Jennifer’s abilities as a skilled practitioner in acupuncture mean she has a completely unique approach to microneedling. She believes the treatment can have a holistic impact on your wellness and skin rejuvenation. Jennifer is adept at providing you with specific results in association with enhancing certain aspects of your facial features.

The Benefits of Microneedling

The microneedling process can give you a younger and more vibrant look, as well as boosting collagen production and improving the elasticity of your skin. The benefits of microneedling enable you to see a dramatic difference in your appearance by using a holistic technique.

Jennifer integrates a combination of microneedling with energizing concentrated Chinese herbal serums and light therapy, which can soothe and rejuvenate your skin.

What Is Microneedling?

The principal difference between acupuncture and microneedling is the amount of time the needles are in the skin. Microneedling utilizes tiny pin pricks in the skin which are incredibly fast; the acupuncture process requires ultra-fine needles which remain in one point for a longer period of time. Whereas microneedling treats your entire face, acupuncture focuses on an area where you have a blockage of energy anywhere in the body. Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that improves your skin tone and texture.

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy in Western medical and cosmetic practices. Jennifer uses the tiny needles to create very small, controlled skin injuries. The benefits of the microneedling process include triggering your body’s healing ability, sending factors to the site of the pin pricks to stimulate collagen and elastin production.

Having strong collagen and elastin fortifies and supports your skin, highlighting your best features.

By puncturing your skin, microneedling can stimulate collagen and elastin production in the deeper layers of the dermis. The result gives your face a tighter, brighter look, and can aid in reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and large pores. The procedure can also help to reduce sagging, which happens as your skin loses elasticity with age.

Typically, microneedling is used in Western medicine on your face. Jennifer can use it to help with other areas of your body to boost your collagen production, leaving your skin looking rejuvenated and revitalized.

Further Microneedling Benefits

Jennifer Ryan, LAc can use the process to help alleviate the following conditions:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hair loss (alopecia)
  • Aging and dark spots
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Tighten skin
  • Sun damage (face, arms, legs, chest)
  • Patches on your skin (hyperpigmentation)
  • Large pores
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks on abdomen

What to Expect during Your Microneedling Appointment

Jennifer knows that having a needle based treatment can cause anxiety for some patients. She has created a calming and relaxing environment at her practice in Playa Vista and is proud to provide superior quality treatment. Your well-being and peace of mind is her top priority.

Jennifer will walk you through the process and conduct an in-depth consultation so she can specifically address your concerns and target your needs. To further optimize your treatment, you will have a facial that has been tailored to your specific skin type and condition.

Red light therapy (RLT) utilizes low wavelength red light which may reduce wrinkles, scars and acne, as well as boost your skin's youthful appearance.Jennifer also introduces a 20 minute LED light treatment, or infrared lamp treatment focusing on your face and neck.

LED light therapy can reduce activity in your sebaceous glands, so they produce less of the oil that can plug the hair follicles, which leads to acne. Blue light is also thought to kill acne-causing bacteria known as Cutibacterium acnes.

You can sit back and relax as the light therapy induces collagen production in your skin. Typically, patients seeking to heal acne scars and reduce acne can benefit most from LED and infrared light therapy.

Jennifer uses the AcuMicro micropen for your microneedling treatment, which focuses on reducing fine lines, wrinkles and scars. The pen utilizes 12 extremely fine, sterile needles to penetrate your skin during the treatment, just enough to stimulate collagen and elastin production without permanent injury to the skin.

The process improves skin texture and color and can enhance effectiveness of skincare products leaving you with a youthful glow.

Typically your treatment will take around an hour, which will be delivered as you lay back and relax in the comfort of the practice room. Microneedling is a process that has been designed to maximize your comfort. You should see results within a few days after your treatment, but typically it will be more noticeable in around three weeks. Usually, patients can wear makeup within 1–2 days of having a treatment, and Jennifer advises the use of moisturizer after having your session. She also advises not to go out in direct sun, and make sure you use sunscreen every day as your skin will be sensitive. The typical time between your treatments is around four weeks between sessions.

Top Acupuncture Specialist

Michelle | Verified Patient

“Jennifer is a connected and intuitive healer. Her receptivity and ability to access her vast knowledge allows her to assess my symptoms relative to each other and to my being as a whole. My Sessions with her have been more beneficial than many other therapies I have tried and I am eternally grateful that I found her.”

Charles W. | Verified Patient

Jennifer Ryan is getting me better fast!!!...Just finished session 7 with significant improvement with lower back and sciatica issues.

Walking upright again. And the pain reduction is significant.

Would highly recommend.

Fatima R. | Verified Patient

I love seeing Jennifer! She really cares and does an amazing job making me feel better every time I go in. I feel rejuvenated and she's also been helping me with my pesky migraines. It's a convenient location with parking too!

Sam H. | Verified Patient

Jennifer is amazing! When it comes to acupuncture you can't just go anywhere. Jennifer listens to your concerns and treats them appropriately. I swear by acupuncture because it has cured my back pain. She is a great person and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of treatment.

Ashlie J. | Verified Patient

Jennifer has been a major part of my health regime for years. I leave my visits with her feeling so much better every time. She is very knowledgeable about her craft and overall holistic treatments. Beyond providing traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, she's skilled in aroma and crystal therapy. She's helped me balance my hormones and treat my anxiety. I always know I'm in the right hands when I pay her a visit -- she's incredibly personable and easy on the touch.

Simona H. | Verified Patient

I have been going to Jenn for several months now, and can honestly say she has helped change my life. She is hands down incredible at what she does. I went in with things like anxiety, stress, stagnation, IBS, hair loss, etc. you name it I had it... Week by week we work together to slowly but surely work on these health issues, and I can absolutely say that her acupuncture techniques, cupping, and holistic advice for my life have made me a healthier/happier person! Even my friends and family have noticed my health turning around :)

Diana H. | Verified Patient

Jennifer Ryan is an expert practitioner who is well-versed within her craft.  Her professionalism far exceeds her ability to care and treat any issue or ailment with her eloquence and finesse.  She takes the time and patience to understand my way of well-being.  As a Registered Nurse, Jennifer Ryan will always be my beloved practitioner.  I look forward to what she continues to offer with her expertise.

J.F. | Verified Patient

I cannot say enough positive things about Jennifer and her healing work. A few years ago, after only two acupuncture treatments,  I could open my jaw pain free - this was astonishing after three months of physical therapy treatments which did not help the issue. I had tried other acupuncturists but never saw such tangible results.

Krysten J. | Verified Patient

went for the first time here- to Jen for acupuncture. I've never had it done before so I was really nervous but she is very comforting and so knowledgeable it made it all good! Really loved the experience and highly recommend if you've always wanted to try but never have- go to her!


Jennifer Ryan, LAc

12061A Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
(424) 280-6730
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