Microneedling

Located near Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Skin care products, when selected appropriately, promote healthy skin and support maintenance of a youthful appearance. Overall, skin appearance can be viewed as a reflection of one’s wellness. Qualities of healthy skin include being smooth, firm, and hydrated.

Our medical grade collection of skin care products integrates up-to-date molecular research with highly effective botanical ingredients. We strive to provide products that are potent, yet gentle for even sensitive skin. All of our products are free of parabens, sulfates, gluten, formaldehyde, fragrance, hormones, and synthetic chemicals.

During consultation, Dr. Foulad provides education regarding various skin care products and customizes a skin care regimen specific for each patient.

Microneedling

Conveniently located to serve Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, improves skin quality by using tiny needles to create many micro-punctures through the surface of the skin. This triggers the healing process in a controlled fashion and promotes the release of growth factors. As a result, collagen and elastin production increases. We optimize the depth, spacing, and frequency of the needle pricks for each patient. Unlike cosmetic microneedling, medical microneedling uses greater needle depths to improve the results.

Candidates for Microneedling

Microneedling treats fine lines, enlarged pores, pigmentation issues, and scars. The treatments produce more youthful appearing skin that is smoother and firmer. Microneedling is most commonly performed at the face but it can also be performed at most regions of the body. Microneedling is safe for the majority of patients. Contraindications include active acne, skin infections, and wound healing issues.

How Microneedling is Performed

We perform microneedling treatments using the EXCEED microneedling system. Unlike many other microneedling devices on the market, the FDA has cleared this device to treat facial wrinkles and facial acne scars. The needles of this advanced device tilt and adapt to the skins surface in order to maintain proper alignment. This allows the device to smoothly glide along the skin surface. As such, the needles precisely puncture the skin without snagging and scratching. The device provides consistent power and the ability to precisely adjust needle depth and speed. With such technology, we are able to improve comfort, reduce skin irritation, reduce recovery time, and decrease the risk of side effects. Clinical trials have proven that the EXCEED microneedling pen visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and acne scars.

How to Prepare for Microneedling

Prior to the microneedling procedure, we apply topical numbing cream to the skin for 30 to 60 minutes. This makes the treatment comfortable.

Starting about 1 month before your microneedling treatment avoid sun exposure and use a sunscreen when outside. Starting 1-2 weeks before treatment avoid waxing, electrolysis, depilatory creams, laser hair removal and skin care products that contain acids (such as gycolic acid, salicylic acid, etc.). Starting 5 days before treatment, discontinue using skin care products that contain retinoids (such as retinol, tretinoin, Retin-A, Differin, Tazorac, etc). Also avoid facial masks, hair dyes, rough sponges, and any harsh or drying topicals. Starting 3 days before the peel, discontinue skin care products that contain active ingredients such as Vitamin C (and other anti-oxidants) and benzoyl peroxide. For men, shave the night before or the morning of your microneedling treatment.

Please notify us if you have a history of cold sores, as you may be recommended additional pre-treatment. Patients who have had recent cosmetic procedures such as laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving a peel. Please discuss with us to determine ideal timing.

We are conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, & Los Angeles. However, we are available to help with coordinating your stay if you are an Out-of-Town Patient.

What to Expect After Microneedling

Patients can expect some redness for about 1 to 3 days. Mild flaking may also occur but is less common. However, most patients are able to resume most normal activities the day after treatment.

Following treatment, you should use a gentle cleanser (e.g., Foulad Gentle Cleanser or Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser) and tepid water to cleanse the face for the first week after your treatment. Do not scrub or pick at your skin while it is healing. You should also use a gentle moisturizer for a least 1 week after your treatment. You can consider using a topical skin hydrator, such as a pure hyaluronic acid serum, starting after your treatment. Avoid exfoliating products, acids, astringents, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C, and products containing alcohol or fragrance for 1 week (unless otherwise approved).

Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning for at least 1 to 2 months after microneedling treatments. We recommend using a chemical-free sunscreen (i.e. a physical blocker) starting the day after your microneedling treatment. We recommend you do not apply makeup for a minimum of 24 hours after the treatment. However, it is ideal to avoid makeup for 3 days after the treatment. Drinking water to stay hydrated is also helpful.

Do not participate in strenuous activities or swimming for at least 3 days after your treatment. Sweating and pool water can introduce harmful bacteria that can cause adverse reactions in your skin. Avoid waxing and laser treatments for 2 weeks. Avoid powered cleansing brushes such as Clarisonic for at least one week following your treatment.

Microneedling faq

When will I notice results?

Improvement of the skin occurs over the course of several months, but most patients tend to notice a glow to their skin and a more even appearing skintone as early as the first few days. Results will continue to improve as collagen production continues. Multiple treatments are recommended for best results.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments depends on the patient goals, but we often recommend starting with an initial series of 3 treatments. Typically these treatments are spaced out 4 to 6 weeks.

How long does the appointment take?

The microneedling procedure itself typically takes about 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the areas treated. However, the entire appointment may take up to 2 hours to complete because topical numbing is typically applied 30-60 minutes prior to the start of the treatment for the comfort of the patient. If desired, you may apply the topical numbing cream prior to arrival.

What area can I treat with microneedling?

The most common areas to treat are the face and neck. However, microneedling can also be effective on other parts of the body to treat most types of scarring and stretch marks.

