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Microneedling Specialist

Koch Facial Plastic Surgery

R. James Koch, M.D.

Facial Plastic Surgeon located in San Mateo, CA

Improving the health and appearance of your complexion without surgery is possible with Thermage® radiofrequency microneedling technology. At Koch Facial Plastic Surgery in San Mateo, California, R. James Koch, MD, offers in-office microneedling procedures that require no incisions nor extended recovery. Dr. Koch was the main clinical investigator for Thermage-sponsored clinical trials. He has extensive experience improving the appearance of delicate facial skin while ensuring long-lasting results. Call Koch Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule a microneedling consultation or book one online today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a procedure used to refresh the health and appearance of your skin. Dr. Koch is an expert in Thermage radio frequency (RF) microneedling procedures, which use specialized needles that deliver radiofrequency energy into the tissues of your face.

Microneedling treatments harness the power of your body’s own ability to heal itself by creating micro-wounds on the surface of your skin. The RF energy uniformly warms the deep tissues beneath your skin to effectively stimulate the production of new collagen, an essential protein in healthy skin.

What conditions can microneedling treat?

The stimulation of new collagen fills in areas of lost volume around your face while firming your skin. This minimally invasive treatment can also address common skin imperfections like:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores

Your tighter, firmer skin will look and feel younger, and your results will appear completely natural.

What happens during microneedling?

To keep you comfortable and pain-free, Dr. Koch applies a topical numbing cream to the treatment areas on your face. He applies the microneedling device to the surface of your skin to create the micro-wounds.

Dr. Koch carefully controls the depth of the needles beneath the surface of your skin. Once the needles are in place, he delivers the RF energy to stimulate collagen.

It’s common to have some mild bruising and redness after your treatment that resolves within a few hours. You might also see pinpoints of blood on the surface of your skin as your body begins to respond to the wounds.

You can expect to resume your usual activities soon after your treatment without any limitations.

How long do the results of microneedling last?

The results of radiofrequency microneedling aren’t immediate because it takes time for your body to produce new collagen. Typically, it can take up to six months from your initial treatment to see the optimal results of your microneedling procedure.

As new collagen grows, your skin will feel smoother and firmer. Your skin will also look more vibrant and youthful. With a good skin care routine and a healthy diet, you can expect to maintain your results for months or years. Dr. Koch might also recommend additional microneedling procedures to help you retain your results in the long term.

To find out if microneedling is right for you, call Koch Facial Plastic Surgery or book a consultation online today.