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Microneedling Specialist

Tristan E. Bickman, MD

OB-GYNs located in Santa Monica, CA

If you’re looking to bring back a healthy glow to your skin without surgery, consider the many benefits of microneedling. To restore lost collagen, Tristan E. Bickman, MD, offers in-office microneedling treatments at her Santa Monica, California, OB/GYN practice. You can enjoy healthier, younger-looking skin within weeks of treatment without any incisions, anesthesia, or downtime. Find out if microneedling is right for you by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Bickman online or by phone today.

Microneedling Q&A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that uses a dermaroller to make micro-injuries in your skin. These injuries trigger your body’s own healing response, causing an increase in collagen production.

Collagen is an essential building block of healthy skin. However, as you get older, your collagen production slows down. This leaves you with sagging skin, wrinkles, and lost facial volume, all common reasons why you may look older than you are.

By stimulating the growth of new collagen, you can revive the appearance and health of your skin from the inside out.

How does microneedling work?

Dr. Bickman uses a handheld dermaroller that contains a number of fine needles. As she rolls the device around your face, the needles prick the surface of your skin to trigger new collagen growth.

Treatment isn’t painful, as Dr. Bickman can apply a numbing cream to your skin to keep you comfortable before starting the procedure. You can expect the microneedling procedure to take about 30 minutes.

What can I expect after a microneedling session?

Immediately following your treatment, you may experience minor swelling in your face. Redness is also common after microneedling, as is some slight irritation which resolves without additional treatment within 2-3 days.

You should be able to return to work or other activities but may want to put off social engagements until the redness and swelling go away.

After microneedling, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun, and you’ll need to wear a high-quality sunscreen.

How long do results of microneedling last?

It takes time for your body to create new collagen. Within 1-2 weeks of treatment, you can begin to see a noticeable difference in the health and vibrancy of your skin.

Wrinkles begin to smooth out and you can enjoy increased facial volume, especially in the cheeks. You can also see a noticeable reduction in acne scars and your skin’s tone and texture will appear younger and fresher.

You can expect results to last for years with proper skin care. Over time, you may need additional treatments to retain your results, as hormone changes and other age-related issues continue to interfere with skin health and natural collagen production.

Find out more about the benefits of microneedling by calling the office today. You can also book a consultation online.