Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy in LA and Beverly Hills, works to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate your skin. As a result of your treatment, you will achieve softer, younger skin with minimal downtime, especially compared with laser treatments. This procedure can be performed as a facial, and Dr. Berger recommends it in conjunction with PRP treatment (Platelet Rich Plasma) for enhanced results.

Microneedling is a versatile treatment that can address a wide range of skin conditions in the facial region, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Creases
  • Overly large pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation

In addition, your microneedling treatment will improve your skin’s texture, tone, and color.


Microneedling is performed using a pen-sized device containing about 12 small, sterile needles. In Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, Dr. Berger will use the micro-needling device to create a series of tiny incisions into your skin at varying depths based on your unique skin condition and aesthetic goals. These incisions will stimulate collagen production and create thousands of micro-channels in your skin which allow for better penetration and diffusion of anti-aging serums and creams.

As your skin heals from the minor incisions created by the micro-needling device, it will eliminate many of the common signs of age and wear. As a result, you will experience a more youthful, revitalized skin appearance.

For best results, you will need to undergo 3-4 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. To maintain long-lasting results, you will need to come for one additional maintenance treatment every year.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling

Are Microneedling results permanent?

otMicroneedling results are not permanent. While the treatment can stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of the skin, the effects will gradually diminish over time due to natural aging processes. To maintain the best results, multiple sessions of microneedling may be recommended, along with a proper skincare regimen.

Can I use hyaluronic acid after Microneedling?

otYes, hyaluronic acid can be used after microneedling. In fact, it is often recommended as it helps hydrate and plump the skin, enhancing the benefits of microneedling. Applying hyaluronic acid immediately after the treatment can help soothe the skin, promote healing, and provide additional nourishment for optimal results.

Can I wear makeup after Microneedling?

otIt is generally recommended to avoid wearing makeup immediately after microneedling. The tiny channels created by the microneedles need time to heal and applying makeup can introduce bacteria and potentially irritate the skin. It is best to wait at least 24 hours before applying makeup to allow the skin to fully recover and reduce the risk of any complications.

Can Microneedling be done under eyes?

otMicroneedling can be performed under the eyes, but it requires caution and expertise. The delicate skin in this area requires a skilled professional to perform the treatment safely. Microneedling under the eyes can help improve fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles, but it is crucial to consult with a qualified practitioner to ensure the procedure is done correctly and tailored to your specific needs.

Do you peel after Microneedling?

otIt is common to experience some mild peeling after microneedling, although not everyone will experience it. The extent of peeling can vary depending on the depth of the treatment and individual skin characteristics. Typically, any peeling or flaking is temporary and part of the skins natural healing process, revealing smoother and rejuvenated skin underneath.

Do you put serum on before or after Microneedling?

otIt is generally recommended to apply serum after microneedling. The microneedling process creates tiny channels in the skin, allowing for better absorption of skincare products. Once the treatment is complete, applying a serum with beneficial ingredients can help nourish and enhance the results of microneedling.

Does micro needling grow hair?

otMicroneedling is not primarily intended as a treatment for hair growth. While it can potentially stimulate hair growth in some cases, it is more commonly used for skin rejuvenation purposes. Microneedling can improve the overall health of the scalp and potentially support hair growth indirectly by enhancing blood circulation and promoting a healthy environment for hair follicles. However, for specific hair loss concerns, it is advisable to consult with a dermatologist or hair restoration specialist for targeted treatment options.

Does Microneedling have side effects?

Microneedling can have some potential side effects, although they are generally mild and temporary. Common side effects include redness, mild swelling, and sensitivity immediately after the treatment, which usually subside within a few days. In rare cases, there is a risk of infection, scarring, or hyperpigmentation, but these occurrences are uncommon when the procedure is performed by a trained professional and proper aftercare instructions are followed.

Does Microneedling hurt without numbing cream?

otThe sensation experienced during microneedling can vary from person to person, and some individuals may find it uncomfortable or mildly painful without numbing cream. The use of a numbing cream prior to the procedure can help minimize any potential discomfort. However, many practitioners use techniques and devices that are designed to enhance comfort and minimize pain during the treatment, ensuring a tolerable experience for most individuals.

Does Microneedling stimulate collagen?

otYes, microneedling is known to stimulate collagen production. The micro-injuries created by the tiny needles during the treatment trigger the bodys natural healing response, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. This collagen induction helps improve the skins texture, firmness, and overall appearance, promoting a more youthful and rejuvenated complexion.

Does Microneedling thicken skin?

otMicroneedling has the potential to thicken the skin over time. The controlled micro-injuries caused by the needles stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can lead to increased skin thickness. This can result in improved skin texture, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and a more youthful and plump complexion.

Does Microneedling work on neck?

Yes, microneedling can be effective on the neck area. The neck is a common area that shows signs of aging and can benefit from the collagen-stimulating effects of microneedling. It can help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and uneven texture on the neck, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated neck area.

How do you take care of your skin after micro needling?

otProper post-care is essential for optimal results after microneedling. After the treatment, its important to keep the treated area clean and avoid touching it with unclean hands. Additionally, its recommended to apply a gentle, hydrating moisturizer, avoid direct sun exposure, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin. Following these guidelines will help support the healing process and maximize the benefits of microneedling.

How long does your face stay red after Microneedling?

otThe duration of redness after microneedling can vary from person to person. Generally, the redness typically subsides within 24 to 48 hours, but it can persist for up to a week in some cases. Proper post-care, such as avoiding harsh skincare products and protecting the skin from sun exposure, can help minimize the duration and intensity of redness.

How many sessions of Microneedling do you need?

otThe number of microneedling sessions needed can vary depending on individual factors and desired results. Typically, a series of three to six sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart, is recommended to achieve optimal outcomes. However, the exact number of sessions will be determined by factors such as the specific skin concerns being addressed and the response of your skin to the treatment. Consulting with a skincare professional can provide personalized recommendations for your specific needs.

How much does Microneedling cost?

otThe cost of microneedling can vary depending on several factors, including the location, expertise of the practitioner, and the specific treatment package or add-ons included. On average, a single microneedling session can range from $200 to $1500. It is recommended to consult with a skincare professional or clinic to get an accurate cost estimate based on your specific needs and location.

What does Micro Needling feel like?

otThe sensation experienced during microneedling can vary from person to person. Some individuals may feel a mild prickling or scratching sensation on the skin during the treatment, while others may describe it as a slight discomfort. However, numbing creams or topical anesthetics can be used to minimize any potential discomfort and ensure a more comfortable experience.

What does your face look like after Microneedling?

otAfter microneedling, your face may initially appear red or flushed, similar to a mild sunburn. You may also experience some mild swelling and sensitivity in the treated area. However, these effects are temporary and typically subside within a few days, revealing a refreshed and rejuvenated complexion with improved skin texture and tone.

What happens to skin after Microneedling?

otAfter microneedling, the skin undergoes a natural healing process. The micro-injuries created by the needles stimulate collagen and elastin production, leading to skin rejuvenation. Over time, the skins texture, tone, and overall appearance can improve, resulting in a smoother, firmer, and more youthful complexion.

What is the difference between Microneedling and derma rolling?

otMicroneedling and derma rolling are similar in concept but differ in their application. Microneedling involves the use of a professional device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries, while derma rolling uses a handheld device with a roller covered in needles. Microneedling is typically performed by a skincare professional and offers more precise control and customization, while derma rolling is a more affordable at-home option but may provide less targeted results.



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