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The Miracle of Microneedling

Improving your skin’s appearance, texture, or quality doesn’t always have to include procedures that involve excessive downtime or a lengthy recovery period. In the past, surgeries and other aggressive treatments were the only options for improving skin issues like acne scars, discoloration, or early signs of aging. Now, SkinPen microneedling can enhance your facial complexion, reduce the appearance of acne scars, soften wrinkles, and improve skin tone — all without surgical intervention.

How SkinPen Microneedling Transforms the Skin

SkinPen is a microneedling device that has been clinically proven to improve neckline wrinkles, acne marks, dull skin tone and texture, and skin’s overall appearance for patients in their 20s and older. SkinPen microneedling treatments involve three sessions spaced 30 days apart, and involve an advanced tool that creates thousands of microscopic wounds on the skin’s surface.

These tiny injuries act as channels that stimulate the body’s natural healing response while keeping cellular damage to a minimum. They also allow your skin care products to penetrate more fully and provide comprehensive benefits. Microneedling can repair and rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.

Why We Love SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen microneedling has become our patients’ favorite option for facial rejuvenation due to benefits like these.

  • No downtime: SkinPen microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure. Patients heal quickly and can immediately resume activities like work and household chores. This treatment is ideal for people who don’t have time to miss work for a surgical recovery period.
  • Versatility: Microneedling can simultaneously address many skin concerns, including wrinkles, skin tone irregularities, acne scars, sunspots, skin laxity, stretch marks, and scarring.
  • Long-lasting results: By boosting collagen production, this treatment produces results that last for a long time, often months and even years after your treatment.
  • Pairs well with other treatments: Microneedling can complement other non-surgical procedures like Botox® and dermal fillers for even more comprehensive results.

What to Expect During and After SkinPen Microneedling

We perform minimally invasive microneedling at our beautiful Newport Beach medical spa. Before your procedure, you’ll meet with an experienced member of our team to talk about your skin care concerns and goals and ensure this treatment is the right choice for you. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

After thoroughly cleansing your skin to remove dirt, oil, makeup, and bacteria, your provider will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure you have a comfortable experience. Once this product has taken effect, your provider will carefully move the microneedling device across the treatment area, allowing small needles to precisely pierce your skin in the desired areas. To conclude your microneedling session, we will wash your skin again, then apply a topical medication or serum to help speed the healing process.

Each SkinPen microneedling session typically takes around 30 minutes to complete, with minimal need for aftercare. We recommend following your usual skin care regimen, limit sun exposure, and use sunscreen while healing. You are free to resume work and other activities immediately.

Achieve the Best Skin of Your Life With SkinPen Microneedling in Newport Beach, CA

To learn more about Dr. Tim Sayed and his team of highly trained skin care experts, don’t hesitate to call (858) 247-2933 or contact us online to schedule your personalized consultation and find out if SkinPen microneedling is right for you!

What are Some Non-Invasive Options for Facial Rejuvenation?

Restoring a youthful appearance is the goal of many patients who visit Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach. In the past, surgery has been the most effective course of action to reduce the signs of aging and rejuvenate the face. While surgery such as facelift and browlifts certainly provide outstanding facial rejuvenation results, some patients would prefer a non-invasive, non-surgical approach. 

Fortunately, there are many ways to bring back a youthful appearance that don’t involve surgery.

In this article, we explore some of the options available for non-invasive facial rejuvenation. You’ll learn about the benefits and pros and cons of many different treatments, including Botox® injections, dermal fillers, the liquid facelift, the hydrafacial, and two newly available procedures at Dr. Sayeds Newport Beach Plastic Surgery Clinic, the Cynosure Potenza RF Microneedling Device, and the ICON 1540HNM laser.

Botox® Injections

Botox® – or botulinum toxin – is a purified nerve toxin that’s used to treat muscle spasms and other conditions. When injected into the skin, it temporarily paralyzes muscles, making them less active. It’s also used for cosmetic purposes to reduce wrinkles and crow’s feet, giving the face a youthful glow. Dr. Sayed uses it in various forms to help people with their facial rejuvenation. Botox® is a great way to reduce wrinkles and puffiness in the face without surgery temporarily.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are substances that can be injected into the skin to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, giving the face a more youthful look. The most common type of filler is made from hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the human body. This substance is injected into wrinkles around the eyes and mouth to plump them up – or to reduce them. By using dermal fillers, you can make your face more youthful-looking without surgery.

Liquid Facelift

Liquid facelifts are the non-surgical alternative to a surgical facelift. They’re very similar in the way they work – but require less downtime. A liquid facelift involves injecting a tailored mix of Botox® and dermal fillers into the skin around the mouth, throat, neck and lower face. This solution acts on skin tissue just like a dermal filler. It plumps up wrinkled areas and gives the rest of the face more volume.

Hydrafacial

A Hydrafacial is a non-invasive facial treatment that uses a device to exfoliate, stimulate circulation and do facial massage for the purpose of better skin health. The procedure removes old skin cells while firming up the new underlying cells, giving the face a much-rejuvenated appearance without needing surgery.

Cynosure Potenza RF Microneedling Device

This device from Cynosure is the new standard in RF microneedling with revolutionizing enhanced topical penetration. With four different RF modes, monopolar, bipolar, 1 & 2 MHz, this system can treat all skin types in all different seasons on any part of the body. This novel technology can smooth and tighten the skin in highly precise areas, improve localized skin blemishes, and can also be used to firm up larger areas of skin.

ICON 1540HNM Laser

Icon’s well established and highly regarded fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment fixes numerous skin conditions with minimal downtime. Delivering light energy through the skin cells, the ICON 1540 fractional laser stimulates skin coagulation in columns, surrounded by healthy skin, enabling the body’s natural collagen production process and creating new, younger, healthier skin around the treatment area.

The industry-leading procedure can treat acne scarring, surgical or traumatic scars, and can resurface skin that has impaired texture, tone, or other blemishes caused by sun exposure or the aging process. Stretch marks from pregnancy, growth spurts, and significant changes in body weight can also be treated with the ICON 1540HNM laser.  

Non-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation in Newport Beach, CA

Feeling and looking rejuvenated gives patients a new breath of confidence in their day to day lives. With these non-invasive procedures, patients can look and feel younger without needing downtime, and for very affordable prices. Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA on (858) 247-2933 or via this online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.