneedling be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Yes, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be applied to your skin before and/or after microneedling, which allows the PRP to rapidly absorb deep into your skin. PRP is packed with growth factors that facilitate healing and promote new skin growth.

What can you expect during and after microneedling?

A topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area for about 30 minutes before the procedure. The microneedling treatment takes another 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.

You can expect the treated area to be red for a while; possibly up to five days. However, you can wear mineral makeup the next day to hide the color. Some people experience some mild skin flaking or slight burning or tightness.

When will you see results?

It takes time for new collagen to grow and replace the top layer of old skin. You should see your renewed skin begin to appear within a couple of weeks. If you’d like to discuss rejuvenating your skin with microneedling, set up a consultation with Dr. Perrin by calling the office or clicking to book online.

*Individual results may vary.

8530 Wilshire Blvd, 250
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-550-6728
Fax: (310) 248-3544
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