A Natural Healing Response

Microneedling involves using a dermaroller, which is covered in tiny needles, to puncture the skin. This stimulates your body’s natural collagen and elastin production, which can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Collagen is a protein that gives skin structure, while elastin allows the skin to stretch and bounce back. By stimulating the production of these proteins, microneedling can improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. It can also be performed on various body parts, including the neck and hands.

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Is Microneedling Right for Me?

The best candidates for microneedling in Denver are people with mild to moderate skin imperfections, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. They should also have generally healthy skin and be willing to follow post-treatment care instructions, such as avoiding sun exposure and using gentle skincare products. People with active acne, eczema, or psoriasis should avoid microneedling, as it can irritate the skin and worsen these conditions. Additionally, pregnant people and those with a history of keloid scarring should avoid this treatment.

Your Microneedling Procedure

Before the procedure begins, the skin is thoroughly cleaned, and a topical numbing cream may be applied to help minimize any discomfort. The microneedling device is then used to create tiny punctures in the skin, typically on the face, neck, or chest. Patients may feel a slight prickling or tingling during the procedure, but it is generally not painful. The length of the procedure can vary depending on the size of the treatment area, but it typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour.

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Your Initial Consultation

Before your procedure for microneedling in Denver, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Will Thompson. You will hear about the microneedling procedure in detail, including the benefits, risks, and expected outcomes there. You can also ask any questions and be provided with pre-and post-treatment instructions. Sometimes, a skin preparation regimen may be prescribed before the microneedling treatment to optimize the results. This may include using certain skincare products or avoiding certain activities that could irritate the skin.

Recovery and Results

After the microneedling procedure, patients may experience redness, swelling, and tenderness in the treated area. These side effects are expected and usually subside within a few days. The recovery period for microneedling typically lasts between 24 to 72 hours, depending on the individual and the depth of the treatment. Avoiding direct sunlight and applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is essential during recovery. Patients should also avoid using harsh skincare products, such as exfoliants or retinoids, for at least 24 hours after the procedure. To help speed up the healing process, patients may also be advised to use a gentle moisturizer and to avoid touching or picking at the treated area. It is also recommended to avoid strenuous exercise and activities that may cause excessive sweating for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

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Why Choose Us?

Dr. Will Thompson is a facial plastic surgeon of exceptional qualifications, having completed specialized training in Fellowship and board certification in head and neck surgery. However, what truly distinguishes him from others is his unwavering commitment to ensuring that his patients feel heard, valued, and empowered to achieve their desired outcomes. Dr. Thompson approaches each procedure with a unique combination of empathy and expertise, delivering exceptional results catering to his patient's needs and goals.

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