Smooth, youthful-looking skin is something many of us desire. However, it can be hard to achieve, especially as we age. Between acne scars, sun spots, and other natural changes that happen to the skin, it’s not uncommon for people to have scars or divots in their skin that interrupt the smooth look and feel. Luckily, there are some treatments that can help you achieve this smooth and beautiful skin. Microneedling might be that very treatment you need to rejuvenate your skin and enjoy a smoother and flawless complexion.

At Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder, we offer a microneedling treatment as one of our aesthetic dermatology services. This is a great treatment that can help improve the look and feel of your skin, making you look younger and your skin smoother.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a procedure that may seem intimidating at first due to the mention of needles. However, this process isn’t painful and can provide people with skin that looks and feels brand new. The skin treatment is done with tiny needles that are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the surface of your skin. These micro-injuries encourage collagen and elastin production that heals these injuries. When more collagen and elastin are produced, it leads to tighter skin and a thicker dermis.

With an increased production of collagen and elastin, your skin will appear smooth, firm, and more youthful than before. Collagen is essential for keeping your skin looking young, so when this treatment stimulates the production of this protein, it will greatly improve your skin.

What Are The Benefits?


Microneedling can be used to improve the skin of people who suffer from a variety of skin conditions and skin imperfections they wanted to be corrected. Microneedling can be used to improve many skin imperfections and conditions, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Acne
  • Stretch marks
  • Alopecia
  • Rosacea
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Loose skin

Along with being able to improve these skin concerns, microneedling can help improve any fine lines, acne scars, divots, wrinkles, stretch marks, and sunspots. This treatment can reduce the appearance of these concerns and can help smooth the skin for a younger look.

Microneedling also provides your skin with micro-channels, which allows the skin to better absorb topical creams and serums. This, in turn, allows for better results from the products that you’re using, which can also improve the health of your skin.

What to Expect

During your microneedling treatment, your dermatologist will likely use a topical anesthetic to reduce any pain or discomfort that may occur. The actual procedure generally takes about 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. While microneedling can be used to target scarring in different parts of the body, this treatment is generally used on the face.

While there may be some discomfort during the procedure, these micro-injuries are extremely small and you will likely not notice them at all after your treatment. There is very little to no downtime following a microneedling treatment.

Your skin may be irritated and red a few days after your treatment, but this is natural and will not last long. The results of this treatment will not be noticeable right away. Since the results involve the growth of new skin, it will take a few months to notice the full results of this treatment.

Collagen P.I.N.

Collagen P.I.N. is the most advanced medical-grade, automated microneedling device on the dermatology market. Check out some of our most frequently asked questions to learn more about this microneedling tool and set up an appointment with one of our dermatologists if you have any further questions.

Collagen PIN Microneedling FAQs

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If you’re interested in the microneedling treatment and are curious as to whether or not this would be a good fit for you and your skin concerns, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist on our team. We would be more than happy to provide you with a full consultation so that you have a professionals opinion on whether or not microneedling is the best way to approach the parts of your skin that you’re unhappy with. Our Boulder dermatologists will be able to help you learn more about your skin and determine if this is the right treatment for you.

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