Microneedling Specialist

Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. -  - Aesthetic Medicine

Jennifer Armstrong, M.D.

Aesthetic Medicine & Dermatology located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA & Newport Beach, CA

No matter your age, you want to look your best as naturally as possible. Aesthetics specialist Jennifer Armstrong, MD, with offices in Newport Beach, Brentwood, and Fullerton, California, offers microneedling with the Vivace Experience™, the Dermapen™, and Aquagold™. The Vivace is an advanced cosmetic tool that combines deep microneedling with radiofrequency energy and LED light to give you a dramatic and youthful look. Vivace also treats acne and acne scarring with little to no downtime. The Dermapen™ is a cosmetic treatment that rejuvenates your skin, reducing the signs of aging. It also helps with acne scarring and crepey skin. The Aquagold™ microneedling is a unique custom recipe designed for each individual patient. Using real gold needles we drive a custom formulation into the skin to give an amazing glow and smoothness. Options for your custom formulation include Botox, Fillers, Vit B combo, PRP (Plasma Rich Protein), Growth Factors, and Stem Cells. For treatment, call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that rejuvenates your skin, reducing the signs of aging. The treatment causes a slight injury to the top layers of your skin, stimulating the production of collagen, the protein that’s responsible for your skin’s bounce, strength, and flexibility. New collagen naturally restores youthfulness and resiliency. Microneedling is used to improve:

  • Texture and tone
  • Surface scarring
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Skin tightening and lifting



What is the Vivace Experience?


The Vivace Experience is a minimally invasive treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to enhance the effects of your cosmetic treatment and give you a nearly flawless look almost immediately.

The advanced treatment can tighten your skin and smooth out lines and wrinkles on your:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Body
  • Knee Lift
  • Abdomen tightening
  • Axilla (under arms)


The Vivace Experience is equipped with the Vivace microneedling RF device for a more comfortable experience.


How does the Vivace Experience improve my skin?

By combining microneedling with radiofrequency energy, the Vivace Experience targets the surface of your skin, as well as the deep layers to fully rejuvenate your look.

Like microneedling, the radiofrequency energy stimulates the production of skin-supportive proteins, both collagen, and elastin, in the deep layers of your skin, to make it firmer, thicker, and more youthful.


What can I expect during the Vivace Experience?

To ease any discomfort, Dr. Armstrong applies a numbing cream to your face before you start treatment. Then, during the treatment, which takes about 45 minutes, you may feel pressure and an occasional sensation as the Vivace microneedling RF device treats your skin.

You may need more than one treatment to get the best results. Dr. Armstrong develops a treatment plan so you know what to expect before getting started. Most patients need only three treatments at four- to six-week intervals to get the results you’re looking for.

After treatment, Dr. Armstrong recommends you use a specialized product or PRP to help the healing process and drive product deep into the skin for amazing results.


What is the AquaGold fine touch Experience?

The AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ 24 karat needles are finer than a human hair. Channels in the needle allow serums, Botox, or Hyaluronic gels to flow into the skin. Products are delivered through 24 karat gold channels. 

Hyaluronic acid Fillers, a soft, gel-like substance that absorbs water and brings deep skin hydration to the treated areas, giving it improved firmness, elasticity, and smoothness. Treatable areas include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands

Botox applied into the dermis (not the muscle) helps shrink pore openings. This is the only recognized treatment that has an actual physical effect on pore size.

*Intradermal Botox in the arrector pili muscles in the skin helps control pore size* while oil production and sweat are decreased by the lessened function of the glands responsible for their action. *Pore size action is temporary and will return to your “normal” once the Botox wears off.

Growth factors stimulate the skin for improved healing after laser and help maintain collagen levels. Treatable areas include: face, neck, chest.

From Dr. Dan Del Vecchio, supporter of the micro-channeling system: “For the first time, drugs and products are being delivered into the skin, not on it nor underneath it.
The needles sit on a platform and are smaller than a human hair. The needles are inserted into the skin and then pulled back out, leaving the product behind. It is that simple.”

“It takes a prune and makes it look like a plum,” says Dr. David Goldberg about AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ in W Magazine.

Joel Schlessinger, MD, uses AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ with hyaluronic acid filler to smooth lines and add volume to the neck, décolletage, hands.

“We use the AQUAGOLD system primarily for texture and fine lines, large pores and overall, it’s sort of like a mega, mega, mega, facial,” says Bd-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Mary Lupo.


How long do results last?

While you may notice a significant improvement in the look and feel of your skin almost immediately, the Vivace Experience™ may take up to three months to see the full effects of treatment. The Dermapen™ or Customized Aquagold™are immediate and will improve in 24 hours.

Following the skin care routine set by Dr. Armstrong, your microneedling results may last from six months to a year.

For microneedling with the Vivace Experience™, the Dermapen™, or Customized Aquagold™. Treatment, call today or schedule an appointment online.