Microneedling – the secret to some of the freshest faces in Colorado Springs
Collagen is a structural protein, essential to healthy, youthful-looking skin. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, leaving skin depleted and contributing to signs of aging. Microneedling or collagen induction therapy is a means to stimulate skin regeneration naturally. Men and women are taking advantage of minimally invasive microneedling therapy at Perfect Skin Dermatology in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs dermatologist explains microneedling
A professional microneedling device is tipped with many fine needles, made of gold or surgical quality metals. A trained aesthetician places the instrument placed against skin, allowing needles to penetrate to a carefully calculated depth, depending on treatment goals. This creates a host of microscopic punctures through the epidermis and into the dermis, the middle layer of skin where collagen resides. The micro-wounds stimulate the body’s natural healing response – production of fresh collagen and cellular turnover.
Treatment is well tolerated (most patient describe it as a scratchy sensation), but topical numbing cream can be applied to ensure a comfortable experience. Total prep and treatment time for a full-face session is about two hours. Though skin can be pink for a few hours, there is no downtime and you may wear makeup the next day.
Skin looks immediately radiant and firmer, and improvement continues for several weeks as collagen builds. Where there is benefit from a single treatment, usually a series of microneedling sessions is recommended for optimal results. As a Board-certified dermatologist, Susan Schroeder MD is enthusiastic about the efficacy of this treatment.
Dr. Schroeder and staff were great! Very professional and nice. I went in to get a mole on my jawline removed and I was in and out in 10 minutes. Dr. Shroeder was so impressive.Erin K.
Dr. Susan SchroederSusan Schroeder MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist with advanced, specialized, and formal fellowship training in Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. She is one of a select few in Colorado with this advanced level of training. Throughout her career, Dr. Schroeder has had a keen interest in ageless skin and maintenance on a scientific level. Before private practice, she was an Assistant Professor at The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus and pioneered the cosmetic dermatology and cosmeceutical division. Dr. Schroeder brings a wealth of knowledge to Colorado Springs from her years of expertise. She addresses all aspects of Dermatology, from skin cancers and acne to injectables, laser skin resurfacing and tumescent liposuction. Her skills are as good-as-it-gets. Dr. Schroeder evaluates the nuances and advancements that drive this market herself, and she never waivers from cutting-edge.
Benefits of microneedling
For anti-aging and overall skin rejuvenation, collagen induction therapy effectively:
- Fills fine lines
- Smooths wrinkles
- Plumps, thickens, and firms skin
- Shrinks pores
- Lightens age spots and brightens skin tone
- Contributes to a more youthful appearance
As an acne scar treatment, microneedling breaks up irregular tissue and replaces it with an even meshwork of collagen fibers, flattening scarring and lightening discoloration. In some cases, microneedling is recommended for stretch marks removal.
PRP for added benefit
Microneedling can be combined with application of PRP or platelet rich plasma – growth factors from your own blood. This treatment supercharges collagen production and imparts a natural glow that lasts for several weeks.
Dr. Schroeder encourages you to check out microneedling reviews on the internet to learn what real patients say about their experiences. Then Call Perfect Skin Dermatology at (719) 421-7132 to get started on your dermal rejuvenation.
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Microneedling is something, it’s a procedure that is designed to induce new collagen formation and to remodel the skin. It’s, it’s, great for acne scarring for people that are worried that their students becoming more dull. It’s a little more LAX. They’re losing collagen. They’re developing wrinkles. People that have what we call dyschromia or brown spots and just a discoloration of the skin. It’s good for that as well. This is a procedure that, as I said, it’s been out for about 10-15 years. So, in this instance we developed, we delivered PRP platelet rich plasma, which contains which is activated growth factors and it will, in addition to making those micro channels to deliver those products, you’re actually causing controlled damage, which causes your skin to activate, healing cascades, healing processes, and lay down new collagen. It’s a controlled remodelling. So, most people will see some improvement with just one. You’ll see a brightening of the skin, more of a glowy complexion, smoother complexion, but it just depends on how much remodelling you want to do. People that are really trying to reduce wrinkles or acne scarring will want to do three or four perhaps once a month or so, so to get to induce those, those, changes. Those changes will continue for six months after treatment. The, the, skin will continue to remodel. We do have patients that love the results that are happy with the way they turned out with the micro needling and then they will do one treatment maybe once a year or every six months just for maintenance.