Microneedling Specialist

Westwood Laser

Elias Paikal, MD

Medical Spa located in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

Referred to as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a revolutionary aesthetic treatment that can enhance the look and health of your skin. Elias Paikal, MD, and his aesthetic team at Westwood Laser in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles offer advanced microneedling, including the industry-changing vampire facial. To learn more about microneedling and how it can restore your appearance, call the medical spa or book an appointment online today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that improves the look of your skin by upping the production of collagen, which is the protein that provides strength and resiliency in your skin. As you get older, collagen production decreases, resulting in sagging, wrinkled skin. Microneedling increases the collagen in your skin to restore your youthful look.

During your microneedling session, your aesthetic specialist at Westwood Laser uses a special microneedling tool on your skin that creates microscopic wounds. These wounds trick your skin into thinking it’s been injured, which triggers collagen production and the improvements in your look.

What beauty flaws can microneedling fix?

Microneedling is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments and can improve the look of many common beauty concerns. Dr. Paikal and his team at Westwood Laser may recommend microneedling for:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Large pores
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Stretch marks

Microneedling can also enhance skin tone and texture.

What can I expect during microneedling treatment?

Microneedling at Westwood Laser takes about 30 minutes. Before your treatment begins, an anesthetic is applied to your skin to reduce any discomfort during the treatment. Once your skin is numb and cleansed, the aesthetic specialist at Westwood Laser begins your microneedling treatment.

After your microneedling is complete, your specialist applies a special serum to your skin. You may notice some skin redness following your microneedling session, but there’s no downtime and you can go back to your usual activities when you’re done. Be sure to be diligent about applying sunblock to protect your skin as it heals.

You should start to notice an improvement in the look and health of your skin within a few weeks of treatment.

What is the vampire facial?

The vampire facial is an innovative cosmetic treatment that combines microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to accelerate healing. PRP is a blood product Dr. Paikal creates from a sample of your own blood that’s undergone treatment to concentrate the natural healing properties, including platelets, growth factors, and specialized protein.

After your microneedling, the PRP is applied to your skin and the healing properties enhance the effects of your microneedling for a dramatic look.

Microneedling is a proven procedure that can naturally improve your appearance and reverse the signs of aging. To get started, call Westwood Laser or book an appointment online today.