Microneedling in the Denver Metro Area
An effective, popular procedure that uses tiny needles to treats scars, enlarged pores, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
What is microneedling?
SkinPen®, a FDA-cleared microneedling device, is used for this minimally invasive procedure. SkinPen® pricks the skin with tiny sterilized needles. The small wounds cause your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heal your skin and help you look younger. This procedure makes your skin look more radiant and is often used to treat acne scars and neck wrinkles.
What does a microneedling treatment look like?
First, the numbing cream is applied to your skin to reduce any discomfort from the needle pricks. Then, SkinPen® is used around the face. The procedure has three main steps:
- Inflammation – SkinPen’s microneedles penetrate the skin’s surface, triggering a natural immune response to disinfect, remove debris, increase blood flow, and activate the creation of new tissue.
- Proliferation – The micro-channels or tiny holes created by SkinPen are rebuilt with new granulation cells that include collagen proteins. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
- Remodeling – New dermal tissues form, rich in collagen and elastin proteins. These proteins improve skin quality, visibly reducing facial acne scars and neck wrinkles, leaving skin more smooth, radiant, and younger-looking.
After SkinPen® is used, a serum or cream is applied to your face. SkinPen® takes one to three sessions to see results, each lasting approximately 30 minutes or less. Finally, patients can return to normal activities after 24 hours.
Is microneedling safe?
Microneedling is a generally safe procedure. SkinPen® is a FDA-cleared microneedling device that uses single-use sterile needle cartridges. SkinPen® is also surrounded by a custom-designed BioSheath that acts as a barrier to prevent cross contamination between procedures. Best of all, SkinPen doesn’t rely on heat or chemicals, so the results are natural and safe for all skin tones and types.
Like any procedure, microneedling has risks. The most common are potential allergic reactions to the cream applied to the skin after the microneedling. Additionally, the skin is prone to infection after the procedure due to the small wounds created, so it’s important to stay out of places that could have lots of germs, like swimming pools, lakes, rivers, and oceans.