Microneedling is a very versatile procedure. It can be used to treat:
Additionally, microneedling can improve your skin’s elasticity, resulting in a smoother and firmer appearance.
You should be in good overall health. Microneedling is not recommended if you are pregnant. Patients who have recently undergone radiation therapy will be disqualified.
You may be a particularly good candidate if you have skin issues that have not responded to other treatments. Microneedling patients generally range in age from 25-70.
Microneedling is a safe and effective procedure, but only when performed by a trained, skilled, and experienced medical professional. Therefore, selecting the right provider is the most important decision you will make in optimizing the results and safety of your treatment.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that using at-home derma rollers as a substitute for professional microneedling will produce less than satisfactory results, and may be very uncomfortable. For instance, if you press too hard and break your skin with the tiny needles, you can risk getting an infection. While some skin improvement is possible with at-home rollers, it just doesn’t compare to the dramatic results you can get from a professional procedure.
Professional microneedling employs numbing cream for a more comfortable experience and more penetrative needles, used in a sterile environment, to achieve noticeable long-term results like reducing scars, wrinkle-smoothing, and other skin rejuvenation outcomes. It basically triggers your skin to begin repairing and tightening itself.
Tell your provider if you have a bleeding or clotting disorder or take any blood-thinning medication. For a specified period before and after your procedure, you will likely be directed to suspend the use of any supplement or medication (such as aspirin) that might promote bleeding. Since a topical anesthetic is usually applied to your skin before microneedling, tell your provider if you have any allergies or sensitivities to any numbing medications.
Microneedling is an outpatient procedure performed in an office or treatment room. Total prep and treatment time is usually less than two hours, with the microneedling procedure itself taking less than 20 minutes.
Your provider will move a pen-shaped device or rolling tool (or a derma roller) with tiny needles around your face or other treatment areas. You can go home or back to work or school after your procedure, but it’s a good idea to arrange for a driver.
Following your treatment, you'll have some redness that will look like a sunburn, and your treated skin will be sensitive to the touch. That redness may persist for a few days, but it's all right to apply camouflaging make-up. In addition, you may experience some slight bleeding from the needles' tiny wounds.
Try not to touch your treated area to avoid spreading bacteria from your hands to the channels created by the microneedles. Daily use of a high-SPF sunscreen is a must. And remember that excessive use of alcohol or tobacco can damage your results. Until your skin is fully healed, stay away from "germy" places like swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs, and stagnant bodies of water.
Most Denver microneedling patients need 4-6 treatments to “max out” their results. Treatment sessions should be separated by at least a month. Most people see significant improvement after their second treatment, but it will likely take about three months after your final treatment to realize your finalized and impressive results. The durability of results will vary from person to person. “Booster” treatments are recommended every 12 to 18 months to help ward off the aging process.
Microneedling can often be combined with other procedures to turbo-charge your results. For example, microneedling not only works well with laser treatments, it can also be combined with many other anti-aging therapies as well. Whether you are interested in neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport or Microtox to further combat wrinkles, or other facial treatments like chemical peels or dermal fillers, our team at Rejuvenate can customize an aesthetic “menu” for you.
Be sure to ask about combining microneedling with an FDA-approved radiofrequency technology (RF) called Genius. The RF energy helps your treatment reach the deeper dermal layers where it is most effective. We have a full array of clinical skin care services to address your personal skin concerns and preferences.
Our team of professionals has over 20 years of experience performing skin rejuvenation treatments such as microneedling. Rejuvenate has three locations to serve you. Our Denver facility is located in easy-to-access Golden. We also have locations in Cherry Creek and Colorado Springs. Here at Rejuvenate Med Spa we strive to deliver the best microneedling Denver has to offer, so if you’re interested in rejuvenating your appearance with microneedling, skin rejuvenation specialists here at our Denver med spa would love to answer all your questions and address any of your concerns during a consultation. Our goal, and commitment to you, is to produce beautiful, natural-looking results every time.
Microneedling is not painful, but it can be uncomfortable, particularly for patients who have an aversion to needles. Therefore, a numbing agent will be applied to your treatment area before your procedure for your comfort.
Most patients say microneedling feels like sandpaper being lightly rubbed across their skin.
All procedures carry risks, including infection and allergic reaction to medications and materials. Other risks specific to microneedling include:
The most frequently reported side effects are bruising, redness, tightness, itching, and peeling. These symptoms typically resolve without treatment in a few days to a week.
Generally, from 3-5 months. Once your initial treatment regimen of 4-6 sessions has been completed, follow-up procedures are recommended twice a year. Proper skin care can help you maintain your results.
Chemical peels can sometimes better treat skin conditions that afflict the skin's surface. However, Microneedling is better at repairing deeper damage. Often, the best results are achieved by combining microneedling with a chemical peel.
Yes! The so-called Vampire Facial has become popular, especially among celebrities. The Vampire Facial is microneedling combined with platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. Platelets are our red blood cells vital to healing and tissue repair. Plasma refers to the liquid portion of our blood. PRP therapy uses your own platelet-enhanced blood to deliver a "souped-up" healing serum to your body's cells.
In this facial procedure, PRP is applied topically in conjunction with microneedling. As a result, patients typically achieve enhanced results over microneedling alone by producing more collagen.
Since microneedling is a cosmetic procedure, your insurance will likely not pay for it.
Costs will depend on the size and locations of your treatment areas. For cost details, it's best to have a thorough conversation with your provider about pricing and finance options during your initial consultation. Consider all of the cumulative costs of your series of treatments to avoid "surprise" bills.