Established in 2019 as an innovative practice for sports, injury, prenatal and wellness chiropractic services, Pro Performance Chiropractic of Denver can help you in your journey to recovery, rehabilitation and improved health. We offer a variety of integrative services to help you achieve “whole body” wellness. Dr. Christopher Dorsa and the Pro Performance Chiropractic team are proud to offer our clients dry needling.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also called “Collagen induction therapy,” is a minimally invasive procedure using several very small needles in the top layer of the skin. These “micro” injuries stimulate your skin’s healing process to produce collagen and elastin, which in turn leads to smoother skin. New capillaries are formed, increasing the blood supply to the skin. The injury depth is controlled so as to not cause any permanent damage. When consistently using microneedling, the skin repair process will be triggered until the desired level of rejuvenation is reached.

What Skin Problems Does Microneedling Treat?

Microneedling is commonly used to treat fine lines and moderate wrinkles, acne scars, skin laxity, pore size, photo aging and sun damage, hyper/hypopigmentation. It can be used on stretch marks, traumatic scars, and can improve the overall texture tone and color of skin.

What Will My Microneedling Appointment Entail?

The appointment is scheduled for 60 minutes. After establishing your goals of the treatment, your face will be cleansed with a solution before a numbing cream is applied. The numbing cream remains on your face for approximately 30 minutes. Once the numbing cream is removed, the face is lightly wiped with alcohol to ensure the face is clean prior to the procedure. An independently packaged, sterile microneedle package is loaded on the pen and using hyaluronic acid, the microneedle slides across your face creating microinjuries. The microneedle depth is adjusted based on the area and the goal of treatment from 0.5 mm – 2.0 mm. At the end of the procedure your face will be red and may have some minimal pinpoint bleeding.

What Are Some Restrictions After My Microneedle Procedure?

Try to avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as it will interfere with the body’s natural inflammatory response that is responsible for your skin rejuvenation. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for 1 week. After 24 hours, be sure to use full spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or above. When exposed to sun, wear a hat and apply sunscreen liberally.

Days 1-3: Your skin will appear sunburned and may be tight, dry, and sensitive to touch. A gentle cleanser can be used no earlier than 4 hours after the treatment. Avoid strenuous exercises that would cause excessive sweating. Try to only use mineral make-up, and do not apply make-up for 8 hours post- treatment.

Days 2-7: Peeling may start 3-5 days after treatment. Keep skin moisturized at all times and do not pick, scratch, or scrub your skin.

Day 5-7: You may restart your regular skincare products and retin-A once your skin is no longer irritated.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling

Every 4-6 weeks for 3-5 sessions with maintenance therapy, usually 2-4 times a year.

Patients can feel some mild discomfort during a session but it isn’t considered painful. Numbing cream is applied beforehand to reduce some feeling.

The most popular area to treat is the face, along with the neck and chest. Although, microneedling can essentially be used on any part of the body.