Wrinkle Reduction

Getting older doesn’t have to mean looking older. Inevitably we will all age. Our hormones will change, collagen will decrease, and our skin will start to thin. The good news is, you can control how fast these things happen. Looking your best at every age starts with good health care and great skin care. At Denver Laser Solutions we have a variety of treatments that will help prevent and correct lines and wrinkles. Let our skin therapist help you decide which treatments are best for you.


Dermal NeedlingDenver Ultherapy

This advanced resurfacing treatment combines perforation of the skin with chemical exfoliation to immediately stimulate collagen production and allow the delivery of products to the deepest levels of skin. It can repair all skin types struggling with acne scars, lines, wrinkles, and lack of nutrition.

Price Per Treatment
Face- $225
Neck- $99
Decollete- $225

Frequently Asked Questions about Dermal Needling

What is dermal needling?

Dermal needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a type of treatment using small, sterile needles to create "microinjuries" in the epidermis and dermis. This creates a healing response in the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production as well as leaving the skin more even in texture.

What can dermal needling treat?

Since we are able to adjust the depth and speed of the needles to suit your specific needs, dermal needling can treat a variety of skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, scars, stretch marks, and acne scars.

Am I a good candidate for dermal needling?

We do not recommend dermal needling if you have any active acne or breakouts in the area being treated. Since there may be pinpoint bleeding during treatment, it is not recommended for those who have any blood clotting disorders.

Dermal needling vs. laser skin resurfacing: which is better?

Both dermal needling and laser skin resurfacing are helping with the texture of the skin, treating acne scarring, fine lines, and stretch marks. They both give great results, but have their own pros and cons. One of the advantages of dermal needling is that it creates no heat, meaning a shorter social downtime and decreased potential side effects for darker skin tones as compared to laser. The downside is that, depending on the area being treated, it may require more treatments than laser skin resurfacing. At Denver Laser Solutions we often combine the two treatments in a series to get the best of both worlds.

Does it hurt?

Location and needle depth are indicative of intensity, for example, bony areas like the forehead are a little more tender compared to a fleshy area like the cheeks. However the procedure is said to be well tolerated; feeling like a mild prickling sensation. But for the purpose of patient comfort your practitioner will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin prior to treatment to reduce any pain and discomfort.

What should I expect during treatment?

Once the numbing cream is removed, we apply a layer of hyaluronic acid serum to help the device glide more smoothly across the skin. This serum also has an added benefit of infusing hydration and plumping the skin. Adjusting the depth to the area being treated, we treat the skin in multiple passes over the entire area, and then "spot treating" certain areas of concern.

What should I expect after treatment?

Immediately after treatment, you skin will feel warm and tight, almost akin to a sunburn. This feeling is temporary and usually subsides within a couple hours. We recommend not using any makeup for the rest of the day. A warm, flushed appearance is common and can last up to a week. Avoid exfoliating scrubs, alpha hydroxy acids, and any prescription retinoids in the area for at least three days. The collagen remodeling process takes time but most clients will start to see results 2-4 weeks following treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

Results are cumulative so with each treatment the area will improve, but we recommend a series of 3-6 treatments for best results. At Denver Laser Solutions we often mix several technologies and treatments to target your specific needs, so we highly recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation.


Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

Micronized heat columns penetrate the dermis in a matrix-like pattern to disrupt a portion of the skin and stimulate a healing response. This results in the production of collagen to strengthen tissue, reduce the appearance of static lines, and correct forms of discoloration.

Price per treatment:
Around the eyes $250
Around the mouth $250
Full face $400
Neck $200
Hands $200

Frequently Asked Questions about Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

What is Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing is technology developed for the esthetic industry to help correct the signs of aging.

How does it work?
The fractionated laser pushes light and heat into the skin in a matrix-like pattern, creating narrow columns of injured skin, surrounded by healthy, untreated skin. This method stimulates your skin's natural healing response by replacing old, sun damaged skin with new, younger, healthier skin. Increased collagen production strengthens tissue, minimizes the appearance of static lines, and helps correct forms of discoloration.

