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Facial plastic surgeon and facial rejuvenation specialist Dr. Rami Batniji offers microneedling treatments at Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery for patients in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills in need of an effective non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment.

How Microneedling is Performed

microneedling deviceMicroneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves poking microchannels into the skin using a specialized needling pen. There is little to no discomfort associated with the procedure, as the skin is properly numbed with a strong topical numbing agent. It also initiates the production of collagen, elastin, and capillaries, and so the microneedling procedure is sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy or skin needling.

This treatment is usually done with either hyaluronic acid or platelet-rich plasma that is needled directly into the top layer of skin. This generates localized inflammation and stimulates the skin’s natural healing process. In some circumstances, the procedure utilizes radiofrequency waves. In this case, the procedure is referred to as radiofrequency (RF) microneedling.

With the advances in technology, microneedling dark skin is possible. RF microneedling is an optimal choice for those with darker skin complexions, and it’s a stellar alternative to the fractionated CO2 laser, which potentially puts those with darker skin at risk of pigmentation. It’s excellent for skin tightening, and the machine we use for RF microneedling is called the Sylfirm, which is top-of-the-line equipment.

Even with the best equipment in the industry, optimal results require know-how, patience, and a meticulous hand. Dr. Batniji may know his way around his instrumentations, but the real results come from his years of hands-on experience and many successful procedures.

You may find that some microneedling procedures vary depending on where you go in the world, but Dr. Batniji only relies on the most trusted and modern microneedling practices. He continues to further his education, consistently staying on the leading edge to better serve his patients.

The Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is a great option for improving the appearance of acne scars, large pores, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles by inducing collagen production. By kickstarting the healing process, this treatment gives your skin its healthy glow back and leaves it feeling plump and tight, thanks to the surge of collagen and elastin production. Today, microneedling is one of the best methods for tackling acne scars, a common skin issue that many people all over the world suffer from. It’s also a solid choice for people from all walks of life and varying age groups.

Microneedling for under-eye wrinkles is one of the few treatments that can improve the appearance of those pesky fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes—one of the most challenging areas to target due to close proximity to the eye.

Of course, there’s a lot of talk about how you’ll look after your procedure, but an equally important factor is your self-esteem. Some people are plagued with skin issues that aren’t their fault, causing immense distress that can be hard to shake off. Microneedling treatments can help breathe new life into your self-confidence, which will only add to your overall happiness in everyday life.

Lastly, microneedling is great for those who want to keep their anti-aging treatments as natural as possible. It is an entirely autologous, collagen-inducing therapy, and nothing artificial is injected into the skin. Put simply, this treatment gives your skin all the ingredients it needs to allow it to do all the repair work by itself. A series of treatments is recommended for the best outcome.


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Targeted Areas

Microneedling can target several areas of the face, such as:

  • Age or sunspots
  • Scars resulting from acne
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Under eye bags
  • Large pores
  • Reduced skin elasticity
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Other facial scars

Apart from addressing these facial issues, microneedling may also be effective in treating stretch marks found in other regions of the body. For example, if you have stretch marks on your abdominal region and/or your thighs, a microneedling treatment, in combination with fillers, can be effective.

Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling is quite beneficial for several cosmetic or health concerns. Regarding cosmetics, if you’re looking to treat issues with hyperpigmentation, scars, or even wrinkles from normal aging, microneedling can do wonders for how you look and feel. It’s crucial to note that those experiencing a skin infection will need to let it heal before undergoing a procedure in order to avoid additional health concerns.

Above all, anyone looking to enhance their appearance naturally is a stellar candidate for microneedling treatments. It’s also important to know that microneedling can cause minor bleeding, so people who suffer from blood or clotting disorders may want to consider this beforehand.

Skin complications such as eczema may also cause complications depending on the severity of your condition. Nevertheless, Dr. Batniji will walk you through a detailed consultation in order to determine whether microneedling is right for you. If you happen to have any concerns about your health, we welcome you to share any details you think might be relevant to your procedure. Although we want you to look and feel what makes you happy, Dr. Batniji and his staff will always view your health as a priority.

Why Choose Batniji Plastic Surgery for Microneedling?

We consistently aim to separate ourselves from the competition by providing a top-notch level of service you can’t find anywhere else. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, every patient is under careful supervision and care through every stage of their operation and recovery. Dr. Batniji is well-versed in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on the head and neck, which makes him very adaptable to each patient’s individual needs.

Patients will receive the benefits of Dr. Batniji’s medical expertise and experience a luxurious stay, ensuring they get all the care they need for a healthy recovery. People visit us from all over the world for a wide variety of procedures, and we offer a discounted stay at the Resort at Pelican Hill, highly regarded for its outstanding views and comfortable amenities.

