There are a variety of skin resurfacing treatments available, and it can be hard to find out which one is best for you if you do not know where to look. Laser skin resurfacing and microneedling are two of the most popular options on the market, but they could not be more different. Here is how laser skin resurfacing and microneedling are compared to one another:
Laser skin resurfacing uses light energy to repair damaged skin tissue. This popular treatment option is recommended when treating skin spots or broken veins. Microneedling is completely different and repairs skin tissue by first damaging it. This treatment works by making controlled microscopic injuries to your skin and forcing it to heal. As your skin begins to heal, it will help your skin renew its collagen production and make your skin look and feel great.
Your skin’s condition following the treatment varies by which treatment option you were administered. While side effects are rare, they can occur in those who are prone to bruising or swelling after a laser skin resurfacing. Microneedling has a short recovery time and keeps you at a minimal risk for side effects. While your skin may appear sunburned at first, it will quickly fade. Make sure to communicate with your cosmetic physician if you experience any side effects.
Laser skin resurfacing can provide more dramatic results and treat a greater array of skin conditions, such as veins, age spots, birth marks, and much more. The results can be seen almost immediately, with repeated treatments available if you desire later on. On the other hand, microneedling results are subtler, with multiple treatments needed before results can start to be seen. Also, microneedling is unable to treat as many skin conditions as laser skin resurfacing. If you have a history of skin conditions that flare up, microneedling may be the best option for you.
Recently microneedling has been combined with platelet rich plasma therapy to speed up recovery times and provide better results. Plasma is separated from the red blood cells before being injected into the treatment area to assist growth factors. This new development provides incredible results with quicker results.
Call us today to schedule your free consultation on how our skin treatments can help treat a variety of skin conditions. No single treatment is one-size-fits-all, so let our team help you pick the best one for you. Call today to see how laser treatments and microneedling can help you.