How does it compare to other skin resurfacing lasers?
Our laser is a fractionated, non-ablative type. Non-ablative indicates that when the laser light contacts the skin the energy is delivered in the dermis while leaving the epidermis intact. Fractionated means that instead of a solid beam, our laser is split up into smaller micro beams to treat just a fraction of the skin. Both of these features mean a quicker recovery time for you.

Does it hurt?
Although the treatment is manageable, we usually recommend using a topical numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable. You can purchase prescription-strength numbing cream from us to apply on your own about 45 minutes prior to your appointment time or we can apply it for you before treatment.

What should I expect after treatment?
You will experience some redness and slight swelling in the area which will start to fade several hours after treatment but may last in a mild form for 3-5 days post. A lot of our clients don’t mind this swelling because it pleasantly plums up those fine lines and wrinkles! However, Ice packs are recommended intermittently several hours after treatment along with a topical healing ointment which will be applied for you.

What's the recovery time?
Although you will experience mild swelling and redness in the treated area, you are still able to go about your daily activities with a good application of SPF. Strenuous exercise, hot tub, saunas, Jacuzzis and pools are to be avoided along with skin irritants such as retin-A and AHAs for 2 weeks following laser skin resurfacing.

How many treatments will I need?
Because this is a non-ablative fractionated device a series of 3-6 treatments are needed to ensure optimal results. Your aesthetician will help you develop a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs.


Ultherapy

Ultherapy is the only FDA cleared non-invasive technology on the market to clinically lift the skin on the neck, eyebrows, and under the chin and also correcting lines and wrinkles on the chest. Ultherapy works by focusing two ultrasound waves at each other, at several predetermined depths under the skin to cause friction. This friction produces heat that causes hundreds of micro injuries to the tissues below the skin. The healing process naturally strengthens the skins structural support causing skin tightening which produces a visual lift. This treatment is best suited for mild to moderate skin laxity and it also highly encouraged as a preventative measure against sagging skin.

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Injectables — Botox and Fillers

Reduce fine lines and fill in lost volume with injectables by Denver Laser Solutions Choose from Botox, Xeomin, Juvederm, Radiesse, Voluma. During your initial consultation, we will recommend the right solutions to maximize your results.

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Level III Chemical Peel

Denver Laser Solutions level three chemical peel is also know as a TCA peel this chemical peel is most commonly used to correct the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This solution is aggressive enough to cause significant skin peeling which slightly thins out the top layer for a reduction in the depth of severe lines and wrinkles. Its depth of penetration also stimulates cell renal in the dermis which strengthens the integrity of the skin.

Price Per Treatment: 45 minutes, $150

Frequently Asked Questions about Chemical Peels

What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a treatment that uses naturally derived substances to peel away the top layers of the skin. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing process which creates new healthy, young skin cells. Chemical peels can help with sun damage, acne, melasma (pregnancy mask), acne scarring, pore size, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Are chemical peels safe?
Some people see the word “chemical” and imagine something unnatural or harsh, but all of the acids that we use are from a natural origin. The word “chemical” is used to denote that it is not a mechanical form of exfoliation like a scrub or microdermabrasion but that there is a “chemical” reaction taking place within the skin cells.

Chemical peels are completely safe substances when used properly and for the appropriate skin type. However it is very important that you protect your skin from our Denver sun to void unnecessary risk of sunburn post treatment.

What is the difference between a level I, II, and TCA peel?
There are lots of variables that come into play to determine the strength of a chemical peel. The ingredient, PH level, how long the chemical peel is left on the skin, how many layers are applied, and weather the peel is lightly applied or vigorously rubbed in all play a role in determining the level of peeling and downtime.

Level I peels have no downtime with zero to minimal flaking, also known as a “lunchtime” peel. These chemical peels are usually alpha hydroxy acid based witch give a lovely glow to the skin and are a great form of exfoliation for skin that feels rough and lackluster.

Level II peels have a higher percentage active ingredient with mild to moderate skin peeling that usually lasts 2-3 days. These peels are typically Jesner’s solutions which contain a blend of resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid. Best for more corrective and lightening effects compared to a level I peel.

TCA or trichloracetic acid (level III) peel is a medical-strength peel that has the longest peeling time (usually 3-5 days) but also provides the most correction in one treatment. TCA peels are perfect for someone trying to correct acne scarring, severe sun damage, or more advanced signs of aging.

