Microneedling vs Laser - What you need to know
Introduction to Microneedling and Lasers
Microneedling is an emerging minimally-invasive treatment that is gaining popularity due to its minimum downtime and almost-immediate visible results. Although fractional ablative lasers have bridged the efficacy-versus-downtime gap between the traditional CO2 lasers and nonablative lasers, no laser can treat severe perioral rhytides successfully.
While lasers is effective for tissue tightening, microneedling can quickly and effectively address issues ranging from stubborn wrinkles to stretch marks. Both treatments complement each other very well
Benefits of Microneedling
On the other hand, microneedling together with micro-wounding creates controlled wounds that encourages healing in a way that tilling a field increases its yield. Microneedling is also affordable and inexpensive, and combines well with other aesthetic procedures.
Generally, most dermatologists would recommended using microneedling devices with disposable tips (for safety and hygiene reasons) and with as many needles as possible. Drum-shaped needle rollers are hard to clean, and also hard to apply the appropriate pressure to the skin. In addition, the permanent needles dulls quickly and cannot reach the effectiveness of the microneedling pens.
Technical Tips to Take Note When Performing Microneedling
For perioral rhytides and other indications, a simple microneedling approach without Radiofrequency (RF) assistance is adequate enough. There are some technical tips to take note of:
Treatment for Atropic Scars
For atrophic scars, traditional pulsed CO2 lasers can provide significant improvements with just one treatment. But to avoid post-treatment mismatches, the laser procedure must be delivered to entire cosmetic units. This is not the case with microneedling. With microneedling, a small area of atropic scars within a cosmetic unit can be treated without having to worry about color mismatches.
Microneeding for Enlarged Pores
Dermatologists, such as Dr. Alster also love using microneedling for enlarged pores. Microneedling disrupts the fibrotic pores and induces new collagen formation. For striae that covers large body areas, microneeding is able to improve both the skin texture and tightness.
Wellaholic's Microneeding with Serum Options
Wellaholic's Microneedling is a safe, minimally invasive, and effective aesthetic treatment for several different dermatologic conditions including acne and other scars. Given its expedient post-treatment recovery, limited side effect profile, and significant clinical results, microneedling is a valuable alternative to more invasive procedures such as laser skin resurfacing and deep chemical peeling.
Microneedling treatments have proven to be more effective than surgical treatments, laser resurfacing and chemical peels in stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which reinforces the skin, removes the wrinkles and smooths the scars.
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