How does it Work?

Microneedling is applied through a skin pen, which is a hand-held device that gently applies tiny pinpricks to the skin. These minute injuries trigger the body to produce collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for skin resilience and hydration.

The Microneedling Process Goes Through Three Stages

  • The body’s natural immune system is triggered by tiny injuries from the needles. Blood begins to flow, debris is cleared away, and new tissue starts to form.
  • Collagen and elastin cells begin to form.
  • The skin experiences both tightening and moisturizing, leading to an improved appearance.
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Advantages of Microneedling

  • Helps roll back the clock on aging skin
  • Reduces acne scarring
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Safe for all skin types
  • No side effects
  • Easily combined with other procedures
  • No discomfort
  • Minimal downtime
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive

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Benefits of all of the above combined.


What does the recovery from microneedling entail?

Why choose Dr. Karam for your microneedling procedure?

How do I move forward with microneedling?

What does the recovery from microneedling entail?

Rates of healing will vary from client to client for all cosmetic procedures. That being said, most patients do experience some minor redness and swelling similar to a sunburn for a few days post-procedure. In general, these symptoms pass within the same amount of time.

Why choose Dr. Karam for your microneedling procedure?

Dr. Karam is sought out by clients from San Diego, the US, and even those from around the globe for his immense skill and artistry in the field of anti-aging facial rejuvenation. His textbook on facial rejuvenation is used widely by his peers as an authority on the topic, and Dr. Karam contributes frequently to other industry literature about innovative, non-invasive techniques.

Because each aspect of the face and skin is integral in creating a youthful, radiant appearance, he pursues a comprehensive approach that addresses every detail of the client’s anatomy in depth. He may choose to combine microneedling with other anti-aging treatments such as dermal fillers or a non-surgical facelift for a total makeover.

How do I move forward with microneedling?

If you are in the San Diego area and would like to set up a confidential consultation with Dr. Karam, do not hesitate to call our office today. During this session, the doctor will address such important topics as costs, insurance and financing; risks and benefits; recovery and downtime; and your final results. He will formulate a unique treatment plan to address your needs and answer all your questions in depth.


Francine M.

"I had a vertical restore at age 65 with Dr Amir Karam. It has been a little over a year and I am delighted with the results. Some of my friends have not even noticed - I just look rested. Dr Karam will provide you with all the information and supplements that you need to make the procedure and the recovery time as comfortable as possible. I usually bruise very easily but with the supplements that were given to me prior to my procedure and afterwards, my bruises were gone within a week."

"I highly recommend Dr. Karam and would go back to him for anything I might want done in the future. I totally trust his approach and recommendations. You won't be disappointed!"

Kris R.

"I'm one month out from a Vertical Restore with Dr Karam. Dr Karam is an incredibly talented Surgeon. I can barely see my scars already. I also did a laser peel, within 8 days I was wearing makeup and admiring my new jawline and neck. I'm 65 this month and so happy I chose him. He is the best there is. His staff are fun, caring and kind. They made my entire experience so easy. I would not hesitate or even think about going anywhere else. Check out his Instagram account. He does all his content himself. Extremely informative, with many before and after photos. I decided on Dr Karam after researching his Instagram and had made my decision before we had even met."

Janice S.

"Dr Karam is a great surgeon, a true artist and a wonderful human being. He has done 2 procedures on me over the last 3 years. Both with excellent results. His fat transfer and his lip lift technique are extraordinary. I wouldn't think of going to anyone else and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for the best."

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