How many chemical peels will I need?
Number and frequency of peels are all dependent on your skin care concerns- whether you are trying to correct years of sun damage, fine lines, acne, or even skin that looks dull and lackluster. Normally we like to use a variety of treatments and modalities, so we highly recommend coming in initially for a facial or consultation so that we can create a customized treatment plan, tailor-fit to your own individual needs.

Does it hurt?
You should expect a slight tingling sensation and warmth during the treatment. The higher level of the peel the more activity you will feel. Your esthetician will be checking in on your comfort level throughout the treatment by using a scale from 1-10 to gauge the level of activity you feel.

How should I prepare for my treatment?
An at home skin care regime containing the same type of active ingredients found in the chemical peel solution will better prepare your skin for accepting the chemical peel and post treatment healing. We do however recommend discontinuing prescription topical exfoliators like Retin-A for three days prior to treatment.

What should I expect after treatment?
Immediately after treatment your skin may feel flushed or warm, this sensation dissipates within a few hours but we recommend avoiding any aerobic exercise, hot showers, saunas and pools with chemicals for 72 hours. Typically by day two your skin starts to feel rather dry and tight, which is a sign you will start the peeling process. The peeling process can be mild or more significant depending on the level of the peel and last 2-5 days. Throughout the healing process you will want to be diligent about sunscreen and avoid excessive exfoliation of the area. By day 7 your skin is fully healed and you can enjoy the benefits of the service!


Microdermabrasion

The removal of dead skin cells with microdermabrasion allows nutrition and hydration to directly nourish and plump healthy tissue, this softens fine lines and gives the skin a dewy more youthful appearance. Level one chemical peels containing retinol and glycolic acid can be applied prior to a microdermabrasion treatment to enhance wrinkle reduction.

Price Per Treatment: 45 minutes, $95

Frequently Asked Questions about Microdermabrasion

What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a form of exfoliation that uses a diamond encrusted wand to abrade the surface of the skin. The wand is connected to a compressor which vacuums away the dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother and softer.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can help treat many skin conditions that our clients have. This includes acne, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, uneven skin texture and tone, and sun spots. Even if your skin just looks dull and lackluster, we can help. After microdermabrasion, skincare products are able to penetrate more easily into the skin making them more effective. That’s why we often combine them with other treatments like facials and chemical peels. Your esthetician will be able to customize your treatments based on your individual skin care concerns.

Can microdermabrasion be performed on other areas of the body?
Yes! Microdermabrasion can be performed on other body parts. It is often used in treating keratosis pilaris- the small red pimple-like bumps often found on upper arms and other areas of the body.

Am I a good candidate for microdermabrasion?
Nearly everyone is a good candidate for microdermabrasion! It is not recommended if you have cystic acne or rosacea, as more inflammation may occur. Like most exfoliation treatments, if you are prone to cold sores we recommend taking antiviral medication two days prior to treatment.

Does it hurt?
No, some liken the sensation to a cat’s tongue. Others say it almost feels like very fine sandpaper. Your esthetician will be able to adjust the settings to your needs and comfort level.

How should I prepare for my treatment?
Most of our downtown Denver clients do not need to do anything in preparation for treatment. But if you are on a prescription retinoid (Retin-A, adapalene, tazorac, etc) we do recommend discontinuing use three days prior to your appointment.

What should I expect after treatment?
Microdermabrasion requires no downtime afterwards. Patients often leave with a nice rosy glow. You may feel a little flushed after treatment, which is a sign of blood flow to the area nourishing the skin cells. As with any exfoliation treatment, try to avoid prolonged sun exposure and practice good sunscreen habits.


Micropeel

Get the best of both worlds by combining microdermabrasion and chemical peels into one treatment! Chemical peels are used to soften and resurface the uppermost layers of skin while stimulating collagen. Microdermabrasion uses suction to plump the skin and remove build up of dead skin cells allowing nutrition to be easily absorbed to combat fine lines and wrinkles.

Price per treatment: 45 minutes, $125


Mix, Match, and Save!

Combine therapies to maximize your results.

Any 3 treatments 10% off
Any 6 treatments 20% off
Any 9 treatments 25% off