Microneedling

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What to Expect From Microneedling Treatment

With so many innovative treatments available these days, it can be difficult to decide which modality would be best for your cosmetic concerns. One of the concepts that our clients are interested in is how to promote youthful skin as they age. Injectables can correct many of the signs of aging, but they don’t alter the way the skin ages. To do this, you might think you have to go under the knife. Perhaps not. In our Denver medical spa, microneedling treatments are administered as a way to positively affect the aging process. Here, we discuss what you can expect if you choose to add microneedling to your beauty regimen.

  1. Expect us to make you comfortable.

The first question that many people have about microneedling is if treatment hurts. Without numbing cream, that is a real possibility. Because we want our patients to get great results and enjoy their treatment while it’s happening, we begin a microneedling session with 30-minutes of numbing. During treatment, some areas of the face may feel more sensation and others may feel very little at all. When we are done passing the Skin Pen over the treatment area, a soothing and hydrating serum may be applied to promote post-treatment comfort.

  1. Your skin may be red for a few hours.

One of the significant benefits of microneedling is that treatment is convenient and does not call for any substantial downtime. Because there is a possibility that the skin will look as red as a bad sunburn, you may want to postpone work or social engagements for a few hours after your treatment. For the most part, you can expect to be back to normal within 3 to 4 hours. The day after microneedling, redness should be completely replaced by a gorgeous glow and you can resume normal activities.

  1. Expect to feel your skincare working.

It may come as a surprise to actually feel your skincare doing its job. The reason this may happen is that the creation of microchannels in the skin enhances the penetration of products applied to treated skin. The sensations that occur from cleansers, moisturizers, and serums is encouraging because it means your skin is gaining full benefits from your skin care practice. Because microneedling cleans the slate, so to speak, it is advantageous to use medical grade skin care products in conjunction with this treatment to achieve compounded results.

Learn more about microneedling or schedule your treatment at (303) 839-1616.

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If You’re Over 40, You Need to Know About Microneedling

When we consult with patients over 40, we hear a number of different concerns. For some, it is age spots or old scarring. For others, it is the looseness of their skin that bothers them most. Across the board, what our patients are seeking is younger looking skin. There are several ways to achieve this, and many do not involve facial plastic surgery. When we’re dealing with aging skin, the name of the game is collagen induction. To promote healthy new collagen, we may recommend microneedling.

What is Microneedling?

You may have heard the term microneedling since this technique has been around for a few years now. Essentially, microneedling is a procedure through which hundreds of tiny channels are created in the skin. We call these micro-wounds. As soon as these subtle injuries are made in the skin, the body begins the repair process. This involves dissolving tissue now perceived as damaged and replacing it with healthy new collagen and extracellular matrix.

Dermal rolling is a form of microneedling. This technique can be performed at home several times a week. This method, however, may be more uncomfortable and less efficient. Dermal rolling is done by rolling a needle-clad drum over the skin. No numbing medication, just good old-fashioned gumption to tolerate the pain. Dermal rollers also have only one needle depth, which diminishes the overall effect of the treatment.

Professional microneedling conducted in the med spa in our Denver practice involves numbing cream, which is applied to the skin about 30 minutes before treatment begins. The micro-channels that are created with our SkinPen ® are not only automated to penetrate in a vertical fashion but also adjustable. Needle depth can vary from 0.5 to 3.0 mm beneath the skin, maximizing both comfort and outcome.

What Microneedling does for Your Skin

Because the direct effect of microneedling is an influx of collagen and elastin, this one method of skin care can do an awful lot. Results of microneedling include:

  • Scars fade away over time
  • Stretch marks become less visible
  • Skin feels softer and looks smoother
  • A radiant glow stems from increased circulation to the skin
  • Collagen remodeling reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin regains firmness and resilience

Microneedling is not a one-time treatment. Patients who want to obtain the most dramatic results from microneedling begin with a series of 3 to 5 treatments scheduled weeks apart. After this time, touch-ups can be repeated once or twice a year to maintain healthy collagen.

Do you want to glow this holiday season? Schedule your microneedling treatment in our Denver office now. Contact us at (303) 839-1616.

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This is Why Microneedling is the New Go-To for Great Skin

Most of the concerns that affect the way we feel about our appearance are related to the condition of our skin. This is especially true of the skin on our face because we cannot hide it. Understanding where these changes originate has led to some innovations in both skincare and aesthetic medicine. We no longer have to wait out the aging process until it is time for a facelift. Now, we have ways to mitigate the changes in our skin as they happen, sometimes even before they happen.

Microneedling is one of the techniques that is praised by patients and by doctors. Here, we want to discuss what microneedling is and what it can do for the skin.

What Microneedling Does

There are some reasons why microneedling is proving to be one of the most beneficial treatments available today. Some of the problems that can be treated with this in-office protocol include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Premature aging
  • Sun spots and UV damage
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation

How Microneedling Supports Gorgeous Skin

The microneedling technique has been around for many years. Historically, this skin treatment has been conducted using what is called a dermal roller. This instrument looks like a needle-clad drum with a handle. What is important to know about dermal rolling versus microneedling is that the techniques differ in both needle-depth and in the manner in which needles contact the skin. Microneedling does not involve rolling needles across the skin. The mechanized manner of treatment maximizes impact and minimizes the risk of tiny tears in the skin. The length of the tiny needles is also greater and is adjustable to support comfort and optimal collagen effects.

What happens during microneedling is that we run a small applicator tip over the skin. Because we can desensitize nerve endings with the topical cream, the sensation of the needles on the skin feels more like that sandpaper feeling of microdermabrasion. What happens after microneedling is the proliferation of collagen beneath the skin. It is the influx of healing collagen protein that thickens, brightens, and tightens the epidermis and the tissue just beneath the surface.

You don’t have to be already frustrated with the signs of aging to benefit from periodic microneedling. See how your skin can improve with this innovative treatment. Contact our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.

Get the Facts about Microneedling

Microneedling denver co | Fante Eye and Face Centre In recent years, we have seen some non-surgical facial treatments become available. Some of them employ high-tech devices, such as radio waves or laser energy. Some, like microneedling, encourage collagen production through technique alone. With so many choices, patients need to know the real details of their treatment options. Let’s dive in to how microneedling works and what it can do for you.

The Two Methods of Treatment

Microneedling may be performed at home. Maybe you’ve seen those small, hand-held rollers with tiny points. This method of care is inexpensive, but it may also limit your results. Professional care is also affordable, and it lets you sit back and relax. Also, the products that are applied to your skin after an in-office treatment are professional-grade, which means they get better results.

The issue of Comfort

Whether you roll at home or you let our experienced clinicians treat your skin, there is no denying that microneedling can be uncomfortable. We wouldn’t say that the process is all-out painful, but we will say that, because we want you to enjoy the care we give you, a topical anesthetic may be applied to your skin before microneedling.

Holes in your Skin?

Some people assume that microneedling will make their skin red and marked with tiny spots. This is not what happens. In fact, most people are red only for an hour or so. And that redness is not enough to send them into hiding. What the skin looks like post-microneedling is flushed or pink. Immediately after treatment, bleeding may be noticeable, but the punctures made to the surface are so fine that they close within a few minutes and start the healing process.

It is the healing process that we are after when we treat the skin using the SkinPen® by Bellus Medical. You see, healing means collagen, and it is collagen that supports firm, supple skin. Collagen Induction Therapies like microneedling are safe and effective for all skin types, and may even treat areas around the eyes and lips. Whether used to prevent the onset of age-related cosmetic concerns or to reverse those that have started, microneedling is a path to perfect skin.

Learn more about this treatment when you call our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.

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