Bolitho MD

9834 Genesee Ave Ste 311 La Jolla San Diego, California
Phone: (858) 458-5100


Micro-Needling Treatment Summary:

Patients are finding that their facial aesthetic goals are with a new revolutionary treatment called micro-needling. This nonsurgical treatment rejuvenates the skin while affording a complexion that is visually more youthful.


Dr. Bolitho’s medical practice has handpicked the U.S. manufactured Dermapen for this special treatment that reboots a younger and smoother looking skin texture through the stimulation and production of collagen.


Performed by a skilled aesthetic nurse, a small tool lightly travels along a patient’s face while little needles on its endpoint create tiny micro channels into the skin. Optimal products are delivered through these mini micro channels creating a synergy of hydration and anti-aging properties.

Treatment Candidates:

Ideal candidates for micro-needling therapy are the following:

  • Adult women and men
  • Those who want to pursue an antiaging skin care treatment
  • Those who are interested in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation

Micro-Needling Consultation:

In your initial consultation, one of Dr. Bolitho’s aesthetic nurses will discuss micro-needling and determine whether or not it will be an ideal facial rejuvenation treatment. A skin care history will also be assessed.

This office visit is your opportunity to be candid with your aesthetic goals and wishes while skilled aesthetic nurses will carefully examine your facial area. It is also a time where an antiaging skin care routine can be implemented.

Before and after photos may also be taken for your file. The photographs will be downloaded to a state-of-the-art software program and reflect the areas of treatment and the immediate results following the procedure.

Micro-Needling Treatment:

One of Dr. Bolitho’s aesthetic nurses will perform the micro-needling procedure which will last about an hour by utilizing the highly regarded Dermapen. Described as a minimally invasive and safe procedure, this manual treatment is performed with a small tool with tiny needles at the endpoint. Methodically, the nurse will make three passes over the patient’s face, paying special attention to areas which would benefit from the micro-needling.

Patients who undergo this rejuvenation therapy may opt to have repeat sessions every four to eight weeks to help maintain a youthful appearance.


Those who undergo a micro-needling treatment notice improvements in their skin such as:

  • Smoother facial canvas
  • Firmer skin tone
  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps even out skin tone
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Helps diminish the appearance of scars

Dr. Bolitho’s nurses will recommend that patients wear sunscreen when outdoors.


Side Effects:

There is little downtime or side effects with micro-needling. However, if side effects do occur, they may include the following which dissipate relatively quickly:

  • Slight redness
  • Slight puffiness
  • Slight skin sensitivity


Dr. Bolitho’s aesthetic nurses will provide post-treatment instructions and look forward to hearing from their patients regarding their skin results feedback.