Mesotherapy vs. Microneedling

August 26, 2019

Over time, our skin can collect a variety of issues: scars, acne, signs of aging or discoloration and pigmentation problems. Many people search for years to find an appropriate skin care routine to meet their complex aesthetic needs. One of the most effective advancements in skin care is the introduction of both mesotherapy and microneedling for cosmetic purposes. Although the two technologies are similar, they do vary in a few important ways which we outline below. Both mesotherapy and microneedling can reduce scarring, stretch marks and other skin blemishes in addition to improving skin complexion and the appearance of aging. In this blog post, we are going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to mesotherapy versus microneedling treatments and how both technologies may be what you’ve been looking for to boost your skin care routine. If you’re interested in either mesotherapy or microneedling, we can help provide you with both services at IGBeauty Laser and Skin Clinic. You’ll find more information on our team and how to contact us at the end of this blog.

Is mesotherapy the same as microneedling?

Although mesotherapy and microneedling often get confused for the same treatment, there are distinct similarities and differences between the two. Both mesotherapy and microneedling employ micropunctures in order to stimulate the skin. Mesotherapy is a non-invasive procedure that allows you to inject the epidermal layer with beneficial, high-grade active ingredients in order to maximize absorption. This allows you to ensure ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamins, antioxidants, and other factors which are normally poorly absorbed with topical treatment will be able to act more efficiently. Overall, mesotherapy allows these active ingredients to provide optimal hydrating, rejuvenating and tightening effects. Thousands of controlled microinjections deliver these beneficial ingredients directly to the deeper layers of the skin to maximize their benefits and produce rapid, long-lasting results. Just like with microneedling, any area of the body can receive these treatments. For mesotherapy, IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic uses the painless U225 Mesojet which uses only one needle. Mesotherapy program generally consists of 4-6 sessions every 2-4 weeks.

The great news about these treatments is that they do not require any downtime and you will look completely normal by the day after the session. 

The purpose of microneedling is to treat more severe scars and severe skin aging. Microneedling also helps with penetration of active ingredients and collagen induction therapy, but can result in 3-5 days of downtime and must be done no more than every 2-3 months. At IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic, we use the eDermaStamp with six needles for microneedling treatments.  Both mesotherapy and microneedling are demonstrated to effectively treat hair loss and acne scars, as well as reduce the signs of aging. Thus, many individuals choose to combine both therapies in order to maximize their benefits. 

Is microneedling better than chemical peel?

    Both microneedling and chemical peels approach skin care through a similar mechanism: through inducing micro-trauma to the skin, one can stimulate the healing process to fast track collagen production and cell repair. Both techniques induce skin micro-trauma to ultimately improve the look of skin and successfully reduce the appearance of scars and the signs of aging. The main difference between the two techniques is that microneedling uses very tiny needles to create micro-punctures in the skin, whereas a chemical peel uses an acidic solution to stimulate and remove the outer layer of skin cells. In general, both techniques are widely accepted cosmetic procedures to improve the look of skin, but most technicians and experts agree that a combination of both treatment types is more effective. If you'd like more information or are interested in learning which treatment is best for your skin type, contact the team of experts at IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic. Our experienced and friendly team can help you determine the best course of action for your desired cosmetic effects.

Is microneedling good for the skin?

In general, microneedling is an effective practice to improve the overall look and feel of skin. It is proven effective at reducing the look of scars and acne, as well as the visible signs of aging. Many individuals seek microneedling treatment to help stimulate the production of collagen, allowing for the development of skin that is smoother, firmer and more toned. Although most individuals use microneedling treatment on their face, it is possible to use on almost any part of the body, allowing you to reduce the look of stretch marks, pigmentation issues and scarring. Microneedling is effective at reducing pore size, improving sagging skin, treating hair loss and boost complexion and pigmentation. 

Does microneedling tighten skin?

The short answer: yes! Microneedling is a professional technique that causes micro trauma on the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen production. By inducing the skin’s natural wound healing response, microneedling is able to tighten skin and improve its firmness and smoothness. Many individuals choose to use microneedling treatments to tighten skin and reduce sagging and other visible signs of aging. 

Many people search for years to find an effective skin care routine in order to reduce the signs of aging, improve complexion and pigmentation or eliminate scars. In recent years, mesotherapy and microneedling have improved in popularity to treat these exact issues. Both therapies using micropunctures to induce the skin’s natural healing response and improve the overall look and feel of skin. With mesotherapy, this can also help deliver beneficial ingredients directly to the deeper layers of skin to maximize their effects. At IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic, we provide both mesotherapy and microneedling treatments. Whether you are looking to tighten skin, eliminate stretch marks or treat hair loss, mesotherapy or microneedling treatments may be the treatment of your dreams! Our team of experts are experienced when it comes to skin care, and we can help you determine a series of treatments to meet your aesthetic goals. If you are looking for more information or have additional questions, call us today at 416-484-4884 to book a consultation and get started on your journey towards happy and healthy skin. 


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