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Micro needling treatment rejuvenates complexions in La Mesa, CA

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by Dr. Christopher Crosby

Collagen is the fiber that holds our tissues together, and it is the most plentiful protein in the human body. However, collagen in skin breaks down and depletes from aging and sun exposure. Micro needling treatment stimulates fresh production of collagen, for skin that looks young and healthy. La Mesa, CA dermatologist, Dr. Christopher Crosby explains the advantages of this procedure.

About micro needling

This is a minimally-invasive treatment. First, skin is cleansed. If your skin is very sensitivity, topical anesthetic may be applied. Then the clinician moves a handpiece over the treatment area. It has dozens of hair-fine needles set to a precisely-calculated penetration depth. They create micro-wounds that trigger natural processes. Blood flow increases as the immune system disinfects, and collagen and elastin are produced, contracting and remodeling skin.


After the first pass with the micro needling device, a luxurious serum is applied, the formulation tailored to your skin’s needs. Another pass of the device amplifies the effectiveness of the serum.

Micro needling benefits 

Micro needling is truly an amazing advance in skin rejuvenation. It delivers the benefits of more invasive procedures, without their risks of scarring and side effects, and without downtime. Treatment is well tolerated by most patients, with only mild and temporary redness. Usually four to six 30-minute sessions are recommended for optimal results.


Other benefits include:

  • Minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • Slows formation of new wrinkles.
  • Noticeable improvement in acne scarring.
  • Penetration can be customized to treat even old, deep scars.
  • Reverses sun damage – lax, dry skin, and discoloration.
  • Safe for treatment of melasma and other hyperpigmentation disorders.
  • Brings a radiant, healthy glow to skin.
  • Dramatically improves absorption of topical skin care products and medications.
  • Improves the appearance of pore size.
  • Because change comes from within, results look natural.


Micro needling rejuvenation is not limited to the face. It can be performed on any area where skin repair is needed, including acne scars on chest and back, sun damage on legs or backs of hands, and stretch marks on abdomen or buttocks.


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