Aside from the creature comforts and medical proficiency, Dr. Batniji’s passion for his profession started long before he earned his medical degree. He’s the son of a talented otolaryngologist, who sparked the inspiration for Dr. Batniji’s career at a very young age. Throughout his life, he’s had impressive attention to detail, a necessary skill in the surgery field.

His introduction to the medical field caused an increasing desire to pursue facial plastic surgery. This passion, coupled with his friendly personality and unwavering care for others, provides a stellar experience for each patient who reaches out for our services.

For microneedling specifically, we take a unique approach by incorporating BENEV exosome treatments to enhance the skin rejuvenation process.

Combining Microneeding and PRP

While a microneedling treatment is quite effective on its own, it does result in minor side effects such as swelling and redness, which may take a few days to go away. It can also necessitate downtime. To significantly speed up the healing process, consider microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration.

PRP hair restoration is created using a small amount of the patient’s own blood. The platelets and plasma in the blood are separated from the red and white blood cells to form PRP, which contains a number of growth factors for improved healing.

PRP can penetrate further into the tissues as a result of the microchannels created by microneedling. This allows its benefits to be even more effective, healing skin from the inside out. As a result, after microneedling with PRP (also known as plasma microneedling), the duration of downtime and minor side effects is significantly shorter.

Your Microneedling Consultation

Before undergoing a microneedling treatment, you’ll have to consult with Dr. Batniji to determine whether or not you’re a suitable candidate.

During your consultation, Dr. Batniji will ask you about your complete medical history and current health status. You should be completely honest in order to avoid unwanted complications and determine your eligibility for the treatment.

While most medications won’t interfere with the microneedling treatment, you may be asked to refrain from using topical retinoids and ibuprofen before your session.

Typically, people with the following conditions should not undergo microneedling treatments:

  • Active acne
  • An active skin infection
  • Keloid scarring

During your consultation with Dr. Batniji, you can ask any questions you may have. You can also ask about microneedling with PRP as a treatment option. Regardless of your specific procedure, you’ll be treated with unwavering care through every step of the process. We make sure you’re fully educated on what to expect and that you feel heard and understood on a personal level.

It’s understandable to be concerned about your health, regardless of the non-invasive nature of microneedling. Although it can be a relatively painless experience with only mild discomfort, it’s common to experience minor swelling or bruising, depending on your procedure. Thankfully, these symptoms will subside within days after your visit. There are other minor symptoms that you may experience, such as an itching or sensitive sensation, but this generally fades a few hours after your procedure.

Microneedling Recovery

The average amount of downtime after microneedling with PRP is about three days, during which you may experience redness, mild swelling, and pinpoint bruising. You may also notice light sloughing of the skin in the days to follow as old skin cells begin to turn over, exposing the bright, new skin below. Everyone’s individual experience through recovery may vary, but most patients go through a similar recovery path.

Considering that microneedling is relatively non-invasive, many people are surprised at the minimal recovery time required to get back to your normal self. These factors, combined with the quality, precision care Dr. Batniji is known for, leave patients with little to worry about during and after their procedure.

we give all Sylfirm patients a post-treatment kit for immediate recovery from our custom products. Though we can’t make general recommendations for skin care based on the procedures because it is very patient-dependent, all patients of ours will receive analysis and individualized skincare recommendations.

Cost of Microneeding and Financing Options

The cost of this procedure depends on the number of treatments you get, the extent of the conditions you are looking to treat with microneedling, and other factors. If you have any questions about the price of this treatment, be sure to ask Dr. Batniji during your consultation.

If the microneedling pricing is getting in the way of finalizing an appointment, we also provide multiple financing options for those who may need a little assistance. Care Credit is a financing company that you can use to handle the costs, which can help you get that much closer to the results you desire. It’s also beneficial to schedule a consultation with us so you know what costs to expect and can proceed with applying for financing from there.

You can also find information on our website for more financing options, such as Prosper Healthcare Lending and Alphaeon, which each offer unique benefits. We try to provide each patient with multiple routes to ensure their microneedling procedure becomes a reality.

Contact Our Orange County or Los Angeles Locations

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin and would like the rejuvenating benefits of microneedling, contact Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery at our Beverly Hills or Newport Beach locations today to schedule a consultation with our highly-skilled nurse practitioner, Ashley Lankford. Dr. Batniji is a highly acclaimed, double-board-certified plastic surgeon in the Southern California area who will gladly answer any questions you may have.

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