Stimulating the growth of new collagen is one of the best ways to prevent and reverse aging. At Cope Cosmetic Dermatology, we offer the best in popular anti-aging treatments.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy (CIT). It works by generating tiny wounds in the skin with microneedles attached to a specialized stamping handpiece. This process kickstarts your skin’s natural wound-healing process which creates new collagen and boosts skin cell turnover. The result is healthy new collagen that tightens aging skin and brightens the overall appearance.

An advanced form of microneedling is called RF (radiofrequency) microneedling which emits radiofrequency energy at the same time to further tighten skin and boost cellular activity.

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling is one of the most effective and in-demand skincare treatments on the market. It’s one of the best options for the following skin concerns:

  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull, dry skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Pigmentation
  • Sun damage

Microneedling can easily be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for even greater benefits. PRP can further boost cell turnover and collagen production for one of the most effective anti-aging treatments available.

What Can I Expect From Microneedling Treatment?

To begin, you’ll meet with our skincare specialists to discuss your goals for treatment. Then, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin. Your skin will be cleansed and made ready for treatment. Your technician will apply the microneedling handpiece to your skin to generate tiny channels. If you opt for PRP, it can also be performed at this time. Otherwise, your technician will select from our professional-grade skincare products and apply active ingredients into the opened channels for better absorption. Finally, your skin will be made ready for the rest of your day.

Microneedling Maintenance

It’s important to keep your skin clean and avoid touching, irritating, or rubbing the skin. It’s normal to have some redness and sensitivity afterward. Your skin will be photosensitive so you should make sure to wear SPF 30+ to prevent sun damage. Use a gentle, unscented cleanser and moisturizer and avoid any active ingredients until your skin is recovered.

It can take a few weeks for your skin to begin showing improvement as it builds new collagen and regenerates new cells. Most patients require a package of treatments for best results and our technicians will help you understand when to return for your next appointment. For best anti-aging results, we recommend yearly maintenance treatments to continually boost collagen production and prevent further aging signs.


Dr. Austin Cope is a Utah native as well as a highly educated and well-trained cosmetic dermatologist. At Cope Cosmetic Dermatology, our team is here to help you look and feel your best.


Dr. Cope can help you achieve a new level of confidence with aesthetic experience and a laid-back approach. To learn more, contact us through our online form or give us a call.

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