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Boutique Aesthetic Spa & Body Contouring Specialist located in Santa Monica, CA

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Microneedling services offered in Santa Monica CA

Microneedling is a procedure that encourages your skin to continue building collagen, a vital protein that diminishes in your skin with age. At Self Care LA in Santa Monica, California, Bharat Kothakota, MD, MPH, provides traditional microneedling with SkinPen® as well as microneedling with radiofrequency or platelet-rich plasma for further improvements. To learn more about these treatment options, call Self Care LA or book an appointment online today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a popular procedure that enhances the health of your skin. Using a handpiece with fine needles on the tip, Dr. Kothakota creates microinjuries in the skin’s surface. He chooses the length of needle based on your level of skin damages to provide both deep and superficial improvements in your skin’s texture and coloration. 

After the procedure is complete, your skin does the rest of the work on its own. Your natural healing processes step in to repair damages, which rejuvenates your skin. 

At Self Care LA, Dr. Kothakota uses SkinPen® for most microneedling treatments. This device rapidly punctures your skin, leaving behind even-spaced punctures while covering large areas of skin in a short amount of time.

What are the results of microneedling?

Microneedling gives you smoother and brighter skin with a more consistent tone. It minimizes specific tone and texture irregularities while boosting overall skin health and building collagen for firmness.

You can use microneedling treatments to eliminate or improve features like:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • New and old scars
  • Hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • Large pores
  • Stretchmarks

During a complimentary consultation at Self Care LA, Dr. Kothakota examines your skin and develops a healthy, safe, and effective treatment plan. You can even customize your microneedling procedure with additional options available at Self Care LA. 

How can I customize my microneedling treatment?

Self Care LA offers several options for microneedling that can meet your skin care goals safely. After listening to your expectations and assessing your skin health, Dr. Kothakota makes a recommendation. In addition to traditional SkinPen microneedling, Self Care LA offers:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) microneedling

PRP microneedling infuses your skin with growth factors, accelerating the improvements already made by microneedling.

Radiofrequency microneedling

Morpheus8 by InMode® is a microneedling device that also emits radiofrequency. This aids in causing more significant collagen growth and enhanced results. 

Additionally, Self Care LA offers many other aesthetic treatments and services to improve your skin. To maintain the results of microneedling, Dr. Kothakota can give you recommendations for skin care products for your skin type. 

Schedule your treatment consultation over the phone or online at Self Care LA for microneedling of any kind today.