SkinPen Microneedling in Lone Tree and Aspen, CO
Collagen keeps your skin healthy, but we have less of this key substance as we age. Microneedling helps to stimulate collagen production to correct signs of aging. Colorado Ophthalmology and CosMEDics offers SkinPen microneedling for men and women in Lone Tree, Littleton, Aurora, Aspen, and surrounding areas of Colorado.
What is SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen microneedling is an FDA-approved microneedling device, which validates its safety and efficacy as a microneedling treatment. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production in your skin. Elastin, hyaluronic acid, and collagen are three natural substances in your skin that keeps it looking young. As you get older, your body breaks down more collagen than it produces. As a result, your skin loses a valuable support structure and starts to sage and form wrinkles. Microneedling works with the natural healing process of your body to produce new collagen fibers.
How is SkinPen Microneedling Different from Microneedling?
The main difference between these two treatments is the device used. SkinPen utilizes an automated, pen-like device with a disposable tip that contains 12 very fine needles. It allows for precise, controlled needle penetration at adjustable depths. The needles penetrate the skin rapidly, minimizing pain and discomfort. In contrast, regular microneedling often uses a roller with hundreds of needles that requires slow, consistent rolling to avoid tearing the skin. The precision of the SkinPen device, combined with its sterile needle tips, allows for enhanced results compared to manual microneedling, and with a shorter recovery time. The advanced SkinPen approach also requires fewer overall treatments to see results.
What is RF Microneedling?
RF microneedling, or radiofrequency microneedling, is a treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy for enhanced skin rejuvenation. During the microneedling process, radiofrequency energy will be applied to the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin at deeper levels. This also causes an immediate tightening and lifting effect. As a result, radiofrequency microneedling can offer the following advantages over traditional microneedling:
- Tighter, firmer and more lifted skin
- Reduction in wrinkles and fine lines
- Smoother skin texture
- Reduction in scars and clearer complexion
What Can Be Treated with SkinPen Microneedling?
In addition to promoting overall skin health, our microneedling treatment can be used for specific cosmetic concerns, such as:
- Stretch marks
- Superficial scars from acne, surgery, and other injuries
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Dull complexion
- Uneven skin tone
As an FDA-approved microneedling device, SkinPen is proven to be safe and effective for these cosmetic concerns. Patients can feel confident for choosing SkinPen for concerns like acne scars and neck wrinkles, which other devices may fail to treat properly.
How is SkinPen Microneedling Performed?
The SkinPen microneedling treatment is performed with a special handheld device that is shaped like a pen. On the tip, the SkinPen device has a series of very tiny needles. To administer treatment, the device is maneuvered across the skin and pressed into the skin’s surface, creating micro-injuries. Your body responds to the micro-injuries by producing new collagen fibers. This works much the same way as when you get a cut on your skin. The key difference is that the micro-injuries are small enough to not produce scars.
What is SkinPen Microneedling Recovery Like?
The micro-injuries heal within one day for most cosmetic issues. If you have a deeper wrinkle or flaw that is treated with microneedling, it may take two to three days for your skin to heal. While your skin is healing, it has a slightly red appearance. There shouldn’t be any visible bleeding or discomfort. You can return to your activities right away, but you shouldn’t wear makeup for the first 24 hours.
How Much Does SkinPen Microneedling Cost?
We tailor our microneedling treatments to the specific needs of each person, so the cost does vary. To learn how much your microneedling will cost, schedule a consultation at our office. At Colorado Ophthalmology and CosMEDics, we strive to keep our prices affordable, and we also offer financing options for our services.
Colorado Ophthalmology and CosMEDics offers SkinPen microneedling for men and women in Lone Tree, Littleton, Aurora, Aspen, and surrounding areas of Colorado. Our cosmetic ophthalmology treatments address signs of aging that detract from your eyes and other facial features. To learn more about our practice and microneedling, contact us today to schedule a consultation.