Microneedling Specialist

Hamid Towhidian, MD -  - Medical Spa

Total Cosmetix

Hamid Towhidian, MD

Medical Spa & Cosmetic Surgery located in Irvine, CA & Laguna Beach, CA

Wrinkles, skin imperfections, and other signs of aging can ruin your confidence, but simple aesthetic solutions are within reach. At Total Cosmetix in Irvine and Laguna Beach, California, board-certified plastic surgeon Hamid Towhidian, MD, and his experienced team offer microneedling technology to smooth and revitalize skin without surgery or downtime. Schedule a consultation with Total Cosmetix over the phone or online to find out if microneedling is right for you.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure in which Dr. Towhidian uses an innovative, FDA-cleared device called SkinPen® to improve skin imperfections, including acne scars. Microneedling uses tiny needles to puncture your skin and stimulate collagen, elastin, and other skin cell growth. The procedure revitalizes and smoothes skin to reduce imperfections.

Dr. Towhidian and his team perform microneedling right in the office, and there’s no downtime associated with the procedure. It’s safe and effective for all skin colors and types but might not be appropriate if you have active acne or a skin infection. 

What is microneedling used for?

Dr. Towhidian and his expert aesthetic team use microneedling to address and improve numerous skin imperfections including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scarring
  • Other facial scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Rosacea
  • Alopecia
  • Skin pigmentation issues
  • Loose or sagging skin

When microneedling prompts skin trauma, deep skin layers rebuild and generate newer, younger-looking, revitalized tissues.

Is microneedling right for me?

To determine if microneedling is the right procedure for you, Dr. Towhidian and his expert team review your medical history and examine your skin. They also discuss your desired outcome to find out if microneedling, another cosmetic procedure, or multiple treatments best match your unique needs.

What should I expect during treatment?

Just before microneedling at Total Cosmetix, Dr. Towhidian and his team can numb your skin to make the procedure feel comfortable. They apply microneedling technology to the skin to create tiny punctures in it. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes. 

With microneedling, Dr. Towhidian may recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood, stem cells, or nutrient-rich serums, to nourish, hydrate, and heal your skin. 

What happens after microneedling?

After each microneedling session you may experience redness and swelling at the treatment site. You can apply ice to the area if you’d like. Make sure to protect your skin from the sun, and take it easy for a day or two after the procedure. 

Dr. Towhidian often recommends a series of microneedling treatments to help you achieve the best possible outcome. You might notice optimal results associated with microneedling in as few as three treatment sessions.

Don’t live with skin imperfections or signs of aging when simple treatment options are available at Total Cosmetix. Schedule a consultation over the phone or online to find out if microneedling is right for you.