Life can be tough on our skin. That’s clear whenever we look at pictures of our younger selves and see just how smooth, clear, and supple our complexions once were. While excellent skin care can put the brakes on signs of aging, if the damage is already done, you’ll need something more to restore smoother skin and a younger complexion—something like microneedling!
We use the Collagen P.I.N. for microneedling in San Diego at our La Jolla and Carlsbad medspas. It’s the skin rejuvenation treatment everyone is talking about.
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What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin resurfacing treatment that uses a series of very fine needles to make microscopic “injuries” in the skin. It may sound strange that injuring skin can help it look better, but that’s exactly what happens: Microneedling triggers your body’s natural healing response.
Following a microneedling treatment, extra blood flows to the skin, delivering proteins and growth factors to the area. Your skin uses these growth factors to build new collagen and regenerate healthy skin cells. As a result, your skin becomes firmer, smoother, and clearer.
Design the New You
Not sure how to get the look you want? Tell us about your goals, and we’ll show you the possibilities.
At LJC, we find microneedling especially useful to:
Reduce fine lines around the eyes, nose, or mouth
Diminish acne scars or scars from surgery or injury
Smooth and tighten lax skin on the cheeks, neck, and décolletage
Fade stretch marks
Minimize large visible pores
Provide an overall improvement in skin tone and appearance
Depending on your specific concerns, you may be a better candidate for a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing treatment. We’ll discuss all your options and create a customized treatment plan with you during your free consultation.
There are dozens of microneedling devices on the market; many work well, but we want only the very best for you. That’s why we use the Collagen P.I.N. The “P.I.N.” stands for percutaneous induction needling, which is a fancy term for creating channels through the skin to induce the skin’s natural healing process, including dramatically increased collagen and elastin production.
Unlike older microneedling technologies, the Collagen P.I.N. is automated to ensure precise, safe, and even treatment for consistent improvements. Other benefits of the Collagen P.I.N. include:
Safe and effective for all skin types
Targets the same concerns as lasers with much less healing time
Helps skincare products absorb more readily (and work more effectively!)
Treats skin on the face, neck, hands, chest, or body
How Should I Prepare for Microneedling?
We perform microneedling in our medical spa treatment rooms during a regular appointment. You can arrive without makeup, but we will also give you a few minutes to cleanse your face here as well. While discomfort is minimal, we can apply a topical anesthetic if you prefer.
What Does Microneedling Feel Like?
Now we begin the microneedling! We will gently and precisely move the device across the skin in the treatment area (face, hands, neck, and so on). Most people experience minimal discomfort, although you may feel a slight stinging or prickly sensation as the microneedling device moves over your skin. When we’re finished, we will go over your post-treatment care instructions.
Most people resume normal activity immediately after treatment, although you will need to keep the treated area completely protected from the sun as it heals, preferably with both clothing/hats and broad-spectrum SPF. It’s normal to have some slight redness and skin sensitivity for the first 1 to 3 days after treatment. You can wear mineral-based makeup after the first 24 hours.
When Will I See My Microneedling Results?
You should experience noticeable improvements in skin texture and appearance within 2 to 3 weeks after your first treatment. Results will continue to improve as collagen production ramps up. Most people choose to have a series of microneedling treatments to achieve maximum benefits—typically about 3 to 6.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost in San Diego?
At our La Jolla and Carlsbad medical spas, the price of microneedling is typically $600 to $1,300. Your price may vary depending on factors such as the size of your treatment area. We’ll provide a personalized pricing estimate at your free consultation. Get all the info you need about costs on our pricing page.
Ready to rediscover the skin you loved before aging and damage took their toll? We can’t wait to make it happen! To get started, click to book a free virtual consultation or contact us at
(858) 452-1981 with additional questions about the procedure. We look forward to hearing from you!