Laser skin resurfacing and microneedling treatments provide skin rejuvenation that can address acne scars, aging signs and other skin conditions. Understanding the difference between microneedling and laser treatment can help you select the best route for youthful-looking skin.

The Pros and Cons of Microneedling

Microneedling treatments use a special device tool to make microscopic injuries in the skin. This process encourages collagen and elastin production. These substances improve skin firmness and enhance cell turnover to address uneven skin tone. Pros of microneedling include:

  • Safe and relatively painless with minimal side effects
  • Effective for all complexions, unlike heat treatments that can cause a rick for hyperpigmentation
  • The ability of products to penetrate deeper layers of skin through the microscopic channels, creating more impressive results from your skin rejuvenation program

Microneedling is only right for some. As a mechanical rejuvenation method, this treatment creates subtle complexion changes that can take months to become noticeable. It also takes time to see results like smoother, firmer skin. You shouldn’t undergo this procedure if you have psoriasis, eczema, acne or an active skin infection.

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The Pros and Cons of Facial Laser Treatments

Laser skin resurfacing involves laser therapy on the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen production. You’ll notice tighter skin and improved tone and texture almost immediately. Laser treatments can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, dark spots and other blemishes.

Compared to microneedling, laser treatments produce faster and longer-lasting results. They also help you improve your skin’s appearance without the minor skin wounds caused by microneedling. Although some laser treatments are safe for all skin types if you have more melanin in the skin , this procedure may cause some hyperpigmentation.

You have two options if you’re interested in laser skin resurfacing.

Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing

Ablative laser resurfacing removes the skin’s external layer and applies heat to the underlying (dermal) layer. The body replaces the damaged skin cells in the treatment area with a smooth new outer layer.

Nonablative Laser Skin Resurfacing

Nonablative laser resurfacing also stimulates collagen production. It’s gentler on the skin but less effective in reaching issues that affect the deep layers.

Can Laser Facials and Microneedling Be Used Effectively Together?

Our professionals can help you create a personalized skin regimen with selective treatment designed to meet your aesthetic goals, such as reducing the appearance of enlarged pores or improving skin texture and skin laxity. You can combine microneedling and laser treatments for more effective results. In fact, some people even choose to have the two treatments on the same day.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Microneedling and Laser Treatment?

The ideal candidate for laser treatment and microneedling treatments should be prepared to follow aftercare instructions. You may experience post-treatment swelling or a light sunburn appearance, which should resolve within a day or two after your procedure. You should also be free of skin conditions and active infections.

If you’re considering microneedling vs. laser treatments and you’re ready to get started, reach out today to book your free consultation at one of ourat one of our It’s A Secret Med Spa Locations.

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