Microneedling vs. Microdermabrasion

February 13, 2018

Beautiful and healthy skin is a common goal we all strive for. If you have suffered with skin issues or have any visible scars you need to know there are treatment options that can help these conditions. Do you have any unsightly and visible scars that have always made you feel uncomfortable? Well, now there are a variety of options to treat these skin imperfections. These include two popular treatment methods such as microneedling or microdermabrasion.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a process using eDermaStamp or Dermaroller to create microscopic punctures in the skin’s outer layers. As a result this will stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. There are virtually no side effects using this system, as no heat is applied. Therefore, there is no risk of burning the skin or coagulation. For best results in reducing scars we recommend 2 to 6 treatments in about 4 week intervals.

Microneedling is the perfect solution to treat the following skin conditions:

  • Acne scars
  • Burn scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Reducing Pore Size
  • Hyper Pigmentation
  • Chicken Pox Scars
  • Isolated Scarring
  • C section scarring
  • Sagging skin
  • Hair Loss Therapy

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion works by treating the skin’s surface with an ablative material such as sodium bicarbonate crystals. This process scrubs off dull and dead skin cells. The procedure also uses suction to stimulate proper skin circulation. As a result you end up with a brighter and smoother complexion. There are minimal risks of any side effects with this procedure. At the most you might experience temporary skin tightness, redness, minor bruising and mild skin sensitivity.

Microdermabrasion is a great treatment to address the following skin issues:

  • Reducing the appearance of pore size
  • Treating fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing age spots
  • Getting rid of stretch marks
  • Reducing acne scars on many parts of the body

Microdermabrasion or Microneedling? Can They Be Used Together?

Since both microdermabrasion and microneedling procedures are non-invasive you can definitely have both treatments performed together.

The Pros and Cons of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is only able to treat the skin’s surface therefore it will not address deeper skin issues. It is also not suitable for all skin types. But you will still see some improvement in your complexion with this quick and effective skin treatment.

The Pros and Cons of Microneedling

Microneedling is suitable for all skin types and can treat more advanced skin issues including deeper wrinkles and more pronounced acne scars. It is not suitable for anyone who has active acne or tender acne cysts as it can irritate the affected areas.

The final decision is up to you

Depending on your skin type and the current condition of your skin both microdermabrasion or microneedling procedures can be a good option. Microdermabrasion is a quick lunchtime treatment that can give you subtle, but still visible improvements to your overall complexion. Microneedling procedure is most suitable to treat deeper and more advances skin problems such as deep wrinkles and more stubborn scars. At the IGBeauty clinic, our professionally trained skin care professionals can assess your skin and help you choose the treatment that is right for you. We offer effective and safe options to treat subtle to more difficult skin conditions.

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