Microneedling is one of the safest and most effective skin rejuvenation techniques available. Also known as “collagen induction therapy,” this treatment rebuilds your skin’s collagen reserves, thereby encouraging your skin to heal from within. You can undergo microneedling to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, textural irregularities, and other skin concerns. Our cosmetic providers can also combine microneedling with PRP to boost the results, helping you achieve smoother, softer, and more youthful skin. Contact us at SkinScience to schedule the best microneedling, Pleasant Hill and Martinez have to offer.

About Microneedling

Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique that focuses on increasing your skin’s collagen reserves. The procedure involves making micro-channels on your skin’s surface using a specialized microneedling device. The micro-injuries are just enough to trigger your body’s innate healing response, thereby facilitating skin cell regeneration and collagen production. Over time, your body produces new skin cells to replace the old, damaged skin cells. And the new collagen fibers make your skin look firm, taut, and youthful.

Microneedling + PRP

Microneedling enhances your skin’s receptivity to other treatments. That’s why we also combine microneedling with platelet-rich plasma therapy, thereby boosting the results. Platelet-rich plasma is derived from a small sample of your blood, and it contains a high concentration of growth factors, the components responsible for your body’s natural healing capabilities. We draw a small sample of your blood, isolate the PRP, and apply it to your skin after microneedling, significantly increasing the effects of your treatment with Martinez and Pleasant Hill microneedling.

Microneedling Treats:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity and sagging
  • Enlarged pores
  • Congested and oily pores
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Brown spots and age spots
  • Stretch marks and scars
  • Acne breakouts
  • Textural irregularities


  • Non-surgical and minimally-invasive treatment
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Encourages natural healing and collagen production
  • Can be combined with PRP therapy
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • No downtime


Am I a suitable candidate for microneedling?

You’re a suitable candidate for microneedling if you have mild to moderate signs of aging or skin damage, such as wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, sun damage, textural irregularities, pigmentation problems, etc. Our cosmetic providers will carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, and review your medical history to ensure you’re a viable candidate for microneedling in Pleasant Hill. If not, they’ll recommend other alternative treatments that may work better for you.

What happens during microneedling?

During the microneedling appointment, our cosmetic providers cleanse your facial skin and apply a numbing gel to ensure complete comfort. They adjust the microneedling device to ensure it penetrates the uppermost layers of the skin without causing unnecessary damage. The device contains evenly-spaced microneedles that make tiny perforations on your skin’s surface as they’re moved around the targeted treatment areas.

What happens during microneedling with PRP?

If you opt for microneedling with PRP, the cosmetic provider will start by drawing a small sample of your blood from your arm. Your blood sample will be spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma, which should take a few minutes.The cosmetic provider will then perform microneedling on your face while applying the PRP.

What are the side effects of microneedling?

Microneedling is an extremely safe and comfortable treatment with minimal side effects. At most, you’ll experience mild swelling, bruising, tenderness, and pin-point bleeding after the treatment for a few days. Your skin may also flake off after a few days.

What is the recovery process after microneedling?

Microneedling in Pleasant Hill doesn’t involve downtime. Your skin will look red and sunburnt, but you can resume your daily activities immediately. However, you should avoid strenuous workouts, excessive exposure to direct sunlight, and alcohol-based toners for a few days. You should also moisturize your skin regularly.

When will the microneedling results appear?

The results from your microneedling treatment will gradually appear over several days and months as your body produces new collagen fibers. Your cosmetic provider may recommend 4 to 5 treatments spaced a few weeks apart to optimize the results. While the results appear gradually, they also last for several months or a year.

Why Choose SkinScience Medical Aesthetics?

SkinScience Medical Aesthetics is a luxurious medical spa that combines healthcare and cosmetic wellness. We believe having youthful, beautiful skin can improve your mental wellness and confidence, and we aim to ensure everyone feels confident in their own skin. Our cosmetic providers perform a thorough skin analysis to understand your unique goals and curate a personalized treatment plan that ensures stellar results. Please schedule an appointment to explore our treatment options with microneedling in Pleasant Hill and Martinez.


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