Whenever I recommend microneedling in Aspen, CO (aka collagen induction therapy, dermapen or micropen) to one of my spa guests, one of the first questions they always ask is: “Does it hurt?”
I promise it doesn’t! The word “needle” can really give this treatment a bad rap. I mean, who likes needles? Not me!
Let me explain how it works, why it doesn’t hurt, and some other common questions you probably have about this skincare therapy.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Collagen induction therapy uses tiny disposable needle tips in the skin in a calming, relaxing environment. This triggers the body’s healing response to naturally produce more collagen and healthy skin tissue to encourage smoother and firmer skin.
When giving this service at Heaven on Earth, I actually massage a numbing agent into your skin 30 minutes prior to help make you more comfortable. After all, a day at the spa should be relaxing. All you will feel is a slight pressure, almost like a cat licking your face.
A special solution of growth factors and pure hyaluronic acid are used with the micropen to give you enhanced results.
How Long Will It Take To See Results?
One of the best things about microneedling in Aspen is that you will see some results immediately after the first time. You will notice that your skin is tighter and smoother.
Over time (normally about 3-4 weeks and even up to 3 or 4 months), you will see these results as well:
- Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
- Restored tightness and elasticity
- A reduction of acne scarring
- Improved texture and tone
- Lessening of pigmentation
- A reduction in the appearance of stretch marks
I recommend 6 treatments spread out 4 weeks apart for best results. Then I recommend 3-4 appointments a year for continued benefits and maintenance.
What Can I Do to See Maximum Results?
You can get the most benefits if you use the AnteAGE MD System as your daily skincare routine. This 2-step product provides growth factors and 21 essential skincare ingredients.This combines with your treatment to exponentially produce collagen and hydration, making your skin appear and act younger at a much deeper level than if you were to apply this system by itself.
Can I Wear Makeup or Sunscreen After?
After your microneedling in Aspen session, your skin will be a little sensitive and red. For best results, it's imperative to wait 24 hourss before applying any of your home skincare or makeup to the face. I’ll give you a vial of hyaluronic acid to reduce inflammation and help keep your skin comfortable afterwards.
Wait until at least the next day before applying sunscreen because you don’t want anything but what is naturally a component of your body for the first 24 hours.
It's very important that you do NOT use Vitamin C within the first 24 hours as it can cause granular under the skin. Remember, after your microneedling session in Aspen, you don't want to use any skincare other than the hyuluronic acid I give to you.
Microneedling vs. Botox
Both of these options treat things a little differently and which one is right for you will depend on what you are looking to achieve.
Botox injections block certain chemical signals to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes. Results are immediate and dramatic, but they run the risk of looking unnatural.
The micropen only kicks in your body’s natural response to reveal the smoother, brighter skin that was hiding, so results are always natural and take longer to see the results.
Dermaplaning vs. Micro-Needling
Sometimes I get asked which of these therapies I recommend. The truth is that these two actually go hand-in-hand.
Dermaplaning will remove any excess or “leftover” skin that microneedling brought to the surface. Combining these together will reveal a bright, beautiful complexion that was underneath the surface all along.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
A la carte $350 - Save $50 off your first session
Series of 3 $950 (You save $100)
Series of 6 $1750 (You save $350)
Take The Spa Home With You
That’s right — you can even do this at home! Learn more about how the AnteAGE Microneedling Kit can help you retain all of the benefits from your Heaven on Earth Aspen microneedling appointment in Aspen, CO.