Which skin treatment is better?

Microdermabrasion and skin needling are two popular treatments for reducing the signs of aging, acne scars, pigmentation and other skin conditions.

They work in different ways and can have different effects depending on the type of condition you’re experiencing and the type of skin you have.

Generally speaking, microdermabrasion works only on the surface layer of the skin. Micro-needling, on the other hand, penetrates deeper and while the healing process can take longer the results yield better long term outcomes.

In this article, we’ll compare these two treatments side by side so you can figure out which may be better for your skin.

What Is Microdermabrasion and How Does It Work?

Microdermabrasion is a form of exfoliation that removes the top layer of dead skin cells. Many people use microdermabrasion to address problematic skin conditions such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sunspots
  • Age spots
  • Dull complexion

In essence, microdermabrasion is a bit like sandpapering your skin. A special machine is used to remove the top layer of skin. This machine has a tip that’s covered in rough particles that scrub away the dead skin from your face leaving behind a new layer.

DIY dermabrasion machines work in a similar way to professional ones but are not as powerful. It’s often the case that follow-up treatments deliver the best results for most people.

What is Micro-Needling and How Does It Work?

While microdermabrasion is usually used on the face, micro-needling or skin needling can be used on your face, scalp and body. Tiny holes are pricked into your skin and penetrate deeper than the surface level.

Skin needles are used to help trigger a healing response and also to encourage your skin to grow more collagen or elastic tissue.

The more elasticity your skin has, the easier it is to break down scar tissue and to also remove fine lines and wrinkles. Micro-needling is also known for thickening skin.

The end result?

Your skin will look smoother and fuller. It will also feel more supple and you may also notice an improvement in the texture and firmness of your skin too.

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Will Microdermabrasion or Skin Needling Give You Better Skin?

When searching out lasting results there is a clear winner, micro needling (also known as skin needling). We recommend you have a chat with Doctor Amena, she will help you decide what will be the best treatment just for you.

Both microdermabrasion and skin needling work best after a few treatments. The healing process of microdermabrasion takes less time and the effects of the treatment can be seen much sooner than with skin needling.

However, the effects typically won’t last as long since only a very thin layer of skin can be removed at a time.

Many physicians believe that microdermabrasion has minimal clinical effect for conditions such as deep wrinkles and scars. It is a superficial treatment that doesn’t penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.

However, skin needling has been shown to significantly improve the signs of wrinkles as it penetrates the skin on that deeper level and actively encourages the production of collagen in the problem areas.

Skin needling is a low risk, highly effective treatment with fewer treatments needed in the long run. 

If you’re not sure which option is the best for you, please chat with one of our experts and we can guide you on the best treatments to achieve the results you’re after!

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Amena Clark