Collagen is an essential protein that keeps your skin looking and feeling young, but its levels decline each year after age 30. At Colorado Skin Care in Englewood, Colorado, board-certified dermatologist Kimberly Stone, MD, Amy Huber, PA-C, and the team offer microneedling with cutting-edge SkinPen® to replenish lost collagen and tighten your skin without surgery. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that uses thin needles to trigger collagen formation. Collagen is a structural protein that builds your body’s tissues.
When you’re young, collagen keeps your skin firm, responsive, and tight. Collagen levels decline with age, causing your skin to sag, wrinkle, and become crepey. Microneedling devices contain tiny needles that puncture your skin and create micro-injuries that encourage new collagen production.
When microneedling needles penetrate your skin, they leave micro-wounds that trigger your body’s natural healing response. This response sends new collagen fibers to repair the damage.
The injuries aren’t large enough to damage your skin’s surface or leave scarring, but they can promote skin renewal. As your skin heals, it becomes firmer, tighter, and more youthful.
Microneedling can target numerous skin concerns in a single treatment, including:
Even if you don’t have any specific issues to address, microneedling can enhance your skin’s radiance for a brighter, more flawless complexion.
Colorado Skin Care offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to boost microneedling results. PRP is a blood component that contains protein-rich growth factors. When applied to the skin after microneedling, PRP can:
While microneedling is effective on its own, adding PRP can enhance and accelerate your results.
Microneedling with PRP can take 45-60 minutes.
First, the team draws your blood and places it in a centrifuge to isolate the PRP. Next, they perform a microneedling treatment with the SkinPen device, creating tiny wounds on your skin’s surface. Finally, they apply the PRP to the injuries to enhance healing.
Many patients see improvements within two to three weeks of microneedling with PRP, while final results are visible about six weeks after your final treatment. You may need about three treatments to see your desired results.
Call Colorado Skin Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.