In San Jose, CA

Microneedling Introduction

Our skin is the organ that faces the environment first for us, our exterior shield. Hence, it is obvious that it will receive the harshest impacts of the elements. Sun damage, wrinkles, and stretch marks are just a few of the effects that run our skin down. At CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos, CA – the practice founded by Dual Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eric Li – we offer Microneedling to the San Jose and Bay Area as a procedure to help reverse these skin challenges. It is a minimally invasive procedure where thin needles are used to create tiny holes in the epidermis or the top surface of the skin, signaling more production of collagen and elastin to repair the micro-injuries since these proteins are the body’s natural healing process agents. 

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures right now due to its quick recovery time and success rate. It promises to reduce fine lines, acne scars, traumatic scars, pores, and pigmentation and helps with enhancing the skin’s texture, tone, and color. The procedure can incorporate topical gels, creams, serums, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). 

Though most patients target their face, microneedling has also been used for the legs, chest, hands, back, neck, or other areas where stretch marks, aging skin, or damaged skin is noticed. Depending on the target area, multiple treatments might be needed for optimum results.

Who are the best candidates for Microneedling?

The best candidates for Microneedling in San Jose, Los Gatos, and the surrounding Bay Area will have some of the following characteristics: 

  • Have acne
  • Have excessive wrinkles
  • Have hyperpigmentation
  • Have scarring
  • Have stretch marks
  • Have sun damage
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Realistic expectations

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

Our patients who have received a San Jose and Bay Area Microneedling treatment have shared some of the following benefits with us:

  • Improved skin texture
  • Less risk of skin discoloration
  • Minimized fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced acne
  • Reduced scarring
  • Reduced stretch marks
  • Reduced sun spots
  • Reduction in pore visibility

Triggered hair growth (with PRP)

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Microneedling First Step

What’s the first step?

The first step in getting Microneedling in San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Li. During your appointment, Dr. Li will speak to you about your medical history, current medications, your aesthetic goals as well as your expectations. For instance, if you are currently using acne medication or a topical retinoid prescription, he may recommend you wait before scheduling your microneedling procedure. The target area for treatment(s) will be examined to determine the number of treatments for the best outcome.

Once examined, Dr. Li will suggest a treatment plan for you. Our patient coordinator will be able to schedule your treatment based on the plan, help you with pricing options, and share pre and post-operative instructions with you.

What to expect on the day of a Microneedling treatment?

On the day of your Microneedling appointment, Dr. Li and his medical staff will welcome you, get you settled in the procedure room, and go over your treatment plan and target areas once more.

 A topical analgesic will be applied, followed by hyaluronic acid or PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to the target area being treated. The microneedling device, a pen, containing tiny needles, will be set to the level of intensity needed. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin and moved over the surface in one direction over the entire target area.

 On average, the procedure takes about half an hour to an hour, if there are no complications. 

Microneedling Recovery?

Given the micro-injuries that the microneedling device incurs, you will notice a bright redness on the skin. The total recovery time depends on the settings used and the number of overlapping passes needed for your skin’s condition. On average, clients experience redness and minor swelling for up to two to four days. Many clients heal completely in as little as twenty-four hours, especially when using PRP to boost their recovery.

Microneedling Cost

How Much Does Microneedling Cost in San Jose, CA?

The cost of Microneedling in Los Gatos, San Jose, and the surrounding Bay Area will vary depending on multiple factors including the number of treatments needed and the size of the treatment area. The fastest way to determine your procedure cost is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Li so you can get your treatment plan. A patient coordinator can then price out your treatment for you.


Why choose Dr. Li?

For your Microneedling in San Jose and the greater Bay Area, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eric Li of CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos should be one of your top choices. Having worked alongside some of the leading experts in plastic and cosmetic surgery in Canada, the United States, and Australia, Dr. Li has developed advanced skills and expertise in face, body, and breast processes. He created CA Aesthetics from the ground up with the encompassing goal of providing patients with a safe, comfortable, and private space for premiere surgery care in San Jose, Los Gatos, and the greater Bay Area.

He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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If you are in San Jose or the Bay Area and are unhappy with your skin having a tired, damaged, and wrinkly look and want to find a quick way to rejuvenate it, consider a Microneedling session at CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos, CA. Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling the office or completing our online contact form and we would be more than happy to assist you.

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