What is the treatment like?
Full face numbing is applied topically to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible during the Denver microneedling treatment. You can sometimes feel a slight ‘rough’ sensation during the treatment, but generally only on the forehead and upper lip. Most of my clients don’t even feel the treatment on the rest of the face!
How many microneedling treatments do I need?
If we’re trying to treat for general rejuvenation, usually 4-6 treatments every 4-6 weeks is going to give some great improvement to the skin. If we’re treating acne scarring, I usually recommend at least 6 treatments. This will depend on the type of acne scarring, the depth, and how long it’s been there for.
What to expect after Denver microneedling treatment.
Your skin will be pretty pink the day of the treatment, but there is generally no pain afterwards! The following is a GENERAL timeline and completely depends on each client’s personalized treatment: Day 2-4 should be less pink, but your skin might look and feel and bit rough. Days 4-7, your skin will be starting to look back to normal. Generally by this point most people wouldn’t even be able to tell you’ve had something done. Days 7/8 and later is generally when the skin starts looking fabulous and glowy due to all of the growth factors and healing process occurring in the deeper levels of the skin. The skin will continue to improve for months after each treatment. This is why I like to do my ‘after’ photos for microneedling at least a month or two after the final treatment.
Who can NOT have this treatment?
Anyone pregnant or breastfeeding (due to the chemicals in the numbing gel), patients on Accuane (Isotretinoin) within the last six months, have open wounds, cuts or abrasions, have had radiation skin treatment within the last year, are suffering from any skin infection, condition, or herpes simplex in the area of concern, have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing. Skin must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. A quick in-person consultation is all you need to get started!