Microneedling Specialist

Glendale Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Glendale, CA

The providers at Glendale Dermatology use microneedling treatments to help their patients reveal more youthful, glowing skin or treat unwanted scars and enlarged pores for their Los Angeles-based patients from their practice in Glendale, California.

Microneedling Q & A

Glendale Dermatology

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is designed to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, large pores, and acne scars. The providers at Glendale Dermatology use Dermapen, a handheld device that resembles a pen but uses 12 microscopic needles to breach the surface layers of skin, creating very tiny wound patterns which break up old collagen and stimulate a natural healing process. The micro wounds stimulate the body’s natural healing response, which floods the area with red and white blood cells, oxygen, and all of the beneficial nutrients found in the blood. Additionally, microneedling is known to stimulate collagen production. Our collagen production tends to decrease as we age, but this treatment tricks the body into producing more of this compound necessary for smooth, youthful skin.

What Skin Concerns Are Treated With Microneedling?

These treatments smooth the look of scars, enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and imperfections. Micropens have sanitary, disposable needle tips which can be customized for different areas of the face, which will need different levels of penetration for optimal results. The hand piece vibrates, which also stimulates collagen production. The results are usually fully visible in four weeks. Once the procedure is finished, the esthetician can utilize topical ointments and creams which can now penetrate deep into the skin.

What are Tensage Skincare Products?

Tensage products complement the effects of microneedling treatments. Tensage is a unique skincare line which specifically focuses on fighting the signs of aging using SCA Biorepair Technology, a fibroblast growth factor. SCA is a chemical produced in nature that allows quick skin repair. Scientists have harnessed this chemical and manufactured effective anti-aging skin care products that help patients to slow or even stop the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Tensage reinforces elastin integrity, promotes collagen, and increases hyaluronic acid density. (Most fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are made from hyaluronic acid).

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Glendale Dermatology, we accept PPO plans of the following insurances. We do not accept any EPO plans, HMO, or Covered California plans at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. We gladly accommodate patients without insurance who wish to pay out of pocket with discounted prices.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
Medicare
Tricare
UMR
United Healthcare