SkinPen Microneedling in Newport Beach | Dr. Tim Sayed

SkinPen™ Microneedling

SkinPen™ Microneedling in La Jolla & Newport Beach, CA

Women and men looking to improve their skin often find that big things can be achieved without excessive downtime and recovery time. For example, SkinPen™ microneedling can enhance your facial complexion, reduce the appearance of acne scars, and soften wrinkles on the neck—all without surgical means. In addition, the minimally invasive treatment will leave you with healthy, radiant skin that will emerge from within.

An FDA-cleared microneedling device, SkinPen technology gives your skin the reset it needs. It is made in America and is rigorously tested for efficacy and safety. The in-office treatment requires little downtime and delivers noticeable improvements in as few as three treatments.

For decades, microneedling has been used in various forms, from hand rollers to block stamps to the new automated pens that make the method convenient, consistent, and comfortable.

Recently, dermatologists and plastic surgeons have embraced the concept. Now we’re discovering the simple action of micro-wounding the skin without heat or other high technologies works remarkably well.

If you have any questions about SkinPen microneedling in San Diego, La Jolla, and Newport Beach, California, or wish to schedule a consultation, please call our office at 1-858-24 SAYED (858-247-2933).


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How SkinPen Microneedling Works

SkinPen is a clinically proven microneedling device that improves neckline wrinkles, acne scars, and more for patients twenty-two and older. With three sessions spaced thirty days apart, it can help improve skin health and appearance so you can step out into the world with confidence.

The advanced microneedling tool creates thousands of micro-wounds that act as channels to stimulate the body’s natural healing process while keeping cellular damage to a minimum. This rejuvenation process repairs skin from the inside out. The key benefit is an effective remodeling of scar tissue while keeping skin tissue structure intact.

The Wound Repair Process

  • Inflammation—Penetrating the skin will trigger the body’s immune system to cleanse the wound, eliminate debris, increase blood flow, and create new tissue.
  • Proliferation—the micro-wounds are rebuilt with new granulation cells while a new blood vessel network is developed.
  • Remodeling—The wound is replaced with new blood vessels and dermal tissues.

But the most impressive aspect of how SkinPen works is that ninety percent of all patients in a clinical study would recommend the treatment to friends and family.

Collagen Induction Therapy

CIT or collagen induction therapy helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and the overall skin tone and texture. The innovative treatment is designed to regenerate collagen and elastin to create a smoother, more youthful skin appearance.

During CIT, the SkinPen microneedling tool will press gently against the treatment areas. Patients compare the process to sandpaper softly rubbing against the skin. The entire procedure typically takes fifteen to thirty minutes, making it a quick and convenient therapy. Although your skin will appear red for a few days, you should experience a healthy skin glow and benefits that continue developing for several weeks.

Product Absorption Booster

The micro-channels produced by SkinPen allow serums, creams, and topical gels to absorb effectively deep into the skin. Medical-grade skincare products can be selected to achieve optimal results.

These may include:

  • Brightening serums
  • Stem cells and Dr. Sayed’s ELEVAI skin care products to multiply new cells and facilitate regeneration
  • Hyaluronic acid products
  • Vitamin C for an antioxidant boost

SkinPen™ Benefits

  • Little Downtime: Perfect for patients with a busy schedule.
  • Natural Recovery: The SkinPen advanced process is versatile and capable year-round.
  • Safe for All: Proven effective for all skin types. Fitzpatrick one through six.
  • Comfortable: A topical anesthetic cream may be used to minimize discomfort

Will SkinPen Work for Me?

SkinPen has been clinically proven to be effective on men and women with light to very dark skin. Its mechanical process is less abrasive than rough peels. In addition, adequately spaced treatments overseen by a physician can be administered year-round.

If we feel that your skin will benefit from other procedures, we will let you know. Our other treatments include:

Contact Us Today!

If you’re in the Newport Beach, La Jolla, or San Diego areas and have any questions about SkinPen microneedling, please schedule a consultation by contacting our office.   

San Diego SkinPen Microneedling FAQs

Limit any exfoliation or skincare products that are on the harsh side. Refrain from moisturizers with retinoids and alpha hydroxy for five to seven days before your SkinPen session.

The skin will turn pink to red after the procedure, much like a mild or moderate sunburn. The most common side effects after the treatment include:

  • Rough skin
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Tightness
  • Peeling
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Tenderness

These conditions will resolve over a few days without further complications.

Due to the micro-channel wounds created, you won’t return to your regular skincare routine immediately. After each session, your skin will look like a mild to moderate sunburn and feel warm and tight. These sensations will pass in a day or two. Hyaluronic acid is a perfect ingredient for hydration and to calm your skin.

After your treatment, you should:

  • only use warm water and a gentle cleanser for three days
  • avoid scrubbing or exfoliating for one week
  • not apply makeup for twenty-four hours
  • protect your skin against sun exposure for one to two week
  • not enter hot tubs or swimming pools for three days
  • follow all aftercare instructions provided by our team

The cost of your SkinPen treatment will vary depending on the size of the treatment area, the amount of time/sessions it takes to achieve your desired results, the skill and reviews of the provider, and more. Our team is happy to provide you with a cost breakdown after you’ve met with one of our experts for a consultation.