Microneedling Specialist

Ali Ahmad, MD -  - Family Medicine

The Medical Dock

Ali Ahmad, MD

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging Specialist located in Huntington Beach, CA & San Pedro, CA

Smooth, wrinkle-free skin is a hallmark of youth and beauty, which is why aging skin can take a toll on your self-esteem. At The Medical Dock in Huntington Beach and San Pedro, California, Ali Ahmad, MD, and the aesthetics team use microneedling to reduce signs of aging and revitalize your skin. Call to schedule a free aesthetics consultation today with Dr. Ahmad or book an appointment online.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally-invasive aesthetic procedure that rejuvenates your skin without downtime. Dr. Ahmad and The Medical Dock team use a fine-needle roller or pen device to puncture and create tiny holes in the top skin layers to produce “controlled injury.” The healing process enhances collagen production and revitalizes your skin.

Dr. Ahmad may apply a topical treatment, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or another vitamin-rich serum, to your skin after microneedling to maximize results. PRP is derived from platelets in your blood that contain special healing capabilities.

 

What are the benefits of microneedling?

You can reap numerous cosmetic benefits from microneedling. It’s a natural, minimally-invasive way to help you look years younger with:

  • Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
  • Less scarring
  • Fewer stretch marks
  • Smoother, brighter skin
  • Improvements in sun-damaged skin
  • Better skin tone and texture
  • Smaller pores

Microneedling produces results comparable to laser treatment but at a fraction of the cost. It’s an advanced alternative to dermarollers and delivers long-lasting results.

What should I expect during treatment?

After careful review of your medical history and a skin evaluation, Dr. Ahmad lets you know if microneedling or another aesthetic treatment is a good fit for you. Before the procedure, he applies a numbing agent to minimize discomfort. You might feel slight poking or pricking sensations during treatment.

If you receive PRP therapy in addition to microneedling, Dr. Ahmad draws your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to extract platelet-rich plasma. He applies it to your skin after microneedling for deeper penetration to enhance healing and give you the best results possible. You might require a series of 2-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Are there any side effects?

For several days after microneedling treatment you may experience:

  • Minor pain
  • Irritation
  • Redness
  • Tightness
  • Warmth
  • A feeling of mild sunburn
  • Temporary light or dark discoloration

It’s important to keep your skin clean and avoid irritating lotions during healing. Protect your skin from sun damage before, during, and after a microneedling treatment.

When you’re ready for an affordable anti-aging solution to achieve brighter, younger-looking skin, call The Medical Dock for a free microneedling consultation or book an appointment online today.