How Much Does Microneedling Cost?

Microneedling Newport Beach

A beautiful, glowing complexion with smooth, supple skin is the mark of youthfulness. There’s so much misguided information online about how best to care for your skin, it can be confusing to know how to keep signs of aging at bay. At ZENA Medical, our research-backed approach to improving the quality and firmness of your skin is a big key to our success.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling works with your skin’s healing response to remodel your complexion both at the surface and deep in the dermis, depending on the type of microneedling you choose. Your ZENA Medical provider uses tiny needles to create hundreds of thousands of controlled, heat-free micro-punctures in your skin that trigger your body’s healing process. The magic happens beneath the surface to firm skin with remodeled collagen, elastin, and new skin cells to replace what’s been damaged by time, the sun, and environmental toxins. The micro-channels also provide the opportunity to infuse highly nurturing skincare products for more robust results. After 4-6 treatments, your skin is tighter, smoother, more evenly toned, and more youthful. 

Microneedling with Genius RF ups the ante by adding radiofrequency through the microneedles for deep collagen stimulation. Penetrating your skin to a very specific depth, the needles deliver the RF energy, bypassing the skin’s top layer so there’s no risk of hyperpigmentation. Texture and firmness improve significantly, reducing pore size and scarring. Genius RF microneedling minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, improves tone and texture, and overall tightens your skin in ways other treatments cannot achieve. 2-3 sessions over several months produce incredible rejuvenating results. In some cases, adding Infini, Profound, or Vivace laser energy can achieve the results you’re looking for. 

Microneedling with PRP adds another layer of skin renewal to your face, neck, chest, or hands. Your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) recruits stem cells, which rush to the treatment area and become whatever cells your skin most needs. The level of collagen and elastin production as well as expedited healing gives an incredible boost with true, in depth improvement to skin’s laxity, tone and texture, and signs of aging. Your skin doesn’t just look and feel younger, it is younger, with stem cells that reverse age’s clock.

How Much Does Microneedling Cost?

Your skin’s condition largely determines the number of microneedling sessions you require to reach your cosmetic goals, which is a big factor in overall price. Dr. Zena’s Signature 4 methodology will help determine how best your skin should be treated, which can cut down on unnecessary products and procedures. 

The average cost of microneedling with an aesthetician is between $300-$350, and with a physician, that rises to between $600-$800 thanks to the depth of needles and the expertise of your provider. The addition of PRP can add between $300-$500 to your cost. Most patients undergo between 3-6 sessions, making the overall range between $900-$7,800. Your specific cost will depend on your treatment plan’s complexity, geographical location, and provider experience.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Microneedling does not involve laser energy or heat at the skin’s surface, so there’s no stimulation of melanocytes, which can contribute to  hyperpigmentation. Darker skin types can run less of a risk of hyperpigmentation with microneedling procedures in comparison to other laser resurfacing treatments.

The best candidates for microneedling are those who want a clear, radiant complexion to replace their dull, dead skin. The best results are achieved with medical grade skin care products, like Dr. Zenovia’s hormonal dermatology skin care line, after treatment which feed your skin all it needs to shrink pore size, minimize fine lines, and reduce acne scars.

What is Microneedling Treatment Like?

We make your microneedling session as comfortable as possible with topical anesthetic. Your treatment is complete within 1 hour, and you may experience redness and swelling for up to 3 days, particularly with Genius RF microneedling. These discomforts should resolve on their own, and you’re soon free to resume your normal skincare and makeup routines. 

If your treatment is not incredibly deep, having multiple lighter procedures, scheduled 2-4 weeks apart, can still produce similarly effective results. When the number and timing of your microneedling sessions are carefully considered, they work in concert with each other, increasing your overall optimal outcome.

What Results Can I Expect?

Most microneedling patients see immediate radiance in their skin following the appointment. The depth of your treatment largely determines the quality of your results. The deeper the needles go, the greater the improvement to your skin. Only an RN, NP, or physician can treat to the depths required to improve texture and stimulate collagen. By law, aestheticians can only superficially penetrate the epidermis, achieving what is simply a really thorough exfoliation. Collagen induction is possible only when the needles reach past the epidermis, over 1.5mm deep to reach beneath where dead cells accumulate. This is where the real improvement takes place. Enriching additions can also achieve unique types of results. PRP and Vitamin C deliver brightness; tranexamic acid creates brightness while reducing brown spots. Stem cell products from Lifeline Stem Cell take your results even further.

This initial improvement will only get better over time, as enlarged pores shrink, scars and wrinkles reduce, texture and tone improve, and your skin tightens with more collagen and elastin production. Genius RF microneedling can also tighten the jawline area, so no more jowls.

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about microneedling, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment at ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Call us at (949) 200-8222 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!

Microneedling is one of the most effective treatments for skin texture issues. If you’re concerned about the texture of your skin—acne scars, enlarged pores, tissue irregularities, and more—microneedling may be right for you. At Zena Medical, we offer microneedling with combination treatments to give you the best results possible.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling improves your skin by accomplishing two things. First, the needles create controlled trauma in the form of microchannels to stimulate your skin’s healing response and collagen production. Second, the channels create a conduit for highly potent beneficial active ingredients, such as vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). 

 As your skin heals, new collagen is produced to firm up your skin. New skin cells replace those damaged or scarred by sun exposure, acne, or the march of time. Patients with significant acne scars benefit more from a series of deeper microneedling treatments, which require higher licensing to perform.

Microneedling depths

Microneedling is popular with aestheticians, nurses, and physicians alike. However, the deeper the microneedling needles penetrate your skin, the more effective your treatment is. While aestheticians can perform microneedling, nurse practitioners and physicians’ licenses allow them to microneedle deeper than aestheticians. This is important to note because the deeper the channels run, the better your end results will be. This also explains why there is a cost difference between microneedling with a medical provider versus an aesthetician.

Benefits of Microneedling

Pores shrink, acne scars diminish, and your skin’s texture improves. This is likely the biggest benefit of microneedling. Your skin looks and feels younger because it is younger. Those damaged or scarred cells that roughened your skin and made it dull are replaced with new cells, and under the surface, new collagen is growing. Collagen is the skin’s most important protein, providing structure and stability and keeping skin tight and fresh.

Creams and serums go deeper than ever before. The microchannels that microneedling cause can allow your topical serums and moisturizers to penetrate deeper into your skin. This allows your products to be more effective and will improve skin health and appearance.

Why Choose Zena Medical?

Zena Medical offers microneedling in combination with topical and laser therapies to give you the best results possible. Our staff is qualified to microneedle deeper into the dermis which will provide a more effective treatment

Dr. Zenovia Gabriel’s technical, results-driven focus, her passion for her work, and her warm and caring approach to patient care leave a lasting impression on her patients. Dr. Zena’s no-nonsense, down-to-earth nature cuts through the overwhelming amount of media hype in the cosmetic enhancement world, and her patients are her top priority. She’s been voted “OC Top Doc” numerous times by her peers and serves as a medical expert and advisor for industry leaders like Allergan, Neutrogena, Merz, and Johnson & Johnson. Her innovative approach and heavy-hitting expertise make her a leader in the highly competitive aesthetic medicine industry in Southern California.

A physician I highly respect referred me to Zena medical. I felt like a VIP, from start to finish. Dr., Zena is highly skilled and her whole team goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. All in all the best of the best!

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more treatments for sagging skin or are wondering whether you’re a good candidate for them, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment at ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Call us at (949) 200-8222 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!


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