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Microneedling Specialist

Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts

Cosmetic Dermatologist and Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeon located in Ventura, CA & Camarillo, CA

Your body’s healing and regeneration processes don’t have to be confined to helping you recover after an injury. With microneedling, Peter Karlsberg, MD, unlocks your body’s ability to rejuvenate your skin naturally. At Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts in Ventura and Camarillo, California, Dr. Karlsberg and his team offer this treatment to smooth wrinkles, eliminate scars and discoloration, and more. To get started with microneedling, call the office nearest to you or book an appointment online.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

During a microneedling treatment, Dr. Karlsberg uses the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite — a specialized device with several thin, sterilized needles — to create tiny pinpricks in your skin. To ensure you’re comfortable during this process, he applies a numbing cream beforehand. 

The pinpricks in your skin are just large enough to trigger your body’s healing processes. Specifically, these micro-injuries signal to your body that it’s time to start the production of collagen. This is the protein in your skin that helps it stay taut, plump, and hydrated. 

What can microneedling do for my skin?

Because it encourages the production of new skin cells and collagen, microneedling is effective for a wide range of cosmetic concerns. 

At Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts, Dr. Karlsberg uses this treatment to help patients get rid of:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks

Additionally, to further tap into your body’s regenerative power and to bring you greater results, Dr. Karlsberg offers microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

What is PRP?

PRP is a solution Dr. Karlsberg derives by taking a very small sample of your blood, then separating out the platelets in a centrifuge. Your body sends platelets to injury sites whenever you get hurt, and they help to kickstart the regeneration process. 

After microneedling your skin, Dr. Karlsberg applies a serum of PRP to it. The microneedling creates tiny channels, so the platelets can access the deeper layers of your skin, improving your results and rejuvenating your appearance. 

What should I expect after microneedling?

Whether you choose microneedling with or without PRP, expect your skin to be red for a few days after treatment. 

Over the coming weeks, as your body builds new collagen, your results will continue to improve. You’ll notice that your skin looks tighter and fuller as scars, dark spots, and acne fade. 

Some people achieve their desired cosmetic results with a single treatment, while others choose multiple microneedling sessions to give them even more dramatic results. 

Talk with Dr. Karlsberg about your aesthetic goals. He’ll be happy to recommend a personalized treatment plan for you. 

If you’re ready to get started with microneedling — a safe, natural way to transform your skin — call the office, or schedule your appointment online today.