Suffering from acne, discoloring, or scarring on your face? You might be a good candidate for microneedling. Microneeding can be an effective and less expensive alternate if you’re not getting the results you want from other medical treatments. And if you live in the Denver area, good news! … we offer microneedling services at our skin care clinic conveniently located in Westminster, CO.
About Our Microneedling Services
This popular skin treatment may sound intimidating, but it could be exactly what you are looking for. This procedure, known also as collagen-induction therapy, is a minimally invasive process that involves using incredibly fine needles to puncture the outer skin layer without pain. Through this process, incredibly small channels are created which helps boost production of elastin and collagen and encourages new capillary growth.
What results can I expect?
- Diminished acne
- Reduced scarring
- Improvement to skin firmness and texture
- Reduction in pore size and stretch marks
- Repairing of skin discoloration, such as the marks associated with sun damage
When mixed with stem cells, pure hyaluronic acid, vitamin-rich serums or platelet-rich plasma, the results can be even more impressive. In some cases, microneedling can even be used on the scalp to aid in the restoration of hair follicles.
What preparation needs to be done? How will the procedure go?
Very little needs to be done prior to undergoing microneedling. As with most skin-care therapies, it is recommended that you avoid major sun exposure for a period of 24 hours prior to the procedure. It is also generally advised to not take blood thinning medication, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, before going in for the treatment.
Generally, the appointment will last a little less than half an hour. The area that will be treated will be cleaned and numbed with a gentle cream. Then, the micro-punctures will be applied, and you’ll be ready to go.
Similar to other skin care treatments, such as those with lasers, the skin will tend to be slightly more red than normal, and there might be some sensitivity. Within a short time, the redness will subside and you’ll be able to see the results more clearly. Over the next few weeks, the skin should continue to improve even more.
Read more about pre- and post-treatment care here.
Is Microneedling Right for Me?
Microneedling is considered to be one of the most effective skin-care treatments for making skin look firmer and more youthful. Virtually painless and without visible markings or damage, it will help boost production of collagen and elastin, which are both vital to the appearance and health of skin. With few possible side effects and low down time compared to other procedures, this procedure could be exactly what you’re looking for.