Micro-Needling: Translation, Please…

Wondering what “Micro-Needling” is? Here’s what you need to know: Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) treats fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, stretch marks and improves your skin’s texture, tone and color. Micro-needling creates softer, and younger skin with minimal cost and downtime compared to invasive lasers.

The application of numbing cream provides comfort before each treatment. Twelve tiny, sterile needles create controlled micro-injuries to the skin to stimulate collagen production. Each treatment is customized by selecting the appropriate needle depth for each client’s unique and specific skin care needs. The procedure creates micro-channels to allow for increased penetration of anti-aging serums, peptides or creams into deeper areas of the skin.

Your skin appears as if you have a sunburn and it may feel hot and tight. Your face may look a little red the following morning in which a tinted moisturizer may be applied. At Vasu Skin Solutions, we recommend applying Intellishade by Revision Skincare (http://www.revisionskincare.com/products/intellishade-broad-spectrum-spf-45). Typically, the redness subsides within 48 hours. You may have some flaking on day 3.

3-4 treatments are recommended spaced 6 weeks apart for optimal results. Clients may benefit from annual maintenance with one treatment.

WHAT IS THE ECLIPSE MICRO-PEN?What is the Eclipse MicroPen?
The Eclipse MicroPen (www.eclipsemicropen.com) is Vasu’s trademarked device for performing Micro-Needling treatments. The Eclipse MicroPen is state-of-the-art, fast and extremely sterile offering single use 12 gauge tips.

Micro-needling is safe, predictable and allows your skin to naturally repair itself by inducing your body to produce more collagen in the treated area. Micro-needling is non-ablative and keeps the epidermis intact which reduces the risk of scarring, and unwanted pigment change. Micro-Needling is for most skin types and is a safe treatment during the summer. Micro-needling is not recommended for clients with active acne. Both men and women benefit from this treatment!

At Vasu Skin Solutions, we only offer treatments that we believe in 100%. Micro-needling is effective, affordable and offers comparable results to invasive lasers! Schedule your free consultation today!

Additional information and articles

Look What Celebrities Are Using Micro-Needling, May 23rd 2014 by Jessica Welker, http://dermapen.com/celebrities-micro-needling/

Micro-needling vs. lasersskinpen.com, posted by Joe Proctor on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 Microneedling, http://www.skinpen.com/Blog/microneedling-vs-lasers

Micro-needling Therapy in Atrophic Facial Scars: An Objective Assessment, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2009 Jan-Jun; 2(1): 26–30. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2840919/

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Skin Care: 1-2-3

The skincare industry is booming with products filling shelves in grocery stores, pharmacies, physician offices and even your local farmer’s market! It is easy to become confused, irritated and either purchase nothing at all or too many products doing the same thing. In the end, consumers often feel as if they do not know how to use any of their skincare products!

It is always recommended starting with a skin care analysis from a licensed aesthetician to determine your specific skin care needs. The aesthetician will discuss your primary skin care goals such as anti-aging, reducing pigment, wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, etc. The consultation sets the stage for obtaining information on each client’s lifestyle, eating habits and stress level. A formal skin analysis provides recommendations, products and treatments based on each client and their specific skin care needs.

For those of you who do not have the time for a skin consultation by a licensed aesthetician, please do not worry as I would love to share some of Vasu Skin Solutions’ skin care tips!

To begin with, let’s keep it easy and think in steps of 3! Three steps in the morning and three in the evening.


  1. I typically wash my face every morning with a mild cleanser.
  2. In Colorado, I like to do as much as possible to protect my face from the sun’s harmful rays so, I always use some type of antioxidant such as a Vitamin C serum or lotion (depending on your skin type). Vitamin C contains potent antioxidant properties to protect cells from free radical damage.
  3. The final step in the morning is to protect your skin by using SUNSCREEN. Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen should be an essential part of your skin care protocol. You can find moisturizing, tinted, non-oily, sunscreen almost anywhere. Find a sunscreen that you like and use it, every day!


