Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy) in La Jolla, CA


At Torrey Pines Dermatology and Laser Center in La Jolla, CA we offer collagen induction therapy skin rejuvenation with the stimulating power of microneedling. As we age, a decrease in collagen production as well as constant exposure to environmental factors weaken our skins’ structure and ability to repair itself, leading to the development of wrinkles, skin laxity and a persistently dull complexion. Microneedling provides a minimally invasive treatment option for improving one’s overall skin quality and appearance in a natural way that can be further boosted by adding platelet-rich plasma or PRP injections at the end of your treatment.

How Microneedling Works

The pen-type microneedling device features a cluster of fine needles that rapidly puncture the skin at a controlled depth. These micro-injuries trigger the skin’s repair mechanisms, leading to increased production of collagen and elastin, essential proteins that keep the skin firm, smooth, and youthful. The controlled injuries also enhance the absorption of topical serums, making the treatment even more effective.

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Minimization of acne scars and stretch marks
  • Shrinking of enlarged pores
  • Enhanced absorption of skincare products
  • Stimulation of collagen and elastin production for firmer skin

Who Are the Candidates?

Ideal candidates for microneedling are individuals looking to improve the overall appearance and texture of their skin. This treatment is suitable for all skin types and tones. Candidates typically include those who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, or stretch marks. It is essential that candidates are in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and are not experiencing active skin infections or severe skin conditions.

The Procedure

During the microneedling procedure at Torrey Pines Dermatology and Laser Center, your skin will be cleansed, and a topical numbing cream will be applied to ensure your comfort. The microneedling pen-type is then gently moved across the treatment area, creating micro-injuries in the skin. The procedure usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. You may feel a mild pricking sensation, but the treatment is well-tolerated.

The Results and Recovery

Post-treatment, you can expect some redness, and mild swelling, like a sunburn, and may experience some pin spot bleeding. Results typically start to become visible within a few weeks as the skin heals, and new collagen and elastin are produced. Detailed after-care instructions are provided on how to properly care for your skin, but it will be essential to protect new skin from sun exposure. For optimal results, multiple sessions may be recommended, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. Over time, you will notice an improvement in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance.

Boosting Your Microneedling Results with PRP

Enhance your microneedling results by combining the treatment with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP involves using a concentrated sample of your own blood platelets, rich in growth factors, to further stimulate skin healing and rejuvenation. After the microneedling procedure, PRP is applied to the skin, allowing the growth factors to penetrate deeply and accelerate the repair process. This combination can lead to faster healing, enhanced collagen production, and more dramatic results.

Experience the benefits of microneedling at Torrey Pines Dermatology and Laser Center and discover a smoother, more radiant complexion. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how microneedling and PRP can work together to achieve your skin goals.

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Microneedling Before & After

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