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Microneedling IN LOS ANGELES, CA

Smooth Sailing For Your Skin!

Your appearance is heavily dependent on the condition of your skin. Clear, firm, glowing skin reflects health, self-confidence, and optimism. However, time, genetics, and “life” can take their toll on your skin. But now, there’s a “micro” way to fight back that produces “macro” results. Let’s talk about our Los Angeles Microneedling skin treatment. Microneedling treatments can help improve the look of your skin and make it regular treatments you can expect to see a reduction in aging marks or scars. Marina Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers PRP (platelet-rich plasma) Microneedling. Enjoy instant results and long-term benefits. Schedule your consultation today.

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Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that safely, comfortably, and effectively treats a wide variety of skin concerns. Microneedling stimulates collagen formation with a tiny instrument and micro-needles. Your body boosts elastin and collagen production to mend microscopic skin punctures. This treatment minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.


Microneedling uses multiple tiny and sterile needles to lightly puncture your skin. It sounds counter-intuitive, but these tiny injuries shift your skin’s healing processes into overdrive. By triggering your skin to produce high levels of foundational collagen and elastin, healing lesions, smoothing lines and wrinkles, and making you look younger. Microneedling is sometimes called collagen induction therapy.

What is Microneedling with PRP?

Our largest organ does more than keep us warm. It absorbs elements from your environment, which can endanger your health if exposed to dangerous toxins consistently. Microneedling helps renew skin by introducing growth elements into blood vessels. This increases collagen production, which reduces wrinkles. PRP boosts cell turnover for younger-looking skin. Visit our Los Angeles practice to learn about these therapies.


Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.

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Upon activation, platelets release growth factors and other molecules. These growth factors are regeneration-promoting signaling molecules, such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF), Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) and others. These molecules are shown to regulate the healing cascade, including inflammation and cell proliferation.

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  • Safe
  • Convenient
  • Minimally invasive
  • Requires no downtime
  • Works on all skin tones
  • Less expensive than laser treatments
  • Treatment sessions are quick and efficient
  • Versatile—works both on the face and other body areas


  • Simple: Fewer steps than other PRP (platelet-rich plasma) systems
  • Superior: Optimal platelet recovery 87% ± 10%
  • Safe: High-tech gel designed for safe and consistent preparation
  • Fast: Centrifuge with a single spin in a matter of minutes
  • Convenient Procedure: Takes less than 30 minutes
  • Best Value: High volume PRP yield, low cost per mL
    • ~6 mL PRP per 11 mL tube
    • ~12 mL PRP per 22 mL tube
  • Patient Friendly: Small volume of blood required
  • Customized Concentration: Yield various volumes and concentration levels to meet patient and procedure needs
  • Consistent Platelet Concentration: Allowing for predictable performance
  • No Foreign Components: Virtually eliminates the risk of adverse reactions
  • FDA Clearance: 510(k) number: BK110035
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  • Rosacea
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced skin elasticity
  • Age spots (also called sun spots)
  • Loose skin, such as after weight loss

Am I a good candidate for Microneedling?

You are if you are in good overall health and have skin conditions that have not responded to other treatments. Microneedling may not be for you if you:

  • Have a skin disease such as eczema or psoriasis
  • Have open wounds
  • Have a history of heavy scarring
  • Have undergone recent radiation therapy
  • Are pregnant


But here’s the rub. At home, do-it-yourself microneedling derma-rollers are available on the market. Resist the temptation. These home devices are not state-of-the-art, to say the least. They have shorter and duller needles than those used by medical professionals. Home devices can damage your skin, and they carry a highly elevated risk of infection because you may not have a reliable way to sterilize the needles. Beyond all that, professional microneedling produces better results.


Eclipse PRP® is a proprietary system that is based on blood separation according to density using a unique separation gel. The PRP platform is available with an 11 mL PRP collection tube or 22 mL high concentration collection tube. The system allows for the preparation of pure Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with optimal platelet concentrations and cellular content. Virtually, all Red Blood Cells (RBC) are eliminated from PRP and the concentration of pro-inflammatory Granulocytes (GRs) is highly reduced.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is prepared by taking a small sample of the patient’s own blood, then separating platelets from Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP), RBC and GRs via centrifugation. Next, the PRP is collected and may be applied to the microneedling site. The whole preparation process only takes up to 20 minutes.

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With microneedling Los Angeles patients may be advised to stop taking certain medications—such as aspirin—that can elevate bleeding levels before your procedure. Your doctor may also direct you to suspend the use of over-the-counter acne drugs and topical retinoids because they may increase the risk of side effects from your microneedling treatment.

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At Marina Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Los Angeles Microneedling appointment time, starting with preparation, typically takes a little less than two hours, with the procedure itself requiring less than 30 minutes. A topical anesthetic will be applied to your treatment area. Your provider will then make some tiny pricks under your skin using a pen-shaped tool, rolling the tool evenly across your skin. Your microneedling treatment may include the delivery of healing serums such as hyaluronic acid (HA) through the tiny channels in your skin made by the microneedling device.


You may experience some slight and temporary bleeding from the needles’ tiny cuts. Expect some irritation and redness for a few days. It’s OK to apply some camouflaging makeup for a couple of days until the redness subsides. Use a high-SPF sunscreen, and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, because they may reduce the effectiveness of your treatment.

Microneedling Results

You should see significant improvement in a couple of weeks, but it will take several months for your results to “max out.” You’ll like what you see. You can expect to achieve more radiant skin. Microneedling results are permanent if they're maintained. You can achieve this by undergoing treatments every two to three months, depending on how quickly your skin ages. Marina Plastic Surgery & Med Spa works closely with you to plan for long-term results. Your doctor or aesthetic specialists will help you choose the right treatment and explain how to maintain it.

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We are Marina Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. We have years of training and experience in the safe use of microneedling devices, and take a highly personal and meticulous approach. We Invite You to Join the Family!

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Microneedling Frequently Asked Questions

Most patients say they feel only the sensation of sandpaper gently rubbed across their skin. And, remember, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your skin before your procedure, so the sensation overall should be dulled.

Sure. All such procedures carry some degree of risk, including infection, bleeding, scarring, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and allergic reaction to materials and medications. Common temporary side effects include redness, bruising, and swelling.

Yes, including your stomach and thighs. Scarring on almost any part of the body can be treated with microneedling.

You can expect results to last for around three to five months.

Microneedling is considered an exceptionally safe procedure when performed by a licensed and experienced provider using professional-grade technology.

Costs will vary according to the location and number of areas treated. Surveys place the cost of a single microneedling session between $100 and $700. Have a thorough discussion about fees before your microneedling procedure.

Your insurance will likely not cover the costs since microneedling is a cosmetic procedure.


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