Micro Needling

What is Microneedling with Roller Therapy?

micro-needling-3 Microneedling has become popular as an innovative aesthetic treatment for acne scarring, fine lines, skin tone, texture, and color. Terrific for collagen production, microneedling at the Los Angeles area’s Sunset Cosmetic Surgery uses tiny needles that are rolled gently onto the skin to create “controlled” micro-injuries that trigger a natural repair/regeneration process. This method of treatment is known as microneedling with roller therapy, and is sometimes referred to as derma rolling.

The skin’s repair process thickens the epidermis (the surface layer of the skin) and stimulates the production of both collagen and elastin to heal, rejuvenate, and smooth the skin while maintaining its elasticity. The micro-channels created from the microneedling injuries also help topical skin-care treatments (micro nutrients, vitamins, growth factors) penetrate and be absorbed into the skin much more easily.

To learn more about microneedling and determine if it is right for you, call Sunset Cosmetic Surgery at 310-858-9100, or .

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?


Microneedling with roller therapy is affordable and effective for many skin types—and patients usually report minimal discomfort during a treatment session. Depending on variations in treatment to suit each patient’s unique needs and desired goals, they can expect to achieve:

  • Improvement and brightening of dark pigmentation
  • Hydration and softening of fine lines
  • Reduction in wrinkling/muscle contraction
  • Maximum absorption/penetration of topical skin treatments
  • Reduction in acne breakouts, and regulation of sebum or excess oil production
  • Reduction in the size of pores
  • Overall improved nourishment and rejuvenation for skin that both looks and feels healthier

When Are Results Visible?

Patients may notice an immediate “glow” to their skin following the initial treatment session, but the actual repair process triggered by microneedling takes place over the course of several weeks. Results may continue improving, with accelerated collagen and elastin production occurring up to six months after treatment.

What is the Recovery Process Like?

Microneedling can be performed directly in our office and requires very minimal downtime. Patients may notice bright redness to the skin immediately after treatment. On average, this redness lasts approximately two days, but many patients have found that their skin heals within 24 hours after their treatment session. Since there is no burn risk, the treatment works well for all skin types and colors. It can also be performed on areas of the skin that may not be suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing, such as around the eyes and mouth, hands, and chest.

How Many Treatments are Necessary?

While some patients only require a single treatment, two to three treatments are typically recommended, with intervals of four to six weeks between sessions. Maintenance treatments may also be suggested every six to 12 months. For patients concerned with deep wrinkles, advanced pigmentation, acne scars, and/or stretch marks, more treatments may be recommended.

Patients seeking clear skin may also want to smooth out unwanted wrinkles with BOTOX® or dermal fillers.

Microneedling Before & After Photos

The above images are unaltered photographs of patients treated with Micro-Needling.
Case 1 – Patient treated for acne scarring; Case 2 – Patient treated for hyperpigmentation.
Individual results may vary. Photo courtesy: INNOAESTHETICS USA.

To book a consultation for microneedling in the Los Angeles area, request an appointment or call Sunset Cosmetic Surgery at 310-858-9100.

Please note that all Before and After photographs shown on this site are patients of Dr. Svehlak or Dr. Yamini who have given permission to have their photos published. Images may be edited only to obscure distinctive features such as moles, jewelry, tattoos, or birthmarks for patient privacy. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary. Reputable surgeons do not guarantee outcomes, and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgical or non-surgical procedure.