Microneedling vs Microdermabrasion
There are a lot of facials and creams on the market today, promising to enhance and rejuvenate our skin; but how many of them actually work? How do you choose to deal with skin that isn’t to your liking? Microneedling and Microdermabrasion are two treatments that are preferred treatments for facial rejuvenation in oppose to the standard facial. Med spas and dermatologists everywhere, including here in Ft. Lauderdale, are holding these two facial treatments in the highest regard when treating patients for various skin conditions. It’s no wonder that patients wonder which treatment they should get, and if one is better than the other.
What’s the Difference?
There are a few differences between Microneedling and Microdermabrasion. For one, the instruments used to perform the treatments are very different. Microneedling can be accomplished with either a dermaroller or a dermapen. The dermaroller is a roller lined with many, tiny needles. The roller is rolled across the patient’s face in a pattern, which allows collagen production to be induced in the dermis. The dermapen, while achieves the same thing, is an electric pen tipped with needles that extend and retract. The speed in which they move allows for less discomfort and a continuous gliding motion of the pen across the face.
Microdermabrasion doesn’t use needles at all, rather exfoliates the skin with one of two tools. One tool is a diamond tipped wand, which resembles a scalpel or sharp blade. The diamond abrasion is performed by gently scraping away the dead skin cells and the blemished superficial layer of skin. Microdermabrasion with crystals require a different tip; one that sprays crystals onto the surface of the skin, then sucks them back up (along with the dead skin) like a vacuum. This method is commonly used for treating patients with hyperpigmentation.
Similarities between Microneedling and Microdermabrasion
Though these two treatments have their differences, the effects are very much similar. Both Microneedling and Microdermabrasion are designed to treat irregularities in the skin such as hyperpigmentation, acne, wrinkles and scarring. The overall goal of the results is to create a smooth, clear surface through rejuvenation. This happens due to collagen production that’s triggered through either the puncture wounds of Microneedling, or the abrasion that takes place with Microdermabrasion. When the dermis is wounded, ions are released instantaneously to begin treating the wound, filling it with new collagen for healing. These healing factors repair damaged skin as well, thus enhancing the appearance.
For more information about Microneedling and Microdermabrasion, feel free to contact our office today! We have a myriad of other treatments and procedures as well that we would be happy to inform you about if they peek your interest. Upon calling, our staff will help you schedule a consultation, where you can address any concerns you may have regarding treatments and find out whether or not you’re a good candidate. Glo Med Spa is located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.