Why choose microneedling or collagen induction therapy at Sculpt MD?

If you’re interested in a non-surgical or more natural approach to youthful looking skin, our San Ramon microneedling is the procedure you are looking for. Microneedling is a new aesthetic treatment that helps the skin revitalize and renew itself through its own healing processes. At Sculpt MD in Livermore, CA under our board-certified internal medicine physicians, we offer microneedling with SkinPen for our clients.

Microneedling is a gentle anti-aging and skin resurfacing procedure that can reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, sun spots, scars, stretch marks, and can even be used for hair restoration. Not only does it work with the body’s natural renewal process, but it also helps facilitate the impact of topical creams, gels, and serums by allowing them to penetrate the skin more deeply.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Increase in the production of collagen and elastin

Helps fade acne scarring

Reduces hyperpigmentation

Revitalizes aging skin

Corrects wrinkles and fine lines

Immediate improvement in the skin

Short downtime

How is microneedling performed?

Using a handheld, small device with tiny needles easily glides across the skin. The needles pierce the skin, and this piercing causes injury. The micro-injuries cause the body to generate new collagen and elastin, proteins responsible for the skin’s hydration, resilience and youthful glow. The treatment can take about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas you are looking to treat.


Which areas can be treated?

Microneedling in Livermore is used to treat stretch marks, acne scarring, hair restoration, and fine lines and wrinkles, but it is not just exclusive to your face. It can be done anywhere the skin needs to be thickened like the places stretch marks appear on the legs, chest or butt.

What is the skin’s natural healing process?

Phase 1: Inflammation

When the skin is pierced, it triggers a response from your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow, and start to create new tissue.

Phase 2: Proliferation

The wound rebuilds itself with new cells and temporary collagen and elastin. A new network of blood vessels also develops.

Phase 3: Remodeling

By this time, the wound has been replaced with new tissue and blood vessels. The collagen that was used during Phase 2 is replaced with stronger collagen, which allows the skin to contract and create a tightening effect on the skin.

Before & After

ab scars
face scars
hair restoration
device skinpen

What is the SkinPen?

At Sculpt MD, we use the state-of-the-art SkinPen by Bellus Medical, which is a medical-grade microneedling tool only available through medical professionals. Unlike traditional microneedling derma-rollers that cannot go very deep into the skin and thus cannot stimulate collagen production, SkinPen has longer needles which can reach the dermis of your skin. These needles won’t bend, break, or rust, which means you won’t get an infection or scarring from their use. Microneedling at Sculpt MD with SkinPen can help improve your skin’s appearance.

The adjustable length of the needles allow for differences in skin thickness and types, tailoring treatment to different types of patients. Its lightweight and ergonomic design allows doctors at Sculpt MD to treat the hard-to-reach places that traditional derma-rollers cannot. It can reach many of the difficult and delicate areas of the nose and mouth.

What is treatment with the SkinPen like?

Patient Testimonials

Am I a good candidate?

Microneedling in Livermore, CA is safe for all skin types and colors. Since the epidermis is not damaged during the treatment, the chances of change in pigmentation or post-inflammatory problems is minimal. Microneedling can be used on sensitive skin that cannot be treated easily with procedures that involve more chemicals or surgery.

Microneedling may not be right for you if you have recently gone through radiation skin treatment in the last year or suffered any skin infections in the area of concern. The best way to find out if you’re a candidate is to come to Sculpt MD for a consultation.

What will recovery be like?

After your treatment, you will instantly notice a redness to the skin. This is normal since the skin has just endured micro-wounds and is working to heal them. The healing time will depend upon the area treated and severity of the skin damage. Patients can typically be red for 2 to 4 days, while some will heal in 24 hours. It is advised not to wear makeup within the first 24 hours, but after that, as long as you are using your unique skin care regimen that Sculpt MD will provide, you can use makeup after the time period is over.

Sculpt MD will help develop a treatment and skin care regimen customized to your skin’s unique needs to further the health and enhancement of your skin. Not only can it help minimize pore size, but it will also improve the appearance of preexisting scars and reduce the appearance of sunspots and melasma.

What are some other treatments to consider?

If microneedling interests you, you might consider these other treatments that could also help correct blemished skin:

Microneedling with PRP

Hair restoration

Exilis Ultra

How much does microneedling cost?

The cost of microneeling will depend on your area of concern, as well as the severity of the area we would be treating. At Sculpt MD, we schedule a consultation to go over your needs as a patient and to tailor a treatment plan specifically to you.

Why select Sculpt MD for your microneedling treatment?

Our team of medical providers is passionate about providing the best skincare treatments Livermore, CA has to offer. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology delivering cutting edge treatments designed to improve and enhance your complexion. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is on hand to help guide you through the treatment process and ensure your total satisfaction and relief.

Procedure FAQ's

What are the side effects of microneedling?

There are no negative side effects associated with microneedling. You may experience a slight redness to the skin, but that is the appropriate response from your body attempting to heal the micro-wounds and it should fade within 24 hours.

How many treatments do I need and how often can microneedling be done?

The amount of treatments you will need depends on the problems you are trying to fix. In general, microneedling can be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks. Collagen induction requires at least 3 treatments, while scar reduction can require 3 to 6 treatments. The number of treatments will depend on your individual situation as well as the location of the treatment.

What are the results? Will they last?

The results of microneedling are amazing and helpful. Because microneedling not only induces the production of healthy growth factors in your own body but also allows for deeper effectiveness of topical serums, you see an overall change of appearance in your skin. Your skin will appear brighter with fewer wrinkles, better texture, shrunken pores, smoothed lines, a reduction in the appearance of scarring and stretch marks, and an overall tighter appearance. Keeping up with regular, scheduled treatments periodically will help make your results last longer.

Is microneedling painful?

You may feel a slight prickling on the skin, but many patients report that the treatment is a lot less painful than they expected it to be.

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