Is there downtime?

Your recovery time will be influenced by how aggressive a treatment you have received and your individual skin’s response. Each patient has an individual time frame for recovery but on average you should expect 1 to 3 days of redness. Immediately following your treatment, your skin may appear red and feel warmer and tighter than usual. These effects are normal.

Testimonials

Terry Moler
Terry Moler
2022-03-07
Dr.Foulad and his staff are amazing. The results speak for themselves. Dr. Foulad is meticulous. The experience was beyond great. I had a neck lift, a mid face lift and an upper eye lift. Dr. Foulad was very attentive. Chelsea, the practice manager, took care of every detail. I felt at ease and very taken care of. I had prepared myself for a painful surgery and recovery period but it was not like that at all. There was no pain and very little discomfort. It felt more like a well needed vacation. I had all my surgery on a Friday and I saw Dr. Foulad and Chelsea through the weekend. By the following Saturday I was at an important social function and with a little make up, no one could tell I was a week out from surgery. Some people would call this vanity. I disagree. I don’t feel 63. Why should I have to look 63.(or older!) It’s the best thing I ever did for myself. I can't thank Dr. Foulad enough. If you are considering doing this, I beg you to pull the rip cord, take the plunge, whatever you want to call it, but do it! It’s worth it. You’re worth it!
carol cusson
carol cusson
2021-12-11
There aren't enough stars for this review to tell you how pleased I am with Dr Foulad, Chelsea and the staff. It was so worth the miles traveled to have my facelift, neck and brow lift. Their attentiveness from the consult all the way through to the aftercare has been amazing. He continues to check in with me 2 months later. His attention to detail and his warm and caring personality made this such an enjoyable experience. I could not believe there was minimal pain and you cannot even see where the stitches were. I feel AND look like a new woman. Judge for yourself with my pictures! Highly recommend Dr Foulad and his staff
Kristy Franklin
Kristy Franklin
2021-10-06
Dr. Foulad performed my facelift and neck lift a few months ago and my results are phenomenal! He is kind, talented, and did beautiful work on my face and neck. He is very honest and takes a lot into consideration when giving his recommendations. He takes so much time to answer your questions and explain everything to you. Everything about my experience was top notch. I have seen other doctors in my past and none of them followed up with me or spent the amount of time with me the way Dr. Foulad has. His staff was also incredibly pleasant and accommodating with me. I can’t recommend Dr. Foulad enough. He genuinely cares deeply about his patients and does excellent work!
Miriam Vernia
Miriam Vernia
2021-09-13
Dr. Foulad loves what he does and it shows. He is professional, knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated to his patients. His "bed manners" are without equal. He follows up on his patients for weeks after surgery, providing timely advice and encouragement. He is honest and upfront about what benefits surgery can provide and he refers to other surgeons procedures that he does not feel comfortable performing.
Victoria Lampley
Victoria Lampley
2021-03-26
Dr Foulad is absolutely amazing! He is super patient, takes the time to thoroughly explain all your issues, thoughts, and goals and maps out all of your options without pushing anything whatsoever (if anything he does the opposite and explains everything in depth). He was completely attentive and super eloquent and smart when describing all of the ways he can help heal and preserve my skin and shared a wealth of knowledge. The practice manager Chelsea is patient, kind and super sweet and helpful. I'll definitely be telling my family and friends to become patients of Dr Foulad's practice. He is a perfectionist in the best way possible.
Kyrra White
Kyrra White
2021-03-14
I went to Dr Foulad for Jowl liposuction. Dr Foulad is a very informed facial artist and a master of his craft. I appreciate how delicate he was with my face during the procedure. He paid close attention to every detail of my face, and his effort shows in my results! I highly recommend Dr Foulad for any facial procedure. It’s important to have someone who is invested in your vision as you are, and that is Dr Foulad.
Aiko Fujimoto
Aiko Fujimoto
2021-03-01
Dr Foulad and his team are the definition of white glove service. They will take the time to explain everything in thorough detail and take all extra precautions to ensure your procedure is done as effectively and safely as possible. I'm incredibly happy with my results and will only be trusting my facial needs with Dr Foulad for all procedures going forward!
Sydney Skinner
Sydney Skinner
2020-12-16
Wow, I am so impressed! From the minute I walked into his office I was warmly greeted by his staff and ushered off for my consult with Dr. Foulad. He was extremely through (I ask a lot of questions) and he was very patient and did not rush me. I followed up the next week for my procedure which I’m thrilled with the outcome and feel so much confident! I’m looking forward to a long relationship with his office and it’s nice because he offers the entire package of treatments, products and procedures to cover all the bases! So no more running around to different offices!
Katia Rodriguez
Katia Rodriguez
2020-11-10
My experience at Dr. Foulad’s office has been nothing but great! From my very first consult, he made me feel comfortable and explained everything with detail. Him and his staff are so kind and were there to help guide me along the process. The results of my surgery were everything and more! I am so happy with the results and would recommend him to all my friends and family.
calvarezds
calvarezds
2020-09-17
I am so happy with my results after going to Dr. Foulad. He is a complete perfectionist and explains everything to you before go through with any injections or procedures. He makes everything look natural and seamless. I am definitely recommending him to all of my friends and family.