Dr. David W. Kim in San Francisco is an internationally acclaimed Facial Plastic Surgeon who uses advanced techniques and procedures that are the safest and most successful.



Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that improves a variety of skin imperfections, including acne scars [link to acne scars page], surgical scars, wrinkles and “dull” or “tired” skin. Compared to traditional laser resurfacing techniques, microneedling has the benefit of less downtime and less risk, yet real results. Microneedling is also safe to use on all skin types, as it does not involve light, lasers, or heat, and therefore does not carry the same risk of hyperpigmentation.

How It Works

In our office we use CosmoPen, which is a medical grade, high speed microneedling system.  CosmoPen microneedling stimulates the body’s own production of new collagen for healthier and fresher looking skin. Additionally, the micro-channels created by applying the microneedling device over the skin allow specific topical serums to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin for optimal rejuvenating results.

The In-Office Treatment

Prior to your treatment we will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to reduce discomfort during the treatment itself. The actual procedure is fast, nearly painless, and relatively inexpensive, making it a popular choice amongst our patients. We recommend a series of 3-6 treatments, spaced approximately 2-4 weeks apart for best results. Treatments are tailored to the patient’s individual goals and skin condition.

Expected Results

After treatment your skin may be pink for about 1-3 days. Most patients can return to regular social activities within a day or two. We encourage patients to resume skin care with gentle, hypoallergenic products and sun protection immediately. A medical-grade growth factor serum, such as SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex [link], will help speed recovery and improve overall results.

Improvements in fine lines, texture, tone, and the appearance of scars can become apparent over days to months after the treatment. Your body will continue to produce new collagen in response to microneedling for 6+ months after your treatment.

To find out if you are a good candidate for microneedling, please call 415-773-0800 to book a complimentary consultation or contact us online.

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Why Dr. Kim Chose The Medical Field?

Dr. Kim's Philosophy On Beauty

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I Was Not Nervous

I Can Breathe Again

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Testimonial – Vanessa

Testimonial – Wanda

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Breathing Is Not Always Easy

Have You Seen It All?

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How Do You Keep Up With New Tech?

How Do You Treat Your Patients?

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How Much Downtime To Expect?

Many People Want Subtlety

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Millions Of People Can't Breathe

Most Drastic Example?

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People Should Be Treated Well

Reconciling Vision To Make People Happy

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Results Should Reflect Individual Desires

Talk About Philosophy On Beauty

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Talk About Your Personal Approach

The Asian Eye

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The Goal Is To Make Someone Happy

Transformation And Rejuvination

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What Do You Say To Someone Afraid Of Surgery?

Why Dr. Kim Got Into Surgery

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Dr. Kim's Professional Background

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Media Appearances

Thanks to his expertise, Dr. Kim has made numerous appearances on television, radio, in print publications and at professional conferences. He’s written and talked about topics ranging from mommy makeover to rhinoplasty to skin cancer removal. Please browse through Dr. Kim’s media coverage, which includes his groundbreaking “Study on Beauty.”