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 microneedling for men and women in Lone Tree, Littleton, Aurora, and surrounding areas of Colorado.
What is Microneedling?
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.
What Can Be Treated with 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
How is Microneedling Performed?
Microneedling is performed with a special handheld device that is designed with a series of very tiny needles. As the device is gently moved across your skin, it creates miniscule 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.
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 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 microneedling for men and women in Lone Tree, Littleton, Aurora, 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.