Medical Spa & Aesthetics Centers located in Laguna Hills, CA & Long Beach, CA

Most people begin to notice the first signs of aging sometime in their late 30s or early 40s. While it’s true that wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin are all part of the natural aging process, you don’t have to let your skin make you look older than you feel. Dr. Frederick L. Stafford and the expert team at Contours in Laguna Hills and Long Beach, California, offer a complete menu of advanced clinical skin treatments, including InnoPen™ microneedling skin rejuvenation. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an innovative skin rejuvenation technique that uses tiny needles to create micro-wounds on the surface of your skin, which helps stimulate collagen renewal and tighten underlying skin structures.  

Also known as collagen induction therapy, this minimally invasive treatment can help correct or reduce the appearance of a variety of skin flaws, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Age spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Loose, saggy skin
  • Visibly large pores
  • Persistent under-eye bags
  • Mild to moderate scars


Whether you aim to diminish the appearance of acne scars, erase fine lines, or simply shrink visibly large pores, microneedling will leave your skin looking tighter, brighter, smoother, and more uniform.

How does the InnoPen device work?

Dr. Stafford and his team of licensed professionals perform microneedling skin rejuvenation using the InnoPen, which is widely considered the most advanced medical-grade automated microneedling device available.  

With its sterile applicator tip, the InnoPen uses a dual spring-loaded disposable needle cartridge to pierce your skin, smoothly and evenly vertically. The InnoPen's precision motion creates fine channels across the treatment area that allow the topical nutrients on the surface of your skin to flow into your deepest dermal layers.           

The depth of needle placement varies depending on your treatment goal; enlarged pores and fine lines require a slightly shallower needle depth than acne scars and age spots, for example.

What does microneedling feel like?

The InnoPen device has a smooth, stamp-like motion that delivers a safer, more controlled treatment experience than similar devices, resulting in a more comfortable procedure and better, more uniform results.

Although the wounds created by microneedling are incredibly small and superficial, a topical numbing cream applied beforehand helps ensure optimal comfort during the treatment.

What can I expect after the procedure?

Because microneedling uses your body’s natural healing response to achieve results, your appearance will gradually improve over the course of days and weeks as your skin repairs and renews itself.

Some people only require a single annual microneedling treatment to achieve beautiful, long-lasting results. Most people, however, get the results they’re looking for after undergoing a series of two or three microneedling treatments, each spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Stafford will assess your skin and let you know how many treatments you may need to help you meet your goals.

To learn more about microneedling or to schedule a consultation, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary


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