Increasing the body’s natural amount of collagen and elastin through microneedling can be one of the most effective ways to reduce signs of aging. At Alta Vista Dermatology, we offer microneedling treatments to the men and women in Denver, Highlands Ranch and the surrounding areas of Colorado.
What is Microneedling?
Also known as “collagen induction therapy,” microneedling is an advanced skin treatment that reduces minor flaws and signs of aging. The secret behind the treatment is the way that your body responds to wounds in the skin. When your skin is injured, the body heals itself by quickly building new fibers of collagen and elastin. Microneedling introduces small wounds in the skin with a series of needles to produce the same response. At Alta Vista Dermatology, we use the proven SkinPen microneedling device for all microneedling treatments.
What is SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen is a microneedling device that has been FDA-approved for cosmetic treatments. Its unique design features a pen-shaped device with a microneedling tip. SkinPen is one of the safest microneedling devices available, using only natural treatment methodologies with no heat or chemicals. With these features, SkinPen is safe for all skin types ranging from Fitzpatrick Skin Types I – VI.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling with the SkinPen devices offers the following benefits:
- Helps your body produce more collagen and elastin
- Recommended for lines, wrinkles, dull complexion and other common concerns
- Great for younger and older skin
- Treatment takes less than one hour
- Safe and effective on most skin types
- No downtime needed
- No scarring
What Can I Expect from a Microneedling Treatment?
Prior to microneedling, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the skin to minimize any discomfort. Then, the SkinPen device will be used to create tiny wounds in the skin and trigger the body’s healing response that induces collagen production. Immediately following treatment, your skin may have a pinkish appearance. Apart from any recovery serums we provide, you should not use makeup or other skin products for at least six hours. Optimal results are typically seen with 3-5 microneedling treatments that are administered every four to six weeks.
What Results Can I Expect from Microneedling?
After your SkinPen microneedling treatment, collagen production can take weeks to several months, but you will see an immediate “glow” as the skin starts the healing process that lasts several days without pain or redness. After the benefits of collagen become visible in the skin, you can expect results to last approximately 6 months. You may choose to receive additional treatments to extend the results of your microneedling treatment. We always recommend combining this with the regular use of a professional sunscreen.
How Much Does SkinPen Microneedling Cost?
A consultation at our office allows us to examine your skin and determine how many microneedling treatments are needed. After the appointment, we let you know how much your microneedling will cost. For your convenience, Alta Vista Dermatology accepts payment by cash, check and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® to offer financing options to our patients.
If you are considering microneedling treatments in the Denver and Highlands Ranch areas of Colorado, contact us today at Alta Vista Dermatology to schedule a consultation. Our team of skin care experts is here to guide you through professional solutions for cosmetic and skin health benefits.