Author: Dr. Gordon Sasaki

Medical microneedling of skin, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a relatively new concept aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores, stretch marks, crepey skin, and scarring such as surgical and acne scars. Dr. Sasaki is excited to offer this new technology to his patients in Pasadena, Glendale and throughout Los Angeles.

Microneedling: A Revolutionary Method of Fractional Microdermabrasion

Modern techniques control the levels of dermal penetrations through the protective epidermis by an array of microneedles whose depths are adjusted precisely by settings on the handpiece. Each of the thousands of micropassages within the dermis activates and stimulates the cascade of normal positive wound healing by releasing growth factors for eventual collagen and elastin production and maturation.

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Dr. Gordon H. Sasaki

Triple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Few plastic surgeons can match Dr. Sasaki's combination of expertise, compassion, and experience. He's a distinguished educator and a renowned innovator whose work and research have influenced a generation of plastic surgeons. Dr. Sasaki will work with you to make the improvements you desire.

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Combining Microneedling with Other Treatments

Another advantage of microneedling is creation of thousands of micro-channels for the delivery of cosmeceuticals, bioactive peptides, transforming and growth factors, as well as your own live platelets (PRP) into your dermis for enhanced skin rejuvenation.

Dermapen USA

Dr. Sasaki is an investigator, consultant and educator for Dermapen USA, an advanced skin needling system, that uses an automated, vibrating stamp-like motion of a disposable needle tip for more controlled and safer treatment. The treatment is virtually painless because of the action of a topical anesthetic gel, has a short recovery time up to a few days, produces results as early as six weeks, has a high safety record, can be used for almost all skin types, and is frequently combined with your medical skin care programs, Botox and filler treatments. Maximal collagen induction for skin tightening and rejuvenation is usually observed by 3 to 6 months. Dr. Sasaki is investigating the potential benefits of combining your own platelet-rich plasma with microneedling to further rejuvenate your skin, stimulate hair growth, improve stretch marks and crepey skin in the face, décolletage, abdomen, inner arms, and scars.

AquaGold® Microneedling

In the Device/Injection Center, our registered nurses use the AquaGold microneedling treatment to deliver hyaluronic acid—the same substance used in fillers—into the microchannels created during the procedure. AquaGold is one of the newest, exciting treatments that not only gets excellent, immediate results as a standalone treatment, it can be combined with other anti-aging procedures such as laser treatments to enhance the outcomes. AquaGold is used with a combination of products, such as Botox, to help with fine lines, wrinkles, reduction in pore size, acne scars, and pigmentation. Patients experience virtually no discomfort during the treatment and no downtime, which is ideal for the face, neck and chest.

AquaGold is the perfect treatment for weddings and other special occasions. This quick treatment helps improve skin’s appearance to help you look your best.

Are you ready to discover all the ways Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena can enhance your appearance and confidence? Request a consultation using our online form or call  (626) 796-3373 for an appointment.

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