If you are bothered by any acne scarring, sun damage or some other irregularity, microdermabrasion may be the key to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals of refreshed, radiant skin.

Our mission at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is for you to look your natural best, naturally. We offer a variety of non-invasive, non-chemical solutions to help you achieve your skin renewal goals including, microneedling. This procedure uses tiny needles to create small puncture wounds in the skin to stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissue. Collagen production is stimulated in response to the body’s natural healing process resulting in healthy, glowing and vibrant skin. Microneedling is safe for any skin color.

Located in Santa Rosa, CA, Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is led by Dr. Greg Chernoff whose mission is to offer his patients non-surgical skincare services to revitalize their skin. Our medical staff and certified aestheticians deliver unique and individualized treatment combinations to best enhance their natural features.

What is Microneedling

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA uses Dermapen® for our microneedling treatments. Dermapen is a fractional microneedling device that uses microneedles in a vibrating, stamp-like motion to create a controlled method of treatment. As the Dermapen moves across the skin, it creates micro-channels that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing response and collagen production.

Also, these micro-channels created in the skin allow for better absorption of topical skin care treatments.

The sensation you may experience during your microneedling treatment depends on the area and the depth of the skin condition being treated. For most areas, patients will experience a sensation more similar to sandpaper than needles. Deep scar treatments may produce more sensation.*

This treatment is good for patients of all skin types and can be used to improve fine lines and wrinkles, reduce stretch marks, and improve the appearance of scarring.

Our aesthetic professionals will discuss your skin condition and rejuvenation goals to see if microneedling and/or what combination of treatments can best match your aesthetic goals.

Prior to any treatment or procedure, Dr. Chernoff or one of our trained and certified Health Care Providers determine if you are a candidate, review the risk and benefits, and provide all possible treatment alternatives.

Who can Benefit from Microneedling?

Individuals interested in the following skin condition improvements may benefit from microneedling:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing the appearance stretch marks
  • Reducing the appearance of scars
  • Improving the texture of your skin
  • Improving your overall skin health
  • Increasing the effectiveness of topical skincare treatments

Microneedling is used in combination with our specialized vitamins, antioxidants and growth factor serums to optimize results.

Patients looking for improvement in overall skin health, or those looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles should contact our office to see if they are a candidate. Microneedling is excellent for most skin tone and types. For patients with very sensitive skin, we may recommend microdermabrasion rather than microneedling to begin your skin improvement goals.

What Results Can I Expect?

The benefits of microneedling may not become evident until the body has gone through the inflammation, healing, and collagen production processes. The healthy skin surrounding the micro-channels keeps the healing process to a minimum. The healing process thickens the dermis and helps to soften wrinkles and scarring.*

Some patients may experience some redness or the sensation of sunburn following a micro-needling treatment. These side effects typically subside within two days of treatment.*

We recommend between 4-6 treatments for the best possible results.* Since everyone has a different skin type and different skin conditions they would like to treat, results will vary from patient to patient.