  1. We beg you, always wash your face every evening! In the evening, I like to use an active cleanser which contains exfoliating properties such as Salicylic or Glycolic Acids (these are only a couple of examples). Exfoliating improves the texture and tone of your skin and speeds up your skins natural shedding process. Exfoliation also allows for the penetration of anti-aging products rather than sitting on the surface of your skin.
  2. Now is the time to apply an anti-aging product for night time penetration! My favorite anti-aging treatments are products which contain some type of Retinols (basically Vitamin A, please note that products containing high concentrations of Vitamin A should not be used while pregnant or breast feeding – please talk with your physician).
  3. Your last step is to moisturize!

These steps may seem daunting but try to keep it simple, 3 steps in the morning and 3 at night! In the morning cleanse, use an antioxidant and protect; in the evening cleanse, use anti-aging treatment and finish with a moisturizer! If you need further assistance or advice call Vasu Skin Solutions (720.470.4837) or email us at info@vasuskinsolutions.com and schedule your free skin consultation today!

Jennifer R Fisher, Owner, Vasu Skin Solutions, B.S., M.S., Certified Esthetician and Certified in Medical Aesthetic Laser/IPL.


Vasu Skin Solutions in Denver
3195 Blake Street
Suite 102
Denver, CO 80205

What Is Up With Chemical Peels?

One of my clients recently came in and told me she was invited to a “chemical peel” party, but was unsure about whether or not to attend. Another client saw a new device on the market that claims you can do your own chemical peels at home. Yet another client asked me if chemical peels even worked. And then someone told me that she heard chemical peels can scar your face for life!

Obviously it is time for a little education!

First and foremost, YES, chemical peels work. As a matter of fact, they work wonders. Why? Chemical peels exfoliate the outermost layer of your skin which improves the appearance of wrinkles, reduces hyper-pigmentation and improves overall skin tone. Chemical peels are designed to clear your skin of all that junk that’s been accumulating for years and years. They can make your skin brighter and tighter. What a lot people don’t understand is that chemical peels work for all ages. Women in their twenties love them because they can help with acne or any kind of blemish, not to mention that they just make their skin radiate a healthy glow. Older women and men benefit from peels because they literally can take years of dead skin off and let the new epidermis shine, and tighten up the skin which radically reduces wrinkles. In addition, anytime you get a peel it allows your skincare products to actually get to their proper location so they can work their magic. There is no need to have an expensive serum or face cream sit on the surface of your layers of dead skin cells!

Can you do them at home? No. You can do modified, watered down versions of products that claim they are like a “chemical peel,” but like most “do it at home” products chances are that it’s not going to go well. Remember the time you tried to do your own Brazilian wax (hello?!) Or when you thought your best friend could give you a perm in 8th grade (pretty, huh?)? Or even when you thought you’d save money and cut your own hair. Say no more.

Chemical peels are serious. They need to be performed by trained medical professionals. Now I don’t want to scare you off, but you have to know that it’s not something that is a “one size fits all” kind of thing. Which is why, when asked if the “chemical peel” party is a good idea I say, without missing a beat, “No!” If you don’t know about them, it’s the latest craze of home-marketing parties (think: Tupperware) sweeping the nation. How does it work? Your friend invites you and six others over to get a chemical peel and then she gets one free. The peels are “one size fits all” and everyone gets the same peel. Ladies, this is not a good idea.

There are many types and strengths of chemical peels. For example, glycolic acid is the smallest alpha-hydroxy acid and is made from natural sources such sugarcane. Malic acid is made from apples, lactic acid comes from milk and salicylic is from willow bark. At Vasu Skin Solutions we take the time to evaluate each individual to assess her or his skin and determine which peel and strength works best.

If you have further questions, please feel free to call Jen or Katie. We would love to tell you more about how beneficial chemical peels can be for any woman or man of any age.

Vasu Skin Solutions in Denver
3195 Blake Street
Suite 102
Denver, CO 80205

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