Increasing the amount of collagen and elastin is one of the most effective ways to reduce signs of aging. Microneedling treatments at Alta Vista Dermatology boost these key proteins to help men and women in Denver, Highlands Ranch and surrounding areas of Colorado rejuvenate their skin.
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 closes the opening by quickly building new fibers of collagen and elastin. Microneedling introduces small openings in the skin with a series of needles to produce the same response.
Our microneedling treatments go one step further by incorporating radio frequency energy into the procedure with the Vivace™ Microneedling + RF device. Radio frequency energy is applied through the tips of the needles to cause localized thermal damage that enhances the microneedling – stimulating collagen production deep within the dermis to get better results. You will not feel excess heat from the treatment, but the radiofrequency causes the small openings to be cauterized and minimal swelling and redness, allowing Vivace™ to be a true no downtime procedure.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling?
- 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 Happens During a Vivace™ Microneedling Treatment?
Thirty to 45 minutes before the treatment, we numb your skin with a topical. The Vivace™ has a microcontroller extending 36 needles and delivering the radiofrequency pulse. You may feel a slight pressure and tingling sensation. The treatment takes 45 minutes to one hour.
Platelet-rich plasma and other serums can be applied to the skin to boost the benefits of microneedling with radio frequency energy. PRP contains growth factors that stimulate cell development. The serums may add hydration, antioxidants and other key nutrients that your skin needs to look its best.
What Can I Expect from a Microneedling Treatment?
Your skin may have a pinkish appearance after the treatment. 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 three microneedling treatments that are administered every four to six weeks.
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. Protect your skin with a professional sunscreen to extend the results of your microneedling treatment.
How Much Does 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 a microneedling treatment in the Denver and Highlands Ranch areas of Colorado, contact Alta Vista Dermatology today to schedule a consultation.